METAL BATTLE: Rare Metal / N.W.O.B.H.M compilation LP 1983. James Hetfield Metallica cover. N.W.O.B.H.M legends Tank, Witchfynde, Raven, Venom, Jaguar, Hellanbach, Satan. Anvil, Mercyful Fate


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A really thoroughly researched compilation documenting the NWOBHM phenomenon’s rarer out reaches. 11 tracks licensed from rare and hard to find New Wave Of British Heavy Metal songs. This LP will appeal to all metal fans, and aficionados. This is for everyone into rock music history and anyone interested in British music – and culture history. Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Judas Priest and Saxon all got signed by majors and sold records galore, meanwhile bands in every village across England formed. Inspired by the energy and DIY attitude of the punk scene these acts recorded and released their records all on their own. The music heard on this LP has been treasured only by NWOBHM connoisseurs.

METAL BATTLE: Rare Metal / N.W.O.B.H.M compilation, featuring James Hetfield from Metallica on cover + legendary N.W.O.B.H.M bands like Battle Axe, Raven, Tank, Venom, Jaguar, Witchfunde, Hellancbach, Satan + Anvil, Mercuful Fate, Santers

Various – Metal Battle
Label: Roadrunner Records
Catalog#: RR 9893
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Gatefold
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1983
Genre: Heavy Metal
A1 Raven – Mind Over Metal  HOLY FUCK this is one of the best songs ever. \m/ \m/ Fist Clenching…Neck Breaking…/Head Busting Sound….HIGH POWERED METAL!!!
A2 Anvil – Motormount  Renowned these days for the mainstream success of the movie Anvil! The Story Of Anvil, the Toronto band were embraced during the NWoBHM era, and went on to become one of the major influences on the burgeoning thrash movement. Albums like Hard N Heavy, Metal On Metal and Forged In Fire were very much a blueprint for what Metallica et al went on to achieve
A3 Battle Axe – Ready To Deliver   Untypical NWOBHM vocals.. deep, but clean. It makes the song even more awesome than it would’ve been with more standard NWOBHM-vocals
A4 Mercyful Fate – Black Funeral
A5 Tank – Laughing In The Face Of Death   Godly song, chorus is awesome
B1 Venom – Leave Me In Hell
B2 Jaguar – Run For Your Life
B3 Witchfynde – I’d Rather Go Wild
B4 Hellanbach – Dancin’
B5 Satan – Hunt You Down
B6 Santers – Racing Time

Battleaxe – Ready To Deliver: Untypical NWOBHM vocals.. deep, but clean. It makes the song even more awesome than it would have? been with more standard NWOBHM-vocals..


Amplifiers humming and you don’t have no choice Standing to attention waiting for his master’s voice Forward is the cry that they’re screaming from the rear Don’t try to stop ’em now just get the hell right out here Mind over metal Mind over metal Darkness falls a mighty roar begins to fill the air Crazy are the faces of the ones who really care 50,000 watts of power picking at each brain Stretching every tendon they don’t know it But they’re suffering from Mind over metal Mind over metal Fist clenching Neck breaking Head bursting sound High Power Metal The eyes are filled with madness as the axe begins to burn The drums are being pushed up to the point of no return The mighty backline crashes to the ground Mind over metal Mind over metal Mind over metal Mind over metal Fist clenching Neck breaking Head bursting sound High Power Metal.

Like a supernova, beyond imagination, The ultimate death machine from total depredation, Extermination of the world is at hand, We have the power, awaiting our command. And we’re ready to deliver….. Ready to deliver in a sea of raging fire, Brought on the wings of death and Satan’s desire, Screaming souls of innocents will saturate through space, Armageddon is ready to take place, And we’re ready to deliver….