MOTIVATION FOR THE GUITARIST: KIRK HAMMETT
There is one guitar riff that I can easily play at any time, even if I am woken up abruptly in the middle of the night, because we played this…

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A LITTLE ABOUT NIGHTWISH
Nightwish is a Finnish metal band performing songs primarily in English. It was founded by Tuomas Holopainen in 1996 in the city of Kitee. The early work of Nightwish was…

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FACTS AND QUOTES “BON JOVI”
Bon Jovi is an American rock band from New Jersey, formed in 1983. The band includes vocalist John Bon Jovi, keyboardist David Bryan, bass player Hugh MacDonald, guitarist Phil X…

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Psychotic Waltz

Heavy Music Styles Review (part2)

Progressive Metal is the most intelligent metal genre, a direct descendant of Art Rock. “Progressors” went even further in terms of “inaudibility”, which entailed the commercial failure of the style. Still, not everyone can adequately perceive 20-30-minute songs with a complex rhythmic pattern, constant tempo changes, deep conceptual verses, crazy vocal passages and long guitar and keyboard solos! The first group that tried to combine all this with heavy riffs was the Rush Canadians, but their music is more suitable for the definition of “heavy art rock” than Progressive Metal. The real “progressive” appeared in the early 80s through the efforts of such groups as Mercyful Fate, Fates Warning and Watchtower (this group along with Mekong Delta played techno-thrash, even more technical and sophisticated music). Dream Theater managed to achieve the greatest success in the field of progressive metal. As a rule, very professional musicians play Progressive, many of whom graduated from the conservatory. Continue reading

RICHIE VALENCE - ROCK-N-ROLL STAR
A simple American guy Richie Valens (his real name is Richard Esteban Valenzuela Reyes) was born on May 13, 1941 in the city of Pacoima, located in California. When he…

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Who of the famous musicians wore masks and why?
Each of us has heard about costume musicians more than once. But, remembering them, the first to come to mind are the guys from the KISS group. These six guys…

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WHAT IS ROCK MUSIC 70-80s
Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Grand Funk, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, Nazareth, Sweet, Kiss ... It was then that these and similar groups turned rock from a purely entertainment genre into…

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Haley Williams ABOUT MYSELF AND PARAMORE MAGAZINE ROLLING STONE
Hayley Williams on "Ain't It Fun" ("Isn't that fun?") And Paramore's new album. Williams most significant hit on her team and why she was tired of talking about her hair.…

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