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At the same time when most British rock bands were reinventing the genre for future generations by adopting the D.We.Con. lessons of punk rock and roll as well as the hyperactive energy of Motörhead (after that approaching the elevation of their capabilities) to release the famous New Wave of English ROCK, London’s Pagan Altar displayed a unfashionable stylistic anomaly in the first ’80s. Plus a scant collection of contemporaries — especially Stourbridge’s much better-known Witchfinder General — Pagan Altar continued to be fairly loyal towards the slow tempos and gothic occultism that dominated weighty metal’s initial template as described by their definitive forefathers, Dark Sabbath. Because of this, Pagan Altar by no means earned an archive deal through the entire span of their eight-year profession, and, in pension, endured the dubious honor to become one of the primary cult acts of the era, before finally taking pleasure in some way of measuring acknowledgement and resuming their documenting activities in the brand new millennium. Located in the southeast London suburb of Brockley, brothers Terry (vocals) and Alan Jones (acoustic guitar) began composing tunes and conceptualizing the music group that could become Pagan Altar between 1978 and 1979, apparently spending nearly as enough time around the ideas and styles they wanted to portray as in the music itself. In credited period, a five-piece lineup could possibly be found gigging frequently around London’s pubs and night clubs behind an ever-evolving assortment of tracks inspired by historic masters like Dark Sabbath and Dark Widow, and backed by on-stage theatrics which range from hooded sorcerers’ cloaks to pyrotechnics and props like coffins, skulls, dark candles, and inverted crosses (offering fellow New Influx of British ROCK shock performers Demon a work for their cash). On the next couple of years, the ever-present Jones brothers caused many henchmen (including bassist Glenn Robinson and drummer Tag Elliott) to propagate Pagan Altar’s intensely conceptualized eyesight, nonetheless it was using the longstanding tempo portion of Trevor Portch (bass) and Israel-born John Mizrahi (percussion) they finally documented several tracks created between 1978 and 1981 at their very own Pagan Studios in 1982. (This implemented an unsuccessful one release after periods at Abbey Street Studios in 1980.) Designed to serve as both a demonstration to become shopped to record brands and the building blocks of an record, these paths would, amazingly, just end up being officially released in the middle-’90s, after years spent trafficking the fan-powered network of worldwide tape-trading, therefore imperative to the diffusion of underground rock before the development of the web. Within the interim, Pagan Altar got weathered several even more many years of disappointment and annoyance amid countless small-time gigs, homemade recordings, and regular musician turnover, before finally tossing within the towel in 1985. And since their belated “rediscovery” (not really unlike whatever befell cult American doomsters Pentagram), the Jones siblings possess recruited new music artists and issued many additional albums beneath the Pagan Altar banner, including 2004’s ENOUGH TIME Lord EP as well as the Lords of Hypocrisy LP, and 2006’s Mythical & Magical. Become advised, nevertheless, that after determining that most of the original recordings had been simply not as much as standard for launch (or have been destroyed from the deterioration of your time), the present-day lineup of Pagan Altar proceeded to re-record them for make use of in these produces, therefore diminishing their “collectible” worth, if definitely not the grade of the music itself.

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Full Name Pagan Altar
Music Songs Judgement of the Dead, The Lords of Hypocrisy, The Rising of the Dark Lord, The Black Mass, Dance of the Druids, Walking in the Dark, Samhein, The Cry of the Banshee, Satan's Henchmen, The Witches Pathway, Sentinels of Hate, Highway Cavalier, Daemoni na Hoiche, In the Wake of Armadeus, The Erl King, The Time Lord, Flight of the Witch Queen, The Sorcerer, The Crowman, March of The Dead, The Masquerade, Night Rider, The Interlude, The Devil Came Down to Brockley, Sharnie, The Aftermath, The Dance of the Banshee, Reincarnation, Pagan Altar, Armageddon, Intro, Acoustics
Albums Mythical & Magical, Judgement of the Dead, Lords of Hypocrisy, The Time Lord

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Invasion of the Love Drones 1977 Pornovision (as Jenny Erotica)
Fantasy Club of America 1977 Dominatrix (as Summer Season)
Let Me Die a Woman 1977 Documentary Rhoda (uncredited)
Bloodsucking Freaks 1976 Caged Girl - Dark Hair
Honey Pie 1976 Lois (as Victoria Pagan)
Cry Your Purple Heart Out 1976 Joy
Linda Lovelace Meets Miss Jones 1975 as Orlana Blue
Rape Victims 1975 Carmen's Partner (as Ginny Shenfield)
The Perfect Position 1975 Gloria's Friend (as Annette Keene)
The Vixens of Kung Fu (A Tale of Yin Yang) 1975 Nude Fighter (as Rosanne Lang)
Confessions of a Young American Housewife 1974 Shandara
Happy Days 1974 Arlana - Girl with Cook
The Clamdigger's Daughter 1974 Prostitute
Not Just Another Woman 1974
Girls in the Penthouse 1973
Prurient Interest 1973
Massage Parlor Murders! 1973 2nd Murdered Girl
The Sexualist: A Voyage to the World of Forbidden Love 1973 Blonde with Capricorn Man
Coming Through the Window 1973 Dancer
Filthiest Show in Town 1973 Dancing Girl (segment "Game Show")
High Rise 1973 Dancer with Veil (as Angel Spirit)
Keyholes Are for Peeping 1972 Myra Rawson (as Angel Spirit)
The Healers 1972 The Mute (as Angel Spirit)
Forbidden Under Censorship of the King 1972 Corpse
Rosebud 1972 Marie (as Ann Young)
A Time to Love 1971 Girl at Jukebox (uncredited)
The Altar of Lust 1971 Belly Dancer (as Ann Young)
Millie's Homecoming 1971 Millie (as Angel Spirit)
Dark Dreams 1971 Belly Dancer
The Stroke of Nine 1970
Take My Head 1970 Nadia (as Angel Spirit)



Room Service 75 1972 Documentary
Eroticon 1971 Documentary

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Magic Girls 1985 Video Bikini Wearer / Rushed Girl (as Anita Mann)
Thunderbuns 1976

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Millie's Homecoming (1971) 100

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