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1980's Speed Metal Bands
"I will name either a few songs, albums or band members to see if you can guess what 80's speed metal band I am hinting at."
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Metallica was the quintessence of 1980's speed metal. Bassist Cliff Burton, who was killed in 1986 as a result of a bus accident in Sweden, defined the art of heavy metal bass. What band was he in when Lars Ulrich and James Hettfield recruited him?
Paul Baloff, original lead singer for Exodus, was replaced by Steve Souza in 1987. What band did Souza leave to join Exodus?
Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted found his musical stock flourish as a member of what Arizona band?
Flotsam & Jetsam
Whose debut album was "Show No Mercy"?
Voivod made a name for themselves with their futuristic lyrics and unique music styles. Voivod became popular with the cover song and accompanying video for a Pink Floyd track. Do you remember this song that gained huge popularity on MTV's "Headbanger's Ball"?
Wish You Were Here
Which band released the anti-political anthem "Surf Nicaragua"?
What band's core members were once roadies for the Swiss band Celtic Frost?
Nevermore began in the 1980's as a thrash metal outfit. What band disbanded and then had their singer, bassist and guitar player reform under the name Nevermore.
Trick question. What band had members Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, Dan Lilker and Billy Milano?
Stormtroopers of Death
Another abbreviated band was D.R.I. Does anyone know what D.R.I. stood for?
Deep Rooted Infection
Dirty Rotten Imbeciles
Dark Rowdy Indians
Damn Righteous Individuals
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