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Hear »Girls Will Be Girls« by Hades from »Scrap Metal« series of rare/unreleased 80s heavy metal singles

Hear speed metal/glam hybrid »Girls Will Be Girls« by Hades from »Scrap Metal« series of rare/unreleased 80s heavy metal singles.

»Brown Acid« and »Scrap Metal« series are created and compiled by L.A. based RidingEasy Records and Permanent Records.

»Scrap Metal: Vol. 1« will be available everywhere on LP, CD and download on November 12th, 2021.

01. Rapid Tears – Headbang
02. Air Raid – 69 In A 55
03. Hades – Girls Will Be Girls
04. Resless – The Power
05. Don Cappa – Steel City Metal
06. The Beast – Enemy Ace
07. Dead Silence – Can’t Stop
08. Hazardous Waste – Danger Zone
09. Czar – Iron Curtain
10. Real Steel – Viking Queen

Courtesy of US/THEM Group:

“Nine face-melting, gut-busting tracks that run the gamut from New Wave of British Heavy Metal to thrash to glam metal.” — Ultimate Classic Rock

The curators of the popular »Brown Acid« compilation series of long-lost vintage 60s-70s proto-metal singles share a new track today from the first edition of a new series titled »Scrap Metal«. Following chronologically where »Brown Acid« leaves off, »Scrap Metal« scours the world for long-lost, rare and unreleased heavy metal from the late-70s through late-80s. Hear/share long-running thrashers Hades’ 1982 single »Girls Will Be Girls« via YouTube and Bandcamp.

Hades’ »Girls Will Be Girls« has a real demo cassette feel to its vastly uneven mix, but the energy to the performance makes this an undeniable keeper. The long running Paramus, NJ quintet’s 1982 2-song debut 7” titled »Deliver Us From Evil« features this blistering thrasher dominated by shimmering leads and confident vocals that show why the band went on to near-fame on Metal Blade Records.

By now you’re probably familiar with our wildly popular »Brown Acid« series of rare, lost and unreleased proto-metal and stoner rock singles from the 60s-70s. In the endless pursuit of those glorious gems, we often uncover equally brilliant rarities from the late-70s to late-80s Golden Age of Heavy Metal that also just must be heard, but they don’t fit the series’ aesthetic. Scrap Metal: Volume 1 collects some of the greatest unknown and lost Heavy Metal tracks, long buried beneath the avalanche of the era’s classic output.

We all know the old adage that history is told by the winners. But sometimes the losers tell the best stories. And while none of these bands found fame and fortune, this artifact and the volumes to come are testament to the enduring power of heavy music. You can hear the blood, sweat and beers that went into each of these singles. The recordings may be low budget, but the inspiration and talent is immutable. Not only are the amps turned up to 11, the boyish sexual innuendo is cranked to 69. You can hear the convergence of influences – NWOBHM, thrash, glam metal, doom, etc. – colliding at once as the era birthed a wellspring of subgenres.

Many of these singles are self-released and were thus limited to a small run of copies. Those that remain are hoarded by collectors and sold for exorbitant amounts. We’ve collected the best of the best for you here. As with »Brown Acid«, all of these tracks are licensed legitimately and the artists all get paid. Because it’s the right thing to do.


Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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