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: Gamma Ray

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Monday 27 April 2015
Kamelot
DragonForceConcert
Baltimore SoundStage
Baltimore, United States
39.287579 -76.607435

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Tuesday 28 April 2015
Kamelot
DragonForceConcert
Trocadero Theatre
Philadelphia PA, United States
39.953705 -75.156533

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Wednesday 29 April 2015
Kamelot
DragonForceConcert
Webster Hall
New York NY, United States
40.731689 -73.989293

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Friday 1 May 2015
Kamelot
DragonForceConcert
The Palladium
Worcester MA, United States
42.266757 -71.800906

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Tuesday 5 May 2015
Kamelot
DragonForceConcert
Newport Music Hall
Columbus OH, United States
39.997455 -83.007512

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Wednesday 6 May 2015
Kamelot
DragonForceConcert
Mojoes
Joliet IL, United States
41.52778 -88.083756

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  • L57NT

    There is no universally accepted definition. Nonetheless this term has the right to exist for sure. As for me, speed metal is generally fast Motorhead / Judas Priest influenced heavy metal ferocity in the vein of the first Anthrax album, (early) Living Death, Exciter, Abattoir, early Running Wild and so on. I consider this stuff pure speed metal. Also there are no such thing as NWOBHM sound. NWOBHM consisted of heavy, doom, speed metal bands and even AOR and simple hard rock.

    13 days ago
  • LCDnewOrder

    Literally what is fucking speed metal? I can't think of a single "pure" speed metal band, it's always either an NWOBHM band, a thrash band or a power metal band that people pick as an example

    17 days ago
  • web-knows

    agreed, nonsense

    October 2014
  • Mantisman502

    Y'all don't know old school American Power Metal like we do. Savatage, Lords of the Crimson Alliance, Omen, Attacker, Savage Grace, Agent Steel.

    August 2014
  • lukkaturi

    I see some fucktards hating Power Metal just because they think Power Metal is only like Rhapsody of Fire [3] although anyway they are an amazing band

    August 2014
  • nospr

    I see some fucktards hating Power Metal just because they think Power Metal is only like Rhapsody of Fire [2] True Power Metal is Speed Metal.

    July 2014
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    July 2014
  • dark_wisdom

    i like speedy metal

    July 2014
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