No relation to the current Swedish
this Armageddon was a short-lived band originating in the
early 70's, founded by ex-Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf
and featuring musicians from bands such as Derringer,
The group's sole recording, a self-titled 1975 effort, is a
slightly odd release, considered dated even at the time of
its release much less when compared to modern metal, and owing
more to hard rock and early progressive roots than straight metal.
Dismissed as minor league by some and hailed as a lost classic
by others, Armageddon
is a worthy 70's rock/metal release when
all is said and done.
The band never released another album -- the lineup disintegrated
soon after the one album's release, and Relf died from electrocution
a year later.
A modified lineup appeared a decade later and reportedly recorded
an album, but that album was never released.
RIP: May 1976, electrocution
- Silver Tightrope
- Paths And Planes And Future Gains
- Last Stand Before
- Basking In The White Of Midnight Sun
- Keith Relf
- Martin Pugh
- Louis Cennamo
- Bobby Caldwell