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Stormqueen – Battle of Britain (1980)

Band: Stormqueen Release: Battle of Britain (Demo) *This is a self-made album cover* Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Self-Released Band Website Review Reigning from the land of one of the first waves of some of the purest and most influential styles of heavy metal ever known, Stormqueen is sure to be one of the most overlooked bands of the NWOBHM as far I know.  Bringing forth a sound that reminds us of the great Tygers of Pan Tang, Stormqueen‘s musicianship, songwriting and talent is what truly make them passionate for the music they have offered us....

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Jonah Quizz – Anthology (1980-1982)

Band: Jonah Quizz Release: Anthology (Full-Length) Genre: Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1980-1982 Label: Re-released on StormSpell Records Highlights: “Hjärtlös Stad”, “Attack”, and “Gå” Tracklist AttackGåNattsvarta ÖgonHjärtlös StadFörstör Inte Ditt LivVarförSkyarnaDödsängelnBehöver Dig Rating: 88% Lineup Johan Langquist: Vocals Anders Bergman: Guitars Tony Boman: Guitars Ogre: Drums Kentha Edwardsson:...

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Warrior (UK) – Let Battle Commence (1980)

Band: Warrior Release: Let Battle Commence (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Rainbow Sound Buy from: eBay Review Well here’s a rather unknown band hailing from the glorious nation of the UK, who have proved with this album how important classic rock bands from the early 70s had an impact on talented musicians during the NWOBHM scene.  Warrior, as the typical name would state, are ready to attack your ears with an interesting blend of the NWOBHM sound with a touch of 70s rock, even blues, in it, which I so happen to enjoy very much.  Very...

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