Originally released over three decades ago, Invasion marked the beginning of one hell of a career for Wichita, KS legends MANILLA ROAD. In its continuing quest to ensure that the band’s brilliance remains a secret to no one, Shadow Kingdom Records has announced the reissue ofInvasion on November 6, 2012. Label owner Tim McGrogan comments:
Manilla Road’s Invasion album dates all the way back to 1980, which means this entire album was written in the late 70s. Invasion is the album that birthed the grandfathers of Epic Heavy Metal. As metal as Manilla Road is today, this album shows us all were their roots came from. Imagine if Rush was more metallic and sprinkle in some Judas Priest, Hawkwind, and Sabbath and that’s what Invasion is mostly about. Manilla Road’s sound is unique like no other and they had the right idea of what Heavy Metal should sound like, but they didn’t quite make it 100% metal yet. This is borderline metal, but it’s a great crossover album for old Rock N Roll fans. The sad thing is, most of these old Rock fans won’t even be exposed to this masterpiece and will never experience it. If you’re into the old 70’s metal that’s borderline Rock, this is an essential piece to your collection.
1. The Dream Goes On
2. Cat and Mouse
3. Far Side of the Sun
4. Street Jammer
5. Centurian War Games
6. The Empire
MANILLA ROAD has been confirmed for Maryland Death Fest XI, which will take place May 23rd – 26th, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. For for information and updates visit www.marylanddeathfest.com.