White Spirit – Demo (1981)

Band: White Spirit Release: Demo 1981 Genre: NWOBHM/Melodic Heavy Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1981 Label: Self-Released Note The only known White Spirit demo that I’m currently aware of, which also happens to be the band’s last attempt at stardom before disbanding (most likely due to future-Iron Maiden guitarist Janick Gers‘s decision to join Ian Gillan‘s solo band).  Anyway, judging by the tracks from this demo, which I assume were going to be re-recorded had they released a follow-up album, White Spirit were on the path of becoming one of the NWOBHM’s premier bands.  This is one way to go out with a...

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Various Artists – Roksnax (1980)

Band: Saracen/Hollow Ground/Samurai Release: Roksnax (Compilation) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1980 Label: Guardian Records N’ Tapes Buy from: Discogs Note The first of two compilations released by the legendary Guardian Records N’ Tapes, who were responsible for releasing NWOBHM classics such as Satan‘s “Kiss of Death” single and Mythra‘s “Death and Destiny” EP. Please take note that the Saracen featured on this compilation should not be mistaken with the lads from Derbyshire who released the mighty “Heroes, Saints and Fools” LP back in October of 1981. Tracklist SAMURAI - Die Or DeliverHOLLOW GROUND - Rock OnSARACEN - Speed Of SoundHOLLOW GROUND - Fight With...

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Flashpoint – No Point of Reference (1987)

Band: Flashpoint (post-Bitches Sin) Release: No Point of Reference (Full-Length) Genre: NWOBHM/Speed Metal Country: United Kingdom Year: 1987 Label: Self-Released Buy from: Discogs Tracklist Hot TonightBlackjackI Need ItModern LoverIs it TrueGrand PrixHey You!Sweet PretenderRock 'N' Roll HeartNo More Love, No More Lies Rating: 80% Lineup Kev Graham: Vocals, Bass Ian Toomey: Guitars Pete Toomey: Guitars Steve Turton: Drums, Keyboards on “No More Love, No More Lies” Dave Rosingana: Keyboards on “Is It True” and “Grand...

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No Quarter – Uncertain Future (1982)

Band: No Quarter Release: Uncertain Future (Demo) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1982 Label: Self-Released Tracklist Racing For HomeWildfire WomanSetting SunCan You Feel ItTime And SpaceCallingOutro (Bouldered!) Rating: 80% Lineup Snappi Lyes: Vocals Dave Young: Guitars Steve Chard: Drums Rob...

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Widow (UK) – Demo Collection (1981-1984)

Band: Widow (UK) Release: S.O.S (1981), Amazon (1982), Demo (1984) Genre: NWOBHM Country: United Kingdom Year: 1981, 1982, 1984 Label: Self-Released Tracklist Takin' a Dive (S.O.S - 1981)Revenge (S.O.S - 1981)Death Stage (S.O.S - 1981)Heads Down and Rock (Amazon - 1982)That Woman (Amazon - 1982)Devils Disciple (Amazon - 1982)What if the Devil Wins (Demo - 1984)Devil's Disciple (Demo - 1984) Rating: 92% Lineup Pete Inskip: Vocals (S.O.S & Amazon) Bren Spencer: Vocals (Demo 1984) Tony Donohue: Guitars John Hughes: Guitars (Demo 1984) Rob Hall: Bass Dave Hill: Drums Moz: Drums (Demo...

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