Burning Plague is a hard blues band that was founded at the end of the sixties in and around Brussels as an answer to the reigning British and Dutch "blues boom" at that time (together with bands such as Kleptomania, Jenghiz Khan, Doctor Downtrip, Irish Coffee ...).
Initially, the group consisted of Michael Heslop, Alex Capelle, Roger Carlier and Willy Stassen. Also Johan Verminnen was part of the group for a short while.
They specialized themselves in hard blues and boogie, as was recorded on their debut album "Burning Plague" of 1970. Thanks to "mythical songs" such as "A38", "Life is Nonsense" and "Night Travelin' Man" this album became a - for the genre - huge success (over 10,000 sold copies and a first place in the "PopHot"-hitparade of Télémoustique).
Naturally, the group also did a large number of live gigs in Belgium, among which featured a place at Jazz Bilzen of 1970 (the lineup included Black Sabbath and The Kinks that year). After a tour of Zaïre together with Danny Lademacher's Kleptomania the group got disbanded.
Michael Heslop (guitars, vocals)
Roger Carlier (bass)
Alex Capelle (guitars)
Willy Stassen (drums)
Night Travellin' Man
First Time I Met You
Life Is Nonsense
Will I Find Somebody
She Went Riding
Follow That Road
Very powerful Blues Rock a bit in the tradition of the early Fleetwood Mac and Ten Years after.
Rip from CD 256@ (full artwork included)