TRÖJAN debut på CD for første gang
Metal Mind Productions presents a re-release of a classic material from Roadrunner Records' archives – one of the most awaited records by the fans of NWOBHM: "Chasing The Storm" by Tröjan. It is the first ever CD release of the debut album from this fantastic speed/power metal band from UK. The album, released on vinyl in 1985, includes speed-metal classics, with the highlighted "Icehouse" being itself a quintessence of the genre. After their debut, the band dissolved, with the musicians focusing on other projects. Today, Tröjan remains one of those underestimated speed-metal gems, waiting to be discovered by patient and demanding music connoisseurs.
"Chasing The Storm" in a new digipack edition on golden discs, digitally remastered using 24-Bit process, limited to numerated 2000 copies will be released on 6th August in Europe & on 3rd September in USA (via MVD).
"Chasing The Storm"
Label: Metal Mind Records
Cat. No.: MASS CD DG 1041
Format: CD Digipack (limited edition of 2000 numerated copies)
Genre: speed/power metal
Release date: 06.08.2007 Europe / 03.09.2007 USA
1. Chasing The Storm
2. Tonight We've Got It Made
3. Only The Strong Survive
7. Take No Prisoners
8. Hot 'N' Ready
9. Help Me
Tröjan was formed in 1982 in Wigan, England by guitarist Pete Wadeson and gathered musicians known from bands such as Taliön or Betrayed. The band, alongside groups such as Jaguar or Satan, was a worthy representative of the speed-metal genre, proving that not only Germany had a strong line-up in the terms of fast and powerful metal music.
Their debut album, "Chasing the Storm", which released in 1985 had the misfortune of emerging during the hostile times for metal in the UK. Tired with being flooded by countless new NWOBHM releases, the British music industry despised debuting speed/power metal acts, what unfortunately also affected Tröjan. Thus the band was unfairly ignored in England, however the rest of Europe proved to be more welcoming. In 1983, the mentioned before groups Jaguar and Satan stormed the continent, becoming a huge success. Nevertheless, by 1985 and Tröjan's debut Roadrunner release, the industry grew much more fonder of the thrash metal scene, leaving speed metal giants such as Exciter less effective than few years earlier. "Chasing the Storm" has pretty much the same structure as most of Exciter's albums, but in the same time revealing its own unique style. Limited to only one guitar (which by that time was considered a major risk) Tröjan managed to develop an impressive musical structure, based mainly on Wadeson's skillful guitar play and intense vocals performed by Wyatt. All ten tracks on the album are pure speed-metal classics, with the highlighted "Icehouse", being itself a quintessence of the entire genre.
After their debut the band dissolved, with the musicians focusing on other projects, none of which receiving proper acclaim as well. Today, Tröjan remains one of those underestimated speed-metal gems, waiting to be discovered by patient and demanding music connoisseurs.