Liege Lord

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Liege Lord
OriginStamford, Connecticut
GenresSpeed metal
Power metal[1]
Years active1982–1989, 2000, 2012–present
LabelsMetal Blade
Iron Works
Black Dragon
MembersTony Truglio
Danny Wacker
Joe Comeau
Frank Gilchriest
Matt Vinci
Past membersAndy Michaud
Pete McCarthy
Carlo Moscardini
Frank Cortese
Paul Nelson

Liege Lord is an American Power metal band, active in the 1980s and considered to be a pioneer of the genre.[citation needed] It was formed by Matt Vinci, Anthony Truglio and Frank Cortese.

Reaching cult status in the metal world with their three releases, the band featured Joe Comeau, who would later go on to play with thrash metal bands Overkill and Annihilator. Guitarist Anthony Truglio went on to play in the band Gandhi with Page Hamilton from Helmet, and also played in the new version of Helmet. Guitarist Paul Nelson received a Grammy nomination as guitarist and song writer with Johnny Winter on Virgin/EMI, and he performed on Late Night with David Letterman Winter in 2012 in support of their Megaforce/Sony release entitled Roots which he performed on and produced. He also appeared on The Jimmy Kimmel Show on ABC TV to promote Winter's Step Back CD which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Blues Album Charts Featuring Eric Clapton, Joe Perry, Joe Bonamassa, Ben Harper, Leslie West Ben Harper and Dr. John. Nelson received a Grammy for "Step Back" and also appeared in Johnny Winter's "Down and Dirty Movie", which he also the films Executive Producer. Billboard chart's top 200 with the band Halifax. Nelson did guitar work for WWE (then WWF) on nationally broadcast television specials.

Master Control was recorded from March 22 to April 11, 1988. The album was produced by Terry Date and Liege Lord.

As of August 2012, Liege Lord has been active again and headlined the Keep It True XVI festival, which took place from April 19 to April 20, 2013, at Tauberfrankenhalle in Lauda-Königshofen, Germany.[2]


Liege Lord was originally a Judas Priest cover band named Deceiver (after the Judas Priest song of the same name). Judas Priest's influence can be heard in the early vocals and guitar riffs of the Freedom's Rise album.

Liege Lord first signed on with the French record label Black Dragon after Christian Logue of Savage Grace recommended the company to the band. Freedom's Rise was released in 1985 on Black Dragon in Europe, and on Ironworks in America.



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  1. ^ "Liege Lord". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation.
  2. ^ "Reunited Liege Lord to Headline Next Year's Keep It True XVI Festival".

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