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RockBoar.com Picture     The introduction of guitar distortion during the mid 60s created a common ground for blues-influenced rock and psychedelia. The result was an aggressive riff-oriented rock sound.  The wider tonalities offered by distortion and fuzz tone, coupled with the larger, more aggressive role of drums and bass, helped bring about hard rock. The Yardbirds set the stage perfectly for the development of this sound, with their experimental sounds and increasingly unconventional arrangements. The Who also laid the groundwork with their anarchic approach to rhythm and their thick choral guitar voicings. Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Steppenwolf, and Deep Purple expanded on thevform.  Over the years, artists like Van Halen, AC/DC, Tesla, and Guns’N’Roses have carried on the spirit of hard rock/heavy metal.1]

    As hard rock became denser and more aggressive-sounding, fans, began grouping for a way to describe the new attitudes. The designation heavy metal  emerged, originating from William Burrough’sNaked Lunch” and later used in Steppenwolf’s biker anthem “Born to be Wild”. Black Sabbath, with their stripped-down half-speed themes of gloom and doom, laid the groundwork for metal as a stage for the exploration of theme concerning evil.1]


1. "All Music Guide. The Best CD's, Albums & Tapes. The Expert's guide to the best releases from thousands of artists in all types of Music". Edited by Michael Erlewine, Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra.  Publisher: Miller Freeman Books, ISBN 0-87930-331-X. p. 10

Hard Rock bands starting with 'M': 20 bands in database

Mama Lion (United States)Man (United Kingdom)
Manband (United Kingdom)Manfred Mann's Earth Band (United Kingdom)
Manpower (United Kingdom)Marcus Hook Roll Band (United Kingdom)
Masters Apprentices (Australia)May Blitz (United Kingdom)
MC/5 (United States)MC5 (United States)
MC5 - DKT (United States)Mecca (Australia)
Method (United Kingdom)Mint Tattoo (United States)
Mistress (United States)Molly Hatchet (United States)
Montrose (United States)Motor City Five (United States)
Mott the Hoople (United Kingdom)Ronnie Montrose (United States)
 

Hard Rock artists starting with 'M': 164 artists in database

A. Michael MartinezAlan Morley
Alastair McKenzieAndrew "Duck" MacDonald
Andy McCoyAndy McKinney
Andy MulveyAngus McLean
Anna MedleyBenny Miller
Bernie MarsdenBilly Miller
Billy MundiBrenden Mason
Budd MarrCésar das Mercês
Chuck MaherColin Martin
Dan MitchellDanny Magalhaes
Danny McIntoshDave McDougall
Dave McTavishDave Millen
Dennis MillarDennis Moore
Diana ManganoDietmar Mainka
Dik MikDon Mancuso
Doug McDonaldDragan Mitrić
Duncan McGuireFrank Mannix
Frank MilleFreddie Münster
Gabriel MagnoGagey Mrozeck
Gareth MortimerGary Moffatt
Gary MooreGeorg Meier
George MillerGeorge Monroe
Gerry MorrisGianfranco Meduri
Giuliano MolteniGoldy McJohn
Greg MorrowGyörgy Molnár
Harold McNairHugh McKenna
Ian McDonaldIan McLagan
Ian McLaneIan Mclaughlin
Ian MillarJack McCulloch
James McCartyJanis Miglans
Jeff McAllisterJim Martin
Jim MathewsJim McGillivray
Jim McPhersonJimmy Martin
Joe MubareJoel McDonald
John MartynJohn McCoy
John McKenzieJohn McLaughlin
John MeyerJohn Micelli
John MoleJohn Moon
John MurphyJohn Norman Mitchell
Kerry McKennaKevin McDonald
Kevin MurphyLaurie Marlow
Lou MartinLuiz Moreno
Malcolm MorleyManfred Mann
Marco MendozaMark Matejka
Mark NauseefMax Middleton
Melvin McRaeMichael John Montgomery
Michael MonarchMichael Monroe
Michael MoorcockMick Meehan
Micky MoodyMike Marconi
Mike McCormackMike Montgomery
Mike MoranMitch Mitchell
Mystery ManNeil Merryweather
Neil MurrayNicko McBrain
Noel McCallaNorman Mayell
Patrizia MauriPaul Martinez
Paul MirkovichPaul Morris
Pete MayPeter McFarlane
Phil ManningPhil McCormack
Phil MoggRainer Marz
Ralph MolinaRalph Muscatelli
Renato MolteniRichard Marcangelo
Richard MonroRick Martinez
Rick MelickRick Morrison
Rickey MedlockeRicky Mangone
Rik MartinezRob MacKenzie
Ronnie MontroseRoyden "Wayne" Morice
Rushton MoreveSérgio Magrão
Sam MalletSato Minoru
Scott MathewsScott Maxey
Scott MeederSonny Mone
Steve "Annapurna" MoorhouseSteve Mann
Steve MarriottSteve McLoughlin
Steve MorrisSteve Morse
Steve MurphyStuart "Mac" McDonald
Tamás MihályTed McKenna
Terje MethiTim Mycroft
Tommy McClendonTony Mac
Tony MartinTony McPhee
Tsunematsu MasatoshiVeit Marvos
Vic MalcolmVic Mastrianni
Vinnie MooreWarren Morgan
Wayne MathewsWerner Monka
 

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