Origin Formed in Last label Status
United States of America (Kansas City, MO) 1983 Greenworld/Roadrunner Split-up
Last known line-up
Christy Black - Vocals
Jacky Foxx - Guitars
Robbie Saint - Guitars
Rik Brock - Bass
Michael Scott - Drums (Ballistic, Krankenstein)
Roger Maynard - Vocals (Avalanche (US))
Vyper was a Kansas City-based melodic 80s metal band. Regionally popular, Vyper was unable to capitalize on the breakout success of similar-styled bands during that period. Despite two well-received releases on Greenworld in North America and Roadrunner in Europe/Japan (with positive write-ups in Kerrang, Metal Forces, Burrn, etc.), lack of touring and the bankruptcy of Greenworld in 1986 led to their demise. Vyper was managed and produced by Eric Greif (Death, Morbid Saint, Invocator).
Vyper - Prepared To Strike
Full-length, Kondor Recording
Licensed to Europe via Roadrunner Records ( RR 9784 ) .
USA Distribution through Greenworld Records.
Re-released by Retrospect Records.
1. I\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'m Not Waiting 03:40
2. Cold As Stone 05:13
3. Diamonds 03:19
4. Nighttime Is Wild 04:27
5. Running With The Pack 03:50
6. Can\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'t Stop Dreamin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' 04:18
7. Dealer 04:09
8. Climbing Up The Walls 04:25
9. Drivin\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\' Me Insane 04:09
10. She\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Nasty 04:43
Total playing time 44:00