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British Heavy Metal band ‘Iron Maiden’ – Biography

‘Iron Maiden’ was formed in the year 1976 by bassist Steve Harris. They released their first album in 1980 as a five piece band with Paul Di’Anno on vocals. Later, Bruce Dickinson replaced him in 1981. With several line-up changes Steve Harris would remain the only original member never to have had a hiatus. When Bruce Dickinson quit in 1994 and was replaced by Wolfsbane’s Blaze Bayley, the band lost a lot of their fanbase. They recorded two albums with Blaze before Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith returned to the fold for 2000′s “Brave New World”, and 2003′s “Dance of Death”, making them a six-piece. As of 1999 the line-up hasn’t changed. Here’s the biography of this popular band.

Known for such powerful hits as “Two Minutes to Midnight” and “The Trooper,” Iron Maiden were and are one of the most influential bands of the heavy metal genre. The often-imitated band has existed for over nearly four decades, pumping out wild rock similar to Judas Priest. Iron Maiden have always been an underground attraction; although failing to ever obtain any real media attention in the U.S. (critics claimed them to be Satanists due to their dark musical themes and their use of grim mascot “Eddie”), they still became well-known throughout the world and have remained consistently popular throughout their career. Iron Maiden were one of the first groups to be classified as “British metal,” and, along with Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, and a host of other bands, set the rock scene for the ’80s.

Band Members:

Vocals
Paul Mario Day (1975-1976)
Dennis Wilcock (1976-1977)
Paul Di’Anno (1978-1981)
Blaze Bayley (1994-1998)
Bruce Dickinson (1981-1993 and 1999-present)

Drums
Barry “Thunderstick” Purkis (1977)
Doug Sampson (1977-1979)
Clive Burr (1980-1982)
Nicko McBrain (1982-present)

Guitar
Dave Murray (2) (1976-present)
Dennis Stratton (1979-1980)
Adrian Smith (2) (1980-1990 and 1999-present)
Janick Gers (1990-present)

Bass
Steve Harris (1975-present)

Keyboards
Michael Kenny (1986-present) (Live performances only, not a full member)

 

Biography of German thrash metal band – Kreator

‘Kreator’ is a German thrash metal band. Initially they struggled, but later came with some awesome albums. In the mid 80s they experimented a lot with industrial metal but that never worked. Finally, they turned back to what they were good at. Thrash metal was their genre and they were damn good at it. Their songs influenced black metal too….

Kreator is a thrash metal band from Essen, Germany. They originally started under the name Metal Militia, later Tyrant and Tormentor, finally Kreator. Starting their career in 1982, they played Thrash Metal with Venom influences. Their style of music is similar to their compatriots Destruction and Sodom, the other two big teutonic thrash metal bands from Germany. All three of these bands are often credited with helping create death metal.

Originally called Tormentor, Kreator was formed in 1982 in Essen, Germany. While their debut Endless Pain was a moderate success, their follow-up Pleasure To Kill was a hit amongst the growing thrash metal fanbase. Throughout the rest of the ’80s, Kreator continued to release album after album of quality thrash metal that helped the band to grow a large following around the world.

Experimentation and A Return To Form:

Kreator’s sound took a sharp turn in the early 90’s, as industrial, hardcore, and gothic elements were added into the band’s trademark sound. Fans disapproved and the band fell into disarray. However, Kreator’s 2001 album Violent Revolution was a return to form, a thrash album with melodic tendencies that left fans and critics satisfied. The band has gained a resurgence of popularity and is now considered one of the pioneers of the thrash metal movement.

