Thursday, September 18, 2008
I think this may be an easy one. Though I know this isn't Fate's Warning, for some reason, that's the name that keeps popping into my head. So, I figure this must be either from that same era, same part of the country, or same style (remember, before Fate's Warning got all proggy, they were basically just an Iron Maiden clone).
Best part of this photo is the dude in the middle. Wow. Where to begin... He's rockin' the spandex and the S&M gear like a real man should. The other dudes are pretty much just toeing the metal party line of the day, as it were--black/red/white leather jackets and pants, some white Nikes, denim vest, etc. Guy on the left, however, forgot that "smiling is not metal."
Nonetheless, this is the promo photo the band chose to send out to fanzines some 20-plus years ago. Probably had no idea some jerk would be putting it online and mocking it long after they had all given up their dreams of rock stardom. Or have they?
Update: Once again Mr. Christe has (I believe) nailed it by identifying these guys as Liege Lord. I’m inclined to believe that’s correct since that name was in the back of my mind. Liege Lord seem to still be active to some degree, but there are no photos (even old ones) on their site as cool as this one.
Posted by Brewtal Truth at 6:23 AM