Meliah Rage was formed in Boston in 1985 and attracted the
attention of Epic Records, who released their first two albums
along with a live EP.
Though their music was strong (a powerful thrashy metal style
in the vein of prime
they didn't seem to get the push one might have expected given
their major label status, and following their last CBS release
in 1990 they faded from view.
Two years later an album/demo
was recorded with a new rhythm section
featuring none other than
frontman Sully Erna on drums, but it went unreleased, and it
was not until 1996 that, with another new rhythm section,
Death Valley Dream was released.
After another period of inactivity,
the aforementioned 1992 recordings were unearthed and
released under the title Unfinished Business in 2003,
and shortly afterward the band reformed and have prospered since,
sticking to the power/thrash style of their earlier albums.