Blitzkrieg

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Nazione:Regno Unito
Attività:dal 1980

Line up

  • Brian Ross: vocals, keyboards
  • Bill Baxter: bass
  • Ken Johnson: guitars
  • Mick Kerrigan: drums
  • Alan Ross: guitars
Blitzkrieg was formed in Leicester in October 1980. Their first demo, made in November that year, secured them their first recording deal with Neat Records resulting in the famous Blitzkrieg/Buried Alive single & a track on the Lead Weight compilation album. The band gigged extensively in England but split in 1981. The members went their own separate ways but Brian Ross & Mick Moore stayed together to form the heart of Avenger. The band released 2 singles on Neat: Ross then left to join Satan with whom he recorded the classic Caught In The Act album which was released by Roadrunner & licensed to Neat for the UK. After the success of the Satan album & European tours, the band’s direction became unclear & Ross decided to leave & concentrate on managing the North East band Lone Wolf (Brian performed vocals on the single Your Move). Now Ross decided that it was time to record the Blitzkrieg LP that had been planned way back in 1981, entitled A Time Of Changes: it was released in 1985 on Neat/Roadrunner with recruits from the previous bands brought in to record the album. Meanwhile, Metallica covered the song Blitzkrieg on their Creeping Death EP. In 1991 the band made a mini album called Ten Years Of Blitzkrieg for Roadrunner to celebrate their tenth anniversary, re-recording the Blitzkrieg /Buried Alive tracks together with 3 new numbers. In 1995 Neat Records re-emerged with a vengeance & immediately signed Blitzkrieg to a new 3 album deal: Unholy Trinity, Ten & The Mists Of Avalon were the result (also released in Japan on Pony Canyon Records). Another boost from Metallica came when the USA rockers again covered the Blitzkrieg track on their Live Shit box set & their 1998 album Garage Inc. 2002 saw the release of their new album Absolute Power on Edgy Records to rave reviews worldwide. A spate of interviews in Europe, the UK & the USA followed with a string of festival dates in Europe (& the US) which helped push the band back into the spotlight once more. Absolute Power was released in Brazil on Hellion Records & as an LP in Sweden by TPL Records. Following the release of their double Anthology CD on Sanctuary Records the band released their first live album on Metal Nation Records (again owned by Jess Cox). Following the release of Absolutely live, the band went on to record the critically acclaimed “Sins and Greed” which was released in mid 2005. In 2007 the band signed to German label Armageddon Records and released "Theatre of the Damned", which was co-produced by Saxon frontman Biff Byford after Blitzkrieg opened for Saxon a year earlier on their UK tour. Moving into 2012 sees the band now into their 32nd anniversary year and gearing up for the follow up release to "Theatre.."

Discografia

Copertina 7,5
Back From Hell (Metal Nation Records / 2013) 

1. JACK'S BACK / 2. BACK FROM HELL / 3. BURIED ALIVE (NEW VERSION) / 4. COMPLICATED ISSUE / 5. V / 6. RETURN TO THE VILLAGE / 7. SAHARA / 8. 4 U (INSTRUMENTAL) / 9. ONE LAST TIME ...

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Theatre of the Damned (Armageddon Music / 2007) 

1. THEATRE OF THE DAMNED / 2. THE PHANTOM / 3. DEVIL'S SPAWN / 4. MY LIFE IS MY OWN / 5. SPIRIT OF THE LEGEND / 6. THE PASSING / 7. INTO THE LIGHT / 8. TORTURED SOULS ...

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Sins and Greed (Metal Nation Records / 2005) 

1. HELL EXPRESS / 2. STANDING STILL / 3. RISE / 4. TRAITORS GATE / 5. EXCESSIVE FORCE / 6. ESCAPE FROM THE VILLAGE / 7. EYES OF THE WORLD / 8. CALM WATERS ...

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Absolutely Live (Metal Nation Records / 2004) 

1. RAGNAROK / 2. INFERNO / 3. THE WRAITH / 4. I'M NOT INSANE / 5. SOUL STEALER / 6. UNHOLY TRINITY / 7. LEGION / 8. WE'LL ROCK FOREVER / 9. ARMAGEDDON / 10. HAMUNAPTRA ...

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A Time of Changes - Phase 1 (Neat Records / 2003) 

1. RAGNAROK (INSTRUMENTAL INFERNO) / 2. INFERNO / 3. BLITZKRIEG / 4. PULL THE TRIGGER / 5. ARMAGEDDON / 6. TAKE A LOOK AROUND / 7. HELL TO PAY / 8. VIKINGS / 9. A TIME OF CHANGES ...

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Absolute Power (TPL Records / 2002) 

1. LEGION / 2. SOUL STEALER / 3. WHO TAKES THE FALL? / 4. ENCHANTED TOWER / 5. WE'LL ROCK FOREVER / 6. TERROR ZONE / 7. HAMUNAPTRA / 8. DARK CITY / 9. THE FACE OF DEATH / 10. DV8R ...

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The Mists of Avalon (Neat Records / 1998) 

1. THE LEGEND / 2. TRANQUIL STATE / 3. I AM THE DOCTOR (WHO ARE YOU?) / 4. DECEIVER / 5. PRINCESS FOR THE WORLD / 6. THE MIGHTY "A" / 7. SMELL OF ROSES ...

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Ten (Neat Records / 1996) 

1. CAVO D'ORO (INTRO) / 2. FIGHTING ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP / 3. BURIED ALIVE / 4. THE SENTINEL / 5. THE POWER OF THE KING / 6. NIGHT HOWL / 7. I'M NOT INSANE / 8. COURT IN THE ACT ...

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Unholy Trinity (Neat Records / 1995) 

1. HAIR TRIGGER (PULL THE TRIGGER PART 2) / 2. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING / 3. TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS / 4. FIELD OF DREAMS / 5. TAKE A LOOK AROUND / 6. AFTER DARK / 7. CRAZY FOR YOU / 8. ZIP ...

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Ten Years of Blitzkrieg (Roadrunner Records / 1991) 

1. BLITZKRIEG / 2. BURIED ALIVE / 3. NIGHT HOWL / 4. THE SENTINEL / 5. NOCTURNAL VISION

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A Time of Changes (Neat Records / 1985) 

1. RAGNAROK / INFERNO / 2. BLITZKRIEG / 3. PULL THE TRIGGER (SATAN COVER) / 4. ARMAGEDDON / 5. HELL TO PAY / 6. VIKINGS / 7. A TIME OF CHANGES / 8. SAVIOUR

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Buried Alive (Neat Records / 1981) 

1. BURIED ALIVE / 2. BLITZKRIEG

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Blitzed Alive (1981)  Demo

1. RAGNAROK/INFERNO / 2. TAKE A LOOK AROUND / 3. ARMAGEDDON / 4. BLITZKRIEG / 5. HIGHWAY STAR (DEEP PURPLE COVER) / 6. SAVIOUR

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Demo Tape (1980)  Demo

1. BLITZKRIEG / 2. INFERNO / 3. ARMAGEDDON

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