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A Long Time Comin is the first album by American rock band the Electric Flag, released in 1968.
Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album by English rock band the Beatles, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records.
AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in Sydney in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young.
Accept are a German heavy metal band from the town of Solingen, originally assembled by former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann and bassist Peter Baltes.
Acid rock is a loosely defined type of rock music that evolved out of the mid-1960s garage punk movement and helped launch the psychedelic subculture.
The Aeolian mode is a musical mode or, in modern usage, a diatonic scale called the natural minor scale.
Aerosmith is an American rock band.
Aerosmith is the debut studio album by American rock band Aerosmith, released on January 5, 1973 by Columbia Records.
Age of Winters is the debut album by American heavy metal band The Sword, released in the United States on February 14, 2006.
Aggression is overt, often harmful, social interaction with the intention of inflicting damage or other unpleasantness upon another individual.
Air guitar is a form of dance and movement in which the performer pretends to play an imaginary rock or heavy metal-style electric guitar, including riffs, solos, etc.
Alice Cooper (born Vincent Damon Furnier; February 4, 1948) is an American singer, songwriter, and actor whose career spans over fifty years.
Alice in Chains is an American rock band from Seattle, Washington, formed in 1987 by guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, who then recruited bassist Mike Starr and lead vocalist Layne Staley.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternate picking is a guitar playing technique that employs alternating downward and upward strokes in a continuous fashion.
Alternative metal (also known as alt-metal) is a rock music fusion genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from alternative rock and other genres not normally associated with metal.
Alternative rock (also called alternative music, alt-rock or simply alternative) is a style of rock music that emerged from the independent music underground of the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s.
Anarcho-punk (or anarchist punk) is punk rock that promotes anarchism.
Anathema are a British rock band from Liverpool.
"Angel of Death" is the opening track on the American thrash metal band Slayer's 1986 album Reign in Blood.
Angra is a Brazilian heavy metal band formed in 1991 that has gone through some line-up changes since its foundation.
Anthrax is an American heavy metal band from New York City, formed in 1981 by rhythm guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker.
Antonio Lucio Vivaldi (4 March 1678 – 28 July 1741) was an Italian Baroque musical composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher and cleric.
Appetite for Destruction is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses.
Are You Experienced is the debut studio album by English-American rock band the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Art music (alternately called classical music, cultivated music, serious music, and canonic music) is music that implies advanced structural and theoretical considerationsJacques Siron, "Musique Savante (Serious music)", Dictionnaire des mots de la musique (Paris: Outre Mesure): 242.
Arthur Wilton Brown (born 24 June 1942) is an English rock singer and songwriter best known for his flamboyant theatrical performances, and his powerful, wide-ranging operatic voice.
As Safe as Yesterday Is is the debut album by rock band Humble Pie, released in the UK in August 1969.
Asking Alexandria are an English rock band from York, North Yorkshire, consisting of lead vocalist Danny Worsnop, guitarists Ben Bruce and Cameron Liddell, drummer James Cassells and bassist Sam Bettley.
The first Atlanta International Pop Festival was a rock festival held at the Atlanta International Raceway in Hampton, Georgia, twenty miles south of Atlanta, on the July Fourth (Friday) weekend, 1969, more than a month before Woodstock.
Australian heavy metal music has its roots in both the Australian hard rock and pub rock tradition of the 1970s and the American and British heavy metal scenes.
Avant-garde metal (or experimental metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal music loosely defined by use of experimentation and innovative, avant-garde elements, including non-standard and unconventional sounds, instruments, song structures, playing styles, and vocal techniques.
A bandleader is the leader of a music group such as a rock or pop group or jazz quartet.
Bang is an American rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, active briefly in the early 1970s and again since 2014.
Barry Gifford (born October 18, 1946) is an American author, poet, and screenwriter known for his distinctive mix of American landscapes and prose influenced by film noir and Beat Generation writers.
A bass drum, or kick drum, is a large drum that produces a note of low definite or indefinite pitch.
The bass guitar (also known as electric bass, or bass) is a stringed instrument similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, except with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses.
Bathory were an extreme metal band formed in Vällingby, Sweden, in 1983 named after Hungarian countess Elizabeth Báthory.
Bay Area thrash metal, or "Bay Area thrash", referred to a steady following of heavy metal bands in the 1980s who formed and gained international status in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.
Bazillion Points is a book publishing company owned and operated by author Ian Christe.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
"Beat It" is a song written and performed by American singer Michael Jackson from his sixth solo album, Thriller (1982).
Beatnik was a media stereotype prevalent throughout the 1950s to mid-1960s that displayed the more superficial aspects of the Beat Generation literary movement of the 1950s.
Beherit is a black metal band from Finland.
Believer is an American technical thrash metal band from the late 1980s and early 1990s, that plays a hybrid of thrash and progressive metal.
Berg Publishers was an academic publishing company based in Oxford, England that was founded in 1983 by Marion Berghahn.
"Better by You, Better than Me" is a 1969 song by the English rock band Spooky Tooth.
William Thomas Ward (born 5 May 1948) is an English musician and visual artist, best known as the original drummer of the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath.
Billboard (styled as billboard) is an American entertainment media brand owned by the Billboard-Hollywood Reporter Media Group, a division of Eldridge Industries.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Black magic has traditionally referred to the use of supernatural powers or magic for evil and selfish purposes.
A Black Mass is a ritual characterized by the inversion of the Traditional Latin Mass celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church.
Black metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
"Black Night" is a song by British hard rock band Deep Purple, first released as a single in June 1970 and later included on the 25th Anniversary version of their 1970 album, In Rock.
Black Sabbath were an English rock band, formed in Birmingham in 1968, by guitarist and main songwriter Tony Iommi, bassist and main lyricist Geezer Butler, drummer Bill Ward and singer Ozzy Osbourne.
Black Sabbath is the debut studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath.
Black Widow were a rock band that formed in Leicester, England in September 1969.
Blackgaze is a fusion genre combining elements of black metal and shoegazing.
Blasphemy is the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence to a deity, or sacred things, or toward something considered sacred or inviolable.
A blast beat is a drum beat that originated in hardcore punk and grindcore, and is often associated with certain styles of extreme metal, namely black metal and death metal,Adam MacGregor, PCP Torpedo by Agoraphobic Nosebleed review, Dusted, June 11, 2006.
Blind Guardian is a German power metal band formed in 1984 in Krefeld, West Germany.
Bloodrock was an American rock band based in Fort Worth, Texas that had considerable success in the 1970s.
Bloodrock is the self-titled debut from the Fort Worth, Texas rock band Bloodrock, released under Capitol Records in March 1970.
Blue Öyster Cult (often abbreviated BÖC or BOC) is an American rock band formed on Long Island, New York, in 1967, whose most successful work includes the hard rock songs "(Don't Fear) The Reaper", "Godzilla", "Burnin' for You" and "Shooting Shark".
Blue Öyster Cult is the eponymous debut studio album by the American hard rock band Blue Öyster Cult, released on January 16, 1972 by Columbia Records.
Blue Cheer was an American rock band that initially performed and recorded in the late 1960s and early 1970s and was sporadically active until 2009.
Blues is a music genre and musical form originated by African Americans in the Deep South of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
Blues rock is a fusion genre combining elements of blues and rock.
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from Sayreville, New Jersey.
"Born to Be Wild" is a song first performed by the band Steppenwolf, written by Mars Bonfire.
In music, a breakdown is part of a song in which various instruments have solo parts (breaks).
Bring Me the Horizon, often known by the acronym BMTH, are an English rock band from Sheffield, South Yorkshire.
British Steel is the sixth studio album by the British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released on 14 April 1980.
Budgie are a Welsh rock band from Cardiff.
Burning Witch was an American doom metal band from Seattle, Washington, active between 1995 and 1998. Aside from EPs and split releases, the band released a compilation album called Crippled Lucifer, which had songs of their early EPs.
Burzum was a Norwegian music project founded by Varg Vikernes in 1991.
Cactus is an American hard rock band formed in 1969.
Canadian heavy metal music has a long history.
Candlemass is a Swedish doom metal band established in Stockholm in 1984 by bassist, songwriter and bandleader Leif Edling and drummer Matz Ekström.
Captain Beyond is an American/British rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1971.
Carnifex is an American deathcore band from San Diego County, California.
Catharsis is a Russian metal band founded in 1996.
Cathedral were a doom metal band from Coventry, England.
The 1957 Encyclopédie Laroussequoted in Nattiez, Jean-Jacques (1990).
Celtic Frost were a Swiss extreme metal band from Zürich.
Children of Bodom is a Finnish extreme metal band from Espoo.
Christian metal, also known as white metal, Jesus metal or heavenly metal, is a form of heavy metal music usually defined by its message using song lyrics as well as the dedication of the band members to Christianity.
ChristianityFrom Ancient Greek Χριστός Khristós (Latinized as Christus), translating Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.
Cinderella was an American rock band formed in 1982 from the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Classic Rock is a British magazine dedicated to rock music, published by Future PLC, who are also responsible for its "sister" publications Metal Hammer and Prog magazine.
Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.
Clifford Lee "Cliff" Burton (February 10, 1962 – September 27, 1986) was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the second bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.
Climbing!, also known as Mountain Climbing!, is the official debut studio album by American blues rock band Mountain.
Coal Chamber was an American nu metal band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1993.
