This web-page list people have played an important role in the evolution of rock music as musician, producer, sound engineer, mastering engineer, artwork artist, photographer or just by hanging around.
Bernie Grundman - Mastering Engineer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA and has been very successful. Between 1982 and 1990 he has been mastering at least 3 dozen of heavy metal albums.
BERNIE MARSDEN a British Rock and Blues Guitarist, known for his work with the "Whitesnake" band. Bernie Marsden's music career started in the early 1970's and has been active until today (2018). He has performed in many different bands , which include: UFO, Cozy Powell's Hammer, Babe Ruth, Paice Ashton Lord, Whitesnake, The Moody Marsden Band, The Snakes, The Company of Snakes.
Biff Byford (real-name: Peter Rodney Byford) born in the year 1951 in Honley, West-Yorkshire in England. Lead singer in the bands “Son of a Bitch” from 1977 until 1978, followed by SAXON from 1977 until now.
Bill Metoyer during the 1980s he was Vice-President and in-house sound-engineer of Metal Blade Records. As such he has produced and taken care of the sound of many Heavy Metal bands. Most notable: Flotsam and Jetsam, Fates Warning, Helstar, Savage Grace, Tyrant, Slayer, Trouble, Sacred Reich, Armored Saint, Atrophy, Abattoir, Bitch, D.R.I, Dark Angel, Cryptic Slaughter, Lääz Rockit, Morbid Angel, Omen, Lizzy Borden, Mentors and many others.
Bill Ward drummer with the British Heavy Metal "Black Sabbath" from 1969 until 2012 with several breaks inbetween during which he performed with bands like: Bill Ward (Band), Black Sabbath , Day of Errors, Max Havoc, Mythology, The Mezmerist, The Rest.
Bob Broglia a British sound engineer who has (during the 1980s) been responsible for recording the sound of Heavy Metal for bands like: Baron Rojo, Panzer, Samson, White Spirit.
Bob Daisley is a Bass guitar player from Sydney, Australia and has a very long career as musicians in bands like "Black Sabbath" , "Ozzy Osbourne" , "Rainbow" , "Yngwie J. Malmsteen", "Gary Moore (Band)", "Uriah Heep" and many other bands.
Bob Defrin - As director, graphic designer and head of art for Atlantic records, Bob Defrin has been responsible for the album covers of many Heavy Metal bands during the 1980s.
1978 If You Want Blood You've Got It, Ac/Dc
1978 Powerage, Ac/Dc
1982 Records, Foreigner
1983 Shout At The Devil , Motley Crue ,
1983 Siogo, Blackfoot
1984 Stay Hungry, Twisted Sister ,
1984 Tooth And Nail, Dokken ,
1985 Power Of The Night, Savatage ,
1985 Stay Hard, Raven (Gbr,Usa)
1986 Fight For The Rock, Savatage ,
1986 The Dark, Metal Church ,
1987 Fighting The World, Manowar ,
1987 Frehley's Comet - Frehley's Comet
1987 Hall Of The Mountain King, Savatage ,
1987 License To Kill, Malice ,
1987 Life's A Bitch, Raven (Gbr,Usa)
1987 Love Is For Suckers, Twisted Sister ,
1989 Climbin' The Walls, Wrathchild America ,
1989 Practice What You Preach, Testament ,
1989 Race Against Time, Banshee
1989 Skid Row (Self-Titled), Skid Row
1990 Oppressing The Masses, Vio-Lence ,
1990 Souls Of Black, Testament ,
1990 Vicious Rumors (Self-Titled). Vicious Rumors (Band)
1991 Horrorscope, Overkill ,
1991 Slave To The Grind, Skid Row
1991 Streets: A Rock Opera, Savatage ,
Bob Ludwig is an experienced and well-known mastering engineer, he has mastered thousands of music records. He has been vice-president of Sterling Sound, vice-president and chief engineer at Masterdisk and in 1993 owned his own mastering
Bob Miles was drummer in Babyface (1973-1979) and Axe (1979-1983).
Bob Reich (Manager) of the all-female band "BlackLace" for their album "Unlaced"
Bobby Barth is an American singer, guitarist, music producer and started his musical career in the band "Wakefield". Around 1973 Barth left "Wakefield" and founded the band called "Babyface". Babyface evolved over the year from Babyface, into Alien and finally Axe. Starting as a studio musican and guest musican he performed with the band "Blackfoot" during 1984-1985.
Brian Slagel is the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records. Slagel is known for giving Metallica their first break in 1982, with an appearance on Metal Massacre, a compilation album on Metal Blade, and has since released seminal albums by Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Fates Warning, Amon Amarth and The Black Dahlia Murder, among others. Use this link to access a list of heavy metal albums produced by Brian Slagel during the 1980s1982 Damnation Alley (EP), Bitch (USA)
Brigitte Dumont, - Album cover design Sortilege's debut album
Bruce Buchhalter is an American Sound and Mixing engineer, who has worked on the albums for the Heavy Metal bands: Hades, Iron Maiden and Keel.
Bruce Dickinson (real-name: Paul Bruce Dickinson") a famous British Rock and Heavy Metal singer, who has been lead vocals in bands like "Iron Maiden", Samson, Speed, Styx and other bands. During his career he has used different aliases like "Bruce Bruce" or "Bruce Dickinson". Here is a summary of his career.