There are at least four bands with this name:
One of the crown jewels of the Holland Heavy Metal scene!
We have to go back to the mid 70s to find the origin of Emerald. At this time the 2 school friends Bert Kivits and Allard Ekkel decided to start a band and call it Warrior. Of course there were later a number of bands called Warrior, only in Holland alone there were a few of them. So at the end of ’83 the name is changed into Emerald, inspired by a song from Thin Lizzy. It takes until ’84 when the band records a 4 track demo. The songs shows the guys are very much into Picture and Ozzy Osbourne. What everyone directly hears is the extremely high pitched voice from singer Bert Kivits. It’s a love or hate thing and nothing in the middle. A mix between Geddy Lee and Pat Benatar (really!). But besides Bert’s voice also the Randy Rhoads style playing from Allard Ekkel is quite remarkable and gives Emerald their own unique sound. No wonder the band gets good reviews. Megaton boss Bram Kloos gets interested and so it happens that on the 24th of January 1985 the band signs a deal with Megaton (Thank you Bram!!). When later that year the album is released, Emerald got a huge live reputation in their region and is called ‘The best Heavy Metal band from the East’ (of Holland that is).
Heavy metal from California. EMERALD was founded during 1978 by the teenage guitar player Dave Enos and lead vocalist Larry Phillips. The 'Armed For Battle' recording sessions would see bass player Roger Dale Martin in the studio for six songs until he left, relocating to Los Angeles to join the now infamous Vengeance Rising. The band then enlisted Joe Palma to complete bass parts. (Roger Dale later went on to join Die Happy and Once Dead.)
The album emerged in early 1987, nearly a full year after commencement of recording, but EMERALD called it a day in November 1988. Drummer Kyle Morrett would join SACRED FAITH whilst Enos created LAST DAZE.
Last known line-up
Larry Philips - vocals
Dave Enos - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Joe Palma - bass
Kyle Morrett - drums, keyboards
A metalcore band from Estonia, founded late 2008. Released first EP "How About Discount?" in March 2010.
Baskin - vocals
Ott Jõgiaas - bass/vocals
Levo Jõgiaas - guitars/vocals
Rauno Vaher - drums
Kaido Kadaja - guitars
A folk/punk band from Szczecin, Poland, founded in 1991.
A heavy metal band based in San Marcos (CA) and Tuscon (AZ), USA.
Jeff Melin - vocals, guitar
Duane Hollis - bass