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7/13/2017 8:25 am  #101


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Inspiring my continued effort on the layout of Second Edition AS&SH:



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8/19/2017 7:10 am  #102


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Haven't heard from these guys in a minute...







Never followed SAMAEL much back in the day. But I'm really digging this material. I've pre-ordered my copy from Napalm Records. \m/ 


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But for some of us, that's a false idol. We harken to a different song." - Frank Mentzer, 2017
 

8/19/2017 7:16 am  #103


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Ghul wrote:

Inspiring my continued effort on the layout of Second Edition AS&SH:


Pretty good band. I think i had No Place for Disgrace.

 

9/04/2017 7:28 pm  #104


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

My friends in ARGUS (Pittsburgh, PA) will be releasing their fourth full-length in just a few days. Please take a moment to check it out here for free streaming and then -if you like what you hear- consider visiting their Bandcamp page to order 'From Fields of Fire'. My pre-ordered copy is being shipped to me as I write this. \m/

P.S.: I'm confident you're going to like what you hear. http://cdn.boardhost.com/emoticons/grin.png


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But for some of us, that's a false idol. We harken to a different song." - Frank Mentzer, 2017
 

9/06/2017 6:54 am  #105


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Not sure what the feeling on Prog-metal is here but I just saw Haken in DC this past Sunday night (9/3). I've become a bit of a fan-boi for this band. Imagine Yes but considerably heavier, with influences from Dream Theater, Rush and other prog-rock bands.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJUDk6a4GsI&t=512s

 

12/16/2017 1:42 pm  #106


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Count me among those blasphemers who prefers Dio Sabbath over Ozzy Sabbath. This reunion concert in 2007 was amazing. It's when they were forced to use the band name Heaven and Hell; also, they only played Dio-era songs, which was fantastic, IMO:


 


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12/18/2017 6:51 am  #107


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Ghul wrote:

Count me among those blasphemers who prefers Dio Sabbath over Ozzy Sabbath... 

I, too, am a card-carrying member of the Dio/Sabbath cult. The first song I ever remember hearing (really listening to) of Sabbath's was Mob Rules on the HEAVY METAL Motion Picture Soundtrack. So as far as I was concerned, that was the Sabbath sound. This was around the time I was getting into heavy metal (82/83 time frame), so as I was learning about performers and bands, I had two Ozzy Osbourne solo albums before learning that he was the original lead singer of Sabbath. So when I went back and listened to more of the earlier Sabbath... "pass". hah hah hah. 

So besides Dio's time in Sabbath, the only albums I have ever owned by the band also included the Tony Martin era. That was close enough to Dio for me. \m/
 


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But for some of us, that's a false idol. We harken to a different song." - Frank Mentzer, 2017
 

12/20/2017 10:54 pm  #108


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

MANOWAR




I love power metal. I love music that is all about swords, sorcery, and sticking swords in sorcerers.

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12/20/2017 10:59 pm  #109


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

A module idea.


You're welcome.


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1/23/2018 12:39 pm  #110


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

More Prog-metal goodness: Sons of Apollo
Vocals: Jeff Scott Soto (previously with Yngwei Malmsteen's Rising Force, among others)
Guitar: Ron Thal (GnR for a while)
Bass: Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth Band, Mr. Big, Steve Vai)
Keyboards: Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater)
Drums: Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, etc)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tG7hYazcfOw&list=RDtG7hYazcfOw

 

1/23/2018 1:21 pm  #111


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Jimm -- That was pretty darn amusing.
Druvas -- I dig it. Didn't know Billy Sheehan did DT-style progressive music, but he sounds great! Great to see Jeff Scott Soto, too, because I thought he was great with Malmsteen. 


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1/23/2018 1:50 pm  #112


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Ghul wrote:

Jimm -- That was pretty darn amusing.
Druvas -- I dig it. Didn't know Billy Sheehan did DT-style progressive music, but he sounds great! Great to see Jeff Scott Soto, too, because I thought he was great with Malmsteen. 

I didn't either until he teamed up with Mike Portnoy in another band called The Winery Dogs. They're not as hard as Sons of Apollo but still quite Proggy and good. And I agree about Soto, he's got a good hard rock/ metal voice. Anywho, here's a Winery Dogs sample:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnMBix9Zq5o&list=PLLPIalfi3B1I_wPpTBbHr-WTZBfk36hGS

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1/29/2018 6:34 pm  #113


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2/10/2018 9:47 am  #114


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Stream/download the year's most triumphant true heavy metal record now! But don't just take my word for it...

"Conqueror’s Oath features eight slabs of pure heavy metal joy" - Metal Hammer Magazine

"I rarely have goosebumps these days when listening to music, but this album flooded me with those; so believe me, brother, when I say: this album is the definition of what Metal stands for, means and is." - MetalWani.com

http://smarturl.it/visigoth-oath

Also, a great article here on the new wave of traditional [American] heavy metal. \m/

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"We're always creating rules in the tacit pursuit of verisimilitude. This is a valid and noble pursuit.
But for some of us, that's a false idol. We harken to a different song." - Frank Mentzer, 2017
 

2/10/2018 11:00 am  #115


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

blackmote wrote:

Stream/download the year's most triumphant true heavy metal record now! But don't just take my word for it...

"Conqueror’s Oath features eight slabs of pure heavy metal joy" - Metal Hammer Magazine

"I rarely have goosebumps these days when listening to music, but this album flooded me with those; so believe me, brother, when I say: this album is the definition of what Metal stands for, means and is." - MetalWani.com

http://smarturl.it/visigoth-oath

Also, a great article here on the new wave of traditional [American] heavy metal. \m/

Holy smokes, this is an epic band. Love it. Thank you for sharing! I'm buying it.


 


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2/13/2018 7:27 am  #116


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Jimm.Iblis wrote:

MANOWAR




I love power metal. I love music that is all about swords, sorcery, and sticking swords in sorcerers.

A second for Man O' War, Especially the Kings of Metal album...
 


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2/15/2018 12:43 am  #117


Re: Inspiring Metal Music

Omen's album Battle Cry is the most medieval album I've ever heard.
Battle Cry- 
https://youtu.be/CwI7YGjSTF8

Be my Wench-
https://youtu.be/BhAoSY5toRg

Beyond that album, early Slayer, Kreator, and Celtic Frost are some go to inspirational listening for me.


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