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Anthrax

Although die-hard fans stuck by Anthrax no matter who their singer was, it is widely agreed among metalheads that the band was at their...

Black Sabbath

The definitive heavy metal band, Black Sabbath, emerged from Birmingham in the British Midlands in 1967. Their debut album, Black Sabbath (1970), stormed to #8 in the UK...

Cinderella

In the late 80s, Cinderella had triple-platinum hits in the US with debut album Night Songs (1986) and follow-up Long Cold Winter (1988). Night Songs was released a year after the...

Deep Purple

In 1967, former drummer of The Searchers, Chris Curtis, asked the boss of Alice Edwards Gowns (a rag trade company) to manage a new...

Def Leppard

Def Leppard formed in Sheffield, England in 1977 as Atomic Mass with original members Rick Savage, Pete Willis and Tony Kenning. Frontman Joe Elliot came...

Dio

Formed after Ronnie James Dio's departure from Black Sabbath, Dio's first self-titled outfit featured the considerable talents of fellow Sabbath absconder Vinny Appice on...

Dokken

There was never a better time to be a big-haired hard rock band from Los Angeles than in 1987. Mötley Crüe were riding high with the...

Heavy Metal

Fine in principal, but not quite in practice; The Heavy Metal crowd consistently ruled much of the 80's, which is why there was 'alternative...

Judas Priest

Named after the Bob Dylan song The Ballad of Frankie Lee and Judas Priest and led by Tim Brooke-Taylor look-alike and openly gay biker dress-alike...

Michael Schenker Group

Michael Schenker joined his brother's band, Scorpions in 1971. The group opened for UFO on one of their early German tours and UFO were impressed enough that they asked...

New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM)

In the early 1980s, UK rock magazine Sounds ardently promoted (and christened) the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal -  the acronym of which is spelt...

Pantera

One of the most influential heavy metal bands of the 90s, Texan quartet Pantera knocked out a series of albums in that decade that...

Rainbow

A few months prior to his departure from Deep Purple in 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore teamed up with members of a decidedly mediocre American...

Saxon

Saxon vocalist Peter "Biff" Byford is a Yorkshireman with strictly old-school values. Once photographed enjoying a cup of tea while his wife washed his car...

Scorpions, The

The Scorpions formed in Hanover, Germany, in 1971, and recorded their first album, Lonesome Crow, in Hamburg a little later. The band embarked on a gruelling...

Sepultura

Brazilian thrash metal band formed in Sao Paolo in 1983 by teenage brothers Max and Igor Cavelera (on guitar and drums respectively) with guitarist...

Slayer

Slayer formed in Los Angeles in 1982 and always existed to be the heaviest and the fastest - and to stand at the farthest...

UFO

During the 1970s, UFO was one of the most popular heavy metal bands in the world, thanks in no small part to the blistering guitar work...

Warrant

With a pair of double-platinum albums, Warrant were one of the most popular glam-metal bands of the late 80s. Formed in Los Angeles in the...

Witchfynde

Steve Bridges Vocals Montalo Guitar Andro Coulton Bass Pete Surgery Bass Gra Scoresby Drums

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