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Eluveitie – One Of The Best Folk Metal Bands

September 22, 2009


Hi to all, this is my second introduction video. After Iron Maiden, I decided to introduce you an amazing Folk Metal Band ELUVEITIE…

Some other Metal Bands that belong to Folk Metal Genre:
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What Are The Best Nu Metal Bands Besides Like Limp Bizkit And Slipknot?

September 20, 2009

Ya so i just recently got into nu metal but i dont know what to really look for so any band suggestions would be great

And the Winner Is: Will Awards and Contests Lead to Bigger Things?

September 17, 2009

Imagine this: you?re a huge rockstar. You?re pool is filled with hotties and your bathtub with champagne. You have a coffee table made out of your signature guitar and your Cadillac Escalade has beer on tap and a flat screen high definition TV. Even with all of the expensive toys and extravagant showpieces in your crib, the thing that first draws the attention of press and partygoers alike: the wall lined with your awards.

Admittedly, human beings, are fascinated with awards. We love to gawk at the shiny trophies, glossy plaques, and framed certificates of any and every kind of winner. And, as a species, we place a lot of stock in the importance, abilities and general ?coolness? of those who’ve come home ?the winner.? So, it?s no surprise that musicians are constantly submitting to the many awards and entering the myriads of contests offered to unsigned artists every year. After all, with a couple of awards on the wall of your garage, can a hot tub full of babes really be that far behind?

But what if you continue to enter and never win? What if time and time again you have to send out the newsletter announcing that you?re not the ?Best Band Of The Year? or the ?Best Songwriter in the Nation? or even the winner of the ?Battle Of The Most Mediocre Bands In The Midwest.? Will you be branded as a loser? Will your fans abandon you, asked to be removed from your mailing list, line their birdcages with your CDs? It is really better to have entered and lost than never to have entered at all?

The following are a few tips that may help you to fill up your trophy room without becoming the laughing stock of the indie music community:

1.) Enter Contests You Have A Chance Of Winning—Sounds like a given, but you?d be surprised how many new bands enter Billboard?s contests for the first time and are then amazed when they don?t walk off with a room full of accolades. Building a resume of award nominations and wins is very similar to building up your reputation as a gigging band or filling up a folder full of press. Start small, submitting to smaller local and regional contests/ awards that you?re more likely to get a nod for then the national and worldwide events. Then you can submit to the bigger organizations with a list of awards and wins on your resume. Everybody loves a winner and seeing that you?ve already won various awards may inspire the powers that be to nominate you for their particular contest.

2.) Pick The Contest That Will Best Publicize Your Band—We all love to win. But more important than basking in the glory of becoming king or queen for a day, awards are fantastic publicity tools for your band. Nothing shines up a bio, website, email blast or blog like the words ?nominated? and ?won.? These vocabulary heavyweights are certain to perk up the eyes and ears of clubs, fans, press and the industry alike. When deciding which awards/contests to submit for, keep in mind that this organization?s event may well be the flagship of your promotion for months. Sayings like: ?vote for us for??, ?we?re nominated for?? and ?we?re the winners of?? will top every mailer you send out during the run of the competition, so make sure you get something great out of it for your band, even if it?s not the gold plated statue you?d hoped for.

3.) Promote A Nomination As A Win—Even though it sounds like something your high school band instructor would tell you, just being nominated is really a win for you and your band. So, if you?re lucky enough to garner a nomination for your awards de jour, make sure your promo machine hails you as a winner. Start your announcement with, ?We?ve been honored with a nomination for Best Pop Band? and not ?We?re one of six bands that may win this award if we get enough votes.? The nomination itself is an accolade of its own accord and should be included to any list of band accomplishments. If, by chance, you happen to win the award or contest, then promote that as another bigger accomplishment. For example: ?We?ve been honored with nominations for the Best Music in the Universe Awards in five categories including: Best Drummer, Best Bass, Best Songwriting, and Best Female Vocals, and were thrilled to take home the award for Best Alternative Band.? To fans and industry alike, this looks like five awards and not one.

4.) A Win For A Band Member Is A Win For The Band—As creative people, we all have a need to be recognized for our individual talents, and as such, would all like to be nominated and hopefully win for each of our respective specialties. But awards and contests can be fickle and even though your fans rave about your guitarist or your songwriting, it may be your drummer who walks away with a nomination/award. Remember always that a band is a unit…all for one and one for all…and that without your killer vocals and great songs, your drummer may never have been noticed in the first place. Therefore, promote any nominations and awards for your band?s team as a win for the band. If your singer wins a writing award for his/her lyrics, your band has won. If your bassist gets a pick endorsement, your band has won. If your guitar tech gets nominated for Best Tuning, your band has won.

