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: Helloween

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VIPER Rocks the Top Gun Soundtrack Live
ViperConcert
Highline Ballroom
New York, United States
40.743128 -74.005666
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Naperville Ribfest
Sammy HagarConcert
Ribfest Main Stage-Knoch Park
Naperville, IL, United States
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Sunday 5 July 2015
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Slayer, The Devil Wears Prada, Hellyeah, Whitechapel, King Diamond, Thy Art Is MurderConcert
Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Morrison, Denver CO, United States
39.67893 -105.191884

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Monday 6 July 2015
Book Signing
Corey TaylorConcert
Book Ends
Ridgewood, NJ, United States
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Tuesday 7 July 2015
Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival
Slayer, The Devil Wears Prada, Hellyeah, Whitechapel, King DiamondConcert
Harrah's Casino - Stir Cove
Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States
41.26194 -95.86083

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Corey TaylorConcert Gramercy Theatre
New York, United States
40.7399 -73.984911
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  • carli666

    ZİGGURAT - Kudretim Var (2015) New song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8FH911O1ss

    yesterday morning
  • Toxic_Griever

    "(or am I forgetting a few Heavy Metal bands of the 80s that are NOT 80s Glam Metal)?" - To name a few; Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Motorhead, Raven (minus Stay Hard & the Pack is Back), Black Sabbath, Dio, Judas Priest (minus Turbo), Danzig, Satan, Iron Maiden, (early) Running Wild, Manowar, Anvil, Manilla Road, Accept, Armored Saint, Savatage (minus Fight for the Rock), Saxon (minus Innocence is No Excuse, Rock the Nations & Destiny), Riot, Venom, Exciter and Warlock. There were glam bands who played metal (early Motley Crue, later W.A.S.P., Twisted Sister, Lizzy Borden and Dokken), but on average the majority of glam bands were pop-y hard rock.

    Monday morning
  • Moonlight__Dawn

    Isn't 1980's Glam Metal the exact same as 1980's Heavy Metal (or am I forgetting a few Heavy Metal bands of the 80s that are NOT 80s Glam Metal)? --> Re-freshen my memory please. 1980's Glam Metal = 1980's Hair Metal = 1980's Heavy Metal - or so it seems.

    last week
  • Achraf7

    That's why they are the only good heavy metal band. http://www.g1313g.com/category/car-games/

    last month
  • dark_wisdom

    "70s Black Sabbath was heavier than any other heavy metal band. That's why they are the only good heavy metal band." >2015 >still using false dichotomies to argument against an entire musical genre. Gotta love stupid people thinking everything has only two extremes and you always have to choose just one.

    last month
  • ANGELMARTYRBAND

    TO ALL HEAVY METAL LOVERS: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DOWNLOAD OUR FREE DEMO YOU CAN GET IT HERE!!! https://angelmartyr.bandcamp.com/releases

    April 2015
  • 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.

    April 2015
  • 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.

    March 2015
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