June 5, 2013

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Manowar (Auburn, New York)                  “We’re warriors, warriors of the world.”  How can you not love a band with a slogan, “Death to False Metal”?  They also hold the record for loudest performance.  Beat that shit Motorhead.  This band should not be taken lightly.  They have a fair amount […]

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January 25, 2013

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Pentagram (Alexandria, Virginia)            If you’re a metal-head then you’ve probably heard the name Bobby Liebling.  The misfit of metal who had the band with the  potential of being as big as Black Sabbath.  The band’s impact was huge, and if Liebling hadn’t fallen to the clutches of drug addiction, they could […]

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High on Fire

September 24, 2012

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High on Fire (Oakland, California)                          Gritty blues driven stoner sludge.  It’s like your stuck in the middle of a burning field of weed.  It smell’s nice, but it’s really dangerous, and you’re not sure if you’ll get out alive.  Does that not sound inviting? […]

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Alice in Chains

August 20, 2012

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Alice in Chains (Seattle, Washington)           Making vocal harmonies as eerie and metal as humanly possible, Layne Staley and Jerry Cantral produced some of the darkest, most hypnotic melodies put on record.  And responsible for being an influence on more bands then you could ever count, good or bad.  Much of Alice […]

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June 5, 2012

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Snot (Santa Barbara, California)              It’s sad when something so great, that has massive potential is cut short of achieving amazing heights, which is the case with Snot.  With the release of only one album, they combined different genres such as blues, funk, rap, alternative rock, punk, and metal giving […]

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June 5, 2012

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Nothingface (Washington D.C.)              An instance where a band gets together and the pieces fit just so, to create something a little different, a little out of the ordinary, but still familiar and palatable.  Pummeling screams and many strange and creative melodic lines over riffs that were innovative and sometimes […]

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June 5, 2012

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Trouble (Aurora, Illinois) And then, there was light within the darkness.  Within the ever growing evil/satanic realm of extreme music dubbed black metal, Trouble cracked through the surface shining their Doom laden light on a world of darkness.  Heavy as hell they were right there with Candlemass and Saint Vitus at the beginning of a genre […]

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Angel Witch

June 5, 2012

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Angel Witch (London, England)              Among the ranks of bands like Judas Priest and Iron Maiden they brought a bit darker of an aura around the melodic plains of the NWOBHM movement.  They’ve had a major role in early metal from one solitary album.             […]

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Mercyful Fate

May 19, 2012

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Mercyful Fate (Copenhagen, Denmark)                     With King Diamond at the helm you better believe this to be theatrical evil at it’s best.  The crazed double voiced madman led this classic entourage down a track that would influence not only black metal in a big way but […]

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Bad Brains

May 19, 2012

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Bad Brains (Washington D.C.)                       This influential punk rock band with members coming from a very musical background called themselves Mind Power playing jazz fusion in the vein of Return to Forever or Mahavishnu Orchestra.  Once they heard the aggression of punk and metal, they became […]

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Diamond Head

May 2, 2012

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Diamond Head (Stourbridge, England)                    “Am I Evil?  I am Man, yes I am.”  Those words would never have been uttered had it not been for Diamond Head.  A band that gave to Metallica and Megadeth a style they would adapt and transform over and over again. […]

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King Diamond

April 30, 2012

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King Diamond (Copenhagen, Denmark)                   Breaking away from the ‘satanic’ themes of Mercyful Fate, King Diamond shifted the focus more toward the broad genre of horror.  Many songs connected to form larger stories birthing what you could basically call concept albums. In 1985, “Fatal Portrait” was released featuring […]

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