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(Vocal/instrumental group, 1969–present)

This Birmingham heavy metal outfit, led by vocalist Rob Halford, first charted with Sin After Sin in 1977. British Steel (1980) consolidated their position as one of the leading bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Their lyrics littered with Satanic imagery, the band were unsuccessfully sued in 1985 by parents of two of the band’s fans who committed suicide. Storming albums such as Screaming For Vengeance (1982) were an acknowledged influence on Metallica and others.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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