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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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Salem – Dark Days

NWOBHM band Salem release their latest studio album Dark Days on April 29th 2016, available from Pure Steel Records and shows them in a strong songwriting vein following the 2013 release of Forgotten Dreams. April will prove to be a busy month as the day after Dark Days is released, …

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Massive Wagons – Welcome To The World

Lancastrian Hard-Rockers Massive Wagons are set to release their third studio album on 29th April, titled Welcome To The World. The latest album comes as the result of a support campaign through PledgeMusic, which gave the dedicated followers of Massive Wagons an opportunity to show their support and gain an …

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Diamond Head – Diamond Head

The name Rasmus Bom Andersen may not be familiar with most rock/metal fans but since joining legendary NWOBHM band Diamond Head in 2014 as their lead singer, his debut European tour with them fired up the band enough to want to work on a new studio album, their 7th since …

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Hidden – True Mercian Metal

Formed in Tamworth, Staffordshire in 2013. Heavy Metal band Hidden released their debut EP True Mercian Metal last year. Containing a short intro track  False Ones Must Die and three tracks packed with the classic NWOBHM sound of bands like Saxon and Judas Priest. Lots of screaming guitars and vocals …

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Holocaust – Predator

Before the luxury of the internet, the only way I could listen to new hard rock/metal music in my mid teens would be from Chris Tetley on Piccadilly Radio and Tommy Vance on the Friday Rock Show on Radio 1, so from the latter in 1980 I heard a single …

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Saxon To Release 9 Album Vinyl Box Set

NWOBHM Legends Saxon To Release 9 Album Vinyl Box Set via Demon Records on 18th March 2016 Demon Records has announced the release of an extraordinary Saxon Box Set containing vinyl LPs of the band’s nine studio albums recorded between 1991 and 2009. “Eagles and Dragons” will be released on …

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Salem – In The Beginning

With a new album in the can for Feb. 2016 entitled Not Guilty following the 2013 release of Forgotten Dreams, Salem fans can now listen to how they crafted their songwriting with In The Beginning, a superb 17 track compilation album of demo songs recorded between 1981-1983. Released via High …

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Soldier – Defiant

The last studio album from Soldier entitled Dogs Of War gave them a hard act to follow but current release Defiant shows Soldier are still in a strong song writing vein. Although slightly more melodic it still rocks hard and shows the NWOBHM survivors are a force to be reckoned …

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MYTHRA – Two Songs Available For Streaming

MYTHRA – Two Songs Available For Streaming First Official Anthology Out In November Legendary NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) act MYTHRA will release the “Warriors Of Time: The Anthology” compilation via Skol Records. The limited edition CD album will include all classic MYTHRA tracks from 1979 through to …

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Vardis – Sign to SPV/Steamhammer

Vardis – Sign to SPV/Steamhammer SPV/Steamhammer is proud to sign one of the real and true veterans of the NWoBHM: VARDIS. VARDIS were forged out of Glam, Punk, Heavy Metal, Blues and Rock ‘n’ Roll in the crucible of 1970s northern England. They are a product of rock music across three generations: inspired …

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Saxon – Battering Ram

If there is ever a band that truly defines the meaning of the genre heavy metal then that band is Saxon and they have been hammering it out since 1976 when they were originally known as Son Of A Bitch. Their record company recommended a name change and so Saxon …

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