MetalSpawn
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I am starting a band and want to do New Wave Of British Heavy Metal...The point is we are not from England no really can someone tell me everything i need to know about NWOBHM?
Fisheth24
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Quote by MetalSpawn
I am starting a band and want to do New Wave Of British Heavy Metal...The point is we are not from England no really can someone tell me everything i need to know about NWOBHM?


Look at early Maiden, Angel Witch, Saxon and all the other bands that were around at the time.

These days Enforcer, Cauldron, White Wizzard, Steel Wing, Striker and Skull Fist are carrying the torch.
MetalSpawn
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Yeah i have just learnt about them (Except Maiden of course!) but what kind of riffs should i write or the scales i can use to be the next big of NWOBHM gen? U have any ideas or should i do just like Iron Maiden you know melodic riffs cool solos and songs about wars and stuff?
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Quote by Fisheth24
Look at early Maiden, Angel Witch, Saxon and all the other bands that were around at the time.....

Learn some songs by these artists and you will be well on your way
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#5
just sing really high and beat that dead horse for another 30 years bud
MetalSpawn
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#6
didn't understand what you meant by beating the dead horse
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#8
As people have said, just listen to your favorite artists. Figure out what kind of riffs, melodies, structures, rhythms, drum beats, whatever they have in their songs. There is no "NWOBHM scale" or anything. I can say that most NWOBHM songs are in minor (not all of them) but the same can be said about all metal music.
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Quote by MetalSpawn
Yeah i have just learnt about them (Except Maiden of course!) but what kind of riffs should i write or the scales i can use to be the next big of NWOBHM gen? U have any ideas or should i do just like Iron Maiden you know melodic riffs cool solos and songs about wars and stuff?

Particular scales don't matter. What scales do you want to use? What riffs do you want to use?

Obviously, you're trying to fit a certain style, and that's ok. But beyond the relatively loose constraints of the genre, you can write whatever riffs you want, use whatever scales you want, etc.
Listen to the greats of the genre, like others suggested. That's going to be your main inspiration.
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#10
Quote by MetalSpawn
I am starting a band and want to do New Wave Of British Heavy Metal...The point is we are not from England no really can someone tell me everything i need to know about NWOBHM?


Why not base your bands style on things you already have experience with?

Like what kinds of songs can you already play?

If your answer is none, consider putting off the band thing until you have more experience.
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#11
Don't try to be anything. Be yourselves.

If that happens to turn out something similar to NWOBHM, great. If it turns out different to what you expected, that's great too. Play music you like, that you want to hear. If you need to ask about which bands should be influencing you, you're doing it wrong.

Don't try to be the next anybody else, be the first YOU.
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Fisheth24
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#12
Quote by GaryBillington
Don't try to be anything. Be yourselves.

If that happens to turn out something similar to NWOBHM, great. If it turns out different to what you expected, that's great too. Play music you like, that you want to hear. If you need to ask about which bands should be influencing you, you're doing it wrong.

Don't try to be the next anybody else, be the first YOU.


Best advice in the thread.
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#13
Quote by GaryBillington
Don't try to be anything. Be yourselves.

If that happens to turn out something similar to NWOBHM, great. If it turns out different to what you expected, that's great too. Play music you like, that you want to hear. If you need to ask about which bands should be influencing you, you're doing it wrong.

Don't try to be the next anybody else, be the first YOU.

Yeah, I don't think it's good to choose a genre before you have written any music. Yes, you can have some kind of a picture of what you are after. But don't try to categorize yourself before you have written any songs - it will just limit your music. Just write music.
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Just remember that there are no boring scales, just boring players.

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