“Heavy metal” (often referred to simply as metal) is a subgenre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion and extended guitar solos. Allmusic states that “of all rock & roll’s myriad forms, heavy metal is the most extreme in terms of volume, machismo, and theatricality.” Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Rammstein

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1349, Inquisition, Black Crown InitiateConcert
Saint Vitus Bar
Brooklyn, New York, United States
40.808832 -73.954024

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Dream TheaterConcert Mesa Arts Center
Mesa, Phoenix AZ, United States
33.414319 -111.830724

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An Acoustic Evening with Sevendust
The Knitting Factory
Boise, ID, United States
43.613384 -116.207343
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Signal The RevolutionConcert
Xclusive Entertainment Center
Columbus, OH, United States
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Volbeat, Digital SummerConcert
Fort Wayne IN, United States
41.132042 -85.100598
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Marquis Theater
Denver CO, United States
39.753375 -104.992521
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  • edikstepanov


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  • spineshank155

    Generally when someone asks me what kind of music i listen to, metal would be the appropriate term imo, as heavy metal is it's own genre and i don't listen to just 'one' sub genre in metal. I use precise sub genre terms if someone already listens to metal and is already somewhat familiar with the subgenres. I couldn't imagine telling someone that you listen to black, death, power, heavy, thrash, ect.. metal though, i mean what else do you categorize all the sub genres under (besides heavy metal)?

    18 days ago
  • shalotka

    "Most metalheads use "heavy metal" to refer to the original style and "metal" as an umbrella for all the different sub-genres including the original style." I beg to differ. I believe people use umbrella terms for bands that are something different from what they usually listen to and they are no "experts". People who are really into a genre will usually use precise tags. Or troll tags.

    18 days ago
  • ToxicGriever

    I'm more interested in when the "saying something isn't metal is an insult" fad will die out.

    last month
  • bobo9390

    do people still pretend "real metal" and "fake metal" actually exist or did that fad die out?

    last month
  • bchew1

    Dying Sun - Transcendence for links to free download on bandcamp.

    January 2014
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    January 2014
  • friendlyfire92

    I suppose it wouldn't end that easily.

    January 2014
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