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A Glimpse Of Metal Music In This Planet
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A Glimpse Of Metal Music In This Planet

It is so interesting to discuss heavy metal genre of music as this has some popular bands sold many copies of album. Metal is often another name for heavy metal. And this genre developed fast in the 1960s, late of the year. Some traits of heavy metal can be identified such as song structure, playing style of the guitar and vocal style. Some popular bands of this genre are Metallica, Megadeth, Halloween and Dream Theatre. Speed and also specific vocal are what make this genre different from the others.

Metal genre of music then comes in many forms. One of them is alterative metal. This kind of heavy metal emerged in the mid of 1980s and soon reached its popularity in early 1990s. Life of Agony is one among many alternative metals popular at that time. Compared to origin metal, alternative metal has some differences such as unique guitar riffs and heavily down-tuned playing. Los Angeles is a place where many alternative metal groups come from. Some of the groups are Faith no More, Alice in Chains and Life of Agony.

Nu Metal is another of metal genre of music. Korn is one among some groups characterized by this genre. Mostly Nu Metal brings specific level of metal music by playing unique riffs and syncopated style. Melody of guitar playing is not like in the origin of metal music. Just see how produce their song, guitar playing is totally different with what belongs to Metallica. To increase heaviness, guitar and bass playing is often down tuned so, you can hear something heavy in the playing.

Until now, metal music is still popular but some are changing to adjust what modern people want. Linkin Park, for example, makes music in hip metal that tends to lessen guitar playing of the melody. Some effects are then applied to the metal music in this modern era. Certainly the need of change comes from some aspects like the advancement of tech enabling musician to do experiment so that they can enrich what to hear in metal songs. Music is about personal taste without any doubt. You can choose to like pop, rock, classic and other options but the most important is what you hear can bring enjoyment so that music can make you happier. Metal genre of music also comes to deliver certain messages like love, social critic and other aspects of human life.

Crazy Things about Slipknot You Surely Have Missed
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Crazy Things about Slipknot You Surely Have Missed

Almost all of the people around the world know who Slipknot is. Even though they might have never heard any of the songs, at least they have known that Slipknot exists. It is because of the crazy things that many of the members do while they are becoming the part of the band. As an addition to that, their special masks are becoming one icon that many people will never forget from the band itself. As a matter of fact, there are some people who think that the band is very scary because of the mask that they are wearing. If you are also one of those people with the same thoughts, then you need to know these things below. There are still a lot of other crazy things related with this band that you surely have missed. Here are some of them.

The first one is the fact that all of the band members turned into something different when they are wearing their masks. Some people will think of this as something crazy, but many of the members have the same thoughts. They will feel as if they turned into something different from them who do not wear the mask. That is why you can say that no people have seen their real face because they will never show it to the world. Even if you might have seen it, you would not notice because their attitude is different from the time when they wear the mask. The second thing is the fact that each of the members only have one mask that they wear over and over again. Wearing the same clothing might not be a problem for some people. However, can you imagine if you have worn the mask for more than ten years without washing it? That is one thing that happened with the masks of the members. They never wash it and they only have one mask. Clown said that he washed the mask after 14 years during the Slipknot performance in Europe. He sank his whole face with the mask and the water turned brown in an instant.

The third one is the abuse on the first album that they have. The abuse was done by the producer. The thing that made it quite crazy is the fact that all of the members did not complain at all about the abuse that the producer did to all of them. That is because said that the abuse was done to give the spiritual emotion to the members who want to record their first album. As you can see, the first album of Slipknot was a great success. The last one is the fact that all of the members were rubbed with the poop of Clown on the early years of the Slipknot band. This is something crazy, but Clown did that. He kept his poop inside a bottle jar and right before the performance, he would rub the poop to the band members. This kind of ritual was done for at least five years since the band was started.

Iron Maiden, A Legend of Heavy Metal From UK
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Iron Maiden, A Legend of Heavy Metal From UK

Iron Maiden constitues a heavy metal bang from England. This group was built in 1975 exactly in London. Steve Haris, bassist of the group, initiated to make Iron Maiden. This band changed some of its personnel due to some reasons. In the begining of this band, Steve Harris is the bassist, Paul is the vocalist, Terry Rance is the guitarist and Ron Matthews is the drummer.Only Steve that still exist untill now. Those who first become pioneer of the band have quitted and some musicians came in. The new members are Dave Muray as guitarist, Brucec Dickinson as vocalist, Janick Gers as guitarist and Mcbrain as drummer.

