TRESPASS was formed in Sudbury, Suffolk, England in April 1979 by brothers Mark (guitar, vocals) and Paul Sutcliffe (drums) Dave Crawte (guitar) Richard Penny (bass). The band were spotted by Trial records, a new local independent record label and were offered an opportunity to release a single. One of these days was released as a single in January 1980 and gained airplay on Radio Ones Friday Night Rock Show hosted by Tommy Vance and was also played by legendary DJ John Peel. The band recorded a session at Spaceward studios in Cambridge which was also used by Iron Maiden for their Sound house Tapes. A new version of One Of These Days, a new track called Stormchild, Lightsmith and a potential new single Live It Up! were recorded. These versions of One Of These Days and Stormchild were to headline the EMI compilation Metal for Muthas volume II. All other bands on the album were represented by one track. IRON MAIDEN had similarly had two tracks featured on Metal for Muthas volume I. During this period Lars Ulrich and James Hetfeild of the fledgling METALLICA joined the TRESPASS fan club. Many UK shows followed including at the prestigious Marquee club in Wardour street London. In 1981 the band recorded their third single the Bright Lights EP. Following the tragic early death of Mark and Pauls father Allan Sutcliffe, TRESPASS finally split in 1982. Despite their fairly short lived time on the metal scene Trespass made a lasting impact. Lars Ulrich and James Hetfeild of Metallica remained fans and One Of These Days was featured on NWOBHM compilation 79 revisited put together by Ulrich and Geoff Barton in 1990. The band released their highly acclaimed greatest hits album the works in 1992. This was also released in Japan through Pony Canyon Records Trespass released a critically acclaimed studio album Head in 1993 showing a marked change in sound and style. A 1999 Trespass concert live in Tokyo Japan, was released through Pony Canyon as Metal Crusade along with NWOBHM bands Samson, Tank and Preying Mantis. A further major worldwide release was One Of These Days the Anthology released in 2004 through Castle/ Sanctuary Records. A new album TRESPASS was recorded in 2012, featuring brand new versions of the bands early tracks, recorded to a high standard with a consistent sound and feel. The band have currently reformed with Mark Sutcliffe at the heart of things and a new line up. Dan Biggin Bass, Joe Fawcett Guitar, and Jason Roberts Drums Trespass have played live shows at festivals in the UK and Europe in 2015/16/17. Brand new comeback album Footprints In The Rock is released in January 2018 worldwide through Mighty Music.
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