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Knights Ofthe Blade

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Knights Ofthe Blade
Knights Ofthe Blade



  • Three early 80s albums from Tokyo Blade.
  • Plus a CD of rarities, non-album tracks and EP cuts.

Originally formed in 1982 around guitarist Andy Boulton, who was joined on their debut in 1983 by Alan Marsh on lead vocals, John Wiggins on guitar, Andy Robbins on bass and Steve Pierce on drums, making a significant impact on the burgeoning NWOBHM scene that had been popularized by Iron Maiden, Saxon, Tygers Of Pan Tang and Def Leppard, as well as finding support in the pages of Kerrang! magazine. By 1984, they’d developed enough of a reputation to appear alongside Metallica and Venom at Holland’s Aardschock festival.

Their second full-length album, 1984’s ‘Night Of The Blade’ saw Vicki James Wright join on lead vocals replacing Alan Marsh, and Andy Wrighton replacing Andy Robbins on bass. A year later they released their third full-length LP, this time for their own TB Records. ‘Black Hearts & Jaded Spades’ saw a move away from the more NWOBHM and melodic hard rock flavour of their earlier releases towards a more glammed-up, radio-friendly, keyboard augmented sound, aimed more towards the US and Japanese markets. This in turn led to shows with shows such important 80s rock and metal names as Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Mama’s Boys, Dio and Slayer.

A fourth disc collects many rare EPs, singles and non-album cuts from the early 1980s, including tracks from ‘The Cave Sessions’, the ‘Undercover Honeymoon’ 12”, the ‘Midnight Rendezvous’ EP and the ‘Madame Guillotine’ EP. The release also features lengthy and detailed liner notes from note NWOBHM and Tokyo Blade expert John Tucker.


  1. Name
  2. Powergame
  3. Break the Chains
  4. If Heaven Is Hell
  5. On Through the Night
  6. Killer City
  7. Liar
  8. Tonight
  9. Sunrise in Tokyo
  10. Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia
  11. Someone to Love
  12. Night of the Blade
  13. Rock Me to the Limit
  14. Warrior of the Rising Sun
  15. Unleash the Beast
  16. Lovestruck
  17. Dead of the Night
  18. Lightning Strikes (Straight Through the Heart)
  19. Dirty Faced Angels
  20. Make It Thought the Night
  21. Always
  22. Loving You Is An Easy Thing to Do
  23. Undercover Honeymoon
  24. You Are the Heart
  25. Blackhearts and Jaded Spades
  26. Tough Guys Tumble
  27. Dancing in Blue Moonlight
  28. Playroom of Poison Dreams
  29. Monkeys Blood
  30. Powergame
  31. Death on Mainstreet
  32. Fever
  33. Attack Attack
  34. Madame Guillotine
  35. Breakout
  36. Lovestruck
  37. Midnight Rendezvous
  38. Mean Streak
  39. If Heaven Is Hell
  40. Highway Passion
  41. Shadows of Insanity
  42. School House Is Burning
  43. Jezzabel
  44. Monkey's Blood
  45. Undercover Honeymoon
  46. Playroom of Poison Dreams
  47. Stealing the Thief
  48. Bottom End
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