TOUCHDOWN „Tricks Of A Trade" - Cover, Tracklist, Release Date: 30th June 2017

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17.05.2017Release News

The release date of the reissue of the album „Tricks Of A Trade“ by the Canadian Heavy Metal Band TOUCHDOWN on CD is June 30th, 2017. The pre-order phase will start on June 16th, 2017 in our webshop. The album will be released in a limited Edition of 500 copies (handnumbered), with certificate and hologram.

One year after "Don't look down" the follow up "Tricks of a trade" was released via Woolfe Records. In 1985 the international Heavy Metal scene went into more heavyness, so the early 80s sound of "Tricks of a trade" maybe was a bit too late to catch the interest from a big audience.  The high pitched vocals by Bob Moody, who replaced the equally strong Terry Kushner, were typically US-style, but musically TOUCHDOWN clearly was influenced by the European scene.

If you listen to songs like "On the Run" or "Breakin Out" a touch of German or Scandinavian Metal is evident. Probably the best song on the album is "Pay the price" with a really great hook, but all in all the album is a fine example for well played Canadian melodic Metal with really outstanding vocals! Sadly "Tricks of a trade" was the last strike of the band. Luckily now you can listen to all the material the band made including rare bonus songs!

1. On The Run
2. Christine
3. Pretty Baby
4. Looking For Traces
5. Illusions
6. Breakin' Out
7. Overload
8. Pay The Price
9. Fight
10. How Long
Playing Time: 39:31 min

Bob Moody – vocals
Dave Temple – guitars
Dennis Marcenko – guitars
Perry Segal – drums