Metal School

Dannyalcatraz

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Been listening to the postumly released videos from Static X.

I’m told the new vocalist (Ethan Dope?) sounds a bit like Wayne Static so I’m not sure which parts are Wayne’s last recordings and which Dope is doing.
 

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Back to work... The Cult is definitely born out of old metal. They were around long before they hit it big and opened for many AOR acts in the late 80s. Fire Woman was the hit that launched them to fame which was in the same vein as Gn'R. New but not quiet grunge. Stripped down but not naked and left wanting. They were part of the last true metal warriors of the 80s that were able to eek out an existence through grunge. Not many acts were able to do that.


Huh I see another chapter in the works...
 
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Ryujin

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Just dropping by with this early '80s memory. I would occasionally see this gorgeous, tiny (about 5'-nothing) creature around our local shopping mall, the Bramalea City Centre. Later in life she started singing Torch Songs and showed that she actually had one hell of a voice.

 




Mad_Jack

Hero
I've been a fan of folk metal for quite a while now, and ever since discovering the HU I've been interested in finding new bands from different countries you don't normally think of as having metal bands.
I just recently discovered Bloodywood. They're a Hindu folk metal band with sort of a nu-metal Rage Against the Machine vibe... (Their self-produced documentary is actually called "Raj Against the Machine", lol)
They're all about a positive message and calling out negative crap, everything from bullying to government corruption, and are heavily involved in charity work. Despite not being signed to a label, they just put out their first full-length album.
It's pretty good stuff.



 


Dannyalcatraz

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In January 2020, it was announced the Unlocking The Truth had ended and frontman Malcolm Brickhouse would be pursuing a solo career under the moniker Malxolm Brixkhouse. Here’s a taste of early UTT:


And later stuff:
 

Eyes of Nine

Everything's Fine
In January 2020, it was announced the Unlocking The Truth had ended and frontman Malcolm Brickhouse would be pursuing a solo career under the moniker Malxolm Brixkhouse. Here’s a taste of early UTT:


And later stuff:
I like how in the first video, clearly the videographer (a parent? Friend?) was rocking along to the music, the camera was bouncing subtly...
 

Mad_Jack

Hero
Posted these guys in the thread about Black musicians, but I figured I'd put it here as well...

Since the early 2000's there's been a pretty fast-growing metal scene in Africa.

This is ARKA'N, from Togo. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be any translations of the Ewe-language lyrics.





Side Note: Somehow, looking up facts about this band led to me discovering the existence of an all-female Deep Purple tribute band from Europe called Strange Kind of Women, lol.
Gotta love them random rabbit holes you fall down when you get on the internet...
 
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Stevie T. has been doing a whole series on Metal from different countries on his YouTube channel. Bloodywood was the first band, Voice of Boceprot is pretty good (Danny you're gonna love the solo). But I highly suggest you check them out.
 


Mad_Jack

Hero
VoB is awesome - when's the last time you heard deep social commentary metal that could also be the big inspirational song in a Disney movie? Those girls need to be the next Disney princess, lol.
 



Dannyalcatraz

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The first afrometal band I heard was Skinflint. They’re a trio.

Wrust is another Botswanan metal band, and they’ve toured with Skinflint.
 


Ryujin

Legend
For your Metal School experience, might I suggest the movie "Metal Lords" on NetFlix? I appreciate that they didn't take the usual high school romance narrative route too. (You'll know it when you see it.)
 

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