We’re excited to announce the inclusion of the title-track from our debut album, “We Are The Hammer” on the “New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal” compilation CD that shipped with issue #68 of Britain’s “Classic Rock Magazine”. To be recognized as part of the “New Wave” by such an established, major publication as CRM is something we’re extremely proud of! Our thanks to CRM and Geoff Barton, and as always, to our fans - we pledge to fly the banner of true metal high! Check out the Classic Rock site for more! Here’s a bit from the liner notes of the CD, written by CRM’s Geoff Barton:
“It seems impossible that, a little over 20 years ago, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich and I were outlining plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. “Jeez… that whole movement influenced me so much,” I remember Lars saying. “We’ve got to do something like… an album!” Well, it had a protracted birth, but eventually a double-disc set titled NWOBHM-’79 Revisited went on sale, featuring a host of tracks from Maiden, Leppard, Paralex, Gaskin, Raven, Sweet Savage, Diamond Head, and more.
Now, in 2009, a new breed of band has emerged, clearly influenced by Lars’s incessant exhortations about NWOBHM’s undying brilliance, and disillusioned by the preponderance of down-tuned screamo-metal. So, please welcome… cue Thunderstick-style drumroll… the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal (NWOTHM).
As Lars said back in the day: “One of the interesting things to note is the uniqueness and individuality that each NWOBHM band possessed, which is something that I feel is sadly missed in today’s very bland, conservative and “play it safe” HM mentalities, where everybody just gets away with imitating the latest competition.” Wise words that haven’t dated one iota.
They say what goes around comes around – and the NWOTHM is the irrefutable proof.
-Geoff Barton, Classic Rock Magazine