80's Metal

Though heavy metal did of course exist in the seventies, it really came of age in the eighties, both as a popular form of music in the mainstream as well as a booming underground movement. Some of metal's genres didn't really come into being until the mid-late eighties or later, but a basic style of metal (sometimes referred to in the press as Priest/Maiden, named obviously for two of 80's metal's biggest influences) began to take hold during this period.


220 Volt Evil Ripper
3rd Stage Alert Executioner Rottweiller
Acid Exorcist Ruthless
Adramelch Exxplorer Sabbrabells
ADX Faithful Breath Sacred Blade
Alien Force Gargoyle Sacred Oath
Americade Genocide Sacred Rite
Angus Glory Bells Sad Iron
Anthem Gotham City S.A.D.O.
Apocrypha Gravestone Saint
Arkangel Griffin Saints Anger
Atlain Hammerhawk Satan Jokers
Attacker Hammerschmitt Savage Grace
Attila Hammerwitch S.D.I.
August Redmoon Havoc Sentinel Beast
Axe Witch Hawaii Silver Mountain
Barren Cross H-Bomb Slauter Xstroyes
Bitch Heavy Load Sortilege
Black Death Hellion Sound Barrier
Black Task Helstar Steeler
Black Tears Heretic Steeler
Blacklace High Power Steel Vengeance
Blacklist Highway Chile Stormwitch
Blaspheme Hittman Stygian Shore
Bloodgood Hyksos Sweet Cheater
Bloodlust Impact Sword
Bodine Killers Syron Vanes
Brainfever Leatherwolf Taist Of Iron
Breaker LeMans Thrust
Brocas Helm Liege Lord Thunderfire
Burning Starr Lions Breed Thunderhead
Cerebus Lizzy Borden Torch
Chastain Lords Of The Crimson Alliance Toxik
Cirith Ungol Malisha Trauma
Convict Maltese Falcon TT Quick
Crisis Maninnya Blade Tyran Pace
Crossfire Martyr Tyrant
Crysys Medieval Steel Tyrant
Culprit Mistreater Tyton
Cutty Sark Mox Nix Vectom
Damien Thorne Neon Cross Vicious Barreka
Dark Wizard Nigro Mantia Voie De Fait
Dead End Obsession Wallop
Deadly Blessing Oliver Magnum Warhead
Deaf Dealer Omen Warlock
Death Mask Ostrogoth Warlord
Ded Engine Overdrive Warning
Deep Throat Overlorde Warrant
Def Leppard Oxenkiller Wild Dogs
Defender Oz Witch Cross
Demon Eyes Pandemonium Witchkiller
Demon Flight Picture Wrath
Der Kaiser Piledriver X-Japan
Devil Childe Preyer Zed Yago
Dr. Mastermind Purgatory  
ESP Rhoads  
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