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Colosseum II

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A few years after the demise of Colosseum, drummer Jon Hiseman recruted keyboard player Don Airey (later of Deep Purple), vocalist Mike Starrs, guitar player Gary Moore (ex-Thin Lizzy) and bass-player John Mole in order to form Colosseum II.

In 1976 their first LP titled Strange New Flesh came out, but did not fare well with either critics or the public. After dropping the vocals, Colosseum II found their niche: an instrumental fusion of jazz, rock, symphonic and classic. They went on to release Electric Savage (1977) and Wardance (1978), two albums of flashy, technical playing highlighted by the interplay between Moore’s guitar and Airey’s synthesizers and organ.

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  • sl8221958

    The track War Dance changed my life . . . well, not really, but it's a killer tune!

    17 Aug 2012 Reply
  • IsaacCorreia

    Awesome progressive band.

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Frankcool

    Who else thought the funeral doom Colosseum was being revived?

    10 Aug 2012 Reply
  • poppyjazz

    far too underrated

    18 Apr 2010 Reply
  • T-101

    i came to show love

    1 Dec 2009 Reply
  • rulo0801

    can't believe they're so underground, Electric Savage is so awesome.

    2 Jun 2009 Reply
  • ahab666

    in that genre easily the most underrated European band ever - saw them twice changed my music paradigm radically !

    17 Dec 2008 Reply
  • Jaysilla

    damn, talk about being slept on!

    28 Sep 2008 Reply

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