Although they represent no more than a bleep on the radar of rock & roll history, Cheshire, England's Aragorn -- named after the character in the Lord of the Rings and featuring singer Chris Dunne, guitarist John Hull, bassist Dale Lee, and drummer Mike Ellis -- were responsible for one of the very best one-off singles to emerge from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Said single was 1981's legendary "Black Ice," which boasted a crunchy, rip-roaring vitality that was raw as sushi and heavy as hell -- in other words, the very embodiment of the N.W.O.B.H.M.'s D.I.Y. philosophy. Together since 1978, Aragorn was one of the earliest signings of the then-fledgling Neat Records, and also contributed a second track (namely, a single B-side, "Noonday") to the label's Lead Weight compilation later that year. They then proceeded to revamp their ...
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