Origin: England  
Genres: 70's Metal
Last update/review: October 28, 2005

Captain Beyond

Captain Beyond was one of the those bands often referred to as metal pioneers, making their noise back in the early 70's when metal was still in its infancy. Led by original Deep Purple vocalist Rod Evans and also featuring a pair from the 60's acid rockers Iron Butterfly, the self-titled 1972 debut Captain Beyond was indeed pretty heavy for its day, combining progressive rock and a bit of psychedelia with the beginnings of heavy power chords, resulting in a style a bit like contemporary hard rockers Sir Lord Baltimore. One of the best albums of its era, the band's versatility shined here. The band managed a second album Sufficiently Breathless a year later, and Evans left soon afterward. A less-well received third album, Dawn Explosion, surfaced four years later in 1977, and the band folded for good soon afterward.

Last Lineup

Willie Daffern


Larry Reinhardt


Lee Dorman


Bobby Caldwell

drums (ex-Armageddon)

Former Members/Guests

Rod Evans

vocals (ex-Deep Purple)

Reese Wynans


Marty Rodriguez


Guille Garcia



Captain Beyond  
  1. Dancing Madly Backwards (On a Sea of Air)
  2. Armworth
  3. Myopic Void
  4. Mesmerization Eclipse
  5. Raging River of Fear
  6. Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Intro)
  7. Frozen Over
  8. Thousand Days of Yesterdays (Time Since Come and Gone)
  9. I Can't Feel Nothin', Pt. 1
  10. As the Moon Speaks (To the Waves of the Sea)
  11. Astral Lady
  12. As the Moon Speaks (Return)
  13. I Can't Feel Nothin', Pt. 2
  • Rod Evans
  • Larry Reinhardt
  • Lee Dorman
  • Bobby Caldwell

Sufficiently Breathless  
  1. Sufficiently Breathless
  2. Bright, Blue Tango
  3. Drifting in Space
  4. Evil Men
  5. Starglow Energy
  6. Distant Sun
  7. Voyages of Past Travelers
  8. Everything's A Circle
  • Rod Evans
  • Larry Reinhardt
  • Lee Dorman
  • Reese Wynans
  • Marty Rodriguez
  • Guille Garcia

Dawn Explosion  
  1. Do or Die
  2. Icarus
  3. Sweet Dreams
  4. Fantasy
  5. Breath of Fire, Pt. 1-2
  6. If You Please
  7. Midnight Memories
  8. Oblivion
  9. Space Interlude
  10. Space Reprise
  • Willie Daffern
  • Larry Reinhardt
  • Lee Dorman
  • Bobby Caldwell

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