Origin: England
Genres: Hard Rock


Statetrooper was formed in 1985 as a solo project for vocalist Gary Barden, who had just left Michael Schenker Group. He recruited former Wildfire drummer Bruce Bisland, and eventually three more Wildfire members comprised the lineup that recorded their self-titled album in 1986. Decidedly more in the poppy hard rock world than MSG, Statetrooper nonetheless was a minor hit for the band, but while the fans were behind the group, for whatever reason they couldn't take it to the next level, and Barden folded the band in late 1987, citing disillusionment with the music industry. As the years went by Barden realized that interest in the band was still present, and buoyed by a 2002 re-release of the album, reformed the group, with most of the original cast along for the ride. 2004 saw the release of the band's second album, The Calling. They haven't been heard from since and are probably done.

Current Members

Gary Barden

vocals (ex-Michael Schenker Group, ex-Praying Mantis)

Jeff Summers

guitars (Weapon, ex-Wildfire)

Martin Mikkels


Jeff Brown

bass (ex-Wildfire)

Bruce Bisland

drums (ex-Praying Mantis, Tank, ex-Weapon, ex-Wildfire)

Former Members/Guests

Martin Bushell

guitars (ex-Wildfire)

Steve Glover



1986 FM
  1. Shape Of Things To Come
  2. Set Fire To The Night
  3. Dreams Of The Faithful
  4. Stand Me Up
  5. Veni, Vidi, Vici
  6. Last Stop To Heaven
  7. She Got The Look
  8. Too Late
  9. Armed And Ready
  • Gary Barden
  • Jeff Summers
  • Martin Bushell
  • Jeff Brown
  • Steve Glover
  • Bruce Bisland

The Calling 
  1. The Calling
  2. Casablanca
  3. I'm Alive
  4. Amerasians
  5. Love Lies Bleeding
  6. D.O.A
  7. Marionettes
  8. Don't Say Goodbye
  9. How Does It Feel
  10. Twilights Last Gleaming
  11. I Believe
  • Gary Barden
  • Jeff Summers
  • Martin Mikkels
  • Jeff Brown
  • Bruce Bisland

Reviews:   Sea Of Tranquility  Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 


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