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Lightforce

Battlezone (re-issue)

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Label : Soundmass   Year : 2019

Soundmass are happy to announce their re-issue of the LIGHTFORCE album Battlezone. This release was their independent 1987 cassette-only debut and, 32 years on, Battlezone is being made readily available again, remastered for a superior heavy/power metal experience.

Everybody knows Lightforce as the predecessor to Mortification, the Australian death/thrash band fronted by Lightforce bassist Steve Rowe. However, Lightforce was a totally different beast, with their music completely rooted in traditional heavy metal. They were heavily influenced by the classic early 80’s metal of bands like Judas Priest, Manowar and especially Iron Maiden – the abundant melody and hooks a homage to the bands that inspired them, while still putting their own spin on the style. And the band didn’t go unnoticed either, picking up management and a deal with US label Pure Metal to release their follow-up Mystical Thieves.

To top it all off, we have also included an incredible 12 bonus tracks – all 5 songs from their Yellow demo (also referred to as the Angel Rocker demo), all 6 songs from their Blue demo and a radio interview by Alan Thomas (who would later become their manager). The majority of these demo tracks have never seen the light of day before and were VERY limited in their initial cassette release in 1986 (50 copies of the Yellow demo and 30 of the Blue demo).

TRACK LISTING:
BATTLEZONE (1987)
Choose To Win
Evil Desires
Reigning With The King
Eyes Of Destruction
I Won’t Conform
The Day Is Near
Battlezone
Fast Lane

Bonus Tracks
YELLOW DEMO
(1986)
Run From Darkness
The Crunch
Come With Us
Fishers Of Men
Pictures

BLUE DEMO (1986)
You’re So Kind
Fishers Of Men
Pictures
Come With Us
Ballad On The Beach
I Felt Your Love

3RRR Interview