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Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom.

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What is name of this soundtrack?

It plays while Boss of current stage is entering the arena. Game's name is "Swords and Sandals" (version 1 probably). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBh0EdT2bso What is the music in this soundtrack ...
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Looking for bands or artists with a Jazz / Prog Metal style

I recently fell in love with a band called Thank You Scientist. They are a non-extreme progressive metal band who use big band jazz instruments to back up their music. I've been searching for more ...
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Was Mary a prostitute in Queensrÿche's “Operation: Mindcrime”?

Queensrÿche in 1988 gave us the rock opera Operation: Mindcrime. It tells the tale of Nikki who succumbs to the underworld of crime. We learn of his love of a nun, Sister Mary, who later gets killed....
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Why does Metal sound so muddy?

I've been a metal-music addict since my early teens. But in the last few years I've listened to more and more Rap/Trap and so on. And I've bought myself some really really expensive headphones to ...
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Albums for classical songs played by electric guitar?

I am after an album of classical songs such as Vivaldi's four seasons played by electric guitars. I did a search about some neoclassical metal guitarists; but so far I have not yet found something I ...
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Is there “philosophical” metal?

I'm interested in music that is about philosophy, specifically about great philosophers. I prefer metal, though rock and other alt forms are acceptable. And obviously no black or death metal, I don't ...
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Old metal song criticizing the Bush administration?

There was a song with a video I saw like a decade ago. The video I believe mostly showed images of the war on terror and was of course meant to be a criticism of it and Bush in general. It would've ...
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Metal Video - nerdy girls change into leather outfits, teacher's head blows up

Hey so I'm looking for this music video, can't remember the name of the song or band but here's what I do remember, haha.. It came out between 1988-90 and it would only play on Super Channel. The ...
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Is it the end of Linkin Park?

After Chester commited suicide and broke my/our heart, I wonder what will happen next ? Will Linkin Park survive ? Is there an example from history where bands were able to recover ? My question: ...
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Why did Ozzy Osborne choose to make “Hero” a hidden track?

When the album "No Rest For The Wicked" was released adding extra "hidden" tracks to the end of albums was the latest "thing." They are usually either an outtake or a song that doesn't fit ...
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Has Judas Priest ever performed Jugulator or Demolition tracks with Rob Halford?

I am a fan of Judas Priest and loved all their albums so far. It took me some time to find out the band has two albums that don't feature original singer Rob Halford. The reason for not finding out ...
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What is the best way to listen to a lot of new albums I just bought?

I bought a lot of CD of the 60 to 80 decades to enrich my music library. Which is the best way to listen to all without go crazy? Im currently listening one album per week, but I find it a little ...
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Why is Corey Beaulieu's guest solo out of key?

In Annihilator's album 'Metal', in the track called 'Kicked' there are 2 guest solos by Trivium's Corey Beaulieu. While the first solo seems fine, the second solo (3:35 - 3:55) seems out of key. I don'...
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Heavy Metal music:What does it mean when someone says that something 'sounds heavy'?

I often hear things said along the lines of "band XXX makes some of the heaviest music around, but their guitarist doesn't even use that much distortion", or "Band YYY didn't even tune down on this ...
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Is there a term for Gojira's style?

In case you don't know Gojira, here's their latest album. I think their style is really close (if it's not totally it) to melodic death metal, just like Amon Amarth or Dark Tranquility style's is but,...
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Why is the song E.P.M. by Dragonforce only on the Japanese release? [duplicate]

The album Ultra Beatdown by the power metal band Dragonforce contains 11 total songs. 8 of those are on the main album, 2 are bonuses for the special edition and one of them, E.P.M., is only on the ...
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What is the third note in the Devil's Tritone?

I am a self taught musician (guitar/keyboards) with a limited knowledge of written music theory. For example if you asked me to play an augmented fourth I wouldn't know what you meant but if I observe ...
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How and where to learn music theory? [closed]

I am starting to learn to write music . Just wanted to know where to start and what sources to follow ? What are the essential things i need as i am a guitar player. I don't want to learn how to play ...
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Steve Vai logo meaning

Is there any significance in the Steve Vai logo below? To me it looks like the artist's name but I was always wondering if there is more in it since Steve always likes to put hidden meanings ...
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Why do [usually] musicians have long hair?

This question is a little bit about history and culture, but it has been a question since I've watched a live show. Well, I've "Googled it" before, and I've got some answers but none of them were ...
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What is the title of the album in which the narrative is of a metal band accidentally becoming a punk band?

