Tag Archives: nwobhm

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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Metalwave UK – Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex, 05/10/2013

So was getting up at 5am to catch a 6.30am train from Crewe to Purfleet,Essex for a gig worth the effort? It certainly was and i’d do it again at the drop of a hat if there is (and hopefully there will be) another Metalwave UK in 2014! Billed as …

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Volture- On the Edge (High Roller)

Volture is the brainchild of bassist Ryan Waste (known for his work with Municipal Waste) and guitarist Nick Poulus (an ex-member of Cannabis Corpse). The band was formed in Richmond VA in November 2008. The band sound like a mixture of classic US metal with more of a leaning towards …

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Argus at Voodoo, Belfast – Sunday 13 October 2013

While I’ve often bemoaned poor attendances at gigs on ‘school nights’, it always pleasing to see some shows buck the trend, as it were, and so it is a genuine pleasure to be able to report, right at the outset, that, despite it being a Sunday, there was a very …

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Win a pair of tickets to the Metal Wave UK fest.

Planetmosh have three pairs of tickets to give away to the Metal Wave UK fest. Thank you to everybody who has entered, all the winners have now been contacted. To win a pair, you need to answer this question correctly: Which well-known group did Dennis Stratton used to be a …

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Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Burning Rain) – Interview

Doug Aldrich is best known as part of the twin guitar attack in Whitesnake.  But, before he hooked up with David Coverdale – and, indeed, Ronnie James Dio before him – he played in a number of successful bands, including Lion and Burning Rain.  The latter outfit released two highly …

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Rough Cut – Rollin’ Thunder EP

Back in the early to mid-1980s, a band called Rough Cutt had everything that it could possibly to take to become the then “next big thing” – big hair, big tunes, a big record deal (with Warner Brothers) and big management (in the shape of one Wendy Dio).  However, despite …

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Enforcer – Death By Fire.

Death By Fire has its roots set so deep in the 80’s it should come with a free pair of white open topped trainers and drainpipe jeans! The 3rd full length studio release by Stockholm based metallers Enforcer is a short,sharp shock  of over the top metal mayhem. It reminds …

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Iron Knights – New Sound of War

You can’t help but feel sympathy for the Iron Knights, formerly Stuka Squadron. Just on the cusp of the release of their new album everything went to hell in a handbasket as a major fallout in the band saw the departure of co-founder Lord Pyre and subsequent mud slinging led …

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Denim And Leather nwobhm Festival – Slade Rooms,Wolverhampton,29/9/2012

  September 29th 2012 was an important day for fans of nwobhm music  as the Denim And Leather festival staged 5 bands whose musical styles fit the bill. Gaskin, Praying Mantis, Weapon and Stampede were playing when the movement began in the late 70’s/early 80’s but opening band Agincourt, although …

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