Heavy metal is a genre that has been going strong for nearly five decades, has seen numerous evolutions and continues to inspire generation after generation. But where did it come from? Let's take a look at the history behind the music, and how the genre of heavy metal first started out. The Blues Before the Metal There are a few theories on how heavy metal started. … [Read more...] about The Birth of Heavy Metal
The first Guitar Hero became a smash hit in the video games industry. It gave every human being the ability to do something that previously required selling your soul - the ability to play guitar like a badass without having to practice. First released in 2005 with the revolutionary guitar controller, there have been 7 major releases across several platforms, spanning a … [Read more...] about What Are The Best Songs On Guitar Hero World Tour?
From known to the less known, these four guitar players have been foundational to bringing neoclassical guitar playing to the (almost) mainstream. More than just shred, neoclassical players were strongly influenced by baroque composers such as Bach, Vivaldi and Paganini; bringing a wider variety of scales (notably the harmonic and melodic minor scales. their modes and other … [Read more...] about 5 Awesome Neoclassical Guitar Players
France is famous for its wines, beautiful countryside, and maybe even one of Europes Best Heavy Metal Festivals - Hellfest. But over the years, France has also had some great metal bands rise up. Here are the 3 of the best French Heavy Metal bands for you to enjoy checking out: Trust A personal favourite of the metal queen Doro Pesch, Trust are an old school heavy metal … [Read more...] about 3 Awesome French Heavy Metal Bands
2017 is slowly drawing to a close. Halloween has passed and shops are gearing up for Christmas - which seems a bit extreme as its only November, but whatever. This year was a tragic year for heavy metal, with a number of great musicians passing away. But, there were also some kickass releases. So I thought it would be cool to look back at some of the top 9 heavy metal records … [Read more...] about Top 9 Heavy Metal Records from 2017