Origin: Sheffield, England
Genres: NWOBHM

Phoenix Rising  


Phoenix Rising was just one of many British bands to emerge during the NWOBHM period of the early eighties. Playing a more laid-back, hard-rock version of Brit metal, they released a self-titled EP on their own label in 1983 and broke up a couple of years later (the later CD, The Live Session, was recording during this period as well). Years later, guitarist Pete Bangert put together a new version of the band in honor of original drummer Danny Spencer, who had died of leukemia. A tape (later put on CD) entitled Leukaemia Research Benefit Tape, consisting of four covers and one new track, was released by this second version of the band in 1992, and they gigged for a number of years after that.

Current Members

Mel Day

vocals

Pete Bangert

guitars

Nick Parfrey

bass

Gordon Henderson

drums

Former Members/Guests

Jack Bunker

vocals

Chris Hamilton

bass

Danny Spencer

drums RIP: December 31, 1990, leukemia


Discography



(EP) Phoenix Rising 
1983 self-released
  1. Lonely Attack
  2. The Minstrel
  3. Understanding
  4. Phoenix Rising
  • Jack Bunker
  • Pete Bangert
  • Chris Hamilton
  • Danny Spencer




Leukaemia Benefit Research Tape 
1992 self-released
  1. Heartbreaker
  2. What Is and What Should Never Be
  3. Keeper of the Light
  4. Electric Chair
  5. Stormbringer
  • Mel Day
  • Pete Bangert
  • Nick Parfrey
  • Gordon Henderson




The Live Session 
1994 self-released
  1. Understanding
  2. 'Bout the Time
  3. See Ya Babe
  4. The Minstrel
  5. So Easy
  6. Lonely Attack
  7. Stormbringer
  8. Phoenix Rising
  • Jack Bunker
  • Pete Bangert
  • Chris Hamilton
  • Danny Spencer


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