Tokyo Blade is an English heavy metal band, active since 1982. Tokyo Blade is one of the many acts considered part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement from the early 1980s.
The band was formed in 1981 under the moniker "Killer" then to "Genghis Khan". It consisted of Alan Marsh (vocals), Andy Boulton (guitar), Ray Dismore (guitar), Andy Robbins (bass), and Steve Pierce (drums). Later in the year, the band changed their name, recorded an album, and shared the stages of festivals with heavyweights like Metallica and Venom. This album was self-titled in all regions except in the United States, where it came out as Midnight Rendezvous on the Combat Records label.
Band members changed frequently. By the time the follow-up was released, even vocalist Alan Marsh was replaced with Vic Wright. The album was issued as Night of the Blade on Combat in the US, and the band was part of a few memorable tour and festival packages including one with Blue Öyster Cult and others ...