[published]: 1984, July 16
[in]: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, p. 4B
[article]: Judas Priest Selling Real Heavy Metal
[by]: Steve Pick

Kick Axe, a new band with an album on CBS Records, opened the show. They were quite impressive, if a bit generic, in the heavy metal style. It was particularly nice to see a young metal band refrain from the excessive soloing and posturing that so many bands fall prey to these days.