Angel Witch are a British heavy metal band which formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.
July 1981, and Diamond Head - the perennially underachieving kings of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) - have just played a routine gig at south London's Woolwich Odeon. A 17-year-old Danish-American kid muscles his way backstage and explains that he has saved up years of pocket money to fly half way around the world(...)
Formed in London in the late 70s, Girlschool were one of the first all-girl rock acts to make a mark in the mostly male-dominated NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal). The band's first two albums have gone on to become classics. Having signed with Bronze, their debut album Demolition surfaced in 1980. Stand-out tracks included a blistering cover(...)
In the East End of London, Steve "Arry" Harris and Dave Murray joined forces in 1976 with Paul Di'anno (real name, Paul Andrews) and Doug Sampson to form Iron Maiden, a band determined to keep hard rock going in the face of advancing punk and New Wave. Ironically, in years to come Iron Maiden would be hailed as(...)
On paper, Money should have been incredibly successful. Not only were they charismatic youngsters capable of writing ambitious yet never boring hard rock at a time when such things were in the ascendant, but they also hailed from Birmingham, home to NWOBHM godfathers Judas Priest, and the mighty Black Sabbath. The story of their rise to near-success is a familiar(...)
Birmingham-based New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) band who hopped to a different label with almost every release. Mike Taylor Vocals Mick Hopkins Guitar Derek 'Dek' Arnold Bass, vocals Malcolm Cope Drums
Focusing on the talents of guitarist and occasional vocalist Paul Samson (who sadly passed away from cancer on 9 August 2002) Samson were at the forefront of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). In fact their second single, Mr Rock & Roll, is often credited as the defining first of that era - and this was(...)
Tygers of Pan Tang formed in 1978 in Whitley Bay and became a significant player in the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement. They released their own independent single, Don't Touch Me There in 1980 and were rapidly snapped up by MCA Records. Guitarist John Sykes went on to Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake. Jess Cox Vocals Robb Weir Guitar,(...)