Dark Star


Dark Star is a NWOBHM band from Midlands, UK and operated 1980-1983, 1987-present.

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riginally opening shop under the name Berlin, Rick Staines (vocals/synth.), David Harrison (guitar/vocals), Robert Key (guitar), Mark Oseland (bass/vocals) and Steve Atkins (drums/percussion/vocals) would become the settling founding members of NWOBHM act Dark Star. Their first break was on the Metal For Muthas 2 compilation in 1980 with the acclaimed track Lady Of Mars. Deviating slightly from the stereotypical Brit-Metal sound their eponymous debut emerged in 1981. The album failed to overwhelm the audience and denied them a hardcore fan base causing a line-up change and a 5-year split in 1983. When they emerged in 1987 Staines, Harrison and Key recruited Atkins back in and David Keates as a session man to release Real To Reel (1987) to equal notice as their previous effort and they folded soon after.


Footnote: Do not confuse this Dark Star with another British band of the same name from London.


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Nation UK
City Midlands
Promotional Address Unknown
Genre NWOBHM
Reformations 2
Web Unknown
Active Years 1980-1983, 1987-
E-Mail Unknown
RRCA File Code UC000068
Diskery ID 522

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