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Lately there has been a resurgence in the true classic heavy metal style of the late 70s and early 80s. While some of those bands are nothing more than trend hoppers, there are also many who fly the flag of metal high. Gauntlet from Greece is one of those bands.

Formed in 2012 by guitarist Nick Bardosis, the band’s stated purpose is to play heavy metal the way it was in the 80s. The track “Hearts of Metal” from their EP Break the Chains embodies this spirit perfectly with it’s NWOBHM style and rollicking riffs.

The band’s EP is out now and is available in both a limited edition CD and Cassette from their Bandcamp page. At last check only 5 copies of the CD are available, but the true metalheads will want the cassette of which only 50 were made. Check out “Hearts of Metal” and bang your head!