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Its influence was made widespread with the rise of heavy metal in the 1980s and early 1990s. While the program primarily showed videos from the mainstream-friendly "hair metal" during the 1980s, it gave time to more aggressive-sounding heavy metal music from the late 1980s and early 1990s.[4] Three North American tours were presented by Headbangers Ball. The first in 1987 with Helloween, Armored Saint and Grim Reaper, the second (the 1989 tour) with Anthrax, Exodus and Helloween,[2] and in 1992 with Megadeth and Suicidal Tendencies.