Thirty years after their debut, Avenger are back
Brian Ross, Mick Moore and Gary Young founded Avenger in 1982, vocalist Ross later defecting to Satan whilst Satan’s singer, Ian Swift, made the opposite move to join Avenger. The band’s debut album “Bloodsports” was released in 1984 on NWOBHM label NEAT Records. Avenger toured Europe widely, released a follow-up album, “Killer Elite”, in 1985 before splitting later that same year
Avenger re-formed in 2005 & have toured with US rockers Y&T, as well as sharing stages with Twisted Sister, Candlemass, Saxon, Diamond Head and Raven.
The new album includes 10 brand new songs plus a cover of Iron Maiden’s “Killers”, with artwork provided by guitarist Liam Thompson which includes references to the band’s earlier records which will no doubt prove popular with fans. The song “Fate” has been available as an album teaser for free download for several months now, whilst from today a second song “In Arcadia Go” is also available as a free download at the Rocksector Records Soundcloud HERE
This eagerly-awaited new material recorded at BLAST Studios (Newcastle) and Leather Bear Studios (Sunderland) and produced by Dean Thompson sounds fresh and exciting, whilst without question retaining its’ roots in 1980s NWOBHM.