MANDRAKE - Breaking Out LP inc. 7"EP
Along with the legendary Mercyful Fate and some considerably more obscure acts such as Alien Force and Crystal Knight, Copenhagen's own Witch Cross must rate as one of the best Danish heavy metal bands ever. Their 1984 album »Fit For Fight« is surely one of the Top 5 albums in the history of Danish metal. One of the two guitarists on this masterpiece is a certain 'Cole Hamilton'. Well, his real name is Ole Hamilton Poulsen. He had joined Witch Cross after the recordings of their »Are you there« debut 7” single. However, not a lot of people know that Ole had his own little band going for quite a while before being asked to join Witch Cross. Mandrake were formed in Copenhagen in 1979 (under the name of Zyndactyle) and lasted roughly until 1982. Songs such as “We Will Be Strong” (aka “Rockin' The Night away”) and “Alien Savage” were truly superb compositions with massive New Wave Of British Heavy Metal leanings. Both tracks were later re-arranged and appeared on Witch Cross' »Fit For Fight« record.
Ltd. 300 x black vinyl, 5c gatefold cover, insert, bonus 7", handnumbered