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Should I Quit My Job And Start A Christian Death Metal Band?

November 13, 2009

The Best of 2008 Heavy Metal Festivals

November 8, 2009

As the New Year is upon us, many travellers will be looking to book their holidays in order to get the best deals on trips intended for fun and sun; but for heavy metal fans now is the time to start booking travel to festivals in one of the most exciting years to be a heavy metal fan in recent memory. With so many festivals to pick from, this article picks the best of the bunch to make the decision as easy as possible.

Kicking off the year in truly evil style is the Inferno Metal Festival, held annually during Easter in Oslo, Norway. With this year’s event taking place from 19?22 March, the current line-up includes such names as Satyricon, Cult of Luna, 1349 and Behemoth. Due to the extreme sound of most of the bands playing Inferno, it is unlikely the festival will ever grow to be as big as the more mainstream metal festivals, but like previous years, it is likely to attract travellers from across the globe in shared appreciation of all things extreme, and despite the brutality onstage, the festival has a friendly and inviting atmosphere.

Rock am Ring and Rock im Park are two concurrent festivals held annually in Germany, this year held between 6?8 June. Both festivals have the same line-up, Rock am Ring taking place in the west of Germany and Rock im Park taking place in the south-east, with artists rotating between the two sites over the course of the three-day event. Together Rock im Park and Rock am Ring forms the largest music festival in Germany and one of the largest in the world ? last year had a combined attendance of 150,000.

If You Were Too Start A Rock/metal Band With Ur Friends?

November 6, 2009

Q1 – What Instrument would u pick
Q2 – What Genre would u be
Q3 – Pick 20 Songs you would cover
Q4 – How Many Members
I’ll Start us off
Guitar – Because I want to Shred
Thrash Metal or Grunge or Just Plain Hard Rock haven’t decide yet
1. Master of Puppets – Metallica
2. Hot For Teacher – Van Halen
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
4. Interstate Love Song – Stone Temple Pilots
5. Welcome to the Jungle – GNR
6. Painkiller – Judas Priest
7. Children of the Grave -Black Sabbath
8. High Voltage – AC/DC
9. Unchained – Van Halen
10. Wherever I may Roam – Metallica
11. She’s So Cold – The Rolling Stones
12. I Can See For Miles – The Who
13. Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
14. Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
15. Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
16. I Love It Loud – Kiss
17. And The Cradle Will Rock – Van Halen
18. The Pretender – Foo Fighters
19. Cyanide – Metallica
20.No More Tears – Ozzy Osbourne
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Progressive Rock Bands That Inspired the World

November 4, 2009

Progressive rock appeared in the late 1960s when rock artists wanted to break down the barriers of radio formatted pop and rock and progress this music genre to a place where it could achieve a more sophisticated sound, similar to that of classical music or jazz. Progressive rock is very hard to define in one conclusive way and we have progressive rock bands to prove that. Some of the most important bands of the 70s that defined this rock form did not have the same sound.

Psychedelic music is believed to be the starting point of progressive rock. Some people also believe that bands like The Beatles contributed to the progressive rock movement. However, the two progressive rock bands that most people see as being the first of this new- found genre were King Crimson and Yes. These progressive rock bands appeared at the end of the 1960s and although the first band was attributed to hard progressive rock sub- genre and the second to symphonic rock, they were both catalogued as progressive rock bands, as their sound was unique and more sophisticated. Genesis is yet another rock band that aspired to progressive rock. Their third progressive rock album set things straight for this band. They were a symphonic rock band and thus a progressive rock band.

Great Britain was the first country that started the progressive rock movement, but Italy was not far behind either. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorco and Premiata Forneria Marconi were progressive rock bands that led the way for all rock bands all over Europe to progress and define this rock genre. As far as the progressive rock movement is concerned, these two European countries were the ones that opened all doors and invited all rock bands to evolve and give the world great progressive rock albums. However, Great Britain is still the top promoter of progressive rock bands, with Caravan, another progressive rock band from this country, being the one that defined the third sub- genre of progressive rock: Canterbury. So, at the end of the 1960s, progressive rock bands established three sub- genres: hard prog, symphonic and Canterbury.

The 1970s represented the crowning of progressive rock as a genre and some of the greatest progressive rock albums were released in this decade. Jethro Tull?s ?Thick as a brick? or Rush?s ?2112? are only two of the most appreciated progressive rock albums released in the 70s. Moreover, this decade brought another ten sub- genres of progressive rock to life, and many progressive rock bands came forth in this period. As if progressive rock was not complicated enough, art folk, classical prog, folk prog, ambient, Rio, pomp prog, jazz fusion, electronic, Zeuhl and krautrock were listed as sub- genres of the 60s rock genre.

