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Elixir

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There is more than one band called Elixir.

-A British heavy metal band
-A UK trip-hop group
- An alternative rock / modern rock band from Canada. Pre-Versus the Nothing
-An Australian jazz trio featuring Katie Noonan, side project of the pop/rock group George
-An Indian metal band
-A dance band
-An illbient project by GrandMixer DXT

1) Elixir is a British heavy metal band, formed by Steve Bentley, Kevin Dobbs, Nigel Dobbs and Phil Denton in November 1983. They are notable for being associated with the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. The band spent the first time after having formed writing material and rehearsing. After brief stints as “Purgatory” and “Hellfire” the members finally decided on naming the band “Elixir”. In need of a vocalist Elixir recruited singer Sally Pike, but after recording a four song demo tape and playing two gigs together, she left the band by the end of the year. In 1984 Pike was replaced by Paul Taylor, and later the same year guitarist Norman Gordon joined the band to fill the vacant spot left by Steve Bentley, who departured after Elixir had completed their second demo tape.

Two years later, the band recorded their first album The Son of Odin. In issue 137 (Nov 2005) of Terrorizer magazine, the album was included in the top 20 power metal albums of all time. Elixir recorded their second album Sovereign Remedy in 1988 with Mark White on the bass and former Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr. Stevie Hughes replaced Burr for the band’s live commitments through 1989. At the end of the year, Phil Denton quit the band and was replaced by Leon Lawson for several live shows before the band came off the road.

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