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

Iron Maiden Iron Maiden are an English Heavy Metal / Hard Rock 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 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

I don't know why all people try to give Iron Maiden some other geners.. some people say Melodic and others say Power and..etc
well.. they are Heavy Metal
not my words.. but their words.. and words of all experts
Iron Maiden is the "New Wave Of British HEAVY METAL"

Judas Priest Judas Priest are a British heavy metal band that formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. They are often referred to as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, and are even commonly called “The Metal Gods”, after one of the songs on their 1980 album “British Steel”. more.

"Not 'NEW wave"' Date of formation doesn't matter

What a beautiful band!

Not "NEW wave"

Saxon 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.
Motörhead Motörhead were an English heavy metal 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 metal and more.
Venom 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.

Death metal from england

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.
Ivory Tiger

Heavy Metal from Illinois, USA

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.

Heavy Metal from England

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.
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

Glam Metal from England.

The Contenders

Praying Mantis

Hard Rock from England

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.
Mercyful Fate Mercyful Fate was a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.

Black Metal from Denmark

They are from Denmark. - Caleb9000


Heavy/Power Metal from Pennsylvania, USA

Grim Reaper

Power Metal from California, USA

Crystal Knight
Bury Tomorrow
Accept Accept is a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.
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