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Geoff Barton

Geoff Barton

Real/full name:
Geoff Barton
Place of origin:
United Kingdom


Geoff Barton is a British journalist who founded the heavy metal magazine Kerrang! and was an editor of the weekly U.K. Sounds music magazine. He joined Sounds at the age of nineteen after completing a journalism course at the London College of Printing. He specialised in covering rock music and helped popularise the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

In 1981, he edited the first issue of ...


Geoff Barton is credited for coining the term "NWOBHM" (New Wave of British Heavy Metal), but he attributes it to Sounds editor Alan "Big Al" Lewis.

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