TROYEN RELEASE ANTHOLOGY 1981-2019 DOUBLE CD DOUBLE CD SET RELEASED ON CLASSIC METAL RECORDS CARRIES ALL RECORDINGS IS REMASTERED AND GOT A FAT 20-PAGE BOOKLET!
Troyen Release Anthology 1981-2019 Double Cd Double Cd Set Released On Classic Metal Records Carries All Recordings Is Remastered And Got A Fat 20-Page Booklet!
Troyen first graced the NWOBHM scene in early 1981. Despite a promising arrival, the band were sadly to part ways late on in 1982 due to financial issues and related “rock and roll stuff”. They re-formed in 2014 after 32 years apart released the 9 track CD "Finish What You Started" and have undoubtedly come back onto the scene with energy and determination. Their EP "Storm Child" was released in July 2017 to great critical acclaim. A new offering “A New Dawn” was released in July 2019. In October 2019 Troyen signed with Classic Metal Records to globally release “Anthology 1981-2019”. High Roller Records will be releasing a double issue vinyl version in November 2020 – “Syrian Lady The Troyen Anthology Part 1 1981-1982” & “Nightmare The Troyen Anthology Part 2 2014 -2019”. A new album will be released in March 2021 the bands 40th Anniversary year.
Their 1981 original line-up consisted of: Steve McGuire (guitar/vocals) Nick Mannion (guitar/vocals), Dave Strathearn (bass) and Jeff Baddley (drums). Neil Treanor (lead vocals) joined the band later in the year.
By way of interesting trivia, Troyen’s demo album of the same year was Gil Norton’s first ever studio job. At the time, Gil was just learning how to record, engineer and produce music. Gil’s current portfolio consists of work for the likes of The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Feeder, Counting Crows, Terrorvision and many more of the same calibre. The album sold out of two runs of 250 and Troyen enjoyed good radio play alongside the promise of a contract with Neat records for a three-track single and a possible LP. Rough demos for the single were done, but the band split prior to completion of the single.
In the time spent together, Troyen played approximately 130 gigs and supported Spider, Girlschool and Diamond Head amongst others. They also enjoyed a 1982 European support tour with Nightwing.
After being approached to play at Brofest#3 events in 2014 brought the four original members back together for a meeting “down the pub”. They decided that the band was to re-form and have since played at the likes of Drunken Monkey Festival, Heavy Metal Maniacs in The Netherlands, British Steel in France, Mearfest, Grimm Up North, HRH Xmas Rocka at the O2 in Sheffield and Blast From The Past in Belgium. 2020 started with Giants Of Rock in Minehead the only gig before the Global Covid_19 pandemic struck.
As activities within the newly re-formed band began to pick up pace, Dave decided that he sadly didn't have the time to devote to the band’s quickly filling diary and very reluctantly left the band to be replaced for a short time by Karl Altdorfer. Upon Karl’s departure; the post was undertaken by bassist Andy Stephenson. At the end of 2017 Nick decided to leave the band due to ill health and in early 2018 Steve Haslam joined the band. In January 2019 Mark Nortley replaced Andy Stephenson on bass guitar.
JEFF BADDLEY - DRUMS
STEVE HASLAM – GUITAR
STEVE MCGUIRE - GUITAR & LEAD VOCALS
MARK NORLEY - BASS
Lady Evil: https://youtu.be/ZbMe70BE0kk
Don't Send Me To War (2019): https://youtu.be/PU-EvScV6VE
Syrian Lady (2019): https://youtu.be/OIPVr6xMZuc