The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) is one of metal’s most iconic and influential scenes with bands like Iron Maiden and Venom forever shaping the future of heavy metal. With the recent revival of interest in the traditional branch of heavy metal over the last 10 years, there’s been more than a fair share of bands taking heavy influence from their NWOBHM heroes and many of them fall flat. It’s tough to match the quality and spirit from that time, but every once in a while a band gets it right – Coltre are one such band.
Coltre was forged in London, England by guitarists Daniel Sweed and Marco Stamigna in May 2019. They fittingly met at a Midnight concert and decided to form a band inspired by the NWOBHM. They started rehearsing, and by the beginning of 2020 had recorded the four-song EP titled Under the Influence, to be released in time for their first gig, supporting Witchtower.
The band self-released Under the Influence, but now Dying Victims Productions steps forward to champion Coltre’s cause. Dying Victims fly the NWOBHM flag high as they releases Under the Influence as a five-song work, featuring an exclusive new track “Fight”, which we have for you right here at Ride into Glory!
Full physical release: July 31st via Dying Victims Productions