Virginia Voters Toss Homophobic Lawmaker in Favor of Transgender Heavy Metal Rocker

Virginia Voters Toss Homophobic Lawmaker in Favor of Transgender Heavy Metal Rocker
Roem is the lead singer for Cab Ride Home, a band that describes its music this way: “Northern Virginia metal band Cab Ride Home represents one thing: partying. We’re a five-piece group and all members are committed to ultimately touring full-time.
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Loudwire Music Awards at the Novo in Downtown, Los Angeles
The Loudwire Music Awards was held at the Novo in Downtown Los Angeles, which ushered in music icons and rock enthusiasts to celebrate heavy metal music like never before. This star-studded event had appearances by Rob Halford, Maria Brink, Power Trip …

Danica Roem, Metal Vocalist, Becomes Virginia’s First Openly Transgender Legislator
“Just because I sing in a heavy metal band while spinning my head in circles and getting … More from Pitchfork: Michelle Obama’s 5 Best Music Moments The 50 Best Rap Mixtapes of the Millennium 30 Artists You Need to Follow on Social Media The Influen …
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Visigoth trying to turn their fantasy-themed metal into reality on the road

Visigoth trying to turn their fantasy-themed metal into reality on the road
Swords, sorcery, battles and epic journeys are at the helm of Salt Lake-based heavy metal band Visigoth’s music. The five-piece got its start seven years ago when lead singer/songwriter Jake Rogers and lead guitarist Leeland Campana decided during an …
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Heavy-metal band Gwar bringing bloody, shock-rock show to Agora Saturday
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland has been a favorite stop for heavy metal band Gwar for years … “Cleveland’s a great city for rock music, it always has been… Gwar likes Pere Ubu. Gwar loves Devo,” said Blothar. “Cleveland is a place in the middle of …
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Top Ten Least Metal “Metal” Genres
It still falls away from Traditional Heavy Metal, because Rap Metal is a bit slower, and it focuses much more on rhythm and has no guitar solos. – Kiyomi 3 Alternative Metal Alternative metal is a music genre that infuses heavy metal with influences from …


Heavy Metal

Heavy Metal
Heavy Metal is maybe one of the most diverse Genres of music that exists today. From droning guitar sounds to classic riffs of the 60’s and 70’s Metal is one of the most evolved and still evolving forms of music today. Heavy Metal’s roots can be traced …

Watertown park is site of heavy metal benefit
Badgerland Park, located just north of Watertown, is the site Saturday of a sixth annual tribute to the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott of Pantera. The event runs from noon until 11 p.m. and there will be free camping overnight. Bands playing, in order of …
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Heavy metal music
Mainstream popularity: Extensively followed by dedicated fans throughout the world. Heavy metal began gaining popularity in the 1970s and 1980s, at which time many of the now existing subgenres first evolved. Heavy metal has a large world-wide following of …


Aaralyn + Izzy of Murp Critique Female Extreme Metal Vocalists [Exclusive Video]

Aaralyn + Izzy of Murp Critique Female Extreme Metal Vocalists [Exclusive Video]
Women have become an increasingly influential breath of fresh air within the metal community. As female musicians gain greater prevalence, they influence the next generation of metalheads, two of which are vocalist Aaralyn and drummer Izzy from the …
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So um, apparently Madonna called Whitney Houston and Sharon Stone mediocre in a letter.
Yes, Madonna is the best selling female recording artist (And touring too … Whitney got respect from what she does because she is a singer singer but madonna felt that as she had to work 1000x harder than Whitney to get the same respect that Whitney …

Powerhouse female vocalists of K-Pop
You know dem powerhouse vocalists, the divas of the K-Pop sphere, who can belt out any song and any note, no matter how high or low, with ease to deliver a punch with every performance! Usually characterized by slightly husky vocals and rich depth …
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Latest Heavy Metal News

NEWS: Power Metal Wizards DRAGONFORCE Reveals Details Of New Album
But, she added, I’ve seen there’s so […] During a brand new interview with Heavy Metal Mixtape, VENOM INC. bassist/vocalist Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan was asked for his thoughts on his band being called a pale imitation by members of …

