Just as the long hot summer of 1976 had given birth to Punk, the long, cold winter of 1979 spawned the now legendary, New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), a movement of such magnitude that it is still being talked about more than twenty years later. Hard rocking, fast, loud, aggressive, NWOBHM captured the imagination of those disillusioned with disco, put-off by punk and nonplussed by the emerging New-Romantics. It also brought forth: Demon.
Formed during the first wave of NWOBHM by lyricist/vocalist Dave Hill and guitarist Mal Spooner, with Paul Riley on bass, Clive Cook on guitar and John Wright on drums, the Midlands quintet hooked up with Clay Records supremo, Mike Stone, in 1980, to release their first single, ‘Liar’. Issued on blood-red vinyl, in a limited edition run of just 5000 copies, Liar marked the beginning of an incredible story spanning two decades – and counting.
Riot V (Usa) who recently played at Swedenrock festival, 70.000Tons of Metal, Rockfest Barcelona & headlined Keep It True festival, are finally coming to Belgium On friday 25th of august
Cloven Hoof, a fantastic NWOBHM band from Wolverhampton, United Kingdom, that was active from 1979 to 1990, and again from around 2000 onwards. The band was associated with the new wave of British heavy metal movement, alongside bands such as Iron Maiden, Saxon and Diamond Head.
Opening act: swedish band Air Raid who was formed in 2009 by Andreas Johansson and Johan Karlsson. After several line-up changes they eventually found bass player Robin Utbult and later, drummer David Hermansson and singer Michael Rinakakis.
Sad news for all the Diamond Head fans, because they’re forced to cancel their tour due an unforseen illness.
Diamond Head’s official post:
To all promoters and DH fans!
The band wishes to express its deepest regret that due to an unforeseen illness it cannot fulfill its current touring obligations. It is with much sadness that we have to cancel the upcoming shows. We hope that you will understand that this was not a decision we made lightly.
We are currently rescheduling as soon as possible, thank you for understanding.
With this we were searching for a new headliner, but as everyone knows 2 weeks before the festival this is not an easy task!
We contacted a lot of bands but just a few could make it!!
As result that the NWOBHM band GRIM REAPER (Uk) will replace Diamond head and will now CO-headline the festival together with Quartz!
As result both bands will play a bit longer!
I hope everyone is happy with this decision and understands this difficult unforeseen circumstance!
NWOBHM Band Tytan: Formed by ex-Angelwitch bassman Kev ‘Skidz’ Riddles in the early 80’s, Tytan emerging from the NWOBHM scene with the album “Rough Justice”.
The Band Re-formed in 2012 to play Keep It True and since then, saw various gigs across the Uk & Europe….now the follow up to Rough Justice is under construction…the “Justice Served” album…new tracks feature in current sets.
Catch Tytan across Uk, France, Holland, Italy, Belgium, Greece & Germany this year…\m/
Tysondog (UK) ADDED TO THE LINE UP ON DECEMBER 9TH !
An English heavy metal band formed in Newcastle, in the year 1983 during the NWOBHM boom. They quickly signed to Neat Records and issued their debut single ‘Eat the Rich’ that same year. 1984 saw their first full-length, ‘Beware of the Dog,’ which was produced by none other than Cronos of Venom. Cronos even perfomed backing vocals on the track “Demon” (listen for him in the chorus). An EP, ‘Shoot to Kill’ was released in 1985, and was followed the next year by the ‘Crimes of Insanity’ LP, which, along with the single and Alice Cooper cover ‘School’s Out,’ Thrash metal had come to dominate the metal underground, and Tysondog with Castle released ‘Painted Heroes’ in 2002, a collection of both full-length albums and the ‘Shoot to Kill’ EP.
For some people The Deep may be a comparatively new name to the metal and rock scene, but the genesis of the band goes way back to the early eighties. In fact, the band and its members have connections to a multitude of NWOBHM and rock outfits from that time.
Their 2015 ‘debut’ album Premonition is in no way a copy or hollow echo of days gone by. All but one of the songs on the album were written and performed by the band during the early to mid-1980s. As such, the music on the album is truly embedded within and representative of the musical style of that time – and in particular, the NWOBHM genre. Premonition is very much the album they would have made over thirty years ago, if they could have secured a record deal back then.
Not only have The Deep developed a reputation for excellent musicianship and powerful song-writing, but it is in their live performances where they excel. The band believes in giving everything they can during their live shows, and audiences respond in kind.
The band will continue touring during 2017, but they are also busy recording songs for an up-coming EP, which they hope to release during the summer, and a new album which will be released at the end of 2017 or beginning of 2018.
The Deep are:
Tony Coldham – Vocals
Paul Smith – Guitars & Vocals
Mick Feleppa – Guitars & Vocals
Phil Reeve – Bass & Vocals
Fraser Powell – Drums & Percussion