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The Birth and Evolution of Heavy Metal

Heavy metal is a broad umbrella term for various heavy-sounding subgenres of rock music. The heavy metal genre has its origins in the new wave of British heavy metal bands from the late 1970s and early 1980s, as well as in punk rock and blues based hard rock bands from that time. In our articles, we look back at the history of Heavy Metal and explore where it came from, who the key players were, and how the genre evolved over time.