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Saxon: “Never Surrender” / “20,00 FT” (remix) single, Carrere Records, 1981

The second of two advance singles from the Denim and Leather LP was released as a conventional single and a double-single in a gatefold sleeve. Does anyone know if the bonus single was recorded live (I don’t know of an existing studio version of “Bap-Shoo-Ap”, but it was a regular part of their live sets at the time)

Vardis: Vardis Live (entirety of live EP, 1982)

Included as a bonus 7” with the Quo Vardis LP (and perhaps sold separately as well), this record continues the Vardis practice of releasing live recordings with no overdubs (guaranteed!).

Situation Negative: 0:00
Jeepster: 2:20 (T. Rex cover)
Too Many People: 5:40
Steamin’: 9:19

747 Strangers In The Night | Saxon

Saxon: “747 (Strangers in the Night)”
Wheels of Steel LP, Carrere Records, 1980


BLACK WIDOW -“Streetfighter”-LP [Roadrunner, 1984]

Belgian NWOBHM-era band

Seventh Son: “Immortal Hours” (B-side of “Man in the Street” 7” single, Rising Son Records, 1982)

Judas Priest: Rocka Rolla

Debut LP, Gull Records, 1974

Judas Priest are one of the godfathers of the NWOBHM, and their popularity achieved critical mass as the movement was beginning to make its presence felt. Unlike it’s follow-up release, 1976’s Sad Wings of Destiny, none of the tracks from their debut LP would remain in the band’s live set for very long, all being eliminated by the time of the Hell Bent for Leather/Killing Machine tour of 1978 and 1979, recordings from which are the basis of their indispensable 1979 “live” album Unleashed in the East.

Pagan Altar: “Reincarnation” (demo, 1982)


TANK -“Honour and Blood”-LP [Roadrunner, 1984]

Silverwing: “High Class Woman” (B-side track from the “Rock and Roll are Four Letter Words” single, Mayhem Records, 1980)

Awesomely trashy NWOBHM glam that seriously rocks.

A view of Saxon’s eagle outside the 1982 East Anglia Rock and Blues Festival in Mildenhall, UK. Apparently, it was too big to fit on the stage at the festival.

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Shiva: “Rendezvous with Death” (Firedance LP, Heavy Metal Records, 1982)

Also, added to the Bands and Tags page by suggestion of Odd Magnus (I was surprised to see that they weren’t there already!)

Warfare: Mayhem Fuckin’ Mayhem Hardcore 87 (third full-length LP, Neat Records, 1986, Produced by Cronos)

Fantastically-produced and rendered for maximum impact, this is arguably the punk-metal NWOBHM hybrid band’s finest release (but, then, their debut EP and the Metal Anarchy LP are great as well); and the cover graphic is a perfect indication of the sounds within.

Diamond Head: “Streets of Gold” (1980 television performance of the B-side of their “Sweet and Innocent” 7” single, Media Records, 1980)