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 Few
Americade Genocide Sacred Oath
Angus Glory Bells Sacred Rite
Anthem Gotham City Sad Iron
Apocrypha Gravestone S.A.D.O.
Arkangel Griffin Saint
Atlain Hammerhawk Saints Anger
Attacker Hammerschmitt Satan Jokers
Attila Hammerwitch Savage Grace
August Redmoon Havoc S.D.I.
Axe Witch Hawaii Sentinel Beast
Barren Cross H-Bomb Silver Mountain
Bitch Heavy Load Slauter Xstroyes
Black Death Hellion Sortilege
Black Diamond Helstar Sound Barrier
Black Task Heretic Steeler
Black Tears High Power Steeler
Blacklace Highway Chile Steel Vengeance
Blacklist Hittman Stormwitch
Blaspheme Hyksos Stygian Shore
Bloodgood Impact Sweet Cheater
Bloodlust Killers Sword
Bodine Leatherwolf Syron Vanes
Brainfever LeMans Taist Of Iron
Breaker Liege Lord Thrust
Brocas Helm Lions Breed Thunderfire
Burning Starr Lizzy Borden Thunderhead
Cerebus Lords Of The Crimson Alliance Torch
Chastain Malisha Toxik
Cirith Ungol Maltese Falcon Trauma
Convict Maninnya Blade TT Quick
Crisis Martyr Tyran Pace
Crossfire Medieval Steel Tyrant
Crysys Mistreater Tyrant
Culprit Mox Nix Tyton
Cutty Sark Neon Cross Vectom
Damien Thorne Nigro Mantia Vicious Barreka
Dark Wizard Obsession Voie De Fait
Dead End Ocean 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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