New Wave of British Heavy Metal

heavy metal movement of the late 1970s and early 1980s

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) was a heavy metal movement that started in the late 1970s, in Britain. It was well known around the world by the early 1980s. The movement developed as a reaction in part to the decline of early heavy metal bands such as Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath

Some NWOBHM bands are Saxon, Motörhead, Diamond Head, and Iron Maiden