A combination tone (also called resultant or subjective tone"", Britannica.com. Accessed September 2015.) is a psychoacoustic phenomenon of an additional tone or tones that are artificially perceived when two real tones are sounded at the same time.
Converge is an American hardcore punk band formed by vocalist Jacob Bannon and guitarist Kurt Ballou in Salem, Massachusetts in 1990.
Corpse paint or corpsepaint is a style of black and white makeup used by black metal bands for concerts and band photos.
Countdown to Extinction is the fifth studio album by American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on July 14, 1992, through Capitol Records.
A counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.
The counterculture of the 1960s refers to an anti-establishment cultural phenomenon that developed first in the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) and then spread throughout much of the Western world between the mid-1960s and the mid-1970s, with London, New York City, and San Francisco being hotbeds of early countercultural activity.
Coven is an American rock band with occult lyrics formed in the late 1960s.
Cradle of Filth are an English extreme metal band, formed in Suffolk, England in 1991.
Cream were a 1960s British rock power trio consisting of drummer Ginger Baker, guitarist/singer Eric Clapton and lead singer/bassist Jack Bruce.
Creem (which is always capitalized in print as CREEM despite the magazine's nameplate appearing in mostly lower case letters), "America's Only Rock 'n' Roll Magazine", was a monthly rock 'n' roll publication first published in March 1969 by Barry Kramer and founding editor Tony Reay.
Crippled Lucifer is the only album by Burning Witch which is a compilation album of EP tracks.
The Cross of Saint Peter or Petrine Cross is an inverted Latin cross traditionally used as a Christian symbol, but in recent times also used as an anti-Christian or Satanic symbol.
Crossover thrash (often abbreviated to crossover) is sub genre of thrash metal.
Crowbar is an American sludge metal band formed in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1990.
In percussion, cymbal choke is a drum stroke or push which consists of striking a cymbal with a drum stick held in one hand and then immediately grabbing the cymbal with another hand, or more rarely, with the same hand.
Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey.
Dark ambient (especially in the 1980s referred to as ambient industrial) is a genre of post-industrial musicReed, Alexander: Assimilate: A Critical History of Industrial Music, Oxford University Press, 2013,, p. 190 that features an ominous, dark droning and often gloomy, monumental or catacombal atmosphere, partially with discordant overtones.
Darkthrone is a heavy metal band from Kolbotn, Norway.
David Russell Gordon Davies (born 3 February 1947) is an English singer, songwriter and guitarist.
David William Edmunds (born 15 April 1944) is a Welsh singer/songwriter, guitarist, actor and record producer.
David Nicholls (musicologist) (born in 1955, Birmingham, United Kingdom) is a British musicologist and composer.
De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas is the first full-length studio album by the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem.
Dead Throne is the fourth studio album by American metalcore band The Devil Wears Prada.
Death was an American death metal band from Orlando, Florida, founded in 1983 by guitarist and vocalist Chuck Schuldiner.
A death growl (or simply a growl) is a vocal style (an extended vocal technique) usually employed by death metal singers but also used in other heavy metal styles, such as metalcore.
Death metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music.
Death-doom is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal.
Deathcore is an extreme metal fusion genre that combines musical elements of death metal and metalcore and sometimes hardcore punk.
Daniel "Dee" Snider (born March 15, 1955) is an American singer-songwriter, screenwriter, radio personality, and actor.
Deena Weinstein (born March 15, 1943) is a professor of sociology at DePaul University whose research focuses on popular culture.
Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertford in 1968.
Deep Purple in Rock, also known as In Rock, is the fourth studio album by English rock band Deep Purple, released on 3 June 1970.
Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of British heavy metal movement.
Deicide is an American death metal band formed in 1987 by drummer Steve Asheim and guitarist brothers Eric and Brian Hoffman as "Carnage", then hiring bassist/vocalist Glen Benton and becoming "Amon".
Delain is a Dutch symphonic metal band formed in 2002 by former Within Temptation keyboardist Martijn Westerholt, and Charlotte Wessels.
Denis Midgley Arnold, CBE (Sheffield, 15 December 1926 – Budapest, 28 April 1986) was a British musicologist.
Despised Icon is a Canadian deathcore band from Montreal, Quebec.
Destruction is a German thrash metal band, formed in 1982.
Diamond Head are an English heavy metal band formed in 1976 in Stourbridge, England.
Diatonic (διατονική) and chromatic (χρωματική) are terms in music theory that are most often used to characterize scales, and are also applied to musical instruments, intervals, chords, notes, musical styles, and kinds of harmony.
Richard Anthony Monsour (born May 4, 1937), better known by his stage name Dick Dale, is an American rock guitarist, known as The King of the Surf Guitar.
Richard Allan Peterson (September 12, 1946 – October 12, 2009); www.inlog.org.
Dimmu Borgir is a Norwegian symphonic black metal band from Oslo, Norway, formed in 1993.
Dio was an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, after he left Black Sabbath with intentions to form a new band with fellow former Black Sabbath member Vinny Appice, the band's drummer.
A disc jockey, often abbreviated as DJ, is a person who plays existing recorded music for a live audience.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
Disraeli Gears is the second studio album by the British rock band Cream.
Distortion and overdrive are forms of audio signal processing used to alter the sound of amplified electric musical instruments, usually by increasing their gain, producing a "fuzzy", "growling", or "gritty" tone.
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 1994.
Djent is a sub-genre of progressive metal, named for an onomatopoeia for the distinctive high-gain, distorted, palm-muted, low-pitch guitar sound first employed by Meshuggah.
"Do it yourself" ("DIY") is the method of building, modifying, or repairing things without the direct aid of experts or professionals.
Donald Maynard Dokken (born June 29, 1953) is an American heavy metal vocalist, best known for being the lead singer, occasional guitarist, and founder of the band Dokken.
Doom metal is an extreme style of heavy metal music that typically uses slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound than other metal genres.
Dotdash (formerly About.com) is an American Internet-based network of content that publishes articles and videos about various subjects on its "topic sites", of which there are nearly 1,000.
DragonForce are a British power metal band based in London, England.
Dream Theater is an American progressive metal band formed in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy while they attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece.
Drone metal or drone doom is a style of heavy metal that melds the slow tempos and heaviness of doom metal with the long-duration tones of drone music.
A drum kit — also called a drum set, trap set, or simply drums — is a collection of drums and other percussion instruments, typically cymbals, which are set up on stands to be played by a single player, with drumsticks held in both hands, and the feet operating pedals that control the hi-hat cymbal and the beater for the bass drum.
A drummer is a percussionist who creates and accompanies music using drums.
Duke University Press is an academic publisher of books and journals, and a unit of Duke University.
Dust was an American hard rock band active in the early 1970s.
Dynamic range compression (DRC) or simply compression is an audio signal processing operation that reduces the volume of loud sounds or amplifies quiet sounds thus reducing or compressing an audio signal's dynamic range.
Earache Records is an independent record label, music publisher and management company based in Nottingham, England with offices in London and New York.
The early 1990s Norwegian black metal scene is credited with creating the modern black metal genre and produced some of the most acclaimed and influential artists in extreme metal.
Earth is an American musical group based in Olympia, Washington, formed in 1989 and led by the guitarist Dylan Carlson. Earth's music is nearly all instrumental, and can be divided into two distinct stages. Their early work is characterized by distortion, droning, minimalism, and lengthy, repetitive song structures. The band's later output reduces the distortion while incorporating elements of country, jazz rock, and folk. Earth is recognized as a pioneer of drone metal, with the band's Earth 2 being regarded as a milestone of the genre.
Earth Crisis is an American metalcore band from Syracuse, New York, active from 1989 until 2001, reuniting in 2007.
Edward Raymond Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American musician.
Edward Lodewijk Van Halen (born January 26, 1955) is a Dutch-American musician, songwriter, and producer.
An eight-string guitar is a guitar with two more strings than the usual six, or one more than the Russian guitar's seven.
'''Figure 1.''' An eighth note with stem facing up, an eighth note with stem facing down, and an eighth rest. '''Figure 2.''' Four eighth notes beamed together. An eighth note (American) or a quaver (British) is a musical note played for half the value of a quarter note (crotchet) and twice that of the sixteenth note (semiquaver), which amounts to one quarter the duration of a half note (minim), one eighth the duration of whole note (semibreve), one sixteenth the duration of a double whole note (breve), and one thirty-second the duration of a longa, hence the name.
An electric guitar is a guitar that uses one or more pickups to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical signals.
The Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) are an English rock band formed in Birmingham in 1970, by songwriters/multi-instrumentalists Jeff Lynne and Roy Wood with drummer Bev Bevan.
Elf was an American rock band founded in 1967 by singer and bassist Ronnie James Dio, keyboardist Doug Thaler, drummer Gary Driscoll, and guitarists Nick Pantas and David Feinstein (Dio's cousin).
Epica is a Dutch symphonic metal band, founded by guitarist and vocalist Mark Jansen after his departure from After Forever.
Eric Patrick Clapton, (born 1945), is an English rock and blues guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
"Eruption" is an instrumental rock guitar solo performed by Eddie Van Halen.
Øystein Aarseth (22 March 1968 – 10 August 1993), better known by his stage name Euronymous, was a Norwegian guitarist.
Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby in 1979,http://www.dn.se/arkiv/teater/hardrock-tog-priset-enkopingsband-vann-rock-sm/ by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bass guitarist Peter Olsson, and drummer Tony Reno.
