Fight (band)

Fight was an English-American heavy metal band, assembled by vocalist Rob Halford after his departure from heavy metal band Judas Priest in 1992.[2] He took with him drummer Scott Travis, though Travis also continued to drum for Judas Priest.[2] The line-up was completed by Russ Parrish on guitar, Brian Tilse on guitar and keyboards, and Jack "Jay Jay" Brown on bass guitar,[2] the latter of the two former members of Cyanide.[3]

Fight
Fight in 1993
Fight in 1993
Background information
OriginArizona, United States
Genres
Years active
  • 1992–1995
  • 1997
LabelsEpic Records
Associated actsJudas Priest
Past membersRob Halford
Brian Tilse
Jack "Jay Jay" Brown
Scott Travis
Russ Parrish
Robby Lochner
Mark Chaussee

During their three-year existence, Fight released two albums, War of Words (1993) and A Small Deadly Space (1995).[2] They toured or played shows with Pantera, Anthrax, Voivod and Skid Row, and opened for Metallica on the 1994 Shit Hits the Sheds Tour.[2]

Fight reunited with only three of the original members on 20 December 1997 for a one-off performance at the Mason Jar in Phoenix before disbanding once again.[4] In a 2015 interview, Halford contemplated the band's possible reformation.[5]

In 2007, Halford's Metal God Entertainment label released War of Words – The Film on DVD.[6][7]

The band's musical proposal was quite different from Judas Priest; it was a mix between the heavy metal sound created by Judas Priest, and a thrash/groove metal sound similar to that of Pantera.[2]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
USA
[8]
SWE
[9]
GER
[10]
War of Words
  • Released: September 14, 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
83 49 56
A Small Deadly Space
  • Released: April 18, 1995
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
120 48
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albumsEdit

Title Album details
Mutations
K5 – The War of Words Demos
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Into the Pit
  • Released: July 4, 2008
  • Label: Metal God Entertainment
  • Formats: CD (box set)

Video albumsEdit

Title Album details
War of Words – The Film
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Metal God Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (2010-12-07). "Judas Priest | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Colin Larkin, ed. (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Heavy Rock (First ed.). Virgin Books. pp. 162/3. ISBN 0-7535-0257-7.
  3. ^ "Rob Halford Is Down To Do Another FIGHT Record". Metalinjection.net. 17 February 2015.
  4. ^ "ROB HALFORD REUNITES WITH MEMBERS OF FIGHT". MTV. 24 December 1997.
  5. ^ Neumann, Carl. "Judas Priest: Back In Australia For Soundwave". scenestr. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  6. ^ "FIGHT To Release Posthumous Live DVD". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 21 December 2004.
  7. ^ "ROB HALFORD: 'Fight, War Of Words - The Film' DVD Trailer Available". Blabbermouth.net. Retrieved 20 October 2006.
  8. ^ "Fight | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts". Musicline.de. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-06.
  11. ^ a b "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The Us As Reported By Sound Scan". Blabbermouth.net. 2002-04-30. Retrieved 2015-11-06.