Triumph is a hard rock band from Canada (chalk one up for Canada!) that was popular in the 80s with hit songs like "Lay It On The Line", "A World Of Fantasy" and "Magic Power".
The band consisted of original members guitarist and lead vocalist Rik Emmett, bassist and keyboardist Mike Levine and drummer and vocalist Gil Moore.
Rik Emmett left the band in 1988 to pursue a solo career and was replaced with guitarist Phil "X" Xenedis who recorded only one album with the band in 1992. The band went on a "hiatus" the following year (and Phil "X" has since replaced Richie Sambora as Bon Jovi's guitarist).
I remember listening to Triumph while growing up in the eighties and I even bought their "double" live album called Stages. (Back when, of course, vinyl was still all the rage and people STILL paid for music.)
I wouldn't say Triumph is one of my all-time favorite rock bands-not like KISS or AC/DC-but I will say I've grown to like them more over the years. The band is certainly a hell of a lot more "musical" than a lot of the auto-tuned pop/rap tripe you hear nowadays.
And, of course, unlike a lot of so-called musicians today, the members of Triumph write their OWN music and can play their OWN instruments.
So whatever happened to the band Triumph? The original members did reunite for a couple of concerts back in 2008. Since then, there's been no official word of a possible reunion, though the original members did perform on one of Rik Emmett's solo albums.
You can, of course, listen to Triumph's music on sites like Spotify if you're interested to see if you like them or not.
Come on, admit it, when you saw the word "Triumph" in the title of this piece I bet you were thinking I meant that Triumph The Insult Comic Dog, didn't you? Didn't you!