Black Axe

Black Axe

Location: Carlisle | Website: n/a

Line Up
Chris English (v) – also in Wolf
Simon Sparkes (g) – also in Wolf
Bill Keir (g) – also in Wolf
Stewart Richardson (b) – also in Wolf
Mike Thorburn (d) – also in Hammerhead and Olly Allcock Band

Mike Cates (g)
Tim Suddaby (d)

– Formed in 1976 under the name Leviathan. In 1980 changed their name to Black Axe and a year later to Wolf
– Black Axe were featured on the BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock show. Four tracks first broadcasted on March 6, 1981. These were: ‘Edge Of The World’, ‘Shock Treatment’, ‘Too Close For Comfort’ and ‘Night From The Blue’
– Two more songs were recorded from a radio session: ‘Lazerblind’ and ‘Head Contact’
– The song ‘Edge Of The World’ was featured in the compilation “The Friday Rock Show” (LP, BBC Records, 1981). Also ‘Red Lights’ appeared on the 2CD versions of “NWOBHM – ’79 Revisited” compilation as a bonus track

BLACK AXE - Highway Rider


Highway Rider

7″ Metal Recording & Publishing Ltd (1980) MELT 1
7″ Phoenix Records (2003) NWOBHM 7017

1. Highway Rider
2. Red Lights

*The Phoenix Records 7″ is a bootleg limited to 250 handnumbered copies in red vinyl