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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal Encyclopedia

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At last...The first comprehensive, English-language guide to the revered New Wave of Heavy Metal phenomenon, revealing the true extent and significance of a musical force which shook a small nation two decades ago, paving the way for a global heavy metal revolution in later years. Discover how, where, and why it all started, and why so few of those aspiring hopefuls became ...more
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Published November 16th 2001 by IP Verlag
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Rob Thompson
Feb 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The New Wave of Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), depending on your point of view:
“.. was a nationwide ground-breaking phenomenon from which sprang such heavy metal legends as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon and Diamond Head.”

— Kerrang! NWOBHM supplement (1989)

Or it was:
“... crude, poorly produced and played by musicians with rudimentary talents.”


— Joel McIver, Justice for All: The Truth about Metallica (2004)

Well, I agree with both of these statements: it was, in my opinion, a magical coming of age for
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