A type of hard rock rich in stylistic conventions including extreme loudness, powerful lead and rhythm guitars, extended solos including those on bass and drums, exaggerated sexuality in lyrics and performance poses, and a predilection toward tatoos, long hair, and leather attire. Name supposedly comes from the line "heavy metal thunder" in "Born to Be Wild," a 1970s hit for the band Steppenwolf. Leading exponents include Metallica, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Alice Cooper, and Kiss.
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The BNR Metal Pages
Extensive database of information and opinions on metal bands, ranging from the 1970s to the 1990s.
About Heavy Metal
MP3s, concert schedules, band links, and live radio from About.com.
Albums of Purgatory
Features reviews and interviews in all types of metal.
Lyrics, graphics, MP3s, and reviews.
Bella Online: Heavy Metal
Biographies, discographies, news, features, links and message board.
Bootleg Trading Post
Features news updates, album reviews, latest releases, tours, and merchandising information on popular metal bands.
Interviews, reviews, MP3 downloads, news, free email, message board and chat. Covers North America.
Extensive database of information about bands such as discography, lyrics, and album reviews submitted by users.
News, biographies, MP3s, videos, lyrics, tablatures, buddy icons, message boards, and merchandise.
Includes original photos from live performances, news, vintage flyers, wallpaper, album reviews and audio samples.
Streaming music video site.
Kickin It in Kent
Dedicated to metal bands in Kent, Ohio, featuring news, profiles, and MP3s.
Mega Hard Rock Site
Features various information on selected bands such as Slipknot, System of a Down, Limp Bizkit, and The Deftones.
Mega Metal Music
Descriptions of over 100 metal bands from the 1970s to the present. Includes biographies, discographies, pictures and album covers. Also features For Sale/Wanted lists, and metal trivia.
The Metal Guide
Extensive database of Australian metal bands including contact details and links to official sites.
Metal Injection TV
Weekly streaming TV show, wallpapers, news and links.
Streaming music videos from all sub-genres.
Metalheads Against Racism
Promotes tolerance within the metal community, and includes a list of sites supporting their ideas.
Adrian's favourite heavy metal bands. Photographs and information on Stratovarius, Rhapsody, Edguy, Hammerfall and Iron Savior.
Slay The Masses - Metal Horde
Covering all genres of extreme/avantgarde/alternative metal such as black, death, grindcore, doom, goth and industrial. Featuring reviews, news, interviews, lyrics and forum.
Featuring Pantera, KoRn, Marilyn Manson, Far, Deftones, Soulfly, Pulkas, Pro-Pain, and Vision of Disorder.
Wolvie's Metal News
News, CD and DVD reviews, interviews, and a special section on Ozzfest.
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