Sunday, November 6, 2016

Im having a flashback:..Forgotten Aussie Metal bands

I was sitting here scanning the intraweb this morning and happened upon a video for a band that I, and probably the rest of Downunder had forgotten about , I stacked a few more hidden gems from my collection on a wordpad and ened up building this blogaroo...enjoy

Escape were a heavy metal band based in Gawler, South Australia.
John The Beast, Tony Decay, Bob Gillette & Pil plied their trade up until their final gig in early 1988 after a horrific car wreck on the way back from a gig
 They were a very heavy, very visual band, they sadly only released a demo

Craig Csongrady (vocals) originally formed Boss in Adelaide, Australia, during 1979. Kevin Pratt (guitar) and Csongrady moved in 1980 to Sydney, where Dapto, Wollongong guitarist Peter Sutcliffe was added to the line-up. Boss commenced a heavy schedule of live performances on the Sydney pub and club circuit. Most notably, some of the band's best performances were at the Astra Hotel Bondi. In 1983, Boss released a two-track self-titled single, produced by Jon Kennett....

The band had a very short-lived career that was at its peak in 1984 with the international release of the LP Step On It. The LP was well received in Europe, but failed to achieve the same success locally, and the band fell apart soon after. Many fans were disappointed to learn that a Roland TR-909 drum machine was used instead of a real drummer on the Step On It LP. The success of Step On It also saw Boss support a number of bigger acts including Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister, and Ronnie James Dio.

After Boss split in the mid-1980s, vocalist Craig Csongrady and lead guitarist Kevin Pratt formed BB Steal.

Bengal Tigers formed in Melbourne in 1979 and by 1982 had been signed to Mushroom Records, releasing an EP called Metal Fetish, although neither this release nor two later singles met with much success. The band released another EP in 1995, entitled Pain Clinic, and an album in 1997, called In the Blood.

Heaven formed in Sydney out of an Adelaide band called Fat Lip in 1980 and became a second-tier attraction in the US on the strength of their second album, touring widely and opening for the likes of Judas Priest, Kiss and Mötley Crüe before eventually imploding in 1985

On 4 June 2015 it was announced that Heaven's vocalist, Allan Fryer, had died after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his daughter, Kallan and 4 grand-children.

so there you go just a quick one until i finish my "songs stuck in my head blog"..


  1. Wow I remember all these bands. Escape sound great. Gotta track down a copy of the demo.

  2. good luck I tried too with no luck