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Tygers Of Pan Tang - 100% match to Samson

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

Raven - 83% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Bruce Dickinson - 70% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paul Bruce Dickinson, 7 August 1958, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, England. Dickinson left the heavy metal band Samson to join pioneering contemporaries Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di’Anno in 1981. By the following year Dickinson had fully established himself within the line-up through his performances on the road and on 1982’s UK number 1 album, The Number Of The Beas Read more

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Girlschool - 65% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The all-female UK heavy metal band had its origins in Painted Lady, founded by teenagers Enid Williams (bass/vocals) and Kim McAuliffe (13 April 1959; guitar/vocals). The remaining members of Painted Lady went on to form Tour De Force. After Kelly Johnson (b. 20 June 1958, d. 15 July 2007; guitar/vocals) and Denise Dufort (drums) had joined in 1978 the name became Girlschool Read more

Diamond Head - 61% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Stourbridge, England, in 1979, the original line-up of Diamond Head comprised Sean Harris (vocals), Brian Tatler (guitar), Colin Kimberley (bass) and Duncan Scott (drums). The band was one of the pioneers of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and their debut single, ‘Sweet And Innocent’, showcased the band’s blues influences and Harris’ impressive Read more

Grim Reaper - 54% match to Samson

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

Saxon - 48% match to Samson

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

Riot - 46% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Demon - 44% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Rock Goddess - 43% match to Samson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed by sisters Jody and Julie Turner at the tender age of 13 and nine, respectively, even in such infancy Jody proved a good guitarist and Julie showed considerable promise as a drummer. Their father ran a music shop in Wandsworth, London, which had a rehearsal room next to it. The sisters, along with school friend and budding bass player Tracey Lamb, soon started to put a s Read more

Armored Saint - 40% match to Samson

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

Lizzy Borden - 40% match to Samson

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

Paul Di'Anno - 40% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Metal Church - 38% match to Samson

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

Anvil - 37% match to Samson

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


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