Short for New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal, a name taken from NWOBHM. The name represents bands who reproduce the traditional heavy metal sound with new music, as opposed to covering acts of the stricly traditional styles and newer forms.
It is an ongoing movement that in recent years has seen the return of traditional-sounding heavy metal bands (most notably the Swedish glam metal revival). The name "NWOTHM" was inspired by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), which the movement strongly identifies with. Other bands considered part of the movement include Steelwings, White Wizzard, Cauldron, Holy Grail, Skull Fist and Sons of Lioth.
See 'Heavy Metal' for more.
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