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Artist: Warrior

Title: Fighting for the Earth

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Warrior Fighting for the Earth Album Cover


Category: Melodic Metal

Year: 1985

Label: Metal Blade

Catalog Number: 9 26531-2


Joe Floyd guitar
Parramore McCarty vocals
Tommy Asakawa guitar
Liam Jason drums
Rick Bennett bass, keyboards


1.  Fighting for the Earth  
2.  Only the Strong Survive  
3.  Ruler  
4.  Mind Over Matter  
5.  Defenders of Creation  
6.  Day of the Evil  
7.  Cold Fire  
8.  PTM 1  
9.  Welcome Aboard  

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Existing comments about this CD

From: Roger Hale Date: August 31, 2001 at 18:13
I bought the album with no idea who they were. GOD, im so glad I did. The music and vocals are so melodic and heavy. Im 40 years old and wish there was more music like this today!!! The newest Warrior with Bob Rock on vocals is very good and it is a must for Warrior fans. Its a must because it's hard to find metal of this caliber anymore. LONG LIVE WARRIOR!!!

From: Shadow Date: September 4, 2001 at 13:23
'STRONG & true just like their name*WARRIOR, I don't have this Classic 'YET!' I do have their latest(& shall find the others/Ancient*Future's on order)WARRIOR-TheCodeOf* 'SOLID to the CORE' ROB*ROCK Vocals Soars and that Thunder Steel*GROOVE 'KICKS!'-fav'song RETRIBUTION...anxiously awaiting MR.JOE FLOYD Works* w/TheBEAST MANDY LION for TheNew*WWIII-CD*Project...that's gonna be Brutal*DEMOLITION Style.' AND hopeing that next year ULTRASOUND*2001...WARRIOR and WWIII 'will be present!'

From: Shadow Date: September 4, 2001 at 13:32
...TheULTRASOUND*2002!!! WARRIOR, WWIII & TRIBES OF GYPSIES will be present...'sorry I had put 2001 meant to say 2002...for they could not be present at this year Ultrasound...So Hopefully NEXT YR. their'll be present!!!'

From: WADELINK Date: October 23, 2001 at 19:29

From: dan frm romania Date: March 7, 2002 at 11:54
i heard first time warrior in 1988 (FIGHTING...) ... bestial guitars, vocals, everything.

From: Friday 13th Date: May 23, 2002 at 5:54
Cult album in a class of it's own, this is a must for fans of Judas Priest 'Screaming..' era and the band are still together. Rock on!!

From: Desslar Date: May 23, 2002 at 15:37
Surprisingly good dark and heavy power metal album, although lyrically as silly as Manowar. Quite entertaining. The last track sounds a lot like Boston. Strange.

From: Starchild Date: July 16, 2002 at 8:29
A true 'must-have' for metalmusic lovers. I´ve been listening to it since 87´ and it still makes my day.

From: scott snelson Date: August 24, 2002 at 20:10
They do have two more cds out but very hard to find.I just lucked into them on napster and O MAY GOD they rock.Hard to believe but better than fighting. Its called The Code of Life and Ancient Future. Happy hunting.

From: ludek Date: October 11, 2002 at 18:22
It´s totally fantastic music from the eighties. One of the best, i think. FIRST CLASS!!!

From: METAL 4 EVER Date: January 5, 2003 at 7:36
Fighting for the Earth is by far the best Warrior CD (I do like all three). I have all three, and Rob Rock is my all time favorite vocalist, but this album has it all. If you like straight up Heavy Metal (Judas Priest, Malice, Leatherwolf, Keel, Armored Saint, White Tiger, ManOwar, Vicious Rumors, Ruffians, Villain, Impellitteri, Lizzy Borden, even Twisted Sister) this album is for you. Or if you have this album check out some of the other bands I listed, I bet you will like them. Metal 4 Life

From: jarett r. Date: January 8, 2003 at 14:30
is this the same warrior that vinnie vincent was in before kiss?

From: Date: January 26, 2003 at 18:48
Perfect amalgam of high quality melodies and macho metal. One of the best metal albums ever. If I could go back in time, and have a chat with Johann Sebastian Bach, and have him listen to an overview of music made after him, I'd have him listen to this album under the header 'metal'. I'm sure he would be interested. ;o)

From: MButt Date: March 18, 2003 at 16:00
Great cd, I loved it!! in my opinion the best of their three cd's but the other are decent.

