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Artist: Tokyo Blade

Title: Night of the Blade

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Tokyo Blade Night of the Blade Album Cover

 

Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1984

Label: High Vaultage (Germany)

Catalog Number: HV-1012

Personnel

John Wiggins guitar
Andy Wrighton bass
Andy Boulton guitar
Vic Wright 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.

Tracks

1.  Someone to Love  3:38
2.  Night of the Blade  4:00
3.  Rock Me to the Limit  4:52
4.  Warrior of the Rising Sun  5:23
5.  Unleash the Beast  4:30
6.  Love Struck  3:45
7.  Dead of the Night  3:55
8.  Lightning Strikes (Straight Through the Heart)  4:29
9.  Fever bonus track  3:27
10.  Attack Attack bonus track  3:36
11.  Madame Guillotine bonus track  4:42
12.  Break Out bonus track  3:44
13.  Monkeys Blood bonus track  3:42
14.  School House Is Burnin' bonus track  3:58
15.  Shadows of Insanity bonus track  3:00
16.  Jezzabell bonus track  3:19
  
Total Running Time:  64:00

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Existing comments about this CD

From: CORTEZ Date: May 11, 2001 at 6:49
AN EXPLICIT EXAMPLE OF A SHITTY ALBUM OF THE 80'S METAL. TOKYO BLADE WAS NOTHING AND WILL REMAIN NOTHING IN MUSICAL LANDSCAPE. LISTEN TO BODINE INSTEAD !

From: c shiels Date: May 3, 2002 at 11:02
simply superb . High energy , honesty and class abound . Worth £1,000 .How they never made it at home is beyond me . This set the stage for Black hearts and jaded spades to come .So buy both of them .. C shiels Ireland 2002

From: c shiels Date: May 3, 2002 at 11:02
simply superb . High energy , honesty and class abound . Worth £1,000 .How they never made it at home is beyond me . This set the stage for Black hearts and jaded spades to come .So buy both of them .. C shiels Ireland 2002

From: JuanSQUAD Date: July 7, 2002 at 21:21
Excelent Album ,This is one of my favorite disc!

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 9, 2002 at 8:39
I rather preffer this one than their first release self-titled lp(which does not feature on this site).My real favourite one is "Black Hearts and Jadded Spades".Their third effort(also is not featured in this site).I also preffer Vic on vocals that the first singer Allan Marsh.I think he sounds like a beginer.Important yo say is that the release with the same title is the demos of this one recorded with Allan on vocals.More raw and a bit heavier.The production on this one is way better!

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 9, 2002 at 8:51
I also think that this effort can't be called hard rock.They were a nwobhm band,This record surely is HM only sometimes it flerts with some HR elements.Neat incisive guitars,clean,rebel,hard driven vocals and hard,heavy drumms.Melodic choruses and good looks!Another exelent band that did not have the proper respect!One curiosity is that recorded their 2 first efforts totaly live!Everybody playing toghether on the studio,because they did't have enougth money to spend on a decent recording!80/10

From: Andre Tekken Date: August 9, 2002 at 8:54
After this record their sound became hard rock instead of traditional heavy metal!But they still sounded very heavy!

From: B. CASARIN (MEX Date: August 11, 2002 at 0:05
i think that t.b. is a spirited 80´s nwobhm band, not my favourite band, but i enjoy it! rating: 7.5/10

From: alejandro Date: March 12, 2003 at 15:33
oNE OF MY FAVORITES HEAVY METAL ALBUMS OF ALL TIMES. THE MELODIES, THE SONGS, THE MIGHTY. FROM ARGENTINA THERE´S A FAN OF THE BAND SIONCE I´´VE HEARD THIS TAPE IN 1985. ALEX. thelyrics2003@yahoo.com.ar

