WHERE BURY, GREATER MANCHESTER (UK)
No doubt, one of our favs at GRIMM UP NORTH FEST...BLACKMAYNE, another cult NWOBHM band returned from the underworld in 2012 and signed in 2016 by EAT METAL RECORDS for the re-release of the original self-titled album out in 1985, enhanced by new tracks.
We love their energy live and their ability to entertain fans, hopin' in a new full-lenght! SETLIST
DEAD OR ALIVE
WHERE BURY, GREATER MANCHESTER (UK)
On the second day of GRIMM UP NORTH FEST was time for the landlords TYSONDOG, the band led by founding member KEV WYNN and PAUL BURDIS.
Seein' TYSONDOG live is surely a great experience..no frills and a giant dose of power, a real kick in the teeth!!
With BILK GANG as singer the band found the best replacement possible to CLUTCH CARRUTHERS.
Nine songs played, of which five taken from BEWARE OF THE DOG, three from
BLITZKRIEG AT GRIMM UP NORTH FEST
WHEN BURY, GREATER MANCHESTER (UK)
REIGN OF FIRE
RETURN TO VILLAGE
ANGELS OR DEMONS
A TIME OF CHANGES
ALL HELL IS BREAKING LOOSE
LOUD AND PROUD
THE HELLION / CALL FPR THE PRIEST
Headliner of first day of GRIMM UP NORTH FEST was BLITZKRIEG, the band of BRIAN ROSS and KEN JOHNSON, enhanced by amazing ALAN ROSS (GT), LIAM FERGUSON (BG) and MATT GRAHAM (DR).
With the i
WHERE BURY, GREATER MANCHESTER (UK)
Surely one of the best surprise at G.U.N. 2019; honestly we hadn't the chance to see the band live before and the outcome was stunning!
Led by JACKIE CHAMBERS of Girlschool - Official facebook Page..., lead guitarist, and enhanced by JULIA CALVO, LV and RG, Keira Kenworthy on BG and Pablo calvo on drums, they were able to entertain fans at best.
Great solos, able to hit the STAGE.. nothin' else to add, in waitin'
WHO TRAITORS GATE
WHERE BURY (GREATER MANCHESTER), UK
It was a pleasure seein' TRAITORS GATE at GRIMM UP NORTH FEST in Bury!
We have the chance to listening to classics from legendary DEVIL TAKES THE HIGH ROAD (the title track and SHOOT TO KILL) and songs taken from last EP ONLY THE STRONG and FALLEN, out in 2017 and 2018.
The actual line up shows founding member STEPHEN COLLEY on bass guitar and PAUL HOUSE on drums, enhanced by smart guitarist ANDY D'URSO and
WHO QUARTZ WHERE BURY, GREATER MANCHESTER (UK) WHEN 9/3/2018 It was a pleasure seein' another time at GRIMM UP NORTH FEST in Bury (UK). After many reissues out last year, we're all in waitin' for a new platter after the amazing FEAR NO EVIL (2016). With a 4-piece line up, after GEOFF NICHOLLS has passed away, they provides us a show with a great mix of classics and tracks taken from last album. The last shot was an amazing extended version of SABBATH's HEAVEN & HELL. Great
WHO SATAN'S EMPIRE WHERE BURY, UK -GRIMM UP NORTH FEST WHEN 9/3/2019 Originally from Dundee, Scotland, SATAN'S EMPIRE are known for their amazing anthem SOLDIERS OF WAR, available on "LEADWEIGHT" album by NEAT RECORDS at the height of the NWOBHM era. After this release the band relocated to London, and after a long hiatus, the band have recorded with original "London " line up with DEREK LYONS (VC), PAUL LEWIS AND ALEX McRITCHIE (GT), WAYNE HUDSON (BG) along with drummer MAGP
It's a pleasure for us to have a chat with PETE FRANKLIN of CHARIOT, the classic nwobhm band, about new platter THE NEW HORIZON DAWNS and not only!
💿 Hi, it’s a pleasure for us to have on Hardrockheavymetal PETE FRANKLIN of CHARIOT! Welcome!!
It’s finally out your new album THE NEW HORIZON DAWNS. Can you tell us somethin’about its composition process? We had the pelasure to reviewing it and we were really impressed!!
The process is fairly usual, I'll a mass enough guitar
BAND CHARIOT ALBUM THE NEW HORIZON DAWNS LABEL PFR OUT 12/2018 (DIGITAL), 01/2019 (CD) OUR RATING 86/100 And finally is available the last (the 6th) studio album by CHARIOT, the classic NWOBHM band! THE NEW HORIZON DAWNS is a great platter throughout ten songs. The first shot is ASYLUM, so classic, before the first KILLING MACHINE, so fancy with a riff that gets under your skin. Catchy when it needs with solo parts really to remind and this is an added value in all songs. WHA
WHERE MILAN - SLAUGHTER CLUB/PADERNO DUGNANO
Milan's gig for SATAN to support the last masterpiece CRUEL MAGIC, out last year via METAL BLADE RECORDS.
