Praying Mantis, Stampede, Gaskin and Weapon all on the same bill, truly a gig made in heaven.
Plus there will be a meet and greet with all the bands, as well as a load of authentic NWOBHM merchandise on sale.
Doors open at 4pm and tickets are priced at £15 adv / £17.50 on the door - available on the web site and from the venue box office
Visit http://www.nwobhmgigs.co.uk for details
Gigblasters and Rock Rotation Radio are proud to bring a night of New Wave of British Heavy Metal back to the country where it all started. Featuring a host of "originals", it is going to be a night of entertainment that hasn't been seen on these shores for a long time. Heavy Metal music at its best , back where it started.
New Wave of British Heavy Metal launched a plethora of bands, bands today still influenced by the movement. Is it any wonder so many of the original bands are still going?
All you need to read is the following from the Metallica Biography “Damage Incorporated”
“METALLICA opened its early live sets (and “Kill em all” album) with “Hit the lights” a song that begins with a noisy 2 – chord flourish meant to evoke the opening of a concert. However, in a further illustration of NWOBHM’s important role in Metallica’s musical direction, the opening chords – drum fills and all seem to have been lifted directly from WEAPON’s “Set the Stage alight” The 1980 release from the influential fledgling NWOBHM band”
And Metal bands don't get much bigger than Metallica!
All four of the NWOBHM bands on this bill were and are some of the prime movers and the support Agincourt has a very NWOBHM sound, testimony to their influences and the draw of NWOBHM
NWOBHM COMING HOME
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