Metallica has a IMAX 3D movie coming out in September 27, 2014. Even though I was severly dissapointed with their previous movie release “Some Kind of Monster”, I will see this movie. In my youth I was a huge Metallica fan and I will always willing to check out anything they do. However, I am NOT confident it will be good because Metallica hasn’t released anything that I have enjoyed since The Black Album in 1991
Metallica’s upcoming 3-D IMAX concert movie Metallica Through the Never is said to be a NON-typical movie. It has a story while a Metallica concert takes place. The movie jumps back an forth from concert footage to a scripted story. The story plot is about a roadie, played by Dane DeHaan (Chronicle), who is sent on a mysterious mission. Even producer Charlotte Huggins has a hard time categorizing the film: “It’s a dramatic movie in which a concert takes place”.
Metallica – Through The Never 3D Official Trailer:
The New College of Rottingham in the U.K. is teaching heavy metal. They are offering a two-year course on the subject. Sounds good to me! This looks like an awesomely fun college course to take. This course does teach some applicable and useful things, if music is your passion. This course isn’t just about listening to heavy metal. Some critics are saying this course is a complete waste of time but this is because these biased assholes hate heavy metal and anything to do with it is a waste of time.
I see learning things like song writing, Music theory, promotion and marketing as useful in real life. To you critics, all I can say is your opinion means nothing to anyone with half a brain. Sometimes it is tough to get engaged when learning new things. People love heavy metal and for this college to use it has a way for kids to learn useful things is a great example of forward thinking. Kids need inspiration and my hat goes off to this college. Now we need to bring this type of thinking to the United States!!
If you don’t believe this course is real Click Here
This heavy metal course consists of the following:
Focus on heavy metal music performance
Work in bands
Work on your on-stage performance
Develop your music theory & write scores
Gain session musician skills, such as improvision
Develop employability skills
Create promotional materials
Market yourself, your gigs, your recordings etc.
Learn about the context of heavy metal music & the music industry
We agree that that schools should not block music nor should places of employment. Music can free our minds of stress and clutter. Music helps us perform better whether it’s at school or at work. Yes, there is a time when you should be concentrating on your work but unblocked music is something we all desire.
If you discover any unblocked music sites, please contact me here:
Eric(at)HeavyMetalBlog(dot)org – I don’t use the @ symbol because there are spam bots that search the web for random email address’ and sell/give these email address’ to malicious spammers.
Anyhoo, like I said, please email me with any good unblocked music sites you find or already know of. Help us share the music, Thanks
Below are two videos of Metallica playing live, one from 1985 and the other is from 2009. I want you to compare James Hetfield’s vocals back in 1985 and compare it to the current James Hetfield. You current Metallica fans might say, “Of course he doesn’t sing the same, he is much older now. 1985 was decades ago.” All I can say to you is GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR ASS!!
James Hetfield’s singing style changed back in the 1990′s when ‘Load’ was released. James took singing lessons to become a “singer” instead of that kick-ass, heavy metal vocal artist he was in 1985. His crappy singing style of today has NOTHING to do with age. It has all to do with Metallica’s big plan to sell-out. Plus, you can’t say he had a bad night because this how he sings!!
Judas Priest released their sixth album, British Steel, on April 14 1980. It was this album that brought Judas Priest the highest level of commercial success at the time. From this point on Judas priest were able to sell out stadiums on the world tour. Heavy Metal wouldn’t be where it is today without Judas Priest.
Go to Wikipedia to see more details about this album such as Track Listing, tec…
This classic heavy metal video is from a BBC TV show in 1980. It sounds to me like Judas Priest is lip-synching the studio version of “Living After Midnight” that we all know and love today. Plus, it’s weird to see Rob Halford with hair.
This was Exodus’ first album. It debuted in 1985 and was instantly a hit with the heavy metal underground. Exodus wrote some pretty intense riffs and lyrics which were spiced up by the talented guitar solos of Gary Holt. Tom Hunting laid down some incredible drum tracks for this album which has inspired many heavy metal drummers since.
