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Knightriot

Heavy Metal
Burbank, California, USA

“Where were you in 1988? When the Sunset Strip overflowed with Heavy Metal Fans every night of the week, when Guns & Roses Ruled the music Industry, When Heavy Metal was King!! If you weren't on the Strip you were not in the scene. Flyer wars, Pay to Play, trying to make a name for themselves musicians and bands from all over the world flocked to Los Angeles trying to get a piece of the pie. Heavy Metal was everywhere. Headbangers Ball on Saturday Night on MTV, KNAC 105.5 was the most famous Metal Station of all time, The Cathouse was in Full swing in Hollywood and 2500+ bands were fighting for slots at a handful of venues in Los Angeles. The Whisky, The Roxy, Gazzarri's, The Troubadour, FM Station, The Country Club, THe Waters Club, Exposure 54, Club Lingerie and a few more smaller venues were fought for in a war of Self Promotion and in the street face to face spreading the word. The chances of “making it” were slim but Danny James knew the chances of slim were better than the chances of none which was what he faced if he and his brother vocalist Jeffrey Michael James stayed in Phoenix and continued playing cover songs in bars. No chance there. So after writing and rehearsing and eventually recording a 4 song demo it was decided to uproot and head to Los Angeles in Pursuit of fame and fortune. Leaving all they knew behind with a pickup truck filled with equipment, Danny & Jeffrey ventured to Hollywood. Without a drummer and a promise from Guitarist JD Brittyn to join them when they found a new drummer, The Phoenix band Nytro (as they were known) were determined to make a mark in the LA music scene. They had no idea what was in store for them and LA had no idea what was coming to town.” (From http://firestreamvault.com/band.php?id=1948#.W5R7kc5KiUm)

Discography

Speak No Evil

1989 Independent

Danny James – Bass, vocals
Christopher Blake – Guitar, background vocals
Jeffrey Michael James – Lead vocals
Jeremy Crowther – Drums, background vocals

  1. Rock Hard
  2. Holy Avenger
  3. Kiss the Black
  4. Wasted Youth

Beware the Knight

1990 Independent

  1. Bitterfield
  2. The Sacred Legend
  3. A Knight to Remember
  4. Lucifer's Child
  5. Serve Thy Master
  6. In the Years

Killing Time

1992 Independent

  1. Killing Time
  2. Move The Mountain
  3. Here Today Gone Tomorrow
  4. The Ballad Of The Unsung Hero
  5. Sultana
  6. The Second Coming