ROCK FESTIVALS – MMFM’89
So, what is hard rock promoting now, what ideas does it advocate? Before talking about the texts of some groups, I must say a few words about rock festivals held under the motto “No to alcohol, war, drug addiction, etc. …” I think everyone knows the Woodstock festival, about which no need to speak. But about one of the most unprecedented cases, about the festival, held in Moscow in 1989, it’s worth talking about.
It probably already became clear what I want to write about the Moscow World Music Festival, which was attended by such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Skid Row, Motley Crew, Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Scorpions, and which music critics of the whole world called nothing more than Woodstock on the Moscow River. Continue reading
Folk Metal – metallers used elements of folk music in the 70s. Irish folk tunes were featured in the songs Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy. The latter generally recorded a cover version of the old folk song ‘Whiskey In The Jar “, which was recently rewritten (already as a Thin Lizzy cover) by the most pop metal band of the Universe Popsallica. But these were only small intersperses of folk music, real folk metal formed only With the advent of the thrash band Skyclad in 1990. This group used folk melodies, poems and instruments in their rather heavy songs, putting all of Europe on their ears, followed by many different variations of Folk Metal, for example Viking Metal, Folk-Black, Folk- Doom, Folk-Gothic and even Folk-Death and Folk-Industrial! Folk is now at the top of its popularity. Recommended bands: Skyclad, Otyg, Finntroll, Vintersorg, Cruachan, Suidakra, Storm, Subway To Sally, In Extremo, Gods Tower Continue reading