Q5 is a Seattle, Washington, based band formed in 1983 and their music is a blend of hard rock, melodic and straight-forward heavy metal. "Steel The Light", originally released in 1984, is one of the classic U.S. metal albums of the 80s including all-time favorite songs like "Lonely Lady", "Pull The Trigger" and "Steel The Light".
DARKEST COLOR was a Thrash Metal band active in the late 80s in Athens, Greece. During 1990 the band broke up and Tom, the founder of DARKEST COLOR, joined FLAMES on vocals and guitars. All the songs that DARKEST COLOR performed live were never recorded and only three of them ended in the fifth studio album of FLAMES, "Nomen Illi Mors" (1991). At that time, FLAMES was the biggest Thrash Metal band of Greece.
"Deuce" consists of historic recordings including the first steps of a metal guitar legend. Guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman(solo, ex-MEGADETH, ex-CACOPHONY) along with musicians like Tom Gattis (guitars - vocals) and Billy Giddings(drums), both members of TENSION deliver US Heavy Metal of its early forms, since "Deuce" includes the band's recordings from 1978 and 1979 plus 2 tracks from a DEUCE 1993 brief reunion.