- The Sonic Power: Rogue Male's "First Visit"

"First Visit," Rogue Male's 1985 debut, encapsulates the essence of NWOBHM. Produced by Steve James, the UK pressing 12" vinyl LP is a collector's gem, featuring iconic cover art and a sonic journey through powerful vocals, blistering guitar riffs, and pounding drums. Tracks like "All Over You" and "On the Line" define an era, solidifying Rogue Male's influential role in shaping the landscape of heavy metal.


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"First Visit" Album Description:

In the heart of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, one band emerged with a sonic force that left an indelible mark on the metal landscape. Rogue Male, a British Heavy Metal outfit, introduced themselves to the world with their debut album, "First Visit." Released in 1985 and produced by the skilled hands of Steve James, this LP remains a testament to the raw energy and unbridled passion of the NWOBHM era.

The Birth of Rogue Male:

Rogue Male burst onto the scene with a sound that encapsulated the rebellious spirit of heavy metal in the '80s. Formed in London in 1983, the band comprised Jim Lyttle (vocals), Jimi LaMort (guitar), Kevin Collier (bass), and Paul "Hammy" Halmshaw (drums). United by a shared love for heavy, aggressive music, Rogue Male quickly gained attention with their energetic live performances.

"First Visit" Album:

TThe culmination of their musical prowess and creative intensity, "First Visit," marked Rogue Male's entrance into the world of recorded music. The album featured a blend of powerful vocals, blistering guitar riffs, and pounding drums – a characteristic sound that epitomized the NWOBHM movement. From the anthemic "Crazy Motorcycle" to the relentless "On the Line," the album offered a sonic journey that resonated with fans hungry for unapologetic metal.

The UK Pressing:

The UK pressing of "First Visit" on 12" vinyl stands as a collector's gem, capturing the essence of a bygone era. With its iconic cover art and the weight of the vinyl in hand, this pressing transports fans back to a time when the ritual of playing an LP was an immersive experience.

The sleeve design, often an overlooked aspect of vinyl releases, played a crucial role in conveying the band's image and attitude. The artwork of "First Visit" encapsulates the rebellious and gritty nature of Rogue Male, offering a visual representation of the sonic assault that awaits within.

Tracks that Define an Era:

The album with the explosive track "All Over You," setting the tone for the entire listening experience. Lyttle's vocals soar above LaMort's powerful guitar work, creating an atmosphere charged with energy and aggression. Other standout tracks like "Dressed Incognito" and "On the Line" showcase the band's ability to balance ferocity with melodic sensibilities, a hallmark of the NWOBHM sound.

Music Genre:

  British Heavy Metal NWOBHM 

Album Production Information:

  The album: "First Visit" was produced by: Steve James
Sound recording engineer: Roy Rowland

Record Label Information:

  Music for Nations MFN 40


This album "First Visit" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.

Media Format:

  12" Vinyl Stereo Full-Length Long-Play  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 230 gram  

Year & Country:

  1985 Made in UK  
Track Listing of: "First Visit"

The Songs/tracks on "First Visit" are

  1. Crazy Motorcycle 03:35
  2. All over you 06:34
  3. First Visit 03:59
  4. Get off my back 04:26
  5. Dressed incognito 04:46
  6. Unemployment 02:50
  7. On the Line 03:10
  8. Devastation 05:17
  9. Look out 04:05
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Inner Sleeve   of "First Visit" Album
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Close-up Photo of "First Visit" Record Label 
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