METALLERGY LP 1980 compilation N.W.O.B.H.M legends QUARTZ, Bernie TORMIE, Magnum, WIDOWMAKER. Free for 12″ vinyl LP orders of £38+


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METALLERGY: Rare compilation featuring N.W.O.B.H.M legends QUARTZ, Bernie TORMIE, WIDOWMAKER, and the Hard Rockers Magnum in some of their best moments. Contains the classic song “Mainline Riders” which contains the exact bass line that Black Sabbath have used later on, on one their song “Heaven and Hell”. Geezer Butler has openly admitted that he has copied the bass riff. Quartz was the support band on one of the Black Sabbath tours. Jet Rec. 1980

The HM new wave must have really arrived – it being exploited already! Bernie Torme, who is the only one represented by 1980 material, rings Sounds office claiming that he hadn’t given permission for his two tracks to be used. If that is the case it not surprising. His pieces have a distinctly contemporary sound and, despite his current Gillan allegiance, he might even resent being categorised as HM.

The member of the quartet I’ve not mentioned so far is Magnum with two 1978 tracks. Probably they are done more harm than anyone else considering they are still with Jet, on tour, and have a current album craving attention.
(Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, 29/03/80)

Side 1:
On The Road (Widowmaker), Street Fighting Lady (Quartz), Kingdom Of Madness (Magnum), Secret Service (Bernie Torme), Too Late To Cry (Widowmaker).

Side 2: Electricity (Bernie Torme), Devils Brew (Quartz), The Bringer (Magnum), When I Met You (Widowmaker), Mainline Riders (Quartz).

Label: Jet Records ‎– JET MP 228, Jet Records ‎– JETMP 228
Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country: UK
Released: 1980
Genre: Rock
Style: Hard Rock, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal
A1 –Widowmaker On The Road
Producer – Widowmaker
Written-By – Grosvenor*, Nichols*, Ellis*
A2 –Quartz (10) Street Fighting Day
Producer – Tony Iommi
Written-By – Quartz (10)
A3 –Magnum (3) Kingdom Of Madness
Producer – Jake Commander
Written-By – Clarkin*
A4 –Bernie Torme* Secret Service
Producer – Bernie Tormé
Written-By – Tormé*
A5 –Widowmaker Too Late To Cry
Producer – Chris Kimsey, Widowmaker
Written-By – Daisley*
B1 –Bernie Torme* Electricity
Producer – Bernie Tormé
Written-By – Tormé*
B2 –Quartz (10) Devils Brew
Producer – Tony Iommi
Written-By – Quartz (10)
B3 –Magnum (3) The Bringer
Producer – Jake Commander
Written-By – Clarkin*
B4 –Widowmaker When I Met You
Producer – Widowmaker
Written-By – Grosvenor*
B5 –Quartz (10) Mainline Riders
Producer – Tony Iommi
Written-By – Quartz (10)
Companies, etc.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Jet Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Jet Ltd.
Distributed By – CBS Records
Design, Art Direction – David Costa, Peter Hill (4)
Photography By [Cover] – Gered Mankowitz
℗1980 Jet Ltd. ©1980 Jet Ltd.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
Label Code: LC 3455
Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched Side A): JET-MP-228-A1
Matrix / Runout (Hand Etched Side B): JET-MP-228-B1 5
Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both Sides): STRAWBERRY