Category NWOBHM

New Wave of British Heavy Metal

NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HEAVY METAL (1979-1983)

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (commonly abbreviated in NWOBHM) was a nationwide musical movement that started in the late 1970s in the United Kingdom and achieved international attention by the early 1980s. The term was first used by journalist Geoff Barton in the May 1979 issue of the British music newspaper Sounds, as a way of describing the emergence of new heavy metal bands in the late 1970s, during the period of Punk rock’s decline and the dominance of new wave music.

New Wave of British Heavy MetalThe New Wave of British Heavy Metal began as an underground phenomenon parallel to Punk and largely ignored by the media, which, only through ...

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