ROXXCALIBUR – Gems Of The NWOBHM

The “gold diggers” are back. Their third album, “Gems Of The NWOBHM“ is definitely no obscurity for people in the know. Even though the majority of worldwide metal fans may not be familiar with all of the selected songs in their original form, it remains an incredibly good metal CD, which, although it has the spirit of the early Eighties within it, is still made for the here and now. Liner notes by author and NWOBHM expert John Tucker (“Neat & Tidy – The Story of Neat Records”, “Suzie Smiled” etc.). Cover artwork by Rodney Matthews (Diamond Head, Praying Mantis, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Bitches Sin, Magnum, Nazareth etc.). Mastered by Eroc, known not only for his role as drummer of the Krautrock legends Grobschnitt but also as studio man for his remastering of classics of the Sixties and Seventies.

The album includes the CD only track “Rip Off” and comes in a slipcase including a sticker and a poster.

 

Tracklisting:
  •  01. Why Don’t You Kill Me? / 4:29
  • Original by LEGEND 1982

  •  02. Soldiers Of War / 7:05
  • Original by SATAN’S EMPIRE 1981

  •  03. Paper Chaser / 6:09
  • Original by TAURUS 1980

  •  04. Running Blind / 4:27
  • Original by BASHFUL ALLEY 1980

  •  05. Fool’s Gold / 5:28
  • Original by VIRTUE 1987

  •  06. Stormchild / 5:12
  • Original by TRESPASS 1980

  •  07. (The Age Of) Machine / 5:28
  • Original by MYTHRA 1981

  •  08. Hounds Of Hell / 4:04
  • Original by SPLIT BEAVER 1981

  •  09. Somewhere Up In The Mountains / 5:24
  • Original by MARQUIS DE SADE 1981

  •  10. Midnight Chaser / 6:04
  • Original by WHITE SPIRIT 1980

  •  11. Black Ice / 3:48
  • Original by ARAGORN 1981

  •  12. Panzer Division Destroyed / 6:18
  • Original by BUDGIE 1980

  •  13. Rip Off (CD only Bonus Track) / 3:42
  • Original by SMOKIN’ ROADIE 1983

  •  14. Name, Rank & Serial Number / 3:27
  • Original by FIST 1980

Total playing time 70:56

 

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Video Album Trailer


 

  • Third album of the successful NWOBHM Tribute band.
  • Band exist of members/ex-members of a.o. Manilla Road, Masters of Disguise, Jameson Raid, Savage Grace, Viron
  • Excellent live band! Played the Rock Hard, Bang Your Head & Keep It True Festivals + shows with a.o. Saxon, Demon, Blitzkrieg, Praying Mantis, Tygers Of Pan Tang…
  • Liner Notes by John Tucker, Rodney Matthews and the original bands
  • Cover Artwork by Rodney Matthews
  • Mastered by Eroc
Nov 10, 2015
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