In this weeks Spotlight we are bringing you a "double dose" of Heavy Metal America featuring Lost Generation and Kublai Khan.
Formed in Connecticut in 1981, Crossover Thrash, Punky and Funktastic, Lost Generation, generated quite some controversy with their graphic artwork with their album cover for 'Midnight Meat Train', initially released in 1989 by Anthrax Records with artwork showing a naked woman covered in blood...(COOL!) Heavy Metal America's re-release of the album was a little tamer, though those masked faces don't look too friendly!
The 1980's was the most prolific time for the band where they opened for numerous touring acts such as Circle Jerks, The Damned, Dead Kennedy's, X, Public Image and the U.K Subs in the USA and Canada in 1989.
And the 'Thrashtastic' title track 'Midnight Meat Train' can be played below. Volume up to 11 guys!
Formed in Minnesota, these American Thrashers/Speed Metal-ers are famous for their links to the "Big Four"'s Megadeth as Kublai Khan Guitarist and Co-Founder Greg Handevidt was a member of Megadeth in 1983! According to the mighty "Wiki", Handevidt lived under the apartment of none other than Mr Dave Mustaine and formed the band (Megadeth) with Mustaine along with Dave Ellefson! His time in Megadeth was relatively short, and so in 1985 Kublai Khan came along!
The band released just one LP album titled 'Annihilation' (Released on the Heavy Metal America label in 1987) which was met with rave reviews and allowed the band to enjoy touring with local and international bands including the likes of King Diamond, Kreator, Voivod and Metal Church. However, despite these success, the band disbanded in 1988 due to internal conflicts. A real shame considering how awesome their music was. Just listen to this one... (!!!)