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Lightforce

Hard Rock/Heavy Metal
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lightforce are the band that Mortification was born out of. They attained a level of success in Australia, especially in the Melbourne metal scene, also landing support spots with Leviticus and Stryper. Mortification's Break the Curse was originally a Lightforce demo, with the name change coming shortly after its release.

Discography

1986 Blue Demo
1986 Yellow Demo
1987 Battlezone
1989 Mystical Thieves Pure Metal Records
1990 Break the Curse
1994 The Best of LightForce - Mortification's Beginning Rowe Productions
2003 1986 to 1989 Rowe Productions

Blue Demo

1986 Independent

Phadrah Hirschfield – Lead vocals
Chris Miller – Guitars, additional vocals
Steve Rowe – Bass
Rohan McDowell – Drums

  1. Your So Kind
  2. Fishers of Men
  3. Pictures
  4. Come With Us
  5. Ballad on the Beach
  6. I Felt Your Love

Yellow Demo

1986 Independent

Phadrah Hirschfield – Lead vocals
Chris Miller – Guitars, additional vocals
Steve Rowe – Bass
Rohan McDowell – Drums

  1. Run from Darkness (2:59)
  2. The Crunch (4:16)
  3. Come with Us (3:30)
  4. Fishers of Men (3:16)
  5. Pictures (2:55)

Battlezone

1987 Independent

Steve Johnson - Vocals, keyboards
Cameron Hall - Guitars
Steve Rowe - Bass
Errol Willenberg - Drums

  1. Choose to Win (4:31)
  2. Evil Desires (2:54)
  3. Reigning with the King (5:40)
  4. Eyes of Destruction (5:42)
  5. I Won't Conform (2:41)
  6. The Day Is Near (2:34)
  7. Battlezone (2:44)
  8. Fast Lane (3:52)

Mystical Thieves

1989 Pure Metal Records (SPCN7900604022)

Steve Johnson - Vocals
Murray Adams - Guitars
Steve Rowe - Bass
Errol Willenberg - Drums

  1. Mystical Thieves (8:05)
  2. Crossfire (4:15)
  3. City Streets (4:35)
  4. Metal Missionary (5:26)
  5. Children of Sorrow (3:54)
  6. Searching (5:30)
  7. Fastlane (3:52)
  8. Babylon (7:00)

Break the Curse

1990 Independent

Steve Rowe - Bass, vocals
Cameron Hall - Guitars
Jayson Sherlock - Drums

  1. Journey of Reconciliation (4:27)
  2. Blood Sacrifice (3:35)
  3. Brutal Warfare (4:02)
  4. Illusion of Life (4:56)
  5. Break the Curse (2:38)
  6. Impulsation (4:29)

The Best of LightForce - Mortification's Beginning

1994 Rowe Productions (ROWE 003)

  1. Babylon (7:01)
  2. Eyes of Destruction (5:37)
  3. Atomic Decay (6:01)
  4. Searching (5:31)
  5. I Won't Conform (2:41)
  6. Epidemic of Injustice (5:48)
  7. Metal Missionary (5:26)
  8. Choose to Win (4:33)
  9. City Streets (4:37)
  10. Back to Basics (4:18)
  11. Mystical Thieves (8:07)

1986 to 1989

2003 Rowe Productions

  1. Mystical Thieves (8:05)
  2. Crossfire (4:16)
  3. City Streets (4:35)
  4. Metal Missionary (5:25)
  5. Children of Sorrow (3:55)
  6. Searching (5:31)
  7. Fast Lane (3:52)
  8. Babylon (7:05)
  9. Choose to Win (4:32)
  10. Evil Desires (2:56)
  11. Reigning with the King (5:39)
  12. Eyes of Destruction (5:46)
  13. I Won't Conform (2:43)
  14. The Day is Near (2:36)
  15. Battlezone (2:50)
  16. 12 Men (2:39)
  17. Slay the Enemy (3:28)