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When Paul Di’Anno (b. Paul Andrews, 17 Might 1958, Chingford, London, Britain) was unceremoniously asked to keep Iron Maiden, he go about developing his own music group. After playing within the American-influenced Lonewolf and Dianno, he come up with the very first incarnation from the music group referred to as Paul Di’Anno’s Battlezone in London, Britain, in 1985. Signing up for Di’Anno within this business had been ex-Deep Machine and Tokyo Edge guitarist John Wiggins, John Hurley (electric guitar), Pete Western world (bass) and Bob Falck (drums). The music group agreed upon to the Fresh Power label and released their debut record, Fighting Back again, in 1986. It proclaimed a welcome go back to the design of music that Di’Anno gained his popularity – solid power metal within the traditional British tradition. Travels took the music group throughout European countries (where they made an appearance on the Dynamo Open up Air Celebration) and America, by the end which Falck remaining the music group to become listed on Overkill. Around once, Hurley also departed. Their substitutes had been drummer Steve Hopgood and guitarist Graham Shower, both ex-Persian Risk. A label change preceded the group’s second recording, and Kids Of Madness premiered by Powerstation in 1987. Somewhat Americanized, and harking back again to Di’Anno’s Lonewolf times, the material had not been as strong because the music group’s previous launch. Battlezone soon dropped apart, departing their leader only to regroup. The music group’s last line-up comprised Di’Anno (vocals), Graham Shower (acoustic guitar), Randy Scott (acoustic guitar), Mel Gibbons (bass) and Wayne Hewitt (drums). They gigged but by no means managed to protected a recording agreement and consequently folded. Di’Anno later on appeared as visitor vocalist using the re-formed Praying Mantis on the Japanese tour, before piecing together Killers with previous members of Enthusiasm, Jagged Advantage and Container. He returned towards the Battlezone name for 1999’s Experience My Pain.

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Full Name Battlezone
Music Songs Metal Tears, Welcome to the Battlezone, The Land God Gave to Caine, I Don't Wanna Know, Nuclear Breakdown, Whispered Rage, Torch of Hate, Fighting Back, Feel the Rock, To the Limit, Running Blind, Welfare Warriors, Rip It Up, The Forgotten Ones, Children of Madness, It's Love, The Black, Fear Pt. 1, Voice on the Radio, Feel My Pain, C.O.M. '98, In the Darkness, Overloaded, Too Much Too Heart, Snake Eyes, Smack, Push, Warchild, Victim, Rising Star, The Promise
Albums Fighting Back, Children of Madness, Feel My Pain, Warchild, Cessation of Hostilities

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