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Maximum Force: “Lost Archives” anthology out via Cult Metal Classics + “Dark City” Lyric Video Premiere


Last Updated on 05:38 PM by Giorgos Tsekas

It was about time for the magical songs of this amazing U.S. heavy/power metal band to be released to a wider audience. Featuring members of another great U.S. band, TALIZMAN from Valley Springs / California, MAXIMUM FORCE wrote quite a few songs that never saw the light of day, but make no mistake. We are not talking about filler, average or run of the mill stuff. What you get with MAXIMUM FORCE is the epitome of classic U.S. heavy metal like very few bands have delivered in the past. Imagine a cross between Tony Moore-era RIOT, early QUEENSRYCHE, HITTMAN and FIFTH ANGEL and what you can expect is a reissue that will be forever ranked among the very best obscure releases that were ever unearthed by any record label in the past.

The divine vocals of DOUG TOBIN (ex-TALIZMAN), the razor sharp riffs and unique guitar soloing of JEFF BAKER (ex-TALIZMAN – R.I.P.) and the amazing, bombastic rhythm section of Tim Luna and Joey Capizola make up for a breathtaking heavy metal experience through HEAVY METAL anthems such as “Dark City”, “Prepare for the Kill”, “Keep Running”, “Tear Along the Dotted Line” etc.

By autumn of 2023, we are going to release an anthology of the very best songs that the band wrote under the title “Lost Archives”. The album will be available on vinyl, CD and Digital Platforms and will feature remastered sound, fat booklet with lyrics, band story, liner notes and amazing photos; a total of 13 killer compositions.

While waiting for the official reissue, we prepared for you a lyric video of one of the best songs that MAXIMUM FORCE wrote. Enjoy!

Lyric Video by Chryssa Hartsa:

1. Prepare for the Kill
2. Dark City
3. They Say I’m Crazy
4. Keep Running
5. I Can’t Take It
6. Tear Along the Dotted Line
7. Friendly Fire
8. 604
9. Never See Her Cry
10. Top of the World

CD ONLY Bonus Songs
11. Valley of Darkness
12. It’s All Behind Me Now
13. Where We Stand

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