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RetroBlog: Top 5 Motörhead Singles/EPs

Posted in Heavy Metal, Rock and Roll, Speed Metal by newmusicexcess on April 15, 2010

Motörhead - The Golden Years EP

I was flicking through my recently arrived copy of Decibel magazine and noticed that Ace Of Spades is this months Hall Of Fame album. That article got me thinking about how regularly Motörhead made the UK singles charts, getting their highest placings during the late 70s and early 80s –örhead_discography#Singles.

So I put together a list of my top 5 favourite singles/EPs by the band.

  1. The Golden Years EP
  2. Ace Of Spades
  3. Overkill
  4. Bomber
  5. Killed By Death



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Similar Artists To: 3 Inches Of Blood

Posted in Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Similar Artists To:, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal by newmusicexcess on April 3, 2010

3 Inches Of Blood - Advance And Vanquish

After posting yesterday about the forthcoming 3IOB tour, I felt like putting together a playlist of popular albums by similar artists to 3IOB. So, once again, I fed the band through my ‘listening suggestion’ procedure. Here is what I ended up with, a sort of Power/Thrash/Speed album list:

  • 3 Inches Of Blood – Advance & Vanquish
  • Iced Earth – The Dark Saga
  • Primal Fear – Jaws Of Death
  • Grave Digger – Heavy Metal Breakdown
  • Mystic Prophecy – Vengeance
  • Beyond Fear – Beyond Fear
  • Rebellion – Miklagard
  • Cellador – Enter Deception
  • Running Wild – Port Royal
  • Wolf – Wolf

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Grab Your Plastic Sword – 3 Inches Of Blood On Tour – Awesome!!!

Posted in Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Speed Metal, Thrash Metal, Tour by newmusicexcess on April 2, 2010

Here Waits Thy Doom

Excellent news! I was informed this morning, over breakfast, that Vancouver’s finest, the mighty 3 Inches Of Blood will play Halifax Paragon Theatre, NS, on the 8th May.  Here are the other Canadian dates:

  • 3 Apr 2010 Coasters Bar & Grill. Whitehorse, Yukon
  • 29 Apr 2010 The Republik Calgary, Alberta
  • 30 Apr 2010 The Distrikt Regina, Saskatchewan
  • 1 May 2010 The Royal Albert Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • 4 May 2010 Ritual Ottawa, Ontario
  • 5 May 2010 Chez Dagobert Quebec City, Quebec
  • 6 May 2010 Nicky Zee’s Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 7 May 2010 The Manhattan Club Moncton, New Brunswick
  • 8 May 2010 Paragon Theatre Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 11 May 2010 Time To Laugh Club Kingston, Ontario
  • 12 May 2010 Call The Office London, Ontario
  • 13 May 2010 The Mod Club Toronto, Ontario
  • 14 May 2010 Serbian Centre and Club Sudbury, Ontario
  • 16 May 2010 Black Pirates Pub Thunder Bay, Ontario
  • 18 May 2010 Louis’ Pub Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  • 19 May 2010 The Starlite Room Edmonton, Alberta
  • 20 May 2010 Cactus Jacks Kamloops, British Columbia
  • 22 May 2010 The Rickshaw Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia


Suffice to say, I have just brought my tickets…

Definitely music to play in the car while hunting for Magic: The Gathering stuff –

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Similar Artists To: High On Fire

Posted in Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Sludge, Stoner Rock by newmusicexcess on March 8, 2010

Surrounded By Theives

Continuing on from the procedure I laid out in yesterday’s post for discovering unfamiliar music off of familiar ones, here is the same process applied to High On Fire:

  • High On Fire – Surrounded By Thieves
  • Sleep – Dopesmoker
  • Kalas – Kalas
  • Saviours  – Into Abaddon
  • Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
  • Shrinebuilder – Shrinebuilder
  • Baroness – Blue Record
  • Weedeater – God Luck and Good Speed
  • Om – Earth Awakening
  • Kylesa – Time Will Fuse Its Worth

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RetroBlog: Heavy Metal Britannia

Posted in BBC, Heavy Metal, NWOBHM by newmusicexcess on February 15, 2010


The BBC are set to screen a documentary, on Friday 5th March 2010, about the emergence of the Heavy Metal genre in Britain. Here is some information from the BBC website.

Heavy Metal Britannia
Friday 5 March
9.00-10.30pm BBC FOUR

Voiced by Nigel Planer, Heavy Metal Britannia traces the emergence of the genre in Britain in the late Sixties and Seventies. Metal began life in the mid-Sixties underground rock scene – a fledging style spearheaded by the likes of Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

This early metal was dominated by paranoia and darkness, albeit often tongue-in-cheek. The players were male, mostly working-class – a uniquely Seventies British style – spawning their own long-haired, head-banging audience with their own dress codes and world view.

While this generation still defines classic British metal, it was nearly overtaken by British punk in the late Seventies. Then back came a new generation such as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Saxon, dubbed "The New Wave of British Metal" by the press.

As the Eighties dawned, the best of these two metal generations were ready for the long haul – to make their genre the key force in music it remains today.

Tonight’s documentary features contributions from Ian Gillan, Tony Iommi, Rob Halford, Glenn Tipton, Jon Lord, Bruce Dickinson, Edgar Broughton and Lemmy, among others.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Narrator of the above documentary,  Nigel Planer, he initially rose to fame in the UK as part of the ‘alternative’ comedy / Comic Strip scene in the early 80’s. Most people in the UK, over 40, are probably most familiar with his character Neil (‘the Hippy’) from the anarchic comedy sitcom ‘The Young Ones’ on the BBC and also the brilliant ‘Bad News Tour’ episode which was part of the Comic Strip Presents series on Channel 4. Although, his talents spread into the other areas of acting as well as writing novels and plays. Here is a clip of him in Bad News, where he plays guitarist, Den Dennis, who here issues the oft quoted line “two quid for one bloody sausage!”

Bad News on Amazon

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