Exodus is an American thrash metal band formed in 1979 in Richmond, California.
Experimental music is a general label for any music that pushes existing boundaries and genre definitions.
Extreme is an American rock band, currently headed by frontman Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt.
Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s.
Extreme Noise Terror (often abbreviated to ENT) are a British extreme metal band originally formed in Ipswich in 1985.
Eyehategod (also abbreviated and referred to as EHG) is an American sludge metal band from New Orleans who formed in 1988.
A factory or manufacturing plant is an industrial site, usually consisting of buildings and machinery, or more commonly a complex having several buildings, where workers manufacture goods or operate machines processing one product into another.
"Fairies Wear Boots" is a song by the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, from their 1970 album Paranoid.
Faith No More (sometimes abbreviated as FNM) is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
Far Beyond Driven is the seventh studio album by American heavy metal band Pantera, released on March 22, 1994 by EastWest Records.
Fates Warning is an American progressive metal band, formed in 1982 by vocalist John Arch, guitarists Jim Matheos and Victor Arduini, bassist Joe DiBiase, and drummer Steve Zimmerman in Hartford, Connecticut.
Fear Factory is an American heavy metal band that was formed in 1989.
Gylve Fenris Nagell (born 28 November 1971), better known as Fenriz, is a Norwegian musician and politician who is best known as being one half of the metal duo Darkthrone.
Feral House is a book publisher owned and operated by Adam Parfrey.
Fidelity is the quality of faithfulness or loyalty.
The fingerboard (also known as a fretboard on fretted instruments) is an important component of most stringed instruments.
Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s.
Folk rock is a hybrid music genre combining elements of folk music and rock music, which arose in the United States and the United Kingdom in the mid-1960s.
Forest of Equilibrium is the debut album of the British doom metal band Cathedral, released in 1991 on Earache Records.
Free jazz is an approach to jazz music that was first developed in the 1950s and 60s as musicians attempted to alter, extend, or break down jazz convention, often by discarding fixed chord changes or tempos.
Fresh Cream is the debut studio album by the British rock band Cream.
Frijid Pink is an American rock band, formed in Detroit in 1967, best known for their 1970 rendition of "House of the Rising Sun".
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Funk metal (also known as thrash funk or punk-funk) is a subgenre of funk rock and alternative metal which infuses heavy metal music (often thrash metal) with elements of funk and punk rock.
Future US, Inc. (formerly known as Imagine Media and The Future Network USA) is an American media corporation specializing in targeted magazines and websites in the video games, music, and technology markets.
Gaby Hoffmann (Hauke; born in Berlin, Germany) is primarily known as songwriter under the pseudonym Deaffy and manager for the heavy metal band Accept.
Garage rock (sometimes called 60s punk or garage punk) is a raw and energetic style of rock and roll that flourished in the mid-1960s, most notably in the United States and Canada, and has experienced various revivals in the last several decades.
Gene Klein, born Chaim Witz (חיים ויץ,, born August 25, 1949), known professionally as Gene Simmons, is an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor, author and television personality.
Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker (born 19 August 1939) is an English drummer and the founder of the rock band Cream.
Girlschool are a British rock band that formed in the new wave of British heavy metal scene in 1978 and frequently associated with contemporaries Motörhead.
Glam metal (also known as hair metal and often used synonymously with pop metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, which features pop-influenced hooks and guitar riffs, and borrows from the fashion of 1970s glam rock.
Glen Benton (born June 18, 1967) is an American death metal musician.
Goatsnake is an American doom metal band from Los Angeles, California. They have released three studio albums, the first being 1999's Goatsnake Vol. 1.
Gothic metal (or goth metal) is a fusion genre combining the heaviness of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock.
Gothic rock (alternately called goth-rock or goth) is a style of rock music that emerged from post-punk in the late 1970s.
Grand Funk Railroad, sometimes shortened as Grand Funk, is an American rock band popular during the 1970s, when they toured extensively and played to packed arenas worldwide.
Granicus was an American hard rock band formed in 1969 in Cleveland.
Grindcore is an extreme fusion genre of hardcore punk and heavy metal that originated in the mid-1980s, drawing inspiration from the most abrasive-sounding musical styles: hardcore punk, extreme metal, industrial and noise rock.
Groove metal (also known as post-thrash or neo-thrash) is a subgenre of heavy metal music.
Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock and a subculture that emerged during the in the Pacific Northwest U.S. state of Washington, particularly in Seattle and nearby towns.
Guido of Arezzo (also Guido Aretinus, Guido Aretino, Guido da Arezzo, Guido Monaco, or Guido d'Arezzo, or Guy of Arezzo also Guy d'Arezzo) (991/992 – after 1033) was an Italian music theorist of the Medieval era.
A guitar solo is a melodic passage, instrumental section, or entire piece of music written for a classical guitar, electric guitar or an acoustic guitar.
Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists, published since July 1980.
A guitarist (or a guitar player) is a person who plays the guitar.
Guns N' Roses, often abbreviated as GNR, is an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1985.
Halestorm is an American rock band from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, consisting of lead vocalist and guitarist Lzzy Hale, her brother drummer and percussionist Arejay Hale, guitarist Joe Hottinger, and bassist Josh Smith.
HammerFall are a Swedish heavy metal band from Gothenburg, Sweden.
The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.
"Hand of Doom" is a song by the English heavy metal band Black Sabbath, originally appearing as the sixth song on their second album Paranoid, released in 1970.
Hapshash and the Coloured Coat was an influential British graphic design and avant-garde musical partnership in the late 1960s, consisting of Michael English and Nigel Waymouth.
Hard rock is a loosely defined subgenre of rock music that began in the mid-1960s, with the garage, psychedelic and blues rock movements.
Hard Stuff were an English hard rock group which included John Du Cann and Paul Hammond, formerly of Atomic Rooster.
Hardcore punk (often abbreviated to hardcore) is a punk rock music genre and subculture that originated in the late 1970s.
HarperCollins Publishers L.L.C. is one of the world's largest publishing companies and is one of the Big Five English-language publishing companies, alongside Hachette, Macmillan, Penguin Random House, and Simon & Schuster.
Hatebreed is an American metalcore<!--- PLEASE READ! Please do NOT change this without discussing on the talk page. To get to the talk page, use this URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Hatebreed ---> band from Bridgeport, Connecticut, formed in 1994.
Headbangers Ball was a music television program consisting of heavy metal music videos airing on MTV, MTV2 (its sister channel), MTV Australia, MTV Rocks (formerly known as MTV2 Europe), MTV Adria (the MTV subsidiary covering the former Yugoslavia), MTV Brand New, MTV Portugal, MTV Finland, MTV Arabia, MTV Norway, MTV Sweden, MTV Denmark, MTV Greece, MTV Türkiye, MTV Hungary and MTV Japan.
Headbanging is violently shaking one's head in time with music, most commonly in the rock, punk, and heavy metal music genres.
Headgirl was a collaboration between Motörhead and Girlschool in 1980, the result being the St. Valentine's Day Massacre EP, though the groups were credited as motör headgirl school on the EP.
Heavy is the debut studio album by the rock band Iron Butterfly, released in early 1968.
Heavy metal bass is the use of the bass guitar (also called "electric bass") in the rock music genres of heavy metal and hard rock.
Heavy metal drumming is a style of rock music drum kit playing that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.
Heavy metal style is the style of dress, body modification, make-up, hairstyle, and so on, taken on by fans of heavy metal, or, as they are often called, metalheads or headbangers.
A number of heavy metal genres have developed since the emergence of heavy metal (often shortened to metal) during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Heavy metal lyrics are the words used in songs by heavy metal artists.
Fans of heavy metal music have created their own subculture which encompasses more than just appreciation of the style of music.
Heavy metals are generally defined as metals with relatively high densities, atomic weights, or atomic numbers.
Hedonism is a school of thought that argues that the pursuit of pleasure and intrinsic goods are the primary or most important goals of human life.
Hellhammer was a Swiss extreme metal band from Nurensdorf, active during 1981–1984.
Helloween are a German power metal band founded in 1984 in Hamburg, Northern Germany by members of bands Iron Fist and Gentry.
"Helter Skelter" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles that was released in 1968 on their self-titled double album, often known as "the White Album".
In music, a hexachord (also hexachordon) is a six-note series, as exhibited in a scale or tone row.
High on Fire is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California, that was formed in 1998.
High Tide was a band formed in 1969 by Tony Hill (guitar and vocals), Simon House (violin and keyboards), Peter Pavli (bass guitar) and Roger Hadden (drums).
High Voltage is the debut studio album by Australian hard rock band AC/DC, released only in Australia, on 17 February 1975.
Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
A hippie (sometimes spelled hippy) is a member of a counterculture, originally a youth movement that began in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world.
Hit Parader was an American music magazine that operated between 1942 and 2008.
A hook is a musical idea, often a short riff, passage, or phrase, that is used in popular music to make a song appealing and to "catch the ear of the listener".
"Hot for Teacher" is a song by the American rock band Van Halen, taken from their sixth studio album, 1984.
House music is a genre of electronic dance music created by club DJs and music producers in Chicago in the early 1980s.
Humble Pie were an English rock band formed by Peter Frampton in Essex during 1969.
Humble Pie is the third album released by English rock group Humble Pie in 1970, and their first with A&M Records.
