It is a glorious thing. Though many imposters may come, and many within our group of metal lovers may inspire hate, or spew stupidity, we can all stand strong behind true metal, be it heavy, power, thrash, speed, black, crossover, melodic, death, progressive, or anything in between.
Here, today, we gather to discuss our god. Metal is his name, and he is heavy.
All glory be to Metal, and may we all show our horns, humbled by its power.
Metal up your ass.
Map of Metal
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Metal Sucks Music Blog
Blabbermouth News Feed
Metal Underground Music Blog
Strappado's Rare and Obscure Metal Blog
Media for Metal Newbies:
Map of Metal - Interactive website with a detailed history of every "established" genre of metal
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II - The Metal Years - A film made in 1987-1988 released 1988 documenting "popular" metal acts of the time, including WASP, Megadeth, Poison, KISS, and so on
Eddie Trunk's Essential Heavy Metal and Hard Rock - A book containing every remotely commercially successful metal and rock band from the 60s onwards.
That Metal Show - A TV show hosted by DJ Eddie Trunk which features artist interviews, debates, rants and more. Airs on VH1 Classic.
Metal - A Headbanger's Journey - A film documenting and discussing metal history, and culture. Filmed 2006.
Global Metal - The 2009 follow up to "A Headbanger's Journey," exploring metal outside of Europe and the US.
Get Thrashed - A 2008 film documenting the creation and history of 80s thrash metal
Until the Light Takes Us - A 2008 documentary about the Norwegian black metal scene of the early 90s, investigating the various crimes committed in said scene
Heavy Metal Parking Lot - Unintentionally hilarious interviews of metal fans waiting outside for metal concerts during the peak of heavy metal. Filmed 1986.