Heavy Metal, the intense, deafening sounds of distorted guitars, jam-packed fans, and the uber-cool music, and the most commercially successful rock music genre, If you are a Heavy Metal lover, you must know many bands got into heavy metal so here is a list of top 3 bands and all you wanted to know about them.
They started their journey in 1981, arguably the richest band with a net worth of 1.5 billion dollars, this band has sold over 125 million records, the only band that holds a Guinness world record of having toured all continents. Their popularity is not limited to metal lovers, they go beyond it. When it is about rock music in general no discussion misses the name Metallica stretches far past metalheads, making them a staple of any discussion about rock music.
Known for the perfect blend of heavy metal and prodigy rock, this band started off in 1985 with the name “majesty”, the band members are college drop-outs who focused their life to their band which eventually became “Dream Theater”. This band has sold over 12 million records across the world. An interesting fact about them – they sang songs of Iron Maiden in their college days.
The contribution of this band to heavy metal is beyond imagination they pioneered what is today known as heavy metal. They soared like eagles from 1970 to 1979, though their other albums were also hit, none touched the heights the first four albums did.
Did you know one of the band members Tony lost two of his fingertips in an accident at a metal sheet factory? He uses plastic fingertips to play guitar. Tony was given a deal by the band to erase his trails from the band.
So why is Black Sabbath considered to be one of the greatest bands, given their multiple bad member changes over time? The answer is music, they have given the loudest and the hardest of heavy metal to the world. Without them, none of the heavy metal lovers would have been born.
Supposedly one of the “youngest” heavy metal band, they have made their mark with live shows. Their new music is a hit in the market and appeals to the younger generation, in the music industry for over three decades now, this band is not afraid to take risks. Fans have been so crazy that the call the music they play as “Iron Maiden-ness”, this band has not only outdone themselves every time but has upped the standards of heavy metal music. They are assumed to be one of the greatest metal band of all times.
So what is the secret to their success? Well, the answer is simple, their love for heavy metal, their dedication, and their quirkiness. Yes you heard that right, they are a kind of show-offs, their spectacular shows are larger than life, the stages are oversized, the sound systems used are deafening, and not to forget their mascot – Eddie.
These three are at the top of the list of heavy metal music. Still alive and kicking, with time going by their music is aging like a fine wine, winning millions of hearts across the world. There was a time when this kind of music was limited and also considers outrageous but with time especially in the 21st century this is the “in thing”.
Dan is a musician who plays at local bars and perform small concerts with his band. He also writes and produces their own music. He also gives lessons on playing guitar and piano.