OMEN is an American Heavy Metal band founded in the year 1983 around Los Angeles, California. During the 1980s they released five records and one compilation album. 1984 Battle Cry, 1985 Warning of Danger, 1986 The Curse, 1987 Nightmares (EP), 1988 Escape To Nowhere, 1989 The Best of Omen: Teeth of the Hydra (Compilation)
On the discography listing below you will find OMEN vinyl records released during the 1970s and 1980s. For each record you will have the record company's catalognr, album title, year and country of release. Complete information for each record can be viewed by selecting the corresponding links. Albums have been ordered in ascending alphabetical order of the album titles.
Omen is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1983 in Los Angeles, California. The band has released several critically acclaimed albums, and is considered to be one of the pioneers of the American heavy metal scene.
Omen was formed in 1983 by guitarist Kenny Powell and vocalist J.D. Kimball. The band's original lineup also included bassist Andy Haas and drummer Steve Wittig. In 1984, the band released their debut album, "Battle Cry," which was well received by critics and fans alike. The album featured classic tracks such as "Death Rider" and "The Axeman."
The band's second album, "Warning of Danger," was released in 1985 and further solidified their place in the heavy metal genre. The album featured a more polished sound and showcased the band's ability to write memorable hooks and choruses. Omen continued to tour extensively throughout the 1980s and released several more albums, including "The Curse" and "Nightmares."
In the early 1990s, Omen disbanded due to changing musical tastes and declining interest in the heavy metal genre. However, the band reformed in 1997 and released a new album, "Reopening the Gates," in 1998. The album was well received and helped to reignite interest in the band.
Omen's musical style is rooted in traditional heavy metal, with influences from bands such as Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, and Iron Maiden. The band's music is characterized by fast-paced guitar riffs, powerful vocals, and memorable hooks and choruses. Omen's lyrics often deal with themes of fantasy, mythology, and warfare.
Omen's impact on the heavy metal genre cannot be overstated. The band's music helped to define the American heavy metal scene in the 1980s, and their influence can be heard in the music of countless bands that have followed in their footsteps. Omen's dedication to the art of heavy metal and their refusal to compromise their sound or image has earned them a loyal fan base that has stood the test of time.
Metal Blade Records 3984-14215-1 , 2017 , Europe
"Battle Cry" is the debut album of the American heavy metal band Omen. It was originally released in 1984 by Metal Blade. This is the 2017 re-issue of the album and includes lyrics insert and large poster.Show Details
OMEN - Battle Cry (Roadrunner RR 9818) , 1984 , Netherlands
This is the original 1984 release of the album and includes lyrics insert and large poster.Show Details
Metal Blade Records RR 9617 , 1987 , Netherlands
Nightmares is an 12" extended play ( EP ) record by the American Heavy Metal band OMEN, this record was released in 1987 and produced by Brian Slagel.Show Details
Roadrunner Records – RR 9738 , 1985 , Netherlands
"Warning of Danger" is the second full length album by the American Heavy Metal band: "Omen". It has been recorded at the Eldorado Studios and Track Record Studio. Bill Metoyer has been taking care of the recording , while production was managed by "Brian Slagel" and Omen. Eddy Schreyer was the mastering engineer, mastering it at Eldorado Studio, Los Angeles.Show Details