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U.D.O. - 100% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Saxon - 73% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in the north of England in 1976, Saxon were originally known as Son Of A Bitch and spent their early days paying dues in clubs and small venues up and down the UK, with Peter ‘Biff’ Byford (5 January 1951, Barnsley, England; vocals), Graham Oliver (b. 6 July 1952, Mexborough, England; guitar), Paul Quinn (guitar), Steve Dawson (b. Steven Dawson, 1951, Englan Read more

Judas Priest - 67% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more

Testament - 67% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US thrash act was one of the first to emerge from San Francisco’s Bay Area in Metallica’s wake in the 80s. Originally formed as Legacy in 1983, becoming Testament two years later, the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza alongside Alex Skolnick (29 September 1968, Berkeley, California, USA, replacing original guitarist Derrick Ramirez), Eric Peterson (b. 14 M Read more

Running Wild - 62% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This quartet from Hamburg, Germany, led by guitarist/vocalist Rock ’n Rolf (Rolf Kasparek, 1 July 1961), were strongly influenced by the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement of the early 80s. They emerged from the ashes of Granite Heart, a school band formed in 1976 by Kasparek, Uwe Bendig (b. 23 October 1961; guitar), Michael Hoffmann (drums) and Jörg Schwarz Read more

Dio - 56% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Ronnie James Dio - 56% match to Accept

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA. Dio was raised in New York, USA, and served his musical apprenticeship in the late 50s with school-based bands such as the Vegas Kings, Ronnie And The Rumblers and Ronnie And the Redcaps (one single, ‘Lover’/’Conquest’, in 1958). From 1961-67 he led Ronnie Dio And the Prophets, not solely as a Read more

Grave Digger - 55% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Manowar - 54% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This traditionalist heavy metal quartet from the USA (whose motto is ‘Death To False Metal’) was formed in 1981 by bass player Joey DeMaio (Auburn, New York, USA, a former Black Sabbath roadie) and ex-Shakin’ Street and Dictators guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Funicello (b. Ross Friedman, New York City, New York, USA). Recruiting vocalist Eric Adams and d Read more

W.A.S.P. - 53% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This theatrical shock-rock troupe was formed in 1982 in Los Angeles, California, USA, their name apparently an acronym of We Are Sexual Perverts. Outrageous live performances included throwing raw meat into the audience and the whipping of a naked woman tied to a ‘torture rack’ as a backdrop to a primitive metal attack. The band, formed by singer Blackie Lawless (S Read more

Halford - 51% match to Accept

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Although Halford is indeed a band, it is understandable that the main focal point of this heavy metal quintet is legendary vocalist Rob Halford (Robert John Arthur Halford, 25 August 1951, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England). Halford first rose to prominence as the leather clad frontman of UK heavy metal act Judas Priest. During his tenure with the band (from 1973-93), Read more

Anvil - 48% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly known as Lips, Anvil were a Canadian group from Toronto who made an impression on the speed-metal rock scene during the early 80s. The group comprised frontman Lips (vocals/guitar), who had lent his name to the group’s previous incarnation, Dave Allison (guitar), Ian Dickson (bass) and Robb Reiner (drums). The band was technically excellent, playing at breakneck s Read more

Metal Church - 48% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Aberdeen, Washington, USA, in 1982, Metal Church initially comprised David Wayne (1 January 1958, USA, d. 10 May 2005; vocals), Kurdt Vanderhoof (guitar), Craig Wells (guitar), Duke Erickson (bass) and Kirk Arrington (drums). Their 1984 debut was a phenomenal album, brimming with energy and promise. The style was the then-evolving thrash metal sound, and Metal Chur Read more

Krokus - 47% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Solothurn, Switzerland, Krokus appeared in 1974 playing symphonic rock similar to Yes, Genesis and Emerson, Lake And Palmer. After four years and two rather lacklustre albums, they switched to a hard rock style and dropped the frills in favour of a back-to-basics approach in the mode of AC/DC. The most stable early line-up of the band featured Chris Von Rohr (vocals), Read more

Gamma Ray - 46% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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After leaving Helloween in 1989, the band he founded, guitarist Kai Hansen (17 January 1963, Hamburg, Germany) teamed up with ex-Tyran Pace vocalist Ralf Scheepers. The intention was to record an album of existing material that had been deemed unsuitable for Hansen’s previous band. Joining them for this proposed project were Uwe Wessel (bass), Mathias Burchadt (drums) a Read more


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