Origin: Chicago, Illinois, USA  
Genres: 80's Metal
Last update/review: November 3, 2020

Thrust

Hailing from Chicago, Thrust's first recorded appearance is a rare live split LP with another Chicago band in Lazer House, under the title Rock For Poland. But their real break came with an appearance on Metal Massacre 4, which brought about their proper debut album, Fist Held High, featuring the then-ubiquitous energetic Priest/Maiden style that was prevalent in the mid-eighties. The album fared reasonably well, but whatever momentum it got them vanished, as they relocated to Los Angeles, apparently recorded a second album that wasn't released, and then broke up in the late eighties. Most of the guys ended up returning to Chicago, but guitarist Ron Cooke remained, and years later, with a new lineup in place, put out put out Invitation To Insanity in 2002 to very little fanfare. Another long period out of the public eye ensued, until 2015, when Metal Blade re-released Fist Held High as part of an anniversary celebration, packaging it with that long lost second album, Reincarnation. Since then, the band appears to have stabilized, with an album released in 2018 and another due in late 2020.

Current Members

Eric Claro

vocals

Ron Cooke

guitars

Angel Rodriguez

guitars

Ray Gervais

bass

Joe Rezendes

drums

Former Members/Guests

Roger Terry

vocals

John Bonata

vocals

Mark Stewart

vocals

C.B. Sebastian

guitars

Price Sowers

bass

Ross Cristao

drums



Discography


Rock For Poland (live split w/ Lazer House)  LIVE
1982 Erect
  1. Don't Slow Down (Lazer)
  2. Just Can't Stop (Lazer)
  3. Movin (Lazer)
  4. Law Of Fives (Lazer)
  5. Iron Gates
  6. The Wolf
  7. Feast Of Flesh
  8. Hard Rider
  • Roger Terry
  • John Bonata
  • Ron Cooke
  • C.B. Sebastian
  • Price Sowers



Fist Held High  
1984 Metal Blade
  1. Fist Held High
  2. Overdrive
  3. Freedom Fighters
  4. Metallic Attack
  5. Heavier Than Hell
  6. Thrasher
  7. Torture Chamber
  8. Posers Will Die!
  • John Bonata
  • Ron Cooke
  • C.B. Sebastian
  • Price Sowers
  • Ross Cristao



Invitation To Insanity  
2002 GEB
  1. Alien Eyes
  2. In the Middle
  3. Suffering
  4. 13 (Annie's Song)
  5. Evolution Revolution
  6. Other Side
  7. No Love Lost
  8. The River
  9. Blood Streets
  10. Dead Man Walking
  • Mark Stewart
  • Ron Cooke
  • Ray Gervais
  • Joe Rezendes



Reincarnation  
2015 Metal Blade
  1. War
  2. Scream Girl Scream
  3. God Only Knows
  4. Hypocrite
  5. Never Too Young
  6. Wasted
  7. The Fool
  8. Get Crazy
  9. Cheater
  10. Fit of Rage
  11. Intensity (Demo)
  12. No Mercy (Demo)
  13. Rockin the Night (Demo)
  14. Back on the Street (Demo)
  15. Evil Redeemer (Demo)
  16. Psycho Killer (Demo)
  17. Fist Held High (Demo)
  18. Stand Up and Fight (Demo)



Harvest Of Souls  
2018 Pure Steel
  1. Deceiver
  2. Immortal
  3. Kill or Be Killed
  4. Sorceress
  5. Shadow of the Cross
  6. Blood King
  7. Possessed
  8. Feel the Pain
  9. End of Time
  10. One Step from the Grave
  • Eric Claro
  • Ron Cooke
  • Angel Rodriguez
  • Ray Gervais
  • Joe Rezendes



The Helm Of Awe  
2020 Pure Steel
  • Eric Claro
  • Ron Cooke
  • Angel Rodriguez
  • Ray Gervais
  • Joe Rezendes




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