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: Anthrax

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WhiplashConcert Bearsville Theater
Woodstock NY, United States
42.039127 -74.152676
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Thursday 23 October 2014
Artillery, StrikerConcert
Saint Vitus Bar
Brooklyn, New York, United States
40.808832 -73.954024

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Friday 24 October 2014
Thrash Invasion 2014
Onslaught, Artillery, StrikerConcert
The Middle East Upstairs
Cambridge, Boston, United States
42.363752 -71.101252

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Tuesday 28 October 2014
Thrash Invasion
Onslaught, Artillery, Striker, BloodLetterConcert
Reggie's Music Joint
Chicago, United States
41.853848 -87.626788

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Monday 3 November 2014
Artillery, StrikerConcert
Springfield, VA, Washington DC, United States
38.778032 -77.23242

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Wednesday 5 November 2014
Artillery, StrikerConcert
Albany, United States
42.660452 -73.782517
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