"I Wanna Be Your Dog" is a 1969 song by the American rock band The Stooges.
"I Want You (She's So Heavy)" is a song by the Beatles, written by John Lennon (credited to Lennon–McCartney).
Ian Christe (born 1970 in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland) is an author, disc jockey and the publisher of Bazillion Points Books.
Ian Gillan (born 19 August 1945) is an English singer and songwriter.
"Ibiza Bar" is a song by English rock band Pink Floyd, featured on their third album, Soundtrack from the Film More.
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida.
Immortal is a black metal band from Bergen, Norway, founded in 1991 by frontman and guitarist Abbath Doom Occulta (Olve Eikemo) and guitarist Demonaz Doom Occulta (Harald Nævdal).
In the Court of the Crimson King (subtitled An Observation by King Crimson) is the debut album from the English rock band King Crimson, released on 10 October 1969 on Island Records in England and Atlantic Records in America.
"In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" (mistransliteration: "In the Garden of Eden") is a song recorded by Iron Butterfly and written by bandmember Doug Ingle, released on their 1968 album In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida is the second studio album by the American rock band Iron Butterfly, released in 1968.
Industrial metal is the fusion of heavy metal music and industrial music, typically employing repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals.
Industrial music is a fusion genre of electronic and experimental music which draws on harsh, transgressive or provocative sounds and themes.
In music theory, an interval is the difference between two pitches.
Iron Butterfly is an American rock band best known for the 1968 hit "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida", providing a dramatic sound that led the way towards the development of hard rock and heavy metal music.
Iron Claw were a Scottish heavy metal band currently signed to Californian record company and publisher Ripple Music.
Iron Maiden are an English heavy metal band formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975 by bassist and primary songwriter Steve Harris.
John Symon Asher "Jack" Bruce (14 May 1943 – 25 October 2014) was a Scottish musician, singer and songwriter known primarily for his contributions to the British supergroup Cream, which also included the guitarist-singer Eric Clapton and the drummer Ginger Baker.
James Henry Cotton (July 1, 1935 – March 16, 2017) was an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, who performed and recorded with many of the great blues artists of his time and with his own band.
Jane's Addiction is an American rock band from Los Angeles, formed in 1985.
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Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American heavy metal guitarist and composer.
Geoffrey Arnold Beck (born 24 June 1944) is an English rock guitarist.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
James Patrick Page (born 9 January 1944) is an English musician, songwriter, and record producer who achieved international success as the guitarist and founder of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress.
Joe Hill Louis (September 23, 1921 – August 5, 1957), born Lester Hill, was an American singer, guitarist, harmonica player and one-man band.
Johann Sebastian Bach (28 July 1750) was a composer and musician of the Baroque period, born in the Duchy of Saxe-Eisenach.
John Henry Bonham (May 31, 1948 – September 25, 1980) was an English musician and songwriter, best known as the drummer for the British rock band Led Zeppelin.
John Richard Baldwin (born 3 January 1946), better known by his stage name John Paul Jones, is an English multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer.
John Sargent Rockwell (born September 16, 1940) is an American music critic, editor, arts administrator, and dance critic.
John Douglas Lord (9 June 194116 July 2012) was an English composer, pianist, and Hammond organ player known for his pioneering work in fusing rock with classical or baroque forms, especially with Deep Purple, as well as Whitesnake, Paice Ashton Lord, The Artwoods, and The Flower Pot Men.
Jon Pareles (born October 25, 1953) is an American journalist who is the chief popular-music critic in the arts section of The New York Times.
Josefus was a rock band from Houston who have been credited as "one of the first models for the blunt sound of Texas hard rock and heavy metal." They were also mentioned in an article in Classic Rock titled "The Lost Pioneers of Heavy Metal".
JPT Scare Band is an American rock band.
Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969.
Kamelot is an American/European power metal band from Tampa, Florida, formed by Thomas Youngblood and Richard Warner in 1991.
Keeper of the Seven Keys is a four-part album series by Helloween, composed of the band's second, third, and eleventh full-length studio albums and their latest live album.
Keith Kahn-Harris is a writer, sociologist, lecturer, salonist, and music critic.
Kerrang! is a UK-based magazine devoted to rock music, currently published by Wasted Talent (the same company that owns electronic music publication Mixmag).
A keyboard instrument is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, a row of levers which are pressed by the fingers.
Khachaturian, Khachaturyan, Khachadurian or Khachatourian (Խաչատուրյան) is an Armenian surname.
Killers is the second studio album by the English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 2 February 1981 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and on 6 June 1981 by Harvest Records and Capitol Records in the United States.
Killswitch Engage is an American metalcore band from Westfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1999 after the disbanding of Overcast and Aftershock.
King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968.
Kingdom Come is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Sir Lord Baltimore, released on Mercury Records in 1970.
Kiss (often stylized as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in January 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley.
Kiss is the debut studio album by American rock band Kiss, released on February 18, 1974.
Korn (stylized as KoЯn) is an American nu metal band from Bakersfield, California, formed in 1993.
Kreator is a German thrash metal band from Essen, formed in 1982.
Kyuss was an American rock band, formed in Palm Desert, California, in 1987 by Josh Homme (guitar), John Garcia (vocals), Brant Bjork (drums) and Chris Cockrell (bass).
Lamb of God (sometimes abbreviated as LoG) is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia.
Lead guitar is a musical part for a guitar in which the guitarist plays melody lines, instrumental fill passages, guitar solos, and occasionally, some riffs within a song structure.
Leaf Hound is an English 1960s/1970s hard rock band.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
Led Zeppelin is the eponymous debut studio album by English rock band Led Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin II is the eponymous second studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 22 October 1969 in the United States and on 31 October 1969 in the United Kingdom by Atlantic Records.
Led Zeppelin III is the eponymous third studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released on 5 October 1970 by Atlantic Records in the United States and on 23 October 1970 in the United Kingdom.
English rock band Led Zeppelin's untitled fourth album, commonly known as Led Zeppelin IV, was released on 8 November 1971 by Atlantic Records.
Ian Fraser Kilmister (24 December 1945 – 28 December 2015), better known as Lemmy, was an English musician and singer-songwriter who founded and fronted the rock band Motörhead.
Les Légions Noires (also known as The Black Legions in English, or simply abbreviated to LLN) was a group of French underground black metal musicians and their bands, centered mostly around the city of Brest, in Britanny.
Leslie West (born Leslie Weinstein; October 22, 1945) is an American rock guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.
Leslie Conway "Lester" Bangs (December 14, 1948 – April 30, 1982) was an American music journalist, critic, author, and musician.
"Let's Go Trippin'" is an instrumental by Dick Dale and The Del-Tones.
In popular music genres such as blues, jazz or rock music, a lick is "a stock pattern or phrase" consisting of a short series of notes used in solos and melodic lines and accompaniment.
A light metal is any metal of relatively low density.
Light metal (sometimes used interchangeably with soft metal) is a subgenre of heavy metal, with a generally softer sound.
Limp Bizkit is an American rap rock band from Jacksonville, Florida.
Fred Lincoln "Link" Wray, Jr. (May 2, 1929 – November 5, 2005) was a Native American Shawnee rock and roll guitarist, songwriter, and vocalist who became popular in the late 1950s.
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California.
This is a list of heavy metal artists from the formative years of the movement.
This is an incomplete list of heavy metal festivals.
Lita Rossana Ford (born 19 September 1958) is an English-born American rock guitarist, actress, vocalist and songwriter who was the lead guitarist for the Runaways in the late 1970s before embarking on a solo career in the 1980s.
Lo-fi (originally spelled low-fi and alternately called DIY) is an aesthetic of recorded music in which the sound quality is lower than the usual contemporary standards (the opposite of high fidelity) and imperfections of the recording and production are audible.
Lollapalooza is an annual music festival featuring popular alternative rock, heavy metal, punk rock, hip hop, and electronic music bands and artists, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths.
Lonesome Crow is the debut album by German hard rock band Scorpions.
Los Angeles (Spanish for "The Angels";; officially: the City of Los Angeles; colloquially: by its initials L.A.) is the second-most populous city in the United States, after New York City.
In acoustics, loudness is the subjective perception of sound pressure.
"Louie Louie" is an American rhythm and blues song written by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen.
Love Gun is the sixth studio album by American hard rock band Kiss, released on June 30, 1977 by Casablanca Records.
Love Sculpture were a Welsh blues rock band of the late 1960s, led by Dave Edmunds (born David William Edmunds, 15 April 1944 in Cardiff, Glamorgan, South Wales), plus bassist John David (born John David Williams, 19 January 1946 in Cardiff, South Wales) and drummer Rob "Congo" Jones (born Robert Jones, 13 August 1946 in Barry, Glamorgan, South Wales).
Lucian Truscott IV (born April 11, 1947) is an American writer and journalist.
In works of art, macabre is the quality of having a grim or ghastly atmosphere.
Machine Head is the sixth studio album released by the English rock band Deep Purple.
