WARRIOR: Fighting For the Earth 12″ Unique Holographic picture disc. 1985 check VIDEO
As was the case with contemporaries Ratt and Rough Cutt, the group core – guitarists Joe Floyd and Tommy Asakawa and vocalist Parramore McCarty – was made up of San Diego, CA transplants in search of fame and fortune up the coast in L.A. Adding drummer Liam Jason and bassist Rick Bennett, the band, started to make a name for themselves in the local clubs with their futuristic brand of European influenced heavy metal.
which went into heavy rotation on KMET radio and became a huge hit locally helping turn Warrior into one of the most buzzed about acts around town. Subsequently, the band signed a record deal with MCA Records and Richard Branson Virgin/10 Records label in Europe, and began to record their debut album with producer Doug Rider at Cherokee Studios and Sunset Sound in L.A.. The rhythm section of Jason and Bennett would be replaced after the sessions were completed, with former Black Sheep bassist Bruce Turgon and drummer Jimmy Volpe stepping in. Fighting For The Earth was released in 1985 and though not a huge commercial success, the album became an instant favorite among underground metal heads. A short trip to the UK that same year saw Warrior perform at the legendary Marquee Club in London and make an exclusive TV appearance on Channel 4 popular ECT program where the band performed ‘Fighting For The Earth’ (the band single and video) and ‘Defenders of Creation.’
Parramore McCarty: Vocals
Joe Floyd: Guitars
Tommy Asakawa: Guitars
Bruce Turgon: Bass, Keyboards
Jimmy Volpe: Drums