With great pride we present to you one of the greatest Chicago metal bands of the 80's. IVORY TIGER were formed in the mid-80's and released one of the most highly sought after EP's of the time, entitled "Metal Mountain", containing straight forward powerful U.S. metal music which many consider among the best ones from Chicago throughout the 80's. We'd like to extend a HUGE special thanks to Leslie Taylor for her valuable help with the project and for lending us photos from her amazing 80's archive. YOU RULE!!! And of course to the amazing guitar player of the band Michael Salisbury for his permission to re-release this masterpiece and Kenny Ike for the great interview and insight on the past days of the band.
This LP edition comes with Kenny Ike interview, cult photos of the band and lyrics. Limited to 200 copies.
This band was formed during the 1977 in Toronto, Ontario. Rapid Tears has always been ahead of their time, offering up a good mix of rock and early metal, influenced by NWOBHM, that hasn’t lost any of its punch with the passage of time. These guys weren't afraid of playing fast, with an alarmingly crude production that gives it a dose of credibility and proves these guys had studied their British counterparts well. Songs like the fast opener "Survival", the anthem "Headbang", the epic "Tomorrow" and the hard rock influences of "Keep Runnin'", worth listening to. The American heavy metal passes here too.