Wednesday, May 20, 2009

TOKYO BLADE powergame 7" (1983)

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Tokyo Blade were a second tier nwobhm band that were formed in 1982 in the UK. The band was wicked melodic, sort of power metalish, yet with a tinge of rawness(on the first 3 7"s at least). This is the bands third release, and third single. You definitely get a sense that these guys were influenced by the likes of Maiden. I'd say they heard them, and decided to form Tokyo Blade. I don't know to many friends that dif or dug these guys cept myself, Jeff Jellen, and maybe "dirty" Ron Gramaldi.
Another record I purchased at the Strawberry's records and tapes in Guilderland NY. I'm guessing the band photo on the back cover persuaded me to buy this ep. I think I liked these guys so much, that I bought both the LPs that followed this ripping single. This is the kind of stuff I'd blast on my shit little stereo after getting out of school. Blast a few songs of nwobhm, go out and burn one in the woods, come back in blast a bit more metal and then eat a box Coco Puffs, Captain Crunch, or Quisp.

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18 comments:

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  2. this is not metal! post some thrash my friend

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  3. you my friend are clueless. this is as pure as metal comes.
    thanks for the music. i love the nwobhm stuffs you posted

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  4. Johan from SwedenMay 23, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Thanks abunch, I was a huge fan of them for about a semester in 6th grade. They were way cooler than Maiden and Priest because no-one had ever heard about them, I think one of there releases were a double-LP!

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  5. Metal, pot and junk food? Three strikes and YOU'RE OUT!

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  6. a stand up record. thank you

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  7. Nice shit as always here. I've dug up some real treasures trolling through yer archives.

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  8. thanx a million. i had this one growing up, along with the "night of the blade". killer blog, bringing back my own memories.

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  9. I like this record a lot but , much like Aristiono, do NOT like "priestcraft". Thank you

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  10. yeah i was a big fan of these guys in High School. They released a 2xLP "best of" on Raw Power records called Warrior of the Rising Sun back in the mid 80's that really is the best material. Madame Guillotine being one of their best songs as well. They turned into a glam/hair metal band but some time in between released the Cave Sessions EP which is a very trashy/sleazy version of their older stuff which sounds like a bad idea but its actually a great record. I met these dudes when they were in Paul DiAnno's Battlezone. Really cool guys

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  11. Great taste in music AND cereal!! Man you're a catch!!

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  12. ...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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  13. ...please where can I buy a unicorn?

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  17. from all NWOBHM bands TOKIO BLADE is the best for me!! Love their sounds - smashing riffs, screaming guitar solos. amazing ones!

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