Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
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Damien Thorne

Damien Thorne was one of many similarly styled power/thrash metal of the mid-eighties. Their debut, 1986's Sign Of The Jackal, was moderately successful, but after recording a follow-up (Wrath Of Darkness), the band fell in to legal problems with their label, resulting in leaving Wrath unreleased. The band, or at least part of the band, moved to Los Angeles, but soon vanished completely. Years later, vocalist Justin Fate returned to Chicago, reunited with guitarist Ken Mandat, and a new lineup put out the Former Life EP in 1998. Fate himself later left the band, but Mandat recruited new members and have recorded three albums since. The long-lost Wrath Of Darkness album eventually did get released in 2001.

Current Members

Warren Halvarson

vocals (David Shankle Group)

Ken Mandat


Rick Browz


Brian Buxbaum


Mike Browz


Former Members/Guests

Justin Fate


Joe Martin


Martin DeBourge


Michael Monroe


Matt Heuser


Sanders Pate

bass RIP: July 5, 2014, heart attack

Pete Pagonis


Tommy Krez



The Sign Of The Jackal  
1986 Roadrunner
  1. The Sign Of The Jackal
  2. Fear Of The Dark
  3. The Ritual
  4. Grim Reaper
  5. Hell's Reign
  6. Escape Or Die
  7. Siren's Call
  8. Damien's Procession
  • Justin Fate
  • Michael Monroe
  • Ken Mandat
  • Sanders Pate
  • Pete Pagonis

Former Life  
1998 independent
  1. Stranger Among The Living
  2. Exit Jekyll, Enter Hyde
  3. Enter The Nightmare
  4. Former Life
  • Justin Fate
  • Ken Mandat
  • Matt Heuser
  • Tommy Krez

Wrath Of Darkness  
2001 Criminal
  1. Mistress Of Evil
  2. Faith In Death
  3. Nostradamus
  4. Portrait Of Strange
  5. Rage Of Angels
  6. Sentenced To Die
  7. Wrath Of Darkness
  8. The Other
  9. Darkness Breeds Evil
  10. The Balance
  • Justin Fate
  • Michael Monroe
  • Ken Mandat
  • Sanders Pate
  • Pete Pagonis

Haunted Mind  
2005 self-released
  1. Dark Ancestor
  2. Haunted
  3. The Suffering
  4. Clairvoyant
  5. Exit Jeckyll
  6. Dante's Mire
  7. Fire In The Sky
  8. Claudia Night
  9. Raise Your Horns
  10. Enter The Nightmare
  • Joe Martin
  • Ken Mandat
  • Rick Browz
  • Mike Browz

End Of The Game  
2011 self-released
  1. The Clincher
  2. Face Reality
  3. Me Against the World
  4. Fire
  5. You'll Come Around
  6. Indulgence
  7. Tarantula
  8. Fistful of Regret
  9. End of the Game
  10. Not Without a Fight
  11. Psychosis
  12. Curtain Call
  13. Traume
  14. Escape of Die 2012
  • Martin DeBourge
  • Ken Mandat
  • Rick Browz
  • Mike Browz

Soul Stealer  
2015 self-released
  1. Soul Stealer
  2. Hell to Pay
  3. Dark Mission
  4. Hell Rider
  5. Tortured Dreams
  6. Riding to Glory
  7. Salem
  8. Remember the Fallen
  9. Trapped
  10. Tale of a King
  • Warren Halvarson
  • Ken Mandat
  • Rick Browz
  • Brian Buxbaum
  • Mike Browz

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