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House of Lords - 100% 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 - 87% 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 - 83% 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

Great White - 82% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal 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

Krokus - 82% match to Bonfire

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

Pretty Maids - 75% 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

XYZ - 75% match to Bonfire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based hard rock act, led by vocalist Terry Ilous (20 February 1965, Paris, France) with Marc Richard Diglio (guitar), Patt Fontaine (bass) and Paul Monroe (drums), played initially in a blues-based style, but their sound was moulded in the studio by producer Don Dokken into an almost exact replica of Dokken, with Ilous in particular sounding Read more

Magnum - 74% match to Bonfire

Genres: Funk Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Britny Fox - 69% 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

Firehouse - 66% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Axxis - 65% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This highly competent German hard rock quartet was formed in the mid-80s by Walter Pietsch (guitar/vocals), Bernhard Weiss (guitar/vocals), Werner Kleinhans (bass) and Richard Michalski (drums/vocals). Their diverse style recalls Boston and Black Sabbath and also Europe and the Scorpions. Their debut for EMI Electrola, 1989’s Kingdom Of The Night, became the bestselling d Read more

Harem Scarem - 64% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Canadian heavy rock band formed in 1987 by Harry Hess (Harold Hess, 5 July 1968, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada; vocals, keyboards, guitar), Mike Gionet (bass), Pete Lesperance (b. 13 October 1968, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada; guitar, vocals) and Darren Smith (drums, vocals). Hess and Smith had played together in Blind Vengeance prior to launching a new project with their friends Read more

Kingdom Come - 63% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Vinnie Vincent Invasion - 63% match to Bonfire

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Vincent Cusano, 6 August 1952, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA. Vincent began his musical career as guitar/vocalist in the melodic rock band Treasure in 1977. In 1982 he accepted the offer to join Kiss and contributed to Creatures Of The Night and Lick It Up, the latter featuring the band without make-up on the cover for the first time. After two years with Kiss, Vincent left t Read more

Cinderella - 62% match to Bonfire

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bo Read more


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