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Various – One Take No Dubs (1982)

 Band: Alien/Avenger/Black Rose/Hellanbach Release: One Take No Dubs (Compilation) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1982 Label: Neat Records Buy from: eBay Note Now this one will certainly be in your playlist for quite some time!  These 4 cult bands of the NWOBHM era showcase their utmost talent through these 4 excruciatingly head-bangin’ tracks. What surprised me the most on this release is how FUCKING FAST AND HEAVY some songs are (for 1982 at least); I mean were talking about the ever-so unknown Alien showing off their compelling riffs throughout “Could Have Done Better”, or maybe the great Black Rose,...

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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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Black Rose – No Point Runnin’/Sucker For Your Love (1982)

Band: Black Rose Release: No Point Runnin’/Sucker For Your Love (Single) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1982 Label: Teesbeat Note The amazing b-side on this single is what fans of Black Rose really stay for, as the a-track “No Point Runnin” is just another generic and unfortunately mundane heavy metal number. Tracklist No Point Runnin'Sucker For Your Love Rating: 80% Lineup Steve Bardsley: Vocals, Guitars Chris “Wah Wah” Watson: Guitars Marty Rajn: Bass “Malla” Smith:...

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