Seventh Son (2)

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Seventh Son was put together by brothers Kev and Bri O’Shaughnessy in 1980. The idea for Seventh Son was hatched in the King George Hotel in Barnsley, which in the 70’s and 80’s, was the hangout for Barnsley's ‘different’ crowd who listened to the pubs excellent jukebox pumping out Zeppelin, Purple, Floyd, Hendrix, Bowie, T-Rex, Pistols, Clash, Damned etc. The Punk explosion had stirred people into forming their own bands as Seventh Son became part of metal's answer to Punk 'The New Wave of British Heavy Metal' (or N.W.O.B.H.M).
The band recorded their first demo at Streetlife Studios in Barnsley in July '82. The band now felt ready and strong enough to record their first single Man in the Street and was released in December 1982 on the band’s own Rising Son label gaining reviews in Kerrang!
A change in the bass guitar department occurred in April ’83 with current bassist Rick Gregory from Sheffield joining the band after seeing an advert in Virgin Records in Sheffield. The band were now invited to record their first session for Sheffield's ‘Hallam Rock Show’ after the radio shows producer Colin Slade had heard the bands first demo.
The first session was broadcast in April 1983 with the band going on to record two further sessions for the station in 1984 and 1985 the bulk of the material recorded can be heard on the album ‘Immortal Hours’. In 1984 they recorded their next single, the double ‘A’ side ‘Metal to the Moon / Sound and Fury’. The non stop gigging continued with the single again being reviewed in Kerrang!, Sounds and Metal Forces. In 1986 the Seventh Son track Stage Crazy saw the light of day on a Yorkshire band’s compilation entitled ‘Torn in Two’ released on the Torment label.
A deal was secured with South Yorkshire label Music Factory in 1986 with a single Northern Boots being released in the autumn of 1987. After working on an albums worth of material for the label a tour of the South of France was completed in the Summer of 1987. The single had gained the band much media attention appearing in the Daily Mirror newspaper and on Yorkshire Television’s Calendar news programme. A concert at Barnsley Civic Hall in November ’87 was filmed and released on video under the title ‘Alive by Night in Yorkshire’.
Partly due to the album not seeing the light of day in England (an American label King Klassic had been interested before the band signed to Music Factory) and contractual difficulties, this lineup fractured in 1988.
Kev emigrated to Australia after a support slot with the Dog’s Damour (Nottingham Mardi Gras) and a farewell gig at Barnsley Civic Hall in October 1988.
Bri kept the band going with Rick on bass and various guitarists and drummers, going on to release a twelve inch 4 track E.P. Entitled ‘What More Do You Want?’ in 1989 and another 7 inch single ‘Factory Girls’ in 1991.
In 1992 the band supported the legendary NAZARETH with a full house at Barnsley Civic Hall. There were further changes in the guitar and drum ranks with the band moving back up to a five piece in 1995.
There was a period of inactivity up until 1999 when Iron Pages in Germany picked up on the band and released the ‘Dangerous Kiss’ album.
The band were back in live action in 2000 and 2001 with Dave Fox joining on guitar. The bands next single on CD was released in late 2000 - ‘Dangerous Kiss’ (the title track from the album). The band also recorded a track for the Saxon tribute album ‘Eagleution’ in 2005. In the time between then and 2009 the band recorded 10 new tracks for their critically acclaimed album ‘Spirit World’.
The band’s current line up of Bri, Rick Gregory, Dave Fox and Kev Lee on drums are currently still signed to German record label Iron Pages.
They have continued to play consistently since then and have built up a new following on social media. They are currently finishing off the recording for a brand new album to be released in 2017 after an initial single - ‘Living On A Time Bomb’ in September 2015 - they have just celebrated their 35th anniversary!
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Seventh Son (2) Discography Tracks

Albums

Seventh Son (2) - Spirit World album art Seventh Son (2) Spirit World (Album) High Roller Records Germany 2009 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

FMR 067 Seventh Son (2) - Man In The Street album art Seventh Son (2) Man In The Street(7", Single) Rising Son Records (2) FMR 067 UK 1982 Sell This Version
SRT4KS282 Seventh Son (2) - Metal To The Moon album art Seventh Son (2) Metal To The Moon(7", Ltd) Rising Son Records (2) SRT4KS282 UK 1984 Sell This Version
MF 0043 Seventh Son (2) - Northern Boots album art Seventh Son (2) Northern Boots(7") Music Factory MF 0043 UK 1987 Sell This Version
SRT 9KLS 2328 Seventh Son (2) - What More Do You Want ? album art Seventh Son (2) What More Do You Want ?(12") Rising Son Records (2) SRT 9KLS 2328 UK 1989 Sell This Version
SRT 91S 3116 Seventh Son (2) - Factory Girls album art Seventh Son (2) Factory Girls(7") Rising Son Records (2) SRT 91S 3116 UK 1991 Sell This Version
none Seventh Son (2) - Dangerous Kiss album art Seventh Son (2) Dangerous Kiss(CD, Single) Iron Pages Records none Germany 2000 Sell This Version
none Seventh Son (2) - Factory Girls (Back On The Town 2010) album art Seventh Son (2) Factory Girls (Back On The Town 2010)(CD, Single, Promo) Sontone-RSR none UK 2010 Sell This Version
none Seventh Son (2) - Living On A Time Bomb album art Seventh Son (2) Living On A Time Bomb(File, MP3, Single) Seventh Son none UK 2015
none Seventh Son (2) - See Emily Play album art Seventh Son (2) See Emily Play(File, MP3, Single) Not On Label none UK 2016
none Seventh Son (2) - See Emily Play album art Seventh Son (2) See Emily Play(CDr, Single, pro) Rising Son Records (2) none UK 2016 Sell This Version
none Seventh Son (2) - Living On A Time Bomb  album art Seventh Son (2) Living On A Time Bomb (CD, EP, Car) Rising Son Records (2) none UK 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

none Seventh Son (2) - Dangerous Kiss album art Seventh Son (2) Dangerous Kiss(CD, Comp) Iron Pages Records none Germany 1999 Sell This Version
IPR 003 Seventh Son (2) - Immortal Hours album art Seventh Son (2) Immortal Hours(CD, Comp) Iron Pages Records IPR 003 Germany 2002 Sell This Version