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Dokken - 100% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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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

Accept - 95% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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This German heavy rock quintet originally comprised Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Gerhard Wahl (guitar) and Wolf Hoffman (10 December 1959, Mainz, Germany; guitar), Frank Friedrich (drums) and Peter Baltes (bass). Formed in 1976 in their home town of Solingen, Jorg Fischer replaced Wahl in 1978. The band’s power metal sound was characterized by Dirkschneider’s guttur Read more

Twisted Sister - 93% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Comedy Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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Formed in 1973, this New York, USA-based hard rock band’s original purpose was to provide the antidote to the disco music that was saturating the airwaves during the mid-70s. Twisted Sister evolved from a band called Silverstar, but the line-up did not start to take shape until 1976 when founding members Jay Jay French (John Segall, 20 July 1952, USA; guitar) and Kenny Read more

Warlock - 92% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Classical Heavy Metal
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After two years of constant gigging, the German band Warlock - Doro (Dorothee Pesch, 3 June 1964, Düsseldorf, Germany; vocals), Peter Szigeti (guitar), Rudy Graf (guitar), Frank Rittel (bass) and Michael Eurich (drums) - finally released an album. Signed to the independent Mausoleum label, in 1984 they issued Burning The Witches, which boasted a sound typical of German Read more

Cinderella - 87% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Children's Music Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bo Read more

Judas Priest - 83% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Music Theme Documentaries Drama Heavy Metal
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This enduring heavy metal outfit was formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969, by K.K. Downing (Kenneth Downing, 27 October 1951, West Bromwich, Warwickshire, England; guitar) and close friend, Ian Hill (b. 20 January 1951, England; bass). As another hopeful, struggling young rock band, they played their first gig in Essington in 1971 with a line-up completed by Alan Atkins (b Read more

Testament - 83% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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This US thrash act was one of the first to emerge from San Francisco’s Bay Area in Metallica’s wake in the 80s. Originally formed as Legacy in 1983, becoming Testament two years later, the line-up included vocalist Steve Souza alongside Alex Skolnick (29 September 1968, Berkeley, California, USA, replacing original guitarist Derrick Ramirez), Eric Peterson (b. 14 M Read more

Saxon - 82% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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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

Quiet Riot - 80% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts
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This US heavy metal band had their ‘five minutes’ of fame in 1983 with a remake of the Slade song, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, and a US number 1 album, Metal Health - the first metal album to reach that position in the US charts. However, they were unable to maintain that momentum with subsequent releases. The band formed in 1975 with lanky vocalist Kevin DuBr Read more

U.D.O. - 80% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal
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Manowar - 77% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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This traditionalist heavy metal quartet from the USA (whose motto is ‘Death To False Metal’) was formed in 1981 by bass player Joey DeMaio (Auburn, New York, USA, a former Black Sabbath roadie) and ex-Shakin’ Street and Dictators guitarist Ross ‘The Boss’ Funicello (b. Ross Friedman, New York City, New York, USA). Recruiting vocalist Eric Adams and d Read more

Ratt - 76% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Documentaries Heavy Metal
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This heavy metal band was formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Robbin Crosby (4 August 1959, San Diego, California, USA, d. 6 June 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Warren DeMartini (guitar), Juan Croucier (bass), and Bobby ‘The Blotz’ Blotzer (drums). They evolved out of 70s band Mickey Ratt, transmuting into their present Read more

Running Wild - 75% match to W.A.S.P.

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

Doro - 73% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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Dorothee Pesch, 3 June 1964, Düsseldorf, Germany. Pesch, the leading light and vocalist of the German heavy metal band Warlock, dissolved the band after the release of 1987’s Triumph And Agony. Retaining only bass player Tommy Henriksen, she embarked on a solo career under the name of Doro. To complete the new line-up she recruited guitarist John Devin and drummer Read more

Dio - 72% match to W.A.S.P.

Genres: Pop / Rock Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Spoken Word
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