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INFO 1982 April 10
Billboard, Vol. 87, p. 71
'Playboy Street Rock' album review
INFO 1982 June 7
Coast News, p. 6
Who's Coming
INFO 1982 August 23
Coast News, p. 6
Top Rock Group Comes to Elphie's
INFO 1983 April 15
Georgia Straight
Kick Axe feels that if you can make metal work in Vancouver, you can make it work anywhere
by Steve Newton
1983 October
Northern Metal, No. 1, p. 5
Metal on Metal
INFO 1984 March 30
Santa Cruz Sentinel, p. 20
Spotlight/Rock Report
by Sheila Rene
INFO 1984 April
Northern Metal, No. 4, p. 4-5
Interview with Kick Axe
INFO 1984 May 12
Lethbridge Herald, p. A10
Band releases album
Terry Robert Fleming
INFO 1984 May 12
Billboard, Vol. 89, p. 24
Retailing: New LP/Tape Releases
INFO 1984 May
Metal Forces, No. 4, p. 23
'Vices' album review
by Dave Constable
INFO 1984 May 27
Cumberland Sunday Times, p. C12
Jack's Music
by Jack Kegg
INFO 1984 June
World Metal Report, No. 3, p. 5, 6, 36
'Vices' album review
INFO 1984 June
Music Express, Vol. 8, No. 80, p. 61
'Vices' album review
by Keith Sharp
INFO 1984 June 8
The Milwaukee Journal
Observations
by Thor Christensen
INFO 1984 June 8
Winnipeg Free Press
Kick Axe gets nod
INFO 1984 June 21
Shoal Lake Crossroads, p. 4
Music Scene
by Darrell Nesbitt
INFO 1984 July
Music Express, Vol. 8, No. 81, p. 44
The Vice Squad's Heavy Metal Shuffle
by Keith Sharp
INFO 1984 July 6
Indianopolis Star, p. 22
Canada's Kick Axe prefers to be 'heady' metal
by Jill Warren
INFO 1984 July 16
St. Louis Post
Judas Priest Selling Real Heavy Metal
by Steve Pick
INFO 1984 July 21
Billboard, Vol. 89, p. 70
Top LPs & Tape Chart
INFO 1984 July 22
Pittsburgh Press, p. J6
'Vices' album review
by Pete Bishop
INFO 1984 July 27
Deseret News, p. W9
Band enters via Great White North
by Jerry Spangler
INFO 1984 August
Columbus Review
Kickaxe Interviewed
by Rod Dysinger
INFO 1984 August
Rock Hard, Vol. 1, No. 7
'Vices' album review
by Frank Trojan
1984 August 18
The Globe and Mail
Heavy Metal Groups Blow up a Hurricane
by Matthew Fraser
INFO 1984 August 23
Kerrang!, No. 75, p. 20
The Vice Is Right
by Howard Johnson
INFO 1984 August
Music Express, Vol. 8, No. 82, p. 6, 12
Alive and Kicking; Labatt's Goes Live; Kicking Axe
by Jeff Lee
INFO 1984 August
Rock Power/Aardschok, No. 8-9, p. 49
'Vices' album review
by Klaus Uschmann
INFO 1984 August 31
Circus, p. 27
More Hot New Releases
by Michael Smolen
INFO 1984 September
Metallion, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 17
Prairie rockers connect
by Keith Sharp & Stunner Crunch
1984 October
GuitarOne
'Vices' album review
INFO 1984 October
Music Express, Vol. 8, No. 83, p. 58
Caught in the Act (Scorpions/Quiet Riot/Helix/Kick Axe)
by Keith Sharp
INFO 1984 October
Kerrang!, No. 81 ?
