Possessed - Exploration (1971)

This is the story of a band whose tragic legacy could never have been predicted. Possessed were born out the thriving underground West Midlands Rock & Blues scene of the mid to late ‘60’s. This was a scene in which band- leader, Vernon Pereira, had been a key figure.The band were formed in late 1969 when Vernon teamed up (after a spell playing next to Robert Plant in The Band Of Joy) with Mick Reeves, who had been playing in (amongst other bands) Sugarstack with Al Atkins. This was the band that would eventually evolve into being the first incarnation of Judas Priest. Exploration was originally intended for releases in 1971. Due to various reasons the album never saw the light of day.The band were finally on the verge of signing a major deal, when tragedy struck. Whilst returning home from a gig in 1976, the bands van drove into a stationary petrol tanker, taking the lives of three band members :O This wouldnt have sounded out of place on Vertigo in 1971. On a heavy dark prog vibe like Necromandus and Black Widow. Not to be confused with west coast death metal band of the same name from the 80's this is better :)

Tracklist :

01. Darkness Darkness

02. The Love That You Gave

03. Exploration

04. Climb The Wooden Hills

05. Dream06. All Night Long

07. Disheartened & Disillusioned

08. Thunder & Lightning

09. Love 'Em & Leave 'Em

10. Exploration Pt. II

11. Reminiscing

12. I See The Light



Casey said...

sounds cool
looking forward to it
thanks for the post and super blog
sad story bout those blokes
such a shame

Anonymous said...

hello there.
thank you alot for this!

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