Πέμπτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2010

Music Legacy-Presents Warlord

The brainchild of guitarist/songwriter Bill Tsamis and drummer Mark Zonder, who had made their way down from San Jose, CA to Los Angeles, Warlord caught the attention of fledgling record company owner, Brian Slagel, whose label, Metal Blade Records, had recently issued Metal Massacre, a compilation featuring up 'n coming local metal bands such as Malice, Steeler, Ratt, and Metallica. An aficionado of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and admirer of the European metal aesthetic, Slagel was impressed by Warlord's epic, semi-progressive style inspired by such diverse acts as Rainbow, Angel Witch, and Jethro Tull. Slagel decided to offer the band a spot on his next compilation and Warlord would make their vinyl debut with 'Lucifer's Hammer' on 1982's Metal Massacre II. Earning rave reviews, Warlord made a repeat appearance with 'Mrs. Victoria' on Metal Massacre III and were signed to Metal Blade for their 1983 Deliver Us 6-song mini-album which got the band featured in important publications such as Kerrang!.
Adding further intrigue to the growing Warlord mystique was the band members' use of pseudonyms such as 'Destroyer' (Tsamis), 'Thunderchild' (Zonder), 'Damien King' (vocalist Jack Rucker), and 'Sentinel' (keyboardist Diane Kornarens) as well as Warlord's refusal to become just another LA club act, opting to present themselves on a grander scale instead. To that end, the band rented The Raymond Theatre to stage what would turn out to be the only Warlord live performance. It was filmed and recorded - without an audience present - for the group's first full-length release, ...And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun, issued in October 1984 and accompanied by a VHS home video release of the same name (now in DVD). The album featured 2 brand new tracks, 'Soliloquy' and MCMLXXXIV', as well as both cuts from the 'Lost And Lonely Days' b/w 'Aliens' 12" single released earlier that same year. Tsamis, Zonder, and Kornarens were joined by bassist Dave Watry ('Archangel') and new vocalist Rick Cunningham ('Damien King II').
The band's label, Metal Blade, would issue Thy Kingdom Come, a quasi Best Of, in December of that same year. An extended version, including the whole Deliver Us EP, followed in 1989, titled Best of Warlord. It was the first time the band's music had been issued on compact disc. Tsamis initially recorded an acoustic demo under the name Lordian Winds and worked for years on a project called 'My Name Is Man' (a 75 minute music video concept): an epic story based on John Milton’s 'Paradise Lost' and similar to Homer’s 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' . Hopes of turning it into a proper movie never came to fruition as no producer could be found to take on the project.Retaining a considerable underground following as a much beloved cult band over the years, Warlord reformed in 2002. Original members Tsamis and Zonder were joined by Hammerfall vocalist Joacim Cans, a long-time Warlord admirer whose band had in fact covered the Deliver Us classic 'Child of the Damned' on their debut album, Glory to the Brave, in 1997. Warlord issued Rising Out of the Ashes via Germany's Drakkar Records, re-recording several tracks that had previously appeared on the Lordian Guard albums, however with the traditional heavier sound of Warlord. That same year, Tsamis, Zonder and Cans, backed by members of the Italian band Black Jester, played their first ever live show at the Wacken Open Air festival.These infos are from wikipedia .I hope to enjoy it!STAY TRUE METAL!!!

Music Legacy Presents-Warlord
Lost And Lonely Days(Japanese Bonus song of "Rising out of the ashes")

 Demo I

 

Line up:
William J. Tsamis (Destroyer) - Guitars, Bass
Mark Zonder (Thunder Child) - Drums
Jack Rucker (Damien King I)

On these demo bass player is William J. Tsamis and played with the nickname "Raven".
Only the last song "Soliloquy" has vocals, the rest is only instrumental.





1.Lucifer's Hammer

2.(untitled)

3.(untitled)

4.(untitled)

5.Battle Of The Living Dead

6.Mrs. Victoria

7.Sons Of A Dream

8.Black Mass

9.Child Of The Damned

10.Soliloquy











Deliver Us
















Line up:








Vocals : Damien King (Jack Rucker)
Guitars,Bass : Destroyer,Raven (Bill Tsamis)
Drums : Thunderchild (Mark Zonder)
Keyboards : Sentinel (Dianne Arens)







1.Deliver Us From Evil

2.Winter Tears

3.Child of the Damned

4.Penny For a Poor Man

5.Black Mass

6.Lucifer's Hammer

7.Mrs. Victoria







...And the Cannons of Destruction Have Begun

















Line up:




Vocals : Damien King II (Rick Cunningham)
Guitars : Destroyer (Bill Tsamis)
Bass : The Raven (Dave Watry)
Drums : Thunderchild (Mark Zonder)
Keyboards : Sentinel (Dianne Arens)


1.Beginning/Lucifer's Hammer

2.Lost And Lonely Days

3.Black Mass

4.Soliloquy

5.Aliens

6.MCMLXXXIV/Child Of The Damned

7.Deliver Us From Evil/End


Lordian Winds - My Name Is Man demos

 

Line up:
William J. Tsamis (Destroyer) - Guitars
Dave Waltry (Archangel) - Bass
Rick Anderson (Damien King III) - Vocals

1.The Rainbow

2.City Walls Of Troy

3.Children Of The Kings

4.Lady Vidonne

5.In The Name Of God

6.My Name Is Man

7.Stygian Passage

8.Dark Civilization



After Warlord Bill Tsamis created a project with name Lordian Winds and recorded some demos for the My Name Is Man release.But never released.Some songs re-recorded and used on next band of Tsamis "Lordian Guard" .In somes blogs these demos named as Warlord-1982 Lordian Winds demos,but i believe that are Lordian Winds-My Name Is Man.For more infos about this check this site.

Best Of Warlord

 

1.Deliver Us From Evil

2.Winter Tears

3.Child of the Damned

4.Penny For a Poor Man

5.Black Mass

6.Lucifer's Hammer

7.Mrs. Victoria

8.Aliens

9.Lost and Lonely Days

10.Beginning / Lucifer's Hammer

11.Soliloquy

12.MCMLXXXIV

13.Child of the Damned


Rising Out Of Ashes

 

 Line up:
Vocals : Joacim Cans
Guitars
,Bass, : William Tsamis
Drums : Mark S. Zonder


1.Battle of the Living Dead
2.Enemy Mind
3.Invaders
4.Winds of Thor
5.War in Heaven
6.My Name is Man
7.Lucifer's Hammer
8.Sons of a Dream
9.Achilles Revenge 
10.Lost And Lonely Days




































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