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Fight in 1993
Fight in 1993
Background information
Origin Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.
Years active
  • 1992–1995
  • 1997
Labels Epic Records
Spinoff of Judas Priest
Past members Rob Halford
Brian Tilse
John "Jay Jay" Brown
Scott Travis
Russ Parrish
Robby Lochner
Mark Chaussee

Fight was a heavy metal band formed in Phoenix, Arizona by British vocalist Rob Halford following his departure from Judas Priest in 1992. [2]


Halford began writing material in 1991 after drawing inspiration by Pantera's sound during their tour supporting Cowboys From Hell. The initial intention was for his solo project to be briefly short while remaining a member for Judas Priest, but their relationship worsened in 1992 and he was no longer in the band in September of that year. He then started his own band called Fight and recruited drummer Scott Travis, despite Travis still being Judas Priest's member. The line-up was completed by guitarists Russ Parrish and Brian Tilse and bassist John "Jay Jay" Brown. [3] The debut album War of Words was released in 1993, which sold 200,000 copies and is a favourite among Judas Priest fans. An EP titled Mutations was released in 1994, containing live tracks and remixes. Parrish would no longer be in the band in 1994 and Robby Lochner filled-in for the live shows until new member Mark Chaussee joined the group. The second album A Small Deadly Space was released in 1995, but was not as successful as the previous album. As material for a third album were being prepared, [4] Fight were dismissed from Epic Records, resulting in the band splitting up in the fall of 1995. [5]

On December 20, 1997, the band reunited with three of the original members for a one-off performance at the Mason Jar in Phoenix. [6]

Halford would not rule out the possibility of Fight's reformation. [7] [8]


Studio albums

Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales
War of Words
  • Released: September 14, 1993
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
83 49 56
A Small Deadly Space
  • Released: April 18, 1995
  • Label: Epic Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
120 48
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums

Title Album details
K5 – The War of Words Demos
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Sony Music
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Into the Pit
  • Released: July 4, 2008
  • Label: Metal God Entertainment
  • Formats: CD (box set)

Video albums

Title Album details
War of Words – The Film
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Metal God Entertainment
  • Formats: DVD


  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine (December 7, 2010). "Judas Priest | Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  2. ^ "Fight Biography, Songs, & Albums". AllMusic. Retrieved December 16, 2022.
  3. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1999). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Heavy Rock (First ed.). Virgin Books. pp. 162/3. ISBN  0-7535-0257-7.
  4. ^ "rob halford vanessa warwick interview headbangers' ball 95". YouTube. Retrieved January 28, 2010.
  5. ^ "Fight - Discography". Discogs.
  7. ^ Neumann, Carl. "Judas Priest: Back In Australia For Soundwave". scenestr. Retrieved February 5, 2015.
  8. ^ Witting, Ryan. "Rob Halford live at Alice Cooper's The Rock Teen Center in Phoenix, Arizona, USA Concert Review". Retrieved August 25, 2019.
  9. ^ "Fight | Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  10. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved November 6, 2015.
  12. ^ a b "Metal/Hard Rock Album Sales In The Us As Reported By Sound Scan". April 30, 2002. Retrieved November 6, 2015.

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