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  NWOBHM – Groups at Last.fm
NWOBHM reacted against the artifice of contemporary pop, placing an emphasis on musicianship and amplification, the former trait setting it apart from punk.
NWOBHM was musically characterised by power chords, fast guitar solos and melodic, soaring vocals, with lyrical themes often, drawing inspiration from mythology, fantasy fiction, and the occult.
NWOBHM suffered the same fate as many other musical movements; the majority of its leading lights were unable to follow up their initial successes and the superstars moved further away from the genre towards mainstream hard rock.
www.last.fm /group/NWOBHM   (644 words)

 raphael.longbournprods.com » Blog Archive » the scruffy longhairs (nwobhm mystique part 2)
The nwobhm is one of those movements where many of the finest bands contributed just a lone, solitary — yet explosive and unforgettable — track to the catalogue.
Although nwobhm bands were widely-regarded as infusing the old heavy metal standard with the exuberance and pace of punk rock, to our much more jaded ears many of them are naively tame by modern standards.
And while the big money came knocking and sundered the nwobhm into those that failed and those that cashed in (effectively killing the movement altogether), there was for that briefest of moments a sense of self-fulfilling independence, in an industry that’s all about deceit and fabrication and corporate manipulation.
raphael.longbournprods.com /2006/08/10/the-scruffy-longhairs-nwobhm-mystique-part-2   (2908 words)

 MUSIC - The Polishing of Metal Part 3 - Evolution : Legends Magazine, Issue 66
NWOBHM was the saving grace for Metal which, by 1980, was down for the count and on its knees.
If it wasn't for them much of the NWOBHM movement would not have started -leaving the Thrash and Death sub-genres to never rise and also leaving Metal to die before its time.
Such bands as Metallica have featured their works as cover songs which has inspired a new interest in NWOBHM for the '90's and the band has, as a result, been trying to reform.
www.legendsmagazine.net /66/polmetal.htm   (1119 words)

 The BNR Metal Pages - Genres   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
First popularized in the mid-nineties by groups such as Korn and Deftones, nu-metal bands frequently feature down-tuned guitars, vocals that frequently borrow from hip-hop or hardcore, and song structures that appear to have originated from the alternative hard rock scene rather than traditional metal.
N.W.O.B.H.M. The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) signalled a rebirth in metal popularity in England, roughly around the years of 1980 to 1984 or so.
Though the time frame and nationality are the main defining components of NWOBHM, the majority of these bands also had a similar style, mixing prime 70's Brit metal (Judas Priest, Deep Purple, UFO) with a slight rough punk edge.
www.bnrmetal.com /pages/genres.htm   (2005 words)

 Urban Dictionary: nwobhm
To get the full picture you have to understand that the 1976/77 punk explosion drove a lot of mainstream rock bands underground, many of them didn't survive.
NWOBHM was a very broad church that embrassed art rock (Pallas / Haze), glam (Wrathchild / Tygertailz), Early death and proto-thrash (Venom / Warfare) etc, as well as countless denim and leather bands.
The excepted period for NWOBHM is summer 1979 to autumn 1985.
www.urbandictionary.com /define.php?term=nwobhm   (278 words)

 TANK NWOBHM Encyclopedia's Entry
The newly-released TANK album turned out to be a hit-and-miss affair which largely lacked the impact of its predecessor, although they had kept the extended song structures and dumped any notions of commercial appeal by losing the keyboard backing and rejecting any overly-tuneful interludes.
At times, TANK had begun to resemble certain NWOBHM hopefuls, notably SABRE (a band from the same neck of the woods) and CRUCIFIXION (on "Too Tired To Wait For Love" and the tenderly-titled "Kill", for example), although the overall strength of their newest material just wasn't sufficiently high to consolidate their position as national heroes.
They also played an important part in the '20th Anniversary' NWOBHM festival held in Japan in the latter part of 1999, and appear on the live CD set released to commemorate the event.
www.tankfilthhounds.net /nwobhmenc.htm   (2436 words)

 NWOBHM!! | MetaFilter
December 17, 2003 6:50 PM The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM to cognoscenti) one of the lesser known but most influential movements of the past quarter century.
After the innovators of Metal ran out of steam in the late 70's and were stampeded in the maelstrom of punk, heavy metal (and testosterone-soaked delindquents everywhere) found itself in a quandary).
The Fucking Champs (an American [mostly] instrumental guitar band), have a song called NWOBHM 2 on their excellent album, IV.
www.metafilter.com /30286/NWOBHM   (1088 words)

