In stock now, new 2017 reissues: 3 debut albums by 3 bands at the heart of early-80s NWOBHM!
1983JAGUAR - Power Gamesbonus tracks include Axe Crazy b/w War Machine single!!
1984CLOVEN HOOF - Cloven Hoofbonus tracks from their Radio 1 Friday Rock Show session in 1983
1985BLITZKRIEG - A Time of Changesbonus track Take a Look Around, the unreleased single from the same album sessions
More NWOBHM: Sounds 1980 NWOBHM article: North East New Wave of British Heavy Metal (Mythra, Fist, Tygers of Pan Tang, White Spirit, Neat Records)
Original article written by Ian Ravendale for Sounds, May 17, 1980. ARE YOU READY FOR THENENWOBHM? In other words, the North East New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.IAN RAVENDALE reports from Wallsend, matrix of metal mayhem (it says here) with bands like HYTHRA, FIST, RAVEN, WHITE SPIRIT, TYGERS OF PAN TANG... WALLSEND. THREE or four miles out of Newcastle and not much of a place. Industry either staggering or closing. A modern shopping centre, all Lego and right angles. Being Sting's birthplace and where his dad still delivers milk has so far been Wallsend's only claim to musical fame.So far. For Wallsend is where heavy metal's premier independent label, Neat Records, lives. Unlike most of the indies that are sprouting...
Early BATHORY was a mix of MOTÖRHEAD, BLACK SABBATH's dark atmosphere and the surge of British punk and hardcore in 1981/1982. "Die in Fire" and "You Don't Move Me" from around summer 1983 with a temporary lineup of Quorthon, Rickard Bergman and Johan Elven (both from Quorthon's old punk band STRIDSKUK). 1. MOTÖRHEAD - Ace of Spades (Nov, 1980) "This album was imperative in shaping BATHORY's early sound and attitude, a fact that - despite the obvious difference in lyrics - is clearly evident when listening to virtually anything caught on tape by BATHORY in the years 1983 and 1984." I believe most really early BATHORY compositions like "Sacrifice", "Satan My Master", "Witchcraft", "You Don't Move Me (I Don't Give A Fuck)" and "Die In...
Slavonic ethno-band ВЕДАНЪ КОЛОДЪ / VEDAN KOLOD (meaning Prophetic Tree) was formed in February 2005 in Siberia, Russia by Tatyana Naryshkina. The group perform neo-pagan folk and medieval folk music inspired by eastern Russian culture, landscapes and history. VEDAN KOLOD sing in the ancient Russian language and play a variety of traditional instruments including Slavic bagpipes, flutes, war drums, Scythian horn, and sharkuncy - many reconstructed from scratch by their musical master Valerii Naryshkin.VEDAN KOLOD conjure the most authentic and powerful Slavic shamanic music. This is pure Rus music devoid of all modern influence. Members:Tatyana Naryshkina - vocal, flutes, Slavonic drums, ocarina, fuyara, vargan and otherValerii Naryshkin - vocal, two kinds of gusli, Scythian horn, ocarina, Slavonic drums, vargan, zhaleika,...
Aired earlier today, a round table interview including Tessa Pollitt (THE SLITS bassist), Gina Birch (THE RAINCOATS), Gaye Advert (THE ADVERTS bassist) and Vivien Goldman (Sounds). Listen here.
The Slits - Spend, Spend, Spend
The Adverts - Bored Teenagers
The Raincoats - Shouting Out Loud