Snakebite: Nightdriver/Layla

Year1983
Label/DistributionLeico
Format7inch
Musical styleHard Rock
Additional info-
Rarity grading
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3 out of 6 - Extremely rare!

Review

Another german mega obscurity that hardly turns up and if so, it's a mega cheap affair, as this one is as less known as the LOOSE CONNECTION 7" f.e. The band is not related with the Hamburg band SNAKEBITE that released a few demos in the mid 80's. These SNAKEBITE came from the Saarland area and the EP was recorded in January 1983. They didn't look much Metal either, however since my copy was signed and dated by their vocalist on the 10.12.1987 it means that they have been prohably active till the late 80's so it's even more surprising that their EP didn't get a single mention in collectors circles yet. The A-side "Nightdriver" is a typical german Hard Rocker with little R'n'R touch, but the flipside "Layla" makes it collectable, a quite cool epic power ballad with Metal influences, much heavier than the "Nightdriver" was able to deliver! Be prepared for a longer journey if you want this ...

Tracks
Nightdriver
Layla

Created / updated: 2013-05-05
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