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Rogue Male

Formed: 1983
From: London, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Unknown

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Rogue Male Returns, Signs New Management Deal

Rogue Male has just announced a new contract with management company Agentur EAM. The U.K. band is making a return in a big way...

Rogue Male was the brain child of Belfast-boy Jim Lyttle. The first incarnation of the band came into being in late 1983 when Jim decided to put together a band that would mix punk aggression with a rock/metal style, it was ground breaking and original making the band one of the first crossover punk/metal bands that later became part of the NWOBHM. After a series of line-ups, a stable touring band was produced; Jim Lyttle (guitar/vocals), John Fraser-Binnie (guitar), Kevin Collier (bass) and Steve Kingsley (drums) who was later replaced by Danny Fury. This lineup's live performances gained the attention of several record companies.

By the time the band issued the debut album "First Visit" on the Music For Nations label (Elektra in the U.S.) in 1985, Kevin Collier had been recruited as a replacement for Clark on bass. It is this lineup that shook the rock world with its combination of futuristic imagery and blisteringly raw metal with a punk twist. Cover shoots for international magazines soon followed as well as a slot on the "ECT" (Extra Celestial Transmission) television show on Channel 4 in 1985.

Steve Kingsley was replaced shortly after the end of this strenuous road work and was replaced by Danny Fury on drums. However, this was only after a second album "Animal Man" was recorded in 1986 with session king Charlie Morgan holding the sticks.

Rogue Male began to be described as ‘thinking man’s metal’ and the ‘most dangerous band since the Sex Pistols.’ They were attributed in the UK rock and metal press as ‘the next big thing’ and were ‘Album of the Month” worldwide in top rock/metal journals. More...

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Rogue Male Posts New Music Video For "Liar"

Legendary UK traditional metal band Rogue Male posted a new music video for the song "Liar." The song is a brand new track available exclusively though the band's website here. The band is offering a free download of the track by emailing roguemale@rm2kmusic.com.

Rogue Male was best known for its first LP "First Visit" released in 1985 and song "Crazy Motorcycle." After a follow up album "Animal Man" in 1986, the band split up in 1987 after rumors of a third LP proved wrong. The band reformed in 2008 and shortly after released "Nail It" in 2009 on the band's own label RM2kMusic.

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