Origin: England
Genres: NWOBHM

Avenger  


Avenger was one of several second-division NWOBHM bands that sprung up in England in the early 80's. The early lineup featured vocalist Brian Ross, but he was replaced by Ian Swift in, essentially, a vocalist swap with Satan (Swift left Satan, Ross departed Avenger to take the empty singer slot, and Swift later decided to join Avenger). The band recorded two albums with Neat Records before disbanding shortly after the Killer Elite release. Their style was quinessential Neat NWOBHM -- raw, underproduced, energetic mid-paced Brit metal, not terribly unique. As a trivia note, Avenger was also the name of the unrelated German band who, after two albums, changed name to Rage.

Apparently Ian Swift put together a new version of the band some time ago, and the new group is currently performing as Avenger UK, the name addition apparently necessary due to a dispute with former bassist Mick Moore, as well as to avoid confusion with other bands named Avenger.

Current Members

Ian Swift

vocals (Atomkraft)

Sean Jeffries

guitars

Liam Thompson

guitars

Huw Holding

bass

Gary Young

drums (Blitzkrieg)

Former Members/Guests

Les Cheetham

guitars

Greg Reiter

guitars

Mick Moore

bass (Blitzkrieg)


Discography



Blood Sports 
1984
  1. Enforcer
  2. You'll never take me
  3. Matriarch
  4. Warfare
  5. On the rocks
  6. Rough ride
  7. Victims of force
  8. Death race 2000
  9. N.O.T.J.
  • Ian Swift
  • Les Cheetham
  • Mick Moore
  • Gary Young




Killer Elite 
1985 Neat
  1. Revenge Attack
  2. Run For Your Life
  3. Brand Of Torture
  4. Steel On Steel
  5. (Fight For The) Right To Rock
  6. Hard Times
  7. Under The Hammer
  8. Face To The Ground
  9. Dangerous Games
  10. Yesterdays Heroes
  11. M.M. 85
  12. Sawmill
  • Ian Swift
  • Greg Reiter
  • Mick Moore
  • Gary Young


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