Without British metal bands such as Raven, Satan, Jaguar and Blitzkrieg there would never have been an American speed metal revolution. Blitzkrieg were formed in late 1980 out of the ashes of a band called Split Image when vocalist Brian Ross replaced former singer Sarah Aldwinckle and joined Jim Sieroto (guitar), Ian Jones (guitar), Steve English (bass) and Steve Abbey (drums). Soon enough the new born Blitzkrieg inked a deal with Dave Wood’s Neat Records. The band’s legendary »Buried Alive« single (with “Blitzkrieg” on the B-Side) was released on May 19th 1981.
Due to Brian Ross joining Satan, the original incarnation of Blitzkrieg split up in late 1981 without having recorded an album. "A Time Of Changes" was finally released posthumously in 1985. Due to Metallica having covered the song “Blitzkrieg” on their "Creeping Death" EP, Blitzkrieg reformed in 1991 and carried on releasing new studio albums on a regular basis.
"The Mists Of Avalon" was Blitzkrieg’s fourth full-length studio album. It saw the return of Glenn S. Howes on guitar following the departure of Tony Liddle. The all-new 13 track record (with a playing time of 65+ minutes) featured the leading track “The Legend”, split in five individual parts its main subject matter was King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table (hence the title of the album).
“Princess Of The World” was dedicated to the memory of Lady Diana. It’s the catchiest number on one of Blitzkrieg’s more experimental records and should have been issued as a 7” single back in July 1998 when "The Mists Of Avalon" was originally released on CD via Neat Metal Records (NM 032).
Blitzkrieg did appear live at the prestigious Wacken Open Air Festival in August 1998 to celebrate the release of "The Mists Of Avalon".