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Vicious Rumors - 100% match to Riot

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This San Francisco power metal band formed in 1979, making their debut on US Metal III after linking with guitar guru Mike Varney. However, by the release of Soldiers Of The Night, only one of the original line-up, guitarist Geoff Thorpe, remained, alongside bass player Dave Starr, drummer Larry Howe, and vocalist Gary St Pierre. Unable to find a suitable guitar partner, Thorp Read more

Crimson Glory - 96% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formerly known as Pierced Arrow and Beowolf, this Florida-based heavy metal quintet settled on the name Crimson Glory in 1982. Comprising Midnight (vocals), Jon Drenning (guitar), Ben Jackson (guitar), Jeff Lords (bass) and Dana Burnell (drums), they spent a full three years writing material and developing a sound. They emerged in 1986 with a self-titled debut on Roadrunner Rec Read more

Grim Reaper - 92% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1979, and featuring Steve Grimmett (vocals), Nick Bowcott (guitars), Dave Wanklin (bass) and Lee Hams (drums), Grim Reaper are a typical example of the bands that formed the UK heavy metal revival of the early 80s known as the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. They epitomized most of the movement’s strengths (a fresh, down-to-earth approach, enthusiasm, and powerf Read more

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Raven - 88% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Tokyo Blade - 86% match to Riot

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Helstar - 81% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in 1982 in Houston, Texas, USA, the band’s original line-up consisted of James Rivera (vocals), Larry Barragan (guitar), Robert Trevin (guitar), Jerry Abarca (bass) and Rene Lima (drums). Owing to an excellent four-track demo recorded in 1983, the band quickly became a favourite on the underground tape-trading scene. Attracting the attention of Combat Records, they Read more

Agent Steel - 80% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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This US heavy metal unit was formed in Los Angeles, California, in 1984, although it had existed in various guises since the early 80s. The most popular line-up comprised John Cyriis (João Campos, Brazil; vocals, ex-Abattoir), Juan Garcia (guitar, ex-Abattoir), Kurt Colfelt (guitar), George Robb (bass), and Chuck Profus (drums). Signing to Combat Records, the band rel Read more

Tygers Of Pan Tang - 78% match to Riot

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This hard rock band was formed in Whitley Bay, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England, in 1978, as part of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. The line-up originally comprised Jess Cox (England; vocals), Robb Weir (guitar), Richard ‘Rocky’ Laws (bass) and Brian ‘Big’ Dick (drums). Their debut EP was the first rock release on Newcastle’s Neat label, and it qui Read more

Fifth Angel - 76% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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Formed in Seattle, Washington, USA, in 1985, Fifth Angel comprised Ted Pilot (vocals), Kendall Bechtel (guitar), Ed Archer (guitar), John Macko (bass) and Ken Mary (drums). On the back of promising club dates they came to the attention of Mike Varney, who signed them to his Shrapnel label. A self-titled debut album backed up with touring commitments won them many fans and broug Read more

Omen - 76% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Liege Lord - 74% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Armored Saint - 71% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based heavy metal quintet was formed in 1981. The band originally comprised John Bush (24 August 1963, Los Angeles, California, USA; vocals), Dave Prichard (guitar), Phil E. Sandoval (guitar), Joey Vera (bass), and Gonzo Sandoval (drums). Their incessant gigging around the Los Angeles bar and club circuit led to them contributing a track to Read more

Savage Grace - 71% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Exciter - 69% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Lizzy Borden - 68% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This theatrical heavy rock band formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1983, and took their name from the infamous axe murderess. Utilizing strong sexual and horror imagery, their visual style owed much to Alice Cooper. The original line-up featured Lizzy Borden (vocals), his brother Joey Scott Harges (drums), Mike Davis (bass), Gene Allen (guitar) and Tony Matuzak (guitar). Read more


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