 

Current Kreator Band Members:

Miland ‘Mille’ Petrozza – Vocals, Guitar (Tormentor)
Sami Yli-Sirniö – Guitar
Christian Giesler – Bass
Jürgen ‘Ventor’ Reil – Drums (Tormentor)

Former Band Members:

Jörg “Tritze” Trzebiatowski – Guitar (1986-1989)
Frank “Blackfire” Gosdzik – Guitar (1989-1996)
Tommy Vetterli – Guitar (1996-2001)
Roberto “Rob” Fioretti – Bass (1984-1992)
Andreas Herz – Bass (1992-1995)
Joe Cangelosi – Drums (1994-1996)

Kreator Discography:

1985 Endless Pain (Noise)
1986 Pleasure To Kill (Noise)
1987 Terrible Certainty (Noise)
1989 Extreme Aggression (Noise)
1990 Coma Of Souls (Noise)
1992 Renewal (Noise)
1995 Cause For Conflict (G.U.N)
1997 Outcast (G.U.N)
1999 Endorama (Drakkar)
2001 Violent Revolution (Steamhammer/SPV)
2005 Enemy Of God (Steamhammer/SPV)
2009 Hordes Of Chaos (Steamhammer/SPV)

Recommended Kreator Album:

Pleasure To Kill
Kreator’s debut album Endless Pain was a thrash beast, an energetic, if sloppy, blast of metal. While not a major leap musically or lyrically, Pleasure To Kill is a tighter and more precise album that put Kreator on the map. The solos are ripping, the vocals, sung by both Petrozza and Reil, are aggressive, and the riffs are instantly memorable. Pleasure To Kill is the first great Kreator album, a trait that would become a continuing trend throughout the 1980s.

 

Rise Against: new album ‘Endgame’ Review

Are you a Rise Against fan? Then you have got to read this album review!!!! This American punk rock band from Illinois has come up with its new album ‘Endgame’. The band is known for its hardcore beats and mesmerising rhythm. So, here’s the review of this new album.

Chicago’s politically charged punk band, Rise Against returns with another fiery set of melodic hardcore rock sure to leave your ears ringing and mind churning long after it ends. From the time the spark of drums and guitars of “Architects” take off as if a rapidly draining fuse running toward the explosion, the album never lets up. Front man, Tim McIlrath’s raw vocals all but demand you take notice of the world’s problems and do something about them, opening the album with the fantastic hook, “Do you care to be the layer of the bricks that seal your fate / Or would you rather be the architect of what we might create?”

The empty promise of assistance fuels the heartbreaking desperation rocker “Help Is On The Way”, where McIlrath breaks into a screamo plea to for hope while looking back at the mistakes and disappointment in the Gulf, aimed at the handling of the oil spill and Hurricane Katrina. As powerful as the lyrical content of the song is, the storm of guitars rolling over it like a gristly, foreboding cloud kick you in the chest just as hard. From the anxious gritted teeth vocals calling for an uprising on “A Gentlemen’s Coup” to the lower class angst of “Disparity By Design”, the combination of McIlrath’s boiling intensity and explosive guitar-driven thrust of the music makes the album a thoughtful shot of adrenaline.

The band takes aim at bullying on the brilliant “Make It Stop (September’s Children)” as swirling riffs drive McIrath’s message of ending school bullying before it results in suicide or a school shooting, “And too much blood has flowed from the wrists / From the children shamed for those they chose to kiss”. An unsettling reminder that all great societies have met an unfortunate end gives way to a dead soldier questioning motives on anti-war “Survivor Guilt”, determining, “And I fought with courage to preserve / Not my way of life, but yours”.

It is an album full of important messages, with none greater than our inability and unwillingness to see the signs of our impending doom over a blend of chunky, thrusting riffs and nimble, wiry guitar of purposive apocalyptic “Endgame“. The melodic bliss hidden in the hammering riffs on powder keg “Satellite” and chugging “This Is Letting Go” is what makes this a tough album to resist for even those not accustomed to the staggering punk package it wraps it all up in. Albums with this much heart, brains and chest-thumping rock are a rarity.

