As I Lay Dying

As I Lay Dying is a metalcore band from America. They were formed in 2000 and they took their name from a William Faulkner's novel baring the same title. As I Lay Dying are becoming very famous and they have been awarded with a Grammy and an MTV award.


Metallica is a heavy metal band from America who started their career as a thrash metal band. They released four thrash metal masterpieces and changed their style in 1991 when they released the Metallica or Black Album, appealing to the wider metal audience. This album became a huge success commercially but costed Metallica the appreciation of their thrash audience, which was never gained back, as Metallica until today insist on playing commercial metal music.

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Wacken Open Air Metal Festival 2010 - Bands

Like every year, the little town of Wacken in Germany is going to host the biggest metal fest in Europe, Wacken Open Air. For 3 days, from the 5th until the 7th of August 2010, on the stages of Wacken more than eighty metal bands are going to parade. Thrash metal, progressive metal, heavy metal, power meatal, gothic metal, no matter what kind of metal music you like the most, you 'll find it in Wacken in the summer of 2010.


Psychotic Waltz

The coolest progressive metal band ever! It's a pitty they released only four albums ( A Social Grace, Into the Everflow, Mosquito, Bleeding ) and had such a short career. The album I liked best is Bleeding, cause it's simpler than the others. We can still find some elements of Psychotic Waltz in Buddy Lackey's ( Devon Graves ) band, Deadsoul Tribe. Psychotic Waltz made a big difference in progressive metal music and even though the band broke up more than ten years ago and released just four albums, they are still among the top progressive metal bands.



Kreator is one of the best thrash metal groups ever. Love their experimentation with gothic metal when they released Outcast in 1997 and Endorama in 1999. Their pure thrash metal albums are fantastic. Can't wait to listen to the upcoming Hordes of Chaos and see Kreator live during their Chaos Over Europe Tour.


Dark Tranquillity

Dark Tranquillity is one of my favourite metal bands. They are Swedish and they play melodic death metal. During the 15 years of their existence they have released great albums. My favs: Projector (1999) and Fiction (2007). Love the music, vocals and the combination of very hard music with great melodies. Never seen them live though...