Lucifer's Friend

Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend (1970) [Reissue 2008]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 7, 2015
Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend (1970) [Reissue 2008]

Lucifer's Friend - Lucifer's Friend (1970) [Reissue 2008]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 380 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 149 Mb | Scans | Time: 48:00
Genre: Progressive Hard Rock, Heavy Prog | Label: Revisited Rec./Universal | Cat.: SPV 50902 CD/5310778

The debut album by the heavy metal / prog band appeared on Vertigo Records. The English singer John Lawton, guitarist Peter Hesslein and bassist Dieter Horns on the front, all seasoned warriors of the European rock scene, licking the hard rock flames of Lucifer's Friend in the realm of Uriah Heep (where Laughton in 1977 lead singer was) and Led Zeppelin. Despite critics' jubilation Lawton had then also join the Les Humphries Singers (in order to pay the rent). One of the first Metal LPs ever.

Lucifer's Friend - Banquet (1974) [Reissue 1994]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 24, 2015
Lucifer's Friend - Banquet (1974) [Reissue 1994]

Lucifer's Friend - Banquet (1974) [Reissue 1994]
EAC Rip | APE: Image+Cue+Log | 288 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 111 Mb | Scans | Time: 38:50
Genre: Hard Rock, Jazz Rock | Label: Repertoire Records | Cat.: IMS 7017

Remastered 1974 album, released on the collectable Vertigo label in Europe. Fourth album by the legendary German rock band, fronted by British singer John Lawton. This album featured the band temper their usual hard rock style with a Santana-esque jazz-fusion edge, with help from a full brass section. Rated their most progressive album by fans. Five lengthy band-penned tracks, with standout opening pirate-themed ‘Spanish Galleon’ and the string-enhanced ballad ‘Sorrow’.

ZAR - Sorted Out (1991)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 31, 2016
ZAR - Sorted Out (1991)

ZAR - Sorted Out (1991)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 364 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 135 Mb | Scans | Time: 53:39
Bellaphon Records | 290-09-067
Hard Rock, Melodic Heavy Metal

2nd album by German hard rock band. ZAR was formed in the late '80s and featured ex-LUCIFER'S FRIEND and URIAH HEEP singer John Lawton as their frontman on highly acclaimed "Live Your Life Forever" debut album. 1991's "Sorted Out" saw Lawton losing his place to newcomer Thommy Bloch, has a Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden vibe.

Asterix - Asterix (1970) [Reissue 1998]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 22, 2016
Asterix - Asterix (1970) [Reissue 1998]

Asterix - Asterix (1970) [Reissue 1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 296 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 119 Mb | Scans | Time: 42:17
Hard Rock, Progressive Rock | Telefunken/East West | 3984-24690-2

Asterix was a direct predecessor of Lucifer's Friend; released one (eponymous) album in 1970. Technically, this was the first Lucifer's Friend album, only under a different name. The heavy guitar riffs, solid rhythm section, occasional keyboards - all sounds like a high octane version of the debut of Uriah Heep with a touch of Deep Purple.

ZAR - Live Your Life Forever (1990) [Japanese Ed. 1995]  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 16, 2016
ZAR - Live Your Life Forever (1990) [Japanese Ed. 1995]

ZAR - Live Your Life Forever (1990) [Japanese Ed. 1995]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 275 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 93 Mb | Scans | Time: 37:37
Genre: Hard Rock, Melodic Heavy Metal | Label: Victor Entertainment, Inc. | Cat.: VICP-2107

The outstanding debut record of german Heavy Rock Band ZAR with ex-URIAH HEEP/LUCIFER'S FRIEND singer John Lawton will be re-released as Japanese CD. Pure 80's MHR in the vein of Grand Prix, spiced with a bit of Bonfire, the good Scorpions. Incredibly sharp guitars, tons of pompous keyboards and the soaring of John Lawton's vocals makes this recording a truly polished diamond through its 9 complete - no fillers - tracks.

Intelligent Music Project II - My Kind O' Lovin' (2014)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at Aug. 11, 2015
Intelligent Music Project II - My Kind O' Lovin' (2014)

Intelligent Music Project II - My Kind O' Lovin' (2014)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 408 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 175 Mb | Scans | Time: 57:11
Genre: Melodic Hard Rock, AOR | Label: Intelligent Music | Cat.: IMPCD02

A colourful, multifarious and formidable listening experience, with hints of melodic hard rock and early prog, featuring Simon Philips (Toto) and the vintage vocals of John Lawton (ex-Uriah Heep) and Joseph Williams (Toto). Strong melodies with acoustic patterns and impressive vocals with undiminished power – the best thing John Lawton has been involved with ever since Heep’s glory and his lately announced career peak with the same author’s ‘The Power of Mind’ album from 2012.

The Fast Forward Music Project (John Lawton) - Excalibur (1993)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at July 18, 2015
The Fast Forward Music Project (John Lawton) - Excalibur (1993)

The Fast Forward Music Project (John Lawton) - Excalibur (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Tracks+Cue+Log | 412 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 164 Mb | Scans | Time: 01:04:17
Genre: Rock, Electronic, Classical Crossover | Label: Edel Company | Cat.: EDL 2727-2

Classical Rock Saga Project. This album includes 10 tracks that use the work of a variety of well-known composers for source material, including Grieg, Prokofiev, Liszt, Verdi, Debussy… The album should appeal to listeners who like classical music, new age and also a strong rock beat.

John Lawton & Diana Express - The Power Of Mind (2012)  Music

Posted by Andi_Deris at June 21, 2015
John Lawton & Diana Express - The Power Of Mind (2012)

John Lawton & Diana Express - The Power Of Mind (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 400 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 148 Mb | Scans | Time: 55:44
Genre: Classic Rock, Hard Rock | Label: Intelligent Music | Cat.: N55833

John Lawton is a legendary vocalist, ex Uriah Heep and Lucifer's Friend, once again showing his great versatility. The Power of Mind is a concept album consisting of 14 amazing songs, with positive thinking being the theme. The soulful vocals by John Lawton & powerful instrumentals by Diana Express will leave you wanting to listen to it again and again…
Asia featuring John Payne - Live Risen Sun (2012) [Japan Mini-LP Blu-Spec CD]

Asia featuring John Payne - Live Risen Sun (2012) [Japan Mini-LP Blu-Spec CD]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 463 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 144 Mb | Scans | 43 Mb | Time: 57:44
Sony Music Japan International Inc. | SICP-20423
Progressive Rock, Art Rock

Live Risen Sun is a live album by the English-American progressive rock band Asia Featuring John Payne. It is the first release to use the name Asia featuring John Payne, a spinoff featuring the longtime Asia frontman formed after Downes's return to the original lineup. This is the last live recording with the pair before their split in early 2006.
Ken Hensley - Blood On The Highway: The Exclusive Release Concert (2008)

Ken Hensley - Blood On The Highway: The Exclusive Release Concert (2008)
DVD9 | Video: PAL 720x576 (16:9) | Audio: Surround 5.1, Dolby AC3, 2 ch | 6.9 Gb | TTime: 01:07:21
M.A.T. Ltd./Membran Music Ltd. | 231870
Classic Rock, Hard Rock

Recorded live at the Fabrik in Hamburg, Germany in 2007, this special concert featured the complete Blood On The Highway album plus a selection of Uriah Heep and Ken Hensley classics. Featuring Ken Hensley on Hammond, guitar and vocals and his Live Fire band, plus special guests Jorn Lande, John Lawton, Eve Gallagher and others.