The Hall of Heavy Metal History launched in 2016, and now, it's back for round two. Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward and Halestorm frontwoman Lzzy Hale are among the sophomore class of inductees into the Hall of Heavy Metal History, and that's just the beginning.

Other artists slated to be included include Dream Theater keyboard player Jordan Rudess,Vanilla Fudge and former Ozzy Osbourne drummer Carmine Appice and Mr. Big bass slinger Billy Sheehan.

Halestorm

As for bands, Exodus, Anvil and Riot will be inducted at the upcoming ceremony, set for Jan. 24, 2018, in Anaheim, California.

Hale, by the way, rocks the Gibson Explorer on the stage. She even has her own Limited Edition Lzzy Hale Explorer, which is a sweet-looking instrument.

The debut ceremony for the Hall of Heavy Metal History took place in January of this year. Some of the first inductees included the late Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy Kilmister and Randy Rhoads.

For information on the Hall of Heavy Metal History, head to TheHallofHeavyMetalHistory.org.

Photo credit: Anne Erickson