How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 3)
“What are Western rock bands singing about?” Not a lot has already been written about the texts of songs of the “hard rock” style in my work, and we could…

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A LITTLE ABOUT NIGHTWISH
Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was…

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15 BEST HEAVY METAL GROUPS OF ALL TIMES AND PEOPLES (part 1)
Metal rockers are great guys! They give fans of heavy music the opportunity to shout and shake their heads - in short, to feel like teenagers at any age. And…

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MOTIVATION FOR THE GUITARIST: JAMES HETFIELD

was very afraid of quite a lot: I was afraid of the world, I was afraid to speak, and I was a very, very modest guy, and music was the way to speak, that’s all. I could just keep a journal, compose poetry, write everything I could think of, and then sit down, play a couple of chords, put everything together and get myself. It’s me! So I tell the world about myself when I can not say in words. So the music was a voice that I didn’t have.

At my school there was one guy from a jazz band who was selling his guitar. He seems to have had a Gibson SG ’69 with a tremolo and he wanted to sell it. He asked me: “Do you want?”, And I told him: “Yes, how much will you take?”, To which he replied: “200 bucks!”. I begged my mother, did everything I could and finally, she gave the go-ahead and bought me my first real guitar. Continue reading

Overview of Heavy Music Styles (part 2)

Progressive Metal is the most intelligent metal genre, a direct descendant of Art Rock. “Progressors” went even further in terms of “inaudibility”, which entailed the commercial failure of the style. Still, not everyone can adequately perceive 20-30-minute songs with a complex rhythmic pattern, constant tempo changes, deep conceptual verses, crazy vocal passages and long guitar and keyboard solos! The first group that tried to combine all this with heavy riffs was the Rush Canadians, but their music is more suitable for the definition of “heavy art rock” than Progressive Metal. The real “progressive” appeared in the early 80s through the efforts of such bands as Mercyful Fate, Fates Warning and Watchtower (this group along with Mekong Delta played techno-thrash, even more technical and sophisticated music). Continue reading

25 interesting facts about the life of Viktor Tsoi
Viktor Robertovich Tsoi (June 21, 1962, Leningrad - August 15, 1990, near the village of Kesterciems, Latvian SSR) - Soviet rock musician, songwriter and artist. The founder and leader of…

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How, why did a new style of music come about, how did it all begin? (part 1)
It all started with the fact that in 1920 the Soviet engineer L. Tremen invented a new musical instrument theremin. It was arranged as follows: the pitch changed by approaching…

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HISTORICAL FACTS ABOUT THE 69 EYES GROUP
Time - early 90s, scene - Helsinki, Finland. Hanging out with friends in the bars, Bazi, who was playing the drum kit at the time in the beginner group, met…

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FAN “METALLICA” MOST PASSIONAL!
According to British experts, a person’s musical preferences may indicate his predisposition to sex. After conducting a survey among the listeners of one of the radio stations, the experts of…

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