Released in 2003, The Journey Goes On is the band's seventh studio album for metal act featuring dual vocalists, Dougie White (Rainbow/Malmsteen) & John Sloman (Lone Star/Gary Moore), the followup to 2000's 'Nowhere To Hide'. Includes guitarist Dennis Stratton (Iron Maiden) & founding members Chris & Tino Troy. The Journey Goes On is a first rate melodic rock album, and should especially appeal to fans of Demon, Ten, Cornerstone, Magnum, and John Payne-era Asia. If you're expecting a NWOBHM revival album though, you're going to be disappointed.
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans TYGERS OF PAN TANG release their new, self-titled album on October 21
British heavy metal legends Saxon unleash Let Me Feel Your Power, their 10th live album, on September 23rd via UDR Music (out on October 7th for US & CA). The 16 track album was recorded in Munich during November 2015 and Brighton in January 2016, with bonus materials from Chicago in September 2015.
"Matters of the Dark" was released in early 2002. This album continued on the heavier path set on the previous release "Undead" and was recorded at the same studio. In spring of 2002 the band set off for a European tour together with NWOBHM legends Demon and the German band Chinchilla. Various shows around Sweden followed and even saw the band performing 2 shows in 2 different cities at the same night! In June TAD MOROSE made their first show in the US at the Milwaukee Metal Fest.
Lionsheart is a British heavy metal band from Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, formed in 1992. Founded by former Grim Reaper and Onslaught vocalist Steve Grimmett Lionsheart's early releases featured fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship that placed them as a major player in the NWOBHM subgenre. Self-titled debut album - a great mixture of Whitesnake 1987 and Blue Murder with better vocals.
"Lethal Illusion", the 1997 release from the long running Swedish hard rock/heavy metal band 220 Volt, was the band's fifth overall album and their first release in nearly a decade. There are elements to the band's sound that remind at times of Treat, Baltimoore, Legs Diamond, and even Warrant. A pair of early 220 Volt demos from 1982 are tacked on to the end of Lethal Illusion. These demos ("Prisoner of War" and "Sauron"), are very rough, very metal, and would have made for a great Neat Records 7" during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) scene.
"Atom By Atom", the new studio album from British heavy metal veterans SATAN. The CD features ten songs + 2 bonus tracks (japan press), including a collaboration with ANGEL WITCH's Kevin Heybourne. SATAN is one of the most important groups that emerged in the early NWOBHM era. Their unique mixture of heavy and power metal spirit with thrash riffage brought a handful of unforgettable tunes and revolutionized heavy music as we know it.
When one thinks about the early days of the NWOBHM, a couple of bands spring to mind Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Diamondhead, and Praying Mantis. Praying Mantis' 1981 debut Time Tells No Lies is a minor New Wave of British Heavy Metal classic. The album showcases the band's effective use of harmony vocals and guitars, as well as their knack for catchy hooks and choruses. The only album released by the band in there 1st run Voted 91st Heavy Metal. Album of all time in Kerrang magazine Oct 81.
It’s unlikely as an American, unless you’re a devotee or historian of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), you will know of England’s Praying Mantis. Their origins go deep into the late Seventies and then breakout with a substantial NWOBHM classic Time Tells No Lies in 1981. Difficult times followed, even though they had support slots with Iron Maiden, and the band fumbled. A resurrection occurred in 1991 and continued through 2003 until another lapse. 2009 brought usSanctuary, a positive and true example of PM’s melodic hard rock, on the Frontiers label.
Wild Cat is the debut album by the British heavy metal band Tygers of Pan Tang. It was released in 1980 on MCA Records. The album was re-issued in 1989 in a double-LP package with Spellbound, and on CD in 1997 with bonus tracks.One of the most promising acts of the first NWOBHM, Tygers Of Pan Tang were also one of the earliest pioneers of that brand new sound of the 80’s. Their single Don’t Touch Me There remains as a legendary release, truly essential for the consolidation of the movement back then, featuring already a kinda characteristic methodology, preceding their imminent debut. Along with Angel Witch, Samson, Iron Maiden, Saxon and Fist, these guys set the rules of the new decade heavy metal, clearly alternative from the tiring classic rock dinosaurs, becoming highly influential outside the British frontiers, from the rest of the old continent to America. 34 years after it was originally released, Wild Cat still rocks hard and sounds as fresh and entertaining as before.