Metal

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that emerged as a defined musical style in the 1970s, having its roots in hard rock bands which, between 1967 and 1974, mixed blues and rock to create a hybrid with a thick, heavy, guitar-and-drums-centered sound, characterised by the use of highly-amplified distortion. Out of heavy metal various subgenres later evolved, many of which are referred to simply as "metal". As a result, "heavy metal" now has two distinct meanings: either the genre and all of its subgenres, or the original heavy metal bands of the 1970s style sometimes dubbed "traditional metal", as exemplified by Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath.

Heavy metal began gaining popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, at which time many of the now existing subgenres first evolved. Heavy metal has a large world-wide following of fans known by terms such as "metalheads" and "headbangers". (Wikipedia) - If you want more on the history of Heavy Metal you gan go to Wikipedia. On this website we are going to look only to the bands that appeal to the Classic Rock listener. Bands included will be bands like Queensryche, Dream Theatre, Lana Lane etc.

 


 

A

AC/DC
After Forever
Armoured Saint
Axel Rudi Pell

B
Black Sabbath
Bride

C
Crimson Glory

D

Demon  
Diamond Head  
Di Anno, Paul  
Dio
Don Dokken

F
Fates Warning  

H
Hammerfall  
Helloween  
Hughes, Glenn  

I
Iommi  
Iron Maiden


J

Judas Priest  

K
 

Killer
Kingdom
Kingdom Come  
Kiss

L
Lana Lane
Led Zeppelin  

M
Manowar
Moody Marsden Band
Motley Crue
Motorhead  
Mother's Finest  

N
Nevada Beach
Nightwing  

O
 

Ozzy Osbourne

P
Praying Mantis
 

Q
Queensryche 
Quiet Riot

S
Saga
Samson  
Savatage  
Saxon
707
Stratovarius  
Symphony X 

T
Temple of the Dog
Ten
Threshold
Thunder 



 

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