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Saxon – Thunderbolt

Like a fine wine, Saxon mature to its finest age, although I expect lead vocalist Biff Byford,one of two original members from the bands beginnings in Barnsley 1977 (the other being guitarist Paul Quinn), he would probably prefer a mug of Yorkshire tea! Recently released new album Thunderbolt, number twenty …

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Cirith Ungol and Angel Witch Bring Frost And Fire to London

CIRITH UNGOL and ANGEL WITCH bring Frost And Fire to London CIRITH UNGOL will make their UK debut at the inaugural Frost And Fire London Festival. They will co-headline the two day event alongside Angel Witch at The Underworld, Camden on Saturday May 12, 2018. Also on the bill are …

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Trespass – Footprints In The Rock

2018 is already looking to be a good year for heavy metal as NWOBHM legends Trespass release their brand new studio album Footprints In The Rock via Mighty Music Label and distributed by Target. Formed in Sudbury, Suffolk in 1979 by Mark Sutcliffe, the front man still flies their flag …

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Blitzkrieg – Reign Of Fire EP

NWOBHM band Blitzkrieg, formed in Leicester in 1980 burst back onto the scene with a two track EP titled Reign Of Fire. Original lead vocalist Brian Ross still captains the ship and his eerie, operatic performance on the title track sets the tone for a five minute heavy metal masterpiece …

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Tygers Of Pan Tang – Eleven, Stoke On Trent

Midway through their feline good current UK tour, NWOBHM legends Tygers Of Pan Tang stopped on by to sharpen their claws at Eleven. Run by Paul Hume, Demon guitarist and lead vocalist for Lawless, the year old venue is going from strength to strength and was near full to capacity …

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Grimm Up North Fest – Bury, September 30th/October 1st 2017. Day two.

After a hearty cooked breakfast, we wobbled over the road to the Elizabethan Suite for day two of Grimm Up North Fest. Even at 13.00pm a dedicated number of rockers had assembled for opening act SYZ. Formed in 1981 and fronted by the perpetually entertaining Roy Hinson, they rocked out …

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Pagan Altar – The Room of Shadows

Approaching what will be the last new music we will possibly ever hear from Pagan Altar with the enigmatic Terry Jones on vocals is not a task to be taken lightly. Formed in 1978 and virtually forgotten about until 1998 when their debut album (recorded in 1982) was finally given …

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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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Sparta – No Retreat, No Surrender

Steadfastly moving on with the original line up since their formation in 1979, NWOBHM band Sparta release No Retreat, No Surrender on Suspect Records. Eight new tracks plus a travel back in time to 1981 for one song shows a rich vein of songwriting. A lo fi production makes it …

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Quartz – Fear No Evil

Almost a year ago, Quartz released Too Hot To Handle, an album consisting of sixteen demo tracks written between 1981/1982 remastered by Bart Gabriel and released on Skol Records. An announcement was made that a studio album of brand new material was planned and so here we have Fear No …

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Saxon To Release ‘The Vinyl Hoard’ in October

A HOARD OF LIVE GLORY IN A BOX OF VINYL GOLD FROM SAXON   Britain’s favourite Heavy Metal warriors Saxon will have four of their most explosive live recordings pressed on vinyl for the first time and released by Demon Records in a must-have deluxe box set. ‘The Vinyl Hoard’ will …

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Gillan Vinyl Boxset to be Released

GILLAN VINYL BOXSET TO BE RELEASED Demon Records has announced the release of a new must-have Gillan vinyl boxset on 7th October. ‘The Vinyl Collection 1979-1982’ will feature 5 chart albums – 7 LPs in total – including Mr Universe (1979), Glory Road (1980, 2 LPs, with bonus disc ‘For …

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Saxon Announce UK/Ireland Tour with Fastway and Girlschool

  SAXON ANNOUNCE UK & IRISH DATES FOR THEIR BATTERING RAM TOUR      NWOBHM icons Saxon have announced 10 dates for the UK/Ireland leg of their upcoming Battering Ram World Tour. They will be joined by special guests Fastway and Girlschool for the much awaited shows, opening in Newcastle …

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L.A. Guns – Birdwell Venue, Barnsley: 28th May 2016

Birdwell Venue is a former Working Mans Club on the outskirts of Barnsley South Yorkshire with good transport links, situated just off the M1, it’s easy to find and a has large car park. It’s a reasonable sized venue with a capacity of 350 seated, possibly more if the seats …

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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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King Diamond Announces Angel Witch as Special Guests at London Show

KING DIAMOND Announces Angel Witch as Special Guests at Upcoming London Show   KING DIAMOND has announced special guests at his first full UK indoor headline performance in almost ten years, where they will, as part of their live set, perform the iconic ‘Abigail’ album in its entirety for the …

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Interview with Brian Tatler from NWOBHM legends Diamond Head, 30/4/2016

Dennis from Planetmosh talked to Brian Tatler, founder member of Diamond Head following their headlining set in Northwich. Hello Brian. That was a great set to end the NWOBHM night. Yeah. It was great. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Rasmus said onstage that this is the strongest the band has ever been. …

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NWOBHM night – Northwich Memorial Court, 30/04/2016

When event organisers Prometheus Promotions told me a few months ago that they were planning an evening of NWOBHM not far from me in Northwich, to say I was over the moon is an understatement as this genre of heavy metal has been in my blood since its formation. When …

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