Once upon a time, New Wave of British Heavy Metal was popular. It was an era where many heavy metal bands from great Britain influenced the world see what heavy metal is. Many bands from arround the word were inspired by The New Wave which Iron Maiden belongs to. In 1980, Iron Maiden rileased an album which was exclusively made for Great Britain music industry. Even in the USA, this album cannot be found. The album itself was entitled just the same with name of the band.

In 1881, the second album was made entitled killers. This album marketed not only in England but also USA. The Number of The Beast is the third album of Iron Maiden. In UK, this album coukd reach number one on the popular music chart. But unfortunately, this ranked 33 only in the US music industry. Peace of mindwas then released and not like the previous album, this only stayed on the third position on the music chart. Until now, Iron Maiden still becomes idol for heavy metal lovers. As the proof, this band still holds worldwide tour that surely catch attention from heavy metal music lovers.

Compared to Metallica, Iron Maiden is less popular but they have their own way to create hits. Iron Maiden, for sure, has fanatic fans base that some of them are eager to do something unlogic just to see the idol. Iron Maiden is also unique. They play music that is mostly about social critic. Some tours that are about to hold in a couple of days to come are as follows.

  • Juli 2018, USA tour held in BT&T center. In this place, more than 20.000 visitor try to access https://multibetzone.com fit to optimal quantity of the venue.
  • August 2019, Montreal Canada will be the venue of Iron Maiden tour. It is predicted capaty of the venue will not be able to accomodate heavy anthusiasts.

There are still many tours Iron Maiden will hold but mostly in some states of USA. This condition is understandable as Iron Maiden is so close with every single thing related to music development of the band. You do need to book online ticket anytime you want to see how amazing this band perfoms in the tour.

The Offspring, What Punk Genre Has To Offer
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The Offspring, What Punk Genre Has To Offer

Talking about punk, it is not only about Green Day and Blink, The Offspring is also many punk lovers are fond of. This music group is from Orange County, California. One of the best albums made by The Offspring is Smash which gains more than 8 million copy sale. Some hits from the albums are Come Out and Play, Self Esteem and Gotta Get Away. This group itself is established in 1984 and still exists till now. Members of The Offspring are Dexter Holland, Noodles, Greg K and Pete Parada.

Even though punk is the main genre for The Offspring, some genres like Ska, Grunge and Metal influence the way The Offspring make their music songs. At the first time, name of this band is Manic Subsidal. The band is popular enough in the past with garage concept. Under Manic Subsidal, this band released compilation album with some popular Hits like Hopeless, We Got Power II. The entitle of the compilation is Party Animal. In 1987, the band changed the name with The Offspring. Soon after that, The Offspring launched a single I’ll be waiting under Black Label. On that time, it is very difficult to get a label that can help the band to produce album. Black Label is an utopia as this band found it so hard to produce album.

Similarly to other punk music group, The Offspring regularly holds a tour. It is not only done in America but also worldwide area. In Dec 2018, for example, this band will be at worldwide tour in Adelaide Australia. Aside from Adelaide, Melbourne also becomes target of this band tour. So, if you are fans of the Offspring, it will be a good decision to check ticket sold online.

The Offspring, What Punk Genre Has To Offer

Certainly, The Offspring without a doubt will give something special in their concert. Not only do they come with good setting for the concerts but also come with good sound system. So, punk lovers can dance in punk style to express happiness. Every single personnel of this band performs with punk-style outfit, so it will be very interesting to see what they will perform in the worldwide concerts. If you claim yourself to be one of the punk lovers, just try to have a time with The Offspring tours. Remember to keep every single lyric of The Offspring song in mind so that you can sing along during the concerts.

