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Grammy Awards : 2017

GRAMMY AWARDS : 2017

Grammy Awards 2017The 59th Annual Grammy Awards (Grammy Awards 2017) ceremony was held on February 12, 2017. The CBS network broadcast the show live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The ceremony recognized the best recordings, compositions and artists of the eligibility year, which runs from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2016. James Corden hosted the ceremony for the first time. The “pre-telecast” ceremony (officially named The Premiere Ceremony) was held on the same day prior to the main event and was hosted by comedienne Margaret Cho.

The nominations were announced on December 6, 2016. Beyoncé acquired the most nominations with nine...

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Top Live Albums-I

25 Top Live Albums-I

Ah, the live album. In the days pre-dating the internet, the only way to experience your favorite band live was to hope they’d be playing a city near you so you can attend the concert, bootlegs from private recorders and soundboard audio and, yes, an officially released live album! Capturing the perfect performance is always elusive and partly why so many live albums take recordings from multiple shows. Sometimes it’s done to mask flaws in the set and other times to boost the power of a performance to ensure fans receive the full impact of a lights out performance (and their money’s worth for purchasing the album)...

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Best Debut Metal Albums-III

25 Best Debut Metal Albums-III

Best Debut Metal Albums 3A debut album usually acts as a foundation for an act to build upon, but sometimes a band’s first attempt is innovative enough to launch them into the stratosphere of legends. Musicians will often say that you’ve got your whole life to write your first album, and acts such as Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Death, Metallica and more took that sentiment to its highest level. There are few impacts more exciting than when a metal band gets it right on their first try, becoming overnight sensations who stick around for decades as their introductory work doesn’t age a day. This is a tribute to the 25 metal bands who made the most significant impacts with their debut full-length album. Check out our picks for the 25 Best Debut Metal Albums 3 (from No.5 to No.1) ...

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Best Bay Area Thrash Albums

Best Bay Area Thrash Albums

Best Bay Area Thrash AlbumsIn the early ‘80s, San Francisco’s Bay Area was the epicenter of the fastest, loudest, heaviest music in the world. Young, riff-hungry bands like Metallica, Exodus, Lääz Rockit, Possessed and Death Angel were pushing the genre’s boundaries, playing with more speed and dexterity than their metal contemporaries. They set the standard for American thrash. MetalRulz picks the scene’s 10 Best Bay Area Thrash Albums.


[10] Testament – The New Order (1988)

A lot of people would go with the debut, The Legacy, but they really came into their own with The New Order. It was less showboat, and to this day Disciples Of The Watch is one of the best songs they’ve written. This is where they found themselves...

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Songs that Forged Metal-III (1990-1999)

Songs that Forged Metal : Part-III (1990-1999)

Songs that Forged Metal 3MetalRulz showcases Songs that Forged Metal 3 (1990-1999) of our rundown of the songs that built metal, featuring Metallica, Soundgarden, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head and more.


Alice In Chains – Man In The Box (1990)

One of the iconic bands who helped to shape the 1990s, Alice In Chains had a unique sound – one that was melancholy yet also uplifting. Few could match Jerry Cantrell’s songwriting vision, nor Layne Staley’s curiously haunted vocals. The first single from their debut album saw the Seattle masters at their prime, with a song that’s clever, slightly perverse and all-enveloping...

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Songs inspired by Literature

Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature

Sometimes it isn’t about booze ‘n’ birds. So, what is it that inspires bands to write songs? Yes, we all know that ‘Sex, Drugs and Rock N’ Roll’ comes into the equation. With its preoccupation with evil, dry ice and alternately shrieking and growling vocals, Heavy Metal has come by its goofball image honestly. But wearing leather and spikes doesn’t mean you don’t crack open a book from time to time. There are considerably more examples than you might expect, but just to dip toes in an aqueous solution, here are a few Rock & Metal Songs inspired by Literature.

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1986 : Best Year for Thrash Metal

Ten Albums of 1986 that put Thrash Metal on the Pinnacle

After Metallica’s Kill ‘Em All debut brought the frantic new genre to people’s attention in 1983, it felt like something was brewing, festering, growing in strength and potency. And then the whole thing exploded, ripping the faces of all and sundry. In 1986, you suddenly couldn’t move for amazing thrash records. You’d walk down the street and they’d leap at your head, hungry for brains. Take a look at the albums that made 1986 Best Year for Thrash Metal.

Most metal fans back then didn’t realise how spoilt they were, or how this 12-month period would mark a pinnacle in extreme music. Three decades on, though, many of the albums in this list have yet to be surpassed, even by the artists who recorded them...

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Study : Listening to Metal …

Study : Listening to Metal can increase Positive Emotions

Listening to Metal is more commonly associated with headbanging, satanism, moshpits and the decapitation of small mammals. According to a new study conducted by the University of Queensland’s School of Psychology has found that listening to Extreme music like Heavy Metal can positively influence the listener, inspiring calmness rather than anger.

Listening to MetalThirty-nine people aged 18 through 34 took part in the study. They were angered (by being asked to recall situations that made them angry in the past) and were then tasked with either listening to Metal music of their own choosing or to sit in silence...

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Controversial Album Art : 1980s

List of Controversial Album Art : 1980s

The following is a list of notable albums with Controversial Album Art 1980s (based on nudity and sexuality / religion / copyright / violence & others), especially where the controversy resulted in the album being banned, censored or sold in packaging other than the original one.


Whitesnake – Come an’ Get It (1981)

Controversial Album Art 1980s

The cover features a coiled snake inside a glass apple, with its open mouth closely resembling a vagina. Many subsequent releases of the album have had the snake’s mouth airbrushed over with a solid red.


Metallica – Kill ‘Em All (1983)

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Metallica was going to call the album ‘Metal Up Your Ass’, with the cover featuring a toilet bowl with a hand clutching a dagger emerging from it...

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Metallica

MetallicaMetallica is an American heavy metal band formed in Los Angeles, California. Metallica was formed in 1981 when vocalist / guitarist James Hetfield responded to an advertisement posted by drummer Lars Ulrich in a local newspaper. The band’s current line-up comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band. Metallica collaborated over a long period with producer Bob Rock, who produced all of the band’s albums from 1990 to 2003 and served as a temporary bassist between the departure of Newsted and the hiring of Trujillo.

metallica_scary_guy_by_metallicaguy14-d45nbhvThe band’s fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship placed them as one of the f...

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