Welcome to the LOUDEST DOT COM ON THE PLANET!
KNAC.COM
LISTEN NOW!WATCH NOW! LOGIN JOIN
MAGAZINEON-AIRDOWNLOADSCHATBOARDSCONTESTSSTORE
News

NWOBHM Rockers QUARTZ Are Too Hot To Handle In January

By Larry Petro, News Monkey
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 @ 5:29 PM


Unreleased Album From 'Back In The Day'

- advertisement -

- advertisement -
Originating from the heavy metal city of Birmingham, England, QUARTZ date back to 1974, and were considered to be at the forefront of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). Their albums such as Stand Up And Fight and the Satan's Serenade EP are known as the classics of the genre.

On January 31st, Skol Records will release Too Hot To Handle, which can be considered as a complete unreleased album from back in the day, as it's a collection of 16 previously unreleased songs recorded between 1981 and 1982. Some of those tracks were re-recorded in different versions for the Against All Odds album (1983), and some of them see the light of the day for the first time ever. One thing is sure: Too Hot To Handle is a solid piece of New Wave Of British Heavy Metal history, and history of heavy metal in general, because of the band's connection with the legendary BLACK SABBATH.

The album's artwork was painted by Italian artist Roberto Toderico, known from cooperation with such extreme metal acts as SINISTER, LOUDBLAST and ASPHYX.

QUARTZ released their first same titled album on Jet Records in 1977, which was produced by Tony Iommi of BLACK SABBATH. The band toured heavily during this time, playing the Reading Festival three times (1976, 1977 and 1980) and touring with of some of the larger heavy metal bands of the time, including IRON MAIDEN, SAXON, UFO and RUSH. Late 1979 saw Geoff Nicholls leave the band to join the legendary BLACK SABBATH, providing keyboards and songwriting for them for the next 24 years. Incidently, in 1980 Malcolm Cope was approached by Ozzy Osbourne to join his solo band, but declined stating QUARTZ was his band, and they had just signed a deal with MCA to record Stand Up And Fight. 1983 brought the release of Against All Odds which had been partly written with vocalist David Garner, and the departing Derek Arnold had been replaced by Stephen McLoughlin. Prior to the final recording of the opus, David Garner was replaced by Geoff Bate, who's vocals appear on the album. During this period Malcolm Cope also joined the roll call of QUARTZ members being called up to BLACK SABBATH, working on pre-production demos for the Born Again album.

QUARTZ reformed in 2011, and the current lineup consists of: Geoff Nicholls on guitars and keyboards, Mick Hopkins on guitars, Derek Arnold on bass, Malcolm Cope on drums and vocalist David Garner.


Please log in to view RANTS

If you don't have a username, click here to create an account!

Username: 
Password: 

Message: 
 
 

 





