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House of Lords - 69% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This five-piece US heavy rock supergroup was put together by Gregg Giuffria (keyboards, ex-Angel). Augmented by Chuck Wright (bass, ex-Quiet Riot), Ken Mary (drums, ex-Alice Cooper), James Christian (vocals, ex-Canata) and Lanny Cordola (guitar, ex-Giuffria), the line-up was impressive and promised much. With Giuffria in control, the band pursued an overstated melodic approach Read more

Hardline - 54% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US hard rock act evolved from a songwriting partnership between brothers Johnny and Joey Gioeli (vocals and guitar, respectively, both ex-Brunette) and ex-Santana, Journey and Bad English guitarist Neal Schon. Bad English drummer Deen Castronovo joined, and completed the rhythm section by drafting in childhood friend Todd Jensen (ex-David Lee Roth; bass). Double Eclipse wa Read more

Danger Danger - 47% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic and atmospheric US hard rock band was formed in 1988 by former Michael Bolton bass player Bruno Ravel. Enlisting the services of Ted Poley (ex-Prophet vocalist), Steve West (drums), Kasey Smith (keyboards) and Tony Rey (guitar), the band’s style lay somewhere between White Lion and Bon Jovi. They were picked up by Imagine Records and debuted with a self-titled Read more

Firehouse - 45% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Keel - 44% match to Bonfire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US-born vocalist Ron Keel started his career in 1983 with Steeler, who also temporarily featured future guitar hero Yngwie Malmsteen. After one self-titled album on Shrapnel Records, he dissolved the band to go solo. Forming a typical Kiss / Aerosmith -styled band with musicians Brian Jay (guitar), Marc Ferrari (guitar), Kenny Chaisson (bass) and Dwain Miller (drums), Keel obta Read more

Autograph - 43% match to Bonfire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Pretty Maids - 43% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This long-running Danish heavy metal quintet was formed in 1981 by vocalist Ronnie Atkins (Paul Christensen) and guitarist Ken Hammer (b. Kenneth Hansen). Taking their musical brief from British acts Deep Purple, Judas Priest and UFO, their style was such that enthusiasm often outweighed originality. The band has undergone numerous line-up changes, with Atkins and Hammer ini Read more

Great White - 40% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based heavy metal band was formed (as Dante Fox) in 1981 by Jack Russell (5 December 1960, Montebello, California, USA; vocals), Mark Kendall (b. 29 April 1957, Loma Linda, California, USA; guitar), Lorne Black (bass) and Gary Holland (drums). Changing their name to Great White, they adopted a no-frills approach from the start, relying on th Read more

Gotthard - 39% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Britny Fox - 38% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This ‘glam-metal’ quartet was formed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA in summer 1985 by vocalist ‘Dizzy’ Dean Davidson (ex-World War III drummer) and former Cinderella guitarist Michael Kelly Smith. With the addition of bass player Billy Childs and drummer Tony Destra (also ex-Cinderella) they recorded the In America demo which landed them a major recordin Read more

Dokken - 38% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, USA heavy metal band was put together by vocalist Don Dokken (29 June 1953). His first break came when producer Dieter Dierks recruited him to supply (eventually unused) back-up vocals on the Scorpions’Blackout in 1982. Dierks then allowed Dokken the remaining studio time to produce demos. These rough recordings impressed Carrere Records enough to sec Read more

White Lion - 37% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US hard rock band was formed in Brooklyn, New York, during 1983, by Mike Tramp (Michael Trampenau, 14 January 1961, Copenhagen, Denmark; lead vocals, ex-Mabel) and Vito Bratta (b. 1 July 1961, Staten Island, New York, USA; guitar, ex-Dreamer). After a series of false starts, they signed to Elektra Records with Felix Robinson (bass, ex-Angel) and Nicki Capozzi (drums) co Read more

Axel Rudi Pell - 36% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German heavy metal guitar virtuoso left Steeler in 1988 to concentrate on a solo career. Influenced by Ritchie Blackmore, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tony Macalpine, he played explosive guitar pyrotechnics within a traditional metal framework. Wild Obsession featured Charlie Huhn (vocals), Bonfire member Jorg Deisinger (bass) and Jörg Michael (drums, ex-Rage). It was well r Read more

Sinner - 36% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German hard rock/thrash metal band was formed by Matthias Lasch in 1980. Lasch later became known as Mat Sinner, adding guitarists Wolfgang Werner and Calo Rapallo, drummer Edgar Patrik (later of Bonfire) and keyboard player Franky Mittelbach to complete the band’s initial line-up. Influenced by Accept, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and later Metallica, they released six Read more

Kix - 35% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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