Triumph

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hard rock classic rock progressive rock rock canadian Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

This Canadian power trio formed in Toronto during 1975. Comprising Rik Emmett (10 July 1953, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; guitar/vocals), Gil Moore (b. 12 February 1951, Canada; drums) and Mike Levine (b. 1 June 1949, Canada; bass/keyboards), Triumph shared many similarities to Rush aside from geographical location. All three members were highly accomplished musicians who experimented with many facets of high-tech melodic rock, yet they followed a rockier road than their fellow countrymen.

Triumph’s music was characterized by Emmett’s high-pitched vocals and intricate guitar work, supplemented by keyboard fills and a thunderous rhythm section. Interest built slowly, but the band finally made a breakthrough with Just A Game, their third album, released in 1979 and featuring the US Top 40 hit ‘Hold On’. Allied Forces (1981) and Never Surrender (1983) saw the pinnacle of their success, with both albums attaining gold status in...

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