'Vices' album review
by Howard Johnson
INFO 1984 October
Metallion, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 4
'Vices' album ad
INFO 1984 October
Enfer Magazine, No. 17, p. 53
'Vices' album review
by Georges Ventillard
INFO 1984 October 6
Billboard, Vol. 89, p. 71
Top LPs & Tape Chart
INFO 1984 October 13
Billboard, Vol. 89, p. 21, 26, 69
Radio & Video Music Programming
INFO 1984 October 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel, p. 11
Spotlight/Rock Report
by Sheila Rene
INFO 1984 October 26
The Lethbridge Herald
Rock the United Way with Heavy-Metal Bands Nov. 4
INFO 1984 October 31
Winnipeg Free Press
Kick Axe Seeks Slice of World Fame as a Prairie Group
by Kevin Prokosh
INFO 1984 October 31
The Chilliwack Progress, p. 15D
Face the Music: Vices
by Matt Rogalsky
INFO 1984 October
Burrn!, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 78
Star Is Burrn! Kick Axe from Canada
by Hiro Arishima
INFO 1984 October 31
Circus, p. 48
'On the Road to Rock' lyrics
INFO 1984 November
Metal Rendez-vous, No. 10, p. 16-17
A Heavy Metal Shuffle by Brian Gillstrom to J. Strednansky
by John Strednansky
INFO 1984 November
Music Express, Vol. 8, No. 84, p. 16
Metal Marathon
by Mitch Potter
INFO 1984 November 3
Leader Post
Friends, Family and Fans Welcome Kick Axe Home
by Brandy Amos
INFO 1984 November 8
Winnipeg Free Press
Quiet Riot Makes Quick Exit after Fans Boo Performance
by Frain Cory
INFO 1984 November
Hit Parader, No. 242, p. 29
Shooting Stars (Kick Axe, Pretty Rough, Hanoi Rocks, Anthrax)
by Charley Crespo
INFO 1984 November
unidentified Japanese magazine
'Vices' album ad
INFO 1984 November 21
Shoal Lake Crossroads, p. 15
Music Scene
by Darrell Nesbitt
INFO 1984 December
Hard-Rock Magazine, No. 4, p. 10
Les vertus du vice
by James Petit
INFO 1984 December
Metallion, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 11
Powerlines: Walkin' the Razor's Edge
by Tarin Elbert/Lenny Stoute
INFO 1984 December
Kerrang, No. 84, p. 37
20 from '84
INFO 1984 December
Music Life, No. 12, p. 295-297
Kick Axe
by Masa Itoh
INFO 1985 January
Rock!, Vol. 2, No. 3, p. 51
Kick Axe's Heady Metal Shuffle
by Audrey Wright
INFO 1985 January
Rock World, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 26-27
Getting Kinky with Kick Axe
by Bob Grossweiner
1985 January
Northern Metal, No. 8, p. 6-7
Kick Axe
by Stace Stewart
INFO 1985 February 2
Billboard, Vol. 97, No. 5, p. 47
Spotlight on Canada
by Kirk LaPointe
INFO 1985 February
Hit Parader, No. 245, p. 62
Pedal to the Metal
by Jodi Summers Dorland
INFO 1985 February
Video Rock Stars, Vol. 1, No. 8, p. 28
Kick Axe: Heady Metal from Canada
by Rob Grosswiner
INFO 1985 March 5
The (Prince George) Citizen, p. 23
It's a rough, tough life for Canada's bar bands
by Canadian Press
INFO 1985 March
Smash Hits, Vol. 5, No. 27, p. 10
Short Talks (Kick Axe, Helix)
by William T. Anderson
INFO 1985 March
Loud and Clear, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 20-22, 44
Tom Farrell and Mike LaBonte get "On the Road to Rock" with the Canadian Party Boys!
by Tom Farrell, Mike LaBonte
INFO 1985 March
Loud and Clear, Vol. 1, No. 1, p. 37
'Vices' album review
by Tom Farrell
INFO 1985 April 12
The Milwaukee Sentinel, p. 13
Pop, Heavy Metal in Fresh Packages
by Michael Pflughoeft
INFO 1985 April 12
Winnipeg Free Press
Polish like Kick Axe
INFO 1985 April 16
Brandon Sun
New album
INFO 1985 April 18
Winnipeg Free Press, p. 40
Kick Axe Sounds Ready for Sequel
by Frain Cory
INFO 1985 April 18
The (Swan River) Star and Times , p. 6A
They loved "Kick Axe"
INFO 1985 April
Rock Fever, Vol. 2, No. 1, p. 32
Ready? Kick Axe!
by Lynn Reynolds
INFO 1985 May
Burrn!, Vol. 2, No. 5, p. 100
Professor Proffer and Tough Guys (Kick Axe & King Kobra)
by You Masuda
INFO 1985 May 23
The Lethbridge Herald
Kick Axe Plans Album
by Canadian Press
1985 May 28
The Globe and Mail
Kick Axe to Cut Its Second Album
INFO 1985 June 6
Winnipeg Free Press, p. 42
Two out-of-town groups share Rock Exchange Battle of Bands glory
by Frain Cory
INFO 1985 June
RockLine!, Vol. 7, No. 6, p. 60
RockLine! Up 'n' Comers: Kick Axe (Canada's Newest Heavy Metal Sons Take It to the World!)
