Interview made by Mattias Derdeyn of Brian Tatler talking about the past, history of Diamond Head, whats next & more interesting things to know!
One of the most legendary Belgian speed metal bands from the 80’s, ACID (BE) will be doing an exclusive signing session at Blast From The Past festival 2017.
Grab your vinyl together, have a nice talk & get it signed if you like!
Signing session 7 PM!
Proud to announce that these 9 bands will be playing on BLAST FROM THE PAST Festival 2017!
Line up is complete and tickets are for sale right HERE!!!
- Girlschool (UK)
- Diamond Head (UK)
- Demon (UK)
- Tysondog (UK)
- Stampede (UK)
- Tytan (UK)
- Salem (UK)
- Spartan Warrior (UK)
- The Deep (UK)
The venue is located in Kubox Kuurne
Headliner of the festival: Girlschool !
With this we have announced all bands and this means we have a 100% NWOBHM edition!
Update poster coming soon.
Girlschool are a British rock band that formed in the new wave of British heavy metal scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead. They are the longest running all-female rock band, still active after more than 35 years.Formed from a school band called Painted Lady, Girlschool enjoyed strong media exposure and commercial success in the UK in the early 1980s with three albums of ‘punk-tinged metal’ and a few singles, but lost their momentum in the following years.
In the 1990s and 2000s, they focused on shows and tours and did few studio albums. During their career, Girlschool travelled the world, playing in many rock and metal festivals and co-headlining with or supporting important hard rock and heavy metal bands. They maintain a worldwide cult following and are an inspiration for many female rock musicians.Despite frequent changes of line-up, original members Kim McAuliffe, Enid Williams and Denise Dufort are still in the band. The only original member no longer in the band, lead guitarist and singer Kelly Johnson, died of cancer in 2007
Girlschool released their 13th studio album GUILTY AS SIN on the 13th November 2015 produced and recorded by Chris Tsangerides at his Ecology Room studio in Kent and remastered by Tim Hamill at Sonic One Studios in Llangennech, Wales.
November/December 2015 saw Girlschool go on tour in Europe with Saxon on Motorhead’s 40th Anniversary tour. The tour was meant to hit the UK in January 2016 with more European gigs to follow but sadly Lemmy passed away at his home in Los Angeles on the 28th December 2015
Stampede was formed in 1981: a cult hard rock outfit which exploded onto the British rock scene, signing to Polydor Records and immediately receiving favourable press attention.
Song writing duo Reuben and Laurence Archer had already made inroads into the music scene prior to STAMPEDE around 1979, with previous music projects Lautrec, Lionheart and Wild Horses, completing touring with the likes of Saxon, Whitesnake and Def Leppard and appearing at prestigious venues such as London’s Marquee.
After keyboardist Alan Nelson moved on, Stampede played the 1982 Reading Festival with what then became the definitive four-piece line-up: Reuben Archer (vocals), Laurence Archer (guitar), Colin Bond (bass) and Eddie Parsons (drums). The Reading and Mildenhall Festival sets from that year were recorded on The Rolling Stones mobile studio, the result of which was the first Stampede album released by Polydor; the Official Live Bootleg.
The band completed a residency at the Marquee at this time, as well as two tours with Gary Moore,. Although live the band preferred the tighter feel without keyboards, Magnum’s Mark Stanway was brought in on keys later on for the recording of their first studio album Hurricane Town (1983).
Polydor also released a 4 track EP; Days of Wine And Roses, a single of the same name, and a further 2 singles; The Other Side, and Photographs., which received considerable airplay on BBC Radio, Capital Radio and across Europe and Japan. Stampede also appeared on many compilation albums between 1981 and 1983.
The band continued to tour, completing a residency in Portugal. Other notable appearances included live sessions for the BBC Tommy Vance Friday Rock Show, Fluff Freeman’s Capital Radio Rock Show, BBC In Concert, and several TV slots.
Prior to The band’s Reading appearance, Reuben broke his leg badly and soon quit the music business to form his design company, whilst Laurence went on to join Phil Lynott in his new band Grand Slam, and later UFO to record High Stakes and Dangerous Men and UFO: Live in Japan. Bassist Colin Bond went on to work with Meat Loaf and Bernie Torme, and also formed his widely acclaimed tribute band, Beach Boys Inc.
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.
Location: Kerkdreef 23, 8791 Beveren Leie (Waregem) Belgium.
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+ Decades Of Metal (BE)