|Tags:||heavy metal speed metal power metal thrash metal metal|
|Decades:||1980s 1990s 2000s|
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Formed in 1982 in Houston, Texas, USA, the bands original line-up consisted of James Rivera (vocals), Larry Barragan (guitar), Robert Trevin (guitar), Jerry Abarca (bass) and Rene Lima (drums). Owing to an excellent four-track demo recorded in 1983, the band quickly became a favourite on the underground tape-trading scene. Attracting the attention of Combat Records, they released their debut album, Burning Star, in 1984. Produced by ex-Rods drummer Carl Canedy, it did not possess the spark of the early demo but was still a worthy slice of power metal. Internal wrangles led to both guitarist Robert Trevin and drummer Rene Lima leaving the band to be replaced by André Corbin and Frank Ferreira, respectively. A second album, Remnants Of War, was released in 1986 and followed closely in the footsteps of its predecessor. The band had been dissatisfied with their record label for some time and both parties separated amicably. Helstar then relocated to Los...