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This is a list of bands that pertain to the heavy metal genre of music.

Original movement: 1967-1979Edit

In the late 1960s a number of bands began pushing the limits of blues-rock into a new genre which would be called heavy metal.[1][2] By the early eighties the heavy metal genre began a slow division into various sub-genre categories to better describe the stylistic differences that were growing out of the original heavy metal movement. And by the end of the 1970s many of the earliest heavy metal bands had long since disbanded. Some of the bands included in the original movement were:

By subgenreEdit

See also, Heavy metal subgenres

Since the 1970s, many subgenres and movements have emerged, playing their own interpretation of "heavy metal", these can vary greatly. Below in alphabetical order, are links to the many heavy metal subgenre lists on Wikipedia, with three notable examples of bands from each genre under them.

Examples; Faith No More, System of a Down and Primus
Examples; Bathory, Burzum and Mayhem
Examples; Stryper, Saviour Machine and Whitecross
Examples; Death, Entombed and Morbid Angel
Examples; Candlemass, Saint Vitus and Cathedral
Examples; Trail of Tears, Lacuna Coil and Sirenia
Examples; Skyclad, Finntroll and Korpiklaani
Examples; Nine Inch Nails, Rammstein and Ministry
Examples; Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage and Caliban
Examples; KoRn, Deftones and Limp Bizkit
Examples; Iron Maiden, Saxon and Def Leppard
Examples; Helloween, Blind Guardian and Sonata Arctica
Examples; Dream Theater, Fates Warning and Queensrÿche
Examples; Motörhead, Venom and Cacophony
Examples; Nightwish, Emperor and Rhapsody of Fire
Examples; Slayer, Metallica and Anthrax
Examples; Bathory, Amon Amarth and Enslaved

ReferencesEdit

  1. Weinstein, Deena. Heavy Metal: The Music and its Culture. DaCapo, 2000. ISBN 0-306-80970-2, pg. 14.
  2. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 1. ISBN 0749083514. 
  3. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 2, 39-48, 52-57. ISBN 0749083514. 
  4. Walser, Robert. Running with The Devil. Wesleyan University Press, pgs. 8, 13. ISBN 0819562602. 
  5. AMG review of Jeff Beck's Truth album. Retrieved on 2007-04-07.
  6. Weinstein, Deena. Heavy Metal: The Music and its Culture. DaCapo, 2000. ISBN 0-306-80970-2, pg. 16.
  7. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 2, 16, 18, 19, 39, 56-69, 93, 304, 333. ISBN 0749083514. 
  8. Walser, Robert. Running with The Devil. Wesleyan University Press, pgs. 11, 16, 78. ISBN 0819562602. 
  9. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 10-12. ISBN 0749083514. 
  10. Weinstein, Deena. Heavy Metal: The Music and its Culture. DaCapo, 2000. ISBN 0-306-80970-2, pg. 2.
  11. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 2. ISBN 0749083514. 
  12. Walser, Robert. Running with The Devil. Wesleyan University Press, pgs. 2. ISBN 0819562602. 
  13. Walser, Robert. Running with The Devil. Wesleyan University Press, pgs. 2,10,11,16. ISBN 0819562602. 
  14. BBC.co.uk
  15. AMG bio of Lucifer's Friend. Retrieved on 2007-10-15.
  16. Ingham, Chris. The Book of Metal. Thunder's Mouth Press, pg. 204. ISBN 978-1560254195. 
  17. Nicholson, Kris (1976-04-08), "[[A Night at the Opera]] (Script error)", Rolling Stone 
  18. allmusic ((( Queen > Overview )))
  19. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 1, 50-57, 77. ISBN 0749083514. 
  20. Christe, Ian. Sound of the Beast. Allison & Busby, pg. 13. ISBN 0749083514. 

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