This long-forgotten band from the N.W.O.B.H.M. is finally un-earthed for the first time ever since the 80’s. They were originally called HEAVY THUNDER and then quickly changed their name to be the very first band with the name SLAYER! Some of this album contains songs when they were called SLAYER, the others of course were eventually DRAGONSLAYER. SLAYER/DRAGONSLAYER never really had a record deal and only one official release (as DRAGONSLAYER), which was a 3 song 7″ Single/E.P. back in 1984. This release combines their efforts from their 1982 Demo, 1984 7″ Single, and 1986 Demo. For the first time ever all of these songs will be officially released still in their original quality. It’s a shame this band was never picked up by a label back then because if there ever was a truly underground N.W.O.B.H.M. band that was looked over, it was Dragonslayer! There’s a huge early JUDAS PRIEST influence here, also the usual SCORPIONS, UFO, DEEP PURPLE, SABBATH influence as well. I really think the songwriting is amazing, layered with solid high vocals, catchy riffs, and memorable choruses, you know the stuff the N.W.O.B.H.M. was built on. For the first time ever DRAGONSLAYER would love to consider this their very first album, but really it’s a double album!