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listen  1. Backstabber (from 'Hellion' [1983]) 3:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Driving Hard (from 'Hellion' [1983]) 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Don't Take No For An Answer (from 'Hellion' [1983]) 4:24$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Break The Spell (from 'Hellion' [1983]) 4:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Up From The Depths (from 'Hellion' [1983]) 5:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Run For Your Life (Demos produced by Ronnie James Dio [1984]) 4:35$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Get Ready (Demos produced by Ronnie James Dio [1984]) 4:28$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Witching Hour (Demo 1985) 4:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Screams In The Night (from 'Screams In The Night' [1987]) 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Upside Down Guitar Solo (from 'Screams In The Night' [1987]) 1:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. The Hand (from 'Screams In The Night' [1987]) 4:08$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Bad Attitude (from 'Screams In The Night' [1987]) 5:09$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Tower Of Air (from 'Screams In The Night' [1987]) 4:38$0.99  Buy MP3 


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listen  1. Nevermore (from 'Postcards From The Asylum' [1988]) 3:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  2. Exciter (from 'Postcards From The Asylum' [1988]) 5:45$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. The Evil One (from 'Postcards From The Asylum' [1988]) 7:10$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Breakdown (from 'Black Book' [1990])0:29$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. The Black Book (from 'Black Book' [1990]) 5:38$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Living In Hell (from 'Black Book' [1990]) 5:04$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  7. Stormrider (from 'Black Book' [1990]) 7:25$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  8. Demon Attack (from 'Black Book' [1990]) 4:20$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  9. Resurrection / Will Not Go Quietly (from 'Will Not Go Quietly' [2003]) 6:01$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen10. Shit (Is Gonna Hit The Fan) [from 'Will Not Go Quietly' [2003]] [Explicit] 4:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Dead And Gone (from 'Will Not Go Quietly' [2003]) 5:56$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen12. Dream Deceiver (from 'Will Not Go Quietly' [2003]) 6:33$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen13. Hell Has No Fury (from 'Karma's A Bitch' [2014]) 3:54$0.99  Buy MP3 


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Product Details

  • Audio CD (April 1, 2014)
  • Original Release Date: 2014
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Double CD, Value Price, Special Edition
  • Label: New Renaissance Records
  • ASIN: B00IEW9O2Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #163,996 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Hellion began in 1982, when the term "female metal singer" did not exist. By 1983, Hellion's demo recordings (released as a self-titled Mini-LP) climbed to Number 6 on the UK rock charts. In America, their home, Hellion was regarded by the corporate music world as being "too heavy" for a band with a female singer. With fan support compensating for the backing that the corporate record labels did not provide, Hellion's music not only helped redefine the role of female performers in hard rock and heavy metal, but continues to earn respect among both new and old fans. This 2-CD collection takes listeners on a journey "To Hellion and Back" and includes rare, unreleased, and new Hellion songs in addition to fan favorites. The 2-CD set begins in 1983 with tracks from Hellion's Mini-LP and progressed to the present, with "Hell Has No Fury" (featuring the band's new line-up of Ann Boleyn, Simon Wright, Maxxxwell Carlisle, Scott Warren, and Bjorn Englen). Also included on the collection are rare and unreleased demo recordings including some produced by Ronnie James Dio and engineered by Angelo Arcuri in 1984, and by Ken Scott. This 2-CD anthology includes a 16-page full color booklet. The first pressing is autographed by singer Ann Boleyn.

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In the early 1980s, when Ann Boleyn and her band, Hellion, first emerged on the metal music scene, there simply was no other female singer that performed metal at the same level of power, skill, and passion. Hellion initially enjoyed success in England after being snatched up by the now legendary indy label, Music For Nations, who also released early recordings of Metallica, Anthrax, and Mercyful Fate. Hellion's self-produced demo, released as the Hellion "Mini-LP," climbed to number 6 in the British rock charts. Several tracks from the "Mini-LP" begin this 2-disc anthology. In 1984, iconic metal vocalist, Ronnie James Dio, took Hellion under their wing. Not only did he invite Hellion to open for his band, Dio, during the Last In Line tour, but, he also is credited for coaching Ann Boleyn and for producing early Hellion demos. Two of those recordings, thankfully, are on this anthology. The anthology continues to progress with an assortment of recordings and ends up with one new song from Hellion's new line-up which now includes Ann Boleyn, Simon Wright, Maxxxwell Carlisle, Scott Warren, and Bjorn Englen. It is hard to pick favorites out of this CD because there are so many excellent songs. My personal favorites of the previously released songs "Screams In The Night," "Break The Spell," "The Tower of Air," and "Will Not Go Quietly." I am also excited about "Hell Has No Fury," a new song, which combines the galloping excitement of classic Iron Maiden, with the gothic splendor of classic Rainbow, thanks in part to the excellent keyboards of Scott Warren (who played with Heaven and Hell, and also Dio) and epic vocals of Ann Boleyn. Hellion's line-up has changed over the years. But one constant factor that remains ever present is singer, Ann Boleyn. No matter the line-up, Hellion has always featured top-flight musicians. This CD is a great introduction into Hellion who's musical style is traditional power-metal. They remain one of the best metal bands in this genre. --Reagan Davis - Metal Mondays Radio

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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin H. Dudley on April 9, 2014
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Growing up as a child in the 80's, I quickly became a huge fan of heavy metal as a whole in particular the subgenres called thrash metal and power metal in particular. While you had your heavy hitters like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest, Dio, Mercyful Fate, Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer and Exodus for instance, there were many other great metal bands that had some great music but for one reason or another never really reached anywhere near the level of success and acclaim that these aforementioned bands did.
One thing you didn't see much up to about the length but80's were metal bands fronted by a female lead singer. That would change with the German band Warlock which was fronted by the talented and beautiful Doro Pesch. Warlock would have some commercial success particularly in Europe before eventually splitting up with Doro striking out on a successfull solo career that still continues to this day.
The other metal band featuring a female leader singer around that same time was the lesser known Hellion featuring Ann Boleyn on lead vocals. They released a well received self titled e.p. in 1983 before eventaully releasing their first full length album a full 4 years later. Hellion's recorded output varied in quality but each release did feature some quality material that while not reaching the heights that Warlock obtained around the same time, was still a nice diversion from the other more mainstream metal bands around that point and time.
Hellion would change members never maintaining a stable linupe with Ann being the only consistent member even until this day. Hellion has also disbanded multiple times over the years but have seen a recent resurgence of interest resulting in Ann putting together a new lineup that is currently touring and planning on recording new material.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By lance anderson on April 8, 2014
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this anthology kicks major butt.the judas priest cover of exciter floored me.ann has so much power in her voice,reminds me of RJD.everyone go get this cd
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By mak on June 2, 2014
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cd was awesome, was far greater then I expected. Never figured it would have been signed!!! Ann was superb!!!! Great
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