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Angelwitch

Angelwitch formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.

Def Leppard

Def Leppard formed in Sheffield, England in 1977 as Atomic Mass with original members Rick Savage, Pete Willis and Tony Kenning. Frontman Joe Elliot came...

Diamond Head

July 1981, and Diamond Head - the perennially underachieving kings of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) - have just played a routine gig...

Girlschool

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...

Heavy Metal

Fine in principal, but not quite in practice; The Heavy Metal crowd consistently ruled much of the 80's, which is why there was 'alternative...

Iron Maiden

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...

Judas Priest

Named after the Bob Dylan song The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest and led by Tim Brooke-Taylor look-alike and openly gay biker dress-alike...

Money

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...

New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)

In the early 1980s, UK rock magazine Sounds ardently promoted (and christened) the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal -  the acronym of which is spelt...

Quartz

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

Samson

Focusing on the talents of guitarist and occasional vocalist Paul Samson (who sadly passed away from cancer on 9 August 2002) Samson were at...

Saxon

Saxon vocalist Peter "Biff" Byford is a Yorkshireman with strictly old-school values. Once photographed enjoying a cup of tea while his wife washed his car...

Tygers of Pan Tang

Tygers of Pan Tang formed in 1978 in Whitley Bay on Tyneside and became a significant player in the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British...

Witchfynde

Steve Bridges Vocals Montalo Guitar Andro Coulton Bass Pete Surgery Bass Gra Scoresby Drums

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