Best NWOBHM Bands

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21UFOUFO are an English rock band that was formed in 1969. They became a transitional group between early hard rock and heavy metal and the new wave of British heavy metal.

They have a whole catalogue of awesome songs

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23Demon

Demons first two al;bums are classic NWOBHM fayre, and are two of the best records of that era. Then we get to their classic material The Plague, Breakout, British Standard Approved etc, mixing the classic NWOBHM sound with what would laterly be called prog metal. Demon have to be one of the most influential bands of the whole era (and remember people NWOBHM was a movement NOT a genre - and yes Priest and Motorhead are great bands, but they are NOT NWOBHM.. Both were well established before the term was coined (by Sounds writer Malcome Dome) in March 1979) - jonwisbey

Legendary NWOBHM act, the first two albums with are classics of the genre.

Certainly the best band I have heard..the music sounds great even now..

24Holocaust
25Quartz
26White Spirit

The best debut album by all the NWOBHM bands, followed by Angel Witch and Iron Maiden.

27SamsonSamson were a British hard rock band formed in 1977 by guitarist and vocalist Paul Samson. They are best known for their first three albums with future Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson, then known as "Bruce Bruce", and drummer Thunderstick, who wore a leather mask and performed on stage in a metal ...read more.

If it wasn't for this band we wouldn't have the Iron Maiden that we have today, cause this was Dickinson's first band, and the band that really helped Iron Maiden get where they got

28Dark Star

Lady of mars, say no more!

29Hell
30DioDio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member, drummer Vinny Appice.

I love Dio, but he wasn't even British. This is the New Wave of BRITISH Heavy Metal.

31The Handsome Beasts
32Cloven Hoof
33Trespass

You can't miss Their "One of these Days". The Riff is so catchy, I can listen to it non stop.

Trespass is just about as popular as the following statement gleep glarp gloop shabalabadingdong

34Y&T

Great band BUT they are American

35Heavy Pettin'
36Savage
37Elixir
38Battleaxe
39Black SabbathBlack Sabbath are a Heavy Metal band formed in Birmingham, England in 1968 by guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi, Singer Ozzy Osbourne, Bassist and Main Lyricist Geezer Butler and Drummer Bill Ward . The band got into mainstream after improving after their debut album got negative feedback . In 1978, ...read more.V2 Comments
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