The Dream Theater concert will be opened by God Bless and Power Metal
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The Dream Theater concert will be opened by God Bless and Power Metal

The CEO of Rajawali Indonesia Communication, Anas Syahrul Alami said, in addition to Dream Theater, his party collaborated with four Indonesian rock bands in the Jogja Rocket event: International Rock Music Festival on September 29, 2017. “In addition to Dream Theater, the rock band that has been confirmed is God Bless, Rocket Aviation Group (KPR), Power Metal, and local Jogja band, Death Vomit,” Anas said in a press statement in Yogyakarta. This concert will take place at the Kridosono Stadium in Yogyakarta. The reason, according to Anas, is that Kridosono is a historic place for organizing music concerts in Yogyakarta. Previously, the promoter planned to hold a concert in Prambanan, but many procedures had to be taken because Prambanan was a heritage area, even though the preparation time was only two months. So it was decided that Kridosono was the right place to hold a concert. “Many people ask why in Kridosono and whether it is feasible for international concerts, but take it easy later that the Jogja Rockarta Project Director, Mas Bakkar, will make Kridosono worthy of international concerts and will make the stage an instable,” said Anas.
Anas said, the plan, the committee would make two stages, one stage was reserved specifically for Dream Theater. The committee also targets 15 thousand participants, and has provided parking bags around Kridosono. According to Anas, James LaBrie and friends will entertain the audience for approximately 3 hours. “We will open gate at 2 o’clock, starting at 3 o’clock, then we will perform KPR, Death Vommit and Power Metal. God Bless will appear after sunset. Then at 8 o’clock preparations for Dream Theater, approximately one hour of preparation, 9 o’clock on stage, performing for almost 3 hours, “said Anas. Anas said, this concert was also a world tour that Dream Theater was doing to celebrate its 25-year album. Indonesia is one of the countries in Asia that is the choice of Dream Theater to hold a tour in addition to Thailand and Singapore.
In addition to cooperating with Indonesian bands, the promoter also invited visual artists, one of whom was Heri Pemad Manajemen to enliven the rock party in Yogyakarta. Bakkar hopes that this concert can be an annual concert and will hold international bands every year. In a press statement, the name of the band ACDC and Slayer was sparked. Dream Theater is a progressive rock band from Boston, United States fronted by James LaBrie (vocals), John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), Jordan Rudess (keyboard) and Mike Mangini (drums). Presale tickets can be purchased tomorrow, Thursday (08/03/2017) at Legend Coffee, Jalan Abu Bakar Ali, Kotabaru, Yogyakarta starting at 10.00 WIB to 21.00 WIB. The committee provided 2000 presale tickets which were only sold for one day offline, with the Festival A price of IDR 750 thousand and Festival B IDR 350 thousand. Meanwhile, regular tickets will go on sale starting August 4 at a price of IDR 900,000 for Festival A and IDR 350,000 for Festival B through ticket box online at Tiketapasaja.com, blanja.com, goersapp.com, and Tiket.com.

and has provided parking bags around Kridosono. According to Anas, James LaBrie and friends will entertain the audience for approximately 3 hours. “We will open gate at 2 o’clock, starting at 3 o’clock, then we will perform KPR, Death Vommit and Power Metal. God Bless will appear after sunset. Then at 8 o’clock preparations for Dream Theater, approximately one hour of preparation, 9 o’clock on stage, performing for almost 3 hours, “said Anas. Anas said, this concert was also a world tour that Dream Theater was doing to celebrate its 25-year album. Indonesia is one of the countries in Asia that is the choice of Dream Theater to hold a tour in addition to Thailand and Singapore.
In addition to cooperating with Indonesian bands, the promoter also invited visual artists, one of whom was Heri Pemad Manajemen to enliven the rock party in Yogyakarta. Bakkar hopes that this concert can be an annual concert and will hold international bands every year. In a press statement, the name of the band ACDC and Slayer was sparked. Dream Theater is a progressive rock band from Boston, United States fronted by James LaBrie (vocals), John Petrucci (guitar), John Myung (bass), Jordan Rudess (keyboard) and Mike Mangini (drums). Presale tickets can be purchased tomorrow, Thursday (08/03/2017) at Legend Coffee, Jalan Abu Bakar Ali, Kotabaru, Yogyakarta starting at 10.00 WIB to 21.00 WIB. The committee provided 2000 presale tickets which were only sold for one day offline, with the Festival A price of IDR 750 thousand and Festival B IDR 350 thousand. Meanwhile, regular tickets will go on sale starting August 4 at a price of IDR 900,000 for Festival A and IDR 350,000 for Festival B through ticket box online at Tiketapasaja.com, blanja.com, goersapp.com, and Tiket.com.

