This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Name your favorite NWOBHM band that did not make it big

Discussion in 'Old School Metal Discussion' started by Hawk, Apr 14, 2002.

  1. Ayeka

    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,260
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I wouldn't have a fucking clue, I only got the song on Metal For Muthas and then - blip! Nothing else! After the big names of the NWOBHM all the others are alien to me :cry:

    Although - I bought a pair of old 7"s today - Tygers Of Pan Tang and Spider. Both new bands to me. Anyone heard of the latter?
     
  2. Hawk

    Hawk Henri Serton
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Eindhoven; Rockcity!
    Spider was a Status Quo [the band] clone. They were quite populair in England in the early 80s
     
  3. zinescene

    zinescene Member

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    1,166
    Likes Received:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Michigan
    Demon were a great band that didn't get any notariety in the USA other than cult status.

    Saxon was another that just couldn't seem to break it in the USA though they were revered in Europe and for good reason.

    John
    Underground Zine Scene
    http://www.geocities.com/zinescene.geo
     
    Wyvern likes this.
  4. Ayeka

    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,260
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Yeah, now you mention it, that's what I guess I'd compare 'em to! Why D'Ya Lie To Me is pure Quo! The B-side is good though cos it's actually got some balls - whoever plays the solos is pretty good!
     
  5. Hawk

    Hawk Henri Serton
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Eindhoven; Rockcity!
    Yea! They were a pretty good band. A shame that they disapeared into obscurity. But that is the story of a lot of NWOBHM bands. You should hear "Stormchild" from Tresspass. That's a great song.

    Anyway, Spider were pretty populiar in those day. I believe the single you have did well on the single chart too. Top 25 material if I am not mistaken.

    NEVER sell it and keep enjoying it. :)

    O, and you can find some info about them here:

    http://www.nwobhm.com/spider.htm
     
  6. Electric Savage

    Electric Savage Bukkake Bastard

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    San Francisco
    Just found this board ...fuckin great topic!

    1. LEGEND (from the Channel Islands) - The most unique and argueably one of the most talented NWOBHM band of all time.

    2. WITCHFNINDER GENERAL - Pure heaviness a la Sabbath style. Death Penalty is NWOBHM classic!

    3. SWEET SAVAGE - What if Vivian Campbell never left?? That demo and the few singles that were released completely blow away the "Killing Time" and "Rune"CD's.

    4. ANGEL WITCH - Kevin Heybourne never received the respect or notoriety he so truly deserves for taking part of one the greatest metal albums of all time.

    5. SILVER MOUNTAIN - Some may not consider them a traditional NWOBHM band, but I do.
     
    OzzyIsDio likes this.
  7. Hawk

    Hawk Henri Serton
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Eindhoven; Rockcity!

    O yea! let's run by the bands your naming [this is great!]

    Legend, Indeed a killer band did you know that just now they released their long awaited "Anthology" album? I got it last week. It has all their material on it.

    The debut album "Legend"
    Their second album "Death in the nursery"
    The "Frontline EP"
    And a rare demo from '83

    Here's more info about it:

    http://www.cicd.com/legend/


    Witchfindergeneral. I liked them in their beginnings. They had a great Sabbath sound. I have their "Burn the sinner" single on heavy metal records.
    Later the bands started to sound more generic.

    Sweet Savage. Indeed too bad they did not recieve the status they deserved. I have a cd that is called "Take no prisoners" does it have the material you mean?

    Angelwitch, nough said. Great band

    Silver Mountian. I can see why you want to include them in the NWOBHM. Even though they were from Sweden!! :lol: I still have some material from them. Did they not have a track called "Heavy metal heaven"?
     
  8. Thanatos

    Thanatos payaso

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2001
    Messages:
    10,713
    Likes Received:
    190
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Hades
    Diamondhead
     
  9. ms. anthrope

    ms. anthrope back off, mofo...

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2002
    Messages:
    4,882
    Likes Received:
    20
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    s.f. bay area
    angel witch!!!
     
  10. Ayeka

    Ayeka Hell Bent For Leather!

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2002
    Messages:
    5,260
    Likes Received:
    28
    Trophy Points:
    48
    I will obey :D and cheers for the URL!
     
  11. Electric Savage

    Electric Savage Bukkake Bastard

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    San Francisco
    I'm just talking about the collection of demos and singles I've accumulated over the years. I haven't heard of that one. What are the tracks? Shoot me an e-mail at electric2112@aol.com.

    I've always loved this band. A freind of mine picked up a collection of demos that were bootlegged. These recordings are KILLER!

    As for LEGEND, I recently picked up the release on Monster Records. As a matter of fact, I just got the t-shirt from the site. Disappointing quality though, it looked like it was printed on a bubble jet printer and ironed on.
     
  12. Snowmaker

    Snowmaker GO BLUE!!

    Joined:
    May 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,212
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    New Baltimore, Michigan
    I used to have that NWOBHM 2-disk set, but can't remember much off it, especially those I really liked. Diamond Head is the only one I actually have CDs of unless you count Iron Maiden and Def Leppard. They were in there.

    There was Venom, Saxon ("Motorcycle Maaaaaaann!"), Budgie, Girlschool, etc.:devil:
     
  13. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    13,960
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Curridabat, Costa Rica
    Hah, decided to resurrect a really old thread.

    Tokyo Blade (original line-up)
    Salem
    Saracen
    Battleaxe
    Wildfire
    Pagan Altar
    Quartz
     
  14. Bloopy

    Bloopy Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2008
    Messages:
    2,516
    Likes Received:
    1,171
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Girlschool in particular for me. But also:

    Diamond Head (as many have said)
    Demon
    Pagan Altar
    Grim Reaper
    Satan

    Plus many more including ones where only one album or even one song really caught my attention.
     
    Wyvern likes this.
  15. Mr. Macabre

    Mr. Macabre New Metal Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2020
    Messages:
    24
    Likes Received:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    3
  16. Wyvern

    Wyvern Master of Disaster
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2002
    Messages:
    13,960
    Likes Received:
    101
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Curridabat, Costa Rica
    Took me 19 years to answer :)

    After I saw them live at KIT in 2013 I sparked some interest, and then yes I bought that anthology sometime after.

    'Why don't you kill me?' is probable my favorite song from them.
     
    Hawk likes this.
  17. Hawk

    Hawk Henri Serton
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2001
    Messages:
    6,628
    Likes Received:
    32
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Eindhoven; Rockcity!

    Well, better late than never. :lol:

    'Why don't you kill me?' is indeed a great song.
     
    Wyvern likes this.
  18. Goodman

    Goodman Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2021
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    8
    100 % Proof
    Avenger
    Baby Tuckoo
    Battleaxe
    Black Rose
    Blitzkrieg
    Bronz
    Chariot
    Chateaux
    Chrome Molly
    Cloven Hoof
    Damacles
    Demon
    Elixir
    Fist
    The Handsome Beasts
    Heavy Pettin'
    Heretic
    Holocaust
    Jaguar
    Lionheart
    Mama's Boys
    Marseille
    Nightwing
    Persian Risk
    Phasslayne
    Quartz
    Rock Goddess
    Rogue Male
    Satan
    Savage
    Spider
    Stampede
    Starfighters
    Stratus
    Sweet Savage
    Tank
    Tobruk
    Tokyo Blade
    Trojan
    Vardis
     
    Wyvern likes this.
  19. OzzyIsDio

    OzzyIsDio Sabbath Forever, Forever Sabbath

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2021
    Messages:
    123
    Likes Received:
    26
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Witchfinder General
     
    Wyvern likes this.

Share This Page