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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 starting with 'G': 2 bands in database

Gillan (United Kingdom)Ian Gillan (United Kingdom)

Heavy Metal artists starting with 'G': 24 artists in database

Brad GillisCraig Goldy
Craig GruberEd Grundy
Geoff GriffithsGus G
Herb GallerIan Gillan
Janick GersJim Gannon
John GarnerKay Garrett
Liam GenockeyMartin Griffin
Mel GalleyMona Gnader
Peter GoalbyRay Gillen
Rob GrosserRoger Glover
Russell GilbrookScott Ginn
Tim GazeTracy G

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