Origin: Ipswitch, England
Genres: Hard Rock

Runestaff  


Considering this came from Heavy Metal Records in 1985, this is a strange album. For the most part this is far removed from the NWOBHM style one might expect, instead opting for melodic hard rock topped with a Pat Benatar soundalike on vocals. There are rare hints of metal here and there (the title track, for one), but the rest of the album has very little to do with the underground metal scene that Heavy Metal Records was associated with. Whether this was an attempt by them to break out of that mold or a one-off by the label, the album didn't get much attention and the band was done by 1986.

Current Members

Joanne Syme

vocals

Wayne Moyez

guitars

Andy Page

guitars

Jamie Durrant

bass

Barry Godfrey

keyboards

Kevin Hunt

drums


Discography



Runestaff 
1985 Heavy Metal
  1. Do it
  2. Whatever You Want From Me
  3. Time's Running Out
  4. Road to Ruin
  5. Runestaff
  6. The Last Time
  7. The Games You Play
  8. Last Chance
  • Joanne Syme
  • Wayne Moyez
  • Andy Page
  • Jamie Durrant
  • Barry Godfrey
  • Kevin Hunt


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