by Randi Reisfeld
INFO 1985 July
Metal Edge, Vol. 30, No. 3, p. 35
Full Page Pin-Up
INFO 1985
Kick Axe here
INFO 1985 October
Kerrang!, No. 106, p. 4
Kutz News
INFO 1985 November 8
Winnipeg Free Press, p. 19
Bands victims of theft
1985 November
Northern Metal, No. 12
INFO 1985 November 23
Ocala Star-Banner
More Road News
INFO 1985 November 27
Michigan Journal, Vol. XV, No. 14, p. 8
Kick Axe drummer full of agression
INFO 1985 December
Metallion, Vol. 2, No. 8, p. 40-41, 43
Inside the Rocker's Club
by Stunner Crunch
INFO 1985 December
Music Express, No. 97, p. 29, 66
Welcome to the Club: Lovers, Looners, Hard Rock Choosers, Kick Axe has something for everyone
by Lenny Stoute
INFO 1985 December
Music Express, No. 97, p. 59
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Keith Sharp
INFO 1985 December 2
Palladium Times
More road news
by Ethlie Ann Vare
INFO 1985 December 10
The Whig Standard
Two Bands Put on Their Rock Helmets and Party
INFO 1985 December 28
The Lethbridge Herald
How to Give '86 a Rockin' Start
INFO 1985 December 31
The Lethbridge Herald
Kick Axe Plays for United Way
INFO 1986 January 3
Georgia Straight, p. 12
Kick Axe Getting By With A Little Help From Their Friends
by Steve Newton
INFO 1986 January 8
Winnipeg Free Press, p. 18
Kick Axe Considers Winnipeg Home Base
INFO 1986 January 16
Winnipeg Free Press
Kick Axe Gives Audience as Many Loud Moments as it Paid For
by Frain Cory
INFO 1986 January 19
Cumberland Sunday Times, p. C11
Jack's Music
by Jack Kegg
INFO 1986 January 25
Billboard, Vol. 98, No. 4, p. 66
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Sam Sutherland
INFO 1986 February 3
Prince George Citizen, p. 25
Sight & Sounds Top 30 albums
INFO 1986 March 7
Milwaukee Sentinel
Kick Axe Lives Up to Its Name
by Michael Pflughoeft
INFO 1986 March 12
Michigan Journal, Vol. 15, Issue 25, p. 9
Canadians try U.S.
by Kevin Evans
INFO 1986 March 23
Reno Gazette-Journal, p. 72
Short Tracks
by Eric McClary
INFO 1986 March
Aardschok Metal Hammer, Vol. 1, No. 3
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Stefan Rooyackers
INFO 1986 March
Metal Hammer (DE), Vol. 3, No. 3, p. 104
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Reinhard Harms
INFO 1986 March
Rock Power, No. 3, p. 30
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Axel Thubeauville
INFO 1986 March
Video Rock Stars, Vol. 2, No. 9, p. 17
Kick Axe: With Some Help From Their Friends
by Paul Natkin
INFO 1986 March
Columbus Entertainment
Kick Axe (interview with George Criston)
by Rod Dysinger
INFO 1986 April
Metal Mania, Vol. 1, No. 4
Kick Axe
INFO 1986 April
Hard-Rock Magazine, No. 20, p. 50
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Jean-Luc Manet
INFO 1986 April
Crash, No. 4, p. 74
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Uwe Lerch
INFO 1986 April
Canadian Musician, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 25
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Steve Prendergast
INFO 1986 April 21
Hard Rock's Metal Studs, No. 35, p. 55
Kick Axe: Back & Burnin' with Welcome to the Club
by Gerri Miller
INFO 1986 May
Metal, Vol. 2, No. 38, p. 21-22
Kick Axe (Por el bien del metal)
INFO 1986 May 29
Kerrang!, No. 121, p. 16
'Welcome to the Club' album review
by Derek Oliver
INFO 1986 May 30
The Milwaukee Journal
Around the Town: Who's Coming
INFO 1986 June 7
Billboard, Vol. 96, No. 23, p. 23
Boxscore-Top Concert Grosses
by Amusement Business
INFO 1986 July 7
The Leader-Post
Drizzle Dampens Five-Band Rock Concert
by Valerie Koudelka
