Heavy metal music

Heavy metal music, Genre of rock music.

Heavy metal (or simply metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, heavy metal bands developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and loudness. The lyrics and performances are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.In 1968, three of the genre's most famous pioneers, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple, were founded. Though they came to attract wide audiences, they were often derided by critics. Several American bands modified heavy metal into more accessible forms during the 1970s: the raw, sleazy sound and shock rock of Alice Cooper and Kiss; the blues-rooted rock of Aerosmith; and the flashy guitar leads and wild party rock of Van Halen.

2021 in heavy metal music
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Heavy Metal (film)
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Heavy metal genres
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Heavy metal genres ... A number of heavy metal genres have developed since the emergence of heavy metal (often shortened to metal) during the late 1960s and early 1970s. At times...

Extreme metal
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Extreme metal ... Extreme metal is a loosely defined umbrella term for a number of related heavy metal music subgenres that have developed since the early 1980s. It has...

Heavy Metal Music (album)
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Heavy Metal Music (album) ... Heavy Metal Music is the only studio album by American heavy metal band Newsted. It was released on August 6, 2013, and is the first Newsted release to...

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2022 in heavy metal music ... documenting the events of heavy metal in the year 2022. After two postponements, in 2020 and 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, heavy metal-related festivals...

New wave of British heavy metal
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New wave of British heavy metal ... term in a May 1979 issue of the British music newspaper Sounds to describe the emergence of new heavy metal bands in the mid to late 1970s, during the...

1981 in heavy metal music
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