The Blade is back! Once being one of the leading bands of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal, Tokyo Blade present a fabulous new album entitled "Thousand Men Strong" showing them at their best and reviving the glory of yesteryears. Exactly thirty years ago guitarist Andy Boulton founded the band together with Alan Marsh (vocals), Ray Dismore (guitar), Andy Robbins (bass) and Steve Pierce (drums) in Salisbury. At the end of 1983, they released their self-titled debut album, albeit without guitarist Ray Dismore but with the new addition John Wiggins. The following EP "Midnight Rendezvous" featured i. a. the song "If Heaven Is Hell" representing the band's first musical climax. "Night Of The Blade" - released in 1984 - is a milestone of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal which should not be missing in any record collection. "Lighting Strikes" or "Rock Me To The Limit" are another two hits from the album which brought Tokyo Blade the international big break. Due to internal differences the band broke up and the band members turned to various other projects. However, the band reformed in 1990 and they eventually released the comeback album "Burning Down Paradise" in 1995, after which they retired. Now, they are back with a new vocalist, the German prodigy Nicolaj Ruhnow, and they their new album - "Thousand Men Strong" .