Moshers, Heavy Metal and Emergent Behavior
The behavior of crowds at heavy metal concerts is surely a topic close to the hearts of many readers of the Physics arXiv Blog. In these crowds, fans often form circles called mosh pits and then run together with physical abandon, bouncing off one …
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The Hall of Heavy Metal History Inducts Metal Blade Records For 35th Anniversary
Last week (Wednesday, January 18th), The Hall of Heavy Metal History inducted Metal Blade Records for the label’s 35th anniversary. The all-star ceremony was hosted by television and radio legend Eddie Trunk and included performances by the Dio …


How Heavy Metal Tracks the Wealth of Nations

musicHow Heavy Metal Tracks the Wealth of Nations
Popular music styles are often closely connected to the social situations where they first began. Rock ‘n’ roll grew out of the heady culture of American cities following the Great Migration and World War II, as formerly rural blacks brought rapidly …
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Top 10 Bands that Define Thrash Metal
They briefly reunited in 1997 and again …read more. 10 Sepultura Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band from Belo Horizonte. Their first album, Morbid Visions presented a proto-black metal sound with Wagner Lamounier of Sarcófago. Sepultura’s sound …

Metal for the Holidays: Great Electric Quest, Cage Play Free Show in Encinitas
For those not familiar with their sound, “The Quest” as they are known, are a hybrid of classic heavy metal, psych, and a healthy dose of good old rock n’ roll. It’s a one-guitar metal band that’s beat-oriented. Buddy Donner does a tremendous job …


WATCH: Arci Muñoz rocks out to Disney songs – heavy metal style

musicWATCH: Arci Muñoz rocks out to Disney songs – heavy metal style
MANILA, Philippines – Actress and rock singer Arci Muñoz did her own renditions of some well-known Disney tunes and roared through some of them – heavy metal style. Arci is a member of rock band Philia, and has been doing gigs in between her showbiz …
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Ronnie James Dio Hologram Debuts at German Metal Festival
The fervent Ronnie James Dio fans who gathered to watch a group of the late singer’s former bandmates close out Germany’s mega-sized heavy-metal festival Wacken Open Air Saturday night got a big surprise: a theatrical performance by Dio in hologram form.
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The Heavy Metal Hall of Fame — in Arlington? Could Be.
Jerry Warden is a conduit for promoting heavy metal in the North Texas area. The former lead singer of Warlock, one of the first heavy metal bands in DFW, started in the early ’80s hosting live shows in the middle of a pasture christened “Heavy Meadows.
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11 Most Criminally Underrated Metal Guitarists

music11 Most Criminally Underrated Metal Guitarists
For this list, we tried to pick guitarists from incredibly influential metal acts from all sub genres, but shredders who don’t tend to get the praise their bands or bandmates do. None of these guitarists are household names when perhaps they should be …
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This Dude Has Recorded ‘Get Lucky’ In The Style Of 10 Legendary Guitarists
Remember when we told you about the guy who recorded Adele’s ‘Hello’ is the style of 25 different musicians? Sure you do. Well, it perhaps proved inspiration for guitarist André Valter of Portuguese rock group David Antunes & The Midnight Band, who has …
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The Top Ten Best Rock Guitarists of All Time
We haven’t seen a true guitar hero for quite some time. Maybe I’m too old, but it seems like music has been changing since the 1980s, and even the hardest rocking bands don’t give enough credit to their guitarists. After MTV broke onto the scene, bands …
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Latest Heavy Metal News

musicPopular heavy metal guitarist wins k on The Price Is Right without host
A guitarist from heavy metal band Killswitch Engage has won two cars, a luxury holiday and cash on American game show The Price is Right, seemingly without the host or audience knowing about his fame. Guitarist and back-up vocalist Adam Dutkiewicz …


Judas Priest On 40 Years Of Heavy Metal
Watch Judas Priest celebrate 40 years as a band in a new video – premiering exclusively with Kerrang!. Ahead of the release of their very special 30th Anniversary Edition of Defenders of the Faith box set, the legendary heavy metallers have unveiled a …
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Heavy Metal Valentine: Is There Lead in Your Chocolate?
We’ve begun to expect unusual flavors like chili, salt, and lavender in chocolate. But there might be another surprising addition to your Valentine’s Day sweets: heavy metals. According to the consumer health watchdog As You Sow, there’s a good chance …
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