Similarly to chapter 2, Cope thoroughly describes and analyzes key musical elements developed by bands associated with the NWOBHM
such as blast-beats, double-kicks, trem-picking, highly aggressive vocalization, and increased musical virtuosity, as well as discusses how these elements have influenced, and are still present in, the musical language of contemporary heavy metal.
Despite being over 35 years ago, NWOBHM
still has a rabidly loyal following and when BroFest was started four years ago by three Geordie fans to bring the bands they loved to the North East no-one could have predicted that fans would fly in from South America, Greece and the Mediterranean to see bands who hadn't performed live in over three decades.
Brofest features several bands representing the wealth of NWOBHM
heritage in the North East - Tyson Dog, Avenger and Sparton Warrior.
Scarcely has any biography on Chevy ever ignored their ubiquitous pigeonholing under the NWOBHM
(New Wave of British Heavy Metal) banner, not that the labelling ever did any great harm.
Jameson Raid rubbed shoulders with NWOBHM
greats like Def Leppard in the late 70s but while the Sheffield outfit progressed to conquer America, the Brummie Raid faded into oblivion.
Often dubbed the "New Wave of British Heavy Metal" (NWOBHM
), groups like Def Leppard, Iron Maiden, Saxon, and Venom revitalized the aging metal brand and brought it back into the commercial spotlight.
Once again hordes of denim and leather-clad fans from all over the world will return to celebrate this event in the North East -- dubbed the spiritual home of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM
." Or "'80s metal." But this isn't the 1980s.
Many modern bands say they were influenced by the 'NWOBHM
' - and Birmingham had many great groups that sprang up during this era.
Now revered as the true kings of a genre still lovingly described as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM
), Maiden continue to write and produce cutting-edge rock with attitude and their global fan base swells by the week.
He went on to form Chevy with Paul Shanahan, who had been in the band Jalopy Ride alongside Rhythm Studios mainman John Rivers, forever living under the banner of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (or NWOBHM
"Slade, in a career lull at the time, went on to Stage Two to face a sea of hostility and indifference from a NWOBHM
(New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) crowd - but promptly won them over, taking no prisoners with their brand of bovver boy rock.