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Sinner - 100% match to Victory

Genres: Heavy Metal
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This German hard rock/thrash metal band was formed by Matthias Lasch in 1980. Lasch later became known as Mat Sinner, adding guitarists Wolfgang Werner and Calo Rapallo, drummer Edgar Patrik (later of Bonfire) and keyboard player Franky Mittelbach to complete the band’s initial line-up. Influenced by Accept, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and later Metallica, they released six Read more

Pretty Maids - 96% match to Victory

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

Bonfire - 90% match to Victory

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy metal band was formed in Ingolstadt, Germany. They came together in 1985 from the ashes of Cacumen, which had featured Claus Lessmann (vocals) and Hans Ziller (guitar) in their ranks. Other early members of Bonfire included Horst Maier-Thorn (guitar) and a Dominic Huelhorst (drums), who was sacked and replaced temporarily by Ken Mary from House Of Lords. Edgar Patrik Read more

Keel - 80% match to Victory

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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US-born vocalist Ron Keel started his career in 1983 with Steeler, who also temporarily featured future guitar hero Yngwie Malmsteen. After one self-titled album on Shrapnel Records, he dissolved the band to go solo. Forming a typical Kiss / Aerosmith -styled band with musicians Brian Jay (guitar), Marc Ferrari (guitar), Kenny Chaisson (bass) and Dwain Miller (drums), Keel obta Read more

Leatherwolf - 80% match to Victory

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this Californian quintet date back to 1983 when Michael Olivieri (vocals, guitar), Geoff Gayer (guitar), Carey Howe (guitar), Matt Hurich (bass) and Dean Roberts (drums) were at high school together. Influenced by a range of styles, from hard rock to jazz, they recorded a self-titled, five-track mini-album that attracted the attention of Island Records. Matt Huri Read more

House of Lords - 79% match to Victory

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

Sleeze Beez - 73% match to Victory

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Helix - 69% match to Victory

Genres: Blues Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Lizzy Borden - 68% match to Victory

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

Fifth Angel - 67% match to Victory

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

Lillian Axe - 67% match to Victory

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic rock quintet, originally from Michigan, USA, was formed by Ron Taylor (vocals), Steve Blaze (guitar), Jon Ster (guitar, keyboards), Rob Stratton (bass) and Danny King (drums). Initially known as Stiff, the band was taken under the wing of Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby before changing their name to Lillian Axe. Produced by Crosby, their 1988 debut was a fine amalgam Read more

Krokus - 65% match to Victory

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

Autograph - 62% match to Victory

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s
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Vicious Rumors - 57% match to Victory

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

Dokken - 53% match to Victory

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, USA heavy metal band was put together by vocalist Don Dokken (29 June 1953). His first break came when producer Dieter Dierks recruited him to supply (eventually unused) back-up vocals on the Scorpions’Blackout in 1982. Dierks then allowed Dokken the remaining studio time to produce demos. These rough recordings impressed Carrere Records enough to sec Read more


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