Awards and contests can be tricky when egos, pride, and the eager anticipation to win, mix in with the already delicate balance of the creative temperaments that make-up a band. Keep this in mind and be careful when entering contests. Sure, it?s fun to get awards and prizes but not if it means your band will break up two weeks later. Enter into contests/award shows as a way to publicize your music and further your career as a band but try not to get caught up in the manic frenzy of seeking award wins like a crack addict in rehab. So, head to the mall, get a plaque engraved that says, ?Best Band In The World? and stick it up in your rehearsal room to remind yourself that you?re a winner everyday just for: having the courage to write songs, record them, get up in front of people and play them, deal with critics reviewing your music, weathering rejections from the industry and entering into a very personal creative relationship with three or four other artistic people without murder ensuing. Then, when the time comes that your wall fills up with trophies and accolades from the industry, get a keg of beer invite the groupies and party like the rockstar you are.

Sheena Metal is a radio host, producer, promoter, music supervisor, consultant, columnist, journalist and musician. Her syndicated radio program, Music Highway Radio, airs on over 1,000 affiliates to more than 126 million listeners. Her musicians? assistance program, Music Highway, boasts over 10,000 members. She currently promotes numerous live shows weekly in the Los Angeles Area, where she resides. For more info: http://www.sheena-metal.com.

What Is The Best Rock Metal Bands?

September 16, 2009

i love music, cant live without it.
i want some really good emo rock bands. death metal bands and some other metal bands. name of the bands and some of their best albums and songs. a long list would be gr8t.

Top Five Bands Beginning With A

September 14, 2009

The first in a series of articles brings music fans a listed of recommended rock, indie, punk and metal bands to look out for and reminisce over. And what better place to start than by recommending five essential bands and artists beginning with the letter A.


This list is by no means comprehensive and represents only the tastes of the author, but I hope it will inspire you to go out in search of great artists of your own.


At The Drive-In: Perhaps the finest and most influential exponents of the hardcore/screamo scene, At The Drive-In is a truly inspirational act whose legacy continues to affect the rock scene some seven years following their split. Relationship Of Command may well be seen as their seminal work and features such hits as Cosmonaut, Invalid Litter Dept and the world-renowned One Armed Scissor, but earlier works including the Vaya EP and In/Casino/Out represent, in my opinion, the true essence of the band’s unique talent.


Arctic Monkeys: In the face of my other selections, this may well seem a slight mainstream departure, yet the debut album from the Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – is an essential recording that deserves a place in any music collection. Musicianship that seems to go underrated – in particular from drummer Matt Helders – and the wit and raw lyrics of Alex Turner have spawned a host of imitators, none of which come close to the Sheffield band.


Alice In Chains: Many of us remember the days when all things Seattle graced the radio stations and music channels, and there were certainly a great number of influential and iconic bands from that era. One of those that never seemed to achieve the recognition of the big three – Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – were Alice In Chains. With guitarist Jerry Cantrell’s dirty, heavy riffs and the nasal vocal style of the late Layne Staley combining in perfect unison, the dark and haunting Dirt remains one of the most compelling albums from the early 1990s.


Alexisonfire: Having only discover Alexisonfire a couple of years ago with the release of Crisis, I was blown away by sheer size of the sound and the excellent vocal interplay. The Canadian band have acquired a reputation for exciting, energy-packed live shows, but if you are unable to see them yourselves, simply plug in your best headphones and experience the bombastic production of the record.


Audioslave: No, they may not have been Rage Against The Machine and no, they may not have been Soundgarden, but the ’supergroup’ that was Audioslave at least managed to produce a great first record. Considering the talent of the rhythm section, it was always going to need a big personality to take on the vocal duties for Audioslave. Fortunately for Tom Morello, Timmy C and Brad Wilk, the mighty voice of Soundgarden was on hand to step up to the plate. And for all the doubters the debut record, let me say one thing: it must’ve worked since even my mum recognises the riff to Cochise!


This provisional list was drawn up from little more than the few bands beginning with A that are currently on my iPod so I implore you to ignore any glaring omissions. As soon as I get the one with the bigger hard drive, there will doubtless be many, many more.

Max Clarke is a copywriter for holiday services company, Holiday Extras, currently writing about Gatwick airport parking,Manchester airport hotels, Heathrow airport parking and UK music.

Top Five Bands Beginning With A

September 14, 2009

The first in a series of articles brings music fans a listed of recommended rock, indie, punk and metal bands to look out for and reminisce over. And what better place to start than by recommending five essential bands and artists beginning with the letter A.


This list is by no means comprehensive and represents only the tastes of the author, but I hope it will inspire you to go out in search of great artists of your own.


