A look at Heavy Metal Music
From classics like Black Sabbath and Iron Maiden to modern bands like Asking Alexandria and Ghost, metal has become one of the most popular genres among both casual listeners and dedicated fans alike. Nevertheless, with so many different bands, sub-genres, and origin stories to keep track of, it can be difficult to get stuck into this exciting world! If you are just getting started with heavy metal or perhaps need some pointers on where to go from here, read ahead for our ultimate guides to all things Heavy Metal!
British Metal Bands Success in America
The U.K. metal scene has produced some legendary bands over the years. Many of those bands, including Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, have achieved huge success around the world. However, despite their global popularity and…165
Motor Head and Black Sabbath Rivalry
Even though Black Sabbath doesn't have a Motorhead chapter in its extensive list of official support clubs, the two bands have been closely linked for decades. The relationship is so strong that one of the reasons cited for Tony Iommi and Geezer…162
Is Metallica the biggest Metal Band?
It is not only the world’s biggest metal band but also the biggest band in general. Metallica has sold more albums than any other metal band and ranks among the top-selling artists of all time, with over 110 million album sales. In this…165
The Biggest American Metal Bands and in the U.S.
Heavy metal is a global phenomenon, but its strongest roots remain in the United States and Europe. The top American heavy metal bands continue to produce fantastic new music, appealing to old fans and winning over new ones. If you’re looking…161
British Culture and Heavy Metal Music
Heavy metal is a cultural phenomenon that has its roots buried deep in the soil of Western culture. Heavy metal is not only about subverting the norm and challenging social norms, but also about preserving tradition. Heavy metal music has been…148
Our List of Original Metal Bands
Heavy metal is an extremely broad genre. It incorporates many different subgenres and has been around for almost as long as rock music has existed. There are so many bands that have come to prominence in the world of heavy metal, and there are…180
The Biggest and Influential Heavy Metal Songs
Heavy metal is a genre that has grown and expanded in many different ways over the past 40 or so years. While it might not be as popular as other genres of music, heavy metal certainly isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Now, heavy metal has…163
The Biggest Heavy Metal Bands in History
Heavy metal music is a genre that has exploded in popularity over the years. Current heavy metal bands have widespread global appeal and are becoming more popular than ever. With some of the biggest bands seeing a resurgence in attention (thanks…174
The Birth of Heavy Metal Music
Heavy metal music has grown a lot in the last few decades. It is now one of the most popular genres, and millions of people listen to it every day. However, heavy metal wasn’t always that way. It used to be quite different from what it is…182
The Relation Between Heavy Metal and Thrash
Thrash metal emerged in the 1980s as a response to the growing popularity of heavy metal, punk rock and other aggressive underground music. As thrash grew more popular, it became clear that thrash was, in fact, its own unique subgenre. It has…162