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Marseille

Formed: 1976
From: Liverpool, United Kingdom
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Marseille News

Below is our complete Marseille news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Marseille And Company Shake Swindon To The Ground

The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal created dozens of fantastic bands, many of whom got lost in the shuffle, leading to them being overlooked and eventually causing their demise. A good example of this would be Marseille, who broke grounds for young British bands during their first run, but were overshadowed by bigger British bands such as Iron Maiden and Def Leppard. However, the band is back now, with a sense of celebrity about them somewhat, owing to guitarist Neil Buchanan’s time as the presenter of the smash hit television show Art Attack, and I had the pleasure to witness them at Riffs Bar in Swindon.

Kicking off the night was local act, Vivaxi. The band possess a quality about them which tends to focus more on their musicianship than on an entertaining performance, with each member looking thoroughly concentrated on their respective instrument, which each member plays with undeniable skill. The songs themselves are drawn out to a degree but contain a catchy quality to them, thus ensuring an enjoyable listening experience. While a good band, their focus on music over performance would make for a more boring tenure were it not for lead singer Chris Hawkins, who brings barrels of energy on stage as well as an impressive voice, mixing the screams of Rob Halford with the American party attitude of David Lee Roth. All in all, a solid performance and a good start to the evening.

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Marseille Announces U.K. Tour

Reunited New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Marseille has announced a string of headlining tourdates in the United Kingdom, which will kick off this September. Support on the trek will come from Exit State and Operation Error.

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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More Bands Confirmed For Hard Rock Hell IV

The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced some more additions to this years lineup. The biggest news is that British heavy metal staples Saxon will be returning to the event this year and that German power metal veterans Helloween will be joining them. Also added to the bill is New Wave Of British Heavy Metal band Blitzkrieg and Swedish glam metal band Fatal Smile. The event is scheduled to take place in Prestatyn, Wales at the Pontins resort from December 3rd-5th.

The lineup now features the following bands: More...

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Marseille Posts New Album EPK Online

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans Marsseille has posted an electronic press kit online for their forthcoming "comeback" album, "Unfinished Business." You can check it out below. The album is expected to be released sometime in the late summer and will be the bands first full length album since their 1884 album, "Touch The Night."

Marseille was formed in 1976 and supported such big name bands as Judas Priest, UFO and Nazareth. The bands guitarist, Neil Buchanan, is well known in the United Kingdom as the presenter of such popular children's shows as Art Attack and Finders Keepers amongst other kids shows. More...

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Hard Rock Hell Announces NWOBHM Stage

The organisers of Britain's Hard Rock Hell festival has announced that this year will feature a special NWOBHM stage which will feature performances from some of the most revered names from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The bands confirmed for this stage include Jaguar, Tokyo Blade, Pagan Altar, Cloven Hoof, Bitches Sin, Spartan Warrior and Marseille, who will be opening up stage 2 on the saturday, to showcase material from their forthcoming new album, "Unfinished Business."

The festival takes in Prestatyn, Wales from the 3rd-5th of December and is already nearly sold out. Other bands confirmed for the festival include:

UFO
Skid Row
Uriah Heep
Michael Schenker Group
Blaze Bayley
Paul Di'anno
Diamond Head
Tank
Enuff Z'Nuff
Pretty Boy Floyd
L.A. Guns

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Marseille To Release New Album

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal group Marseille has announced that they are currently working on a brand new album entitled, "Unfinished Business" which is scheduled for release in the first quarter of next year. This will be the bands first album since 1984's, "Touch The Night." Marseille was formed in 1976 and supported such big name bands as Judas Priest, UFO and Nazareth. The bands guitarist, Neil Buchanan, is well known in the United Kingdom as the presenter of such popular children's shows as Art Attack and Finders Keepers amongst other kids shows.

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