Dario Dubois, ‘Clown’ Metal Music Lovers from the Green Field
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Dario Dubois, ‘Clown’ Metal Music Lovers from the Green Field

Some footballers have their own hobbies (as well as their characteristics) that are in contrast to the world they are in. Pat Nevin, a former Chelsea midfielder, is very interested in French cinema and the genre of post-punk music. Graeme Le Saux, former English left back (errata: previously written in France), is a devout Financial Times reader. Kasey Caller and Marcus Hahnemann — both former footballers from the United States — are big fans of Tool, a legendary art-rock band (who is also from the US) and often attend live to watch their concerts. There are still many other names with a variety of hobbies that are also eccentric. But this one footballer deserves to be placed at the top level for an eccentric hobby. He is Dario Dubois, an Argentine footballer.


The name of the man who was born in 1970 is certainly not as popular as, say, Kun Aguero, moreover Lionel Messi, the duo of the Argentine megastar over the past decade. His career was only stuck in a number of local clubs that tackled the Primera C and D divisions. Starting from Yupanqui, Lugano, Ferro Carril Midland, Deportivo Laferrere, Deportivo Riestra, Cañuelas, Deportivo Paraguayo to Victoriano Arenas. Dubois is known to people indeed not because of charming individual skills or legendary goals. Furthermore, he is remembered for his difficult position to be contested. And he shows it all in the most concrete way possible. Starting from like to paint his face before competing, too often close sponsors in uniforms with masking tape as a form of criticism. Regarding the ritual of painting the face he used to do, Dubois had leaked his “motivation”. “Painting your own face gives me pleasure, then goes to war to kill your opponent.”


He also had his intention to try out a career in Portugal after knowing Mario Jardel and Ljubinko Drulovic, two FC Porto players at the time, also painted their faces in the last league match against Estrela Amadora and did not get a card. Apart from that, the character of painting the face made by Dubois is actually not just present. He was inspired by the stage act of rock and metal bands that he enjoyed. Dubois is a big fan of KISS and Alice Cooper. That’s why the graffiti pattern on his face also resembles Paul Stanley et al: white paint on the entire face with black mascara on the eyes and lips. Dubois is indeed quite a totality in music.

Even this is the real “world” for Dubois. “I don’t like playing football. I do it because there is a competitive atmosphere and I can also spend time on training. I don’t eat red meat, don’t smoke, drink liquor, especially drugs. After all, the money generated (as a footballer) is also quite helpful. Economic conditions are falling apart. Even though I don’t like football, I’m a Midland supporter, “Dubois said as quoted by one of the Argentine website, En Una Baldosa.

Outside of his career as a football player, Dubois had time to play in three bands at once. The first band was called Tributo Rock which also consisted of fellow Argentine soccer players such as: Carlos Garcia as a guitarist (Deportivo Paraguay), Perico Falco on drums (Midland), Eduardo Paredes as vocalist (Deportivo Paraguay), Maxi harmonica player, then Dubois himself played as a bass player.

Blink 182, A Pop Punk Music Group Popular Worldwide
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Blink 182, A Pop Punk Music Group Popular Worldwide

Blink 182 is a pop punk band coming from USA. It is as popular as Green Day and has launched some hits liked by punk lovers all over the world. Personnel of this band are Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker and Matt Skiba. Just like other groups, Blink 182 also changed some of its personnel. Scott Raynor and Tom DeLonge are ex-members of this punk group. It is firmly amazing talking about Blink 182 as this group managed to sell more than 41 million copy for some of the hits launched to music market.

In 1999, Blink 182 released an album entitled Enema of The State. Some hits from this album such as All The Small Things and What’s My Age Again gained popularity all over the world. Adam’s Song also belongs to this popular album of Blink. Many punk lovers are able to sing those three songs anytime Blink 182 holds a concert. In 2001, Blink 182 again launched an album called Take Off Your Pants and Jackets. The album was successful with achievement of reaching number 1 position on Music Chart in America, Canada and Germany.

A significant change was then made by this group by collaborating experimental aspect and pop punk that has become characteristic of Blink 182. This change is perceived to be a wise step to make something different. Tom DeLonge left Blink 182 in the beginning of 2005. This condition brought vacuum moment with no music activities for some moments. Then, Delonge created new group Angels and Airwaves and in the meantime, Barker and Hoppus formed Band called +44. In 2009, reunited Blink 182 emerged and an album entitled Neighbourhoods was released in 2011. And again in 2012, this band launched an album called Dogs Eating Dogs. In 2015, DeLonge decided to quit the group as he wanted to focus on other things outside of musical activities.