In the next two decades, progressive rock did not progress as much as it had up to that moment. In the 80s, it was dethroned by the punk movement and progressive rock bands chose to give birth to another sub- genre: neo progressive. There were few progressive rock albums released in the 80s, some of the most prolific ones being Rush?s ?Moving Pictures? or Fate?s Warning?s ?No Exit?. Progressive metal rock was also listed as a sub- genre in this period. The 1990s were dominated by the development of metal prog, through Dream Theatre. This decade is mainly characterized by the revival of the progressive scene of the seventies.

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My Fiance Is Trying To Start A Heavy Metal Band Would Anyone Be Interested In Joining?

November 2, 2009

All he needs is a guitarist and a drummer preferbly a drummer who plays double bass my fiance is really talented on vocals and his friend is extremely talented on bass so please give us an answer thanks by the way if interested please email him at thanks for your attention.

Start/join A Metal Band? Or Info On It?

October 24, 2009

Im looking to join or start a metal band. Any kind of metal actually. Just tell me what bands you like. I play guitar. I am looking to be rhythm guitar mostly because i dont think im all GREAT at playing solos.
Im 14 so i dont wanna get with people who are like 30 or something.
And if it matters for some reason, im a dude.
So people around my age please?
And the most important part…
I live in Live Oak, Texas which is a part in the northeast side of San Antonio, Texas so i need people who live close or can drive here or get rides for us to jam somewhere.
And if you have any info on joining or making bands and all of that then please share.

Wedding Bands – For Perfect Harmony

October 22, 2009

So do you want to wrap it up with a proper wedding? All the proposing is over and the accepting too. It’s high time we got down to business and make things official.

Apart from the vows, there’s hardly anything which stands for the act of making it official other than the grandiose from the wedding bands. The rings out this wedding would be worn by the bride and the groom for the rest of their life. Hence it is very important that the to-be husband and wife both purchase themselves a band which both of them personally like.

Both the bride as well as the groom liking the band is very important. Wedding is an institution involving two parties and hence it is very important that both parties agree similar to how essential it is for the husband and wife to be to like their rings which they would be wearing for the rest of their lives.

Wedding bands have a lot of varieties in them , from what material they are made of. However the most popular amongst them still being the 14 Karat white and Yello Gold. It is interesting to note that a 14 karat gold wedding band is not made of pure gold but mixed along with an alloy of gold and elements such as silver and copper.

The bands also are made from platinum and silver. Platinum is obviously heavier than gold and also is the most valuable of all metals. It would make a very beautiful wedding ring with stunning white metal which shines after it has been polished.

However silver is not as superior in quality and the metal is very soft too. Hencesilver bands are prone to damage as well as discoloration. Since they are not very expensive they would suit a budget wedding.

Other features that go into deciding the wedding band are the thickness, what kind of design or plain, etc.

Generally the woman’s band is smaller. It is better if couple visited a number of stores before buying so that they would get an idea of pricing also after which they could compare prices.

If the couple chose to have engravings on their ring, they should take extra care in chosing and getting it engraved because these last forever on the rings and bands.

Most of the couples today as usual chose to have their initials or the starting letters of their names to be engraved on their rings while others want symbols and star signs or pictures depicting their devotion and love to each other. Engravings are very aesthetic and artistic things, because they give more meaning and speciality to the rings.

As an alternative to couples going shop by shop searching for rings at viable costs, they can ask already married couples to suggest a few names of shops where wedding bands of one’s dream can be acquired.

If a ready-made ring cannot be found suitable for the couple, people can always have them made to order. That way it is much more personal and the bride and the groom can actually suggest very intricate designs to be engraved as well as designs which are not mass made can be obtained in the rings which would make it even more special. The rings are also less expensive than the ones which are bought from show-rooms.

But at the end of the day marriage is not all about the rings, and hence couples should not make a fuss about the whole process of selecting the rings. Rather things should be taken in lighter spirit and should enjoy all these times before the marriage.

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Trivium – the King of Heavy Metal

October 17, 2009

This is the age of heavy metal with more and more people getting hooked to this kind of music. Several premier bands have played their roles in making heavy metal a resounding success. The role of Trivium, an Orlando based band in this evolution is no less than others. The band, conceived in the year 2000, is often called as the king of heavy metal, and has released four albums, ten solos and eleven music videos so far. The marketing of all the records and videos is done by Roadrunner Records. The band, to its credit, has performed at all best known music festivals like the Ozzfest.