From: ALEJANDRO Date: March 21, 2003 at 15:54
UNO DE MIS DISCOS PREFERIDOS DE TODAS LAS EPOCAS. LA PERFECTA ARMONIA ENTRE FUERZA Y MELODIA. SONIDO TIPICAMENTE INLGES, EN ESPECIAL SUS GUITARRAS, CON ESE TOQUE "MAIDEN" QUE TANTO SE LES ACHACO EN SU MOMENTO. INCREIBLE QUE NO HAYAN LLEGADO MAS LEJOS EN SU MOMENTO, AUNQUE MAS ALLA QUE "BLACKHEARTS..." NO ES UN MAL DISCO, PARA ENTONCES SE HABIAN VOLCADO A LAS TENDENCIAS AMERICANAS DE LA EPOCA, TANTO EN LO MUSICAL COMO EN LO VISUAL, Y FUERON PERDIENDO VALIA. DE TODAS MANERAS ESTE DISCO ES LA GLORI

From: JAIME Date: October 18, 2003 at 15:03
NO ENTIENDO CÓMO ESTE GRUPO Y ESTE DISCO EN CONCRETO NO ARRASÓ... ES DE LO MEJORCITO DE LA NWOBHM.DUROS Y ELEGANTES, BUENAS GUITARRAS, VOZ MELÓDICA Y BASTANTE CAÑA EN LA BATERÍA. DAN GANAS DE MOVER LA CABEZA Y APORREAR ESA GUITARRA IMAGINARIA QUE TODOS TENEMOS. LO DICHO,DE LO MEJORCITO

From: Christine Date: October 24, 2003 at 5:04
I discovered this album in '89 from a friend's boyfriend - and since then, I think I've met 3 other people who actually know about them! What can I say, South Florida isn't exactly a hotbed of rock fans. This album just blew me away, and I still give it a spin every so often.

From: Date: December 22, 2003 at 19:05
This is the only Tokyo Blade album I've ever heard, but I love it. I got it back when first it came out, and never got why they weren't a little more successful. This IS a Heavy Metal album; not Hard Rock. I was listening to Maiden a lot then, and this fit right in. Honestly, one of the lost greats of the 80's.

From: COFFE Date: January 29, 2004 at 13:01
S.P.E.T.T.A.C.O.L.O.!!!!!!!

From: Christine Date: January 29, 2004 at 18:10
Ummmm... so does that mean you like it, Coffe??

From: Alejandro Date: February 9, 2004 at 14:33
UNO DE MIS DISCOS DE TODAS LAS EPOCAS.LA PERFECTA ARMONIA ENTRE FUERZA Y MELODIA.SONIDO TIPICAMENTE INLGES,EN ESPECIAL SUS GUITARRAS,CON ESE TOQUE "MAIDEN" QUE TANTO SE LES ACHACO EN SU MOMENTO.INCREIBLE QUE NO HAYAN LLEGADO MAS LEJOS EN SU MOMENTO, AUNQUE MAS ALLA QUE "BLACKHEARTS..." NO ES UN MAL DISCO,PARA ENTONCES SE HABIAN VOLCADO A LAS TENDENCIAS AMERICANAS DE LA EPOCA,TANTO EN LO MUSICAL COMO EN LO VISUAL,Y FUERON PERDIENDO VALIA.DE TODAS MANERAS 10/10. carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: Date: February 14, 2004 at 19:47
I agree! A real SPETTACOLO! By thw way.. are you italian as I am?

From: TokyoBlade Date: March 5, 2004 at 13:54
Terrible. Night of the blade the night before is beter. Same songs, different vocals.

From: Dean Date: March 5, 2004 at 17:52
Totally disagree with the previous poster- i guess it's just a matter of personal taste because i think Vic Wright is a much better vocalist than Alan- the fact that they are singing the exact same songs makes it pretty easy to compare but i think Vic's vocals kick ass.

From: Mr. Marsh Date: March 8, 2004 at 10:24
STOP MOUTHIN' ME OFF!! Vic was *****@!#~$£^£! so there!

