SCARLET BRIDE was a four-piece traditional power metal band based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The band consisted of members Bernie McNabb (vocals), Al Paglia (guitar), Jimmy Friedel (bass) and Rick Basha (drums).
The group was formed in early 1983 in upstate New York under the moniker Warlock. They would make their move to Atlanta in August of 1985. After a short time in Atlanta, the band would fire their original singer replacing him with fellow New Yorker Bernie McNabb. With a new singer, the band would set out to make a name for themselves on the local scene as SCARLET BRIDE.
They gigged relentlessly, both locally and up and down the Southeast. They would also play support act for several national touring acts such as Helix, Nazareth, Waysted, Savatage and Warlock among others. During the band’s time in Atlanta, they would record a self-released 5-song EP. Several thousand copies of the demo would spread throughout the heavy metal underground and begin receiving airplay all across the country on both commercial and college radio stations.
Eventually, SCARLET BRIDE would head west towards the Sunset Stripe. Once in California the band found the overcrowded streets of hard rock and heavy metal hopefuls, both posers and serious musicians all trying to get a break. After several showcases at the Whiskey, Gazzarri’s, The Troubadour and all the other usual hotspots playing in front of packed houses and several record company executives, SCARLET BRIDE would, unfortunately, become one of the many casualties of the 1980s LA gold rush.
The band would end up splitting apart. Half of the band would move back east the other members would stay behind and take their chances. Over the years, the SCARLET BRIDE EP would become obscured, buried in time, as well as pretty rare.
Planned for Spring of 2021 Heaven and hell Records will be releasing the 5-song SCARLET BRIDE EP on CD. This will be the first-ever official released CD, remastered with a booklet containing full lyrics and band bio. The release will be limited to 500 copies worldwide.
2. Standing Still (A Nightmare)
3. Out Of Time
4. Play To Win
5. Slave Of Ages Past