The last few years saw Trivium band gaining increased acceptance. The band so often plays in school fests and live concerts. This speaks volumes about the band’s acceptance among the youthful. Trivium music captivates the listeners instantly and sends them into ecstasy as the show goes on. The music tracks and videos brought out by the band in conjunction with Roadrunner Records are nothing less than exhilarating and awe inspiring.

The first recording of the band was a demo record in 2003. However, it was the second record titled Ascendancy which set the real course of the band. Ascendancy was recorded in 2004 and released the next year. Wonderfully, the album got into the Billboard 200 and the Top Heatseekers chart, which prompted a well known music reviewer, Johny Loftus say, “Trivium are a ridiculously tight quartet, unleashing thrilling dual guitar passages and pummeling kick drum gallops as surely as they do melodic breaks and vicious throat screeds”. Music magazines started praising the perfectly planned beats, the thunderous bass and the enlivening lead guitars of the band.

The band toured extensively with this album and played at many important stages like Download Festival. The album was re-released in 2006 with the addition of four more tracks. The next album, the fourth one, is the Shogun, which was produced in October 2008. New ideas and styles have been incorporated in this album. With the addition of more thrash elements, screaming and raprots, the album promises to be a pathbreaker. The album has so far reached the top twenty position in UK Albums chart and the number one position in UK Rock charts. It has entered the Billboard 200 too.

The ten solos produced by Trivia band also reached great heights. They include, Dying in your Arms, Throes of Perdition, Into the Mouth of Hell we March, Kirisute Gomen, Down from the Sky, Pull Harder on the Strings of Your Martyr, The Rising, Anthe and, Blinding Tears will Break the skies. With more to come, the band is set to sent heartbeats soaring and breathing heavier in the days to come.

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40 More Bands You’ve Never Heard Of But Should

October 15, 2009


American heavy rock band with female lead

Jumpers Knee

Indie-electro-rock band from Glasgow. Clever electric beat-mixes coupled with danceable tunes


From Boston, USA, experimental rock band with heavy use of instrumentals

Miss The Occupier

Glasgow indie-punk band, honest-sounding female lead


English fast-paced indie band, uses synthesisers and good multi-vocals

The Anomalies

Hereford-based ‘new rap’ rock group. Very original and catchy


Steady pop-like band from LA. Like Cold War Kids but slower.

The Bloodsugars

Quirky NY band, does clever covers with good dancy backbeat

The Fazed

“in a daze”-sounding band from Leicester, repetitive guitaring with effortless vocals

Little Boots

One-to-watch for 2009, disco-pop mixed with dance

Porcelain and the Tramps

Hard rock swirled with industrial electronica from Detriot, USA. Female lead with full-powered vocals

Soho Dolls

Simple electric pop with funky pauses and changes in tune.

Sufjan Stevens

Happy go lucky male from USA, easy and slow with piano accompaniment

Uh Huh Her

Actress Leisha Harvey makes up one half of this rocking electric-pop duo.

The Weakerthans

Indie band from USA, their track “Aside”  featured in film Wedding Crashers

Young Love

Rocking-beat band from NY, alike to, and supported, Academy Is

Marnie Stern

Obscurely progressive indie-pop artist with influential drumming and quirky beats

Beat Union

Punk-rock male band from Birmingham. Debut album out in Japan

Cocteau Twins

From Grangemouth, Scotland. Sometimes-Christmassy trio with easy-listening vocals and and epic-sound.

Collective Soul

Featured on the ‘Twilight’ soundtrack. Pure-of-heart classic-rock/pop band from Atlanta, Georgia.

Giant Drag

Female artist from LA. Uses weird lyrics and usually-constant musical backing

Camera Obscura

Upbeat classic indie band  with ingenious lyrics and warming female vocals

Hollywood Undead

Band made of a third rock, third hip hop, and third metal. Slightly distorted vocals, easily make a crowd rowdy. From LA, USA.

Voluntary Butler Scheme

Lounge/house music-makers from Stourbridge. Simplistic and seemingly-meaningless vocals

My Dying Bride

UK version of Rammstein. Gothic death metal, medium speed

Johnny Foreigner

Small, quirky, random three-some from Birmingham. Jamming sound with very original and easily recogniseable vocals.


