• NWOBHM Band of the Week (16th December 2008): Persian Risk

    16 Dec 2008, 19:16 by GrantRS

    (First NWoBHM Band of the Week) / (Next NWoBHM Band of the Week)

    The project to research and evaluate all the 'forgotten' bands continues with Persian Risk. (If you already know this band, feel free to skip reading this week, but I promise you it'll be shorter than last week.)

    This one chosen slightly less randomly than last week, I remembered seeing the name somewhere before specifically with the letters "ex-" in front of it and brackets around it, but couldn't remember who I'd seen that in relation to. A quick glance at the band's original line-up immediately throws up two candidates who I'm sure I've read about before.

    Original line-up:
    Vocals: John Deverill (would go on to Tygers of Pan Tang)
    Guitars: Phil Campbell (would go on to Motorhead)
    Guitars: Dave Bell
    Bass: Nick Hughes (would go on to Idol Rich)
    Drums: "Razz"

    Originating from Wales in '79, the band didn't last long enough with this line-up to get anything officially released. …