Quartz – Too Hot To Handle.


When the NWOBHM came to be in the late 1970’s it brought forth bands of various rock/metal styles, some of which made the big league and some of which did not and split but reformed to give it another try. Birmingham based Quartz are a prime example of one of them who had the songsWhen the NWOBHM came to be in the late 1970’s it brought forth bands of various rock/metal styles, some of which made the big league and some of which did not and split but reformed to give it another try. Birmingham based Quartz are a prime example of one of them who had the songs and even though they supported the likes of Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Saxon, Gillan, Rush and played at three Reading Festivals, unfortunately never got the recognition to propel them further. Formed in 1974 and originally known as Bandy Legs, they signed to Jet Records in 1976 who released their self titled debut in the same year, produced by Tony Iommi and toured the album supporting Black Sabbath. A second album Stand Up And Fight in 1980 was followed by Against All Odds in 1983 which proved to their last was the last we heard of Quartz until their reformation in 2011 with four out of five original members still in the current line up. So this latest release Too Hot To Handle is not new material but sixteen demo tracks originally written between 1981/1982 engineered by Phil Savage but have been re-mastered by Bart Gabriel, […]

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