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Latest Blog Posts for New Wave Of British Heavy Metal

  • The Decline and Revival of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
    on Nov 9, 2008 in NWOBHM
    By the mid 1980’s, the popularity of NWOBHM began to decline. The reasons for this decline are numerous. Time goes by, and styles change. Critics were harsh, or the bands were ignored all together due to their extreme visual and musical styles. M...
  • Iron Maiden: NWOBHM all-time greats?
    on Nov 7, 2008 in NWOBHM
    Iron Maiden is one of the all time great bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal scene. They began in England in 1975, and influenced heavy metal music and other types of rock music from that point on. To date they have released over thirty reco...
  • Marseille. They ‘did it the French way.’
    on Oct 26, 2008 in NWOBHM
    Marseille was a band that originated in Liverpool, England in 1976.  Their style was New Wave of British Heavy Metal and came into existence in the earlier part of that musical era.  Original band members were Paul Dale (vocals), Neil Buchanan (gui...
  • Demon. NWOBHM ’shock rock.’
    on Oct 25, 2008 in NWOBHM
    Demon is a New Wave of British Heavy Metal band with a flair for shocking performances that went over the top. Demon’s music was more of a blend of hard rock and New Wave of British Heavy Metal than it was straight, rough New Wave alone. While musi...
  • Praying Mantis. Time Tells No Lies.
    on Oct 24, 2008 in NWOBHM
    Praying Mantis is referred to as on of the earliest New Wave of British Heavy Metal bands. The group began in 1974 and was started by two college students, namely the Troy brothers. They, like so many other NWOBHM groups, got their start at the famou...
  • Tygers of Pan Tang - Michael Moorcock inspired animals with a pedigree.
    on Oct 21, 2008 in NWOBHM
    The Tygers of Pan Tang heavy metal band was formed in Whitley Bay, England in 1979. This group is best known for their New Wave of British Heavy Metal style music. This band’s name comes from a book called “Tygers of Pan Tang” by Michael Moorco...
  • Lone Star: Riding High – the “unreleased” third album.
    on Oct 8, 2008 in NWOBHM
    Only just got my hands on this gem. Unreal it’s taken me so long…… This was to be Lone Star’s third album (did you guess from the title of this post. HAHA) and follow up to Firing On All Six however as the Paul Champan’s brief liner notes t...
  • Saxon – More NWOBHM originals still recording today.
    on Oct 5, 2008 in NWOBHM
    Like the subjects of the previous blog entry – Def Leppard – Saxon grew from the same South Yorkshire conurbation. Barnsley was/is their “stomping ground” slightly North East of the Lep’s Sheffield though the two places do blur in to one es...
  • Def Leppard – soon went off ‘em.
    on Oct 3, 2008 in NWOBHM
    As NWOBHM emerged, I was a teenager in Sheffield. In those days I knew somebody who was something of a casual “roadie” for some young upstarts called Def Leppard. He told me they were dead good like so off I went to see them play. The first time...
  • Lone Star: Lone Star/Firing On All Six.
    on Sep 29, 2008 in NWOBHM
    Two of my all time favourite albums of all time recently re-issued. It really doesn’t get much better! 1976 and 1977 saw the brief emergence of a criminally under-exposed band going by the “moniker” of Lone Star. I still have old vinyl copies o...
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