From: Kevin Date: March 31, 2003 at 20:25
Before Vinnie Vincent joined Kiss, he formed a band called 'Warrior' w/ Robert Fleischmann (ex-Journey), Gary Shea, and Jimmy Waldo (both ex-Alcatrazz). They didn't record any albums, just some demos. This isn't the same band. Liam Jason went on to 'Rhino Bucket'. The album 'Let battle commence' in '94 was also a different 'Warrior'.

From: Scandinavia Date: August 24, 2003 at 6:35
Some weird priest influenced stuff going on here...In the attempt to sound original they ended up sounding bizarre...But fun listening to...

From: AOR freaky Date: December 15, 2003 at 12:22
This CD is their best and better than Priest ! Much better and far more class in the songwriting. Fantastic hardrock/metal by this act !

From: infinity Date: December 22, 2003 at 8:23
they are real metal-gods!!!

From: steelreign Date: January 29, 2004 at 13:40
The title song by itself is reason to spend whatever necessary to obtain this CD. One of the best metal anthems OF ALL TIME!!

From: red Date: February 6, 2004 at 13:11
Reminded me some of Armored Saint. Very solid album, but nobody noticed them.

From: Impaler Date: February 22, 2004 at 13:56
I got this in '85 on tape. It is a good power metal album. 'Fighting For The Earth' is a great anthem.

From: Metal_Warrior Date: March 6, 2004 at 18:43
a big Heavy Metal lesson from the US. Their latest albums are good,but i prefer if Warrior had only one,and legendary album.

From: Sean Date: April 21, 2004 at 15:56
Extreme Metal...The best out there....

From: Uusiolli Date: August 5, 2004 at 19:59
This is what I Call metal. Some nice songs and for its time probably one of the most massive sounding albums. Gets slighly boring towards the end, that's why 'only' 8,5/10

From: Nick Clarkson Date: October 21, 2004 at 16:45
Yeah great album, some great songs to raise your fist and chant to as well ' DE - FEN - DERS OFCREATION!' I have a video somewhere of these guys performing Fighting for the Earth and another song (I think it might even be D.O.C) from a U.K. T.V. program somewhere in my loft. In fact the mighty WWIII cover the title track on their album When God Turned Away. This is a class release though, strangely enough I never chased up their later albums (hmm!! note to it).

From: StarCity Rocker Date: March 9, 2005 at 9:37
Ran across this one at a small-town used music store and remembered the name from the 80s. Warrior seems to be going for the Queensryche/EP sound with McCarty's vocals. Though not as good as Queensryche, these guys do a nice job by leaning towards the power metal side as opposed to the hair metal side. The title track is a smokin' opening number, 'Ruler' was awesome, 'Cold Fire' was an interesting ballad with the music outshining the vocals. No bad songs to speak of, very good stuff.

From: Det. Gadget Date: March 12, 2005 at 22:11
Picked it up when it first came out.. I still play it and watch the vid. Awesome. Always liked this singer. He later did the Steve Stevens Atomic Playboys cd. They later used Rob Rock and Mark Storace on vox. The line up always changes except Joe Floyd (guitar,engineer,writer).Trivia: after recording and before lp release drummer replaced with Jimmy Volpe and bassist replaced with Bruce Turgeon (Foreigner,etc) see back of lp and liner for pics....Good Stuff.

From: Ethan Date: April 1, 2005 at 0:25
I bought it on vinyl for under $4 dollars. Eat that, losers.

From: SangreAzulForever Date: September 15, 2005 at 18:10
If you´re looking for some good piece of heavy metal music, here it is. If a friend tells to be recommended by us for his introduction to this genre, then, tell him/her to buy Warrior´s 'fighting for the earth' or just download it if unavailable at the shops. If you´re not familiar with Heavy Metal music, then, I´ll tell you the same as to my friend. 9/10. PS: The next step, once you´ve obtained it by some way, should be to introduce it in your car and turn up the volume as loud as you can, play

From: SangreAzulForever Date: September 15, 2005 at 18:11
(continuing) the first song!!!

