Loudness Lightning Strikes 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  "Lightning Strikes" is the sixth studio album by the Japanese heavy metal band Loudness. The album, was released on July 25, 1986.


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Music Genre:

Japanese Heavy Metal Music

Collector Notes:

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 Bob Ludwig is an American mastering engineer and record producer. He is widely regarded as one of the best mastering engineers in the music industry, and has worked with a diverse range of artists across various genres, including classical, rock, pop, and jazz.

Ludwig has been active in the music industry since the 1970s and has worked on numerous critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums, including records by Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, and many others. He has also been recognized for his contributions to the industry and has won several Grammy Awards for his work.

Throughout his career, Ludwig has been known for his technical expertise, attention to detail, and his ability to bring out the best in recordings. He has also been a strong advocate for the preservation of audio quality and has worked to promote the use of high-quality analog and digital technologies in the recording and mastering process.

Overall, Bob Ludwig is a highly respected and accomplished mastering engineer who has made a significant impact on the music industry through his work with many of the biggest and most influential artists of our time.

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 Information:

ATCO 790 512 / LC 0120

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Gramophone Record 

Year & Country:

1986 Made in USA

Album cover photos of : Loudness Lightning Strikes

Photo of Front Cover 
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Photo of Album's Back Cover  
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Photo of Record Label 
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 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

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 )