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Bio: Came together in the mid-eighties when bassist Michael Ciado met vocalist Lisa Faxon through an ad placed in a Los Angeles area music paper.  Initially got its start using the First Aid moniker but later changed name to Ransom.  Recorded a 3 song demo, Once And For All, and placed track “Sin Killer” on the California Metal 2 (1988) compilation prior to signing with Intense Records.

Recorded 1991 Intense self-titled debut with guitarist Tony Ortiz and drummer Joe Galletta.  Maintained same line up for Lanny Cordola produced sophomore effort Soul Asylum from 1992.

Current Status: Self-titled debut re-mastered and re-issued on Intense Millennium Records in 2011 with 3 songs from the Once And For All demo as bonus tracks.

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• 1991 Ransom
• 1992 Soul Asylum
• 2011 Ransom (re-issue)

 

Ransom - Ransom

Year: 1991
Label: Intense
Category: Full Length
Style: Melodic Metal

Ransom - Ransom

Track Listing (Ransom): “Lasting Love” (4:28), “Rumors” (4:21), “Memories Of You” (4:21), “Fool That I Am” (4:23), “Break Into Darkness” (5:02), “Tonight” (4:14), “Etched In Stone” (3:43), “Fallen Angel” (5:05), “Your Broken Heart” (3:54), “I’ll Never Leave You” (4:28), “When I Die” (2:35)

Musicians
Lisa Faxon – Lead Vocals
Tony Ortiz – Guitars
Michael Ciado – Bass

Additional Musicians
Keyboards – Jim Morris & Brent Jeffers
Joseph Galletta – Drums

Note: Re-issued on Intense Millennium Records in 2011 with the 3 songs from the Once And For All demo as bonus tracks. “Lasting Love” can also be found on Heaven’s Metal Collection: Volume 2 (1992).  Joseph Galletta is also a member of SHOUT

Review: HERE

 

Ransom - Soul Asylum

Year: 1992
Label: Intense
Category: Full Length
Style: Melodic Metal

Ransom - Soul Asylum

Track Listing: "Soul Hymn" (4:31), "Exit (Euthanasia)" (4:37), "Windows of My Heart" (4:25), "The Lies" (3:20), "Prayer Asylum" (4:37), "Only the Just Let Go" (4:14), "Not That Kind Of Girl" (4:19), "Watching Over Me" (4:42), "Higher Ground" (4:14), "Sister Blue" (4:17)

Musicians
Lisa Faxon – Lead Vocals
Tony Ortiz – Guitars
Michael Preciado – Bass

Additional Musicians
Oz Fox – Guitars
Lanny Cordola – Guitars
Roger Mielke- Keyboards
Joseph Galletta – Drums

Note: Produced by Lanny Cordola (House Of Lords, Magdallan).  Guitarist Oz Fox (Stryper) makes a guest appearance on “Sister Blue”.  "Exit (Euthanasia)" can also be found on the Intense History Of Christian Metal compilation (1992).  Joseph Galletta is also a member of SHOUT.

 

Ransom - Ransom (re-issue)

Year: 2011
Label: Intense
Category: Full Length
Style: Melodic Metal

Ransom - Ransom - Intense Millennium re-issue

Track Listing (Ransom): “Lasting Love” (4:28), “Rumors” (4:21), “Memories Of You” (4:21), “Fool That I Am” (4:23), “Break Into Darkness” (5:02), “Tonight” (4:14), “Etched In Stone” (3:43), “Fallen Angel” (5:05), “Your Broken Heart” (3:54), “I’ll Never Leave You” (4:28), “When I Die” (2:35)

Track Listing (Once And For All): “Sin Killer (4:03), “Sticks & Stones” (4:59), “To Be Like You” (5:01)

Musicians
Lisa Faxon – Lead Vocals
Tony Ortiz – Guitars
Michael Ciado – Bass

Additional Musicians
Keyboards – Jim Morris & Brent Jeffers
Joseph Galletta – Drums

Note: Re-mastered and re-issued on Intense Millennium Records with the 3 songs from the Once And For All demo as bonus tracks.

Review: HERE

 

 

 

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