AMMA - Le Fou/Le Faiseur d'Amour (Christian's Records) (year ?)
Obscure Wallonian band from the Hainault province run by Fred Scamardi who was kind enough to give me a copy of this quite rare single (salut Freddy si tu lis ses lignes !...) some times ago. It was released early 80's thru their manager's (Christian Verhelst) own label. Can't tell much more about them...
Musically, it's good hard rock ("Le Fou" especially) with raging vocals. Nothing outstanding but worth tracking down. The cover art is sooo great and depicts AMMA's intentions pretty well...
GOLGOTHA - Players/The Soldier (KPs Records) (1984)
Another almost unknown band from the French part of Belgium. From Fleurus exactly. Their music is not really heavy but I happen to enjoy their catchy melodic hard rock that reminds me a bit of mainstream UK bands like PRAYING MANTIS, DEMON, etc.
Whatever happened to them after the release of this single is unknown to me. If someone has their three tracks demo from 1983, I would love to hear it.
VERMIN - Method in the Madness/Life has no Limits (Vamo Records) (1988)
That's quite a strange one...and again, I know pretty much nothing about the history of this mysterious bunch from Lanaken (Limburg, Flanders). A side "Method in the Madness" is a boring semi-ballad with weird lyrics that goes nowhere. With flip side "Life has no Limits", VERMIN shows a slighty more interesting face but it still very sloppy and...huh ... well I don't how to describe their music. It's quite bad actually, the riffs and production are weird. Very rare single. Any more info about them is more than welcome.
MOTHERS OF TRACK - When you Get Older/Love Me When I'm Down (Monopole) (1977)
This is their second single and unfortunately, it doesn't share the greatness of its predecessor, the awesome "Motorcycle Rock" 7" from 1976. Well, it's still good boogie glam/hard rock with nice leads but it lacks the rawness and the power in my opinion.
SNAKE - I'm a Fool/Lady of the Night (Snake Records) (year 1980)
This is probably the rarest and most obscure 7" I own in my Belgian metal/hard rock collection. It took me years to find a copy, but for once it was worth the chase. Both songs are excellent crunchy hard rock. Nothing original of course but it's far more superior to most belgian rarities out there, the riffs are fuckin cool 'n' heavy, I don't ask for more.
Except for the surnames of the band members (Toussaint, Verbruggen, Elias, Geeraert), I know absolutely nothing about them. It's a total mystery. If you ever happen to know more about SNAKE, even the slightest, please get in touch asap (ironhammer(at)live.be).
See you soon for more Belgian rarities !