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!

TRACKLIST:
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

LINE-UP:
Bob Moody – vocals
Dave Temple – guitars
Dennis Marcenko – guitars
Perry Segal – drums

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