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David L. Reece is an American vocalist who has been active in the heavy metal rock scene professionally since the late 1980s. He is arguably best known for his time with the band Accept, appearing on their 1989 album Eat the Heat.
Reece was raised in Oklahoma, making his recording debut with a band called Dare Force in 1989, although he had been singing for them as early as 1982. He also recorded vocals in 1987 for a demo for the hard rock band Sacred Child. Although he was replaced by Astrid Young before recording their album, the demos were included on a re-release of their debut.
After many auditions, Reece was chosen to be the new Accept singer, and was the lead vocalist appearing on the album Eat the Heat. He and the rest of the band produced what has been regarded as a much different sounding album compared to the previous Accept albums. The 1989-1990 tour with W.A.S.P and Metal Church was eventually cancelled, and he was dropped from the band as Accept went on a hiatus.
After being sacked from Accept, he formed Bangalore Choir and released an album with them. The band included members of Hericane Alice - a band for which Reece had declined to record demo vocals earlier due to his involvement with Lillian X - a partnership which never resulted in any recorded material. The following years he released two albums with Sircle of Silence with Larry Farkas from Vengeance Rising, Jay Schellen from Hurricane and Greg Chaisson, formerly of Badlands. He then released an album with American band Stream.
In 2007, Reece joined Swedish band Gypsy Rose, releasing an album with them the following year.
Reece released his first solo album on August 28, 2009. His band consists of Andy Susemihl (ex-U.D.O.), Stefan Schwarzmann (formerly with U.D.O., currently also with Accept) and Jochen Fünders (ex-Holy Moses).
- Accept "Eat the Heat" (1989)
- Bangalore Choir "On Target" (1992)
- Sircle of Silence "Sircle of Silence" (1993)
- Sircle of Silence "Suicide Candyman" (1994)
- Stream "Take it or Leave it" (1995)
- Gypsy Rose "Another World" (2008)
- Reece "Universal Language" (2009)
- Bangalore Choir "Cadence" (2010)
- Reece-Kronlund "Solid" (2011)
- Bangalore Choir "All Or Nothing – Live At Firefest' (2011)
- Bangalore Choir "Metaphor" (2012)
- Tango Down "Identity Crisis" (2012)
- Reece "Compromise" (2013)
- Tango Down "Charming Devil" (2014)
- EZ Livin' "Firestorm" (2014)
- "Sacred Child". Encyclopaedia Metallum. 2002–2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
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