Random Black

Random Black
Location: Essex | Website: n/a

Line Up
Tony Tompkinson (v) – also in Bitches Sin and Pagan Child
Mark Kirkman (g) – also in Redline, Landslide and Beggar
George Palmer (b) – also in Zeus
John Blandford (d) – also in Zeus

Don Dibbens (v)
Phil Vince (v)
Dave Denham (v) – also in Sign Of The Times, Small Town Rumour and Witch
Steve Adams (g) – also in Speed
Ron Scates (g)
Ray Frost (g)
Keith King (g)
Mick Brown (b)
Andrew Scrimshaw (b)
Paul Derry (d)

– The band was meant to release a CD with the Greek label “Obscure NWOBHM Releases” (cat# ONR005) in 2005/6 but the deal never came through. Fortunately this finally happened in 2020 by High Roller Records
– Included in the compilation “Metal Warriors” (LP, Ebony Records, 1983) with the track ‘Ophelia’
– You MUST listen to the track Witch Daughter as it is easily among the TOP NWOBHM tunes ever!

Demo 1980

1. Love Gone Stale
2. Taking the Easy Way Out
3. Love’s No Friend of Mine

Demo 1981

1. Witch Daughter
2. Fools Paradise
3. Lost Child

*Recorded by Matthew Fisher (Procol Harum)

Demo 1985

1. London Life
2. End Of The Line
3. Ophelia
4. Catch 22
5. Rest In Peace

RANDOM BLACK - Under The Cross


Under The Cross

2LP High Roller Records (2020) HRR 706
2CD High Roller Records (2020) HRR 706 CD

1. Witch Daughter
2. Fools Paradise
3. Lost Child
4. Ophelia
5. Catch 22
6. London Life
7. Ophelia
8. Rest In Peace
9. Love Gone Stale
10. Taking the Easy Way Out
11. Love’s No Friend
12. London Life
13. Ophelia
14. Catch 22
15. End Of The Line
16. Rest In Peace
17. Love That Never Lies

*All known recordings of Random Black under their different line-ups
*2CD limited to 500 copies.. 2LP limited to 350 copies: 200 in black and 150 in transparent with white & black splatter vinyl