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Paralex – White Lightning (1980)

Band: Paralex Release: White Lightning (EP) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Reddingtons Rare Records Buy from: eBay | No Remorse Note This record was requested by one of the good lads here on the blog; big thanks for reminding me about this little piece of NWOBHM history!  Although I’m not too fond of the vocals, the guitar work in itself always keeps me coming back for more. Tracklist White LightningTravelling ManBlack Widow Rating: 83% Lineup Phil Ayling: Vocals Mark Gibson: Guitars, Vocals Kevin Bower: Guitars Ian Dobbs: Bass Neil Bryan:...

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Bleak House – Rainbow Warrior (1980)

Band: Bleak House Release: Rainbow Warrior (Single) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Buzzard Records Buy from: eBay Note It is hard to talk about the NWOBHM without mentioning the great Bleak House, who released some of the most memorable singles of the early 80s that greatly kick-started the whole scene. This right here is their very first single from 1980, showcasing their marvelous talent and musical structure that even gives the mighty Iron Maiden a run for their money!  Easily goes down as one my top 10 NWOBHM singles of all time, and if you’re not convinced...

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Hollow Ground – Warlord (1980)

Band: Hollow Ground Release: Warlord (EP) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Guardian Records n’ Tapes Note One of the finest bands from the great NWOBHM movement.  It’s quite unfortunate that these talented dudes didn’t get the recognition that they deserved.  In the meantime, crank this one up and get ready to hail the mighty Hollow Ground! Tracklist Flying HighWarlordRock OnDon't Chase the Dragon Rating: 88% Lineup Glen Coates: Vocals Martin Metcalf: Guitars Jon Lockney: Drums Brian Rickman:...

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Buffalo – Battle Torn Heroes (1980)

Band: Buffalo Release: Battle Torn Heroes (Single) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Heavy Metal Records Tracklist Battle Torn HeroesWomen of the Night Rating: 85% Lineup John Ralphs: Vocals Mick Bailey: Guitars Mick Priestley: Guitars Tom  Reid: Bass Pete West:...

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Full Moon – State of the Artist (1980)

Band: Full Moon Release: State of the Artist (Full-Length) Genre: Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: United States Year: 1980 Label: Montagne Buy from: eBay Tracklist Night CallsMaybe Some Other TimeAll On BoardAll I Can DoEvery ManSergeant At ArmsWinter CityCross Country ManState Of The ArtistAre You FreeNo Chance I'll ChangeWe're Almost There Rating: 95% Lineup Joseph Fischer: Vocals, Guitars John Fischer: Guitars Alan Hetzel: Drums Joe Wilhelm:...

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