Origin: Wichita, KS, USA
Genres: Traditional Metal
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Manilla Road  


One of the great cult metal bands from the eighties, Manilla Road still has a strong following, particularly in Europe. Isolated from the metal world in their home in Kansas, the trio (recently expanded to a quartet) have released an impressive array of albums over their career, all with a distinctively original sound. That sound consisted of gruff vocals, low-tuned, heavy guitar work, lyrics often delving into fantasy topics, and mostly slow to mid-paced riffing, with an emphasis on creating an epic feel to their works. If asked to name their best albums, the votes here would go to The Deluge and Open The Gates. The band was quiet for most of the nineties, but band leader Mark Shelton revived the group in 2001, and the group continues to record and enjoy cult success.

Current Members

Bryan Patrick

vocals

Mark Shelton

vocals/guitars

Josh Castillo

bass

Andreas Neuderth

drums

Former Members/Guests

Scott Parks

bass

Andrew Coss

bass/keyboards/vocals

Mark Anderson

bass (Sanctus Infernum)

Harvey Patrick

bass

E.C. Hellwell

bass/backing vocals

Rick Fisher

drums

Randy Foxe

drums/keyboards/backing vocals

Aaron Brown

drums/vocals

Scott Peters

drums (Sanctus Infernum)

Cory Christner

drums


Discography



Invasion 
1981 independent
  1. The Dream Goes On
  2. Cat And Mouse
  3. Far Side Of The Sun
  4. Street Jammer
  5. The Empire
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Rick Fisher




Metal 
1982 independent
  1. Enter The Warrior
  2. Defender
  3. Queen Of The Black Coast
  4. Metal
  5. Out Of Control With Rock & Roll
  6. Cage Of Mirrors
  7. Far Side Of The Sun
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Rick Fisher




Crystal Logic 
1983 Black Dragon
  1. Prologue
  2. Necropolis
  3. Crystal Logic
  4. Feeling Free Again
  5. The Riddle Master
  6. The Ram
  7. The Veils Of Negative Existance
  8. Dreams Of Eschaton
  9. Epilogue
  10. Flaming Metal System (CD bonus track)
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Rick Fisher

Reviews:   Metal Observer  Metal Forces 



Open The Gates 
1985 Black Dragon
  1. Metalström
  2. Open The Gates
  3. Astronomica
  4. Weavers Of The Web
  5. The Ninth Wave
  6. Heavy Metal To The World
  7. The Fires Of Mars
  8. Raod Of Kings
  9. Hour Of The Dragon
  10. Witches Brew
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Randy Foxe
1985 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Deluge 
1986 Black Dragon
  1. Dementia
  2. Shadow In The Black
  3. Divine Victim
  4. Hammer Of The Witches
  5. Morbid Tabernacle
  6. Isle Of The Dead
  7. Taken By Storm
  8. The Deluge (Trilogy)
  9. Friction In Mass
  10. Rest In Pieces
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Randy Foxe
1986 BNR Top Ten album

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Live Roadkill  LIVE
1987 Black Dragon
  1. Dementia
  2. Open The Gates
  3. Mystification
  4. The Deluge
  5. Masque Of The Red Death
  6. Witches Brew
  7. Spirits Of The Dead
  8. Far Side Of The Sun
  9. Death By The Hammer (CD bonus track)
  10. Shadow In The Black (CD bonus track)
  11. Hammer Of The Witches (CD bonus track)
  12. Taken By Storm (CD bonus track)
  13. Friction In Mass (CD bonus track)
  14. Rest In Pieces (CD bonus track)
  15. Isle Of The Dead (CD bonus track)
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Randy Foxe




Mystification 
1987 Black Dragon
  1. Haunted Palace
  2. Spirits Of The Dead
  3. Valley Of Unrest
  4. Mystification
  5. Masque Of The Red Death
  6. Up From The Crypt
  7. Children Of The Night
  8. Dragon Star
  9. Death By The Hammer
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Randy Foxe

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos  Metal Observer 



Out Of The Abyss 
1988 Black Dragon
  1. Whitechapel
  2. Rites Of Blood
  3. Out Of The Abyss
  4. Return Of The Old Ones
  5. Black Cauldron
  6. Midnight Meat Train
  7. War In Heaven
  8. Slaughterhouse
  9. Helicon
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Randy Foxe

