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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': 19 bands in database

Mama Lion (United States)Man (United Kingdom)
Manband (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': 146 artists in database

A. Michael MartinezAlastair McKenzie
Andrew "Duck" MacDonaldAndy McCoy
Andy McKinneyAndy Mulvey
Angus McLeanAnna Medley
Benny MillerBernie Marsden
Billy MillerBilly Mundi
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
Frank MannixFrank Mille
Freddie MünsterGabriel Magno
Gagey MrozeckGareth 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 MitchellKevin McDonald
Laurie MarlowLou Martin
Luiz MorenoMalcolm Morley
Marco MendozaMark Matejka
Mark NauseefMax Middleton
Melvin McRaeMichael John Montgomery
Michael MonarchMichael Monroe
Michael MoorcockMick Meehan
Micky MoodyMike Marconi
Mike MontgomeryMike Moran
Mitch MitchellMystery Man
Neil MerryweatherNeil Murray
Nicko McBrainNorman Mayell
Patrizia MauriPaul Mirkovich
Paul MorrisPeter McFarlane
Phil ManningPhil McCormack
Phil MoggRainer Marz
Ralph MuscatelliRenato Molteni
Richard MonroRick Martinez
Rick MelickRick Morrison
Rickey MedlockeRicky Mangone
Rik MartinezRonnie Montrose
Royden "Wayne" MoriceRushton Moreve
Sérgio MagrãoSam Mallet
Sato MinoruScott Mathews
Scott MaxeyScott Meeder
Steve "Annapurna" MoorhouseSteve Mann
Steve MarriottSteve McLoughlin
Steve MorrisSteve Morse
Stuart "Mac" McDonaldTamás Mihály
Ted McKennaTerje Methi
Tim MycroftTommy McClendon
Tony MacTony Martin
Tony McPheeTsunematsu Masatoshi
Veit MarvosVic Malcolm
Vic MastrianniVinnie Moore
Wayne MathewsWerner Monka
 

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