Revealed! The Top 10 New Wave Of British Heavy Metal singles
Iron Maiden released their seminal Soundhouse Tapes on this day, November 9, in 1979. To celebrate its 34th birthday, Geoff Barton has compiled his personal list of Top 10 NWOBHM singles. (Alright, there are some EPs in there as well.) Let the countdown begin…
10. Diamond Head Shoot Out The Lights (Happy Face)
These Stourbridge stompers were once described as “the biggest new prospect in heavy rock since Led Zeppelin”. Diamond Head gave serious inspiration to Metallica’s Lars Ulrich, and for a raw bunch of 19-year-olds, this is remarkably accomplished, moody and mature-sounding.