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(TheBRHM.com) When discussing speed metal and power metal, there are a lot of bands that I’d mention are a favorite—especially if they were active during the 1980s. German power metal and speed metal pioneers Running Wild are legit top five in my speed metal books. Running Wild—taking its name from ...

(TheBRHM.com) Years and years ago when I was looking into different genres of heavy metal, I spent a lot of time checking out one of Scandinavia’s black metal—as in “evil and dark” black, not capital “B” black—pioneers: Darkthrone. The band’s nineteenth album, Eternal Hails….., is coming out June 25th. Let’s ...

(TheBRHM.com) Over on ThyBlackMan, I went into growing up a Black metalhead and finding my love for the genre during college. While my father didn’t push rock on to me, he was the main reason I really dove into rock music. The family home had a bar with an 8-track ...

(TheBRHM.com) Black musicians can be found in any genre with rock and metal being no different. As we know, Black rockers were there since the infancy of rock music and even during some of the subgenres that would eventually see a decline. However, there are some genres where you see ...

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(TheBRHM.com) The live album has been around for decades but the demand for them wasn’t always that high. These releases tend to feature performances from live shows where a band delivers their hits. On occasion, you might hear an unreleased song or even a song that had been shelves for ...

(TheBRHM.com) When discussing speed metal and power metal, there are a lot of bands that I’d mention are a favorite—especially if they were active during the 1980s. German power metal and speed metal pioneers Running Wild are legit top five in my speed metal books. Running Wild—taking its name from ...

(TheBRHM.com) Motorhead was one of the longest-running metal bands with a run spanning from 1975 until 2015 when lead singer, bassist, and founder Lemmy Kilmister passed. The band was established after Lemmy left space rock pioneers Hawkwind. “Motorhead”, a song that appears as B-side single to “Kings of Speed” was ...

(TheBRHM.com) As I’ve mentioned before over on ThyBlackMan, Judas Priest is my favorite rock or metal band. It was the band that sold me on giving metal another listen. Let’s get into the last album of lead singer Rob Halford’s first run with the band in 1990’s Painkiller. Judas Priest ...

(TheBRHM.com) Years and years ago when I was looking into different genres of heavy metal, I spent a lot of time checking out one of Scandinavia’s black metal—as in “evil and dark” black, not capital “B” black—pioneers: Darkthrone. The band’s nineteenth album, Eternal Hails….., is coming out June 25th. Let’s ...

(TheBRHM.com) Let’s get into another wave of heavy metal in the “New Wave of Thrash Metal”. This wave came along in the late 90s-early 2000s following an odd downturn in quality albums from major thrash metal bands. Thrash Metal In the Early 90s There was this odd period in metal ...

(TheBRHM.com) After going into the new wave of thrash metal briefly, let’s look at five landmark albums from the period!  These albums might or might not be the band’s best offering but it’s definitely in the running for being significant or defining the new wave of thrash metal. Municipal Waste ...

(TheBRHM.com) When talking about music with my younger brother—peep his writing over on ThyBlackMan and AfroGamers—the topic of musical consistency comes up often. You want an artist’s material such as full lengths/LPs to be consistent from album to album and track to track. Even if some tracks don’t lands the ...