Recommend me some German heavy metal

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Post#46 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:31 pm

Has Formel I been mentioned yet?

I also like Heavens Gate (follow-up to Steeltower, same singer) and Battlefield, Pink Cream 69 and Czakan (melodic). Monroxe (think early Warlock) is lesser known ...
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Post#47 » Wed Dec 18, 2013 8:29 pm

Biest was the best band from the DDR that released anything on vinyl in the 80's. They put out a four track 7" in 1987. Great speed metal sung in German.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRJH9WTX5mk
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Post#48 » Fri Dec 20, 2013 5:24 pm

mordred wrote:Biest was the best band from the DDR that released anything on vinyl in the 80's. They put out a four track 7" in 1987. Great speed metal sung in German.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRJH9WTX5mk
That's not really correct, they have been the heaviest but best are still the Merlin and Hardholz trax on the Speed Up compilation. Biest at live gigs had been a bit disastrous. On the 7" they used a drum computer btw (decision of the studio owner and producer). Also the aforementioned Formel 1 had been great live and on vinyl, though more NWOBHM clones. Their 7" is a little gem. Too bad that their album was live, though it has really great sound.
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Post#49 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:36 am

Prowler wrote: That's not really correct
It's correct. If I didn't know it was correct, I would not have written it.
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Post#50 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:33 pm

When talking about DDR Metal i'd also like to recommend the "Kleeblatt 22" compilation (1987), featuring MCB (Motörhead influenced HM), PLATTFORM (great female fronted HM) and COBRA (glammy HR/HM).
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Post#51 » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:43 pm

Hardholz (epic Power Metal):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbXNRtLIfMA

Merlin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBbe0tuMXUM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30E7Ur1Vq4 (sadly no youtube of this track but it exists in a studio version too - the best vinyl track of ex-DDR)
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Post#52 » Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:32 pm

Prowler wrote:Hardholz (epic Power Metal):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbXNRtLIfMA

Merlin:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBbe0tuMXUM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z30E7Ur1Vq4 (sadly no youtube of this track but it exists in a studio version too - the best vinyl track of ex-DDR)
I know these but I like Biest more. Also, since this compilation was released 1990 you could argue it doesn't challenge my actual statement, that Biest was the best DDR band that relesed something on vinyl... in the 80's.
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Post#53 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:29 am

Ok, I tried hard but no success ... and what if I offer free booze, would you change your mind? :wink:
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Post#54 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 12:12 pm

That might work actually. :)
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Post#55 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 7:39 pm

I can recommend Salvage, their s/t effort from 1991. I bought it lately withought listening first (I like to do that sometimes) and I am pleasantly surprised. Nice melodic heavy metal.

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Post#56 » Mon Dec 30, 2013 4:52 pm

There were some bands mentioned in the "Walls of jericho" lyricsheet (thanks list) I've never heard of: BABY STEEL, LAWLESS and a third one I don't remember at the moment.
Any info on these groups? I think they must have come from the Hamburg area like HELLOWEEN, perhaps some "demo only" bands?
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Post#57 » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:38 pm

For sure, the 80's Hamburg Metal scene has been huge!
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Post#58 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:32 pm

Could be cheap for those who does not have a copy yet:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/121263141015?ssP ... 1555.l2649
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Post#59 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:38 pm

LethylSteel wrote:Could be cheap for those who does not have a copy yet:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/121263141015?ssP ... 1555.l2649
"Could" is correct. 2 days left, so let's see for how much this is being sold.
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Post#60 » Tue Mar 04, 2014 7:19 pm

http://www.ebay.de/itm/AIR-RAID-Nightma ... 2a38aa818a

For those who don't have a copy yet.
Seller has also a cool Zish LP for sale. Don't think it will be too expensive as it's still rather unwanted ...

And here's an underrated german top 10 (or even top 5) Melodic Metal LP below 20 E for those who also think Wheelz of Steel is trash:
http://www.ebay.de/sch/Vinyl-/176985/i. ... _nkw=javan
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