_Crimson Glory - December 1988
_ Crimson Glory is an American progressive metal band that was formed in Sarasota, Florida in 1982 under the moniker 'Beowulf' with guitarists Jon Drenning and Ben Jackson, bassist Jeff Lords and drummer Dana Burnell. While searching for a singer, the group discovered one in the form of an old school mate of Jeff's - the mystically-named Midnight (John Patrick McDonald). They rehearsed diligently, finding and developing their sound for almost four years before recording their self-titled debut album on Par Records in 1986. This would later be re-issued after signing on with their new label, Roadrunner Records. Tight dual-lead harmonies and soaring vocals would feature prominently on this release, as well as the follow-up, Transcendence.