Paralex Location: Newark | Website: official | facebook Line Up Phil Ayling (v) - also in Metal Messiah Mark Gibson (v,g) Ian Johnson (g) Dave Blundy (b) Jez O'Donovan (d) - also in APB Rob Hunter (g) (1978-1980) Kevin Bower (g) (1980-1982) - also in Hell and Sabbat Bob Smith (g) (1983) Mark Walker (g) (1985-1986) Gary Curtis (b) (1977-1979) Ian Dobbs (b) (1978-1981) Tony Speakman (b) (1980-1982) - also in Hell and Rainbow Rising Carl Henfrey (d) (1977-1979) Neil Bryan (d) (1980-1982) Tim Bowler (d) (1982) - also in Hell and Overdrive Tony Brown (d) (1983) Rob Midwinter (d) (1983) Kevin Frost (d) - also in Metal Messiah, Cerebral Fix and Helvis Notes: - Active during 1977-1986. Reunited with their 1984 line-up in 2011 with only intention to re-record their old material. Some of this re-recorded material is available for free download from their official website - Throughout their 9-year course Paralex played countless gigs all over the country. In 1981 they headlined the final night of the annual open air festival in the center of Nottingham - The management of Metallica contacted Paralex to discuss the possibility of covering the track 'White Lightning' for their 'Garage Days' EP. - 'White Lightning' can be found on all different versions and pressings of the essential compilation "NWOBHM - '79 Revisited" (2LP, Vertigo, 1990)
Demo 1979 1. Leaving 2. Two Sides Of Silence 3. Past Years 4. Frantic Madness 5. Routine Life Part A - In a Daze 6. Routine Life Part B - Stuck in a Rut *Recorded at Rainbow Studio, Nottingham
Demo 1980 1. White Lightning 2. Satan's Arrow 3. Southern Star 4. Black Widow 5. Travelling Man *Recorded at Revolvo Studio, Hull
PARALEX - White Lightning   White Lightning 12" Reddington’s Rare Records (1981) Dan 4 1. Travelling Man 2. Black Widow 3. White Lightning *Pressed in green vinyl and reached #11 in the independent records chart *All three songs can also be found on the compilation "NWOBHM Metal Rarities Volume 2" (CD, British Steel, 1996)
PARALEX - Gettin' Somewhere   Gettin' Somewhere Cassette self-released (1981) 1. Gettin’ Somewhere 2. Rock In The Force 3. Justice 4. Lionheart *Recorded at Radio Trent Studio, Nottingham
Demo 1982 1. Angel Of Darkness 2. X-25 3. Nemesis 4. The System *Recorded at Scamp's Studio, Nottingham
Demo 1984 1. Dogfight 2. Crossing The Bridge *Recorded at EARS, Sleaford
Demo 1986 1. The Devil’s Cavalry 2. We Are Not The First 3. Masters Of The Skies 4. Rule Britannia 5. Invaders On Our Lands *4-track home studio recording
PARALEX - Key To A Thousand Doors   Key To A Thousand Doors CD + DVD No Remorse Records (2016) NRR095 LP No Remorse Records (2016) NRR095LP 1. Travelling Man (1980) 2. White Lightning (1980) 3. Black Widow (1980) 4. Travelling Man 5. White Lightning 6. Black Widow 7. Crossing The Bridge 8. The Devil's Cavalry 9. Dogfight 10. Fool Britannia 11. Getting Somewhere 12. Justice 13. Lionheart 14. Masters Of The Skies 15. Rock The Force 16. We Are Not the First DVD 1. Justice 2. Getting Somewhere 3. Lionheart 4. Rock The Force *Tracks 1-3 from the White Lightning 12". All other tracks recorded in 2015. DVD tracks recorded live at the Nottingham Boat Club in 1981 LP tracklisting: 1. Travelling Man 2. White Lightning 3. Black Widow 4. Crossing The Bridge 5. The Devil's Cavalry 6. Dogfight 7. Fool Britannia 8. Getting Somewhere 9. Rock The Force 10 We Are Not The First *LP limited to 500 copies: 400 in black and 100 in clear/black splatter vinyl *No Remorse Records also released a Box version (limited to 100 copies) that includes a "milky clear" version of the LP, the CD + DVD, a t-shirt and a patch.
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