PREYER were formed in September 1984 and
hailed from various parts of industrious South Wales in the UK
The line-up at the time consisted of Pete MacIntosh - Vocals , Phil
Scourfield - Bass, and Craig Thomas - Guitars
and Phil John completed the line-up on
Drums. Preyer immediately began working on an original set, basing
themselves very much in the JUDAS PRIEST, ACCEPT mould.
Later that year the band recorded their first demo entitled 'On The Prowl'
at STUDIO 2 in Cardiff and was produced by Mal Skrines. The demo attracted
a bigger following which led them to audition for a fifth band member,
namely James Rees formerly of the band MAMMATH (who had previously
released a single on NEAT RECORDS entitled 'Rock Me').
In September '85 Preyer released their second demo 'Fear The Dark' with
production again handled by Skrines, this time though with the added
guitar pyrotechnics of James Rees. 'Fear The Dark' brought the band
further reviews with mentions in KERRANG and many Independent Rock
Magazines throughout the country. This was followed by extensive gigging
throughout Great Britain and the band went from strength to strength. In
early December '85 PREYER recorded two tracks namely 'Shout It Out and
'The Preyer' for a B.B.C. TV. rock magazine called 'JUICE'. The programme
was broadcast a week later, and proved highly successful, reaching an
estimated audience of over 4 million.
This created interest with BLACK DRAGON RECORDS and IRATE MANAGEMENT
amongst others, however it was EBONY RECORDS that eventually signed the
boys up. This led to the recording of Preyer's' debut album 'TERMINATOR'
at Ebony studios in Hemingbrough, North Yorkshire, which was produced by
Darryl Johnston. 'Terminator' was released in November '86 .
In December '86 PREYER recorded another session for the BBC 'JUICE'
programme, now in it's second series, this time performing one number
'Leather and Chains' a popular live and album track. More gigs followed
and the band to this day grow in strength and provide first class
mainstream HEAVY METAL delivering a powerful and dazzling live show.
PREYER'S music has been described as "A sharp kick in the kidneys" -
"Crunchy Solid fare throughout" -
"Tighter than the Pittsburgh Steelers
defence" - KERRANG
"Embodying Metal at its sharpest" -