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Encyclopedia > Quartz (metal band)
Quartz
Background information
Origin Birmingham, England
Genre(s) Heavy Metal
Years active 1974 - 1983
1996
Associated
acts
Black Sabbath

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History

Quartz dates back to as early as 1974 when they were known as Bandy Legs. [1] They signed to Jet Records in 1976 and supported Black Sabbath and AC/DC. The band changed their name to Quartz for their 1977 debut album, Quartz. The album was produced by Tony Iommi. Quartz toured with Black Sabbath to support this release. Queen guitarist Brian May handled guitar on "Circles," which also features Ozzy Osbourne on backing vocals. This track did not appear on the album but would turn up as the b-side to the "Stoking the Fires of Hell" single. For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... This article is about the band. ... Frank Anthony Tony Iommi (born February 19, 1948) is a guitarist from Birmingham, England, who is best known as a member of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... Queen are an English rock band formed by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor in London, England in 1970 from the remains of Smile, with John Deacon completing the lineup the following year. ... Brian Harold May CBE (Born July 19, 1947) is the guitarist for the English rock band Queen. ... Ozzy redirects here. ...


Quartz toured heavily during this time, playing the Reading Festival thrice (1976, 1977 and 1980) and touring in support of some of the larger NWOBHM and Hard Rock bands of the time (Iron Maiden, Saxon, UFO and Rush).[1] 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... The New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) emerged in the late 70s, in part a reaction to the contemporary decline of traditional heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, all three of which had been submerged by a mixture of personal problems, tiredness and... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band from east London. ... Saxon are a British heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. ... UFO are an English rock band formed in 1969. ... Look up Rush in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Quartz released their second studio album, Stand Up and Fight, in 1980 and their third, Against All Odds, in 1983 before calling it quits. In 1979 Geoff Nicholls left to join Black Sabbath. He contributed keyboards and songwriting from 1980's Heaven and Hell on.[1] Geoff Nicholls is a keyboardist who is best known as the longtime sideman for the metal legends Black Sabbath. ... Heaven and Hell is an album by Black Sabbath, released in May 1980. ...


Members

  • Mike Taylor - vocals
  • Mike Hopkins - guitar
  • Geoff Nicholls - guitar/keyboard
  • Derek Arnold - bass
  • Malcolm Cope - drums

Geoff Nicholls is a keyboardist who is best known as the longtime sideman for the metal legends Black Sabbath. ...

Discography

Studio albums

  • Quartz (Jet Records 1977)
  • Stand Up and Fight (MCA Records 1980)
  • Against All Odds (Heavy Metal Records 1983)
  • Resurrection (Neat Records 1996)

Jet Records was a small record label set up by Don Arden with artists like Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot and Magnum. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ...

Singles

  • "Street Fighting Lady" (Jet Records 1977)
  • "Stoking Up the Fires of Hell" (MCA Records 1980)
  • "Satan's Serenade" (Logo Records 1980)
  • "Nantucket Sleighride" (Reddingtons Rare Records 1980)
  • "Stand Up and Fight" (MCA Records 1981)
  • "Tell Me Why" (Heavy Metal Records 1983)

Jet Records was a small record label set up by Don Arden with artists like Electric Light Orchestra, Roy Wood, Ozzy Osbourne, Riot and Magnum. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ... When Transatlantic Records closed in 1977 it re-appeared as Logo Records. ... The Music Corporation of America, commonly known as MCA, is a United States based corporation in the music business. ...

Live/Compilation

  • Live Quartz (Reddingtons Rare Records 1980)
  • Satan's Serenade (Castle Records 2004)

Sources

  1. ^ a b c Rock Detector

 
 

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