Go to Wikipedia for more details such as track listing, etc…
Exodus live in 1985 on the supporting tour for the album Bonded By Blood:
I learn the word ‘Coalesce’ from Slayer’s song “Altar of Sacrifice”. I’ve learned many new words from listening to Heavy Metal. Many of the best bands are intellectual bands like Slayer, Testament, etc…
Altar of Sacrifice Lyrics
Waiting the hour destined to die Here on the table of hell A figure in white unknown by man Approaching the altar of death High priest awaiting dagger in hand Spilling the pure virgin blood Satan’s slaughter, ceremonial death Answer his every command
Death will come easy just close your eyes – Dream of the friends you’ll see Heavenly failure losing again Move on to a new form of life
Altar of sacrifice, curse of the damned Confronting the evil you dread Coalesce into one your shadow and soul Soon you will meet the undead
Altar of sacrifice, curse of the damned Confronting the evil you dread Coalesce into one your shadow and soul Soon you will meet the undead]
Enter to the realm of Satan!
Blood turning black, the change has begun Feeling the hatred of all damned in hell Flesh starts to burn, twist and deform Eyes dripping blood realization of death Transforming of five toes to two Learn the sacred words of praise, hail Satan
A gift of powers disposed upon you Use them when you feel the need Master the forces and powers of satan Controlling the creature’s instinct Drawn to the castles that float in the sky Learn to resist the temptation Watching the angels sift through the heavens Endlessly search[ing] for salvation
This is a great quote by Dave Grohl. I have always felt this way and I am glad someone with his credibilty speaks up. Those T.V. shows like American Idol and The Voice are horrible. For those of you who don’t know the connection of Dave Grohl to Heavy Metal then I suggest you check out his band project called Probot.
Here is the Dave Grohl quote if the picture doesn’t load:
“When I think about kids watching a TV show like American Idol or The Voice, then they think, ‘Oh, OK, that’s how you become a musician, you stand in line for eight fucking hours with 800 people at a convention center and… then you sing your heart out for someone and then they tell you it’s not fuckin’ good enough.’ Can you imagine?”
“It’s destroying the next generation of musicians! …Musicians should go to a yard sale and buy and old fucking drum set and get in their garage and just suck. And get their friends to come in and they’ll suck, too. And then they’ll fucking start playing and they’ll have the best time they’ve ever had in their lives and then all of a sudden they’ll become Nirvana. Because that’s exactly what happened with Nirvana. Just a bunch of guys that had some shitty old instruments and they got together and started playing some noisy-ass shit, and they became the biggest band in the world. That can happen again! You don’t need a fucking computer or the internet or The Voice or American Idol.”
Monstrous thrash-metal guitar hero and founding member of Slayer Jeff Hanneman has died of liver failure … TMZ has confirmed. He was 49.
Reps for the legendary axeman said Hanneman was in a hospital near his SoCal home when his liver failed around 11 a.m.
The punk-influenced thrasher was a major part of Slayer’s songwriting … contributing lyrics and music on each of their albums … including songs “Raining Blood,” “War Ensemble” and “Seasons in the Abyss.”
Hanneman and fellow Slayer guitarist Kerry King formed Slayer when both were auditioning for the same band in 1981 … and decided to start their own.
Hanneman is survived by wife Kathy, sister Kathy and his brothers Michael and Larry.
The PMRC (Parents Music Resource Center) was a committee formed by then Senator Al Gore’s wife Tipper Gore and 3 other women in 1985 and the stated goal was to give parents control over the music that children purchased. When the PMRC deemed any lyrics violent, sexual, or glorifying drug abuse a warning sticker was placed on the album that warned parents of “explicit lyrics”.
The PMRC usually targeted heavy metal and many heavy metal albums got the warning sticker. However, this warning sticker had reverse effects. Metal bands wanted that sticker put on their albums because it was a badge on honor. My personal experience as a metalhead was when I was a kid shopping for new albums I wanted to see that warning sticker. How good could the album be if it didn’t offend the PMRC?
The PMRC wanted most of these songs banned because the topic is sex and/or masturbation. What a joke!! The PMRC bitches must have been some up-tight, prudish wives ever. Look up the lyrics for Cyndi Lauper’s “She Bop” and you will agree that they are pretty tame lyrics about masturbation. The lyrics are vague at best.