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Manilla Road - 95% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal
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Grim Reaper - 90% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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

Omen - 88% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Virgin Steele - 88% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Comprising David DeFeis (vocals, keyboards), Jack Starr (guitar), Joe O’Reilly (bass) and Joey Ayvazian (drums), US rock band Virgin Steele were always likely to appeal to heavy metal purists. Like Manowar, they eschewed any considerations of subtlety in favour of excess - be it in musicianship or stage appearance. The band made its debut for Music For Nations in 1983, the Read more

Savage Grace - 87% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Loudness - 85% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Agent Steel - 83% 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

Tokyo Blade - 80% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
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Exciter - 78% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Helstar - 78% 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

Lizzy Borden - 77% 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

Armored Saint - 76% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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

Running Wild - 76% match to Riot

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

Fates Warning - 74% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Hartford, Connecticut, USA, in 1982, initially as Misfit, the original line-up of Fates Warning consisted of John Arch (vocals), Jim Matheos (guitar), Victor Arduini (guitar), Joe DiBiase (bass) and Steve Zimmerman (drums). After a couple of early demos the band was invited to contribute a track (‘Soldier Boy’) to the Metal Massacre V compilation, released Read more

Angel Witch - 73% match to Riot

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the first rock bands to be associated with the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement that originated in 1979, the original line-up of Angel Witch went under the name Lucifer. Comprising guitar virtuoso and vocalist Kevin Heybourne, Bob Downing (guitar), Kevin Riddles (bass) and Dave Hogg (drums), the band changed their name to Angel Witch with the departure of Downin Read more


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