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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Power metal, Death metal (Later)
Pure Metal Records
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Lightforce, also stylized as Light Force, was a power metal band that began in 1985. The band broke up in 1986 but resurfaced in 1987 with a new lineup and became slightly heavier, with a new lineup. In 1990, the band changed their name to Mortification and became a death metal band.
Lightforce began in 1985 with the lineup of Steve Rowe on Bass, Phadrah Hirschfield on Vocals, Chris Miller on Guitars and Rohan McDowell on Drums. in 1986, the band recorded two demos, titled Blue and Yellow Demos. The band broke up in 1986, after the demos releases.
In 1987, the band reformed with the lineup of Rowe, Steve Johnson (Vocals), Cameron Hall (Guitars) and Errol Willenberg (Drums). The same year, the band recorded their debut album, titled Battlezone. Hall departed from the band, being replaced by Murray Adams.
With this lineup, the band recorded their sophomore album, Mystical Thieves. In 1990, Johnson and Adams departed from the band. Hall returned to the band, bringing his friend Jayson Sherlock, who joined on Drums. Sherlock had known Hall from a Bible Study, and then joined officially.
The band recorded a demo titled Break the Curse, which brought the band to a heavier style. The band changed their name to Mortification, becoming a death metal band.
Last Known Lineup
- Steve Rowe - Bass (1985-1986, 1987-1990), Vocals (1990)
- Cameron Hall - Guitars (1987-1988, 1990)
- Jayson Sherlock - Drums (1990)
- Phadrah Hirschfield - Vocals (1985-1986)
- Steve Johnson - Vocals (1987-1990)
- Chris Miller - Guitars (1985-1986)
- Murray Adams - Guitars (1987-1990)
- Rohan McDowell - Drums (1985-1986)
- Errol Willenberg - Drums (1987-1990)
- Battlezone (1987)
- Mystical Thieves (1988)
- Blue Demo (1986)
- Yellow Demo (1986)
- Break the Curse (1990)
- Metal Missionaries (1991)
- The Best of LightForce - Mortification's Beginning (1994)
- 1986 to 1989 (2003)
- ↑ thrashboy (April 11, 2012). "Interview With 'Steve Rowe', About The Years With 'Lightforce'". The Metal Resource. Retrieved on April 27, 2018.
- ↑ Sherlock, Jayson (October 25, 2015). "Jayson Sherlock of Revulsed (Mortification)". As The Story Grows. Interview with Travis Turner and Stephen Sarro. Retrieved on April 15, 2018.
External Links Edit
- Rockwell, Andrew. "Lightforce - Mystical Thieves". Angelic Warlord. Retrieved on April 27, 2018.