Machismo ((from Spanish and Portuguese "macho", male) is the sense of being 'manly' and self-reliant, the concept associated with "a strong sense of masculine pride: an exaggerated masculinity." It is associated with "a man’s responsibility to provide for, protect, and defend his family." In American political usage, William Safire said that it refers to the... "condescension of the swaggering male; the trappings of manliness used to dominate women and keep them 'in their place....'" The word macho has a long history in both Spain and Portugal as well as in Spanish and Portuguese languages. It was originally associated with the ideal societal role men were expected to play in their communities, most particularly, Iberian language-speaking societies and countries. Macho in Portuguese and Spanish is a strictly masculine term, derived from the Latin mascŭlus meaning male (today hombre or varón, c.f. Portuguese homem and now-obsolete for humans varão; macho and varão, in their most common sense, are used for males of non-human animal species). Machos in Iberian-descended cultures are expected to possess and display bravery, courage and strength as well as wisdom and leadership, and ser macho (literally, "to be a macho") was an aspiration for all boys. During the women's liberation movement of the 1960s and 1970s, the term began to be used by Latin American feminists to describe male aggression and violence. The term was used by Latina feminists and scholars to criticize the patriarchal structure of gendered relations in Latino communities. Their goal was to describe a particular Latin American brand of patriarchy.Opazo, R. M (2008). Latino Youth and Machismo: Working Towards a More Complex Understanding of Marginalized Masculinities. Retrieved From Ryerson University Digital Commons Thesis Dissertation Paper 108. http://digitalcommons.ryerson.ca/dissertations/108 The English word "machismo" derives from the identical Spanish and Portuguese word. Portuguese and Spanish machismo refers to the assumption that masculinity is superior to femininity in males, a concept similar to R. W. Connell's hegemonic masculinity.Connell, R. W. (1995). Masculinities. Los Angeles, California, United States: University of California Press Gender roles make an important part of human identity as we conduct our identities through our historical and current social actions. Machismo's attitudes and behaviours may be frowned upon or encouraged at various degrees in various societies or subcultures – albeit it is frequently associated with more patriarchial undertones, primarily in present views on the past.
Made in Japan is a double live album by English rock band Deep Purple, recorded during their first tour of Japan in August 1972.
In classical music from Western culture, a third is a musical interval encompassing three staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the major third is a third spanning four semitones.
Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.
Malcolm Dome is an English music journalist.
Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.
Marilyn Manson is an American rock band formed by namesake lead singer Marilyn Manson and guitarist Daisy Berkowitz in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1989.
Mark Tornillo (born 8 June 1954) is an American vocalist best known for serving as the frontman of the heavy metal band Accept.
Martin Adam "Marty" Friedman (born December 8, 1962) is an American guitarist, known for his tenure as the lead guitarist for heavy metal band Megadeth which spanned nearly the full decade of the 1990s.
Master of Puppets is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica.
Master of Reality is the third studio album by English rock band Black Sabbath, released on 21 July 1971.
Mastodon is an American heavy metal band from Atlanta, Georgia, formed in 2000.
Mathcore (sometimes referred to as experimental metalcore) is a style of music characterized by rhythmically complex dissonant riffs and tempo changes, with the speed and aggression of hardcore punk and extreme metal.
May Blitz was a Canadian-British psychedelic rock power trio that was active in the early 1970s.
Mayhem is a Norwegian black metal band formed in 1984 in Oslo.
Mötley Crüe was an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California, on January 17, 1981.
MC5 was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964.
Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal is a non-fiction book written by former Metal Maniacs magazine editor Jeff Wagner.
Megadeth is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California.
Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath) is a subgenre of death metal that employs highly melodic guitar riffs, often borrowing from traditional heavy metal.
A melody (from Greek μελῳδία, melōidía, "singing, chanting"), also tune, voice, or line, is a linear succession of musical tones that the listener perceives as a single entity.
The Melvins are an American rock band that formed in 1983 in Montesano, Washington.
The Memphis blues is a style of blues music created from the 1910s to the 1930s by musicians in the Memphis area, like Frank Stokes, Sleepy John Estes, Furry Lewis and Memphis Minnie.
Mercyful Fate are a Danish heavy metal band from Copenhagen, formed in 1981 by vocalist King Diamond and guitarist Hank Shermann.
Metal Hammer (sometimes known as MetalHammer) is a monthly heavy metal music magazine, published in the United Kingdom by Future Plc and in several other countries by different publishers.
Metal Health is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Quiet Riot.
A metal umlaut (also known as röck döts) is a diacritic that is sometimes used gratuitously or decoratively over letters in the names of hard rock or heavy metal bands—for example those of Blue Öyster Cult, Queensrÿche, Motörhead, The Accüsed and Mötley Crüe.
Metalcore is a fusion genre combining elements of extreme metal and hardcore punk.
Metallica is an American heavy metal band.
Metallica (commonly known as The Black Album) is the self-titled fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica.
Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures.
Methaqualone, sold under the brand name Quaalude (pronounced) and sometimes stylized "Quāālude" in the United States and Mandrax in the United Kingdom and South Africa, is a sedative and hypnotic medication.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Michael James Romeo (born March 6, 1968) is an American guitarist and a founding member of the progressive metal group Symphony X. He is one of two members to appear on every Symphony X release (the other being Michael Pinnella).
Michael Bernard Bloomfield (July 28, 1943 – February 15, 1981) was an American guitarist and composer, born in Chicago, Illinois, who became one of the first popular music superstars of the 1960s to earn his reputation almost entirely on his instrumental prowess, since he rarely sang before 1969.
Michael Earl "Mike" Saunders (born May 1952), also known as Metal Mike, is a rock critic and the singer of the Californian punk band Angry Samoans.
Ministry is an American industrial metal band founded in 1981 by Al Jourgensen in Chicago, Illinois.
In classical music from Western culture, a sixth is a musical interval encompassing six staff positions (see Interval number for more details), and the minor sixth is one of two commonly occurring sixths.
In the music theory of Western culture, a minor third is a musical interval that encompasses three half steps, or semitones.
"Misirlou" (Μισιρλού < Mısırlı 'Egyptian' < مصر Miṣr 'Egypt') is a traditional song from the Eastern Mediterranean region.
Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls.
"Mississippi Queen" is a song by the American rock band Mountain.
Moog synthesizer (pronounced; often anglicized to, though Robert Moog preferred the former) may refer to any number of analog synthesizers designed by Robert Moog or manufactured by Moog Music, and is commonly used as a generic term for older-generation analog music synthesizers.
Morbid Angel is an American death metal band based in Tampa, Florida formed in 1983 by guitarist and sole remaining original member Trey Azagthoth, vocalist and bassist Dallas Ward, and drummer Mike Browning.
Moshing or slamdancing is a style of dance in which participants push or slam into each other, typically performed in "aggressive" live music.
Motörhead were an English rock band formed in June 1975 by bassist, singer, and songwriter Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, who was the sole constant member, guitarist Larry Wallis and drummer Lucas Fox.
Mother Love Bone was an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1987.
Mountain is an American hard rock band that formed on Long Island, New York in 1969.
Mountain is the 1969 debut solo album from guitarist Leslie West.
MTV (originally an initialism of Music Television) is an American cable and satellite television channel owned by Viacom Media Networks (a division of Viacom) and headquartered in New York City.
The music of Finland can be roughly divided into the categories of folk music, classical and contemporary art music, and contemporary popular music.
The music of India includes multiple varieties of classical music, folk music, filmi, Indian rock and Indian pop.
Music television is a type of television programming which focuses predominantly on playing music videos from recording artists, usually on dedicated television channels broadcasting on satellite or cable.
A music video is a short film that integrates a song with imagery, and is produced for promotional or artistic purposes.
MusicMight (formerly Rockdetector) is a rock music website which provides artist and product information through a global website and an ongoing book series.
Musicology is the scholarly analysis and research-based study of music.
My Dying Bride are an English doom metal band formed in Bradford in 1990.
Napalm Death are a British extreme metal band formed in Meriden, West Midlands, England, in 1981.
National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practices associated with the Nazi Party – officially the National Socialist German Workers' Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei or NSDAP) – in Nazi Germany, and of other far-right groups with similar aims.
Necrophagia was an American death metal band.
Neo-fascism is a post–World War II ideology that includes significant elements of fascism.
Neoclassical metal is a subgenre of heavy metal that is heavily influenced by classical music and usually features very technical playing,Stephan Forté, "Metal néoclassique" in Guitarist Magazine Pedago, Hors Série #29, "Les secrets du metal- Etudes de Style", March 2009, pp.14–15.
New Jersey is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the Northeastern United States.
The new wave of American heavy metal (commonly abbreviated as NWOAHM) is a heavy metal music movement that originated in the United States and Canada during the early to mid-1990s and expanded most in the early to mid-2000s.
The new wave of British heavy metal (commonly abbreviated as NWOBHM) was a nationwide musical movement that started in the United Kingdom in the late 1970s and achieved international attention by the early 1980s.
Nightwish are a symphonic metal band from Kitee, Finland.
Nihilism is the philosophical viewpoint that suggests the denial or lack of belief towards the reputedly meaningful aspects of life.
Nine Inch Nails, commonly abbreviated as NIN (stylized as NIИ), is an American industrial rock band founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.
A nine-string guitar is a guitar with nine strings instead of the commonly used six strings.
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
No Sleep ’til Hammersmith is the first live album by the band Motörhead, released on 27 June 1981, on Bronze Records.
Nothing's Shocking is the first major-label studio album by the American rock band Jane's Addiction, released on August 23, 1988 through Warner Bros. Records.
Nova Express is a 1964 novel by American author William S. Burroughs.
Nu metal (also known as nü-metal and) is a subgenre of that combines elements of with elements of other music genres such as hip hop, alternative rock, funk, industrial and grunge.