105 mins of pure class by a band that always had a particular place in the history of N.W.O.B.H.M. movement, thanks to its unique and particular style. Led by shamanic voice of BRIAN ROSS, they hit us with their complex structures painted by two last guitarists STEVE RAMSEY and RUSS TIPPINS, enhanced b
BAND METAL MIRROR ALBUM VODKA HELL AND ANGELS LABEL DOWNFALL RECORDS OUT 2018 OUR RATING 82/100 In the deep underground of NWOBHM movement, there are bands such as METAL MIRROR that would have been worthy of a different success. Disbanded in 1981 after one single and one demo, reformed in 2006, they released live and compilations between 2006 and 2017 but only in 2017 was out as digital the first long-awaited full-lenght with the rockin' title VODKA HELL AND ANGELS. For a f
BAND RAVEN ALBUM SCREAMING MURDER DEATH FROM ABOVE: LIVE IN AALBORG LABEL STEAMHAMMER OUT 19/01/2019 OUR RATING 86/100 No doubt.. RAVEN are one of best bands born in NWOBHM movement, and surely one of the best live act. SCREAMING MURDER.. is the 3rd live of the band, perfect to celebrate new entry MIKE HELLER on drums. 11 songs at full speed with DESTROY ALL MONSTERS, from last album EXTERMINATION, perfect to begin the show. A lot of classics, with great extended versions fo
2018 was a great year for Nwobhm movement; new album, several fancy reissues, especially with regard to discovering several underground bands.
Among others, the return of Saxon hits us: THUNDERBOLT was literally amazing!
It was a pleasure listening to the powerful and smart HELL TO PAY by Spartan Warrior, the first via Pure Steel Records, that shows a band in its best shape, hoping in reissues of previous platters.
Another great return was for Trespass, with FOOTPRINTS IN
BAND VENOM ALBUM STORM THE GATES LABEL SPINEFARM RECORDS OUT Dec 14th, 2108 OUR RATING 83/100 For a few days is finally out the new album by VENOM, called STORM THE GATES. Let's begin with the premise that a band like this doesn't have nothin' to prove after a 40 years-career, but on this occasion they were able to glorify their classic trademarks, such as dirty vocals, sharp riffs and dark and infernal environments with a powerful production. Maybe we can find some fillers,
BAND TANK ALBUM STURMPANZER LABEL DISSONANCE PRODUCTIONS OUT Nov 16th, 2018 OUR RATING 75/100 Gestation of new album STURMPANZER was really long, but finally, on Nov 16th, was out via DISSONANCE PRODUCTIONS. Honestly we don't want to talk about the controversy concerning the moniker TANK; surely ALGY WARD is the lonely original member again active and we think that's enough. ALGY played all instruments and vocals , except some BV, made the concept of the cover, and recorded,
BAND POWERGAME ALBUM MASQUERADE LABEL IRON SHIELD RECORDS OUT Jan 18th, 2019 OUR RATING 85/100 I wanna be totally honest with you: I'm so happy when I have the chance to listening band such as POWERGAME, heir of the best classic HM tradition! I'm sure there will be a future for our loved music.
Founded in 2012 by singer and guitar player Matty, POWERGAME stands for pure passion for the NWOBHM and the band’s moniker was obviously taken from the Tokyo Blade song with the same
BAND THE DEEP ALBUM WATCHING YOU (EP) LABEL Self-Release OUT 2018 OUR RATING 87/100 THE DEEP are ready with a new EP called "Watching You", that features 4 studio tracks and, as a special bonus, again four tracks from the debut album, the well-received "Premonition", recorded live at the British Steel Festival 2016. As a first choice the band were intending to start writing for the next full-lenght but, during the writing process, it became apparent that some tracks linked ve
BAND WEAPON UK ALBUM SET THE STAGE ALIGHT - THE ANTHOLOGY - LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS OUT Nov 30th, 2018 OUR RATING 85/100 “Set The Stage Alight” originally appeared on the B-Side of Weapon’s debut 7”/12” single »It’s A Mad Mad World« (issued in 1980); it was a classic in NWOBHM's history.
The original line-up of Weapon consisted of Bruce Bisland (drums), Jeff Summers (guitars), Barry Downes (bass) and Danny Hynes (vocals); the band was initially called "Fast Relief" but chan
BAND GANG ALBUM ALL FOR ONE LABEL UNDERGROUND INVESTIGATION OUT Oct 2018 OUR RATING 86/100 GANG, the "French best NWOBHM" band, are finally out with a new album with the anthemic title "ALL FOR ONE". On the road from over 25 years, the band is proud to keep high the flag of the best classic HM tradition. And ALL FOR ONE is the right shot that all fans want to hear! But the surprises inside this album are several; every songs reveal different influences based on high energy, s
BAND WEAPON UK ALBUM Rising From The Ashes OUT 2018 - Sept 28th (Vinyl Reissue) LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS OUR RATING 84/100
All our followers know that Hardrockheavymetal was born to celebrate the passion for tratitional hard'n'heavy and firstly for NWOBHM, a real golden era of our loved genre. It was a pleasure that PURE STEEL RECORDS signed a deal also with WEAPON UK, one of the more fancy bands of this scene. “Set The Stage Alight” must be considered one of the biggest hy