At The Drive-In: Perhaps the finest and most influential exponents of the hardcore/screamo scene, At The Drive-In is a truly inspirational act whose legacy continues to affect the rock scene some seven years following their split. Relationship Of Command may well be seen as their seminal work and features such hits as Cosmonaut, Invalid Litter Dept and the world-renowned One Armed Scissor, but earlier works including the Vaya EP and In/Casino/Out represent, in my opinion, the true essence of the band’s unique talent.


Arctic Monkeys: In the face of my other selections, this may well seem a slight mainstream departure, yet the debut album from the Arctic Monkeys – Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not – is an essential recording that deserves a place in any music collection. Musicianship that seems to go underrated – in particular from drummer Matt Helders – and the wit and raw lyrics of Alex Turner have spawned a host of imitators, none of which come close to the Sheffield band.


Alice In Chains: Many of us remember the days when all things Seattle graced the radio stations and music channels, and there were certainly a great number of influential and iconic bands from that era. One of those that never seemed to achieve the recognition of the big three – Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam – were Alice In Chains. With guitarist Jerry Cantrell’s dirty, heavy riffs and the nasal vocal style of the late Layne Staley combining in perfect unison, the dark and haunting Dirt remains one of the most compelling albums from the early 1990s.


Alexisonfire: Having only discover Alexisonfire a couple of years ago with the release of Crisis, I was blown away by sheer size of the sound and the excellent vocal interplay. The Canadian band have acquired a reputation for exciting, energy-packed live shows, but if you are unable to see them yourselves, simply plug in your best headphones and experience the bombastic production of the record.


Audioslave: No, they may not have been Rage Against The Machine and no, they may not have been Soundgarden, but the ’supergroup’ that was Audioslave at least managed to produce a great first record. Considering the talent of the rhythm section, it was always going to need a big personality to take on the vocal duties for Audioslave. Fortunately for Tom Morello, Timmy C and Brad Wilk, the mighty voice of Soundgarden was on hand to step up to the plate. And for all the doubters the debut record, let me say one thing: it must’ve worked since even my mum recognises the riff to Cochise!


This provisional list was drawn up from little more than the few bands beginning with A that are currently on my iPod so I implore you to ignore any glaring omissions. As soon as I get the one with the bigger hard drive, there will doubtless be many, many more.

Max Clarke is a copywriter for holiday services company, Holiday Extras, currently writing about Gatwick airport parking,Manchester airport hotels, Heathrow airport parking and UK music.

Best Symphonic/gothic Metal Bands

September 12, 2009


Best symphonic/gothic metal bands

What Would The Best Power Metal Bands Be?

September 11, 2009

I’m just wondering because I only know a few
and it would be good if I could have a few ideas on how many types of power metal bands there are.

Band Hoodies – a Perfect Present for the New Year

September 9, 2009

In this article I will tell you why hand hoodies are the best presents for fans.

Before the oncoming New Year holiday almost everyone faces a very difficult task to cope with, namely what present to choose for the best friend, for the beloved soul mate or for the members of the family. This article is aimed to help those who have nirvana or any other punk, rock or metal band fan as the best friend. I am sure that for such a person nirvana hoodie will be the best present.

Band hoodies are really extremely popular today. So if you decided to present your friend with his favorite band hoodie, this will be no doubt right choice to make. This is the present your friend will be more than happy to receive, but you must be cocksure what your friend’s favorite band is not to make a fatal mistake. If you present your friend with his hated band hoodie, it will be a disaster. So the main problem is not what to give as a present or where to buy it, but to make sure you know your friend’s favorite band.

Of course there are lots of things to choose as a present, but when it comes to making a choice itself, many people start clutching their heads, because none of the presents seems to be a really good one. So you end up buying something completely different from what the person expects to receive. It is very upsetting because you did your best to please your best friend and your most sincere intentions turned out to be a great failure. Of course this won’t ruin your friendship, but it will make both of you feel dissatisfied.

Give Animals fans Animals hoodies – this is a golden rule, which must be followed while choosing a present. You can choose something very expensive as a present, but believe me the right present, even a cheap one, is far much better than a present which costs a lot of money but is completely useless for the person. Thus we can come to conclusion that choosing a present is really not an easy task if you have no one to give you a piece of good advice.

If your friend is a musician you can present him or her with a guitar or any other music instrument, but not everyone is capable to buy this expensive thing as a present, besides you will never buy a good guitar if you are not musician. You will almost likely waste your money and disappoint your friend with an expensive but almost useless present. Only guitarist knows which guitar he wants to play. You really should not take a risk, because it may result in spoiled mood.

I am sure you would like to choose a band hoodie of the good quality and the best one from all shops in the city, but you do not have time to go from one shop to another comparing prices and quality. Do not worry – these is a way out. Online store – this is the place where you can easily look through dozens of hand hoodies and quickly choose the best one.

