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Armada

Heavy Metal
Lansing, Michigan, USA

Armada is a melodic Metal band from Michigan that formed back in 1985 by John Heald, Dave Dawdy, and Randy Carlson. John Heald passed away in 2004.

Discography

1985 Demo
1986 All Four One
1987 Frontline E&E Records
1988 Black & White E&E Records
1988 Suicide Remix
1989 Break the Chain
1989 Armada's Last Stand
1998 Hope of Glory (compilation)
2001 Live - Spring Arbor 1985 E&E Records
2001 Break the Chain (compilation) E&E Records
2002 Artifacts (compilation) E&E Records
2019 Frontline (remastered) Retroactive Records

Demo

1985 Independent

  1. Forever After
  2. All for You

All Four One

1986 Independent

Rick Ledesma - Lead vocals, vocals, guitar
Dave Dawdy - Lead guitar, guitars
Randy Carlson - Bass guitar
John Heald - Drums, vocal, lead vocals

  1. Let God's People Go (5:08)
  2. Witness (4:16)
  3. Turn Around (5:00)
  4. Streetwise (5:39)
  5. Rockin' (3:49)
  6. Shelter (3:11)
  7. You'd Better Believe It (3:35)
  8. Cutting It Close (4:18)
  9. Turning Point (4:10)

Frontline

1985 E&E Records (NQD-1230)
2019 Retroactive Records (RRCD1518)

Doug Oxford - Lead vocals, keyboards, guitars
Jeffrey Sipe - Lead guitars, vocals
Dave Dawdy - Guitars, keyboards
Randy Carlson - Bass
John Heald - Drums, lead vocals

  1. Communication (3:01)
  2. Frontline (4:08)
  3. The Calling (3:54)
  4. Pride (3:24)
  5. Shine the Light (5:56)
  6. But It's Only Rock'n'Roll (3:58)
  7. No Retreat / No Surrender (2:57)
  8. Loud and Bold (4:09)
  9. No Alibi (7:13)
  10. All You Need (Salvation) (4:28

Black & White

1987 E&E Records (NQD-3853)

Doug Oxford - Lead vocal, vocals, keyboards, guitar
Jeffrey Sipe - Lead guitar, guitars, vocals
Dave Dawdy - Lead guitars, guitars
Ed Englerth - Bass guitar, vocals
John Heald - Drums, vocals, lead vocals on “Renegade”

  1. The Missing Peace (1:03)
  2. Black & White (3:23)
  3. I Wonder 'bout This World (3:06)
  4. Hail to the King (4:18)
  5. Cry Out for the Children (5:02)
  6. Flesh n' Blood (4:21)
  7. Hope of Glory (5:01)
  8. Renegade (4:44)
  9. All Day Long (5:01)
  10. Suicide (3:13)
  11. Jesus is Calling You (3:26)

Suicide Remix

1988 Independent

  1. Suicide
  2. Cry Out for the Children

Available for free upon request from the band.


Break the Chain

1989 Independent

  1. Never Left
  2. Break the Chain
  3. I'll Walk Away
  4. Words of Love
  5. Falling Down

Armada's Last Stand

1989 Independent

Luie Bradley – Vocals
Dave Dowdy – Guitar
Jimi Matthews – Guitar, vocals
Ed Englerth – Bass
John Heald – Drums, backing vocals

  1. Never Left
  2. Break the Chain
  3. I’ll Walk Away
  4. Words of Love
  5. Falling Down
  6. Hail to the King
  7. I Wonder About This World

Hope of Glory Anthology

1998 Independent

  1. Never Left (2:45)
  2. Streetwise (5:35)
  3. All You Need (Salvation) (4:22)
  4. Cry Out for the Children (5:00)
  5. Communication (2:56)
  6. Hope of Glory (5:56)
  7. I'll Walk Away (4:32)
  8. Hail to the King (4:17)
  9. Witness (4:17)
  10. Words of Love (3:50)
  11. Renegade (4:38)
  12. Frontline (4:07)
  13. All Day Long (4:57)
  14. Falling Down (3:58)
  15. Shelter (3:07)
  16. Suicide (3:11)
  17. Break the Chains (3:04)
  18. [unlisted] (0:05)
  19. I Wonder About This World [unlisted track] (2:59)
  20. [bass track] (0:04)

Tracks 1, 7, 10, 14 and 17 are previously unreleased studio recordings from 1989-1990.
Tracks 4, 6, 8, 11, 13 and 16 are from Black & White.
Tracks 3, 5 and 12 are from Frontline.
Tracks 2, 9 and 15 are from All Four One.


Live - Spring Arbor 1985

2001 E&E Records (EE2425)

  1. We Rock
  2. Turn Around
  3. Shelter
  4. Witness
  5. I've Got to Tell You

Break the Chain

2001 E&E Records (EE1-45771)

Doug Oxford - Lead vocals, keyboards, bass
Rick Ledesma - Lead vocals, bass
Jeffrey Sipe - Guitars
Randy Carlson - Bass

  1. He Never Left
  2. Words of Love
  3. I Wonder 'bout This World [remix]
  4. I'll Walk Away
  5. Break the Chain
  6. Black & White [remix]
  7. Suicide [remix]
  8. How It Burns [demo]
  9. Streetwise [demo]
  10. Cry Out for the Children [remix]
  11. Hope of Glory [remix]
  12. Hail to the King [remix]
  13. Frontline [demo]
  14. Falling Down
  15. Now We're Rockin' [demo]

Artifacts

2002 E&E Records (EE12-453)

John Heald - Lead vocals, drums
Dave Dawdy - Lead guitars
Rick Ledesma - Bass, vocals

  1. Molten Rock
  2. Birth
  3. The Dove
  4. Listen to Me
  5. Archangel
  6. Into My Life
  7. Someone to Trust [live 1977]
  8. You'd Better Believe It
  9. Now We're Rockin'
  10. On the Road [live 1978]
  11. Prodigal [live 1978]
  12. Hanging Tree [live 1976]
  13. You'd Better Believe It [live 1976]
  14. The Last Battle
  15. Age of Tears [live 1979]

These recordings are from Armada's very beginnings, as Archangel and Eternity in the mid to late 1970's.