Origin: England  
Genres: NWOBHM
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Last update/review: August 16, 2020

Legend

Legend were one of the lost treasures of the NWOBHM -- in fact, Legend is the all-time favorite band of the BNR Metal Pages. Over the course of two albums and an EP released in 1981 and 1982, the band's unique style (a Sabbathy guitar tone, some jazzy influences, unique folky vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics) made them one of the most original bands to emerge from the NWOBHM scene, yet their location (secluded on the Channel Islands) contributed to their relative anonymity, and they were relegated to little-known status during their tenure. Yet over the years they seem to have gained some support as a cult favorite, aided by self-financed compilation releases (actually, all of their early works were self-released). They were done by 1984, but the core duo of guitarist Pete Haworth and vocalist Mike Lezala came back together in 2002, and in the intervening years new albums came out in 2003 and 2013, still under the radar of the metal world. The unfortunate passing of Haworth in August 2020 would seem to put an end to this criminally underrated, yet brilliant band.

Last Lineup

Mike Lezala

vocals

Peter Haworth

guitars RIP: August 12, 2020

Sean Gregory

guitars

Eggy Aubert

bass

Jack Pallot

drums

Former Members/Guests

Marco Morosino

guitars

David Whitley

drums



Discography


Legend  
1981 independent
  1. Badgirl
  2. Taste Of Life
  3. Buried Alive
  4. Negligence
  5. Torture
  6. Hiroshima
  7. Song For A Soldier
  • Mike Lezala
  • Peter Haworth
  • Marco Morosino
  • Eggy Aubert
  • David Whitley




Death In The Nursery  
1982 independent
  1. Choices
  2. Warrior
  3. Time bomb
  4. Lazy woman
  5. Why Don't You Kill Me?
  6. Anthrax Attack
  7. Prisoner
  8. Death In The Nursery
  9. Prologue
  • Mike Lezala
  • Peter Haworth
  • Eggy Aubert
  • David Whitley




Limited Edition  EP
1982 independent
  1. Frontline
  2. Sabra And Chatila
  3. Stormers Of Heaven
  4. Open Up The Skies
  • Mike Lezala
  • Peter Haworth
  • Eggy Aubert
  • David Whitley



Retroshock 1981-1984  COMPILATION
1998 self-financed
  1. Frontline
  2. Prisoner
  3. Stormers Of Heaven
  4. Buried Alive
  5. Warrior
  6. Choices
  7. Hiroshima
  8. Open Up The Skies
  9. Sabra And Chatila
  10. Torture
  11. Prologue
  12. Negligence
  13. Questions And Answers
  14. Anthrax Attack



Anthology  COMPILATION
2002 Monster
  1. Torture
  2. Hiroshima
  3. Buried Alive
  4. Taste Of Life
  5. Bad Girl
  6. Negligence
  7. Song For A Soldier
  8. Stormers Of Heaven
  9. Open Up The Skies
  10. Frontline
  11. Sabra & Chatila
  12. Why Don't You Kill Me
  13. Choices
  14. Anthrax Attack
  15. Prisoner
  16. Lazy Woman
  17. Warrior
  18. Timebomb
  19. Death In The Nursery
  20. Prologue
  21. Questions & Answers
  22. Catch a Moment
  23. Out of Luck
  24. It's Not the Same
  25. The Other Day
  26. Take me Away



Still Screaming  
2003 Monster
  1. I'm Not Angry
  2. GHB
  3. Eden Massacre
  4. Still Screaming
  5. Take a Man
  6. Born in Chaos
  7. Generations Underground
  8. Maybe This Time
  9. Living in Your Nightmare
  10. Pompeii
  11. Hiroshima 2003
  • Mike Lezala
  • Peter Haworth




The Dark Place  
2013
  1. The Dark Place
  2. Red
  3. Too Late to be A Hero
  4. Halls of the Dead
  5. The Watcher
  6. Monster
  7. Paragon
  8. Burn with Your Demons
  • Mike Lezala
  • Peter Haworth
  • Sean Gregory
  • Eggy Aubert
  • Jack Pallot





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