JAMESON RAID – Uninvited Guests

JAMESON RAID - Uninvited Guests
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    JAMESON RAID - Uninvited Guests - 8/10


July 2015

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The fame of Jameson Raid is more or less solely grounded on one seven inch release from 1978, ‘Seven Days of Splendor’, and the band would have been entirely forgotten if it was not for Keep It True Festival in Germany and the Metal coverband Roxxcalibur. They dug the song up again, performed it live with the original singer Terry dark, and the band took over. They played festivals, released a compilation of their old tracks, then a 3-track-EP in 2014, and in 2015 finally their debut album Uninvited Guests, is released more than four decades after the band was founded.

While they were a good band in their early years, they are an astonishingly modern Metal band today. The heavy riffing shows no layer of dust one could expect from musicians beyond 60 years of age, and at some points the style reminds of Ozzy Osbourne’s last releases. But with better melodies. And Terry Dark is still one of the best singers in the UK. An unexpected but very welcome guest that will hopefully stay.


  • Frank Jaeger

    Frank was a reviewer here at Metal Express Radio, based out of Bavaria, Germany. He has worked in the games industry for more than 20 years, now on the manufacturing side, before on the publishing end. Before this, he edited and handled the layout for a city mag in northern Germany ... maybe that is why he love being part of anything published. Frank got hooked on Metal at the age of 14 when a friend introduced him to AC/DC. They were listening to The Beatles, Madness, and The Police, and he decided they should move on. Well, they did, Back in Black became Frank's first Metal album, and since Germany is reasonably close to England, they had some small New Waves Of British Heavy Metal washing up on their shores: Tygers Of Pan Tang, Samson, Gillan, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, etc. If he had to pick his favorite styles, Prog and Power Metal would be at the top of the list.

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