Origin: Dallas, Texas, USA  
Genres: Traditional Metal
Page online: May 15, 2017
Last update/review: May 15, 2017

Aska

These Texans formed in 1990 and from the get-go decided to buck the then-current trend of alternative/grunge and dive straight into 80's US power metal worship. Touring extensively with no label support, they recorded four albums and an EP from 1994 to 2000, all independently released, while since then they've been less prolific, with an album in 2007 and the album reviewed here, 2013's Fire Eater, put out by the german Pure Steel label. Fire Eater basically draws influences from the best of the US bands of the eighties, bands like Jag Panzer, Helstar, Armored Saint, and others. It's a solid album, short on originality but a bit more diverse then others in this field, with additions like a fine rendition of Judas Priest's "The Ripper" breaking a bit from the norm. A sore thumb is "Year Of Jubilee", which is a sappy Euro symphonic melodic power metal tune and thus quite out of place here. Overall, Fire Eater quite nicely answers the call for traditional 80's power metal.

Current Members

George Call

vocals/rhythm guitar (Cloven Hoof, Violent Storm)

Chris Menta

guitars

Keith Knight

bass

Danny White

drums (ex-Cauldron Born, Cloven Hoof)

Former Members/Guests

Darren Knapp

lead guitar

Daryl Norton

guitars

Damon Call

drums

Jason Sweatt

drums



Discography


Aska  
1994 independent
  1. Could You Do This to Me
  2. Delta Force
  3. Don't Walk Away
  4. Destruction
  5. Fooled Again
  6. Take Action
  7. Zonlan
  8. He She You and I
  9. If I Could Change Things
  10. Vices
  11. T.A. II
  12. Number Five
  • George Call
  • Darren Knapp
  • Keith Knight
  • Damon Call



Immortal  
1995 independent
  1. Immortal
  2. Vigilante
  3. Feel Me, Touch Me
  4. Jane's Going Away
  5. You Suck
  6. Before You Came
  7. How Long '94
  8. Dream in Color
  9. Don't Know Much About Love
  10. Major Mistake
  11. As Far as I'm Concerned
  12. Can't Break Free
  • George Call
  • Darren Knapp
  • Keith Knight
  • Damon Call



Six Tongues  EP
1996 independent
  1. The Stalker
  2. Leprosy
  3. The Question
  4. Little Sister
  5. Blood of the Wolf
  6. Lake of Blood
  • George Call
  • Darren Knapp
  • Keith Knight
  • Damon Call



Nine Tongues  
1997 independent
  1. The Stalker
  2. Leprosy
  3. The Question
  4. Little Sister
  5. Blood of the Wolf
  6. Killashandra
  7. Captain Crunch
  8. Liquid Courage
  9. Nightmare
  10. The Dream
  • George Call
  • Darren Knapp
  • Keith Knight
  • Damon Call



Avenger  
2000 independent
  1. Crown of Thorns
  2. Leather
  3. Escape: Victorious
  4. Angels of War
  5. Prelude to Darkness
  6. Eternal Night
  7. Imperial Rome
  8. Against the Gods
  9. Lethal Injection
  10. Valkyries
  11. Warrior's Return
  • George Call
  • Darren Knapp
  • Keith Knight
  • Jason Sweatt



Absolute Power  
2007 Vanadium
  1. Longships
  2. Legion
  3. Her Ghost: Remains
  4. Until Death Do Us Part
  5. Vowbreaker
  6. Message from God
  7. Martyrer
  8. Freedom
  9. Invasion
  10. Warrior Poets
  • George Call
  • Daryl Norton
  • Keith Knight
  • Jason Sweatt



Fire Eater  
2013 Pure Steel
  1. Everyone Dies
  2. Dead Again
  3. Valhalla
  4. Son of a God
  5. Angela
  6. Harlot of Eden
  7. Red Cell
  8. The Ripper (Judas Priest cover)
  9. Year of Jubilee
  10. The Last Message
  11. Eye of the Serpent
  • George Call
  • Chris Menta
  • Keith Knight
  • Danny White




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