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So its Halloween yet again….and for some reason it just doesn’t seem as scary and wonderful as it used to be. Maybe its age….maybe it’s the state of the world….perhaps it’s just desensitization or my state of mind. Though its still my favorite time of year, Halloween used to be "special," mainly due to the fact that I bought into this notion that Halloween is the “world holiday of metal.” Not unlike horror films, metal used to have a creep factor in the 80's that seems all too polished and mechanical in 2014. For me, it's the only time when severely under-produced records can have a massive shock value.
On the topic of special Halloween memories over the years, I distinctly remember 1986 – when Slayer had just released what is arguably the greatest thrash metal album of our time just 24 days prior to Halloween. I begged my parents for money to buy it just around a day or two before Halloween…and it literally scared the crap out of me as a 15 year old kid. Every Halloween in that time, back when more people used to celebrate it with open doors, family, friends and I used to walk 5-7 miles – filling multiple pillow cases with candy…only to return home and dump it on the floor before switching costumes to go out for another 2-3 miles before all the lights went out in the neighborhood precisely at 8:30pm. 1986 was particularly memorable because the topic of discussion was “Reign in Blood.” My friends and I gasped in terror conjured by the album mostly because it was so "rebellious" and clashed directly (and indirectly) with our Roman Catholic upbringing. These were days before we reached the age of reason. More...
Two New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans, Satan and Witchfynde, have announced that they will be teaming up together for a show at the Purple Turtle in Camden, North London on October 1st. The show is in support of two compilation albums released by Satan this year, "Into The Fire/Kiss Of Death" and "The Early Demos." More information about the show will be revealed once it becomes available.
Two more bands have been announced for this year's edition of Wales' Hard Rock Hell festival, both of which made their names in the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Movement. Cirencester based act Dealer will be performing at the event, as will fellow new confirmations Bronz. The festival boasts a host of other NWOBHM acts as well as others and will take place at Pontins in Prestatyn, North Wales from December 1st-4th.
The lineup is as follows:
Black Stone Cherry
Million Dollar Reload
Tygers Of Pan Tang
New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Witchfynde has announced a series of shows in the United Kingdom in honour of the 30th anniversary of the bands debut album, "Give 'em Hell." The band will also be performing at Hollands Roadburn Festival on April 16th, as per the request of curator Tom G. Fischer.
The British tour dates are as follows:
March 20th Bury Towler Hark II
March 27th Mansfield Town Hall
April 2nd Grimsby Yardbirds
The third edition of the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales has added some more bands to the current bill. The event will now feature performances from British thrash metal legends Onslaught as well as Evile, Toxic Holocaust and Susperia. The festival will be held between December 4th - 6th in Prestatyn in North Wales.
The lineup is now as follows:
NEW YORK DOLLS
The organizers of the British rock festival Hard Rock Hell has announced that Angel Witch, Demon and Witchfynde are the latest bands to be added to the festival lineup. The event will be held in Prestatyn in North Wales at the Pontins resort.
The lineup so far is now as follows:
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Diamond Head, Praying Mantis, Jaguar and Witchfynde will team up for a special New Wave Of British Heavy Metal anniversary show in London. It happens at the Astoria on November 4.