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Gig review: THUNDERSTICK – Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend, 28 July 2018

THUNDERSTICK - Leo’s Red Lion, Gravesend, 28 July 2018

Back in the early 80s after a three-album stint with Samson, masked drummer and NWOBHM pioneer Thunderstick (Barry Graham Purkis) formed a band of the same name. Female-fronted, first with Ana Marie Borg then with Jodee Valentine, it allowed Purkis … Continue reading

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Album review: THUNDERSTICK – Something Wicked This Way Comes

THUNDERSTICK - Something Wicked This Way Comes

[Release date 28.07.17] There are few musicians as iconic in image as Barry Graham Perkis, aka Thunderstick, who originally found fame as the masked and caged drummer for NWoBHM band Samson. Previously a short lived drummer for Iron Maiden, he … Continue reading

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Quick plays: JAGUAR, GIRLSCHOOL, SAMSON

JAGUAR Power Games

JAGUAR Power Games (Dissonance Productions) Jaguar were one of the fastest and most underrated bands in the NWoBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) movement, and along with Raven would have a huge impact on the forthcoming speed metal and … Continue reading

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Quick plays: URIAH HEEP, SAMSON, SIR REG

SAMSON – Head On Lemon / Cherry Red A real NWoBHM classic here, Samson’s second album and the first to feature vocalist Bruce Bruce, aka Bruce Dickinson. Samson issued what is widely considered one of the first NWoBHM LPs in … Continue reading

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THUNDERSTICK – Echoes from the Analogue Asylum

Thunderstick is claimed to have paved the way for NWOBHM in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  The masked drummer, who slammed skins for Iron Maiden in the early days, formed his own outfit utilising female vocalists.  While the journey … Continue reading

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