Origin: Mansfield, England  
Genres: NWOBHM
Page online: June 11, 2003
Last update/review: June 11, 2003


The NWOBHM explosion of the early 80's in England spawned hundreds of eager young metal bands, a few of which made it to superstardom, but the majority of which only managed to record the odd single or album before fading into obscurity. The latter camp is where Limelight fell, a decent enough band who scored a minor hit in their hometown with "Metal Man" before recording a low-budget self-titled album in 1980, more on the melodic side of the fence but otherwise not much different than a lot of their contemporaries. Virtually the entire album was either re-recorded or (more likely) simply re-released four years later as Ashes To Ashes.

Last Lineup

Mike Scrimshaw


Glenn Scrimshaw


Pat Coleman



1980 Future Earth
  1. Going Home
  2. Knife In Your Back
  3. Mamma
  4. Man Of Colours
  5. Metal Man
  6. Walk On Water
  7. Don't Look Back
  • Mike Scrimshaw
  • Glenn Scrimshaw
  • Pat Coleman

Ashes To Ashes  
1984 Mausoleum
  1. Ashes To Ashes
  2. Metal Man
  3. Walk On Water
  4. Don't Look Back
  5. Knife In Your Back
  6. Going Home
  7. Mama
  8. Man Of Colours
  • Mike Scrimshaw
  • Glenn Scrimshaw
  • Pat Coleman

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