Origin: Leicester, England  
Genres: NWOBHM
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Last update/review: May 6, 2018

Blitzkrieg

Though Blitzkrieg has survived over two decades in the music business (albeit sporadically), they are still best remembered for their very first recording, a 1981 single featuring "Blitzkrieg" and "Buried Alive", two of the best songs of the era. Metallica reverently covered "Blitzkrieg" early in their career, and the track was also featured on the NWOBHM compilation put together by Lars Ulrich several years later. By the time the band was able to put out their first album, the lineup was quite different from that of the single, and vocalist Brian Ross had already served a stint with fellow NWOBHMers Satan. Over the years Ross has disbanded and reformed the band countless times with many different lineups, but the basic style has remained intact ever since the beginning -- Blitzkrieg will always be a NWOBHM band at heart.

Upcoming album: Loud And Proud, release date December 6, 2019.

Current Members

Brian Ross

vocals (Satan)

Ken Johnson

guitars

Alan Ross

guitars

Liam Ferguson

bass

Matt Graham

drums

Former Members/Guests

Mick Procter

guitars

Tony J. Liddle

guitars

Jim Sirotto

guitars

Glenn S. Howes

guitars

Phil Millar

guitars

Martin Richardson

guitars/bass

Paul Nesbitt

guitars

Guy Laverick

guitars

Mick Moore

bass (ex-Avenger)

Glen Carey

bass

Dave Anderson

bass

Steve Ireland

bass

Andy Galloway

bass (Code)

Paul Brewis

bass

Bill Baxter

bass

Huw Holding

bass (Avenger)

Sean Taylor

drums (ex-Blind Fury, ex-Pariah, Satan)

Gary Young

drums (Avenger)

Paul White

drums (Grim Reaper)

Mark Hancock

drums/bass

Phil Brewis

drums (Tysondog)

Micky Kerrigan

drums



Discography



A Time Of Changes  
1985 Neat
  1. Ragnarok
  2. Inferno
  3. Blitzkrieg
  4. Pull The Trigger
  5. Armageddon
  6. Hell To Pay
  7. Vikings
  8. A Time Of Changes
  9. Saviour
  • Brian Ross
  • Mick Procter
  • Jim Sirotto
  • Mick Moore
  • Sean Taylor



10 Years Of Blitzkrieg  EP
1991 Roadrunner
  1. Blitzkrieg
  2. Buried Alive
  3. Night Howl
  4. The Sentinal
  5. Nocturnal Vision
  • Brian Ross
  • Tony J. Liddle
  • Glenn S. Howes
  • Glen Carey
  • Gary Young



Unholy Trinity  
1995 Neat
  1. Hair Trigger (Pull The Trigger Part 2)
  2. Struck By Lightning
  3. Taking Care Of Business
  4. Field Of Dreams
  5. Take A Look Around
  6. After Dark
  7. Crazy For You
  8. Zip
  9. Unholy Trinity
  10. Calming The Savage Beast
  11. The Wraith
  12. Easy Way Out
  13. All Hallows Eve
  14. Countess Bathory
  15. Jealous Love
  16. House Of Pleasure
  • Brian Ross
  • Tony J. Liddle
  • Dave Anderson
  • Sean Taylor



Ten  
1996 Neat
  1. Cavo Doro
  2. Fighting All The Way To The Top
  3. Buried Alive
  4. The Sentinel
  5. The Power Of The King
  6. Night Howl
  7. I'm Not Insane
  8. Court In The Act
  9. Blitzkrieg '96
  10. Nocturnal Vision
  • Brian Ross
  • Tony J. Liddle
  • Phil Millar
  • Steve Ireland
  • Paul White



The Mists Of Avalon  
1998 Neat
  1. The Legend
  2. Tranqui State
  3. I Am The Doctor (Who Are You?)
  4. Deceiver
  5. Princess For The World
  6. The Mighty 'A'
  7. Smell Of Roses
  8. Love's Too Late
  9. Anasazi
  10. Yesterdays (Hope For The Future)
  11. Another Interview?
  12. Vicious Rumors
  13. I Was Having A Great Time And Stayed Longer Than I Should, So When I Got To The Railway Station, The Last Train Had Gone!
  • Brian Ross
  • Glenn S. Howes
  • Martin Richardson
  • Mark Hancock



Absolute Power  
2002 Edgy
  1. Legion
  2. Soul Stealer
  3. The Face of Death
  4. Enchanted Tower
  5. We'll Rock Forever
  6. Terror Zone
  7. Hamunaptra
  8. Dark City
  9. Who Takes the Fall?
  10. DV8R
  11. Metalizer
  12. Feel The pain
  • Brian Ross
  • Tony J. Liddle
  • Paul Nesbitt
  • Andy Galloway
  • Phil Brewis
2002 Readers' Album #96




