Fight (band)

Fight was an English-American heavy metal band formed by vocalist Rob Halford following his departure from Judas Priest in 1992. He took with him drummer Scott Travis, though Travis was still a member for the band. The line-up was completed by guitarists Russ Parrish and Brian Tilse and bassist Jack "Jay Jay" Brown.[2]

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

The band released the debut album War of Words in 1993. An EP titled Mutations was released in 1994. Guitarist Russ Parrish was no longer in the band in 1994 and Robby Lochner filled-in temporarily for the live shows until new member Mark Chaussee was recruited. The second album A Small Deadly Space was released in 1995. Following a tour and talks of a third album,[3] the band split-up.[4]

On 20 December 1997, Fight reunited with three of the original members for a one-off performance at the Mason Jar in Phoenix.[5]

Rob Halford would not rule out the possibility of Fight's reformation.[6][7]

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 (7 December 2010). "Judas Priest | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 19 May 2014.
  2. ^ 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 vanessa warwick interview headbangers' ball 95". YouTube. Retrieved 28 January 2010.
  4. ^ Hinds, Andy. "Fight Biography". AllMusic.
  5. ^ "ROB HALFORD REUNITES WITH MEMBERS OF FIGHT". MTV. 24 December 1997.
  6. ^ Neumann, Carl. "Judas Priest: Back In Australia For Soundwave". scenestr. Retrieved 5 February 2015.
  7. ^ Witting, Ryan. "Rob Halford live at Alice Cooper's The Rock Teen Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA Concert Review". sleazeroxx.com. Retrieved 25 August 2019.
  8. ^ "Fight | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  9. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". Swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts". Musicline.de. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The Us As Reported By Sound Scan". Blabbermouth.net. 30 April 2002. Retrieved 6 November 2015.