Ian Toomey , member of the mythical Bitches Sin, presents his new song 'Starchild' and his 10 favorite NWOBHM songs. About 'Starchild' he told us with enthusiasm a few months ago “the universe has sent me some magical riffs that have become the song Starchild. It's turning into monumental old-school rock”, and the track 'In The Arms Of An Angel' “features some beautiful lyrics and orchestration… and very simple”.
The new wave of British heavy metal underground provided us with great intense bands with personality, one of them being Bitches Sin, who are always on top playlists.
With his characteristic English humour, he tells us “I don't apologize for including two songs by Saxon, a great NWOBHM band that has stayed true to its roots. Biff is a solid, genuine guy."
'Hollywood Tease' by Girl
Bursts of watts come out of the speakers, pure nerve with great guitar work, plus Chris Tsangarides produced the song, and it was the one that first made me notice his work.
'See You In Hell' by Grim Reaper
A classic! I have sung this song many times with Bitches Sin fans at concerts and festivals.
'Running Free' by Iron Maiden
True and classy NWOBHM. At the time, very similar to how I and others thought the NWOBHM should sound.
'Dallas 1PM' by Saxon
Everything works, great arrangement and a very suitable and tasteful solo.
Wheels Of Steel by Saxon
I was a biker back in the day, and for many years this was the quintessential classic, plus I met Biff a few times at the “Classic Rock Awards”.
Wasted by Def Leppard
Great riff and high energy vocals, melodic solo that fits well, always on my playlist.
'Strangers On The Shore' by Bitches Sin
My little brother's creature, and a true NWOBHM classic. One of the favorites in concerts.
'One Of These Days' by Trespass
One of the first NWOBHM songs that Pete Toomey and I heard, very atmospheric, it captured the vibe of the time.
'Down The Road' by Bitches Sin
The first song I wrote for Bitches Sin and a favorite of many.
'Race With The Devil' by Girlschool
Originally written by the group Gun in 1969, the girls did a superb job on this version. In the early days of Bitches Sinn, we used to include the Girlschool version in our live shows.
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