This is somewhat unexpected, since King Tut's is an unlikely place to find such Monsters of Metal -- the band who, with Iron Maiden, were at the centre of "The New Wave of British Heavy Metal" (NWOBHM), in the early '80s.
After all, this is the band that regularly rocks the biggest HM festival of them all, the mighty Wacken festival in Germany.
Support band, Dream Evil, were well chosen to open the evening -- classic Germanic-style Heavy Metal in the NWOBHM tradition.
www.sovereignty.org.uk /siteinfo/newsround/saxongla.html   (498 words)

N.W.O.B.H.M Stands for New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.
NWOBHM started all the way in 1970, where bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath were influenced by the British Blues explosion.
The significant part of this is when MTV Was born most of the metal played was NWOBHM so they were the pioneers in Metal on MTV.
members.tripod.com /~Meltdown666/nwobhm.htm   (290 words)

 'NWOBHM 25th Anniversary article written by Jess Cox' - Hellride Music
I would be curious to hear if anyone else agrees about this article, maybe its just me being picky and everyone else thinks its fine but as articles go I say 7 out of 10 give me WWW.metal-gods.net any day they always have the info.
I really think UK nwobhm fans are on the march I dont know if its just fashion or for some finding their brothers records and discovering the stuff for the first time but its no longer one or two of us any more.
I looked back at Jess's review of the Nowbhm and think I may have been a bit too unfair, but trivia like that bugs me. Estranged your right its not a nwobhm data base just the lads take on things so I may be a bit too hard on the guy.
www.hellridemusic.com /forum/showthread.php?t=6189   (739 words)

 GeekChat! - Metalcore v. NWOBHM
You have to admit that it's not as dumb as hair metal or the white trash stuff that was cool in 1998 because it calls for developed chops.
and yes i do agree that the metalcore scene sounds more influenced from the NWOBHM movement and the other early 80s bands that were influenced from them (early metallica and the sort).
Everyone is entitled to their opinions but I find it funny how it becomes trendy to not like certain guitars and decide that they are shite.
guitargeek.com /chat/showthread.php?threadid=54006   (1547 words)

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It was a great time to be a musician in a band as all the mystery and exclusivity of record releases was destroyed by the independent pioneers from 1976 onwards.
Sounds had been supporting the metal scene for years, featuring metal club nights in the UK when the punk scene was in full swing and therefore, the “flavour of the month” so to speak.
Whilst I am pleased the NWoBHM is having something of a renaissance and lots of the classic bands from that era are reforming, I believe that any progress made would be absorbed into the plethora of diverse metal sub divisions that exist today.
www31.brinkster.com /aragorntheband/interviews.htm   (3686 words)

 Metal Gods :: NWOBHM :: :: Keeping the flag waving since November 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Black Rose, pioneers of the NWOBHM movement, have recently returned on the scenes contributing with a track ("Get Off Your High Horse") on the excellent "Total Metal Attack" NWOBHM compilation, and are currently working on some brand new material after the original demise of the band in 1989.
Historical date that of this festival, celebrating the 25 Anniversary of the NWOBHM in the venue Astoria of London.
NWOBHM tribute festivals seem to be the hip thing for the months to come.
www.metal-gods.net   (1678 words)

 NWOBHM - Vardis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
By far the most interesting of any NWOBHM bands to come my way to date is Vardis, a rock 'n' roll power trio from Wakefield whose self-evident qualities make it easy for a New Wave hick from the sticks (like me) to sell out without feeling either 'self-conscious' or 'compromised'.
As for the rest of their repertoire, Vardis aren't the easiest NWOBHM band to define.
And we were totally knocked out when we got mentioned and had our photo in Geoff Barton's NWOBHM thing.
www.nwobhm.com /vardis.htm   (1757 words)

 Welcome to the home of the Old School Metal Show
The true reverence afforded today to the original REINCARNATE sole 7 inches single by many members of the underground true metal scene (bands, labels, fans, record collectors) is a testimony to its importance to the NWOBHM aficionados and to the whole movement in general.
However, still very little is known about this underground British metal act from the early 80’s (which shows how fantastic bands are often still waiting to be exposed to a wider audience) but the internet solves these problems sometimes.
I seem to remember playing a gig at, what was then, Tiffany’s night club in Newcastle-under-Lyme, with a few other bands, no one band names spring to mind though.
www.nwobhm.net /reincarnate.htm   (2324 words)

 Amazon.com: Nwobhm Majestic Metal Box 2: Music: Various Artists   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Included are Birmingham rockers Quartz with their Stand Up And Fight album, Blind Fury's Out Of Reach and the recently unearthed and previously unreleased Medusa album Clash Of The Titans, featuring Lionsheart / Onslaught vocalist Steve Grimmett and Lance & Eddie from UK glam stalwarts Wrathchild.
The second NWOBHM box set by Majestic Metal contains three interesting albums from the influential New Wave of British Heavy Metal Scene.
Medusa: Clash of the Titans - This is a collection of demos and other unreleased material by the early NWOBHM band that features Steve Grimmett (Grim Reaper) on vocals.
www.amazon.com /Nwobhm-Majestic-Metal-Various-Artists/dp/B000A6UYYQ   (751 words)

