Thousands of Brits listed their religion as Heavy Metal in the most recent UK census, the figures for which were released earlier this week.
When asked for their religion in the 2011 census, more people listed Heavy Metal than Druidism, Satanism and Scientology, reports The Guardian.
14 million people said they had no religion.
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Metal Hammer magazine started the campaign last year and appointed Saxon singer Biff Byford as Global Metal Peace Ambassador and he helped gather the votes of fans.
Biff told The Independent in 2010: "Heavy Metal is a tribal music and everyone is a member of the tribe. The audience is very, very loyal... especially the Germans. It's not like pop music, where if the next song isn't good enough then forget about it; with our music, people will allow you to be shit sometimes, and that's one of the great things.
"The music's not about love. Our songs are more about Richard The Lionheart, steel trains and thunder. But when you do click with a big audience, it can be quite an experience, a massive connection... I suppose you could say it is a religious experience in a way."
Check out Biff's victory video statement here.
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