Origin: Seattle, Washington, USA  
Genres: Progressive Metal
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Last update/review: November 27, 2018

Heir Apparent

Heir Apparent released two fine albums in the 80's, the more power based Graceful Inheritance and the Queensryche-inspired One Small Voice, but just when their popularity seemed to be growing they abruptly disappeared. After an extended absense, guitarist Terry Gorle reformed the band in late 1999, managed to get re-releases of the albums as well as an official release of Triad (a set of 1988 demos previously only available on cassette) and has been working on a new album for some time now. The new lineup has changed frequently over the last couple of years, with the most recent additions shown below.

Current Members

Will Shaw


Terry Gorle


Derek Peace


Op Sakiya


Ray Schwartz


Former Members/Guests

Paul Davidson


Steve Benito


Michael Jackson



Graceful Inheritance  
1986 Black Dragon
  1. Entrance
  2. Another candle
  3. The Servant
  4. Tear Down The Walls
  5. Running from The Thunder
  6. The Cloak
  7. R.I.P.
  8. Hands Of Destiny
  9. Keeper Of The Reign
  10. Dragon's Lair
  11. Masters Of Invasion
  12. Nightmare (Faces In The Dark)
  13. And...Dogro Lived On
  • Paul Davidson
  • Terry Gorle
  • Derek Peace
  • Ray Schwartz

One Small Voice  
1989 Metal Blade
  1. Just Imagine
  2. Crossing The Border
  3. Screaming
  4. Alone Again
  5. Cacophony Of Anger
  6. The Sound Of Silence
  7. We The People
  8. Young Forever
  9. One Small Voice
  10. Decorated
  11. The Fifth Season
  • Steve Benito
  • Terry Gorle
  • Derek Peace
  • Michael Jackson
  • Ray Schwartz

2000 Hellion
  1. We, The People
  2. Keeper Of The Reign
  3. Just Imagine
  4. Alone Again
  5. Questions
  6. One Small Voice
  7. Tomorrow Night
  8. Cry For Rome
  9. Two Hearts
  10. The Sound Of Silence
  11. The Haunting
  12. Young Forever
  13. The Fifth Season
  • Steve Benito
  • Terry Gorle
  • Derek Peace
  • Michael Jackson
  • Ray Schwartz

The View From Below  
2018 No Remorse
  1. Man in the Sky
  2. The Door
  3. Here We Aren't
  4. Synthetic Lies
  5. Savior
  6. Further and Farther
  7. The Road to Palestine
  8. Insomnia
  • Will Shaw
  • Terry Gorle
  • Derek Peace
  • Op Sakiya
  • Ray Schwartz

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