Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Heavy Prog • United States

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Legend picture
Legend biography
Skal! LEGEND was a New Haven, Connecticut hard rock/heavy metal band formed in the late 70s by Ray FRIGON on drums, Fred MELILO on guitar and Kevin NUGENT on guitar and vocals. The band specialized in what might now be considered Viking metal, and released one album in 1979.

Although that description could bring up an image of a LED ZEPPELIN knock off (caught somewhere between 'Immigrant Song' and 'No Quarter'), thanks to Frigon's speedy, lively drumming and Melilo's chugging bass paired with Nugent's occasional screaming and crazed shredding, Legend sounds oddly closer to 70s JUDAS PRIEST and early IRON MAIDEN (many have marveled at the band's British-ness). BLACK SABBATH was no doubt an influence too, with particular note to that band's proggier moments; however, the band claimed jazz and blues influences as well, and live shows were said to be a blend of prog, metal and jazzy jamming.

Legend released one album, 1979's From the Fjords, an eight-track-ode to all things Norse. Only 500 vinyl copies were pressed, and it remains a collector's item to this day. The band members went their separate ways soon after (Nugent played with keyboard happy RUSH follower ARC ANGEL, but died in his sleep in 1983); fans of proto-Viking metal everywhere lit posthumous memorial fires. Raise a drinking horn to this treat of a band, assuming you can ever get your hands on the record.

Bio by the Whistler

LEGEND forum topics / tours, shows & news

LEGEND forum topics Create a topic now
LEGEND tours, shows & news Post an entries now

LEGEND Videos (YouTube and more)

Showing only random 3 | Search and add more videos to LEGEND

Buy LEGEND Music

More places to buy LEGEND music online

LEGEND discography

Ordered by release date | Showing ratings (top albums) | Help to complete the discography and add albums

LEGEND top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.89 | 9 ratings
Fröm the Fjörds

LEGEND Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

LEGEND Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

LEGEND Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

LEGEND Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

LEGEND Reviews

Showing last 10 reviews only
Thanks to andy webb for the artist addition. and to rivertree for the last updates

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.