German band ‘Accept’ released their new album – Stalingrad

Album : Stalingrad

Artist : Accept

Genre : Heavy Metal

Year : 2012

German Heavy Metal Band ‘Accept’ has come up with their new album ‘Stalingrad’. All the songs in this album are a class apart and obviously, this album is going to make the heavy metal fans jump. Here’s the review of this album.

Explosive ten song treat by German heavy metal outfit Accept, and to summarize the review, the band has bared it all on their latest release Stalingrad. They had made a similar comeback with their ass whooping 2010 album Blood of the Nations, but Stalingrad is going to shake your surroundings whilst whirling you in a ripple of heavy metal. The untainted bliss that is sprayed on you would elevate your spirits more than holding your favorite gadget would. This is the best heavy metal release of the year by far. Had this album been released in the band’s initial days then we would have been looking at a different Accept today, considering the kind of impact Stalingrad would have left.

Hold on, hold on. This isn’t just heavy metal here, it is metal with a whole lot of speed, attitude, spunk, melody and some real message. Something like this hasn’t reached our ears nor pleased our souls in the longest time. Solos after solos after solos, that is what Stalingrad‘s pinnacle is. The two guitarists, Wolf Hoffmann and Herman Frank, have rewritten the rules for sublime metal and they’ve done that by putting together all their experiences. The album should be named Stalingrad – full of solos, as it is overflowing with solos that chase your emotions. Even the lyrics and the songwriting makes this the only heavy metal party to be at. Mark Tornillo‘s deafening screams act as the perfect counterparts to Stefan Schwarmann‘s brisk drumming which follows the disciplined bass notes by Peter Baltes.

Stalingrad is top of the list material featuring several songs that are going to make it to the best of / compilation album that Accept might release in another twenty years. Solid metal, that will hit your chest hard. Nothing at all should come in between the band and the main headlining stage at every major festival in this goddamn world. Shut the fuck up, grab a bullhorn and ask everybody around you to join the revolution that is Accept!

German Heavy Metal Band – Accept

Accept at its best

When the band originally formed in 1968, they were known as Band X, and featured vocalist Udo Dirkschneider, guitarist Michael Wagener (who later went on to become a famous record producer, mixer, and engineer), bassist Dieter Rubach and drummer Birke Hoe. The band officially became Accept in 1976, when Udo assembled a new lineup, featuring Udo on vocals, Wolf Hoffmann and Gerhard Wahl on guitar, Peter Baltes on bass and Frank Friedrich on drums.

Accept have reformed and called it quits several times. They first split-up in 1989, reformed in 1992 and then broke up again in 1997. In 2005, the key members of Accept briefly reformed for a tour that was believed to be their last due to Udo Dirkschneider‘s insistence that he would not be involved with any further recordings with Accept. In May 2009, however, the rest of the line-up from the 2005 tour regrouped permanently with Mark Tornillo as the new vocalist.

Lyrical collaborator “Deaffy” was a pseudonym used by long-time band manager Gaby Hauke, who is now married to Wolf Hoffmann.

Michael Wagener became a producer after quitting his role as Accept’s guitarist.
There also exist 3 LP Set “Demon’s Night” released by spain Victoria. That release features: Restless And Wild, Accept and I’m A Rebel.

Death Metal & Grindcore Band – ‘Cannibal Corpse’

 

Now it’s time for some death metal. This post is about the death metal American band ‘Cannibal Corpse’. The band’s profile is given below.

Cannibal Corpse are considered to be an important figure in the death metal genre, and they are one of its most commercially successful bands.

Chris Barnes was the vocalist, lyricist, and a large part of the creative force of the band on their first four albums. He was asked to leave the band because of increasingly poorer vocal performances and attitude issues, NOT because he spent too much time on his side project band Six Feet Under.

Because of various complaints from teachers and parents who claimed Cannibal Corpse would be dangerous to children, the band had not been allowed to play any song from the first three albums live in Germany until the ban was officially lifted in June 2006.

