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Loudness Lightning Strikes 12" VINYL LP

Album Summary:  "Lightning Strikes" is the sixth studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. The album, was released on July 25, 1986.
Music Genre:  Japanese Heavy Metal Music
Description / Collector's info:  Lightning Strikes is a milder rock 'n' roll followup to "Thunder in the East."

Album  Production information:

Produced by Max Norman

Bill Freesh - Sound Engineer

Masashi Got? - Sound Engineer

Bob Ludwig - Mastering Engineer

Hiro Itoh - Photography

Hiroyuki "Otosan" Yoshihama - Photographer

Joe Cornish - Photography

Jon Furley - Photography

George Azuma - Producer, Supervisor

Additional notes on the production team:

Max Norman (aka Max "On Yer Bike" Norman) a British record producer and recording engineer active from 1973. He produced many acclaimed heavy metal releases. Some of the bands he worked with include: 220 Volt, Dead On, Armored Saint, Fates Warning, Grim Reaper, Loudness, Lizzy Borden, Malice, Ozzy Osbourne, Savatage and many others.

Masashi Got? is a Japanese Sound Engineer and has been engineering some of Japan's major heavy metal bands: Earthshaker and Loudness.

Bob Ludwig is an experienced and well-known mastering engineer, he has mastered thousands of music records. He has been vice-president of Sterling Sound, vice-president and chief engineer at Masterdisk and in 1993 owned his own mastering facility Gateway Mastering Studios, Inc at Portland, Maine.

Hiro Itoh a photographer from Japan who has during the 1980s has made photos for most album covers of the Heavy Metal band Loudness, as well as for bands like Dokken, Stryper, Testament.


Record Label:  ATCO 790 512 / LC 0120
Record Format 12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 
Year & Country  1986 Made in USA

Album cover photos of : Loudness Lightning Strikes

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Band Members and Musicians on: Loudness Lightning Strikes

    Loudness' Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Guitars: Takasaki Akira ( Takasaki Akira (Guitars) is an experienced guitarist having played guitar since 1973 in at least half a dozen bands, notable Loudness and M.T. Fuji.)
  • Vocals: Niihara Minoru (Niihara Minoru (Lead Vocals) is an experienced singer having sung since 1978 in at least half a dozen bands, notable Loudness, Earthshaker and M.T. Fuji.)
  • Bass: Yamashita Masayoshi (Yamashita Masayoshi (Bass) is an bass player having played bass since 1982 in half a dozen bands, notable Loudness, and M.T. Fuji.)
  • Drums: Higuchi Munetaka (Higuchi Munetaka (1958-2008) (Drums) is a drummer having played drums since 1981 in half a dozen bands, notable Loudness, Blood Circus, Lazy, Misako Honjoh, Sly.)

Track Listing of: Loudness Lightning Strikes

    The Song/tracks on "Lightning Strikes" are:
  • Let it Go (4'13 )
  • Dark Desire (4'19 ) Sample
  • 1000 Eyes (4'35 )
  • Face to Face (3'49 )
  • Who Knows (4'02 )
  • Ashes in the Sky (6'02 )
  • Black Star Oblivion (3'55 )
  • Street Life Dream (4'28 )
  • Complication (4'00 )


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