Origin: England  
Genres: NWOBHM
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Cloven Hoof

Cloven Hoof burst onto the NWOBHM scene with quite some flair, featuring outlandish stage costumes (heavy Kiss- style makeup, futuristic-looking clothing), and bearing the stage names of Air (Lee Payne), Water (David Potter), Fire (Steve Rounds), and Earth (Kevin Poutney). The music (on their debut EP) was actually pretty good, bearing a heavy, dark NWOBHM sound with a slightly spacey feel to it. Despite the initial good press and music, the buzz surrounding the band faded relatively quickly, though they stuck around long enough to record several albums in the 80's. They went dormant in the 90's until Payne resurrected the Cloven Hoof name in 2003, and since then various lineups have come and gone and the band records every few years, most recently in 2014 with Resist Or Serve.

Recent album: Age Of Steel, released on April 24, 2020.

Current Members

George Call

vocals (Aska, Violent Storm)

Ash Baker

guitars

Chris Coss

guitars

Lee Payne

bass

Peter Baker

keyboards

Mark Bristow

drums

Former Members/Guests

David Potter

vocals

Rob Hendrick

vocals

Russ North

vocals (ex-Tredegar)

Matt Moreton

vocals

Joe Whelan

vocals

Steve Rounds

guitars

Andy Wood

guitars (ex-Tredegar)

Andy Shortland

guitars

Ben Read

guitars (ex-Ulcerate)

Mick Powell

guitars

Luke Hatton

guitars

Kevin Pountney

drums

Jon Brown

drums

Orlin Radinsky

drums

Jake Oseland

drums

Danny White

drums (Aska, ex-Cauldron Born)



Discography



Opening Ritual  EP
1983 independent
  1. The Gates of Gehenna
  2. Storm rider
  3. Back in the U.S.A.
  4. Starship sentinel
  • David Potter
  • Steve Rounds
  • Lee Payne
  • Kevin Pountney



Cloven Hoof  
1984 Neat
  1. Cloven Hoof
  2. Nightstalker
  3. March Of The Damned
  4. The Gate Of Gehenna
  5. Crack The Whip
  6. Laying Down The Law
  7. Return Of The Passover
  • David Potter
  • Steve Rounds
  • Lee Payne
  • Kevin Pountney



Fighting Back  
1986 independent
  1. Reach For The Sky
  2. The Fugitive
  3. Daughter Of Darkness
  4. Heavy Metal Men Of Steel
  5. Raised On Rock
  6. Break It Up
  7. Could This Be Love?
  8. Eye Of The Sun
  • Rob Hendrick
  • Steve Rounds
  • Lee Payne
  • Kevin Pountney



Dominator  
1988 Heavy Metal
  1. Rising Up
  2. Nova Battlestar
  3. Reach For The Sky
  4. Warrior Of The Wasteland
  5. The Invaders
  6. Fisitive
  7. Dominator
  8. Road Of Eagles
  • Russ North
  • Andy Wood
  • Lee Payne
  • Jon Brown



A Sultan's Ransom  
1989 Heavy Metal
  1. Astral Rider
  2. Forgotten Heroes
  3. D.V.R.
  4. Jekyll & Hyde
  5. 1001 Nights
  6. Silver Suffer
  7. Notre Dame
  8. Mad, Mad Word
  9. Highlander
  10. Mistress Of The Forest
  • Russ North
  • Andy Wood
  • Lee Payne
  • Jon Brown



Eye Of The Sun  
2006 Escape
  1. Inquisitor
  2. Eye of the Sun
  3. Cyberworld
  4. Kiss of Evil
  5. Eye of the Zombie
  6. Absolute Power
  7. Golgotha
  8. King for a Day
  9. Whore of Babylon
  10. Angels In Hell
  • Matt Moreton
  • Andy Shortland
  • Lee Payne
  • Orlin Radinsky



The Definitive Part One  
2008 Elemental
  1. Inquisitor
  2. Nova Battlestar
  3. The Gates of Gehenna
  4. Astral Rider
  5. Kiss of Evil
  6. Mutilator
  7. Reach for the Sky
  8. Road of Eagles
  9. Return of the Passover
  10. Laying Down the Law
  11. Mistress of the Forest
  • Russ North
  • Ben Read
  • Lee Payne
  • Jon Brown



Throne Of Damnation  EP
2010
  1. Running Man
  2. Whore of Babylon
  3. Freak Show
  4. Prime Time
  5. Night Stalker
  • Matt Moreton
  • Ben Read
  • Mick Powell
  • Lee Payne
  • Jon Brown



Resist Or Serve  
2014 High Roller
  1. Call of the Dark Ones
  2. Hell Diver
  3. Deliverance
  4. Brimstone and Fire
  5. Northwind to Valhalla
  6. Mutilator
  7. Anti Matter Man
  8. Cycle of Hate
  9. Premature Burial
  10. Austrian Assault
  • Joe Whelan
  • Chris Coss
  • Lee Payne
  • Jake Oseland



Who Mourns For The Morning Star?  
2017 High Roller
  1. Star Rider
  2. Song of Orpheus
  3. I Talk to the Dead
  4. Neon Angels
  5. Morning Star
  6. Time to Burn
  7. Mindmaster
  8. Go Tell the Spartans
  9. Bannockburn
  • George Call
  • Luke Hatton
  • Chris Coss
  • Lee Payne
  • Danny White



Age Of Steel  
2020 Pure Steel
  1. Bathory
  2. Alderley Edge
  3. Apathy
  4. Touch the Rainbow
  5. Bedlam
  6. Ascension
  7. Gods of War
  8. Victim of the Furies
  9. Judas
  10. Age of Steel
  • George Call
  • Ash Baker
  • Chris Coss
  • Lee Payne
  • Mark Bristow




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