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What does NWBHM stand for?

NWBHM stands for New Wave of British Heavy Metal (music genre)

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Byline: Alan Poole IT'S 33 years since the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was unofficially launched and over two decades since Sounds, the magazine that coined the term, disappeared into that great recycling bin in the sky.
Byline: ALAN POOLE IT'S 33 years since the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal was unofficially launched and over two decades since Sounds, the magazine that coined the term, disappeared into that great recycling bin in the sky.
The Stourbridge outfit was one of the bands from the mid-70s fondly remembered as The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal.
Metal fans -- especially those with a fetish for Judas Priest and/or the New Wave of British Heavy Metal -- shouldn't miss local band Savage Wizdom.
The British band are credited with being one of the leading pioneers of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement back in the 1980s and have a library of some 34 albums (including EPs and compilations) under their belt since first forming in 1975.