Origin: England
Genres: NWOBHM
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Tokyo Blade  


A case study in band mismanagement, Tokyo Blade appeared on the NWOBHM scene with a strong first album, but never really capitalized on whatever success they could muster, despite (or perhaps because of) several attempts at a more commercial direction with their later releases. Their discography is a mess, mirroring the band's problems throughout their career:

(1) The first album was released with two different names, and different tracklists, though the album cover artwork was the same.

(2) Night Of The Blade was first recorded with original vocalist Alan Marsh, then (due to label pressure) re-recorded with new vocalist Vic Wright, who was brought in as a more commercially viable vocalist. The Marsh version eventually was released in 1998 as The Night Before.

(3) Neither Mr. Ice nor Pumphouse were intended to be Tokyo Blade releases. In both cases, they were separate bands for which it was decided to release albums under the Tokyo Blade name.

(4) No Remorse was also released with two sets of artwork, and was released in some areas as Eye Of The Storm. It, too, was less a Tokyo Blade album and more a Andy Boulton solo album.

Countless lineups have survived over the years, with guitarist Andy Boulton being the constant. As of late 2009, two older members of the band have come back to join Boulton in their latest incarnation.

Current Members

Nicolaj Ruhnow

vocals

Andy Boulton

guitars

John Wiggins

guitars

Andy Wrighton

bass

Steve Pierce

drums

Former Members/Guests

Alan Marsh

vocals

Vic Wright

vocals

Peter Zito

vocals

Michael Pozz

vocals

Chris Gillen

vocals

Jez Lee

guitars

Ray Dismore

guitars

Bryan Holland

guitars

Andy Robbins

bass

Chris Stover

bass

Dave Sale

bass

Colin Riggs

bass

Frank Saparti

bass

Nick Coler

keyboards

Martin Machwitz

keyboards

Ian "Atilla" Marshall

keyboards

Alex Lee

bass

Astor

drums

Mark Angel

drums

Lorenzo Gonzalez

drums


Discography



Tokyo Blade 
1983 Roadrunner
  1. Powergame
  2. Break The Chains
  3. If Heaven Is Hell
  4. On Through The Night
  5. Killer City
  6. Liar
  7. Tonight
  8. Sunrise In Tokyo
  9. Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia
  • Alan Marsh
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Andy Robbins
  • Steve Pierce

Reviews:   Metal Forces 



Midnight Rendezvous 
1984 Combat
  1. Midnight Rendezvous
  2. Break The Chains
  3. If Heaven Is Hell
  4. Mean Streak
  5. Powergame
  6. Highway Passion
  7. Killer City
  8. Sunrise In Tokyo
  • Alan Marsh
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Ray Dismore
  • Andy Robbins
  • Steve Pierce




Night Of The Blade 
1984 Powerstation
  1. Someone To Love
  2. Night Of The Blade
  3. Rock Me To The Limit
  4. Warriors Of The Rising Sun
  5. Unleash The Beast
  6. Love Struck
  7. Dead Of The Night
  8. Lightning Strikes (Straight Through The Heart)
  • Vic Wright
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Andy Wrighton
  • Steve Pierce




Warriors Of The Rising Sun  COMPILATION
1985 Raw Power
  1. Powergame
  2. Break The Chain
  3. If Heaven Is Hell
  4. On Through The Night
  5. Killer City
  6. Liar
  7. Tonight
  8. Sunrise In Tokyo
  9. Someone To Love
  10. Night Of The Blade
  11. Rock Me To The Limit
  12. Warriors Of The Rising Sun
  13. Unleash The Beast
  14. Love Struck
  15. Dead Of The Night
  16. Lightning Strikes (Straight Through The Heart)




Blackhearts And Jaded Spades 
1985 TB
  1. Dirty Faced Angels
  2. Make It Through The Night
  3. Always
  4. Loving You Is An Easy Thing To Do
  5. Undercover Honeymoon
  6. You Are The Heart
  7. Blackhearts And Jaded Spades
  8. Tough Guys Tumble
  9. Dancin' In Blue Moonlight
  10. Playroom Of Poison Dreams
  11. Monkeys Blood
  • Vic Wright
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Andy Wrighton
  • Nick Coler
  • Steve Pierce




Ain't Misbehavin' 
1987 Scratch
  1. Heartbreaker
  2. Too Much Too Soon
  3. Watch Your Step
  4. Movie Star
  5. Hot For Love
  6. Tokyo City
  7. Love And Hate
  8. Don't Walk Away
  9. Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Peter Zito
  • Andy Boulton
  • Chris Stover
  • Alex Lee