Obituary is an American death metal band formed in October 1984 in Tampa, Florida.
The term occult (from the Latin word occultus "clandestine, hidden, secret") is "knowledge of the hidden".
Occult rock (also known as doom rock or witch rock) is a genre of rock music that originated in the late 1960s to early 1970s, pioneered by bands such as Coven and Black Widow.
In music, an octave (octavus: eighth) or perfect octave is the interval between one musical pitch and another with half or double its frequency.
In music, an ostinato (derived from Italian: stubborn, compare English, from Latin: 'obstinate') is a motif or phrase that persistently repeats in the same musical voice, frequently at the same pitch.
Overkill is an American thrash metal band, formed in 1980 in New Jersey.
Oxford University Press (OUP) is the largest university press in the world, and the second oldest after Cambridge University Press.
Ozzfest is an annual festival tour of the United States and sometimes Europe (and for the first time Japan in 2013) featuring performances by many heavy metal and hard rock musical groups.
John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (also known as The Prince of Darkness) (born 3 December 1948) is an English singer, songwriter and actor.
Payable on Death (abbreviated P.O.D.) is a Christian nu metal band formed in 1992 and based in San Diego, California.
Paganism is a term first used in the fourth century by early Christians for populations of the Roman Empire who practiced polytheism, either because they were increasingly rural and provincial relative to the Christian population or because they were not milites Christi (soldiers of Christ).
The palm mute is a playing technique for guitar and bass guitar, executed by placing the side of the picking hand below the little finger across the strings to be plucked, very close to the bridge, and then plucking the strings while the damping is in effect.
Pantera was an American heavy metal band from Arlington, Texas.
Papa Roach is an American rock band from Vacaville, California, formed in 1993.
Paradise Lost are a gothic metal band that formed in 1988 in Halifax, England and are considered by some to be one of the pioneers of the death-doom genre and of the gothic metal genre.
Paranoid is the second studio album by the English rock band Black Sabbath.
"Paranoid" is a song by the British rock band Black Sabbath, featured on their second album Paranoid (1970).
The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 with the stated goal of increasing parental control over the access of children to music deemed to have violent, drug-related or sexual themes via labeling albums with Parental Advisory stickers.
Auburn "Pat" Hare (December 20, 1930 – September 26, 1980) was an American Memphis electric blues guitarist and singer.
In music, a pedal point (also pedal tone, pedal note, organ point, or pedal) is a sustained tone, typically in the bass, during which at least one foreign, i.e., dissonant harmony is sounded in the other parts.
Pentagram is an American heavy metal band from Alexandria, Virginia, most famous as one of the pioneers of heavy metal, and the subgenre of doom metal in particular.
In music theory, a perfect fifth is the musical interval corresponding to a pair of pitches with a frequency ratio of 3:2, or very nearly so.
In classical music from Western culture, a fourth spans exactly four letter names (staff positions), while a perfect fourth (harmonic series) always involves the same interval, regardless of key (sharps and flats) between letters. A perfect fourth is the relationship between the third and fourth harmonics, sounding neither major nor minor, but consonant with an unstable quality (additive synthesis). In the key of C, the notes C and F constitute a perfect fourth relationship, as they're separated by four semitones (C, C#, D, D#, E, F). Up until the late 19th century, the perfect fourth was often called by its Greek name, diatessaron. A perfect fourth in just intonation corresponds to a pitch ratio of 4:3, or about 498 cents, while in equal temperament a perfect fourth is equal to five semitones, or 500 cents. The perfect fourth is a perfect interval like the unison, octave, and perfect fifth, and it is a sensory consonance. In common practice harmony, however, it is considered a stylistic dissonance in certain contexts, namely in two-voice textures and whenever it appears above the bass. If the bass note also happens to be the chord's root, the interval's upper note almost always temporarily displaces the third of any chord, and, in the terminology used in popular music, is then called a suspended fourth. Conventionally, adjacent strings of the double bass and of the bass guitar are a perfect fourth apart when unstopped, as are all pairs but one of adjacent guitar strings under standard guitar tuning. Sets of tom-tom drums are also commonly tuned in perfect fourths. The 4:3 just perfect fourth arises in the C major scale between G and C.
Periphery is an American progressive metal band based in Washington, D.C., formed in 2005.
Perry Farrell (born Peretz Bernstein; March 29, 1959) is an American singer-songwriter and musician, best known as the frontman for the alternative rock band Jane's Addiction.
Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend (born 19 May 1945) is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, best known as the lead guitarist, backing vocalist, and principal songwriter for the rock band the Who.
The Phrygian mode (pronounced) can refer to three different musical modes: the ancient Greek tonos or harmonia sometimes called Phrygian, formed on a particular set of octave species or scales; the Medieval Phrygian mode, and the modern conception of the Phrygian mode as a diatonic scale, based on the latter.
Pink Floyd were an English rock band formed in London in 1965.
Poison is an American rock band that achieved great commercial success in the mid-1980s through the mid-1990s.
Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter.
Pop music is a genre of popular music that originated in its modern form in the United States and United Kingdom during the mid-1950s.
PopMatters is an international online magazine of cultural criticism that covers many aspects of popular culture.
Popular music is music with wide appeal that is typically distributed to large audiences through the music industry.
A "poseur" (or "poser") is someone who "poses for effect, or behaves affectedly", who "affects a particular attitude, character or manner to impress others", or who pretends to belong to a particular group.
Possessed is an American death metal band, originally formed in 1983.
Post-metal is a style of music that is rooted in heavy metal but explores approaches beyond the genre's conventions.
In guitar music, especially electric guitar, a power chord (also fifth chord) is a colloquial name for a chord that consists of the root note and the fifth.
Power metal is a subgenre of heavy metal combining characteristics of traditional heavy metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context.
The Pretty Things are an English rock band, formed in 1963 in London.
Primevil were a short-lived American rock group of the 1970s.
Primus is an American rock band based in San Francisco, California, currently composed of bassist/vocalist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry "Ler" LaLonde and drummer Tim "Herb" Alexander.
Progressive metal (sometimes known as prog metal or technical metal) is a fusion genre melding heavy metal and progressive rock which combines the loud "aggression".
Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.
Protest the Hero is a Canadian progressive metal band from Whitby, Ontario.
A psychedelic experience (or 'trip') is a temporary altered state of consciousness induced by the consumption of psychedelic drugs (such as mescaline, LSD, psilocybin, and DMT).
Psychedelic rock is a diverse style of rock music inspired, influenced, or representative of psychedelic culture, which is centred around perception-altering hallucinogenic drugs.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
Punk subculture includes a diverse array of ideologies, fashion, and other forms of expression, visual art, dance, literature and film.
"Purgatory" is Iron Maiden's fifth single, released on 15 June 1981, and would be their last with singer Paul Di'Anno.
"Purple Haze" is a song written by Jimi Hendrix and released as the second record single by the Jimi Hendrix Experience on March 17, 1967.
Pyromania is the third studio album by English rock band Def Leppard, released on 20 January 1983.
Queen are a British rock band that formed in London in 1970.
Queensrÿche performing at the Sauna Open Air Metal Festival on June 11, 2011, in Tampere, Finland. Left to right: bassist Eddie Jackson, lead vocalist Geoff Tate, drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist Michael Wilton. Queensrÿche is an American heavy metal band.
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band.
A raga or raaga (IAST: rāga; also raag or ragam; literally "coloring, tingeing, dyeing") is a melodic framework for improvisation akin to a melodic mode in Indian classical music.
Rainbow (also known as Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow or Blackmore's Rainbow) is a British rock band led by guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, active from 1975 until 1984, 1993 until 1997, and 2015 until present.
Randall William Rhoads (December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American heavy metal guitarist who played with Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne.
Rap metal or heavy rap is a subgenre of rap rock and alternative metal music which combines hip hop with heavy metal.
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent.
Rapping (or rhyming, spitting, emceeing, MCing) is a musical form of vocal delivery that incorporates "rhyme, rhythmic speech, and street vernacular", which is performed or chanted in a variety of ways, usually over a backbeat or musical accompaniment.
Rata Blanca (White Rat in English) is a heavy metal band from Argentina, formed in 1986.
Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s, with their albums having been certified as gold, platinum, and multi-platinum by the RIAA.
Reckless & Relentless is the second studio album by English metalcore band Asking Alexandria.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
Reign in Blood is the third studio album by American thrash metal band Slayer, released on October 7, 1986 by Def Jam Recordings.
Revolver is a metal music and hard-rock magazine, publishing in North America.
Rhapsody of Fire (formerly known as Rhapsody) is an Italian symphonic power metal band created by Luca Turilli and Alex Staropoli, widely seen as a pioneer of the symphonic power metal subgenre.
In music performances, rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section (e.g., drumkit, bass guitar); and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together.
Richard Hugh Blackmore (born 14 April 1945) is an English guitarist and songwriter.
Rob Zombie (born Robert Bartleh Cummings; January 12, 1965) is an American musician, filmmaker and screenwriter.
Robert Thomas Christgau (born April 18, 1942) is an American essayist and music journalist.
Robert Franklin Palmer Jr. (June 19, 1945 – November 20, 1997) was an American writer, musicologist, clarinetist, saxophonist, and blues producer.
Robert Anthony Plant (born 20 August 1948) is an English singer, songwriter, and musician, best known as the lead singer and lyricist of the rock band Led Zeppelin.