In the movie Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Jim Carrey opted to put his favorite band, Cannibal Corpse, into the movie; they appear in the scene where Ace goes to meet Woodstock, on stage playing the song “Hammer Smashed Face”, and again in an extended scene in which a shirtless Ace, running from security, leaps onstage, performs a few lines from the song and crowd-surfs out of the venue. However, due to the explicit lyrics in the song, television captions shows then-lead singer Chris Barnes singing “grr!” over and over. The band is also incorrectly listed in the credits as “Cannibal Corpses”, and that they are a “thrasher band”. The scene can be seen here.

A common rumor regarding the original logo is that Chris Barnes, the one who drew the logo, claims to have rights to its use, and following his departure from the band, a new logo was designed. This is also why newer reissues of the albums featuring Chris Barnes often have the newer logo on them than the original logo from the albums.

Alex Webster came up with the name for the band and describes a Cannibal Corpse as “an undead corpse that’s going to eat you” in the Centuries of Torment DVD.

There is a parody band of Cannibal Corpse, Cannabis Corpse.

 

Studio albums

 

Amateurs may not be comfortable with death metal. But once they get used to it, they are going to love it………….

Thrash Metal King Metallica

This post is all about Metallica band and its glorious contribution to the rock music(Thrash/Speed Metal).

Metallica must be considered one of the most well-known metal bands ever, with their work in the 80′s in particular receiving accolades as amongst the finest metal works ever recorded. Formed in 1981 by the duo of James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, their youthful energy quickly gained them an incredible underground following, with their debut Kill ‘Em All being one of the most anticipated underground releases of the era. And it did not disappoint — arguably one of the first true thrash albums, it jumpstarted a thrash scene that would last for years to come. With each succeeding release their popularity grew, and with the release of 1986′s Master Of Puppets (one of the most popular thrash albums of all time), it was clear that it would only be a matter of time before true worldwide fame would be theirs. They suffered a tremendous setback when bassist Cliff Burton was killed in a tour bus accident, but even that did not slow them down, as they recruited new bassist Jason Newsted and continued growing with 1988′s …And Justice For All.

The rise of Metallica to superstardom culminated in 1991 with the release of their self-titled album, also famously known as the Black Album. While the momentum of the past decade insured its success (and successful it was, reaching Number 1 and selling over seven million copies in the US alone), a chasm started to develop between the hardened early thrash fans and the mainstream audience that welcomed the “new” Metallica. This chasm was widened with 1996′s Load, which saw the band further delving into mainstream hard rock and greatly lessening their thrash roots. Indeed, many early fans gave up on the band completely, but their mainstream popularity had risen to true superstar status by this After spending the last few years touring and recording miscellaneous projects such as the S&M band + orchestra collaboration, they have finally completed a new album, the first in five years (and their first without Newsted, who amicably left the band in 2001, and is now in Voivod). St. Anger, has received several varied reviews thus far, and shall be reviewed here in the near future.

In 2000, Metallica discovered that a demo of their song I Disappear had been floating across the Napster file-sharing network. They soon discovered that, in addition to the demo, their entire catalogue was also freely available. The band immediately set out to sue Napster and, in the process, asked that 300,000 Napster users found to be trading Metallica songs be banned from the network. They also sued Yale University, University of Southern California, and Indiana University for not blocking Napster from their campuses. In 2001, Metallica and Napster agreed to an out-of-court settlement which did led to many Napster user accounts being locked out. The band did not take action to sue any individuals for copyright infringement.

Nevertheless, the controversy created a public relations nightmare. Throughout the controversy, many websites hosted Flash cartoons parodying Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield as selfish and stupid rock stars, completely out of touch with their fans. The most popular of these was Napster Bad!, by Camp Chaos, which spawned an entire series.

Current members

Studio Albums released by Metallica:

Studio albums

Collaboration albums

So folks, it’s indeed fun to hear Metallica anytime in your life. Obviously it should be for they are one of the greatest metal bands on this planet!!!!

 

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