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Artist: Tokyo Blade

Title: Night of the Blade - The Night Before

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Tokyo Blade Night of the Blade - The Night Before Album Cover


Category: Classic Hard Rock

Year: 1984

Label: High Vaultage (Germany)

Catalog Number: HV-1013


John Wiggins guitar
Andy Wrighton bass
Andy Boulton guitar
Alan Marsh vocals
Steve Pierce drums

Reisued in 1997, part of a series of classic '80s hard rock and NWOBHM reissues on the High Vaultage label, all fabulously packaged, and with considerable numbers of bonus tracks.

Original Tokyo Blade lineup (the vocals were rerecorded by Vic Wright when Alan Marsh left the band before the album's release). Bonus tracks are from the Mr. Ice project.


1.  Night of the Blade  4:00
2.  Warrior of the Rising Sun  5:15
3.  Unleash the Beast  4:30
4.  Love Struck  3:11
5.  Attack Attack  3:34
6.  Fever  3:29
7.  Dead of the Night  3:54
8.  Breakout  3:44
9.  Madame Guillotine  4:41
10.  Someone to Love  3:37
11.  Hot Breath bonus track  5:58
12.  Poor Little Rich Kid bonus track  3:33
13.  Woman and Love bonus track  5:54
14.  More than a Pretty Face bonus track  4:54
15.  Boyz Will Be Boyz bonus track  4:52
16.  Young, Bad and No Good bonus track  4:24
Total Running Time:  69:30

If you see any errors or omissions in the CD information shown above, either in the musician credits or song listings (cover song credits, live tracks, etc.), please post them in the corrections section of the Heavy Harmonies forum/message board.

The music discographies on this site are works in progress. If you notice that a particular Tokyo Blade CD release or compilation is missing from the list above, please submit that CD using the CD submission page. The ultimate goal is to make the discographies here at Heavy Harmonies as complete as possible. Even if it is an obscure greatest-hits or live compilation CD, we want to add it to the site. Please only submit official CD releases; no bootlegs or cassette-only or LP-only releases.

EPs and CD-singles from Tokyo Blade are also welcome to be added, as long as they are at least 4 songs in length.

Existing comments about this CD

From: lalapalooser Date: September 30, 2002 at 18:09
What a kick ass cd! Had the lp's & cassettes in the 80's. Have the cd's now. True masters of NWOBHM.

From: Motherfucker Date: January 29, 2004 at 10:53
Holy Bible of NWOBHM!!!

From: Ivan Date: January 29, 2004 at 16:15
Please, please let me know where this can be purchased on the Internet.

From: sobieski Date: February 14, 2004 at 19:45
Just an amazing band and an amazing album. Andy Boulton'solos are pure NWOBHM dreams. Pity that very few people know it!

From: TokyoBlade Date: March 5, 2004 at 13:50
Yes, this is a great album. I own every single Tokyo Blade album (For obvious reasons) and I think Burning down paridise is great as well.

From: Mr. Marsh Date: March 8, 2004 at 10:21
Ok you weont believe me but i am LEAD VOCALIST! They brought me back later. No more Albums though.

From: Vince Date: March 28, 2004 at 16:24
Hi Alan ! No more tokyo blade album ? Why ? Burning donw paradise was a killer album !!! We're waiting for a reunion tour !!!!! ;o)

From: Mr. Marsh Date: April 21, 2004 at 11:56
No more blade albums cuz we all broke up. And yes, burning down paradise was killer! and what renunion tour you talking about?

From: Mr Marsh Date: June 13, 2004 at 13:08
Note about Iron Maiden... People say we were influenced by them. Other way round, a lot of their songs had our riffs in(two minutes to midnight is one) and Sum 41 nicked a riff from this album. But we dont care.

From: Date: July 3, 2004 at 12:06
por favor necesito que me contesten en español, ¿como hago para man dar a traer el cd de TOKYO BLADE NIGHT OF THE BLADE-THE NIGHT BEFORE ? les escribo desde COLOMBIA

From: Cobranaconda Date: August 8, 2004 at 11:01
Hello all. I just though that I'd let you know that there is now a new TB forum up and running. http://cobranaconda.proboards32.com/index.cgi It has me as the admin and Chris Marsh (Alan's son) as a Global Mod. I hope that you all come and visit.

From: hair metal again Date: November 18, 2011 at 1:34
very good release by TOKYO BLADE !i want to talk only for the bonus tracks here!well ,well the bonus songs have a clear commercial hard rock approach and i LOVE that!hard rockin mood,groove and attitude is what you get.highlight is "more than a pretty face" and it makes this one worth buying!

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