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Concert Tickets

By on March 28, 2018

Remember the day when you can go to a concert for $10 and have a great time. Or even go to a festival show for $20 or maybe $30 and see multiple bands play over the course of an entire day.
Those were the days. A band would come out with a new album, and usually within six months they would be touring in support. You and your friends would get together on a Saturday and head off to a good show. Nowadays tickets are $100 or more. Why is that? And those are for the really bad seats.

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If you want to set up close, you’re going to pay $200 or more. The reason for that is the new trend of downloading free music. File sharing programs have become rampant over the last several years, and people are able to get music and movies for free. File sharing was originally a way for people to share files. The owners’ server would store the document, and people would have access to it. Then someone had an idea of uploading music and movies to the same site. That way everyone could on the latest movie for free. Music very quickly followed suit.

Now all of a sudden bands were not making money on album sales anymore; they were losing money. I mean, why would someone go to an album store and buy a CD, when I could download it for free. That caused record companies to have to seek other ways to make money. And bands, had to start charging more money for concert tickets to make up for the album sales loss. It’s actually very simple arithmetic if you look at it. You are still getting a bargain. Just think about how much money you’re saving by not paying for CDs anymore. So when you going to buy a concert ticket and the price is $100 in the long run you’re actually getting a great deal.

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Christian Metal

Christian Metal

By on March 26, 2018

Christian Heavy Metal, likewise called “white metal”, is a cross-class term. While the vast majority feel that Christian metal has a milder or gentler style, it really covers all extremes in the business, from pop metal to fate/passing metal and everything in the middle. The one regular factor to all styles is the verses.

Christian metal started in the late 1970’s in the US and Sweden amid the “Jesus Movement”. The instruments utilized are like every single metal band and incorporate electric guitar, bass, drums and incidentally consoles. It increased overall prevalence amid the “brilliant period” in the 1980’s, with mainstream “glitz groups” including Stryper and Leviticus. Holy person, which additionally increased across the board acknowledgment amid this time was frequently contrasted with Judas Priest in style and sound.

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It took about a year for metal fans to understand that a portion of the gatherings were Christian and they were playing Christian verses. Stryper, who had increased business achievement in 1985, got an antagonistic gathering when they went to play at a Dutch music celebration. In spite of some restriction, Stryper went ahead to more noteworthy prevalence and were the primary band to achieve platinum status on a collection and have three music recordings on the best 10 list for MTV.

Christian Metal was first scrutinized by mainstream music fans and, at that point, as it increased greater prevalence, it was additionally reprimanded by Christian fundamentalists. One of the greatest rivals to this type was the TV minister Jimmy Swaggart. Sadly, his restriction exploded backward. In the repercussions, numerous new groups from around the globe started to ascend and picked up new followers.

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A gathering, called Sanctuary, was begun in 1984 as a “stone and move asylum” for metal fans and artists. It united individuals across the nation in the primary Christian Metal Festival in 1987. Asylum metal celebrations spread to many areas and significantly affected new gatherings to the class. For instance, P.O.D. played out their first shows in Sanctuary. Haven at long last shut its entryways in the late 1990’s the point at which it trusted that the Christian metal type had at long last started to lose it’s momentum.

There will always be a need for more “cleaner” forms of Heavy Metal to exist in the music realm. People like the heavy guitar sound and the power that emanates from the stage. They may just not agree with traditional metal lyrics. Therefore, they need a more positive message to go with the rock that they have come to love.

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How Heavy Metal Has Changed

By on September 14, 2017

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Heavy metal has gone through a lot of changes over the years. It started in the 70s with a lot of British hard rock bands who redefined rock ‘n roll and created a whole new genre. It was deemed heavy metal. Such members of this new group were Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and Blue Oyster Cult. They took rock ‘n roll and made it a lot heavier and darker. Even the bass guitar which used to be a timekeeping instrument, into a booming part of the ensemble.

In the 80s, things changed. Heavy metal took on a more glamorous look. Musicians started wearing makeup, and styling their hair in a formal way. Some people even called it glam metal. As the musicians got softer in their appearance, the music also came down a notch. It wasn’t quite as loud and heavy as before, and had more of a rhythm similar to traditional rock ‘n roll. They took to the airwaves promoting a lifestyle that revolved around beautiful women and stylish appearance. They lost a lots of the traditional audience who could not relate to the dolling up of the music. They stuck to the older artists who played the sounds they enjoyed.

Poison Hair band era

 

Then came the 90s. The era of grunge. This was a completely different style that stripped down the musicians to their barest essentials. The fashion was literally just jeans and T-shirts and flannel became the new go to shirt. They were very raw and rough looking, but the sound mirrored the early 70s metal music. Many of the bands such as Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and Mudhoney embraced their predecessors and even took to the stage with them to show the support for their roots. Pearl Jam was known to tour with Neil Young, and the Smashing Pumpkins played entire tours with Cheap Trick. The hairbands of the 80s were nowhere to be found. This era brought the largest mainstream audience to heavy rock ‘n roll music. Some players adapted, or took on new roles in the music world. Heavy metal drummer Jon Kois decided to go into studio work and teach others. Many got to learn beginners Drum lessons as a product of his experience.

