NWOBHM

Iron Maiden to release new double live album “Legacy of the Beast” on November 20th 2020

Parlophone Records (BMG in the USA) are pleased to announce the release of Iron Maiden’s new double live album on November 20th, 2020, worldwide.

Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden music and available in multiple formats, “Nights of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City” was recorded during the band’s three sold out arena shows there in September 2019 and is a celebration of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour, which began in 2018 and will finish next Summer in Europe.

Diamond Head to release 40th Anniversary re-recording of “Lightning to the Nations” on November 20th 2020

Vital, venerated, and vintage, when Diamond Head first released “Lightning to the Nations” forty years ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry - and establish - with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, “Lightning to the Nations” would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM).

Rising Steel to release new studio album “Fight Them All” on September 4th 2020

Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Rising Steel’s upcoming label debut, “Fight Them All” on September 4th, 2020.

Today, the band has released the first single and video from the album, “Mystic Voices”. Watch the video below. If you are a fan of bands like Nevermore, Warrel Dane, Annihilator, and the like, then this is for you!

Airforce to release new studio album “Strike Hard” on September 4th 2020

UK old-school rockers Airforce have joined forces with Pitch Black Records for the release of the band’s new album, their second full-length since reforming in 2016.

The new Airforce studio album “Strike Hard” is set for release on September 4th, 2020, on CD and Digital.

Airforce stem originally from the NWOBHM era back in the 80’s with the band’s style best described as Old School Metal at its best, full of hooks, riffs and soaring melodies!

Iron Maiden announces rescheduled European tour dates for Summer 2021

Iron Maiden have announced new rescheduled tour dates for Summer 2021.

Read the band’s official statement below:

“I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may be, and my continued thanks to you all for bearing with us so patiently.

Due to the continuing health issues Worldwide around Covid-19 we regretfully inform you that Iron Maiden will now not be playing any concerts until June 2021.

Cloven Hoof - Age of Steel

While Cloven Hoof were one of the better bands to come out of the whole NWOBHM movement and their earlier albums seem to hold a special place in the hearts of fans of the genre. They’re one of the criminally underrated acts that could and should have been bigger, but mismanagement and disbanding on key points, as well as changing members multiple times, hasn’t helped one bit.
 

Ambush - Infidel

Sweden’s Ambush is an interesting band, probably, better than most of their newer wave trad metallist pals that worships in the altar of Priest and Maiden. But these kids also seem to be mixing more melodic stuff, ie Dokken, Riot (the hard rock side) and Scorpions to the mix.
 
On their third album they seem to be running in parallel to their countrymen in Enforcer, trying to clean their act up, showing of as much versatility as the genre and it’s rather dumb crowd may afford them.
 

Ironflame - Blood Red Victory

Ironflame have been a going concern for the past few years, the brainchild of well-traveled multi-talented instrumentalist and vocalist Andrew D’Cagna (newly minted in Icarus Witch but also member of a myriad of other bands), who seems to be a real one man band, with an ensemble of musicians helping out with live performances and a quick succession of some three albums since their conception in 2016 including the current one “Blood Red Victory”.