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Farshid Arabi – Penhan (2003)

Band: Farshid Arabi Release: Penhan (Full-Length) Genre: Melodic Heavy Metal/Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Iran Year: 2003 Label: Avay Barbod Note The release of “Penhan” marked the debut of vocalist/guitarist and mastermind Farshid Arabi, a true emotive and rebellious force behind the emergence of heavy metal in Iran.  Beautifully sung in the band’s native language, Farsi, “Penhan” (Farsi for “Hidden”) is an absolute delight, as it almost effortlessly breathes new life into the way the world interprets heavy metal.  This is exactly how traditional culture and a globalized music genre such as heavy metal should blend.  Be sure to give “Khatteh Akhar” a thorough listen...

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Iron Grey (Bel) – Metal Item (1984)

Band: Iron Grey (Bel) Release: Metal Item (Demo) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: Belgium Year: 1984 Label: Self-Released Biography Tracklist Key To FreedomKeep RunningYou're A LoserWerewolf's AttackNighthunterMetal Item Rating: 85% Lineup Steve Grey: Vocals Peter Holemans: Guitars Dirk Renson: Guitars Rudy Lauman: Drums Frank Verdier:...

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Stella Maris (Isr) – Stella Maris (1992)

Band: Stella Maris (Isr) Release: Stella Maris (Full-Length) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal/Hard Rock Country: Israel Year: 1992 Label: Helicon Records Buy the Album Note The most important heavy metal band to emerge from Israel.  Why, you may ask?  Well, not only did Stella Maris become the first Israeli band to be featured on MTV, but they also had the honor to have the legendary Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Black Sabbath, Tygers of Pan Tang) produce their second record.  Despite their enormous local success, the band had an extremely difficult time breaking into the mainstream market, mainly as a result of their decision to sing all of...

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H-Bomb – Unreleased Demo (1983)

Band: H-Bomb Release: Unreleased Demo Genre: Heavy/Speed Metal Country: France Year: 1983 Label: Self-Released Buy H-Bomb T-Shirt Tracklist Coup De MetalChasseur De FrimeH-BombRêve De PuissanceCondamne À MortLe Pire Et L'enferSexes ExcitésLes SeigneursSubstance MortMassacreGwendoline Rating: 88% Lineup Didier Izard: Vocals Christian Martin: Guitars Armando Ferreira: Guitars Gerard Michel: Drums Philippe Garcia:...

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Voie De Fait – Ange ou Démon (1982)

Band: Voie De Fait Release: Ange ou Démon (Full-Length) Genre: Traditional Heavy Metal Country: France Year: 1982 Label: Arabella   Tracklist Pas Plus De Seize AnsNon CoupableAmnésiePréjugésAnge Ou DémonParis BusinessImagesQu'est-Ce Que Je Fous LaDélinquant Rating: 80% Lineup Lounas Ourrad: Vocals Didier Mauduit: Guitars Philippe Miette: Guitars Jean-Michel Miette: Bass Michel Théodule:...

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