Pearl Jam grunge era

In the early 2000’s, the music stayed the same, but the musicians took on a cleaner look. They didn’t look as downtrodden as the punkesque grunge players, but the music carried the same clean sound as their predecessors. This also brought the age of rap meets rock bands. Some groups have experimented with this form with a little success, but a number of bands brought it to the mainstream. Players such as Linkin park, and Papa Roach took the once urban form of rap music and utilized it on the rock ‘n roll stage. This leading to the greatest rap rock band ever to come out; Rage Against the Machine. They were very angry and political, and express their views with heavy rock and almost slam poetry type lyrics.

These days, heavy metal really doesn’t form to particular style. There are bands that represent all of the past genres and they coincide perfectly in a new rock environment. The grunge phase of the 90s and the big players of the 2000s have held their ground and carry on by influencing all the new bands that come out today. What will the next decade bring? I’m not sure. But it should be very exciting.

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Heavy Metal Bands

The 5 Best Heavy Metal Bands of All Time

By on September 11, 2017
The 5 Best Heavy Metal Bands of All Time

Music is the best medicine in times of weakness and stress. Music heals every soul every time the favorite song is played. There have been several metal bands that have been everyone’s favorite. They have an amazing quality of music. Here are the best five metal bands of all time;

1. Metallica

One of the very best metal bands ever. The band is of an American origin and is based in a place called San Rafael which is found in California. This metal band was started in the year 1981 and the founder was a vocalist and guitarist called James Hetfield. The band was founded in Los Angeles in the United States. The other members of the band are Lars Ulrich who is plays drums. Another member is Kirk Hammet who is actually their lead guitarist. The other member is Robert Trujillo who joined in 2003. He plays the bass guitar. They are signed to major record labels such as Universal Music Group and Elektra Records.  Have a look at them live to see how amazing they are.

2. Iron Maiden

This is also one of the best ever metal bands ever. This band was started in 1975 in the United Kingdom. It originated from Leyton in the East London. It was started by Steve Harris who is the main songwriter and is also well skilled as a bassist. The members of the band are Steve Harris, Adan smith who plays the guitar, Dave Murray who also plays the guitar and Bruce Dickinson who is the Lead vocalist. Some of their albums include Fear of the dark that was released in 1992 and Killers released in 1981 and many others.

3. Judas Priest

This is a metal band that was started in the United Kingdom in the year 1969. It was formed in Birmingham. They have enjoyed so much success in their music career and have sold about 50 million albums. The members of the band are Rob Halford who is the lead vocalist, Glenn Tip and Richie Faulkner who both play the guitar and Ian Hill who plays the bass guitar.

4. Arch Enemy

It was initially formed as a super group in 1996. It was started in Sweden as a metal band. They are signed to major record labels such as Century media records and Regain records. Some of their albums include Khaos Legions and War Eternity.

5. Black Sabbath

This is a metal band that was started in Birmingham in the United Kingdom by their leader and songwriter Tony Iommi. Others members are Ozzy Osbourne who was the lead vocalist, Geezer Butler and Ronnie James Dio.

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Defining Heavy Metal

By on September 8, 2017
Defining Heavy Metal

When it comes to heavy metal music you’ll find that it doesn’t get the attention of other music genres.  It is rarely played on the radio and it is often portrayed as being loud, screaming and angry.  It has a lot of negative connotations in the music world, most of which are pretty undeserving.  If you can see past the stereotypes you might find you enjoy the beauty and complexity of heavy metal music.

Defining Heavy Metal

Like any other genre of music it has its own subgenres like death metal, thrash metal, hardcore, power metal and yes, even classic metal.  You can take those subgenres and go even further in breaking them down.  Most bands in the world of heavy metal aren’t so easily thrust into just one category they often fit into more than one.  Those are the more popular and interesting heavy metal bands, they use their own inspiration and talent to define their work.

These musicians are the rebels, they don’t listen to record companies or get pigeonholed.  They don’t play music based on the genre they have been thrust into, rather they play the music they love.  These are the musicians that are worth listening to, these are the musicians that give us the best of heavy metal.

Inspirational Musicians

Just like any other genre in music there are founders and big names in the industry and you will hear their influences among the newer and up and coming musicians.  Some of these names will include names like James Hetfield from Metallica and bands like Judas Priest.  While these are incredibly popular with some of them enjoying mainstream fame, there are hundreds of other bands and musicians that comprise the genre.

Try New Music

New artists take inspiration from the veteran artists and take that and make it their own creating some brilliant music.  These artists will only be discovered if someone gives them a chance and listens to their music.  If you’re already a fan of heavy metal then this isn’t much of a challenge, but if you aren’t then try getting past the stereotypes and give this music a chance.  If you heard a song that you didn’t like in the past don’t let it stop you from listening to new music.

Yes, I understand the stereotypes that surround heavy metal but I encourage you give it a try.  Don’t let the band names turn you off look past that and try listening to the music instead.  Try different subgenres and listen to different songs, you’ll find defining heavy metal is different than you thought.

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