Persian Risk

Persian Risk

Location: Cardiff | Website: facebook | myspace

Line Up
Carl Sentance (v,g) – also in Leading Star, Geezer Butler Band, Tokyo Blade, Monroe, Krokus, Tok-io Rose, Tredegar, Paul Chapman’s Ghost, Power Project, Whole Lotta Metal, Don Airey and Friends and Nazareth
Jason Banks (g) – also in Messiah’s Kiss, Repression, Hoof and Blaze
Wayne Banks (b) – also in Messiah’s Kiss, Repression, Soldierfield, Brazen Abbot, Godsend and Sabbat
Tim Brown (d)

John Deverill (v) (1979-1980) – also in Tygers of Pan Tang and Square World
Lou Taylor (v) (1986) – also in Saracen (2), Blind Fury, Satan, Tour De Force and Heaven or Hell
Phil Campbell (g) (1979-1984) – also in Motorhead, Contrast, Roktopus, Stoned Soul Party and Phil Campbell’s All Starr Band
Dave Bell (g) (1979-1980)
Alex Lohfink (g) (1980-1981)
Graham Bath (g) (1983-1986) – also in Battlezone, Killers and Sphinx
Phil Vokins (g) (1984-1986) – also in Tyrant, Wrathchild, Max Havoc and Psychowrath
Danny Willson (g) (2012-2014) – also in Kipper, Showaddywaddy, The Chase and Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash
Howard Jarrett (g) (2012-2014) – also in Lawless
Nick Hughes (b) (1979-1986) – also in Idol Rich and Wizards of Oz
Chris Childs (b) (2012) – also in Thunder, Paul Young, Andy Summers, Colin Blunstone, Then Jerico, Waterfront, Never The Bride, Go West, Russ Ballard, The Don Airey Band, The Union and The Ultimate Eagles
Alex Meadows (b) (2012) – also in Electrasy, Tom Jones, Jamiroquai, Il Divo, Colin Blunstone, Peter Gabriel, Atomic Kitte and many other projects
Razz Lemon (d) (1979-1983) – also in Leading Star and Nightmare Visions (?)
Dixie Lee (d) (1983-1984) – also in Lone Star, Pulsar and Wild Horses
Steve Hopgood (d) (1984-1986) – also in Shy, Legion, Tank, Battlezone, Jagged Edge, Passion, Killers, Lionheart and Chinatown

– Formed around the end of 1979 from the ashes of a Cardiff band called Leading Star
– Persian Risk quickly gained good press reviews as well as radio and some TV airplay. Played several gigs across the country and also supported Motorhead on their 1984 UK tour
– The band folded when mainman Carl Sentance accepted an offer to sing for Tokyo Blade on a European tour in 1986. Just a couple of weeks after this tour he joined the Geezer Butler Band.
– Carl Sentance lived in Florida between 1992-1995. During this time he formed a band under the name “Persian Risk USA” and recorded a few songs
– In 2012 he reformed Persian Risk with all new members and thus far he released two albums
– Notable compilations featuring Persian Risk:
60 Minute Plus Heavy Metal Compilation” (Cassette, Neat, 1982) with ‘50.000 Stallions’
All Hell Let Loose” (LP, Neat/Base Records, 1983) with ‘50.000 Stallions’
Heavy Metal Heroes Volume II” (LP, Heavy Metal Records, 1982) with ‘Calling For You’
Axe Attack” (LP, M Port Records / JCI, 1985) with ‘Too Different’
The Best Of British – A Rock Collection” (LP, Zebra Records, 1985) with ‘Too Different’
The Flame Burns On – The Best Of Neat Records” (2CD, Sanctuary, 2002) with ‘Riding High’
Lightnin’ To The Nations NWOBHM 25th Anniversary Collection” (3CD, Sanctuary, 2005) with ‘Riding High’
The Neat Singles Collection Volume Two” (2CD, Sanctuary, 2002) with ‘Riding High’ and ‘Hurt You’

Demo 1980

unknown tracklisting

PERSIAN RISK - Calling For You


Calling For You

7″ SRT (1981) SRTS 81 CUS 1146

1. Calling For You
2. Chase The Dragon

*Pressed in 1000 copies




Demo 1983

1. Ridin’ High
2. Out of Control
3. Sky’s Falling Down
4. Dark Tower
5. Night Shower

PERSIAN RISK - Ridin' High



Ridin’ High

7″ Neat Records (1983) NEAT 24
CD single Skol Records (2019) UK 024

1. Riding High
2. Hurt You

*CD single release by Skol Records is a replica of the 7″ with the original artwork etc limited to 500 copies.


PERSIAN RISK - Too Different



Too Different

12″ Zebra Records (1984) 12RA3

1. Too Different
2. Sky’s Falling Down
3. Dark Tower





Rise Up

LP Metal Masters (1986) MEATLP 112
LP N.E.W Musidisc (1986) 2352
CD High Vaultage (1997) HV-1007
CD Powerage (2002) PRAGE012CD

1. Hold The Line
2. Jane
3. Rise Up
4. Brave New World
5. Don’t Turn Around
6. Sky’s Falling Down
7. Break Free
8. Dark Tower
9. Rip It Up
10. Women And Rock

*The High Vaultage CD pressing has all three tracks from the Too Different 12″ as bonus
11. Too Different
12. Sky’s Falling Down
13. Dark Tower



Once A King

CD Carlos Records (2012) CS2012-1
LP High Roller Records (2013) HRR 286

1. Asylum
2. Riding High
3. Killer
4. Once A King
5. Soul Deceiver
6. Battlecry
7. Spirit In My Dreams
8. Ride The Storm
9. Fist Of Fury
10. Women And Rock
11. Wasteland

*The High Roller LP version is limited to 500 copies: 150 in Cyan Blue vinyl and 350 in Black vinyl



Who Am I?

CD self-released (2014) CS2014-1

1. Don’t Look Back
2. Who Am I
3. My Creation
4. In My Life
5. The Writing On The Wall
6. I Feel Free
7. Dark Tower
8. Facing Your Demons
9. Calling For You
10. I Thought It Was You


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