INFO 1986 August
Hit Parader, No. 263, p. 50
Metal Madness (Canadian Rockers Return With Welcome to the Club)
by Rick Evans
INFO 1986 August
Faces Rocks, Vol. 3, No. 9, p. 16
Kick Axe: Canadian Class
by Lisa Lampugnale
INFO 1986 September
Rock Beat, Vol. 1, No. 10, p. 52
Lock Up Your House
INFO 1986 December 10
Stouffville Tribune, p. C5
Kick Axe is more personal
by Jennifer Dempsey
INFO 1987 March 19
Kerrang!, No. 142, p. 19
'Rock the World' album review
by Derek Oliver
1987 March
Monde du Rock, Vol. 8, No. 2, p. 7
Kick Axe
by Yves Leclerc
INFO 1987 April
Crash, No. 4, p. 68
'Rock the World' album review
by Uwe Lerch
INFO 1987 April
Rock Express, Vol. 11, Issue 112, p. 59
Kick Axe out to Rock the World
by Drew Masters
INFO 1987 May
Hard-Rock Magazine, No. 33, p. 53
'Rock the World' album review
by Vassili
INFO 1987 July
Crash, No. 7-8, p. 63
Kick Axe in Spots
by Uwe Lerch
INFO 1987 July
Metal Hammer (DE), Vol. 4, No. 7
'Rock the World' album review
by Gotz Kuhnemund
INFO 1987 July
Metal Hammer (UK), Vol. 2, No. 7, p. 41
'Rock the World' album review
by Dave Ling
INFO 1987 August
Aardschok America, No. 8-9, p. 7
Metalscape (Hellion, Kick Axe, Mordred)
INFO 1987 August
Metal Hammer (DE), Vol. 4, No. 8, p. 126
Heavy Metal Worldwide (Kick Axe, Trouble, Savage Grace, Vellocet)
INFO 1987 August
Metal Hammer (UK), Vol. 2, No. 8, p. 100
Kick Axe
INFO 1987 September
Rock Hard, Vol. 3, No. 22
'Rock the World' album review
by Frank Trojan
INFO 1988 March
Hit Parader, No. 282
lyrics for 'We Still Remember'
INFO 1988 March
Faces Rocks
INFO 1988 March
Iron Planet, No. 50, p. 2
'Rock the World' album review
by Craig A. Dobby
INFO 1988 June 25
La Presse, p. 10
Musique Plus
INFO 1989 April 19
The Province (Vancouver), p. 49
Metal Futures Sound Good
by Tom Harrison
INFO 1995 September
The Province (Vancouver), p. B6
'Criston/Harvey: Natural Progression' album review
by Tom Harrison
INFO 1995 December
Metal Hammer (DE), Vol. 12, No. 12
'Criston/Harvey: Natural Progression' album review
by Thore Wijnfurth
INFO 2001 May 29
Knac Pure Rock
Shamelessly '80s! Volume 3: Kick Axe
by Bryan Reesman
INFO 2001
Peacedogman
Guitargument
INFO 2001 August
Metal Hammer (DE), Vol. 18, No. 8
"Criston/Harvey-Natural Progression" album review
INFO 2002 August 2
Headbangerz Ballz
Interview with Larry Gillstrom
by Jamie Handshoe
INFO 2004 August
Rock It!, Vol. 5, No. 23, p. 20
The Rockin' Daze Are Back!
by Andreas Hoehn
INFO 2004 August 5
Leader-Post
Regina Boys Still Kickin' It
by Gerry Krochak
INFO 2004 August 16
Melodic Net
Larry Gillstrom Talks About Kick Axe and the New Album
by Kaj Roth
INFO 2004 August
Melodic Rock Fanzine No. 4
Heart and Soul
by Andreas
INFO 2004 August
Melodic Rock Fanzine No. 4
'Kick Axe IV' album review
by Michael Rosser
INFO 2004 September 4
PRWeb
Kick Axe Returns with New Studio Album
by Bret Adams
INFO 2004
ConcreteWeb
Interview with Larry Gillstrom
INFO 2004 September
Heavy Metal Resource
'Kick Axe IV' album review
by Dave Palmer
INFO 2004 September
Melodic Net
'Kick Axe IV' album review
by Juha Harjula
INFO 2004 October 1
RockUnited
'Kick Axe IV' album review
by Urban Wallstrom
INFO 2004 October
Rock Hard, Vol. 22, No. 209
'Kick Axe IV' album review
by Wolfram Kuper
INFO 2004 October 16
Melodic Hard Rock Today
Interview with Larry Gillstrom
by Arne
INFO 2004 October 18
That's So Metal
Interview with Victor Langen
INFO 2004 November 7
Heavy Metal Resource
Interview with Larry Gillstrom
by Dave Palmer
INFO 2004 November 9
Metal Rules
Kick Axe CD release party
by Lord of The Wasteland
