Metal for Muthas is the name given a heavy metal compilations made during the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. The original compilation was Metal for Muthas (Volume I), released in February 1980. The compilation was a sampling of various better-known artists of NWOBHM, primarily known for having some of the earliest recorded material by heavy metal legends Iron Maiden. The original Metal for Muthas album reached #12 on the British LP charts and became the basis of a tour by the artists who contributed songs to the compilation. Iron Maiden, who headlined the tour, became largely intertwined with the history of Sanctuary Records (whose namesake was the similarly-named Iron Maiden track on the compilation), now a major metal label. "UP THE IRONS"
Track Listing [320k MP3]
01 Iron Maiden - "Sanctuary"
02 Sledgehammer - "Sledgehammer"
03 E.F. Band - "Fighting for Rock and Roll"
04 Toad the Wet Sprocket - "Blues in A"
05 Praying Mantis - "Captured City"
06 Ethel the Frog - "Fight Back"
07 Angel Witch - "Baphomet"
08 Iron Maiden - "Wrathchild"
09 Samson - "Tomorrow or Yesterday"
10 Nutz - "Bootliggers"