The News Review:
- Benefit concert to showcase local hard rock bands
- Listening Party: Matt Young and PanaCea
- MTV destroyed music quality for style
- East Coast collaborators
- Thawing the Frost Q&A: Satyricon
- Top 10 Metal Bands With Names Taken From JRR Tolkien Characters
- Heavy metal tour heads to town
Benefit concert to showcase local hard rock bands
Simi Valley Acorn
Sixteen bands will perform on two stages. Stage one will feature hardcore music and stage two will have metal music. The club hopes to double last year’s attendance of 300 guests and proceeds of $3000. The event will enforce no alcohol smoking or moshing. Ins and outs are not permitted. All guests are subject to security checks.
Listening Party: Matt Young and PanaCea
In the very early 1990s saying “metal” to almost anyone instantly summoned the image of the overblown day-glo-tights-clad terrors of the overtly commercial hair-metal movement. Today people may look upon bands like Poison as legends but to a kid just getting into popular music in the grunge era they were a campy joke. But there were still “real” metal bands to be found and you didn’t even have to look that hard. MTV not yet the station where drunken co-eds were most likely to make out with each other in hot-tubs was still mostly videos.
MTV destroyed music quality for style
SCSU University Chronicle
Then came the glam-metal era. Bands took the legacy of Led Zeppelin T-Rex Black Sabbath and Mötorhead to create a false so-called edgy sound that made millions of dollars for fluff music. Motley Crüe Poison Warrant and others made metal music that sounded neutered and plastic. They sang of being rich getting laid and doing dope. Most teenagers into metal are not rich barely can get a girl to notice them did cheap dope and turned to acts like Metallica and Guns N’ Roses whose edge was more in par with the metal legends’ style. MTV did get edgy in the wake of the more hardcore metal acts in the late ’80s.
East Coast collaborators
Their job is to keep writing and being creative and loving life or hating life whatever inspires them to be creative and work really hard at developing their music. Josh Hogan is a musician as well providing larynx-shredding vocals for Halifax thrash metal band rchid’s Curse but most of his ECMA weekend will be spent as an ambassador for Atlantic Canada’s heavy metal scene and to celebrate the first year for the award show’s new loud recording of the year category. Two of the nominees Moncton bands Gallactus and Iron Giant are based on Hogan’s Diminished Fifth Records label which he started in 2006 when he realized there was “zero support” for East Coast metal bands in the larger music industry. While Diminished Fifth’s seven releases now have overseas distribution and are available through most major online sources (with a cross-Canada distribution deal in the works) Hogan took that grassroots community approach further with his online heavy metal magazine Horns High (.
Thawing the Frost Q&A: Satyricon
Express from The Washington Post
This isn’t an amateur hour for black metal; it’s three groups with very strong musical visions. » FRST: All three bands have a strong musical integrity. In one night you can see three very different but also very strong takes on extreme metal music. » EXPRESS: Thanks for your time today. » FRST: You have a pleasant day now. Posted By Christopher Porter at 6:06 AM on February 26 2009Tagged in.
Top 10 Metal Bands With Names Taken From JRR Tolkien Characters
This list was more of an undertaking than expected. Every damn black metal band out there sounds like it was taken from Middle Earth and it seems like there is a band for every character in the writings of JRR Tolkien. But we searched from the deep seas of Ekkaia to the highest mountains of Mordor and have this weeks top 10 list. Remember this is just bands derived from characters not locations. That will be another geeked out list. AgarwaenNargothrond T? hid is name and identity and called himself Agarwaen son of ?arth.
Heavy metal tour heads to town
The festival scheduled to visit 38 cities over nine weeks will begin at 2 p. and includessideshow activities in line with the heavy-metal lifestyle and attitude: tattoo booths video-gamezones BMX and skateboard teams and a “vendor village. This is the first Columbus stop for the festival which Disturbed launched in 2001.
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