This is a list of speed metal bands. Speed metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from NWOBHM and hardcore punk roots.
An offshoot of the New Wave of British Metal, speed metal emerged at the end of the 1970s. Speed metal bands are some of the most skilled musicians out there. The genre can be described as extremely fast (speed metal isn't just a clever name), melodic and aggressive.
Official music video of the legendary 'Ace of Spades' track by Motörhead. Originally released in 1980. Remembering Lemmy Kilmister, one of the greatest.
Motorhead is often credited as the first speed metal band.
Speed Metal is a sub-genre of Heavy Metal originating from the NWOBHM and the work of early Heavy Metal bands such as Deep Purple and Judas Priest.
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"Fast as a Shark" by Accept
Accept was influential in the development of speed and thrash metal.
Top speed metal albums based on votes
Speed metal bands, reviews, albums, interviews, etc.
"Exciter" by Judas Priest
The song "Exciter" was considered groundbreaking for its incredibly fast tempo.