Typical emo-pop-indie band, sounds like the younger brother of New Found Glory

Midget and Giant

Acoustic duo from the UK. Low vocals with plucky guitaring and a slow pace.


Metal band from Denmark. Starts slow but gets faster. Think Nickelback mixed with Switchfoot.


Electric indie band from Derby. Conjures images of manga and retro computer games. Had radio play from Steve Lamacq and Jonathan Ross.


Hotly tipped by Kerrang, kid emo band from London. Despite being in the emo category, can be generically liked.

Your New Escape Plan

Mix of Placebo and Angels and Airwaves with a slower pace. From England.

Janet and the Boowalks

Melodramatic acousticy pop by a group of upbeat females.

We Were Promised Jetpacks

Set for stardom Glasgow foursome. Arctic-Monkeys x Futureheads indie band signed to FatCat Records

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Diamond Head (band)

October 13, 2009

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Diamond Head
Diamond Head live in 2006
Background information
Stourbridge, England
Heavy metal
Years active
Happy FaceCastle MediaMCACargo
Associated acts
Metallica, Megadeth
Nick TartBrian TatlerEddie “Chaos” MoohanKarl WilcoxAndy Abberley
Diamond Head are a British heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England. They were one of the leading members of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) and are acknowledged by later bands like Metallica and Megadeth as an important early influence.

Band History
Early history
Formed by school friends in 1976 Brian Tatler and Duncan Scott with Tatler playing on a Cheap Fuzz guitar and Scott on Biscuit Tins. The name “Diamond Head” came from a Phil Manzanera album, that Tatler had a poster of in his room. Sean Harris later joined the band after they learned about his vocal abilities while on a school trip, singing Gene Vincent’s 1956 hit “Be-Bop-A-Lula”, and auditioned him in Tatler’s bedroom. Bassist Colin Kimberley, a friend of Tatler’s from primary school, joined the band some months later (and was in fact Diamond Head’s fourth bassist) and the band started to play local gigs in the Black Country area. In fact their first gig was at High Park School in Stourbridge on 10 February 1976, but things did not go too smoothly at that gig, with problems with feedback spoiling the songs.
Even from their early days the band refused to play cover songs and stuck to their own material. The only exception to this was the adding of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” in 1978 and “This Flight Tonight” plus “Rock The Nation” in 1991. In one interview Brian Tatler reported that they wrote 100 songs before their first studio release. The truth can be proven in this statement by the fact that only one song (It’s Electric) from their 1978 set ended up being recorded on their debut.
The band recorded and released self-financed demo tapes in 1977 and 1979. Although only recorded within six hours on a four-track, their unique sound and quality of song writing gained enough attention to tour as support with AC/DC and Iron Maiden, the former showing the band the ins and outs of the music industry. Although a clutch of record companies fought to sign the band, none were willing to fully commit. The fact that the band was at the time managed by Sean Harris’ mother (Linda Harris),who reportedly turned down an offer from the mighty Q Prime Management, did not help the band’s commercial momentum. So, while other ‘New Wave of British Heavy Metal’ bands, such as Def Leppard were signed to major labels and were headlining their own tours Diamond Head were growing increasingly impatient and decided that they would release their material through their own label Happy Face Records.
The first release from this label was the 1980 single Shoot Out The Lights (B-side Helpless), having already had a previous single Sweet and Innocent (B-side Streets of Gold) released by Media Records in the same year. In the same year the band also recorded their debut album on Happy Face most commonly known as Lightning to the Nations, although it has never officially had a title, within seven days at The Old Smythy Studio in Worcester, which the band described as ‘dead’. This album came in a plain sleeve with no title, having on it only a signature of one of the band members and no track listings. The reason for this was that the band’s manager, Reg Fellows, who passed away in 2005, owned a cardboard factory and could produce blank sleeves at a low cost. There were originally only 1000 copies pressed of the album, which were only available at their concerts or through mail-order at cost of ?3.50. In fact the only mail-order advertisement appeared in Sounds and ran for four weeks. However, the band did not pay for the ad and ended up being sued. The idea from recording this album came from Fellows and Linda Harris, and was an attempt to lay down some tracks so they could send it to a record company who would release it, as the recording costs had already been covered. This album has become one of the most sought after record collector items from the time. Later 1000 more copies were pressed, which contained the track listings. Unfortunately, the only…(and so on) To get More information , you can visit some products about Car Park System, screw compressor small, . The Champignons Powder products should be show more here!