Without British metal bands such as Raven, Satan, Jaguar and Blitzkrieg there would never have been an American speed metal revolution. No doubt about that. Blitzkrieg were formed in late 1980 out of the ashes of a band called Split Image when vocalist Brian Ross replaced former singer Sarah Aldwinckle and joined Jim Sieroto (guitar), Ian Jones (guitar), Steve English (bass) and Steve Abbey (drums). Soon enough the new born Blitzkrieg inked a deal with Dave Wood’s Neat Records. The band’s legendary »Buried Alive« single (with “Blitzkrieg” on the B-Side) was recorded at Impulse Studios (produced by Mick Sweeney) in February 1981 and issued as NEAT 10 on May 19th the same year.
Due to Brian Ross joining Satan, the original incarnation of Blitzkrieg split up in late 1981 without having recorded an album. When »A Time Of Changes« was finally released posthumously in 1985 it was too little too late. Time had moved on and American acts like Exodus, Megadeth, Metallica and Slayer were dominating the scene. With songs such as “Inferno”, “Blitzkrieg”, “Pull The Trigger” and the fantastic ballad “Vikings” »A Time Of Changes« included some true blue Brit metal but the album did not really make the headlines it would have made back in 1981/82.
High Roller Records is proud to announce the 30th anniversary edition of »A Time Of Changes« including all the original songs re-recorded by the current line-up of the band. As a very special treat the album contains two previously unreleased recordings: a new version of “Jealous Love”, a song originally written back in 1981 but not included on the album and “Too Wild To Tame”, a track made famous by NWOBHM band Avenger (the roots of this number go back to pre-Avenger outfit Unter Den Linden featuring Brian Ross on vocals).