No Remorse 
1989 Apocalypse
  1. 1000 Years
  2. The Eye Of The Storm
  3. Chains Of Love
  4. Dark Night Over Paradise
  5. Moonlight In Martini
  6. 5 Inch cCatwalk
  7. Crystal Gold
  8. Angel
  9. Tears Are Not Enough
  10. Shadows Of Insanity
  • Michael Pozz
  • Andy Boulton
  • Martin Machwitz
  • Astor




Burning Down Paradise 
1995 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Burning Down Paradise
  2. Friend In Need
  3. Flashpoint Serenade
  4. Kickback
  5. Wing And A Prayer
  6. Hot Breath
  7. Head Full Of Bad Wiring
  8. Papering The Cracks
  9. Get Out Of My Face
  10. Only The Strong
  11. Woman And Love
  12. Dead End Kid
  • Alan Marsh
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Colin Riggs
  • Mark Angel




Mr. Ice 
1998 Zoom Club
  1. Hot Breath
  2. Poor Little Rich Kid
  3. Women And Love
  4. More Than A Pretty Face
  5. Boyz Will Be Boyz
  6. Young, Bad And No Good
  7. No Resistance To Love
  8. 1000 Nights
  9. Passion And Emotion
  10. One White Lie (Live)
  11. Young, Bad And No Good (Live)
  • Alan Marsh
  • Andy Boulton
  • Colin Riggs
  • Ian "Atilla" Marshall
  • Mark Angel




Pumphouse 
1998 Zoom Club
  1. I Like You- Not
  2. The Ultimate High
  3. Gerald's Game
  4. Pay The Man
  5. Wrong Chair
  6. It's Only Money
  7. Character Assassination
  8. S.O.S.
  9. All Work And Play
  10. Snafu
  11. Having A Bad Day
  • Alan Marsh
  • Jez Lee
  • Colin Riggs
  • Mark Angel




The Night Before 
1998 Zoom Club
  • Alan Marsh
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Andy Wrighton
  • Steve Pierce




Live From London 
2005




Live In Germany 
2009 Razar Ice
  1. Intro - The Killer
  2. Lovestruck
  3. Lightning Strikes
  4. Midnight Rendezvous
  5. Death On Main St.
  6. Dead Of The Night
  7. Attack, Attack
  8. Monkeys Blood
  9. Long Live Rock and Roll
  10. If Heaven Is Hell
  11. Night Of The Blade
  • Chris Gillen
  • Andy Boulton
  • Bryan Holland
  • Frank Saparti
  • Lorenzo Gonzalez




Thousand Men Strong 
2011 Fastball
  1. Black Abyss
  2. Thousand Men Strong
  3. Lunch-Case
  4. Forged In Hell's Fire
  5. No Conclusion
  6. The Ambush
  7. Killing Rays
  8. Heading Down the Road
  9. Condemned to Fire
  10. Night of the Blade
  • Nicolaj Ruhnow
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Andy Wrighton
  • Steve Pierce

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 



Genghis Khan Killers  COMPILATION
2011 High Roller
  1. Hellbound
  2. Urban Warrior
  3. It Donīt Matter To Me
  4. Black Hole
  5. Winner Takes All
  6. Killer
  7. Killer On The Run
  8. No Surrender
  9. Victim Of Hate
  10. No Love No Mercy
  11. Radio Love
  12. Just Killing Time
  13. Nightmare
  14. Fire In The Sky
  15. It Donīt Matter To Me
  16. Cry For Mercy
  17. Breaking The Rules
  18. If Heaven Is Hell
  19. Highway Passion
  20. Midnight Rendezvous
  21. Mean Streak
  22. Death On Mainstreet




(EP) Camp 334 
2012
  • Nicolaj Ruhnow
  • Andy Boulton
  • John Wiggins
  • Andy Wrighton
  • Steve Pierce




Anthology  COMPILATION
2013 Cherry Red
  1. Midnight Rendez-Vous
  2. Meanstreak
  3. Highway Passion
  4. If Heaven is Hell
  5. Powergame
  6. Death On Mainstreet
  7. Liar
  8. Tonight
  9. Sunrise In Tokyo
  10. Lightning Strikes
  11. Fever
  12. Attack, Attack
  13. Unleash the Beast
  14. Night of the Blade
  15. Dead of the Night
  16. Madame Guillotine
  17. Breakout
  18. Love-Struck
  19. Dirty Face Angel
  20. Make It Through the Night
  21. Blackhearts and Jaded Spades
  22. Undercover Honeymoon
  23. Playground of Poison Dreams
  24. Bottom End
  25. Hot For Love
  26. Movie Star
  27. Tokyo City
  28. Heartbreaker
  29. 1000 Years Intro / The Eye of the Storm
  30. Shadows of insanity
  31. Burning Down Paradise
  32. Kickback
  33. Dead End Kid
  34. Black Abyss


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