Matt Skiba then came to be successor of DeLonge until now. Blink is different with other punk groups like Green Day and The Offspring as this band has a vocalist with pop accent tending to be soft. Some of Hits made by Blink has something to do with love story that is made in comical nuance. Popularity is made by this group due to easy listening songs and this is the reason why millions of copy was gained. Today, Blink 182 is no longer active and the fact shows that no album is launched to the market.

Halloween For Heavy Metal Music Genre
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Halloween For Heavy Metal Music Genre

Heavy metal is a genre of music love by many people in this planet. Although it is not as popular as pop genre, many heavy metal groups cached attention of music lovers. Halloween is one of many heavy metal groups that still exist till now. Speed of audio from all music instruments played by the group become characteristic of this band. The origin of Halloween is from Detroit Michigan. And this group is built in 1983. Members of Halloween are Brian Thomas, Lisa urt, George Neal, Blake Banner and Ben Harmsen.

This group was firstly formed by Neal, Craig and Whyte. Those three musicians released an album called Don’t Metal With Evil. 1985 became year of the album release under The Motor City Label. Then second album of this group was released, Victims of The Nights. Unfortunately, Craig and Whyte left the group for certain reasons. In 1989, Halloween became an opening act for Crimson Glory tour. Transcendence tour was what the title for the concert. In that year, Halloween also prepared for their new album collaborating with Drenning from Crimson Glory.

In 1990, this group recorded a demo called Vicious Demos with 5 tracks inside. Rob Tylak became producer of this project accompanied by Stewart and Gray. The demo was then sold on the form of cassette in every single of Halloween show. In 2006, two albums were launched by this group. They are Horror Fire and E.Vil. Pieces and new studio album for this band was finally made in 2012.

Halloween may not become a legend just like Metallica but this band has fanatic fans not only in America but also from many countries outside of USA. Some songs like Mr Torture gained its popularity and many heavy metal lovers are capable of singing the song in the concert. Speed is what this band has to offer and compared to others, Halloween has specific characters that are not easy to forget. High note gain of the vocalist is also something special derived from this band. So, when you hear a song with speed and high note, you may directly remember that this is an Halloween song. Until now, this band is still active and this can be seen from world tour that is often held by even organizers worldwide. And firmly, if are a lover of heavy metal rock, this group must be what to see in the concert.

Success Story of Best Punk Group, Green Day
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Success Story of Best Punk Group, Green Day

What is the most popular punk group in the word ? We should agree Green Day is the one and only. This punk band is built in Barkeley California. Members of this music group are Joe Armstrong, Mike Dint and Tre Cool. Punk with social critics becomes what this band has to offer. And until now, Green Day is still active with some change of the personnel. 1987 becomes year of establishment for this popular punk rock group.

First album of Green Day is 39/smooth and on that album, Tree cool came in to change position of Kiffmeyer as the drummer. Cool starts contributing to second album of Green Day Kerplunk. Begun as an additional player, Cool was then confirmed to be fixed member of this group. In 1994, an album entitled Dookie was realised which succeed to gain status of Diamond from RIAA. This achievement became milestone for the success of Green Day. In 2004, Green Day made an album called American Idiot with social critic addressed to American people. Sold more than 5 million copy, Green Day gained such a great success in punk music industry.

Success Story of Best Punk Group

Then, eight album of this group band was launched in 2009. 21st Century Breakdown is title of this album. It becomes the most successful album in the history of Green Day. Until now, more than 65 million copy of Green Day has been sold. And this makes the group becomes the highest in the punk industry. Firmly it is not easy as punk is totally different compared to pop genre. Not all people living in this planet like the music genre but Green Day changed many people’s perception that punk is easily accepted as long as what they produced always come in hand with good quality.

Some awards have been gained by Green Day. Best rock album in the Grammy Award is one of them. American Idiot was worth the reward as this is said to be the most creative album ever made by this band. Record of the year in the Grammy Award is also gained by Green Day for the song Boulevard of Broken Dreams. With all rewards collected by this music group, Green Day become legend of punk rock, not only for American people but also punk lovers worldwide. Some punk groups like Blink, Offspring and Rancid also admitted that Green Day is worth the effort to be the best one in punk industry.