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Musicians: How to find band members

September 7, 2009

Looking for band members is never an easy task. You may first
want to ask yourself what exactly you’re looking for – whether
it is to join an existing band or find individual members to
start your own band. Obviously, both have their differences and
this should be answered first before you start your grueling
search.

Join an existing band. This is a great way for
enthusiastic musicians to gain some playing experience right
away, although it is sometimes harder to find these kinds of
opportunities. These are established bands that are looking for
single or multiple members for various reasons (their guitarist
overdosed on cocaine, bass player got fired for drinking
problems, etc). This might go without saying, but make sure you
really do like the type of music a band plays before deciding to
join their group! There are many musicians I know that play in a
band where they don’t even like the music they play, all just to
“gain experience” to get their foot in the door and hopefully
move on to greener pastures. It can’t be stressed enough that if
you don’t like the music you play, you’re going to do a
half-assed job at it, so why bother?

Also, know your playing experience and limits. For example, if
you’ve only started playing guitar learning all Green Day songs
for a few months, don’t expect to join a thrash metal band that
requires you to do sweep-picking, fast arpeggios, or any other
insane guitar techniques. Make sure you choose a band where the
technicality of the music they play is comfortable with your own
skill level as a musician.

A huge advantage for joining an established band (maybe) is that
most of the back-end stuff is already taken care of. This
includes tasks such as finding an agent/manager to book your
gigs, song development, contracts with music labels, etc. All
you have to do is show up for rehearsals and play shows as
scheduled.

A good resource to start finding these bands in need is going to
your local rehearsal studios where most of them lurk. These are
places where any musician can pay for a room to rehearse. Best
of all, all the musicians you find there are often in your local
area. Check out the bulletin boards where frequent bands post up
classified ads that may go something like:

“Looking to join a band that rocks?! We are in need of a
guitar player with lots of experience! Our influences include:
Megadeth, In Flames, Black Sabbath, and many more! If
interested, please contact Todd at xxxxxxxxxx.”

Or even better yet, post up your own classified ad on the
bulletin board so bands can contact you instead. Local,
independent music stores often have a bulletin board for
classified ads as well. These are some of the best free ways to
find band members in your area.

Disadvantages of joining an existing band. First and
foremost, you have to learn all their songs usually in a limited
period of time. The band might have a show coming up and you
have to be able to play all their songs flawlessly
note-for-note. Needless to say, this might be stressful for some
musicians (except if their music is very straight forward and
easy with pure 3 note power chords).

Another disadvantage is often your own music creativity is
limited. Most bands prefer their original tunes to be played and
carried on without any radical change. For example, if you just
joined a band and replaced their old guitarist, the way the
former guitarist played a particular solo, is the way the band
wants it to be played by you. Often you must follow the same
note structure of a music piece composed by another musician.

Organizing your own band. This is where you try to find
individual musicians to start a new band, usually with similar
music skills and backgrounds. Thinking of starting a band is the
easy part, but the actual process of searching for the right
people is harder than most people think. There are tons of
musicians out there in the world but only a small percentage of
those you may be compatible with. In addition, ask yourself: are
you going to play in a band just for fun, or are you trying to
make a living out of it? This will influence where you are going
to start looking.

The internet is becoming a popular method for musicians to find
other musicians. If you search “looking for musicians” in
Google, you will easily find over 12,400,000 results – so how do
you find what you’re looking for? Many ads posted in classifieds
sections and on popular music forums will vaguely have
descriptions such as this:

“Guitar player looking to form a band.”

Well, that’s just great.

Try refining your search to keywords such as the area you are
in, what position you are looking for, etc. Example: “Looking
for bass players in Toronto”. The first search result is an ad
posted on www.craigslist.org, which by the way is an excellent
place to get started. Try to only focus your attention on
well-written ads that describe the musician, which includes how
much playing experience he/she has, the types of music they are
willing to play, and the intention of playing in a band. Or you
may also want to post your own ad in music community forums and
add a link to your audio/video samples that will likely interest
more candidates. Audio/video samples that show off your best
work are often the most influential factor of candidates
contacting you back.

Be consistent with this. Chances are you won’t find someone
right away on your first few posts, so try to refresh your ads
on a weekly basis (but don’t spam!).

The internet is a large resource but don’t just rely solely on
it. You may find you have better luck looking in local
magazine’s classifieds ads section where it’s more direct. Also,
because musicians have to pay to get their ads published in
magazines, it shows that they are more serious about organizing
a band.

Don’t limit yourself in a location. If you are serious
about starting a career as a musician, you don’t just search for
bands or members only in your local area. Living in smaller
towns and cities won’t give you very many options in choosing
the right band or member for you. Expand yourself to larger
urban cities where the potential to find band members is
greater.

Finding band members is like finding a good job. Know exactly
what you want before searching, always have a good portfolio
ready, and be consistent in your pursue. Goodluck!

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