Tokyo Blade

Tokyo Blade

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British Heavy Metal band, active since 1982. TOKYO BLADE proved extremely popular in Europe touring on a regular basis, but failed to ignite sufficient interest in Britain despite steady commendable reviews. Ultimately the band's impetus, provided initially by a crop of strong NWoBHM era singles and albums, was sapped by a series of unstable line ups.
Formerly known as KILLERS , featuring a line up of vocalist Alan Marsh, guitarists Andy Boulton, and Ray Disemore, bassist Andy Robbins and drummer Steve Pierce, the Salisbury group released the demo 'For Serious Applicants Only' in 1981 before adopting the new title of GENGHIS KHAN. As GENGHIS KHAN, the quintet released three singles prior to a further name change to TOKYO BLADE, re-issuing the 'If Heaven Is Hell' single under the new title and, naturally, in new packaging. TOKYO BLADE attracted the attention of the York based Powerstation label and the independent label released the five piece band's self-titled debut album in 1983.

Members and Ex- Members: Andy Boulton (guitar), Alan Marsh (vocals, 1981-84, 1990-96), Ray Dismore (guitar, 1981-83), Andy Robbins (bass, 1981-84), Steve Pierce (drums, 1981-86, 2008-present), John Wiggins (guitar, 1983-85, 1994-96, 2008-present), Andy Wrighton (bass, 1984-85, 2008-present), Vick Wright (vocals, 1984-86), Peter Zito (vocals, 1987-88), Chris Stover (bass, 1987-88), Alex Lee (drums, 1987-88), Brian George (vocals, 1987-88), Michael Pozz (vocals, 1988-89), Dave Sale (bass, 1988-89), Hans Juergen Astor (drums, 1988-89), Martin Machwitz (keyboards, 1988-89), Colin Riggs (bass, 1990-96), Marc Angel (drums, 1990-96), Danny Gwilym (guitar, 1990), Ian "Attila" Marshall (keyboards, 1990), Jez Lee (guitar, ?-1994), Bryan Holland (guitar, 2008), Frank Saparti (bass, 2008), Lorenzo Gonzalez (drums, 2008), Chris Gillen (vocals, 2008), Nicolaj Ruhnow (vocals, 2010-present)
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Tokyo Blade Discography

Albums

Tokyo Blade Tokyo Blade (Album) Powerstation Records Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Night Of The Blade (Album) Powerstation Records France 1984 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Midnight Rendevous (Album) Combat US 1984 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Blackhearts & Jaded Spades (Album) Tokyo Blade Records Germany 1985 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Madame Guillotine (MiniAlbum) Banzai Records France 1985 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Ain't Misbehavin'... (Album) Scratch Records (2) Germany 1987 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade No Remorse (Album) Hot Blood Records US 1989 Sell This Version
SPV 085-12122 Tokyo Blade Burning Down Paradise(CD, Album) Fresh Fruit SPV 085-12122 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
ZCRCD7 Tokyo Blade Pumphouse(CD, Album) Zoom Club Records ZCRCD7 UK 1998 Sell This Version
ZCRCD6 Tokyo Blade Mr Ice(CD, Album) Zoom Club Records ZCRCD6 UK 1998 Sell This Version
RIR001 Tokyo Blade Live In Germany(CD, Album) Razar Ice Records RIR001 US 2009 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Thousand Men Strong (Album) Fastball Music Japan 2011 Sell This Version
ZCRCD13 Tokyo Blade Blackhearts & Jaded Spades(CD, Album, RE) Zoom Club Records ZCRCD13 UK Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

OHM2 Tokyo Blade Powergame(7") Powerstation Records OHM2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BL2 Tokyo Blade 2nd Cut(7") Blade Records (3) BL2 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BL1 Tokyo Blade If Heaven Is Hell(7") Blade Records (3) BL1 UK 1983 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Midnight Rendezvous (EP) Powerstation Records UK 1984 Sell This Version
OHM 7T Tokyo Blade Lightning Strikes (Straight Through The Heart)(12", EP) Powerstation Records OHM 7T UK 1984 Sell This Version
VIC-164 Tokyo Blade If Heaven Is Hell = Si El Cielo Es El Infierno(7", Single) Victoria VIC-164 Spain 1984 Sell This Version
Tokyo Blade Madame Guillotine (EP) Powerstation Records Netherlands 1985 Sell This Version
LEG 1 T Tokyo Blade The Cave Sessions (Official Bootleg)(12") Not On Label LEG 1 T France 1985 Sell This Version
BLADE 1 Tokyo Blade Undercover Honeymoon(12", EP) Tokyo Blade Records BLADE 1 UK 1985 Sell This Version
none Tokyo Blade Monkeys Blood(Flexi, 7", S/Sided, Promo) Enfer Magazine, New Records (2) none UK 1985 Sell This Version
ERA 1 Tokyo Blade Movie Star(12") Areba Records ERA 1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
87181 S Tokyo Blade Dark Night Over Paradise(7", Promo) Hot Blood Records 87181 S Germany 1989 Sell This Version