WHITE HEAT

Country Belgium

Style Hard Rock/Metal

At the end of 1981 in Belgium bassist Marc Vinckiek, vocalist Paul Syniawsky among drummer Frank Pauwels and guitarists Robby Walter and Dirk Cleyburgh formed the hard n’ heavy band White Heat. After some rehearsals the band joined by vocalist Tigo Fawzi (Steel Breeze) and bassist Stan Verfaielle. The band gain a record deal through the Belgian label Mausoleum and in 1982 they release their self-titled debut album. An album contain nine songs with a hard n’ heavy and some NWOBHM touches. In 1983 the band release their second studio album titled ” Krakatoa”, that bring the band into some lighter music paths and a commercial sound.

In 1985 the band released the single “True Love/C’Moon” increse the anticipation of the fans for a new album. Few weeks later their third album “Running for Life” melled to be their last work. Media and critics accuse the band of developing enough. The sales of the third album not going well and at the end of 1985 the band disbanding. In the hard rock category, the band has created a great style, which manifested itself in combining elements of such bands as Krokus, ZZ Top, Whitesnake, AC / DC or Van Halen, putting on themes that will be simple, easy to pick up on the one hand, and on the other hand, they will be remembered by a catchy character, melodic, or finally, the energy they bring with them. In 1994, Mausoleum released the band’s debut album as a CD in the “Classix” series. In Belgium, White Heat still has a small cult status today.

– White Heat [1982]
– Krakatoa [1983]
– Runnin’ For Life [1985]

 

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