Black Sabbath named Most Important British Metal Act
The almighty Black Sabbath have been unveiled
as the most important hard rock & metal act, ever.
In a major poll carried out by record industry body the BPI (British Phonographic Industry) the
metal-pioneers were crowned 'the most important hard rock act
of all time.'
Black Sabbath, who have sold more than 70
million records worldwide, picked up almost half of all votes (45%)
in a poll of more than 3,600 hard rock / metal fans. Iron
Maiden and Led Zeppelin completed the
trio of the most respected British hard rock legends, each taking
one fifth of the votes.
Commenting on the poll-topping news, Black
"We are honoured and flattered to be acknowledged in a poll
like this which is voted for by the fans. We thank you."
Metallica's '91 self-titled classic was
revealed to be the album most metal fans would recommend as the
ideal introduction to the genre. The album has sold more than 30
million copies globally and produced hits 'Enter Sandman'
and 'Nothing Else Matters.'
The survey was carried out partly in conjunction with leading
publications Kerrang! and Metal Hammer.
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