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Diamond Head - 81% 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

Angel Witch - 79% match to Samson

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

Tokyo Blade - 78% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Bruce Dickinson - 71% match to Samson

Genres: Blues 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

Grim Reaper - 62% match to Samson

Genres: 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

Demon - 60% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Girlschool - 60% 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

Halford - 58% match to Samson

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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Although Halford is indeed a band, it is understandable that the main focal point of this heavy metal quintet is legendary vocalist Rob Halford (Robert John Arthur Halford, 25 August 1951, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England). Halford first rose to prominence as the leather clad frontman of UK heavy metal act Judas Priest. During his tenure with the band (from 1973-93), Read more

Blaze - 53% match to Samson

Genres: Dance Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Saxon - 52% 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

Fight - 49% match to Samson

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Inspired by the aggressive new metal sounds of the likes of Pantera, Skid Row and Metallica, the Judas Priest vocalist Rob Halford (Robert John Arthur Halford, 25 August 1951, Sutton Coldfield, Warwickshire, England) formed Fight as a solo project to explore material that he felt was inappropriate for Judas Priest, but it eventually led to a bitter and acrimonious split fr Read more

Tank - 47% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
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Heaven & Hell - 46% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Iron Maiden - 45% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in London, England, in 1975, Iron Maiden was from the start the brainchild of Steve Harris (Stephen Percy Harris, 12 March 1957, Leytonstone, London, England; bass), formerly a member of pub rockers Smiler. Named after a medieval torture device, the music was suitably heavy and hard on the senses. The heavy metal scene of the late 70s was widely regarded as stagnant, Read more

Paul Di'Anno - 44% match to Samson

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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