As with many bands, Mournblade personnel changed many times, but everyone played their part and contributed to a unique sounding band. This “Family Tree” was taken from one of the UK tour programmes circa 1986, and give you a good idea of the shifting nature of the band’s line up over the years.
Shortly after this diagram was made, the line-up changed once more, with founder member Rich Jones and Keyboard player Del Jasnoch both leaving the band and Ex-Jiffybag member Stephen Loveday (AKA Steve James) coming in on guitar and Ex-Sinead O’Connor keyboardist Pete Lazonby.
Peter left the band the following year and Mournblade became the four-piece powerhouse that produced the classic NWOBHM album ‘Live fast, Die Young” and recorded the legendary Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show session. After the band split in late 1989 founding member Mullett departed, to join a band featuring Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, Damned Drummer Rat Scabies and Hendrix-alike guitarist Jerod. Mullett was later to be part of one of the early THE WILDHEARTS line-ups, and then left the band to form “Hipjam” early in 1992.
Blacken and Magpie would form the short-lived MUTANT with ex-OZZY OSBOURNE and GILLAN guitarist BERNIÉ TORME, whilst Stephen Loveday formed MEDICINE HAT, an act which later recruited drummer Garry Bowler.
The Classic “MK2″ line-up of Mullett/Blacken/Magpie/Loveday went on to reform for the “Resurrection” gig in 2012. There are now rumours that the “MK1″ line-up are also collaborating to re record much of the material from the “Time’s Running Out” era.