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  1. Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and United States. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock and acid rock, heavy metal bands developed a thick, monumental sound characterized by distorted guitars, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats and loudness.

  2. heavy metal, genre of rock music that includes a group of related styles that are intense, virtuosic, and powerful. Driven by the aggressive sounds of the distorted electric guitar, heavy metal is arguably the most commercially successful genre of rock music. Although the origin of the term heavy metal is widely attributed to novelist William Burroughs, its use actually dates well back into ...

  3. Heavy Metal music is characterized by everything loud and harsh. It is mostly, if not always, characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-drum sounds, and strong vocals. Nevertheless, the critical element in heavy metal is the electric guitar.

  4. By the end of the 1980s, heavy metal was becoming schizophrenic, developing in two converging directions with each pushing conventions to extremes. 1990 - A Turn to the Extreme A new level of power and confidence… (Pantera - A New Level) Heavy metal had reached a crossroads by the early 1990s.

  5. Metal Church, who split up twice (in 1994 and 2009), reunited for a second time at this year's 70000 Tons of Metal in January. Lamb of God singer Randy Blythe stood trial on February 4 on charges of manslaughter in the death of a fan at a concert in Prague, Czech Republic in 2010. He was acquitted on 5 March 2013 of all charges against him.

  6. Originating from the NWOBHM and influenced by the work of early heavy metal bands, being faster and somewhat more aggressive than heavy metal. US Power Metal American style influenced by NWOBHM that features heavily distorted guitars paired with more aggressive riffs, mid-tempo Heavy Metal rhythms, and over-the-top theatrical vocals with ...

  7. Heavy Music Headquarters has heavy metal and hard rock album reviews, interviews, lists, release calendar and more.

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