Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: May 6, 2012


Warlord was one of the great unsung bands of the 80's, as their blend of classy riffs and just the right amount of melody produced a number of great songs (two of the best being the two Metal Massacre compilation tracks, "Child Of The Damned" and "Mrs. Victoria"), but not the commercial success they hoped for. Their discography is a confusing one, as they really only recorded a few songs (the mini-LP Deliver Us plus the odd single and aforementioned compilation track), but these songs were repackaged and re-recorded in various forms for several years afterward -- really, Best Of Warlord might as well be called All Of Warlord, as it covers virtually their entire career. Stage names were used throughout their career (including several different vocalists who shared the same stage name), but the core of the band was always Bill Tsamis (who later formed Lordian Guard), and drummer Mark Zonder (later to join Fates Warning).

In 2001 the band reformed on a project basis, with HammerFall vocalist Joacim Cans joining the reunited duo of Zonder and Tsamis. The highly anticipated comeback album, Rising Out Of The Ashes, was what everyone might hope for such a release, as it retained class that was Warlord without sounding stale or dated. Apparently Zonder and Tsamis are working on material for 2012.

Last Lineup

Rick Cunningham


Nicholas Leptos


Bill Tsamis

guitars (ex-Lordian Guard)

Mark Zonder

drums (Dramatica, ex-Fates Warning, guest for Leviathan, ex-Slavior)

Former Members/Guests

Jack Rucker


Joacim Cans

vocals (HammerFall)

Richard Andserson


Dave Watry


Philip Bynoe

bass (ex-Slavior)

Diane Arens



Deliver Us  
1983 Metal Blade
  1. Deliver us from Evil
  2. Winter Tears
  3. Child of the Damned
  4. Penny for a poor Man
  5. Black Mass
  6. Lucifer's Hammer
  • Jack Rucker
  • Bill Tsamis
  • Diane Arens
  • Mark Zonder

And The Cannons Of Destruction Have Begun  COMPILATION
1984 Metal Blade

Thy Kingdom Come  COMPILATION
1986 Metal Blade

Best Of Warlord  COMPILATION
1993 Metal Blade

Rising Out Of The Ashes  
2002 Atrheia
  1. Battle Of The Living Dead
  2. Enemy Mind
  3. Invaders
  4. Winds Of Thor
  5. War In Heaven
  6. My Name Is Man
  7. Lucifer's Hammer
  8. Sons Of A Dream
  9. Achilles Revenge
  • Joacim Cans
  • Bill Tsamis
  • Mark Zonder

Book 1  VIDEO
2003 Drakkar

2012 Arkeyn Steel
  1. Deliver Us From Evil
  2. Winter Tears
  3. Child of the Damned
  4. Penny For a Poor Man
  5. Black Mass
  6. Lucifer's Hammer
  7. Mrs.Victoria
  8. Lost and Lonely Days
  9. Aliens
  10. Beginning / Lucifer's Hammer
  11. Lost and Lonely Days
  12. Black Mass
  13. Soliloquy
  14. Aliens
  16. Child of the Damned
  17. Deliver Us From Evil / End
  18. Hands and Feet Thunderchild's Farewell
  19. Battle of the Living Dead
  20. Enemy Mind
  21. Invaders
  22. Winds of Thor
  23. War in Heaven
  24. My Name is Man
  25. Lucifer's Hammer
  26. Sons of a Dream
  27. Achilles Revenge

The Holy Empire  
2013 Battle Hymns
  1. 70,000 Sorrows
  2. Glory
  3. Thy Kingdom Come
  4. City Walls of Troy
  5. Kill Zone
  6. Night of the Fury
  7. Father
  8. The Holy Empire
  • Richard Andserson
  • Bill Tsamis
  • Philip Bynoe
  • Mark Zonder
2013 Readers' Album #73

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