Heavy metal

Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Twisted Sister

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Black Label Society at The Grove of Anaheim
Black Label Society, WinoConcert
The Grove of Anaheim
Anaheim, Los Angeles CA, United States
33.803079 -117.88624

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Michael Schenker's Temple of RockConcert Sellersville Theater
Sellersville, PA, United States
40.359344 -75.311631
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Electric Wizard
Satan's SatyrsConcert
The Observatory
Santa Ana, CA, Los Angeles, United States
34.155601 -118.134254

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Wednesday 22 April 2015
Buckcherry & Hellyeah
Buckcherry, HellyeahConcert
Varsity Theatre
Baton Rouge LA, United States
30.41773 -91.17643

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Thursday 23 April 2015
Bang Tango
Ruff JusticeConcert
Trees
Dallas, United States
32.784567 -96.784339
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Sons Of TexasConcert The Tavern
Hattiesburg, United States
31.324714 -89.317231
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  • spineshank155

    Black Sabbath kept the blues and created traditional doom while Judas Priest discarded much of the bluesy sound and created the 'metallic' (metal) sound. Both bands are great imo.

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  • L57NT

    You cannot compare Black Sabbath with Judas Priest. Completely different aesthetics. In fact, BS created traditional doom metal sound back in the early 70s, along with a few other bands.

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  • starrrr28

    Take a peak at this upcoming Metal band Band: Violence http://warped.battleofthebands.com/u/OVFV/player?play=62494

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  • CriticalSwitch

    70s Black Sabbath was heavier than any other heavy metal band. That's why they are the only good heavy metal band.

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  • TheOnlyMAD

    But 70s Sabbath was heavier than 70s Priest.

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  • Mii85

    Sabbath made metal but Judas made it heavy [3] I'll go with this one!

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  • TheOnlyMAD

    Only people who have heard very few metal bands can hate the genre.

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  • lines98online

    Ух-ты

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