The year was 1989, an aspiring young musician by the name of Lance Harvill was returning home to Dallas after graduating from the Musicians Institute in Hollywood with a burning desire to start a band of his own. He quickly enlisted the help of former classmate Mike Morgan, John Luke Hebert and David Harbour – both of whom would eventually join CHASTAIN and KING DIAMOND. After rehearsals, selecting the moniker MANTA RAY, the group entered the famous Dallas Sound Lab Studios (PANTERA, RIGOR MORTIS) studio and laid down four tracks they hoped would land them a record deal. Despite the extremely professional demo the band found themselves caught within a transitioning time in the industry and ultimately no deal was found. This Dallas Sound Lab session has been buried for over 20 years.
Divebomb Records Bootcamp Series is unearthing unreleased albums, long forgotten demos and lost sessions by unsung heroes of this scene’s past. These are cult bands for cult fans. Won’t you join the army?
Visions Of Towering Alchemy
DIVEBOMB BOOTCAMP SERIES #1
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COMRADES IN ARMS:
Queensryche, Crimson Glory, Fates Warning and Sanctuary
Limited Edition CD – only 500 units pressed worldwide – new artwork – band supplied photos – full color 8 page booklet with lyrics – new interview with Lance Harvill
1. Lords Of Atlantis
2. Until Tomorrow
3. Dream To Be
4. Face Of Reality
5. Guilty (“Die Hard” Bonus Track)
6. On My Own (“Die Hard” Bonus Track)