HARD ROCK & HEAVY METAL IN BELGIUM IN THE 1980'S
Welcome to this space devoted to the memory of the 1980's Belgian Hard Rock & Heavy Metal scene!
Nazareth, October 1st 2006
As some of you might be aware of already, I've been working on a book project concerning the Belgian HR & HM scene in the 1980's for a couple of years already. I've always realized that it would take an enormous amount of time and effort to compile all possible info on all possible Belgian Hard Rock & Heavy Metal bands that were around in the 1980's. Especially since this includes all bands that started out in the 1970's and continued on into the 1980's, as well as bands that started out in the 1980's, and eventually continued on in the 1990's. And when I say ALL bands, I mean 'demo only' bands as well as those that went on to issue vinyl releases. All of this should, one day, result in the most complete reference book of Belgian Hard Rock & Heavy Metal in the 1980's. Of course it is my intention to include band biographies that are as in-depth and accurate as possible (including origins, line-up changes, live achievements, recordings, releases, ...), as well as some pictures and covers.
At last I've decided to put (some of) my already gathered information online, simply because it's so frustrating to work on something and not being able to show the fruits of your labours for at least a couple more years. From now on I'll be adding a couple of bands every once in a while, when I feel I have gathered all the info that I had access to at that point in time. Of course I will add any extra info that I may receive afterwards. As such, all possible extra information and corrections will be welcomed with open arms.
I know that it's risky to put all of this information online these days, as chances are that the info will surface on other websites soon. I don't approve of that, and I hope that people will at least have the decency to let me know when they do so. Better yet, I'd prefer if they just linked my information, rather than blatantly copying it without mentioning the sources. Call me naive ...
Finally, allow me to give you a short guided tour through these pages ... In the BANDS section you will find links to the bandprofiles that have been completed so far. More bands will be added every once in a while. I will be sure to update you on the progress in the NEWS section. The SPECIALS section will, in due time, include stuff that isn't strictly related to the bands. In the VIDEOS section I've linked a couple of cool Belgian 1980's clips. The THANKS section mentions all people that have helped me out with this project so far, and by going to the CONTACT page you'll be able to get in touch with me, if you feel a desire to.