Other productions from Manilla Road.
Manilla Road discography (misc). Invasion, Metal (2004). Manilla Road discography (all). lt; The Circus Maximus (1992). Dreams of Eschaton (Demo '81) (1999). Live by the Sword: The Very Best of Manilla Road.
Manilla Road – Live By The Sword (The Very Best Of Manilla Road). Label: Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal – BD MH 002, Black Dragon Records – BD MH 002, Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal – BDMH002, Black Dragon Records – BDMH002. It was released and given for free by "Metal Hammer & Heavy Metal" magazine. Mastering SID Code: IFPI L082.
Wichita, KS-based Manilla Road is one of America's - make that the world's - ands. ed,fiercelyindependent, and highly original, the group has rarely toured and mreleased by amajor record company, buthasnevertheless managed to endure in one form of another for over twodecades. Vocalist and guitarist Mark Shelton was involved in a number of amateur bands during the 1970s, playing called Embryo, and later founding Manilla Road in 1979 with bassist Scott ParksanddrummerRick Fisher.
Manilla Road was an American heavy metal band from Wichita, Kansas, founded by Mark "The Shark" Shelton (vocals and guitar) and Scott "Scooter" Park (bass guitar). Beginning in 1977, the early years of Manilla Road were spent playing mostly progressive rock and space rock but eventually became noticeably heavier with time, the band's later heavy metal sound becoming more and more apparent with the release of Metal in 1982.
Manilla Road disbanded and I started a new band called Circus Maximus. I signed the project to Black Dragon but they thought if they put the name Manilla Road on it that it would sell better. So the project came out as a Manilla Road album instead and the title of the album was The Circus Maximus. I was not happy with the decision and it was the last business that I ever did with Black Dragon. BD continued to release Manilla Road demo material that they had and best of collections without the bands approval and also without paying the band any money for said releases . We did several live shows and wrote new MR songs and intended on recording another album. But bad blood arose between Randy and Harvey and Harvey left the band.
You can’t accuse Manilla Road of jumping on many bandwagons. Since forming in the late 70s, they’ve lingered in a perpetually kvlt phantom zone, honing their uniquely clunky proto-metal sound. While doing so, they’ve steadfastly remained oblivious to how the metal world evolved around them, and practiced willful ignorance toward modern production technology and recording advances. Because of this admirable history of stubborn stick-to-it-ness, I can’t accuse them of joining the double album trend we see developing of late, though a double album they doth deliver.