Origin: Cleveland, OH, USA
Genres: 80's Metal

Breaker  


Named for the classic Accept album, Breaker was one of a handful of traditionally metal-minded Ohio bands who generated a minor buzz in the mid-eighties, with others in this fraternity including Shok Paris, Purgatory, and Black Death. Formed in 1982, the band commenced recording their debut album, Get Tough, in 1984, but it would not be released until 1987, due largely to internal conflicts with singer Jim Hamar, who had left the band during initial recordings before rejoining in time to complete the album. Regarded as a minor classic, Get Tough is undeniably 80's American hard rock/metal, with a keen eye towards the mainstream while still retaining a tough metal edge. Despite a loyal local following, the band couldn't keep it together, disbanding near the end of the 80's after initiating recordings for a second album Engines Of Disaster. It would not be until 1999 when the band came back together, to record a cover version of Accept's Breaker, which eventually became the title of a comeback EP. Finally, Get Tough was re-released as part of a 2-CD package in 2003, the second CD containing demo and live recordings.

Current Members

Greg Wagner

guitars (Archetype, Shatter Messiah)

Michael Klein

guitars

Don Depew

guitars

Nick Giannakos

guitars (Wretch)

Brook Hodges

bass

Mark Klein

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jim Hamar

vocals

Ian Shipley

bass


Discography



Get Tough 
1987 Auburn
  1. Lie To Me
  2. 10 Seconds In
  3. Get Tough
  4. Razor's Edge
  5. Obsession
  6. Blood Money
  7. Black And White
  8. Behind Enemy Lines
  9. Wait For The Night
  10. From The Heart
  • Jim Hamar
  • Michael Klein
  • Don Depew
  • Ian Shipley
  • Mark Klein

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



(EP) Accept 
1999
  1. Breaker
  2. Still Life
  3. 10 Seconds In
  4. Action
  5. Life Of Crime
  6. Sleepless Nights
  • Jim Hamar
  • Michael Klein
  • Don Depew
  • Ian Shipley
  • Mark Klein




Get Tough (2-CD re-release) 
2003 Auburn
  1. Lie To Me
  2. 10 Seconds In
  3. Get Tough
  4. Razor's Edge
  5. Obsession
  6. Blood Money
  7. Black And White
  8. Behind Enemy Lines
  9. Wait For The Night
  10. From The Heart
  11. Standing In The Night (Demo)
  12. Action
  13. Caught In Love (Demo)
  14. Still Life
  15. Touch Like Thunder
  16. Dead In Your Tracks (Demo)
  17. The Hurt (Demo)
  18. Cold Air (Demo)
  19. All Or Nothing (Live)
  20. 10 Seconds In
  21. Walking The Wire
  22. Blood Money
  23. Afraid Of The Dark
  24. From The Heart (Demo)
  25. Entering Twilight (Demo)
  26. No More Cries (Demo)




Coffee Breaker Concert 
2004 Auburn
  1. Intro
  2. Blood Money
  3. Silent Obsession
  4. Sleepless Nights
  5. 10 Seconds In
  6. Walking the Wire
  7. Razorís Edge
  8. Entering Twilight
  9. All Or Nothing
  10. Caught In Love
  11. Feel The Fire
  12. Afraid Of The Dark
  13. From The Heart
  14. Danger Danger
  • Jim Hamar
  • Michael Klein
  • Don Depew
  • Ian Shipley
  • Mark Klein




Peace Love Death 
2008 Auburn
  1. Black Light Ark
  2. Satellite Dog
  3. Luck And Gasoline
  4. One Thin Line
  5. Too Much Of Nothing
  6. To Hell And Back Again
  7. Pictured Life
  8. Breaker
  9. Black Light Ark
  10. Action
  11. Standing In The Light
  12. Still Life


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