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

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