Pegazus is a heavy metal band from Melbourne, Australia. The band came to international notice after being signed by Nuclear Blast in 1997 and toured Europe the following year but since then the band has faded.
The band was formed in 1993 by guitarist Johnny Stoj with his brother Robbie on drums. After cultivating a visual and musical style similar to bands like Judas Priest and Manowar, Pegazus recorded a self-titled album in 1995 with Justin Fleming on vocals and Dave King on bass. The following year, Fleming was replaced by Danny Cecati and the band recorded a new demo and began seeking a record deal. Linking up with Melbourneâ€™s Metal Warriors, the bandâ€™s second album Wings of Destiny was released locally in 1997. After receiving a copy of the album, Germanyâ€™s Nuclear Blast offered the band a contract and released Wings of Destiny worldwide with more distinctive, professional artwork.
In August 1998, Pegazus travelled to Germany to perform at the Wacken Open Air festival. The show was remarkable only not as the first the band had ever played outside Melbourne but because they appeared at the festival twice, on the m...