Robert Walser is an American musicologist associated with the "new musicology".
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
Rock music is a broad genre of popular music that originated as "rock and roll" in the United States in the early 1950s, and developed into a range of different styles in the 1960s and later, particularly in the United Kingdom and in the United States.
British rock describes a wide variety of forms of music made in the United Kingdom.
A rock opera is a collection of rock music songs with lyrics that relate to a common story.
Rocka Rolla is the debut studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released on 6 September 1974 by Gull Records.
Rolling Stone is an American monthly magazine that focuses on popular culture.
Romantic music is a period of Western classical music that began in the late 18th or early 19th century.
Romanticism (also known as the Romantic era) was an artistic, literary, musical and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century, and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.
Ronald James Padavona (July 10, 1942May 16, 2010), known professionally as Ronnie James Dio or simply Dio, was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
In music theory, the concept of root is the idea that a chord can be represented and named by one of its notes.
"Rumble" is an instrumental by American group Link Wray & His Ray Men.
Rush was a Canadian rock band comprising Geddy Lee (bass, vocals, keyboards), Alex Lifeson (guitars) and Neil Peart (drums, percussion, lyrics).
Rutgers University Press is a nonprofit academic publishing house, operating in New Brunswick, New Jersey under the auspices of Rutgers University.
S.F. Sorrow is the fourth album by the English rock group The Pretty Things. Released in 1968, it is one of the first rock concept albums. Based on a short story by singer Phil May, the album is structured as a song cycle, telling the story of the main character, Sebastian F. Sorrow, from birth through love, war, tragedy, madness, and the disillusionment of old age. Although the album is a rock opera, it has been stated by members of The Who that the record had no major influence on Pete Townshend and his writing of Tommy (1969). The Pretty Things, however, have suggested otherwise, as have some critics.
"Sabre Dance" (Սուսերով պար, Suserov par; Танец с саблями, Tanets s sablyami) is a movement in the final act of Aram Khachaturian's ballet Gayane (1942), where the dancers display their skill with sabres.
Sadomasochism is the giving or receiving pleasure from acts involving the receipt or infliction of pain or humiliation.
Saint Vitus is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles in 1979.
Samael is a Swiss symphonic black/industrial metal band formed in 1987 in Sion, Switzerland.
Samuel Clarke "Sandy" Pearlman (August 5, 1943 – July 26, 2016) was an American music producer, artist manager, music journalist and critic, professor, poet, songwriter, and record company executive.
Sarcófago was a Brazilian extreme metal band.
Satan is an entity in the Abrahamic religions that seduces humans into sin.
Satanism is a group of ideological and philosophical beliefs based on Satan.
Saxon are an English heavy metal band formed in 1977, in Barnsley.
Scorpions are a German rock band formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker.
Screaming is an extended vocal technique that is mostly popular in "aggressive" music genres such as heavy metal, punk rock, and noise music.
Sea Shanties is the debut album of progressive rock band High Tide.
"Selling out" is a common idiomatic pejorative expression for the compromising of a person's integrity, morality, authenticity, or principles in exchange for personal gain, such as money.
Sempiternal is the fourth studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon.
Sentimental ballads, also known as pop ballads, rock ballads or power ballads, are an emotional style of music that often deal with romantic and intimate relationships, and to a lesser extent, war (protest songs), loneliness, death, drug abuse, politics and religion, usually in a poignant but solemn manner.
Sepultura ("grave")Barcinski & Gomes 1999, page 17.
Seven Churches is the debut album by American death metal band Possessed.
The seven-string guitar adds one additional string to the more common six-string guitar, commonly used to extend the bass range (usually a low B) or also to extend the treble range.
Shadows Fall is an American heavy metal band from Springfield, Massachusetts, formed in 1995.
Shai Hulud is an American metalcore band formed in Pompano Beach, Florida in 1995 then later moved to Poughkeepsie, New York.
Sharon Rachel Osbourne (Levy; born 9 October 1952) is an English television host, media personality, television talent competition judge, author, music manager, modern impresario, businesswoman, and promoter, and the wife of heavy metal singer-songwriter Ozzy Osbourne.
Shred guitar or shredding is a virtuoso lead guitar solo playing style for the guitar, based on various advanced and complex playing techniques, particularly rapid passages and advanced performance effects.
The sign of the horns is a hand gesture with a variety of meanings and uses in various cultures.
Simon Webster Frith OBE (born 1946) is a British sociomusicologist, and former rock critic, who specializes in popular music culture.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
'''Figure 1.''' A 16th note with stem facing up, a 16th note with stem facing down, and a 16th rest. '''Figure 2.''' Four 16th notes beamed together. In music, a sixteenth note (American) or semiquaver (British) is a note played for half the duration of an eighth note (quaver), hence the names.
Skid Row is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1986 in Toms River, New Jersey.
Slang is language (words, phrases, and usages) of an informal register that members of special groups like teenagers, musicians, or criminals favor (over a standard language) in order to establish group identity, exclude outsiders, or both.
A slasher film is a film in the sub-genre of horror films involving a violent psychopath stalking and murdering a group of people, usually by use of bladed tools.
Slayer is an American thrash metal band from Huntington Park, California.
Sleep is an American doom metal power trio from San Jose, California.
Slipknot is an American heavy metal band from Des Moines, Iowa.
Slippery When Wet is the third studio album by American rock band Bon Jovi.
Slowly We Rot is the debut album by American death metal band Obituary.
Sludge metal (also known as sludgecore or simply sludge) is an extreme style of music that originated through combining elements of doom metal and hardcore punk.
"Smoke on the Water" is a song by the English rock band Deep Purple.
A social issue is a problem that influences a considerable number of the individuals within a society.
Sodom is a German thrash metal band from Gelsenkirchen, formed in 1981.
Sonata Arctica is a Finnish power metal band from the town of Kemi, Finland.
Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
Sounds was a UK weekly pop/rock music newspaper, published from 10 October 1970 to 6 April 1991.
Speed metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music that originated in the late 1970s from new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) roots.
Spooky Tooth was an English rock band principally active between 1967 and 1974.
Staccato (Italian for "detached") is a form of musical articulation.
Stage diving is the act of leaping from a concert stage onto the crowd below.
Stained Class is the fourth studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in February 1978.
Stanley John Sadie, CBE (30 October 1930 – 21 March 2005) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor.
Steppenwolf is a Canadian-American rock band, prominent from 1968 to 1972.
Steppenwolf is the first album by Canadian rock band Steppenwolf, released in January 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records.
Stoner rock or stoner metal is a rock music fusion genre that combines elements of heavy metal and/or doom metal with psychedelic rock and acid rock.
Straight edge (sometimes abbreviated sXe or signified by XXX or X) is a subculture of hardcore punk whose adherents refrain from using alcohol, tobacco and other recreational drugs, in reaction to the excesses of punk subculture.
Stratovarius is a Finnish power metal band that formed in 1984.
A subculture is a group of people within a culture that differentiates itself from the parent culture to which it belongs, often maintaining some of its founding principles.
Suicide Silence is an American deathcore band from Riverside, California.
“Suicide Solution” is a song performed by heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, who recorded it as the fifth of nine selections included on his 1980 album Blizzard of Ozz.
"Summertime Blues" is a song co-written and recorded by American rockabilly artist Eddie Cochran.
Sunn O))) (pronounced "sun") is an American experimental metal band from Seattle, Washington that formed in 1998. The band is known for an extremely heavy sound that blends diverse genres including drone, doom metal, black metal, dark ambient, and noise rock, and for very loud live performances. Supported by a varying cast of collaborators, the band was formed by two core members: Stephen O'Malley (also of Khanate and Burning Witch) and Greg Anderson (of Goatsnake and Engine Kid).
Sunset Strip is the mile-and-a-half (2.4 km) stretch of Sunset Boulevard that passes through West Hollywood, California, United States.
Surf music is a subgenre of rock music associated with surf culture, particularly as found in Southern California.
Swedish death metal is a death metal music scene developed in Sweden.
Symphonic black metal is a subgenre of black metal that emerged in the mid to late 1990s, and incorporates symphonic and orchestral elements.
Symphonic metal is a subgenre of heavy metal music which combines the heavy drums and guitars of metal with different elements of orchestral classical music, such as symphonic instruments, choirs and sometimes a full orchestra.
Symphony X is an American progressive metal band from Middletown, New Jersey.
In music, syncopation involves a variety of rhythms which are in some way unexpected which make part or all of a tune or piece of music off-beat.
A synthesizer (often abbreviated as synth, also spelled synthesiser) is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals that are converted to sound through instrument amplifiers and loudspeakers or headphones.
In musical terminology, tempo ("time" in Italian; plural: tempi) is the speed or pace of a given piece.
Tesseract (often stylized as TesseracT) are a British progressive metal band from Milton Keynes, England.
Testament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California.
Textures were a Dutch progressive metal band, formed in 2001.
That's the Spirit is the fifth studio album by British rock band Bring Me the Horizon.
The 13th Floor Elevators were an American rock band from Austin, Texas, formed by guitarist and vocalist Roky Erickson, electric jug player Tommy Hall, and guitarist Stacy Sutherland.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
The Beatles, also known as "The White Album", is the ninth studio album by the English rock band the Beatles, released on 22 November 1968.
The Byrds were an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964.
