Eligible since: 2006 (The 2007 Induction Ceremony)
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I can't believe no one's talked about them, and I can't believe James Hetfield missed out on them in his speech. Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer are all influenced by them, at the very least, they coined the term "Black Metal" and are the one of the leaders of the movement, and are considered by others the godfathers of extreme and death. They certainly put a unique spin on things and therefore should be inducted. They'll likely have to wait until Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Motorhead get their due at the very least (rightfully so) but even then they'll probably have a peace deal worked out between the Palestinians and the Israelis before they even get nominated, not only because of the board's view of metal, but also because nobody outside of the die-hard metalheads have heard of them (never even charted in the U.S. and only one or two chartings in the U.K.)
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 02.4.10 @ 18:12pm
Falco , alias Hans Hölzel , un artiste unique en son genre qui a eu son succes aupres des francophones également et qui manque terriblement à ses fans à travers le monde
Posted by Letty on Tuesday, 05.18.10 @ 04:22am
Venom is a spectacularly talented, influential and genre-defining if not genre creating band that has the stigma of being both foreign and metal. The thing that kills their chances is that other British acts like Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Judas Priest are not in yet. I absolutely would put them in. The Hall isn't going to see it my way.
Posted by Neckbeard on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 11:12am
Should they be in? Yes.
Posted by Grok on Friday, 01.11.13 @ 15:48pm
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