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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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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Venom

April 2, 2012

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Venom (Newcastle, England)                Venom set out to create a more evil persona then any of their metal predecessors which they achieved in great measure.  Bands had talked about dark and evil things before, including topics on satan but not as overtly as Venom.  They weren’t the best of musicians […]

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Anthrax

March 31, 2012

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Anthrax (New York, New York)           The only band belonging to the Big 4 to represent the east coast, and that they did flawlessly.  Their infectious brand of thrash metal dented ear-drums with enthusiasm from the very start.  Guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Danny Lilker founded the band in 1981, the […]

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Motorhead

March 31, 2012

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Motorhead (Chelsea, England)                 Considered one of the originators of the New Wave Of Britisth Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) Motorhead stand tall above most.  Ian Fraser Kilmister singer/bassist AKA Lemmy, created Motorhead in 1975.  He named the band Motorhead after the last song he wrote for Hawkwind, from which […]

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Megadeth

March 18, 2012

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Megadeth (Los Angeles, California)                    After Megadeth frontman/guitarist/main songwriter, Dave Mustaine, was kicked out of Metallica in 1983, and after helping write songs for Metallica’s “Kill ‘Em All” record, he immediately formed Megadeth, and in 1985 came out with “Killing is my business… and business is good.” It was […]

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Slayer

March 18, 2012

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Slayer (Huntington Park, California)                 You can attend any metal show and almost always, sometime during the evening, hear someone shout “Slayeeeeeer,” at the top of their lungs, like some sort of metal turrets that builds until you have to let it out.  It’s ritualistic.  As part of […]

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Metallica

March 15, 2012

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Metallica (Los Angeles, California)                   Everyone knows who they are.  There are both, people who strictly love the first four classics and hate the rest, and the people who just love it all.  Maybe some that hate it all but not likely.  Believe me, whoever you are, you […]

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