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Vardis – First three album reissues/remasters.

I’ve been a fan of Vardis for a long time, well over thirty five years. Bought 100MPH, The World’s Insane and Quo Vardis on vinyl back in the day so the grumpy old man side of me raised his eyebrows when I saw the press release for these reissues but …

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Vardis Sign Management Contract with Rock’N’Growl Promotion

Hard Rock/NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) band VARDIS have signed a management contract with German ROCK’N’GROWL PROMOTION. The band’s comeback album, “Red Eye“, was released in 2016 via SPV/Steamhammer. Guitarist and singer Steve Zodiac about the signing: “I want to thank everyone who’s worked with us at Hoplite Records for their ability to forge success in difficult circumstances …

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Wildfire Festival, Biggar – Day Three 26/6/16.

Sunday:- The third and unfortunately the last day of Wildfire Festival 2016 but there are bands to be watched all day as Canterbury based Wretched Soul proceed to try and darken the blue skies at 11.30am with a visceral six song set. Opener ‘Bury The Heretic’ was nothing less than face melting …

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Vardis – Red Eye

Red Eye was always going to be a bitter/sweet album for me to review. 1985 saw the release of Vardis’ last studio album Vigilante and the following year saw them split. I’ve been a fan since 1979 so I was ecstatic when they finally got together again about 3yrs ago …

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Vardis – New ‘Red Eye’ Studio Album Released May 20th on SPV

Vardis – Leading NWOBHM Rockers’ New ‘Red Eye’ Studio Album Unleashed May 20th on Steamhammer / SPV Hugely influential New Wave Of British Heavy Metal trio Vardis, who famously inspired metal giants such as Metallica and Megadeth, have signed to Steamhammer / SPV to release their first new studio album …

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Vardis To Release New Album “Red Eye” In May

The Past VARDIS were forged out of Glam, Punk, Heavy Metal, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the crucible of 1970s northern England. They are a product of rock music across three generations: inspired by the great Rockers and electric bluesmen of the 50s and 60s, learning their trade rubbing …

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Vardis Announce New Bass Player Martin Connolly

After the death of Terry Horbury in December VARDIS unveil new bass player: MARTIN CONNOLLY. Martin has been in the business for 40 years, playing bass for Rick Wakeman and Paul Fox, releasing two albums with hard rockers Scarlet, performing on Nicko McBrain’s ‘Rhythms of the Beast’ and as The …

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Vardis – Sign to SPV/Steamhammer

Vardis – Sign to SPV/Steamhammer SPV/Steamhammer is proud to sign one of the real and true veterans of the NWoBHM: VARDIS. VARDIS were forged out of Glam, Punk, Heavy Metal, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the crucible of 1970s northern England. They are a product of rock music across three generations: inspired …

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Vardis – 200 M.P.H EP

July 18th 2015 will be an important day for Vardis as it will see them playing live in London for the first time in 30 years at a double headlining show with Diamond Head at Bush Hall and 200 individually numbered 12″ vinyl copies of their new 200 M.P.H EP …

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Vardis – Queens Hall, Nuneaton, 16/05/2015

2015 started badly for Vardis when drummer Gary Pearson, who had doggedly searched for guitarist Steve Zodiac to reform the band again after a 30yr hiatus, decided to quit after the band had only been back together for almost 2yrs. Fans wondered what the future would hold but a few …

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VARDIS Announce New Drummer

Vardis have announced a personnel change. Gary Pearson has resigned due to his work commitments outside music.   Vardis are very proud to welcome Joe Clancy as the new driving force behind the Vardis sound. It’s a privilege to play alongside such a talented and powerful musician on drums.   http://www.vardisrocks.com/ …

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Vardis – Unity Works, Wakefield, 13/12/2014.

To say 2014 has been a big year for Vardis and their patient fans is an understatement. Following their reformation in 2013 after an almost 30 year hiatus, they played their 5th gig of 2014 at the Unity Works in Wakefield. This was a homecoming gig at a venue they …

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Vardis – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

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Fresh from their triumphant performance on the main stage on the final afternoon of this year’s Hard Rock Hell, PM chatted to Steve Zodiac, Terry Horbury and Gary Pearson – collectively known as the legendary Vardis – about the band’s reformation after 20+ years of inactivity, their forthcoming live album recording, their …

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Vardis to record new live album

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On the eve of their appearance at this weekend’s Hard Rock Hell, NWOBHM veterans Vardis have announced that they are to record and release their first live album in almost 35 years! The recording will take place at Unity Works, Unity Hall, Wakefield, on Saturday 13 December, with the result being released some time in …

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Vardis – Rock And Blues Fest, Pentrich, July 25th 2014 by Dennis at PlanetMosh.

The resurgence of Vardis has been well documented and to use one of their song titles, 2014 has certainly seen them ‘Steamin’ Along’. I caught them last at their first gig since they reformed in March at Brofest in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Since then they have played at the prestigious …

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Vardis -Vigilante.

It was a brave move by Vardis to start their recorded career in 1980 with the live album ‘100 MPH’ as any following studio albums would have to be measured against it but the brace of ‘The World’s Insane’ and ‘Quo Vardis’ released in 1981 and 1982 respectively rose to …

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