Speed metal

Speed metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music originating in the late 1970’s to mid 1980’s that was the direct musical progenitor of power metal and thrash metal. Speed metal is characterized by staccato drumming, single-note riffing at fast tempos and complex guitar solos. Unlike thrash metal, speed metal uses melodical hooks. Lyrical themes of speed metal are those common for Heavy metal. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: Warbringer

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Thursday 6 August 2015
Slough Feg
SkelatorConcert
The Shakedown
Bellingham, United States
48.747541 -122.477788

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Sunday 30 August 2015
Warbringer
Fog of War, Tormenter, ElektrixConcert
The Catalyst
Santa Cruz, CA, San Jose, United States
36.971324 -122.025562

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Wednesday 9 September 2015
Tremonti
TriviumConcert
Culture Room
Fort Lauderdale, Miami FL, United States
26.166292 -80.116893

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Saturday 19 September 2015
Whipstriker
Rawhide, PanzerBastard, SeaxConcert
Ralph's Diner
Worcester MA, United States
42.277648 -71.799649
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Wednesday 30 September 2015
HardDrive Live Tour
Trivium, TremontiConcert
Mill City Nights
Minneapolis, United States
44.980297 -93.271842

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Tuesday 6 October 2015
HardDrive Live
Trivium, TremontiConcert
The Bomb Factory
Dallas, TX, Dallas, United States
32.782367 -96.783697
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  • AncientMariner-

    Dragonforce? What the hell

    last month
  • carli666

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

    last month
  • adam11i13

    Speed is something like (as i always say) melodic thrash.

    June 2015
  • BastianDansk

    Speed Metal: Venom, Diamond Head, Manowar, Manilla Road, Motorhead, some of Judas Priest, Exciter Thrash Metal: Speed Metal + Aggressiveness Power Metal: Speed Metal + Melody

    June 2015
  • 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
  • L57NT

    V People generally tend to call speed metal any fast metal from 80s except for thrash. This is the reason why this term is so awkward.

    February 2015
  • Kuroishi_x

    Speed Metal is somewhere in between heavy metal and power/thrash metal, for example first two Blind Guardian albums, Kai Hansen fronted Helloween, Scanner, Exciter and more. It doesn't mean fast metal (even if the name came from: faster than usual heavy metal) and no, DragonForce aren't even remotely speed metal.

    February 2015
  • LiamRandolph

    I don't really think speed metal is a genre at all. It's just exactly what it says on the tin - fast metal.

    February 2015
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