ManOwar

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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Blind Guardian

August 18, 2012

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Blind Guardian (Krefeld, Germany)                Do you like your metal epic?  Do you like Lord of the Rings?  Then look no further then Blind Guardian.  They are one of the biggest influences on the power and speed metal genres.  Soaring vocals and shredding guitars awaits you.           […]

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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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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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Ozzy Osbourne

April 22, 2012

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Ozzy Osbourne (Birmingham, England)               He’s still alive?!  Yes, he is still alive.  He’s been studied, analyzed, had everything done to him but an autopsy and nobody can figure out how one person with as many drugs he’s taken and crazy shit he’s done, can still be walking around […]

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Judas Priest

April 3, 2012

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Judas Priest (Birmingham, England)                   Rob Halford, frontman of Judas Priest and widely renowned as a Metal God has a range that spans 4 octaves and is known for those high, screeching screams on top of melodic mastery.  Judas Priest are one of the metal originators, first forming in 1970.  Ian Hill, […]

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Dio

March 31, 2012

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Dio (Cortland, New York)                        Devil Horns; The universal sign you throw up at a metal show is all because of Mr. Ronnie James Dio.  When he was a child, if he was walking down the street with his grandmother and she saw someone giving her […]

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Iron Maiden

March 19, 2012

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Iron Maiden (London, England)                    How much has Iron Maiden influenced metal music?  Take a look at your collection and name one band they haven’t had an influence on directly or in-directly.  Go ahead and try, I’ll wait.  Well, you might be able to name a few, but not […]

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