After a few months, ANGUS released their first 4-track demo tape and got some gigs in the Amsterdam region. ANGUS went on their first tour throughout Holland in 1984. This was not unnoticed by the press. The audience was warmed up for the first ANGUS release on vinyl. ANGUS recorded two songs for the compilation album 'The Heavy Touch' in the summer of 1985. Together with five other promising Dutch Metal bands 'The Heavy Touch' went on tour throughout Holland. 'Lonesome Fighter' (a composition of bass player Gerard) was one of the best songs of 'The Heavy Touch'. The release of the compilation album was considered a success, due to record sales and a lot of media attention.
At this time ANGUS was ready to release their first album. Megaton Records, the HM label of Boudisque Records, signed ANGUS soon after the 'Heavy Touch' project ended. In the summer of 1986 'Track of doom' was released. This debut album was produced by the four band members their selves and was full with excellent speed metal, which despite a low budget, did sound very good. Holland was shaking on his boots when 'Track of doom' hit the national radio stations and TV channels. With songs from this album, ANGUS made it into the Polish metal top 20. Bear in mind that Poland at that time was still a socialist country behind the iron curtain! A new Dutch tour was set and due to promising record sales and positive feedback from fans and media, the album was released at the beginning of 1987 in the USA through Restless/ Enigma Records. The label responsible for the success of bands like Poison and Stryper.
This is a limited edition CD, with remastered and restored sound. Comes with 16 pages booklet, lyrics, biography and rare photos.
2. When Giants Collide
3. Track Of Doom
4. Heavyweight Warrior
9. Night Flight (Demo '83)
10. Keep On Shouting (Demo '83)
11. Virgin Girl (Demo '83)
12. Leading You Back (Demo '83)
|Packaging Type||Jewel Case|
|Number of Discs||1|