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Angel Witch – Angel Of Light

Since their formation in 1976, Angel Witch albums are as rare as Halleys Comet as latest release Angel Of Light is their fourth studio since their self titled 1980 debut but the wait is definitely worth it! Released via Metal Blade Records the eight tracks here are all killer, no …

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Soldier – Storm Rider EP.

It’s been a bit quiet on the Soldier front since the release of the Defiant album in 2015 but they are back with all guns blazing for new EP Storm Rider. Founded way back in 1979 by Ian Dick, this three track EP released on Starhaven Records sees them battling …

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Saxon – The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live)

When I was asked to review The Eagle Has Landed 40 (Live) by NWOBHM legends Saxon, I thought it was a re-issue of their 1982 live album but this is not the case as it’s a triple CD release of forty live songs chosen by their lead singer Biff Byford. …

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Troyen – A New Dawn EP

Recently released EP A New Dawn from NWOBHM band Troyen is aptly titled due to the addition of new bass guitarist Mark Nortley and by the superhuman recovery from a triple heart bypass operation undertaken by lead guitarist/vocalist Steve McGuire, one of two original members since their formation in 1980, …

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STORMCHILD to Release “Lightning Never Strikes Twice”

STORMCHILD to release the “Lightning Never Strikes Twice” album, produced by Chris Tsangarides. The Bolton / Lancashire based NWOBHM act STORMCHILD, will release its actual debut album entitled “Lightning Never Strikes Twice” on Skol Records, 40 years after they first formed. The album has been produced by Chris Tsangarides, the …

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Diamond Head – The Coffin Train.

It’s hard to contemplate that only a few years ago, founding member Brian Tatler of Diamond Head, who formed the band in 1976 did not envisage recording anymore albums but with the arrival of vocalist Rasmus Bom Andersen in 2014 and a self titled studio album in 2016, latest album …

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‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1’ – Three New Bands Announced

ROCK’N’GROWL RECORDS, a division of ROCK’N’GROWL PROMOTION have announced, the addition of three more bands: RYAN ROXIE (Alice Cooper, Planet Axe), BLACKMAYNE and PHONOMIK for the digital Rock/Metal Sampler ‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1‘, which will be released by end of June 2019. The first three bands which were announced are SYTERIA (feat. Jackie Chambers of Girlschool in their ranks), AIRFORCE and DESOLATION ANGELS. There are still last slots available …

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ROCK’N’GROWL RECORDS Announce RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1 Rock/Metal Sampler

ROCK’N’GROWL RECORDS, a division of ROCK’N’GROWL PROMOTION have announced the release of a digital Rock/Metal Sampler ‘RAWKAHOLIC Volume 1‘ with 15 exclusive – unreleased studio and live tracks for June 2019. The first three bands to be announce are SYTERIA, AIRFORCE and DESOLATION ANGELS. There are still free slots available and bands can send their songs to: promo@rockngrowl.com #1 SYTERIA featuring Jax …

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Grimm Up North Festival, Bury 2019 – Day Three

So the dreaded last day of a fantastic 3 days at Grimm Up North Festival 2019 comes far too soon as first band of the day Sellsword proved to be one of my most enjoyable sets of the weekend as the York based lunatics hammered out just four songs due …

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Grimm Up North Festival 2019, Bury – Day One.

Since the sheer delight of the first Grimm Up North Festival in 2017 we have had to wait just over a year for the sequel and what a weekend it was! 23 bands over 3 days giving their all to a room full of metal heads to say a big …

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Diamond Head – New Video “Belly Of The Beast”

BRITISH HEAVY METAL ICONS DIAMOND HEAD UNLEASH THEIR BRAND NEW VIDEO FOR “BELLY OF THE BEAST” TAKEN FROM THE UPCOMING ALBUM THE COFFIN TRAIN,  SET FOR RELEASE VIA SILVER LINING MUSIC ON MAY 24, 2019.  Pre-Orders available now  WATCH THE “BELLY OF THE BEAST” VIDEO PREMIERED EXCLUSIVELY ON LOUDERSOUND – https://bit.ly/2EQQefd ‘PIONEER’, an …

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Diamond Head – Announce New Record Deal With Silver Lining & New Album Later This Year

NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY METAL ICONS DIAMOND HEAD  SIGN RECORD DEAL WITH SILVER LINING MUSIC.  THE UPCOMING ALBUM “THE COFFIN TRAIN” IS SET FOR RELEASE  MAY 24th, 2019 NWOBHM pioneers Diamond Head are thrilled to announce they have signed a worldwide record deal with international label: Silver Lining Music. “We’re delighted to be bringing …

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Quartz – Live Quartz

Now this is how live albums should sound! Dissonance Productions have raided the heavy metal vaults and dug out this 1980 Live Quartz album, of course by the band Quartz. Actually recorded on December 1st 1979 in their hometown of Digbeth, it sounds stripped down to its bare bones. Three …

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Quartz – Quartz

Those fine folk at Dissonance Productions have cranked up their time machine and unearthed the self titled debut from Quartz in 1977. Produced by Tony Iommi, they also supported Black Sabbath the same year and appeared at the prestigious Reading Festival (when it used to be rock/metal related) in 1977, …

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Tygers Of Pan Tang – Hellbound, Spellbound (Live 1981).

Nostalgia can be a good or a bad thing with some bands but this is not the case for Tygers Of Pan Tang with Hellbound, Spellbound (Live 1981), a gem of an album recorded at Nottingham Rock City. It reaffirms my opinion that the NWOBHM movement was best represented in …

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Raven – Screaming Murder Death From Above : Live In Aalborg

In my opinion, the NWOBHM movement started in Newcastle Upon Tyne and Raven burst onto the scene when they signed to local label Neat Records in 1980 and released their classic single ‘Don’t Need Your Money’. They still play with the same verve, point proven on this warts and all …

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The Deep – Watching You EP

It’s been a bit quiet on The Deep front lately which I’ve finally fathomed out. They have enlisted a new drummer Alan Mogg and been working on a soon to be released EP titled Watching You, which is very much worth the wait! Value for money is a certainty as …

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Diamond Head – Eleven, Stoke

This gig proved that diamonds really are forever as veteran NWOBHM band Diamond Head delivered a gem of a set to a packed out Eleven in Stoke including super-fan Mike Lace from Macclesfield which made it his 260th gig by them! This was one of the biggest and loudest crowds …

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Satan – Cruel Magic

This is my second review of 2018 that features the majestic vocals of Brian Ross. The first being Blitzkrieg and now from Satan with their devilishly new album Cruel Magic. Currently available via Metal Blade Records who state in their press release that the album is “Ten tracks of searing …

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