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Warhead - "Explosive Rock" (album stream)

Το "Warhead" είναι ένα αρκετά τυπικό όνομα metal μπάντας. Οι Warhead που μας απασχολούν σε τούτη την ανάρτηση δραστηριοποιήθηκαν πίσω στην δεκαετία του ογδόντα. Αμερικάνικο συγκρότημα μελωδικού - "πιασάρικου" heavy metal. Ένα single ("Explosive Rock" - 1985) κι ένα ep ("Tonight We Rock" - 1986) ο δισκογραφικός τους απολογισμός. Προ πενταετίας κυκλοφόρησε η συλλογή "Explosive Rock" που περιλάμβανε εκτός του single και του ep οτιδήποτε άλλο δισκογράφημα της μπάντας βρέθηκε (live, demos κλπ). Η συλλογή επανακυκλοφόρησε στα μέσα Μαΐου από την Heaven and Hell Records σε cd (500 κόπιες)...

Δελτίο τύπου: «Warhead was the real deal! They had it all and were undoubtedly on the path to worldwide stardom. After all, Warhead won the Miller Highlife Rock to Riches national contest which helped spark the careers of Bon Jovi, Twisted Sister, Night Ranger and many others.

Warhead formed back in 1981 when guitarists Greg Metts and Bob Emerson met while attending the University of South Carolina. Lex Scott (vocals) and Bubba Rucker (drums) were soon recruited. Fellow USC student, Erol Denizkurt, was the last piece of the puzzle added to round out Warhead's solid lineup - a lineup that would never deviate or change course.

The story of Warhead took place in the early '80s when new/more flamboyant types of hard rock bands were winning favor amongst the masses as the music was becoming a visual medium thanks to MTV and countless cable shows that were now exposing imagery in conjunction with the music - Warhead was a perfect fit!

At the forefront of a burgeoning "Hard Rock" medium, Warhead hit the studio and recorded and released their first single, "Street Survivors". This led to the aforementioned win of the Miller Highlife Rock to Riches national contest.

As their popularity grew, they were able to land a deal with a booking agency, CMC, who kept the band on the road throughout the southeast opening for acts like Foghat, Molly Hatchet, Black Oak Arkansas, Spirit, The Romantics, Blackfoot and others. Warhead also headlined the Friday night slot at the Coastal Carolina Fair's large outdoor arena.

One of the more memorable gigs took place in North Carolina was when Warhead joined fellow rockers, and good friends Maxx Warrior (who later became National Recording Artist Firehouse), for a jam session which included "covers" of a handful of Def Leppard tunes.

In 1984, Warhead's Tonight We Rock EP, became CMC Records' first release (despite the fact that they were not actually signed to the label) after CMC moved from being a booking agency to a record label. (In fact, the 2-track 25 single that was released has garnered bids of up to $200 on eBay).

Throughout the '80s, Warhead kept the momentum going by recording more material and playing live shows wherever they could book a gig. The band took numerous meetings in NY City with the likes of Atlantic Records, Elektra Records, Chrysalis Records, and many other up-and-coming labels, but never got the deal they tried so hard for.»

Η συλλογή των Warhead "Explosive Rock"
Band: Warhead
Country of origin: United States
Location: Columbia, South Carolina
Status: Split-up
Formed in: 1981
Genre: Heavy Metal
Years active: 1981-1987

Album: "Explosive Rock"
Type: Compilation
Release date: 2014
Label: FnA Records
Format: CD

Re-release date: May 17th, 2019
Label: Heaven and Hell Records
Format: CD
Limitation: 500 copies

Band members:
Lex Scott - Vocals
Bob Emerson - Guitars
Greg Metts - Guitars
Erol Denizkurt - Bass
Bubba Rucker - Drums

Explosive Rock single (Tracks 1-2)
Originally recorded 1983 & produced by Ron Hollins at Strawberry Jamm Studio, Columbia SC

Tonight We Rock EP (Tracks 3-6)
Originally recorded 1986 & produced by Vic Lipscomb and WARHEAD, CMC Studios, Zebulon NC

Tracks 7-10 produced by Ron Hollins/Recording Associates, Charleston, SC

All songs written by Warhead except "School's Out' written by Alice Cooper, M. Bruce, G. Buxton, D. Dunaway & N. Smith. 2019 executive producers J. Golden & G. Shafer. Re-mastered by Jamie King at The Basement Studios NC, Winston Salem, NC. Cover art by Steven Cobb. Layout design by Chris Fergusen.

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