A Beginners Guide to The New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal.

Well, I’ve been away for some time. I was working hard on university shit, then i was ill, then i recovered in time for another bout of university work. Groan groan, grumble grumble. A bunch of my new writers have some stuff for me, so i will make sure to post that at some point between now and soon. Well here’s some new shit, from Ben Colton of Neverworld!
Some of you will be well aware of the NWOTHM. For those of you who aren’t, allow me to tell you all about it. Are you sitting comfortably?
The New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal is exactly what it says it is. A new wave of bands all influenced by late 70’s/80’s traditional heavy metal is currently taking off and capturing the imagination of a new generation. The theatrics, the solos, the power screams, the attitude and the anthems are back! Maybe just in time too. After all the old guard can’t go on forever. Leading NWOTHM influences such as Iron Maiden, King Diamond, Judas Priest, Saxon, Manowar etc probably won’t be around in 5 to 10 years time. At least now this void will be filled by the fresh talent coming through now. Like most musical movements the NWOTHM didn’t happen on purpose, but it did have to happen.
Yes there has always been bands out there producing very good traditional heavy metal but there hasn’t been a collective boom like this since the early 80’s. That’s what makes the NWOTHM so exciting. Think about the great wealth of talent the 80’s wave produced. Iron Maiden, Saxon, Def Leppard, Diamond Head, Raven, Angel Witch, The Tygers Of Pan Tang and Cloven Hoof to name but a few. All of these bands went on to influence many sub genres too like Thrash and Power Metal.
The NWOTHM is very much in its infancy and great new bands are popping up all the time, literally all over the world. CanadaSweden and the UK seem to be the hotbeds but it’s absolutely fantastic to see new bands making contributions from all four corners of the earth.
The future
What does the future hold for the NWOTHM? Well first and foremost lot’s of amazing music. 2013 and 2014 will see a lot of great releases that will help the scene to evolve. With some of the big bands like Holy Grail, Skull Fist, Cauldron, Enforcer and Striker all being on major labels i predict it’s just a matter of time until some of the lesser known gems are snapped up. Bands like Neuronspoiler, Elm Street, Air Raid, Steelwing, Monument, Midnight Priest and Neverworld (even if i do say so myself).
are all making serious waves now. Keep your eyes on these bands. Apart from the ones I’ve mentioned there are also a lot of young acts who have the talent to breakthrough as well. Only time will tell but the future for traditional heavy metal as a whole is brighter than the sun!
New to the New Wave Of Traditional Heavy Metal?
Here’s 10 tracks for you to check out on Youtube…











These are some of the stellar examples of NWOTHM, but here is a more comprehensive list for anyone who’s interest has been sparked. Ell has included links to each bands Facebook.

Comprehensive list of NWOTHM bands


Thank you for reading, and make sure to check out my page’s various links for more information, and a few extra interest pages.

The Great Northern Blogkill Facebook

TGNBK Twitter

TGNBK Myspace

The League of Extraordinary Atheists Facebook – for discussions on religion and science, etc.

CSAW Wrestling Discussions Group – me and a group of international friends chat shit about wrestling.

Pro Wrestling Memes Facebook – Associated with CSAW, but on a more public level.

Dingus and the Clod Radio Show

Captain Paddy’s League of Metal Radio Show – Where you can recommend bands to be played on the show.

IICJZII Metal Promotion – Another promotion services i lend a hand to.

History Enthusiasts Group – if you are at University/school and need help with history work, then we will be happy to help. Feel free to join if you are an enthusiast as well. We get some pretty good discussions going.

Basement Born – My death metal band.

Thank you.


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