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Plattform – Heavy-Braut (1983-1989)

Band: Plattform Release: Heavy-Braut (Compilation) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Germany Year: 1983-1989 Label: German Democratic Recordings Tracklist He Doctor (Der Simulant)Zieh LeineFliegenHeavy-BrautHaut und HaarLichter der NachtFeuerAbgehaunGefahrHeavy-Braut (live)Fieber (live)Der Schweinehund (live)Shout It Out (live)Abgehaun (live)Haut und Haar (live)Bloodstone (live)Orient-Express (instrumental)StapellaufKalt und heib Rating: 85% Lineup Micky: Vocals (1985-1990) Jacky Lee Man: Vocals (1983) Uwe Rublack: Guitars (1985-1990) Wolle: Guitars (1982-1990) Ulli: Drums Detlef Kotte:...

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No Quarter (UK) – Survivors (1983)

Band: No Quarter Release: Survivors (Single) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: Reel Records Note One of the closest examples of a NWOBHM frontman sounding exactly like Biff Byford of heavy metal heroes Saxon.  No Quarter were nothing short of solid, whereby powerfully energetic riffs became the band’s staple sound in their home country of Wales.  “Survivors”, to this day, still stands out as No Quarter‘s most memorable hit. Tracklist SurvivorsTime And SpaceRacing For Home Rating: 85% Lineup Snappi Lyes: Vocals Dave Young: Guitars Rob Palmer: Bass Steve Chard:...

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Reflex (Swe) – Reflex (1983)

Band: Reflex Release: Reflex (Single) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal Country: Sweden Year: 1983 Label: Self-Released Note Swedish-sung melodic heavy metal by Reflex‘s only known released single.  For those who aren’t used to non-English vocals, it might be a tad difficult to really get into these guys, but man does it add the to the already established mysticism of the underground 80s Swedish scene. Tracklist Dina Nya KläderDiod Rating: 85% Lineup Erik Lundberg: Vocals Rolf “Trazan” Nordström: Guitars Mårten Eriksson: Guitars Per Öhman: Drums Erik:...

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Aragorn (UK) – Noonday (1980-1983)

Band: Aragorn Release: Noonday – The Aragorn Anthology Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: Tracks recorded from 1980-1983/Released as a compilation in 2003 Label: Sanctuary Records Buy from: Bandcamp | eBay Note The full discography of UK legends Aragorn, featuring the highly requested unreleased album “The Night is Burning”!  Man were these guys ever under-appreciated, as they have got to be one of the heaviest and most gritty NWOBHM bands out there.  Help support the band by purchasing the album on their bandcamp page! Tracklist Black IceNoondayThe Night Is BurningMake Me BelieveYou Changed My WorldHellriserRun Like the WindRadar LoveWe'll Fight BackLove Set...

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Hiroshima – Soldier of the World (1983)

Band: Hiroshima Release: Soldier of the World (Single) Genre: Heavy/Power Metal Country: Sweden/Finland Year: 1983 Label: Self-Released Note One of my all-time favorite Swedish metal singles alongside the mighty Gotham City single released in 1982.  Both tracks are just absolutely mind-blowing, I cannot stress this enough!  Some of you may already know the “Soldier of the World” track from Hiroshima‘s debut record (which can be found here), and I must say the quality and the overall orchestration of the song in the single is far superior.  The second track, “Nuclear Nightmare”, easily solidifies the talent that this band once...

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