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Hard Rock Hell Announces New Wave Of British Heavy Metal Stage

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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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BLACKENED88's avatar

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1. BLACKENED88 writes:

Uriah Heep pretty much just ruined this show....cool idea though

# Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

Cure for that is don't watch Uriah Heep. Apparantly though they're actually quite metal live in some respects. They tune their guitars into a heavier tone and make more of an effort than their records suggest. So many bands here that I'd love to see personally. Paul Di'anno, Tank, Diamond Head, Pagan Altar, Marseille (the guitarist was a kids tv show presenter), Cloven Hoof and of course UFO. I saw UFO at Graspop last year but I only caught the last song and the end of the song before that.

# Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Cynic writes:

Badass, could you imagine how cool that will be? Almost like stepping into a time machine. Diamond Head rule.

# Apr 22, 2010 @ 7:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Diamond Oz writes:

Indeed they do. Not a big of the newer material I must say but it's not bad. I'm really hoping for a couple more NWOBHM bands to be confirmed because I'm greedy like that. Witchfinder General and Blitzkrieg would be awesome additions.

# Apr 22, 2010 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. BLACKENED88 writes:

yes Blitzkrieg would be awesome

# Apr 24, 2010 @ 11:25 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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