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Sound Of The Beast – NWOBHM

The following list originally appeared in Cristie, Ian (2004:41). Sound Of The Beast. HarperCollins. It is simply sub-titled, “Discography”.

  • AC/DC – Highway To Hell (1979)
  • Angel Witch – Angel Witch (1981)
  • Def Leppard – On Through The Night (1980)
  • Diamond Head – Lightning To The Nation (1980)
  • Girlschool – Hit And Run (1981)
  • Iron Maiden – Iron Maiden (1980)
  • Iron Maiden – Killers (1981)
  • Judas Priest – British Steel (1980)
  • Motorhead – Ace Of Spades (1980)
  • Motorhead – Overkill (1980)
  • Raven – Wiped Out (1982)
  • Saxon – Wheels Of Steel (1980)
  • Tank – Filth Hounds Of Hades (1982)
  • Various Artists – Metal For Muthas (1980)

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  1. betweenthemusic said, on June 18, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    Hmmm…struggling to see how Accadacca can be considered NWOBHM.. but hey ho 🙂

    • newmusicexcess said, on June 18, 2011 at 7:20 pm

      As, you may see the lists in that book are all over the place. I can think of quite a few bands around in that time frame, who, while excellent, were not really HM, were not New, but, still seemed to be clumped under the banner because they were popular with the HM fans.


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