 Rock Ahead - DVD review - Saxon - The Saxon Chronicles - NWOBHM retrospective   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
...personally I think Saxon are one of the finest British rock bands to have emerged from the NWOBHM movement of the late seventies and early eighties despite what many of the critics might tell you.
I also have to say that personally I think Saxon are one of the finest British rock bands to have emerged from the NWOBHM movement of the late seventies and early eighties despite what many of the critics might tell you.
This DVD is probably one of the best Rock DVD's to be released this year and you are advised to investigate it at your earliest opportunity.
www.themusicindex.com /rockahead/reviews/saxon_dvd1.htm   (350 words)

 Encyclopaedia Metallum: The Metal Archives :: View topic - NWOBHM + Black Metal = Possible?
As a matter of fact, I have often heard Dimmu Borgir's first three albums described that way, though they are probably not what you had in mind when starting this thread.
This brings up an interesting notion, that NWOBHM is not a genre per se, but a musical movement characterised by certain musical traits.
This kind of artistic pathway trodden by those artists who represent the fler side of music that is essentially not extreme does not connotate a 'split' between both genres, but a complete existence within the borders of both, simultaneously, and therefore the best combination of both.
www.metal-archives.com /board/viewtopic.php?t=16313&view=next   (664 words)

STATETROOPER boast a membership rich in NWOBHM tradition, citing credits with acts such as WEAPON, WILDFIRE and HERITAGE.
The band recently made an impressive return with their Michael Voss-produced sophomore album, "The Calling" (available via the band's own CIC Records).
The accuracy of the information contained herein is neither confirmed nor guaranteed by Roadrunner Records, and the views and opinions of authors expressed on these pages do not necessarily state or reflect those of Roadrunner Records or its employees.
www.roadrunnerrecords.com /BlabberMouth.Net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=27123   (174 words)

 Diamond Head News
DIAMOND HEAD Announces First U.K. Date For 2007 - Nov. 12, 2006 NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have announced their first U.K. date for 2007 -...
DIAMOND HEAD Begins Work On New Album - Oct. 19, 2006 NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have entered the studio to begin recording their new...
DIAMOND HEAD: New Live Album, DVD Samples Available - June 28, 2006 NWOBHM legends DIAMOND HEAD, one of the most influential British rock bands of the past 25 years, have uploaded audio samples from their...
www.topix.net /who/diamond-head   (539 words)

 Frazy.com: Tags: nwobhm
Music to nwobhm by magnum12 and 430 others
Music to nwobhm by magnum12 and 351 others
Music to nwobhm by magnum12 and 449 others
www.frazy.com /tags/nwobhm   (113 words)

So yeah, the book is comprised of reviews, by me, of pretty much every NWOBHM single there ever was (an appendix lists those considered false NWOBHM).
Most of these bands never made albums, and in many cases, one single was their only output.
For those who need a little reminding, the NWOBHM was an explosive metal movement that gripped the UK, approximately spanning the years 1979 to 1983.
www.martinpopoff.com /html/NWOBHM.html   (299 words)

 NWOBHM forum topic - MySongBook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
i don't even call sabbath nwobhm, their kidn of early, and htey were kind of slow, though they started a revoluiton.
He thinks that you don't have to be british to play NWOBHM...
not to crap on them, but they play with a different style than NWOBHM bands (What I mean is, they play fast, and Priest plays fast, but they do not sound the same).
www.mysongbook.com /forum-posts-id_topic=16325.htm   (761 words)

 NWoBHM 23 Singles and EP s » Torrentspy.com
NWoBHM 23 Singles and EP s » Torrentspy.com
Use the comments to discuss the technical nature of the torrent.
These tags are easier to use and are widely supported on messageboard systems.
www.torrentspy.com /torrent/930523/NWoBHM_23_Singles_and_EP_s   (542 words)

 KNAC.COM - Features - Blitzkrieg: Veteran NWOBHM's Return With Absolute
For many musicians, success is not measured in terms of popularity and record sales, it's being afforded the opportunity to continue doing what they love to do by creating music for the sake of art and if they're lucky enough, avoid the doldrums of a nine to five life.
The first is that for many, there's plenty of unfinished business to take care of and life does indeed begin at forty.
Blitzkrieg is and always will be one of the many Classic NWOBHM bands.
www.knac.com /article.asp?ArticleID=889   (3326 words)

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