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Monthly Archives: December 2010

SOLDIER- Sheralee, c/w Force 7″ (Heavy Metal Records, UK, 1982)


“Sheralee” by Northampton’s SOLDIER has got to be one of greatest earworms of the NWOBHM. The chorus, the great voice of singer Gaz – and then the unexpected break in the middle of the song, weirdly turning the simple rocker into one serious Maiden-esque scorcher. The flipside, “Force” is noticeable too, a midtempo song with […]

THE MOB- Step forward 7″EP (Mob Style Records, USA, 1983)


Back from my short trip to NY. Couldn’t find the pictures I had in my mind from my first visit in 1986 anymore, so much the city has changed (or is it Europe that has?). Still, the city’s vitality and power is overwhelming, although the echoes of 9-11 are never far away. Here’s a short […]

KOTSEN- Attack of the savage Horde Demotape (Reykjaviken Riot Rekorden, Switzerland, 1985)


Sorry for not posting anything sooner, but things have been very hectic here at GBM’s world headquarters with numerous projects, orgies and debauchery, but here we go again with a very special treat. I would like to dedicate this post to our friend Behjan Mirhadi, who died December 8 2010. May he be remembered. What […]