Absolutely Live  
2004 Metal Nation
  1. Ragnarok
  2. Inferno
  3. The Wraith
  4. Im Not Insane
  5. Soul Stealer
  6. Unholy Trinity
  7. Legion
  8. We`ll Rock Forever
  9. Armageddon
  10. Hamunaptra
  11. Dark City
  12. Yesterdays
  13. Nocturnal Vision
  14. Metalizer
  15. Blades of Steel
  16. Feel The Pain
  17. Blitzkrieg
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Paul Nesbitt
  • Andy Galloway
  • Phil Brewis



Sins & Greed  
2005
  1. Hell Express
  2. Standing Still
  3. Rise
  4. Traitors Gate
  5. Excessive Force
  6. Escape From The Village
  7. Eyes Of The World
  8. Calm Waters
  9. Desolation Angel
  10. Silent Scream
  11. Jeckyl & Hyde
  12. Hell Bent For Leather
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Paul Nesbitt
  • Paul Brewis
  • Phil Brewis



Theatre Of The Damned  
2007
  1. Theatre of the Damned
  2. The Phantom
  3. Devil´s Spawn
  4. My Life is my Own
  5. Spirit of the Legend
  6. The Passing
  7. Into the Light
  8. Tortured Souls
  9. Together we are Strong
  10. Night Stalker
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Guy Laverick
  • Paul Brewis
  • Phil Brewis



Back From Hell  
2013 Metal Nation
  1. Jack's Back
  2. Back from Hell
  3. Buried Alive
  4. Complicated Issue
  5. V
  6. Return to the Village
  7. Sahara
  8. 4 U
  9. One Last Time
  10. Call for the Priest
  11. Sleepy Hollow
  12. S & D (Seek and Destroy) (Metallica cover)
  13. We Have Assumed Control
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Alan Ross
  • Bill Baxter
  • Micky Kerrigan
2013 Readers' Album #59




The Boys From Brazil Street: 1981 Revisited  COMPILATION
2014 High Roller
  1. Blitzkrieg (Demo 1980)
  2. Inferno (Demo 1980)
  3. Armageddon (Demo 1980)
  4. Calming the Savage Beast (Neat Session 1)
  5. Take a Look Around (Neat Session 1)
  6. Santa (Neat Session 1)
  7. Armageddon (Neat Session 1)
  8. Saviour (Neat Session 1)
  9. Inferno (Neat Session 2)
  10. Blitzkrieg (Neat Session 2)
  11. Armageddon (Neat Session 2)
  12. Buried Alive (Neat Session 2)
  13. Space Traveller - Take 1 (Neat Session 2)
  14. Space Traveller - Take 2 (Neat Session 2)
  15. Child in Time (Deep Purple cover) (Neat Session 2)
  16. Highway Star (Deep Purple cover) (Neat Session 2)



The Boys From Brazil Street: The Farm Tapes  COMPILATION
2015 High Roller
  1. Sweeny / Rock 'n' Roll
  2. A Time of Changes
  3. Tocatta
  4. Blitzkrieg
  5. Now You've Gone
  6. Too Wild to Tame
  7. Hell to Pay
  8. Inferno
  9. Saviour
  10. Calming the Savage Beast
  11. Hell to Pay
  12. Too Wild to Tame
  13. Vikings
  14. Take a Look Around
  15. Now You've Gone (Take 1)
  16. Armageddon
  17. Buried Alive
  18. Now You've Gone (Take 2)



A Time Of Changes: 30th Anniversary Edition  
2015
  1. Ragnarok
  2. Inferno
  3. Blitzkrieg
  4. Pull the Trigger (Satan cover)
  5. Armageddon
  6. Take a Look Around
  7. Hell to Pay
  8. Vikings
  9. A Time of Changes
  10. Saviour
  11. Too Wild to Tame
  12. Jealous Love
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Alan Ross
  • Bill Baxter
  • Matt Graham



Reign Of Fire  EP
2017 Mighty Music
  1. Reign Of Fire
  2. Judge Not
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Alan Ross
  • Huw Holding
  • Matt Graham



Judge Not!  
2018 Mighty Music
  1. Heretic
  2. Who Is Blind
  3. Angels or Demons
  4. Reign of Fire
  5. Forever Is a Long Time
  6. All Hell Is Breaking Loose
  7. Without You
  8. Loud and Proud
  9. Wide Legged and Headless
  10. Judge Not, Lest You Yourself Be Judged
  11. Falling into Darkness
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Alan Ross
  • Huw Holding
  • Matt Graham



Loud And Proud  EP  RELEASE DATE: December 6, 2019
2019 Mighty Music
  1. Loud and Proud
  2. Without You (Alternate Version)
  3. Falling Into Darkness (Orchestrated version)
  4. Together (We Are Strong)
  5. After Dark
  6. Schools Out
  • Brian Ross
  • Ken Johnson
  • Alan Ross
  • Liam Ferguson
  • Matt Graham




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