When did the musical genre Heavy Metal achieve its popular breakthrough?

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When did the musical genre Heavy Metal achieve its popular breakthrough?

The 1980's

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Heavy metal is a genre within rock music developed between 1968 and 1974. This genre is based on guitar distortion and heavy riffs, and was popularized by bands such as Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. Since then, heavy metal has spawned a number of sub genres such as thrash metal, death metal, black metal and power metal.

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