Airbridge (UK) – Words and Pictures (1983)

Band: Airbridge Release: Words and Pictures (Single) Genre: NWOBHM/Hard Rock Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: Rattees Records Buy from: No Remorse Facebook Page Note A very interesting release by a virtually unknown band.  Airbridge, in short, plays an unusual mix of progressive rock and the classic NWOBHM sound we all know and love.  The title track is what will keep you guys coming back for more! Tracklist Words and PicturesZero Minus One Rating: 80% Lineup Edward Percival: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards Lorenzo Bedini: Guitars, Keyboards Vocals Sean Godfrey: Bass, Vocals  David Beckett: Drums Stephen J Bennett:...

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Wildfire – Brute Force and Ignorance (1983)

Band: Wildfire Release: Brute Force and Ignorance (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: Mausoleum Records Buy from: eBay Note Another killer record for you guys, featuring Paul Day of early Iron Maiden and More fame, as well as the great Jeff Summers and Bruce Bisland from the legendary Weapon.  I think the lineup alone should immediately convince you to check this one out, and if not, just go ahead and listen to “Another Daymare” or even “Violator” to satisfy your metal needs! Tracklist ViolatorVictim of LoveAnother DaymareLovelightSearch and DestroyRedlineWildfireGoldrushIf I TriedEyes of the Future Rating: 88% Lineup Paul Mario...

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Black Rose – Black Rose (1983)

Band: Black Rose Release: Black Rose (EP) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: Bullet Records Buy from: eBay Note This is the definitive Black Rose record that cemented the band’s place in NWOBHM history.  I mean holy shit just go ahead and listen to “Red Light Lady” if you really want your socks to be blown off.  There are not too many NWOBHM bands that can play at that speed! Tracklist We're Gonna Rock YouUsed & AbusedStand Your GroundRed Light Lady Rating: 88% Lineup Steve Bardsley: Vocals, Guitars Chris “Wah Wah” Watson: Guitars Marty Rajn: Bass “Malla”...

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Cynic (UK) – Suicide (1983)

Band: Cynic Release: Suicide (Single) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: SRT Productions Ltd. Note Ah yes, another one of those rare NWOBHM singles that I just love digging up.  Cynic garnered some much needed attention with the release of their very first single, and immediately cemented their name in the NWOBHM history books.  “Suicide” isn’t exactly your typical NWOBHM track, mostly because it revolves around a slow-to-fast progression that focuses on Tony Eyres “punkish” vocals.  Here is some interesting information regarding the band’s history, extracted from Cynic‘s website: “In 1983 Cynic financed and produced its first 7”...

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Shy – Once Bitten…Twice… (1983)

Band: Shy Release: Once Bitten…Twice… (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: United Kingdom Year: 1983 Label: Ebony Records Buy from: eBay Highlights: “Give Me A Chance”, “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, “Think of Me” and “Reflections” Tracklist Deep WaterTake It All The WayGive Me A ChanceThink Of MeTonightChained By DesireReflectionsOnce Bitten, Twice ShyAll On You (Bonus track)Throwing It All Away (Bonus track for Japan only) Rating: 93% Lineup Tony Mills: Vocals Steve Harris (R.I.P): Guitars Mark Badrick: Bass Alan Kelly: Drums Paddy McKenna:...

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