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Courts Of Chaos 
1990 Black Dragon
  1. Road To Chaos
  2. Dig Me No Grave
  3. D.O.A.
  4. Into The Courts Of Chaos
  5. From Beyond
  6. A Touch Of Madness
  7. (VLAD) The Impaler
  8. The Prophecy
  9. The Books Of Skelos (trilogy)
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Randy Foxe

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



The Circus Maximus 
1992 Black Dragon
  1. Throne Of Blood
  2. Lux Aeterna
  3. Spider
  4. Murder By Degrees
  5. No Sign From Above
  6. In Gein We Trust
  7. Flesh And Fury
  8. No Touch
  9. Hack It Off
  10. Forbidden Zone
  11. She´s Fading
  • Mark Shelton
  • Andrew Coss
  • Aaron Brown




Atlantis Rising 
2001 Iron Glory
  1. Megalodon
  2. Lemuria
  3. Atlantis Rising
  4. Sea Witch
  5. Resurrection
  6. Decimation
  7. Flight Of The Ravens
  8. March Of The Gods
  9. Siege Of Atland
  10. War Of The Gods
  • Mark Shelton
  • Mark Anderson
  • Scott Peters

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Spiral Castle 
2002 Iron Glory
  1. Gateway to the Sphere
  2. Spiral Castle
  3. Shadow
  4. Seven Trumpets
  5. Merchants of Death
  6. Born Upon the Soul
  7. Sands of Time
  • Bryan Patrick
  • Mark Shelton
  • Mark Anderson
  • Scott Peters

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Mark Of The Beast 
2002 Monster
  1. Mark of the Beast
  2. Court of Avalon
  3. Avatar
  4. Dream Sequence
  5. Time Trap
  6. Black Lotus
  7. Teacher
  8. Aftershock
  9. Venusian Sea
  10. Triumvirate
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Rick Fisher

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Gates Of Fire 
2005 Battle Cry
  1. Riddle Of Steel
  2. Behind The Veil
  3. When Giants Fall
  4. The Fall Of Iliam
  5. Imperious Rise
  6. Rome
  7. Stand Of The Spartans
  8. Betrayal
  9. Epitaph To The King
  • Bryan Patrick
  • Mark Shelton
  • Harvey Patrick
  • Cory Christner

Reviews:   Metal Observer 



Voyager 
2008 My Graveyard
  1. Tomb Of The Serpent King / Butchers Of The Sea
  2. Frost And Fire
  3. Tree Of Life
  4. Blood Eagle
  5. Voyager
  6. Eye Of The Storm
  7. Return Of The Serpent King
  8. Conquest
  9. Totentanz (The Dance Of Death)
  • Bryan Patrick
  • Mark Shelton
  • Harvey Patrick
  • Cory Christner

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 



After Midnight Live  LIVE
2009 High Roller
  1. Chromaphobia
  2. Life's So Hard
  3. Pentacle of Truth
  4. Dream of Peace
  5. Herman Hill
  • Mark Shelton
  • Scott Parks
  • Rick Fisher
Recorded in December of 1979.

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Playground Of The Damned 
2011 Shadow Kingdom
  1. Jackhammer
  2. Into The Into The Maelstrom
  3. Playground Of The Damned
  4. Grindhouse
  5. Abattoir De La Mort
  6. Fire Of Asshurbanipal
  7. Brethren Of The Hammer
  8. Art Of War
  • Bryan Patrick
  • Mark Shelton
  • E.C. Hellwell
  • Cory Christner

Reviews:   Angry Metal Guy 



Mysterium 
2013 Shadow Kingdom
  1. The Grey God Passes
  2. Stand Your Ground
  3. The Battle of Bonchester Bridge
  4. Hermitage
  5. Do What Thou Will
  6. Only The Brave
  7. Hallowed Be Thy Grave
  8. The Fountain
  9. The Calling
  10. Mysterium
  • Bryan Patrick
  • Mark Shelton
  • Josh Castillo
  • Andreas Neuderth




Voyager 
2014 Shadow Kingdom
  1. Tomb of the Serpent King / Butchers of the Sea
  2. Frost and Fire
  3. Tree of Life
  4. Blood Eagle
  5. Voyager
  6. Eye of the Storm
  7. Return of the Serpent King
  8. Conquest
  9. Totentanz (The Dance of Death)


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