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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': 175 artists in database

A. Michael MartinezAlan Moore
Alan MorleyAlastair McKenzie
Andrew "Duck" MacDonaldAndy McCoy
Andy McKinneyAndy Mulvey
Angus McLeanAnna Medley
Barry McCoyBenny Miller
Bernie MarsdenBill Marren
Billy MillerBilly Mundi
Brenden MasonBudd Marr
César das MercêsChuck Maher
Colin MartinDan Mitchell
Dana MoretDanny 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
Gallen MurphyGareth Mortimer
Gary MoffattGary Moore
Georg MeierGeorge Miller
George MonroeGerry Morris
Gianfranco MeduriGiuliano Molteni
Goldy McJohnGreg Morrow
György MolnárHarold McNair
Hugh McKennaIan McDonald
Ian McLaganIan McLane
Ian MclaughlinIan Millar
Jack McCullochJames McCarty
Janis MiglansJeff McAllister
Jim MartinJim Mathews
Jim McGillivrayJim McPherson
Jimmy MartinJoe Mubare
Joel McDonaldJohn Martyn
John McCoyJohn McKenzie
John McLaughlinJohn Meyer
John MicelliJohn Mole
John MoonJohn Murphy
John Norman MitchellKeith Moon
Kenny MountainKerry McKenna
Kevin McDonaldKevin Murphy
Laurie MarlowLou Martin
Luiz MorenoLydia Phillips
Malcolm McGeeMalcolm Morley
Manfred MannMarco Mendoza
Mark MatejkaMark Nauseef
Max MiddletonMelvin McRae
Michael John MontgomeryMichael Mau
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
Ray MinhinnettRenato Molteni
Richard MarcangeloRichard Monro
Rick MartinezRick Melick
Rick MorrisonRickey Medlocke
Ricky MangoneRik Martinez
Rob MacKenzieRonnie Montrose
Royden "Wayne" MoriceRushton Moreve
Sérgio MagrãoSam Mallet
Sato MinoruScott Mathews
Scott MaxeyScott Meeder
Sonny MoneSteve "Annapurna" Moorhouse
Steve MannSteve Marriott
Steve McLoughlinSteve Morris
Steve MorseSteve Murphy
Stuart "Mac" McDonaldTamás Mihály
Ted McKennaTerje Methi
Tim MycroftTommy McClendon
Tony MacTony Martin
Tony McPheeTsunematsu Masatoshi
Veit MarvosVic Malcolm
Vic MastrianniVinnie Moore
Warren MorganWayne Mathews
Werner Monka

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