Top 10 Greatest New Wave of British Heavy Metal Groups
From the mid-70's to the early 90's, NWOBHM has been dominating the hard rock scene. Here are the list of the greatest NWOBHM (New Wave of British Heavy Metal) groups.
The Top Ten
1 Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris. The most critically acclaimed period for the band was from 1983-1989. With vocalist Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, lead guitarist Dave Murray, rhythm guitarist Adrian ...read more.
Are you an idiot? Iron Maiden has continued to excel in these nearly four decades and is barely even power metal. They transcend all metal and become something greater. - maiden8
They will always be the best metal band of all time, even greater than the godfathers of Heavy Metal, Black Sabbath. - Pony
Power Metal from England
2 Judas Priest
Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They received a lot of popularity due to their big hits Breaking The Law, You've Got Another Thing Comin', and Living after Midnight which were played on the radio a ...read more.
"Not 'NEW wave"' Date of formation doesn't matter
What a beautiful band!
Not "NEW wave"
Motörhead were an English heavy metal/Hard Rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian Fraser "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member; guitarist and songwriter Larry Wallis; and drummer Lucas Fox. The band's harsh vocals and fast paced tempos helped inspire speed ...read more.
Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the new wave of British heavy metal, Venom's first two albums—Welcome to Hell and Black Metal—are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general.
All those American groups shouldn't be here.
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Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976, in South Yorkshire. As one of the leaders of the new wave of British heavy metal, they had eight UK Top 40 albums in the 1980s including four UK Top 10 albums and two Top 5 albums.
6 Diamond Head
Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. The band is recognised as one of the leading members of the new wave of British heavy metal and is acknowledged by thrash metal bands such as Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.
7 Ivory Tiger
Heavy Metal from Illinois, USA
8 Tygers of Pan Tang
Tygers of Pan Tang are a heavy metal band, part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement. They formed in 1978 in Whitley Bay, England, and were active until 1987. The band reformed in 1999 and continue to record and perform. V 1 Comment
9 Angel Witch
Angel Witch are a British heavy metal band which formed in London, England in 1977 as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
11 Def Leppard
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
They were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal for their album High N Dry (1981), and not for their glam metal/power pop albums, which they released later. - Metal_Treasure
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13 Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann. V 2 Comments
14 Praying Mantis
Hard Rock from England
Heavy/Power Metal from Pennsylvania, USA
17 Witchfinder General
Witchfinder General were a heavy metal band from Stourbridge, England. They were part of the new wave of British heavy metal scene and have been cited as a major influence on the doom metal genre.
Power Metal from California, USA
19 Crystal Knight
20 Grim Reaper
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