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A Rik interview from SmoothJazzCanada.com.
Posted by  Slim
Is there life after Rock 'n' Roll? Rik Emmett never  questioned it. After leaving Triumph in 1988 he embarked on a successful solo  career which touched on different genre of Rock, Blues, Jazz and Smooth Jazz.
Read it
HERE.



An article from Circus magazine 1981.
Posted by  Dan
An article from our favorite fan rag! It was released just before Allied Forces and has an interesting story  from Triumph's past as well as a discussion on the critics views versus the fans views.
Read it
HERE.



A Review of  last original member show
Posted by Andy
Review of Rik  Emmett's last show with Triumph, Kingswood Music Theater, 3rd September 1988.
Read it
HERE.



A recent interview with Rik
Posted by Slim from JAM
Rik on Rik and a bit on Triumph. Why Rik is happy doing his own thing and not able to tour the way he used to.
Read it
HERE.



Rik's New  Promotional Video
Posted by Slim from RikEmmett.Com
Hire Rik to play at your next company even, birthday party, bar mitzvah, baseball game, etc. Thanks to the good folks at the Rik page for the video!
Watch the Movie in Real Video
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Triumph  Bio
Posted by Slim from JAM! Music
JAM! Music's "Canadian Music Encyberpedia" has a write up on the boys and their history.
Read the entire article
HERE.



An Interview with Rick Santers - Triumph guitar guy!
Posted by Slim from Universal Wheel
An chat with Rick on where he came from, where he's going and his work with Triumph.
Read the entire article
HERE.



Mike Levine:
“the man behind the moustache”!
Posted by Jim
A biography of Mike Levine from the 1979 tour book. Some pretty funny  stuff.
Read Mike's bio
HERE.



Triumph - Back from  the Edge
Posted by Slim from Canadian Musician Magazine
An interview with the boys (including Phil X) around the release of Edge of Excess.
Read the entire article
HERE.


Teamwork Is  Paying Off
Posted by Slim from Canadian Musician Magazine
An August, 1984 interview just before the release of Thunder  Seven. The guys discuss the approach they used in recording the album and plans for the supporting tour.
Read the entire article
HERE.

A very special thanks to Tonya at Norris-Whitney Communications for going out of her way to supply several of these articles which are no longer available. This is one customer who is  satisfied. - Slim

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Triumph Make the Record From Hell
Posted by Slim from Canadian Musician Magazine
An October 1986 article about the trials and tribulations  surrounding the recording of The Sport of Kings. It also contains a great section on the equipment and techniques used on the album.
Read the entire  article
HERE.



The Members of Triumph are Heavy Metal Optimists
Posted from Frank Bettencourt
A 1981 article from Canadian Composer magazine. Printed just before the release of Allied Forces, it has good quotes from all members of the band on their history, music, and "band culture".
Read the entire article
HERE.



The King Biscuit Flower Hour Interview
Posted by Slim
A 1995 interview with Mike Levine released to support the live Allied Forces tour concert from King Biscuit. It contains good group history and, of course, a  good record plug.
Read the entire interview
HERE.



No Compromise  for Canadian Rock Group
Posted by Frank BettenCourt
An article from the August 1979 issue of The Citizen. Mike Levine talks  about U.S. success and the struggles to get on Canadian radio. The piece also previews that evening's show and talks about their tour supporting Just A Game.
Read the entire article
HERE.



Gasworks Crowd Responds to Triumph's New Original Sets
Posted by Frank Bettencourt
The Toronto Sun's review of a very early Triumph live show (September 1976) at the Gasworks. Writer Wilder Penfield III has an interesting way with words, so you'll get a kick out of this.
Also include was a small review of the first album:
"This group's been getting some favorable reviews around Toronto, and  they've got a commercial -sounding hard rock sound. All members compose, bassist  Mike Levine co-produced along with Doug Hill. Recorded at Phase One studios. Good for FM, with some AM potential."
Read the entire review
HERE.

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