Weapon - New Clear Power (CD)

€2.10
Reference: 00381

new & sealed jewel case CD

release date & first day of shipping: May 19th, 2023

Label: Pride & Joy Music

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NWOBHM band Weapon, led by vocalist/front man Danny Hynes, were formed in 1980. Within 6 months they had signed a worldwide publishing deal with Virgin Music and opened for Motörhead on their 32 dates ‘Ace Up Your Sleeve’ UK tour. They released the double A-sided single ‘It’s A Mad Mad World’/‘Set The Stage Alight’ which reached number 2 in Sounds Magazine’s Top 20.

Due to poor management the band split after a couple of years.

Fast forward to 2005... The original line-up was invited to play Headbangers Open Air festival in Germany to a rapturous reception. Danny and long-time guitarist Jeff Summers decided to write some songs together and in 2010 they reunited on a permanent basis. Original drummer Bruce Bisland was unable to commit as he was (and still is) a full time member of 70’s Glamrockers Sweet and unfortunately original bassist Baz Downes was too ill to take part (Baz sadly passed away on the 16th of November 2020).

The band would release three critically acclaimed albums; "Rising From The Ashes" in 2014, "Set The Stage Alight – The Anthology" (featuring the 1980 recordings) in 2018 and "Ghosts Of War" in 2019 (which featured ex-Thundermother vocalist Clare Cunningham on the title track).

Weapon have toured Europe extensively over the years rebuilding a loyal following.

2020 when the pandemic hit, and everything stopped guitarist Jeff Summers quit the band.

2021 Danny decides to totally reinvent WEAPON and make it more powerful than before and to really embrace the "NWOBHM-label". With his good friend Robert Majd (Metalite/Captain Black Beard) alongside him they begin writing songs for the next album.  Although still receiving treatment for prostate cancer, long time Weapon-bassist Tony Forsythe records his bass parts for the entire album remotely in London. Meanwhile Robert recruits a bunch of Sweden's finest musicians to record at Wing Studios, Stockholm.  The album, titled "New Clear Power", also features guest appearance’s by Steve Mann (MSG/Lionheart) and Tino Troy (Praying Mantis) and will be released in May 2023 via Pride & Joy Music. Other musicians on the album include Oscar Bromvall (Palace), Magnus Ulfstedt (Ginevra), Marcus Johansson (Deathstars) and Mano Lewys.

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1. Drumbeats Of War

2. Take It Or leave It

3. Electric Power

4. In For The Kill

5. Live For Today

6. Remote Control

7. Hard Road

8. Diamon Lil’

9. Shoot You Down

10. Riding With The Angels