MADDAX - Deadly Game (1996 Demo)
LABEL: Heaven & Hell Records
NOTE (9/25/23): This title is almost OUT OF PRINT as per Heaven & Hell Records and can no longer order copies from them. We have approximately 8 copies left in stock and then they're gone for good.
MADDAX was formed in Miami Florida in 1986 by guitarists Ralph Tullo and David Coleman with bassist/vocalist Andi Austin and drummer Tomi Stotler.
In 1987, MADDAX entered Natural Sound Studios in Occoquan, Virginia to record a 4-song demo of uncut pure US power metal.
The band made their live debut at The Hairy Eyeball in Miami on April 17th of 1987 and from there onto the Fort Lauderdale club scene they went. On February 28th of 1988, MADDAX would play their final show with this line-up at Rosebuds in Fort Lauderdale.
By November of 1988, MADDAX was back with a new line-up and a new city, Washington D.C. The new line-up included drummer Tomi Stotler, bassist Kenny Killz, vocalist Eric Nutter, and guitarists Mark Joyce and Doug Langabeck. By 1993 Joe Baggott would replace lead guitarist Mark Joyce.
In April of 1995, MADDAX would go into Neptune Studio in Miami to begin to record their 11-track self-released debut ‘Deadly Game'. The sessions would span over the course of the next several months, concluding in November of 1996.
The band continued to make waves on their local live circuit often opening up for national artists such as Manowar, Yngwie Malmsteen, Accept, Quiet Riot, RATT and many others. All the while receiving positive reviews and being voted best live act in the D.C. Metro area in the spring of 1995.
MADDAX continued playing out up to 2006, 20 years of going up and down the east coast Defending The Faith Of Heavy Metal.
FOR FANS: Armored Saint, Anthrax, W.A.S.P., Skid RowTRACK LISTING:
1. The Loser
2. Deadly Game
4. Love Means Money
5. A Farwell
6. Behind the Walls
7. Time (Slipping Away)
8. Love's No Sinner
9. Backstage Queen
10. Look What Ya Done
11. Love Means Money (live)
12. Warpath (live)
13. Do We Know Judas Priest? (live)