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0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Picture     Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.

    Heavy metal is traditionally characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-and-drum sound, and vigorous vocals. Metal subgenres variously emphasize, alter, or omit one or more of these attributes.

     The lead role of the guitar in heavy metal often collides with the traditional "frontman" or bandleader role of the vocalist, creating a musical tension as the two "contend for dominance" in a spirit of "affectionate rivalry". Heavy metal demands the subordination of the voice" to the overall sound of the band.


Heavy Metal bands: 51 bands in database

A-II-Z (United Kingdom)AC/DC (Australia)
Agony Bag (United Kingdom)Alice Cooper (United States)
Alice Cooper (band) (United States)Apple (United Kingdom)
Bandy Legs (United Kingdom)Black Sabbath (United Kingdom)
Black Widow (United Kingdom)Blackmore's Rainbow (United Kingdom)
Bloodrock (United States)Blue Cheer (United States)
Boss (Australia)Chickenfoot (United States)
Coloured Balls (Australia)Cozy Powell (United Kingdom)
David Byron (United Kingdom)David Coverdale (United Kingdom)
Deep Purple (United Kingdom)Dio (United States)
Dirty Tricks (United Kingdom)Flower Travellin' Band (Japan)
Gillan (United Kingdom)Glenn Hughes (United Kingdom)
Hanoi Rocks (Finland)Hawkwind (United Kingdom)
Heaven & Hell (United Kingdom)Hollywood Vampires (United States)
Hustler (United Kingdom)Ian Gillan (United Kingdom)
Judas Priest (United Kingdom)Leigh Stephens (United States)
Lucifer's Friend (Germany)Montrose (United States)
Naturals (United States)Night Sun (Germany)
Ozzy Osbourne (United Kingdom)Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Oz (United Kingdom)
Quartz (United Kingdom)Rainbow (United Kingdom)
Randy Holden (United States)Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (United Kingdom)
Ronnie Montrose (United States)Rose Tattoo (Australia)
Roundabout (United Kingdom)Sammy Hagar (United States)
Sir Lord Baltimore (United States)Toad (Switzerland)
Uriah Heep (United Kingdom)Van Halen (United States)
Whitesnake (United Kingdom)

Heavy Metal artists453 artists in database

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