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Raven – ExtermiNation

Formed in 1974 in Newcastle Upon Tyne by brothers John and Mark Gallagher, Raven have stuck to their guns through thick and thin resulting in their 13th studio album release ExtermiNation currently available via SPV/Steamhammer Records. Fan friendly formats include a CD Digipack with bonus track ‘Malice In Geordieland’ and …

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Trespass – Trespass

The resurgence of NWOBHM has resulted in bands who fell by the wayside back in the day to give it another go and the latest welcome addition is Suffolk based Trespass . This new release consists of 10 re-recorded tracks originally written between 1979-1982. They never got to release an …

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Tygers Of Pan Tang – ‘Tygers Sessions : The First Wave’.

This is a timely release as it is made up of 2 previously released EP’s that were available only to fan club members and from the band’s official website which sold out fast . The 11 tracks here are compiled from ‘The Wild Cat Sessions’ from 2010 and ‘The Spellbound …

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Sparta – Welcome To Hell

The old saying of good things come to those who wait can certainly be applied to Mansfield based Sparta and their fans as it has taken almost 35 years for their debut album Welcome To Hell to see the light of day. Formed in 1979 by guitarist Tony Foster, they …

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Tysondog: New Album “Cry Havoc” Coming Soon On Rocksector Records

TYSONDOG: New Album “Cry Havoc” Coming Soon On Rocksector Records NWOBHM heroes TYSONDOG will release new studio album titled “Cry Havoc”, on April 20, 2015, on Rocksector Records. “Cry Havoc” will include 12 brand new songs, one of them titled “Shadow Of The Beast” is available as a free single …

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Quartz – New Promo Clip Of The NWOBHM Godfathers Quartz Posted Online

New Promo Clip Of The NWOBHM Godfathers QUARTZ Posted Online Originating from Birmingham, England, QUARTZ date back to 1974, and were considered to be at the forefront of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. On January 31, 2015, Skol Records released “Too Hot To Handle” CD, which can be …

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Quartz – Too Hot To Handle.

When the NWOBHM came to be in the late 1970’s it brought forth bands of various rock/metal styles, some of which made the big league and some of which did not and split but reformed to give it another try. Birmingham based Quartz are a prime example of one of …

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QUARTZ: “Too Hot To Handle” Album Teaser

QUARTZ: “Too Hot To Handle” Album Teaser Posted Online  Originating from Birmingham, England, QUARTZ date back to 1974, and were considered to be at the forefront of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. On January 31, 2015, Skol Records will release “Too Hot To Handle” CD, which can be …

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Avenger – The Slaughter Never Stops.

Welcome back Avenger ! Yet another North East based NWOBHM band showing they still have what it takes with the release of their new studio album The Slaughter Never Stops, available now via Rocksector Records. Avenger  formed in 1982 in Newcastle Upon Tyne  but unfortunately only got to record two …

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BATTLEAXE “Power From The Universe” Gets Re-Release Treatment

SPV / Steamhammer will release one of NWoBHM cult albums on December 1st (Germany November 28th, USA late January 2015) “Power From The Universe” was digitally re-mastered and will come in a high class digipak incl. 4 bonus tracks and a new extended booklet incl. liner notes, history special and …

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Kobra and the Lotus – Nottingham Rock City – 30/09/2014

Tuesdays are always quite a tough night to fill an venue, and this was evident tonight as Rock City’s basement was still a bit sparse as local Nottingham band Enormity Falls take the stage. Opening acts have a rough time drawing a crowd but that mattered not to these lads …

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Overdrive – The Final Nightmare

Overdrive, from Grantham in Lincolnshire, are a band I seemed to have overlooked when listening to some of the old eighties rock and metal bands from my heyday. They first came onto the NWOBHM scene way back in 1981 releasing a 3 track EP “On The Run”, and another 4 …

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Killer Hurts – ‘Killer Hurts’

Killer Hurts album cover

The story of this debut album by Norwich old school thrashers Killer Hurts is a long and convoluted one… but one which also deserves to be told, as it is pretty much indicative of how the grassroots metal scene works and how those involved within its deepest machinations manage to …

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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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The Deep – Demo.

Well this is the second NWOBHM band I have reviewed this week with them having to  both alter their names. The first was Weapon UK and now we have The Deep with a top drawer 4 track EP. An early version of The Deep came about in the early 80’s …

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Weapon UK – Rising From The Ashes.

A very apt title for an album befitting the turbulent career of UK veteran NWOBHM stalwarts Weapon UK. In an ideal world I would be able to call them by their original name Weapon, which is what they were known as when I first saw them support Motorhead in 1980 …

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Brofest 2 – Northumbria Students Union, 28/02 – 02/03/2014

Brofest 2 will be etched in my memory for a long time for sure. 26 bands over 3 days with a weekend ticket being a ridiculously cheap £25 and day tickets £10 for Friday and £15 each for Saturday and Sunday. I travelled up from Crewe to  Newcastle on the …

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Vardis – Brofest 2, Newcastle Upon Tyne – 02/03/2014

Dennis Jarman from Planetmosh interviewed NWOBHM legends Vardis before last weekend’s amazing set at BroFest 2. Brofest 2 took place at the Northumbria Students Union in Newcastle Upon Tyne Check our interview with Steve Zodiac, Terry Horbury and Gary Pearson below

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BROFEST (UK) #2 promises a weekend of legendary NWOBHM

Bro(UK) Promotions, Beatdown Records, High Roller Records, Unsilent Tombs Records, Gabriel Management, Iron Fist Magazine, Rock Hard Magazine, Renegade Rock Radio… proudly present a weekend of legendary NWOBHM – BROFEST(UK) #2 Taking place in Newcastle, UK on Feb 28th – Mar 02nd, featured bands include :- Vardis, Fist, Gaskin, Soldier, …

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