The 10 Greatest Releases from the North East New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NENWOBHM)!
That's quite the mouthful!
Hollow Ground – Warlord [EP] (1980)
- “Flying High”
- “Rock On”
- “Don’t Chase the Dragon”
Of all the NWOBHM bands who deserved to go on to bigger and better things, Hollow Ground were right at the front of the queue. They may have been a little rough around the edges but the confidence, accomplished songwriting and obvious ability displayed on Warlord remains impossible to ignore….and these 4 tracks are rightly lauded as ‘classics’ by those in the know!
Rewind to 1980 and Hollow Ground were cutting-edge metal, delivering a genre-defining EP that exhibited the energetic yet raw traits personified by the early bands of the NWOBHM and establishing themselves, for a short time, as a band with a bright future.
However, they would soon implode and after demoing a few more tracks, vocalist Glenn Coates defected to fellow NENWOBHM’s Fist (more on them later) and Hollow Ground quickly and quietly faded away, consigned to the history books.
Hi. The Hollow Ground tracks on the Roksnax album aren’t the same four from the ‘Warlord’ EP (those tracks were Flying High/Warlord/Rock On/Don’t Chase The Dragon). Apologies if this has been pointed out before.
I mention it only because I was lucky enough on Saturday to find a copy of the original EP on Guardian with the picture cover.