Sometime between 2008 and 2010 a friend played me an album in which the story was of metal band slowly selling out and becoming a punk band. Specifically I think it may have been a Ska band in the ...
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Is black metal without cult of evil esthetics still black metal

Does trebly distorted guitar with a lot of tremolo picking and dissonant intervals can be called black metal no matter what subject it refers? Or it is another genre then? Some genres definitions ...
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What genre are groups like Chevelle, Helmet, Tool

Do all these groups fall in the same genre? If so, what genre is it? A Perfect Circle Breaking Benjamin Bullet for my Valentine Chevelle Deftones Helmet Linkin Park (early work) Nine Inch Nails Red ...
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Korn - Mayhem Festival 2014 Documentary

I've been watching this Korn documentary about their performance in the Mayhem Festival. Korn songs are amazing, but the hole soundtrack is great, and I want to know the name of other songs and bands ...
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Can someone explain INSOMNIUM song lyrics for me

Can someone exaplain what this song's lyrics means: `Mortal Share In their lofty chambers dwell The sacred and divine Resting in seraphic bliss The timeless and sublime Far above the mortal sphere ...
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Why evil themes are prevailing in heavy metal?

When I was young I liked metal music a lot. I listened Iron Maiden, Metallica and dozen other bands. As I grew older my interest in that music declined until completely faded out. Recently I listened ...
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Music similar to the symphonic part of “Time I” by Wintersun

I've spent several days looking for music that sounds like "Time I" by the metal band Wintersun before the metal happens, to no avail. I can't seem to find the right thing to google, and looking up "...
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Songs similar to 'Atheist Runt' and 'Omnipresent knife in your back'

I'm looking for recommendations of songs similar to Atheist Runt and Omnipresent knife in your back. Both these songs were made by Napalm Death and are their only ones which I like. I find the ...
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What is the best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal band of all the times based on his achievements [closed]

I´d like to know what is the best Heavy Metal band of all the times and why, this based on his achievements, something like. Charted albums. monetary income. members that has joined another well ...
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Was “The 3rd and the Mortal” the first metal band with clear female vocals?

The Norwegian band The 3rd and the Mortal are widely regarded as the first band who played metal (doom metal, in their case) with clear female vocals, inspiring many similar bands such as The ...
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Heavy metal song including the “Gayatri” mantra in the lyrics

Heavy Metal and lyrics has Gayatri mantra "Oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥtát savitúr váreṇ(i)yaṃ" Searching for 3 years now !!
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What does “Fortune fame mirror vain” mean in Metallica's The Memory Remains?

I was wondering what does chrous of The Memory Remains mean? "Fortune Fame, Mirror Vain, Gone Insane, But The Memory Remains" I asked this because it doesn't mean what it looks.
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What exactly is slam death metal?

What exactly is it, what is the differences between say deathcore and slam death, what are the main differences, does it have more than one sound? All the slam i have heard sounds like devourment.
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I am looking for a list of Tool pieces with piano/keyboards

I may join a friend's music band so she told me to practice something from Tool. Now I am looking for a list of songs from Tool with a piano or keyboard part.
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Why was Dave Mustaine fired from Metallica?

I know Dave was in Metallica at first and wrote many of the songs on Kill 'em All and Ride the Lightning. The thing is, they were great, so why was he fired? I heard he had a bit of a drinking problem,...
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What does the KOBATEAM team do in Babymetal's music?

Kobametal (Key Kobayashi) from Amuse, Inc. is the producer for the band Babymetal. What does his team do for the music? Help with musical compositions? Give advice? Give them ideas? What is his ...
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Symphonic metal bands with very technical guitar

When it comes to symphonic metal bands, the guitar parts aren’t usually very complex. I know two bands which have both symphonic instruments and very technical guitars: Symphony X Angra Failed to ...
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I want to know more artists/musics instrumental like a song “Call of Ktulu” (Metallica)

I want to listen more instrumental metal, like The Call of Ktulu and Orion) (Metallica), or Into the Lungs of Hell (Megadeth). Can anyone help me?
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Heavy metal song with pig squeal

What is the title and the band of the first song in this coub (one with pig squeal)? It's too short for Shazam and etc. https://coub.com/view/6i7wi
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Band(s) in the vein of Dream Theater?

I really like the band Dream Theater, but I'm not very familiar with the Progressive Metal genre of which they're a part. Can anyone suggest a band (or bands) that have a similar feel but aren't as ...