"MainEEaxe - Going for Gold," a 12" LP Vinyl Album, stands as the swan song for this Heavy Metal band. Serving as their third and final album, it encapsulates MainEEaxe's musical journey. Released in a bygone era, the album signifies a poignant moment in the band's discography. As the curtains close on their Heavy Metal odyssey, "Going for Gold" remains a testament to MainEEaxe's contribution to the genre.


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"Going for Gold"Album Description:

Maineeaxe was a British heavy metal band that emerged onto the music scene in the mid-1980s, leaving an indelible mark on the landscape of the genre. Led by the enigmatic figure known as The Commander, the band produced the iconic "Going for Gold" 12" LP album on vinyl in 1985, a release that epitomized the spirit and sound of the era.

In the context of the 1980s, the heavy metal scene was thriving with innovation and a plethora of sub-genres, and Maineeaxe found their niche with a distinctive style that blended the raw power of traditional heavy metal with a melodic sensibility. The "Going for Gold" album encapsulated this fusion, showcasing the band's musical prowess and ability to craft anthemic tracks that resonated with fans of the genre.

The production of the album was helmed by The Commander himself, overseeing the recording process with the expertise of engineer Frank Mizen. The choice of Ric Rac Studio in Leeds, England, for the recording location added a touch of authenticity to the album, capturing the essence of the band's roots and the vibrant musical scene of the region.

The album's sonic landscape was shaped by the skilled hands of Frank Mizen, whose engineering prowess brought out the best in Maineeaxe's sound. The result was a collection of tracks that not only showcased the band's technical proficiency but also delivered a powerful and memorable listening experience.

Sleeve design played a crucial role in the visual representation of the album, and Maineeaxe entrusted this task to Nick Waters (or Gil?) of York Screen Ltd, England. The album cover, adorned with the band's logo and captivating imagery, added to the overall allure of "Going for Gold," creating a visual identity that complemented the music within.

Released in 1985, "Going for Gold" arrived at a time when the heavy metal genre was undergoing significant evolution. The album's release contributed to the tapestry of metal history, offering fans a sonic journey that reflected the energy, passion, and creativity of the era. Its impact was felt not only in the UK but also resonated with audiences worldwide, solidifying Maineeaxe's place in the annals of heavy metal lore.


Music Genre:

Heavy Metal 

Album Production Information:

Produced by The Commander.

Engineer: Frank Mizen.

Recorded at Ric Rac Studio, Leeds, England.

Sleeve design: Nick Waters (or is it Gil?), York Screen Ltd, England.

Record Label Information:

Steam-Hammer SH 0028, Steam Hammer a trademark by SPV

Media Format:

12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  

Year and Country:

1985 Germany
Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: MainEEaxe - Going for Gold
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Mick Adamson
  • Zeff Stewart
  • Grant Kirkhope
  • Nigel Harrison
  • Roger Gibbons
  • Guest performers: William Jackson, Tony Robson
Complete Track-listing of the album "MainEEaxe - Going for Gold"

The detailed tracklist of this record "MainEEaxe - Going for Gold" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. Rock is the Word
  2. The Score
  3. Going for Gold
  4. Infatuation
  5. Ride The Storm
    Track-listing Side Two:
  1. Get Up and Down
  2. Alonge Again
  3. Gimme Your Love
  4. The Best is yet to come
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Photo of "MainEEaxe - Going for Gold" 12" LP Record - Side One:
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