New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWoBHM)

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    New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWoBHM)

    How important was this scene, genre? Once you get past the commercially successful ones - Def Leppard & Iron Maiden, the others didn't have much success on these shores. FTR - Motorhead and Judas Priest actually pre-date NWoBHM.

    Saxon, Mama's Boys, Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head, Venom, etc. had a song or two, but that was it. But their influences in what was to become Thrash are immense.

    Any thoughts?

     
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    Re: New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWoBHM)

    I think it was a very refreshing and positive force in the Eighties.  
     
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    Re: New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWoBHM)

    People do not realize that this scene actually started during the Punk days. They combined the speed of punk with more Power Chords, better vocals and a bit more pomp.

    Iron Maiden formed in 75 although Bruce didn't join for a few years. Def Leppard actually started in 1977; Saxon, 1976, etc.
     
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    Re: New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWoBHM)

    Thanks to the "Moral Majority" and the people who thought bands like Judas Priest were imbedding hidden messages to kill yourself in the lyrics , the wave of Heavy Metal that should have been huge in America , ended being "shot down in flames" ( to quote AC/DC , one of the major Heavy Rock acts to succeed in America in the 80's).

    To think that artists would instruct their very audience that pays their salary, to destroy themselves, is insane.

    This became the "wave that wasn't" in America. Instead Heavy Metal continues to prosper in Europe and has been huge in Japan.

    Our radio stations and promotion companies instead boosted the lame styles of music such as Pop and Disco, etc. , I can tell you that Heavy Metal has caught on with a number of kids in their 20's...and this is a great thing!
     

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