DEBUT ALBUM 30 YEARS IN THE MAKING!
KEY TO A THOUSAND DOORS
OK, SO THE STORY SO FAR…
For the past few years, Paralex has had numerous enquiries from loyal NWOBHM fans about the availability of old band material and offers from record companies to put the same material out.
The fact is that the old tapes, although they still exist, are not usable. Even if they were, the material on there is certainly not of merchantable quality. They were recorded as demos and served their purpose at the time. However we would not be happy in the knowledge that fans might part with cash to hear material of such poor quality.
To that end, Paralex have always denied requests for the old demos and turned down any offers from record companies to publish them.
With the current interest in old NWOBHM music and many bands reforming, we thought the time might be right to try and re-record some songs so that the die-hard fans can finally hear some of the best Paralex material. Now Mark Gibson, Ian Johnson, Phil Ayling, Jez O’Donovan and Dave Blundy, a line-up from 1984, are working together again. We have absolutely no intention of reforming or playing any gigs, so please don’t ask!
Let’s make it clear – we are all amateurs at this. We are all recording at home using consumer equipment, recording on PCs and on a massive learning curve. Don’t expect soaring Andy Sneap-esque production values. But we hope we have produced something that represents a modern take on some classic Paralex numbers.
Get the debut album ‘Key to a Thousand Doors’ on No Remorse Records. Out now.
Born: Nottingham, UK 1964
Band history: Burnt Oak 1980-82, Axis 1982-83, Paralex 1983-85, AmbaGambla 86-88, Pyramid House 1991-93
Early influences: Slade, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Y&T, Journey, Yes
Current favourites: Sebastien Cloutier, Dixie Dregs, Don Ross
Rock hero: Steve Lukather
Born: Portsmouth, UK 1958
Band history: Paralex 1979-86, Metal Messiah 1987-88
Early influences: Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Merciful Fate, Rush
Current favourites: Impending Doom, Rammstein, The Browning, Hanzel und Gretyl, Chimaira, Breed Machine
Rock hero: Rob Halford
Born: Newark, UK 1960
Band History: Paralex 1977-86, SYZ 1986-88, Various Other Bands
Early Influences: AC/DC, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Rush, Judas Priest
Current Favourites: Metallica, AC/DC, Rammstien, Judas Priest
Rock Hero: Michael Schenker
Born: Newark, UK 1962
Band History: Overlord 1977-78, Paralex 1984-86, Hair of the Dog 1994-99, Various Other Bands
Early Influences: Rush, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Judas Priest, UFO
Current favourites: Most classic rock including AC/DC, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi.
Rock hero: Geddy Lee.
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Born: Nottingham, UK 1964
Band history: Paralex 1984-86, Between 1989-94 APB, Sweet Revenge, Shame
Early influences: Deep Purple, Rainbow, Thin Lizzy, Saxon. Accept, Dream Theater, Ozzy, Dio
Current favourites: Avenged Sevenfold, Journey, Styx, Nightwish
Rock hero: Cozy Powell
Key to a Thousand Doors
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What Our Fans Are Saying About Us
"Production is top-notch... a slab of metal riffdom with soaring guitar harmonies, off-beats, fantastic solos and stirling drum-work."
30 year wait worth every second!
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"A central riff which it keeps coming back to framed around multiple solos and time changes. Monster, monster. A marvellous, marvellous listen"
A marvellous, marvellous listen!
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"Hard, heavy, refined, blazing solos. Fantastic. Ten cuts of manic NWOBHM style hardness which does hit the target time after time."