Together with bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Queen, Iron Maiden, Scorpions, Black Sabbath, Uriah Heep, Judas Priest and Motörhead AC / DC are often seen as pioneers of hard rock and heavy metal. The musicians themselves classified their music as rock and roll, because it is based on rhythm and blues with a very distorted sound of rhythmic and solo guitars.
The band went through several lineup changes before the band’s first album, High Voltage, was released in 1975. The composition of the group remained unchanged until bass guitarist Mark Evans was replaced by Cliff Williams in 1977. On February 19, 1980, vocalist and songwriter Bon Scott died of extreme alcohol intoxication. Continue reading
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 distinguished by a combination of the female opera vocals of the former vocalist Tarja Turunen, a keyboard and symphonic arrangement and a heavy guitar base of power metal. This style is most often defined as power metal and symphonic metal.
I still remember how I once bought the first Nightwish album, Angels Fall First, on a cassette. It was a rainy October day, but as soon as I finished listening to the recording, two rainbows appeared in the sky. I had never before seen a rainbow in the fall, especially two at once. You can rest assured that I liked the music 🙂 It was like a trip to some fairy-tale world, filled with unusually beautiful sounds … Continue reading
In the second half of the 70s, all young people were passionate about punk. Punks did not allow access to the stage, it was impossible to perform if you do not swear on the stage and know how to master the instrument. Therefore, in the second half of the 70s, heavy metal did not gain much popularity, and it flourished only in the first half of the 80s; all young people were swept by the heavy metal movement.
The band “Iron Maiden”, one of the giants of heavy metal, it was she who made heavy metal a popular movement among young people. The group was formed in 1977 in the UK. Along with some other bands, “Iron Maiden” was the so-called “new wave of English heavy metal.” Taking the sound of such groups of the early 70s as “Ice Zeppelin” and “Black Sabbet” as the model, “Iron Maiden” in a short time found its musical style, which, in turn, became a guide for other groups. Fame in the homeland came in 1979, when the song “Running Free” hit the “top thirty”. Continue reading