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Heavy Metal Quiz

Quiz I

  1. Which heavy metal band was formed in East London, in 1975, by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris?
  2. English singer and songwriter Ian Gillan originally found commercial success as the lead singer of which group?
  3. Which heavy metal group, formed in 1981, performed for the last time at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on 31 December, 2015?
  4. Which American singer was born Vincent Damon Furnier? And how is English musician Ian Fraser Kilmister better known?

  5. Which song, written for the 1982 Iron Maiden album The Number of the Beast, has been acclaimed as one of the greatest heavy metal songs of all time?
  6. Ace of Spades is a song by which British metal band?
  7. Which musician has competed internationally in fencing, and was once ranked 7th in Great Britain?
  8. 'Master of the Puppets' is a 1986 metal album by which band?
  9. Which three bands were referred to as the "unholy trinity of British hard rock and heavy metal in the early to mid-seventies"?
  10. Which song is sometimes described as the first heavy metal song - the second verse lyric "heavy metal thunder" marks the first use of this term in rock music?
  11. What is the real first name of 'Ozzy' Osbourne?
  12. In 1970, which heavy metal group performing in Denmark changed their name to 'The Nobs', under the threat of a lawsuit for tarnishing a family name?
  13. Which famous 1984 American rock music mockumentary comedy film features a fictional British heavy metal band?
  14. Which English heavy metal band was formed in West Bromwich in 1969? And which band was formed in 1977, in Barnsley?
  15. Dee Snider came to prominence in the early 1980s as lead singer of which heavy metal band?
  16. Which famous drummer was a co-founder of Motley Crue?
  17. Which band did guitarist Dave Mustaine form in 1983 shortly after his dismissal from Metallica?
  18. Ozzy Osbourne has two nicknames, the 'Godfather of Heavy Metal' is one, can you name the other?
  19. Which band was enforced to replace original singer Bon Scott in 1980, after his sudden alcohol related death?
  20. After 37 years of recording and performing, which American thrash metal band will embark on their farewell tour in 2018?


  1. Iron Maiden
  2. Deep Purple
  3. Motley Crue
  4. Alice Cooper. Lemmy.
  5. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  6. Motorhead
  7. Bruce Dickinson
  8. Metallica
  9. Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath
  10. Born to Be Wild (by Steppenwolf)
  11. John
  12. Led Zeppelin
  13. This is Spinal Tap
  14. Judas Priest. Saxon (Barnsley)
  15. Twisted Sister
  16. Tommy Lee (later famous for marrying Pamela Anderson)
  17. Megadeth
  18. Prince of Darkness
  19. AC/DC
  20. Slayer

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