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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”


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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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SATAN Announces New Album ‘Cruel Magic’

English NWOBHM legends SATAN announces new album ‘Cruel Magic’ for September 7th! Releases video for first single ‘The Doomsday Clock’ and starts pre-order! On September 7th Metal Blade Records will release ‘Cruel Magic’, the brand new studio album by English NWOBHM legends SATAN! For a preview of ‘Cruel Magic’ surf …

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Monument – Hellhound

Monument - Hellhound (Cover)

Something heavy this way comes from ROAR Rock Of Ages Records that goes under the name of Hellhound, the third studio album from metallers Monument! No cliche is left out as they hammer out nine songs of pure heavy metal with joyous vigour. Lead by the powerful vocal pipes of …

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SATAN Release Brand New 7″ Single on Metal Blade!


English NWOBHM legends SATAN release brand new 7″ single on Metal Blade! Metal Blade Records is happy to announce the first collaboration since the signing of English NWOBHM legends SATAN! On July 6th Metal Blade will release the ‘The Doomsday Clock‘ 7″ single on vinyl as well as digital. The b-side …

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VISIGOTH to return to Europe in July!

After their highly successful headline run earlier this year, American Heavy Metallers VISIGOTH return to Europe in July for a bunch of festival and club shows still promoting their latest album ‘Conqueror’s Oath‘! VISIGOTH 06/07/18 UK – London – Boston Music Room 07/07/18 UK – Newcastle – Head Of Steam 08/07/18 …

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Praying Mantis – Gravity

Praying Mantis - Gravity

Summer is almost here and what a way to herald the sunshine with Gravity, the brand new studio album from Praying Mantis! They have always been on the melodic side of the NWOBHM genre, point proven by the impressive 2015 release of Legacy and their song writing form is just …

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Blitzkrieg – Judge Not


The NWOBHM movement throws up so many influencing bands, one of whom is Blitzkrieg, formed in 1980 with original vocalist Brian Ross still remaining. His haunting croon can be heard on their latest studio album Judge Not, released on Mighty Music on April 27th 2018 and will be celebrated by …

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Skyryder – Vol. One


Skyryder, hailing from Newcastle Upon Tyne and in my opinion the founder of NWOBHM have released an impressive debut E.P titled Vol. One. Available via their bandcamp page here, the five tracks are £3 for a digital download or £5 for a CD or a limited edition cassette tape.    …

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