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

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Saxon - 81% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

Running Wild - 74% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Judas Priest - 68% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

Grave Digger - 57% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Overkill - 57% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This thrash metal quartet was formed in New York, USA, in 1984 by vocalist Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth, guitarist Bobby Gustafson, bass player D.D. Verni and drummer Rat Skates. Together they self-financed the recording of a mini-album. Desperately short of cash and exposure, they sold the rights to the small Azra label and made a net loss. They were soon picked up by Meg Read more

Dio - 54% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Manowar - 50% 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

Warlock - 48% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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After two years of constant gigging, the German band Warlock - Doro (Dorothee Pesch, 3 June 1964, Düsseldorf, Germany; vocals), Peter Szigeti (guitar), Rudy Graf (guitar), Frank Rittel (bass) and Michael Eurich (drums) - finally released an album. Signed to the independent Mausoleum label, in 1984 they issued Burning The Witches, which boasted a sound typical of German Read more

Metal Church - 45% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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

Anthrax - 43% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This New York, USA-based thrash metal outfit was formed in 1981 by Scott ‘Not’ Ian (Scott Rosenfeld, 31 December 1963, Queens, New York City, New York, USA; rhythm guitar) and Dan Lilker (b. 18 October 1964, USA; bass). After a series of personnel changes, Ian and Lilker were joined by Neil Turbin (vocals), Dan Spitz (b. 28 January 1963, USA; guitar) and Charlie Be Read more

Anvil - 42% match to Accept

Genres: 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

Exciter - 42% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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W.A.S.P. - 41% 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

Riot - 40% match to Accept

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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