The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.
The Dillinger Escape Plan was an American metalcore band formed in Morris Plains, New Jersey, in 1997.
The Electric Flag was an American blues rock soul group, led by guitarist Mike Bloomfield, keyboardist Barry Goldberg and drummer Buddy Miles, and featuring other musicians such as vocalist Nick Gravenites and bassist Harvey Brooks.
The End of Heartache is the third studio album by American metalcore band Killswitch Engage.
The Final Countdown is the third studio album by the Swedish rock band Europe.
"The Final Countdown" is a song by Swedish rock band Europe, released in 1986.
The Jeff Beck Group was an English rock band formed in London in January 1967 by former Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience was an American-English rock band that formed in Westminster, London, in September 1966.
The Kingsmen are a 1960s beat/garage rock band from Portland, Oregon, United States.
The Kinks are an English rock band formed in Muswell Hill, North London, in 1964 by brothers Ray and Dave Davies.
The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians is an encyclopedic dictionary of music and musicians.
The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.
"The Nile Song" is the second song from Pink Floyd's 1969 album, More, the soundtrack to the film of the same name.
The Notorious Byrd Brothers is the fifth album by the American rock band the Byrds, and was released in January 1968, on Columbia Records.
The Obsessed is a heavy metal band from Maryland led by Scott "Wino" Weinrich which combines elements of doom metal, stoner rock and punk rock.
The Oxford Companion to Music is a music reference book in the series of Oxford Companions produced by the Oxford University Press.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Runaways were an all-female teenage American rock band that recorded and performed in the second half of the 1970s.
The Smashing Pumpkins (or Smashing Pumpkins) are an American alternative rock band from Chicago, Illinois.
The Soft Machine is a 1961 novel by American author William S. Burroughs.
The Stooges, also known as Iggy and the Stooges, were an American rock band formed in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 1967 by singer Iggy Pop, guitarist Ron Asheton, drummer Scott Asheton, and bassist Dave Alexander.
The Sword is an American heavy metal band from Austin, Texas.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
The War Within is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Shadows Fall.
The Who are an English rock band formed in 1964.
The Yardbirds are an English rock band, formed in London in 1963.
Theatre of Tragedy was a Norwegian band from Stavanger, active between 1993 and 2010.
Thin Lizzy are a hard rock band formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1969.
Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo.
Tiamat is a Swedish band that formed in Stockholm in 1987.
In music, timbre (also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics) is the perceived sound quality of a musical note, sound or tone.
The time signature (also known as meter signature, metre signature, or measure signature) is a notational convention used in Western musical notation to specify how many beats (pulses) are to be contained in each measure (bar) and which note value is equivalent to one beat.
This is a timeline of heavy metal and hard rock, from its beginning in the early 1960s to the present time.
Mary Elizabeth "Tipper" Gore (''née'' Aitcheson; born August 19, 1948) is an American author, photographer, and social issues advocate who served as Second Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, and the wife of Al Gore, the 45th Vice President of the United States, from whom she is currently separated.
TiVo Corporation (formerly Rovi Corporation and Macrovision Solutions Corporation) is an American technology company.
Toad was a Swiss hard rock band, formed by ex-Brainticket members in Basel, Switzerland during 1970.
Anthony Frank Iommi (born 19 February 1948) is an English guitarist, songwriter and producer.
Tool is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Tristania is a band from Norway, formed in 1995 by Morten Veland, Einar Moen and Kenneth Ølsson.
In music theory, the tritone is defined as a musical interval composed of three adjacent whole tones.
Trouble is an American doom metal band from Aurora, Illinois, formed in 1979 and considered one of the pioneers of the genre alongside Candlemass and Saint Vitus.
Truth is the debut album by Jeff Beck, released in 1968 in the United Kingdom on Columbia Records and in the United States on Epic Records.
Truth and Janey was an American rock band from Iowa.
Twisted Sister was an American heavy metal band originally from Ho-Ho-Kus, New Jersey, and later based on Long Island, New York.
Type O Negative was an American gothic metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York in 1989, by Peter Steele (lead vocals, bass), Kenny Hickey (guitar, backing vocals), Josh Silver (keyboards, backing vocals), and Sal Abruscato (drums, percussions), who was later replaced by Johnny Kelly.
UFO are an English rock band that was formed in London in 1968.
UFO 1 is the debut album by British rock band UFO.
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.
Ukrainian metal is the heavy metal music scene of Ukriaine.
Uli Jon Roth (born Ulrich Roth, 18 December 1954) is a German guitarist, who became famous as Scorpions' lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.
Under the Blade is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Twisted Sister, released on Secret Records on September 18, 1982.
Underground music comprises musical genres beyond mainstream culture.
In music, unison is two or more musical parts sounding the same pitch or at an octave interval, usually at the same time.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
Uriah Heep are an English rock band formed in London in 1969.
The US Festival (US pronounced like the pronoun, not as initials) was the name of two early 1980s music and culture festivals.
Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California, in 1972.
Van Halen is the debut studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen.
Vanilla Fudge is an American rock band known predominantly for their extended rock arrangements of contemporary hit songs, most notably "You Keep Me Hangin' On".
Vanilla Fudge (Atco 33-224/mono, SD 33-224/stereo) is the first album by the American psychedelic rock band Vanilla Fudge.
Louis Cachet (born Kristian Vikernes, 11 February 1973), more popularly known as Varg Vikernes, is a Norwegian musician, writer, blogger and YouTube personality.
Venom are an English extreme metal band formed in 1978 in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Viking metal is a style of heavy metal music characterized by a lyrical and thematic focus on Norse mythology, Norse paganism, and the Viking Age.
Vincebus Eruptum (pseudo-Latin) is the debut album of American rock band Blue Cheer.
A virtuoso (from Italian virtuoso or, "virtuous", Late Latin virtuosus, Latin virtus, "virtue", "excellence", "skill", or "manliness") is an individual who possesses outstanding technical ability in a particular art or field such as fine arts, music, singing, playing a musical instrument, or composition.
is a movement among Japanese musicians, that is characterized by the use of varying levels of make-up, elaborate hair styles and flamboyant costumes, often, but not always, coupled with androgynous aesthetics, similar to Western glam rock.
Vixen is an American rock band.
Vulgar Display of Power is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Pantera, released on February 25, 1992 through Atco Records.
W.A.S.P. is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 by Blackie Lawless, who is the last remaining original member of the band.
"Walk" is a song by American heavy metal band Pantera from their sixth album Vulgar Display of Power.
The Wall of Sound (also called the Spector Sound) is a music production formula developed by American record producer Phil Spector at Gold Star Studios in the 1960s, with assistance from engineer Larry Levine and the session musician conglomerate later known as "the Wrecking Crew".
"War Pigs" is a song by English heavy metal band Black Sabbath.
Warrant is an American glam metal band formed in 1984 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, that experienced success from 1989 to 1996 with five albums reaching international sales of over 10 million.
Wesleyan University Press is a university press that is part of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.
White power skinheads are members of a white supremacist and antisemitic offshoot of the skinhead subculture.
White Zombie was an American heavy metal band that formed in 1985.
Whitechapel is an American deathcore band from Knoxville, Tennessee.
"Whole Lotta Love" is a song by English hard rock band Led Zeppelin.
In music, a whole note (American) or semibreve (British) is a note represented by a hollow oval note head and no note stem.
William Seward Burroughs II (February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997) was an American writer and visual artist.
Willie Johnson (March 4, 1923 – February 26, 1995) was an American electric blues guitarist.
Winger is an American rock band that has combined elements of glam metal and progressive metal.
Witchcraft or witchery broadly means the practice of and belief in magical skills and abilities exercised by solitary practitioners and groups.
Witchcraft is a Swedish doom metal band founded in 2000.
Witchcraft Destroys Minds & Reaps Souls is the debut studio album by the American rock band Coven.
Within Temptation is a Dutch symphonic metal band founded in April 1996 by vocalist Sharon den Adel and guitarist Robert Westerholt.
Wolfmother is an Australian hard rock band from Sydney, New South Wales formed in 2000 by vocalist and guitarist Andrew Stockdale, bassist and keyboardist Chris Ross and drummer Myles Heskett.
Wolfmother is the debut studio album by Australian rock band Wolfmother, originally released on 31 October 2005 in Australia.
The Woodstock Music & Art Fair—informally, the Woodstock Festival or simply Woodstock—was a music festival in the United States in 1969 which attracted an audience of more than 400,000.
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is a Japanese heavy metal band from Chiba, formed in 1982 by drummer Yoshiki and lead vocalist Toshi.
Yesterday's Children were an American psychedelic rock band formed in Cheshire-Prospect, Connecticut, outside of New Haven, in 1966.
Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck; 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist and bandleader.
"You Really Got Me" is a song written by Ray Davies for English rock band the Kinks.
Z movies are low-budget films that have qualities lower than B movies.
And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on August 25, 1988, through Elektra Records.
...Very 'Eavy...Very 'Umble is the debut studio album by British rock band Uriah Heep, released on 13 June 1970 by Vertigo Records in the UK.
1984 (stylized as MCMLXXXIV) is the sixth studio album by American hard rock band Van Halen, released on January 9, 1984.
20th-century classical music describes art music that was written nominally from 1901 to 2000.
"21st Century Schizoid Man" is a song by the progressive rock band King Crimson from their debut album In the Court of the Crimson King.
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