From: pereira Date: December 15, 2005 at 22:39
quite a nice piece, really cool, in my opinion it´s worth a few bucks (in my case, euros). the song COLD FIRE is a bit weird though, maybe it needs a few more listens, i dunno!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: February 11, 2007 at 11:57
Excellent album with solid metal songs.If you like solid HM probably this album won't dissapoints you.'Welcome Aboard', Warrior came here to stay!!!!!.10/10

From: Rafo Phoenix Date: February 11, 2007 at 12:21
Very Good Heavy Hard Metal Rock buenisimo album de Heavy Metal y Hard Rock con sus momentos melodicos una pena que solo sean 8 cortes ya que uno de los 9 no cuenta 8.5/10.

From: z4roxx Date: April 5, 2009 at 12:12
I love old sounds,productions and many of 80's bands but this album is pretty average,maybe a couple of good songs,nothing more.I respect shark attack opinion and I assimilate your"dickhead"to myself.To be honest I don't know very well english,I know quite well italian,no other languages.I've studied for 8 years english,5 years frecn and 3 german:nothin'I remember ahahah!If shark attack is like the Wehrmacht debut album I think you're not so remarkable person ahahaha

From: shark attack Date: April 5, 2009 at 14:22
Hey z4roxx, I prefer the second Wehrmacht album go have a beer and chill out!!!!!

From: z4roxx Date: April 6, 2009 at 15:21
Ahaha I hate beer but it's Ok anyway!The second Wehrmacht was a great album BTW...

From: MetalllianStallion Date: March 13, 2010 at 2:53
Listen to the lyrics of 'Fighting for the Earth' as it makes a great theme song for fighting the New World Order a.k.a. the Elite(evil bankers),who are currently destroying the worlds economy, and want total control over our lives. The song also should have been a shoe in for the 1986 'Transformers' movie soundtrack which latter inspired the 2007 big budget release. McCarty was singing Optimus Prime ahead of his time. 'Only the Strong Survive' is also a great track but the quality takes a bit of a nose dive IMO after that. Why this album made the cut on HH and the classic 'Armored Saint - March of the Saints' was excluded is baffling. Some of the latter albums by the band 'Riot' I would consider pure metal and suitable for I know there are borderline bands which makes it a judgment call but how about a little consistency? I would recommend duplicating border artists on both BM and HH and maybe starting a new website for ultra lite groups(Mr.Mister.,Air Supply,ect).

From: pie75 Date: August 22, 2010 at 8:09
this a dead set classic album and one of metals hidden gems a cousin of mine gave me a bunch of metal blade tapes he got from the markets in the mid 90's molst of them were garrbage but the 2 that stood out from that bunch was this and lizzy borden's master of disguise i've got them both on cd now and love them the minute i heard the title track i was blown away their sound is awsome and parramore mccarty's vocals are top notch only the strong survive,defenders of creation,day of the evil,welcome aboard and the epic cold fire are just great people if your after something rare and a hidden metal classic then this is the album for you

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 26, 2011 at 18:55
Listening again to my old not understand why this band didn't break through with this monster album ...Parramore Mccarty was a phenomenal singer and the rest of the guys were just awesome(the band got together recently for some shows around the U.S. but a bit late for some "real recognition" i guess)...well about the tracks in here my fave track is "Welcome Aboard" but not to put apart these strong cuts:"Fighting For The Earth","Only The Strong Survive","Ruler","Mind Over Matter"(reminds me of the band Wild Dogs),"Day Of The Evil" & "Cold Fire" you can read basically the whole album is a blast!!!...highly recommended album by all means...100/100

From: hair metal again Date: June 21, 2020 at 15:10
excellent heavy metal release for WARRIOR and a cult release mostly because of the Fighting For The Earth song that made quite an impact!their sound is somewhere between SAVATAGE ,JUDAS PRIEST & SHOK PARIS and the riffs& vocs are razor sharp and have a strong edge!"ruler",'fighting for the earth","defenders of creation " are excellent songs indeed and overall a classic heavy metal release of the mid 80s

From: Tollitiger Date: September 3, 2020 at 2:45
Another Classic One from the 80`s , Pure American Metal as it`s Best

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