Hailing from the U.K. and having released only a 3-track EP back in 1988, HUNGRY TOUCH was one of most qualitative NWOBHM bands ever, featuring fantastic musicians and one of the best British hard rock and metal singers of the time, Sion Rogers. Their highly acclaimed "System" EP had been on our wanted to re-release list for quite some time and thanks to the singer and band co-founder, Sion Rogers, our wishes came true and we managed to secure a re-issue agreement with the band and bring this classic back to the surface.
Aside from the 3 classic EP tracks, the album will feature 8 (!) bonus tracks taken from demos and live shows of the band. The re-issue will also feature a 16-page booklet loaded with lyrics, liner notes, band story and vintage 80's photos and will be available on both CD & Vinyl formats. The sound was remastered and the outcome is more than killer!
Get ready to experience one of the best kept secrets of U.K., a band with immortal classics like "Riding High", "(She's Got) The Hungry Touch" etc. that deserved a lot more and could have made it really big back in the day.
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.