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 Sabbath said,
"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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