1985. Skeptics Apocalypse

John Camps left Sceptre (with whom had composed “Taken by force” and “144,000 gone” and disbanded after his leaving) and went on to join Abattoir as their vocalist under the name John Syriis, which soon changed to “Cyriis”. He left Abattoir and teamed up with drummer Chuck Profus to form Agent Steel. Mark Marshall (before he joined Savage Grace) and Bill Simmons joined the band for a short stay as the two guitarists with George Robb on bass. In 1984 this line-up recorded with producer Dan McConomy, the “144,000 Gone” demo. The demo was subsequently played on KMET - The Mighty Metal hour; and with the help of new recruit guitarist Juan Garcia; got the attention of Combat Records and signed Agent Steel to a record deal. Agent Steel’s debut show was opening for Slayer at The Country Club in Reseda, California. Steve Sinclair from Combat records signed the band.

Various guitarist changes occurred after the “144,000 Gone” demo, but eventually ex-Abattoir guitarist Juan Garcia and guitarist Kurt Colfelt became members. The first Agent Steel full length album titled Skeptics Apocalypse was released on Combat Records on August 17, 1985

 the subjects were a blow , quick, lacerating riffs, hyperacute of Cyriis voice. The album opens with an introduction of alien nature “(The Calling)”, which precedes the best opening track and destroy everything in its path: “Agents of Steel”.

One of the great speed metal albums

      John Cyriis     Juan Garcia     Kurt Kilfelt    George Robb    Chuck Profus 

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