The self-titled album "Tokyo Blade" emerges as a definitive force on a 12" Vinyl LP, marking the debut release by the English heavy metal band. Originally unleashed in 1983, this album is a cornerstone in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement. With its raw energy and influential sound, "Tokyo Blade" captures the essence of the band's early years, standing as a testament to their contribution to the dynamic landscape of British heavy metal during that era.


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Collectors information / Album Description: 


This album "TOKYO BLADE - S/T Self-Titled" includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, complete lyrics of all songs by and photos.

Music Genre:

New Wave of British Heavy Metal NWOBHM 

Album Production Information:


The album: "TOKYO BLADE - S/T Self-Titled" was produced by: Kevin D. Nixon

Sound Engineer Ralph Jezzard

Mixed By Tony Spath At Rooster


KEVIN D. NIXON is a British Music producer who has produced albums for the NWOBHM bands: "Chrome Molly" and "Tokyo Blade"

TONY SPATH producer and sound engineer, during the 1980s he has been producer of the Punk band "The Exploited" and sound engineer for the NWOBHM band: "Tokyo Blade".

Record Label Information:

RoadrunneR RR 9883  

Media Format:

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

Year & Country:

1983 Made in Holland
Band Members and Musicians on: TOKYO BLADE - S/T Self-Titled
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Alan Marsh - Vocals
  • Andy Boulton - Guitar
  • John Wiggins - Guitar (except track 3)
  • Ray Dismore - Guitar (track 3 only)
  • Andy Robbins - Bass
  • Steve Pierce - Drums
Track Listing of: "TOKYO BLADE - S/T Self-Titled"

The Songs/tracks on "TOKYO BLADE - S/T Self-Titled" are

  1. Powergame 03:43
  2. Break The Chains 05:02
  3. If Heaven Is Hell 05:54
  4. On Through The Night 07:16
  5. Killer City 05:42
  6. Liar 05:30
  7. Tonight 03:54
  8. Sunrise In Tokyo 05:38
  9. Blue Ridge Mountains Of Virginia 01:13
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Tokyo Blade: Pioneers of the NWOBHM Movement and a Lasting Influence on Heavy Metal.

Band Information:

Tokyo Blade is a British heavy metal band that formed in 1982. The band has gone through several lineup changes over the years, but their signature sound has remained consistent throughout their discography. Tokyo Blade has been recognized as one of the pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) movement, alongside other notable bands like Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, and Saxon.

Tokyo Blade's self-titled debut album was released in 1983 and received critical acclaim. The album was a commercial success and helped establish Tokyo Blade as a force to be reckoned with in the heavy metal scene. The album features songs like "If Heaven Is Hell" and "Night of the Blade," which have become staples in the band's live set.

Tokyo Blade's second album, "Night of the Blade," was released in 1984 and is considered by many fans to be their best work. The album features the hit singles "Someone to Love" and "Rock Me to the Limit," which helped the band gain a larger following. "Night of the Blade" showcases the band's ability to blend hard-hitting riffs and catchy hooks, making it a fan-favorite.

The band continued to release albums throughout the 1980s and into the 1990s, but they never achieved the same level of commercial success as their earlier releases. Despite this, Tokyo Blade remained a popular live act and continued to tour regularly.

In the late 1990s, Tokyo Blade went through a period of hiatus, during which time several members left the band. However, in 2011, the band reformed with a new lineup and released their eleventh studio album, "Thousand Men Strong." The album was well-received by fans and critics alike and showcased the band's ability to adapt their sound to modern times while still staying true to their roots. Tokyo Blade's longevity can be attributed to their ability to evolve and adapt their sound while still maintaining their core identity as a heavy metal band. They have experimented with different styles over the years, incorporating elements of hard rock, punk rock, and even progressive rock into their music. Despite these changes, Tokyo Blade has never lost sight of their roots and has always stayed true to the NWOBHM sound that made them famous.

In addition to their music, Tokyo Blade is also known for their energetic live shows. The band has toured extensively throughout their career, playing shows all over the world. They have shared the stage with some of the biggest names in rock and metal, including Ozzy Osbourne, Slayer, and Motley Crue. 

Andy Boulton Biography:

Andy Boulton is an accomplished guitarist and singer known for his contributions to the field of rock music. Andy developed a passion for music at an early age and dedicated himself to honing his skills as a musician.

Throughout his career, Andy Boulton has been associated with several notable bands, most notably the British heavy metal band Tokyo Blade. Tokyo Blade emerged in the early 1980s as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement and quickly gained recognition for their energetic performances and powerful sound. Andy joined Tokyo Blade as the lead guitarist, and his remarkable guitar skills became a defining aspect of the band's music.

With Andy's creative input, Tokyo Blade released several critically acclaimed albums, including "Tokyo Blade" (1983), "Night of the Blade" (1984), and "Ain't Misbehavin'" (1987). These albums showcased Andy's technical prowess on the guitar and demonstrated his ability to craft memorable and melodic guitar solos.

Over the years, Andy Boulton has become known for his versatile guitar playing style, seamlessly blending elements of heavy metal, hard rock, and melodic rock. His distinctive guitar riffs and solos have captivated audiences around the world and earned him a dedicated fan base.

In addition to his guitar skills, Andy is also a talented vocalist. He has contributed lead and backing vocals to Tokyo Blade's songs, adding his own unique tone and personality to the band's sound. His vocal range and expressive delivery have added depth and emotion to their music.

Andy's contributions to Tokyo Blade have made him a respected figure in the rock and metal community. His dedication to his craft and his commitment to delivering powerful and memorable performances have solidified his place as a respected guitarist and singer.

Beyond his work with Tokyo Blade, Andy Boulton has also collaborated with other musicians and artists, showcasing his versatility and willingness to explore different musical styles. Throughout his career, he has continued to evolve as a musician, constantly pushing boundaries and challenging himself creatively.

Today, Andy Boulton's legacy as a guitarist and singer continues to thrive. His contributions to the world of rock music have left an indelible mark, and his talent and passion for music inspire aspiring musicians around the globe. Whether through his powerful guitar playing or his soulful vocals, Andy Boulton remains a respected and influential figure in the world of rock music.

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