New Wave of British Heavy Metal
The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (often abbreviated as NWoBHM ) is a term from the late 1970s and early 1980s that was invented by the London heavy metal DJ Neal Kay , giving a musical branch its name. It subsumes the young British bands who followed the tradition of early heavy metal bands like Black Sabbath or Deep Purple , without wanting to forego the energy of punk .
The classic representatives of the NWoBHM are u. a. Angel Witch , Praying Mantis , Samson , Tygers of Pan Tang , Holocaust or Diamond Head , but still successful bands like Iron Maiden , Def Leppard or Saxon . Black Sabbath, Judas Priest and Motörhead are not included in the NWoBHM in the narrower sense, as they had been active since the early or mid 1970s, but these bands were also significantly involved in the upswing of the British metal scene with important albums in 1980 . benefited from it themselves. Motörhead's singer Lemmy Kilmister distanced his music from metal and called it rock 'n' roll . He saw bands like Judas Priest and Black Sabbath as the real metal, faster bands like the New Wave of British Heavy Metal or Metallica sounded more like punk than metal to him.
- Angel Witch - Angel Witch
- Diamond Head - The White Album / Lightning to the Nations
- Fist - Turn the Hell On
- Gillan - Glory Road
- Girlschool - Demolition
- Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
- Samson - Head On
- Saxon - Wheels of Steel
- Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law
- Tygers of Pan Tang - Wild Cat
- Gillan - Future Shock
- Iron Maiden - Killers
- Praying Mantis - Time Tells No Lies
- Raven - Rock Until You Drop
- Tygers of Pan Tang - Spellbound
- Demon - The Unexpected Guest
- Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
- Tank - Filth Hounds of Hades
- Venom - Black Metal
- Satan - Court in the Act
The following albums do not come from NWoBHM bands, but were shaped by this subgenre and influenced its further development:
- Judas Priest - British Steel
- Motörhead - Ace of Spades
- Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
- Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
- Walser, Robert (1993): Running with the Devil. Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music. Middletown, Conn .: Wesleyan Univ. Press. ISBN 0-8195-6260-2 , p. 21.
- Ronnie: Motorhead. Interview with Lemmy 6-20-2000. Ear Candy Mag, June 20, 2000, accessed September 16, 2010 .
- Jeb Wright: Better Motorhead Than Dead: An Interview with Lemmy Kilmister. Classic Rock Revisited, archived from the original on February 2, 2008 ; accessed on September 16, 2010 (English).