From the monthly archives: "July 2011"

Triumph’s 1981 release, ‘Allied Forces’, was the album where it all came together for these Canadian prog-metallists – great compositions, great performances, and great album design…back when album designs mattered!

And now, fans will be able to take a highly welcomed trip down memory lane, as ,‘Allied Forces’ will be reissued as a “30th Anniversary Vinyl Edition” on Tuesday, September 22 2011.

The album’s original tracks are from the actual EQ’d masters (as prepared by the legendary Bob Ludwig), while the packaging itself will exactly mirror the original ’81 vinyl version (including the four-color, UV coated inner sleeve, complete with photos, lyrics and credits).

The record itself will be pressed on pristine 180 gram vinyl, which will also include a download card, so fans can download this rock n’ roll classic , as well as a free video, directly to their digital player.

TML Entertainment will be releasing the album, distributed by ADA in the US and UMG in Canada. The LP will be manufactured by Rainbo Records in Los Angeles, the premier replicator of vinyl in North America.

‘Allied Forces’ spawned two of Triumph’s most beloved and enduring arena rock anthems -’Magic Power’ and ‘Fight the Good Fight’. Produced by the group themselves (vocalist/guitarist Rik Emmett, bassist Michael Levine, and vocalist/drummer Gil Moore), the nine-track album was certified Platinum, and has gone on to sell an impressive 2.5 million copies worldwide.

“I am excited that the ‘Allied Forces’ LP is being re-released,” enthuses Levine. “Vinyl was always my favorite audio format, because it has really nice warmth and depth. Yet another reason to polish up the turntable and crank up the volume!”

Additionally, all three members of Triumph, will be debuting the release of the album along with host Bob Coburn, live on Rockline Radio, Wednesday, September 21st (30 years to the week of the album’s original release).

Soon, you will be able to re-create the excitement you experienced when you cruised down to the local record shop to pick up ‘Allied Forces,’ back in the fall of ’81.

Get prepared to fight the good fight once more!

‘Allied Forces’ Track Listing:

Side “A”
“Fool for Your Love” – 4:34
“Magic Power” – 4:54
“Air Raid” – 1:18
“Allied Forces” – 5:05
“Hot Time (In This City Tonight)” – 3:23

Side “B”
“Fight the Good Fight” – 6:16
“Ordinary Man” – 7:17
“Petite Etude” instrumental – 1:15
“Say Goodbye” – 4:34

Canadian Power trio TRIUMPH Get Paid Tribute by Their Own Street Name!

New “street cred” puts TRIUMPH on the map… quite literally. Mississauga’s world champions of classic rock, TRIUMPH will be toasted by a host of appreciative fans, friends, celebrities and dignitaries as a new street is named in their honour.

No strangers to the world stage or international airwaves, the hometown group can now also be found on the latest GPS systems, GTA street guides, and Google maps.

TRIUMPH Lane encircles a newly built development by Bremont Homes and is located at Derry Rd. W. and Terragar Blvd., in the Meadowvale section of Mississauga. 2011, just paces away of the Lionheart Pub (located at 3221 Derry Rd. West , 1 km west of Winston Churchill Blvd.)

Rik Emmett, Mike Levine and Gil Moore will meet with fans, pose for photos, sign copies of albums, memorabilia and their latest CD’s and DVD, on Thursday, July 14. All funds raised through the evening (via photos, autographs and silent auctions) will go directly to support Wounded Warriors of Canada and the special needs of our troops, who very truly know what it means to ‘Lay it on the Line’, ‘Fight the Good Fight’ and ‘Never Surrender’… and those who have also sustained life changing injuries during the Afghan mission.

Think you’ve got ‘The Magic Power?’… there’s an open mike portion of the evening where performers can pay tribute doing various TRIUMPH songs. Access will be limited with advance reservations required.

Please contact;richardallan01@hotmail.com and kindly leave your name and contact info.

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The US Festival took place on Memorial Day Weekend, amidst the sunny open air of San Bernardino, California, Sunday May 29th, 1983. We performed to an estimate of 375,000 people, under the fierce 115°F heat at US Festival’s “Heavy Metal Day”.

Don’t just relive the “experience”, Commemorate one of the greatest events in history with this epic bundle of vintage merch, at an unbelievable price!!

**Bundle EXCLUSIVE to the TriumphMusic.com Online Merch Store*


DELUXE VINTAGE US FESTIVAL BUNDLE INCLUDES:

– Signed TRIUMPH US Festival Mini-Poster.
– Vintage TRIUMPH US Festival T-Shirt. (Men OR Ladies)
– Adjustable TRIUMPH Baseball Cap.
– Live at The US Festival: CD/DVD.
– Live at The US Festival: DVD.
– US Festival Backstage Laminate.
– Rik & Mike TRIUMPH Guitar Picks.

Get a behind the scenes look at the celebration of  evolving technology, the commanding power of music, television and  people.

We played “Heavy Metal Sunday” with: Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot &Van Halen.

“It was the day new wave died and rock n’ roll took over” – Vince Neil, Mötley Crüe.

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