INFO 2004 November 14
Regina Sun
Kick Axe Comes Home Again
by Andrew Matte
INFO 2004 November 12
Metal Hammer (IT)
'Kick Axe IV' album review
by Marco Aimasso
INFO 2004 November 16
Metal Sludge
20 Questions with Larry Gillstrom
by Denny Hawk
INFO 2004 November 19
Quintessence Metal Webzine
Interview with Victor Langen
by Wayne Klinger
INFO 2004 November
Power Play, No. 61, p. 23-24
Interview with Kick Axe
by Mike Drew
INFO 2004 December
Fireworks, No. 18, p. 57-58
Kick Axe Interview
by Phil Ashcroft, Bruce Mee
INFO 2004 December
Fireworks, No. 18, p. 54
'Kick Axe IV' album review
by Phil Ashcroft
INFO 2005 February
Metal Hammer (DE), Vol. 22, No. 2, p. 101
'Kick Axe IV' album review
INFO 2005 February 16
Music-Rock
Interview with Victor Langen
INFO 2005 May
Power Packer, No. 15
Interview with Larry Gillstrom
INFO 2005 August
Melodic Net
'Rock the World' album review
by Juha Harjula
INFO 2005 August 29
Metal Hammer (IT)
'Rock the World' album review
by Marco Aimasso
INFO 2005 September 7
Metal Rules
Interview with Victor Langen
by Lord of the Wasteland
2005 September
Power Play, No. 70
Kick Axe in Short Cuts
INFO 2005 October
Rock Hard (IT)
one Kick Axe track on the accompanying CD
INFO 2005 November 1
Collector's Guide Publishing
The Collector's Guide to Heavy Metal, Volume 2: The Eighties
by Martin Popoff
INFO 2005
Great Nothing
Interview with Kick Axe
by Mark Fisher
INFO 2006 January
Rock Hard, Vol. 14, No. 104
'Criston/Harvey: Natural Progression' album review
by Frank Trojan
INFO 2006 February 21
Hair Band News
Interview with Larry Gillstrom
by Conspirator A
INFO 2006
Dose
Kick Axe biography
INFO 2007 March 27
Bravewords
Snake Eyes Seven - Kicking Axe Well Into Eternity
by Martin Popoff
INFO 2007 December 1
ECW Press
Judas Priest: Heavy Metal Painkillers (An Illustrated History)
by Martin Popoff
INFO 2008
Angel of Metal
Q & A for Victor Langen Bass Player for Kick Axe
by Vicky Bradley
INFO 2009 May 22
Encyclopaedia Metallum
'Vices' album review
by Z. Chylde
INFO 2010 February 15
RUR Publicity
Still on the 'Road To Rock'
by Bonita Patoine
INFO 2010 May 25
Books LLC
Canadian Glam Metal Musical Groups: Helix, Slik Toxik, Harem Scarem, Kick Axe, Sven Gali, Killer Dwarfs, Pretty Boy Floyd
INFO 2010 October 1
Sleaze Roxx
'Vices' album review
by Chifo
INFO 2011 August 31
Allmusic
'Vices' album review
by Steve Huey
INFO 2012 January 13
Prairie Dog
Pick of the Day: Kick Axe
by Gregory Beatty
INFO 2012 February 4
RUR Publicity
Capitalizing 'CANADIAN CLASSIC ROCK'
by Bonita Patoine
INFO 2012 April 24
Decibel Geek
HHM Vol 3. Doin' the 'Heavy Metal Shuffle'
by Wally Norton
INFO 2013 August 29
The Leader-Post, p. B3
Kick Axe Sharpening Its Sound on Stage and in the Studio
by Kelly-Anne Riess
INFO 2013 September 14
Dundurn Press
Metal on Ice: Tales from Canada's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Heroes
by Sean Kelly
INFO 2014 January 14
Selective Memory
Turn Your Radio Off! A Look at Kick Axe's debut Vices
by Andrew Duncan
INFO 2014 August 15
Voyaguer Press
The Big Book of Hair Metal
by Martin Popoff
INFO 2015 May 2
Ear of Newton
Kick Axe feels that if you can make metal work in Vancouver, you can make it work anywhere
by Steve Newton
INFO 2015 August 24
The StarPhoenix
Photos: Rock the River in Saskatoon
by Gord Waldner, Matt Smith
INFO 2015 December 12
Ear of Newton
Kick Axe avoids Quiet Riot syndrome, welcomes their friends to the club
by Steve Newton
INFO 2016 April 28
(Regina) Leader Post
It's been a roller coaster ride for Kick Axe
by Gord Brock