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    Artist: Sabotage (US-MI)
    Release: Cloudborne, 1984
    Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal
    Country: USA (Detroit, MI)
    Bitrate: 320kbps
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    Debut recording of the band Sabotage. They formed in 1982, releasing this album in '84 & an ep in '85 which can be found here.

    Looking for a better rip.

    Doug Tucker - Vocals
    John Patrick - Guitar
    Larry Renier - Guitar
    Chris Bezas - Bass
    Glenn Gugel - Drums
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    1. Purgatory
    2. The Distance
    3. Rest In Peace
    4. High-Heeled Shoes
    5. Frozen Timeless
    6. Prophecies
    7. Never Gonna Come Back
    8. Leaving Home
    9. The Vampire
    10. In Flames
    11. Ghost
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    A little background info on the band:
    SABOTAGE were a U.S. Heavy Metal quintet formed in Detroit, Michigan in 1982.
    They quickly built up a devoted following in the local area with their epic, moody Heavy Metal sound and became a popular feature on the Detroit club scene of the time.
    In 1983 the band recorded their debut album, the eleven song "Cloudborne", financing the sessions themselves. A schizophrenic affair, the album veers between the epic heavy sound of the band's beginnings and the more polished Hard Rock/AOR style which they were beginning to pursue.
    With no record deal forthcoming, the band were forced to self-release the album on cassette in early 1984 and use the tape as a demo to try to stir up some label interest.
    Signing a deal with the small IHM Record label, the band recorded a five song self-titled Mini LP in late 1984 which was released early the following year.
    This recording is entirely in the AOR mould with occasional Prog-Rock flourishes.
    Around the time of the record's release, guitarist John Patrick left the band, and unable to find a suitable replacement, Sabotage folded.
    Vocalist Doug Tucker & John Patrick were then reunited in TAROT, a band who featured former members of PONY EXPRESS & DEATH WISH, releasing a demo in late 1985.
    This alliance was to be short lived however, with Tucker soon rejoining his former Sabotage band mates under the new band name of DYING BREED.
    John Patrick would again resurface in the late '80's with the tongue in cheek Thrash influenced quartet Sgt. BILLHEAD, who released a 12 song 1990 demo called "Apocalypso".
    Following Dying Breed's dissolution, bassist Chris Bezas and drummer Glenn Gugel formed a new band called SADDLETRAMP who recorded a couple of early '90's demo tapes and played extensively around the Michigan area.
    Patrick and Tucker would later work together yet again when both joined a new line-up of early '80's Detroit band ILLUSION in 1997.
    Illusion have since released four albums, the live "Memphis After Dark" (2001), "Mysteries & Secrets Revealed!" (2002), "Sleight Of Hand" (2005), (also releasing an EP called "Silent Valor" the same year), and last year's "Turbulence and Tranquility".
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    thanks alot
    yes, agreed - I like that release much more than the 1985 release
    loads of info regarding the local detroit music scene including lots metal bands and their music is here to find:
    http://www.motorcityrock.com/
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