Bio­graphy:

Formed in 1979 by gui­tar­ist Ian Dick, Sol­dier will forever be asso­ci­ated with the golden age of early Eighties Brit­ish Heavy Metal suit­ably titled – THE NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY METAL.

In a time before the Inter­net the only way to be heard was to gig. Bands played any­where and every­where and a phe­nom­enal live music scene exis­ted for a short period of time.  A Sol­dier show was always an event and the band was fam­ously reviewed by Ker­rang magazine for being TOO LOUD! Many bands self released their own singles either on cas­sette or vinyl, or appeared on dodgy com­pil­a­tion albums. Sol­dier man­aged all three!

Sol­dier had some European suc­cess with their 1982 single Sheralee released by Heavy Metal Records which even got played on Radio 1! Unfor­tu­nately, numer­ous line-up changes, internal polit­ics and dif­fer­ences over musical dir­ec­tion took their on the band and by 1983 they were effect­ively fin­ished. A line-up did con­tinue with former Gaskin bass player Mark McK­en­zie and Girl vocal­ist Phil Lewis join­ing the band, but this line up did not make it out of the stu­dio and the band ulti­mately split.

Fast for­ward 20 years to 2002 and Sol­dier returned and haven't looked back since, armed with new music they released 'Sins Of The War­rior' in 2005 on HMR.  In March 2012 a new line up with Richard Frost on vocals ans Miles Good­man on second gui­tar played the Brit­ish Steel VI Fest­ival and the band has just been added to the Hard Rock Hell VI fest­ival in Decem­ber. A new album "Bed­lam" will be released in the Autumn of 2012.

For more inform­a­tion please visit the Sol­dier Website

Sol­diers cur­rent line-up is as follows;

Richard Frost (Vocals)
Ian Dick (Gui­tar)
Miles Good­man (Gui­tar)
Steve Bar­low (Bass)
Alex Smith (Drums)

Band Mem­bers (At the time of HMR Releases):

Ori­ginal Line-up;

Garry Phil­lips (Vocals)
Ian Dick (Gui­tar)
Al Can­nam (Gui­tar)
Ram Tiwary (Bass)
Steve Garner (Drums)

1980 Line-Ups;

Garry Phil­lips (Vocals)
Ian Dick (Gui­tar)
Steve Bar­low (Bass)
Ian Astrop (Drums)

Garry Phil­lips (Vocals)
Ian Dick (Gui­tar)
Nick Bick­nell (Gui­tar)
Steve Bar­low (Bass)
Steve Taylor (Drums)

Final Tour­ing Line-up;

Garry Phil­lips (Vocals)
Nick Lash­ley (Gui­tar)
Nick Bick­nell (Gui­tar)
Steve Bar­low (Bass)
Steve Taylor (Drums)

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Tour Dates:

Keep an eye on the offi­cial Sol­dier web­site and Face­book Page for all of the latest news and tour dates.

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