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Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (EMI records, 1980)

Iron Maiden formed at the end of 1975 by bassist Steve Harris (who is the only member of the original lineup still in the band). Several personnel changes and a few years later they recorded this absolute classic of a debut album.┬áMaiden spearheaded the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (N.W.O.B.H.M.) movement, and remain as […]

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Diamond Head – Lightning To The Nations (Self-released, 1980)

This total classic of an album is one of my fave N.W.O.B.H.M. (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) releases. It’s a real shame Diamond Head were never as popular as, for example, Iron Maiden (who also came from the N.W.O.B.H.M. movement). The songs on this release are just awesome, I’ve seen interviews with guitarist Brian […]