Well, I started with 1980 for I hinted it was the first year in which the quantity of releases was significant. MA confirmed that also. Of course, every year may be interesting by itself.Keir wrote:This is a great idea to start a series of threads, though personally I would have started a few years earlier.
I cannot say much about ! In the beginning of 1980 i was 15 years old, was still in school and had absolutely no money ! So without money there was no interrest to go to the record store. At this time i've buyed the records months after the release when i had some money (anniversary, christmas, holiday jobs). And the (german) Music-Press was not very up to date eighter !Noisenik wrote:I'm reviving this thread - I had to go into intestines of this board to get it back to the surface. I'd like to get some more insight into how releases followed back then. I got the data - hope it's correct - that Iron Maiden was released on April 14th, while British Steel followed on April 23rd. I wonder for example ... was Angel Witch released prior or after these two. The same goes for Paralex, Quartz, Race Against Time demo, Witchfynde, etc.. Ace Of Spades was released in November though.
Who was old enough to remember? Mr. tbieri perhaps. Mr. Batkin?
No Metal officially prior Iron Maiden? Yesss!!! That's what I almost craved to hear. Very very interesting. Funny, when you've written anniversary, I immediately thought of NWOBHM Anniversary from 1978. So when did you started buying rekuds? Huge thanks for reply btw.tbieri wrote: I cannot say much about ! In the beginning of 1980 i was 15 years old, was still in school and had absolutely no money ! So without money there was no interrest to go to the record store. At this time i've buyed the records months after the release when i had some money (anniversary, christmas, holiday jobs). And the (german) Music-Press was not very up to date eighter !
But what i can say is that when we heard for the first time the first Maiden record at one of the Rock-Discos in my town everybody knewed that a new era has begun ! It was the beginning of Heavy Metal !!! Even if there where some Metal Records out before, but they where still considered as Hard Rock or Heavy Rock !
The band say DaD was released in 1979, so it must've been released in 1979.Noisenik wrote:Wow, Mr. tbieri. You were actually active in 70's already. Amazing. I would also like to witness On Your Feet Or On Your Knees be released. Sob!
Anyway, another scientific question: Was Mithra's Death nd Destiny released in 1980 (as stated by VOD) or in 1979 (MA)? And was Cirith Ungol's debut released in 1980 or in 1981? What do your original vinyls say?
It's down now, but the advanced search at Metal-Archives lets you list all albums by year of release. However, even by 1980 it's going to return a lot of results.nightsblood wrote:Does Metal Archives or some other site list albums by Year of Release?
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