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Helstar - 62% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal
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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

Attacker - 55% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Angel Witch - 53% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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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

Tyrant - 52% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Mercyful Fate - 51% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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This seminal black metal act was formed in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1980 by vocalist King Diamond (Kim Bendix Petersen, 14 June 1956, Copenhagen, Denmark) and guitarist Hank Shermann (b. Rene Krolmark, Denmark; ex-Brats). Benny Petersen (guitar), Old Nick (drums), and C. Volsing (guitar) appeared on early demos, but the original line-up coalesced around Diamond, Shermann, Mic Read more

Virgin Steele - 48% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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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

Exciter - 47% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Running Wild - 46% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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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

Tokyo Blade - 43% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Agent Steel - 41% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal
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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

Riot - 41% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
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Grim Reaper - 39% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Pop / Rock
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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

Witchfinder General - 39% match to Manilla Road

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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This Midlands-based New Wave Of British Heavy Metal group are rather better remembered for two controversial album covers than for any of their actual music. Formed in 1979 by vocalist Zeeb and guitarist Phil Cope, with a name taken from a classic horror film, the initial line-up settled with a rhythm section of Toss McCready (bass) and Steve Kinsell (drums). Their debut single Read more

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