Victory (3)

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Hard rock/heavy metal band from Hannover, Germany.
When experts talk about important German cult bands, the name Victory always comes up. The band from Hannover belonged alongside Accept and the Scorpions to Germany's number 1 export article in the eighties and was one of the few acts that could establish itself in the USA. Their carrer began in the autumn of 1984, when guitarist Tommy Newton and bass player Peter were working on a new album for their band Fargo. Impressed with the exciting song material, the Scorpions drummer Herman Rarebell took the band under his wing and booked an American producer. Two days later, the band could reviel that the internationaly renominated Rock singer Charlie Huhn had joined the group. The result of the studio session was then sent on to the US manager David Krebs (Aerosmith, Scorpions, etc.), who then took the musicians to New York. Here the band name Fargo was changed to Victory and they were introduced to all the major record companies where they were finally taken on by ´Epic` (Sony Music). With this Victory then travelled to Los Angeles, where they let the then, in his view, the most important sound engineer Michael Wagener mix the recording. In 1985 the debut album Victory was thren released into the record shops worldwide. In the same year the band went on their first US tour: Victory completed 60 shows in the United States including four of the largest festivals in the country where they let themselves be celebrated by 80.000 crazy fans at the ´Texxas Jam` Festival in Dallas.
After some restructuring in the band personel, whereby Herman Frank (onetime Accept and Sinner), the perfect second guitarist was found, the album Don´t Get Mad - Get Even in 1986 and a year later the celebrated Hungry Hearts were released. After countless tours in Europe and a further tour in the USA the most successful Victory chapter was rounded up with the release of the log awaited live album That´s Live (1988).
Charlie Huhn then left the band but an adequate replacement in the form of Fernando Garcia could be found. In 1989 the album Culture Killed The Native was released, which enabled Victory to enter the European and US-Charts once again. A third US tour followed and in Europe the band toured alongside Gary Moore. After a further two studio albums (Temples Of Gold, 1990 und You Bought It - You Name It, 1992), Victory gave a farewell concert in their hometown of Hannover in 1993 which was then released as the double album Liveline. There was then four years of silence around the successful formation until in 1996 with a changed line up, the studio production Voiceprint was recorded, unfortunately this album couldn't reach the standards of their earlier work.
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Albums

Victory (3) - Victory album art Victory (3) Victory (Album) CBS Associated Records Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Don't Get Mad - Get Even album art Victory (3) Don't Get Mad - Get Even (Album) Metronome Germany 1986 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Hungry Hearts album art Victory (3) Hungry Hearts (Album) Metronome UK 1987 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - That's Live album art Victory (3) That's Live (Album) Metronome US 1988 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Culture Killed The Native album art Victory (3) Culture Killed The Native (Album) Metronome Argentina 1989 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Temples Of Gold album art Victory (3) Temples Of Gold (Album) Metronome Germany 1990 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - You Bought It - You Name It album art Victory (3) You Bought It - You Name It (Album) Metronome Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Liveline album art Victory (3) Liveline (Album) GSE Records Spain 1994 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Voiceprint album art Victory (3) Voiceprint (Album) Event Records (3) Germany 1996 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Instinct album art Victory (3) Instinct (Album) Steamhammer Germany 2003 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Fuel To The Fire album art Victory (3) Fuel To The Fire (Album, Comp) Armageddon Music, Armageddon Music Germany 2005 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Don't Talk Science album art Victory (3) Don't Talk Science (Album) Golden Core Germany 2011 Sell This Version
none Victory (3) - Two Years And A Few Beers Later album art Victory (3) Two Years And A Few Beers Later(2xCD) Not On Label none Germany Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

ZAS 2146 Victory (3) - Wreck Man album art Victory (3) Wreck Man(12", Maxi) CBS ZAS 2146 US 1985 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Feel The Fire album art Victory (3) Feel The Fire (Single, Maxi) Metronome Germany 1987 Sell This Version
885 696-1 Victory (3) - Check's In The Mail- U S Remix album art Victory (3) Check's In The Mail- U S Remix(12", Maxi) Metronome 885 696-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Don't Tell No Lies album art Victory (3) Don't Tell No Lies (Single, Maxi) Metronome Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Never Satisfied album art Victory (3) Never Satisfied (Single) Metronome Musik GmbH Germany 1989 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Rock 'n' Roll Kids Forever album art Victory (3) Rock 'n' Roll Kids Forever (Single, Maxi) Metronome Germany 1990 Sell This Version
863 547-2 Victory (3) - Lost In The Night album art Victory (3) Lost In The Night(CD, Maxi) Metronome 863 547-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
865 757-2 Victory (3) - Rock-o-matic album art Victory (3) Rock-o-matic(CD, Single) Metronome 865 757-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
SPV055-60093 Victory (3) - Deep Inside The World album art Victory (3) Deep Inside The World(CD, Single) Event Records (3) SPV055-60093 Germany 1996 Sell This Version

Compilations

Victory (3) - The Very Best Of Victory (Rock 'N' Roll Kids Forever) album art Victory (3), ビクトリー* Victory (3), ビクトリー* - The Very Best Of Victory (Rock 'N' Roll Kids Forever) (Comp, Album) Metronome Japan 1992 Sell This Version
Victory (3) - Fuel To The Fire album art Victory (3) Fuel To The Fire (Comp) Armageddon Music Germany 2006 Sell This Version
GCR BOX 003 Smaxone, The Fyredogs, Victory (3) Smaxone, The Fyredogs, Victory (3) - Full Heavy Metal Box(3xCD, Comp + Box) Golden Core GCR BOX 003 Germany 2013 Sell This Version

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