 Recent News
Represent! Get Your KNAC.COM Bumper Sticker
Happenings This Week on KNAC.COM
NONPOINT Set To Release New Album X
DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT Launch "Regulator" Video
ACCEPT Announce New Upcoming Live Release Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017
VOID VATOR Release "Until It's Gone" Video
METAL ALLEGIANCE Announce New Album, Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty
INCITE Announces "Burn & Shred" North American Headline Tour Dates
THE DEAD DAISIES Release "Dead And Gone" Single, Video
IN SEARCH OF SUN Drop "In The Garden" Video
HEAVY SCOTLAND 2018 Daily Lineups Revealed
SONS OF APOLLO Unleash "Signs of the Time" Video
ROSS THE BOSS Announces Co-Headline Tour With BULLET
SCATTERED HAMLET Release TWISTED SISTER Cover Video Of "Stay Hungry"
SUNFLOWER DEAD To Release New Album C O M A
SILENT SEASON Launch "Stars" Video
FOREIGNER Announce Once-In-A-Lifetime Reunion
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Debuts "Trampled Down Below" Video
KISSIN' DYNAMITE Launches New Track "You're Not Alone"
Brazilian Band HEAVEN: CHOIR METAL Streams First Track "Sacred Blood"
GRAVE DIGGER Unveil The Living Dead Album Details
CLUTCH Announce "Book Of Bad Decisions Tour" Dates
NIGHT DEMON Debuts Video For "Life On The Run"
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS Are Living The Dream With New Album
OMNIUM GATHERUM Reveal Cover Art, Tracklisting For New Album The Burning Cold
CITY OF THE WEAK Say "Not This Time" With New Video
Heavy Metal Mariachi Masters METALACHI Announce More Summer Tour Dates
MASSIVE WAGONS Debut "Billy Balloon Head" Video
MONSTER MAGNET Announces North American Tour
MUSHROOMHEAD To Release New DVD, Volume III
Guitar Legend ADRIAN GALYSH Releases "So Close... So Far" Single
MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour
TESTAMENT Guitarist ERIC PETERSON Reveals New DRAGONLORD Album Details
HIRAX Announce European 2018 Tour For August
U.D.O. Reveal New Album Steelfactory, First Single
SERPENTS KISS Stream New Track "Black Wizard"
BLITZKRIEG Unleash "Angels Or Demons" Single, Video
PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS' US Tour Rescheduled For This Fall
LORD OF THE LOST Launch "Morgana" Video
AFM Reveals All For Metal Vol. V Compilation
HELION PRIME Set To Release New Album Terror Of The Cybernetic Space Monster
KING DIAMOND LP Reissues Now Available For In Concert 1987: Abigail, The Graveyard And The Spider's Lullabye
MEKA NISM Premiere "Trailblazer" Video
GRETA VAN FLEET Adds More Dates To 2018 World Tour
MR. BIG Releases Live Video Of "Colorado Bulldog"
BLESSTHEFALL Announce September Headline Tour
FATE DESTROYED Reveal New Video For "Break Free"
LIZZY BORDEN Streams "The Scar Across My Heart" Track
A PERFECT CIRCLE Debut 2D Clip Of "The Contrarian"
VOIVOD Announce New Album "The Wake", European Tour
MADBALL Release Video For New Single, "Rev Up"
ANGEL's PUNKY MEADOWS, FRANK DIMINO Announce First Ever UK Tour
VICIOUS RUMORS Set To Release Limited Live DVD 666 Years of Blood, Sweat & Cheers
GOATWHORE Announces European Headlining Dates
BEYOND THE BLACK Reveal New Album Details For Heart Of The Hurricane
DORO Releases First New Video "All For Metal"
TREAT Announces New Album Tunguska
KORPIKLAANI Stream New Single, Lyric Video For "Kotikonnut"
MOONSPELL Unveil Details Of Upcoming Live DVD/Blu-Ray/3CD
VAN CANTO Announce New Album For August
MOTORHEAD To Release Official ROAD CREW Beer In The United States
ENUFF Z'NUFF Announce New Album Diamond Boy
MEAN STREAK "Settle The Score" With New Video
DREAM CHILD Reveal Debut Album Details
TRIVIUM To Embark On Headline Tour This Fall
BILLY MORRIS AND THE SUNSET STRIP Set To Release Debut Album Holdin' All The Aces
REVOCATION Confirm North American Headline Tour
EVERYONE LOVES A VILLAIN Debut "Eater Of Worlds" Video
GEN X Tour Partners With Anrgirl For Pay Per View Live Stream Of July 3rd Show
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE To Headline The 2018 HAIR NATION TOUR
MINISTRY Announces Fall North American Tour
LIVESAY Inks Deal, Set To Release Compilation Album
GRAVE DIGGER Unveil Title, Release Date Of New Album
MOB RULES To Release New Album Beast Reborn
RYAN ROXIE Announces US Tour Dates
CANE HILL, KING 810 Announce Co-Headline Summer Tour
RATBREED Debut "Hunting High, Reaping Low" Single
GODSMACK, SHINEDOWN Confirm Additional Co-Headlining Tour Dates Into The Fall
CHRONUS Announce U.S Album Release Date
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Release "Letting You Go" Video
URIAH HEEP Reveal Living The Dream Album Details
WINTERSUN Announce North American Tour
HALCYON WAY Premiere Music Video For New Track "Blame"
DEE SNIDER Streams New Track "Tomorrow's No Concern"
LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival Expands, 2018 Band Lineup Announced
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD Share New Track, "Gotta Let Go"
STEVE 'N' SEAGULLS Announce Grainsville Album Details
KATAKLYSM Release Music Video For "Outsider"
THE SKULL Stream New Album Title Track "The Endless Road Turns Dark"
TARJA Premieres "Love To Hate" Video
COLDSPELL Release "It Hurts" Music Video
DC4 Set To Unleash Atomic Highway Album
T.R.O.Y. Release Official Video For "Wicked World"
OF LIMBO Launches GO FUND ME After Near Fatal Van Wreck
MONSTER TRUCK Return With New Album True Rockers
European MTV "Headbanger’s Ball Tour" 2018 Announced
METALOCALYPSTICK Unleashes FREE Festival Digital Sampler - Metal Queens Vol. 2





HOME | MAGAZINE | ON-AIR | DOWNLOADS | CHAT | BOARDS | CONTESTS | STORE | HELP

©2018 KNAC.COM. All Rights Reserved.    Link to us    Advertise with us    Privacy policy
 Latest News