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British Heavy Metal

written by: Gilligan
 
Nobody did heavy metal like the British. From Deep Purple to Def Leppard, the Brits showed America how heavy metal was done in the 70s and 80s. It's time now to put on your Union Jack shirt and get ready to rock... British style!

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This group from Birmingham is often considered the first heavy metal band. Their members included Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi.
Dwarf
King Crimson
Black Sabbath
Deep Purple


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Upon the addition of singer Bruce Dickinson and the release of the LP Number of the Beast, this band became one of the most successful metal acts to come out of England.
Iron Maiden
Judas Priest
Blue Oyster Cult
Iron Butterfly


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Deep Purple released this classic heavy metal album in 1972 which contained the hits "Smoke on the Water" and "Highway Star".
Houses of the Holy
Powerslave
Machine Head
Sticky Fingers


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This heavy metal band's 1983 album Pyromania went platinum ten times.
Thin Lizzy
Iron Maiden
Def Leppard
Scorpions


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Which of the following bands is NOT from Great Britain?
AC/DC
Rainbow
Deep Purple
Slade

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"The Immigrant Song", "Dazed and Confused" and "Communication Breakdown" are among the classic works of this hugely influential band featuring a former Yardbird on guitar.
Deep Purple
Traffic
Led Zeppelin
The Who


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This heavy metal band released the quintessential heavy metal album "British Steel" in 1980, which was followed by another hit LP "Screaming for Vengeance".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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Twisted Sister was a Welsh heavy metal band that originated in the town of Swansea.
False
True


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This band's signature song "Ace of Spades" takes its inspiration from the so-called "dead man's hand" of five card draw.
Saxon
Motörhead
Slade
Uriah Heep


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Iron Maiden and other metal bands were hilariously parodied by this semi-fictional band responsible for such songs as "Break Like the Wind" and "Christmas with the Devil".  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)



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