From: Dean Date: March 8, 2004 at 12:36
Dear Mr Marsh(or is that M & M)- Does *****@!#~$£^£! translate as "fucking awesome"? You are so right- I totally agree. I love it when people show total goodwill toward the people who REPLACED them. Cheers

From: Mr. Marsh Date: March 9, 2004 at 7:57
No, it means that I was better and all the albums with me in were better. They brought me back later and they were better as well. Listen to Burning Down Paradise!

From: Cobranaconda Date: August 8, 2004 at 11:02
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: Sergio Date: November 19, 2004 at 22:54
Este me enganchó la primera vez que lo escuché ( cuando salió ), y todavía figura entre mis preferidos de siempre. Las melodias de guitarra son totalmente NWOBHM, pero la música yá comenzaba a americanizarse, y es por eso que me gusta tanto. Perfecta comunión entre metal y hard rock. El mejor vocalista para mí es Vic.

From: Ale_Carro Date: June 14, 2006 at 12:50
UNO DE MIS DISCOS DE TODAS LAS EPOCAS.LA PERFECTA ARMONIA ENTRE FUERZA Y MELODIA.SONIDO TIPICAMENTE INLGES,EN ESPECIAL SUS GUITARRAS,CON ESE TOQUE "MAIDEN" QUE TANTO SE LES ACHACO EN SU MOMENTO.INCREIBLE QUE NO HAYAN LLEGADO MAS LEJOS EN SU MOMENTO, AUNQUE MAS ALLA QUE "BLACKHEARTS..." NO ES UN MAL DISCO,PARA ENTONCES SE HABIAN VOLCADO A LAS TENDENCIAS AMERICANAS DE LA EPOCA,TANTO EN LO MUSICAL COMO EN LO VISUAL,Y FUERON PERDIENDO VALIA.DE TODAS MANERAS. 10/10.carro_martin2000@yahoo.com.ar

From: lalorock Date: September 15, 2006 at 22:49
Este album lo tenía en cassette hace años,y hará un par de años lo conseguí en cd, es un tremendo disco lleno de guitarras afiladas y melódicas, la voz aguda de Vic Wright te deja petrificado,la batería es muy potente de sonido,canciones que te enganchan a la primera escuchada y hace que no lo olvides por meses,someone to love, rock me to...,warrior of the...mi favorita,recuerda un poco a Maiden pero tienen su propio estilo,todas son excelentes canciones,NIGHT OF THE BLADE THERE´S NO ESCAPE!!!

From: rick kerch vzla Date: January 11, 2007 at 20:29
The magic of the cd brings this jewel with tons of bonus tracks!!!.I bought the vinyl when it came out and i'm looking forward to get the cd.What can i say about this...FANTASTIC!!!.10/10

From: juan carlos Date: July 11, 2007 at 0:08
Gran Re-edición de este muy buen album de Melodic Metal. Tiene sus tintes Maiden(vienen de la avalancha del NWoBHM y eso lo dice todo) pero los temas la mayoría como sacudir un buen rato la cabeza. "Warrior of the Rising Sun" que tremendo temazo ehh ó "Night of the Blade" con un excelente solo y los cambios muy buenos, estos 2 temas son de lo mejor. Muy Recomendable y los bonus solo buenos. 8.8/10

From: CS2007 Date: October 9, 2007 at 19:47
The second full length Tokyo Blade album. While Tokyo Blade's debut album was more consistent, the highlights on this album surpass those of the debut. "Warrior of the Rising Sun" is the best song Tokyo Blade ever recorded. The title track is also excellent. There are a few commercial sounding songs here, but a couple of them are quite good. "Lightning Strikes (Straight Through the Heart)" is the best of the more commercial sounding songs. A good album, but the later Tokyo Blade albums suck.

From: hair metal again Date: November 18, 2011 at 5:02
2nd step for TOKYO BLADE and surely a good one!high energy guitar driven heavy rock music all around with many good songs like "someone to love","love struck","dead of the night".the band sounds so alive and strong and it captures the spirit of the mid 80 s heavy scene.good release


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