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: Running Wild

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SlanderConcert XS Nightclub
Las Vegas, NV, Las Vegas, United States
36.126199 -115.16527
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Tuesday 31 March 2015
Electric Wizard
Satan's SatyrsConcert
Union Transfer
Philadelphia, United States
39.961616 -75.155352

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Wednesday 1 April 2015
Electric Wizard North American Tour 2015
Electric Wizard, Satan's SatyrsConcert
Baltimore SoundStage
Baltimore, United States
39.287579 -76.607435

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Thursday 2 April 2015
Electric Wizard North American Tour 2015
Electric Wizard, Satan's SatyrsConcert
Webster Hall
New York NY, United States
40.731689 -73.989293

42 going

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Friday 3 April 2015
Electric Wizard
Satan's SatyrsConcert
Royale Boston
Boston, United States
42.349685 -71.065332

29 going

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Tuesday 7 April 2015
Electric Wizard
Satan's SatyrsConcert
Metro
Chicago IL, United States
41.949918 -87.658831

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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.

    Friday afternoon
  • starrrr28

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

    Tuesday evening
  • CriticalSwitch

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

    13 days ago
  • TheOnlyMAD

    But 70s Sabbath was heavier than 70s Priest.

    15 days ago
  • Mii85

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

    15 days ago
  • TheOnlyMAD

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

    16 days ago
  • lines98online

    Ух-ты

    17 days ago
  • wert100500

    Однако иногда под хеви-металом понимают метал вообще (это особенно распространено на Западе). А вот это бесит. Как и называть весь рок рок-н-роллом. Неправильно епт.

    25 days ago
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