Metal in the current world

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  1. WrathOfGirth

    WrathOfGirth NOAD

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    Where the hell is it mainly at?
    The UK seems to fade in and out with it, but that's most bands around the UK are now pop punk / indie bands. You'll still have your metal gigs, but it's not as big as it used to be here.

    I'm not to sure what the US is like for it, or the rest of Europe.
    I'm from South Wales, the only half decent places to have metal gigs so far is Newport, Swansea + Cardiff

    Would be good if people could put input or the scene around where they live.
    I'm finding it starts dying, then coming back and it's gone again. Bit of a strange one over here, but then it's down to the promoters a lot of the time as the main people who go to gigs are scene kiddies that want to see Metro Station and crap like that haha.
     
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    lucasreis ERG Ambassador

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    And this is why I actually liked the new metal era. It had a lot of shit, that´s true, but some of the fans actually got interested in metal because of it, metal was kinda "hot" at that time, event though most of it was bogus, it was good for the genre.

    I fucking DESPISE EVERY INDIE ACT from the 2000´s. It´s ridiculous, it´s shit, I can´t understand the appeal of it. Indie + Emo are Full of Fail to me and I seriously can´t understand why people like stuff like Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Killers. Times are bad not just for metal, but for good music in general, thank god the underground exists (and sites like sevenstring.org) to save us.
     
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    Yeah this is a great site, shows that there's still hope yet haha
    Over here, even the underground is dying down.
    I'm moving to London next here and apparently over there it's even worse, I'll see though.

    What's it like over in Brazil for the metal scene?
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    most of the metal i listen to comes from Europe somewhere... Nordic region
     
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    mattofvengeance Team Ibanez

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    The largest percentage of music I listen to would be from Sweden, Massachusetts, or California.

    Sweden- Meshuggah, In Flames, At the Gates, Unleashed, Bloodbath, Opeth, Carnal Forge, Darkane, Soilwork, Dark Tranquility, Zonaria, Hypocrisy

    Massachusetts- Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Unearth, Shadows Fall (mostly old), Diecast, The Red Chord

    California- All Shall Perish, Winds of Plague, Megadeth, Metallica, Testament, Slayer, As Blood Runs Black, Machine Head, Divine Heresy, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Avenged Sevenfold, The Faceless, As I Lay Dying, Austrian Death Machine
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    There's a ton of good norwegian and finnish bands too. I just don't know which are which :lol:
     
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    It'll be back dont worry haha...

    Just listen to 'The Metal' by 'Tenacious D'... :drool:
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    "you cannot kill the metal"
     
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    Haha, ah damn such a good tune. One of the funkiest riff's I think I could possibly think of from there.

    Let's hope that the next decade it'll all change for the better.
    Any idea what the underground scene is like in Nottingham Hawkevil?
     
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    mattofvengeance Team Ibanez

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    Here ya go

    Norway- Emperor, Mayhem, Burzum, Dimmu Borgir, Immortal, Arcturus, Asmegin, Satyricon

    Finland- Children of Bodom, Nightwish, Apocalyptica, Sonata Arctica, Ensiferum, Mors Principium Est, Finntroll

    I'm sure I'm missing a few, but those are what I've got off the top of my head.
     
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    I don't really go to see bands much but from what I know there is quite a few punk bands...

    I really want to get gigging some of my music and mix it up a bit haha...

    It's just really difficult to find an awesome drummer...
     
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    Tell me about it. We've been searching for one for months.
     
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    I'm so glad we have things like Superior Drummer haha...
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    where's naglfar from? (i never know if i spell that right)

    and california also gave us abysmal dawn :D
     
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    Drummers are a royal pain in the ass. Recently started learning drums hoping to one day be one of the many reliable drummers that people search for.
    A global thing then the lack of good committed drummers?

    Suggestion, if you've got a load of your own material, why not self produce some of your tracks?
    That's what I'm doing at the moment, I've got all the MIDI for the drums down, I'm just searching for a better drum program. Thinking about getting Metal Foundry, I think that's what it's called. Same developer as EZDrummer.
    You just want to humanize the sounds if you have the option to make it sound more real.
     
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    Konfyouzd Dread-I Master Contributor

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    ^ i'm trying self-producing thing right now.

    it's cool because you do what you wanna do at all times, but it gets really frustrating with having to play all the instruments and i'm absolutely horrible with recording software (i think that's where the bulk of my frustration lies i probably would have wanted to learn extra instruments anyway to be honest) because every time i sit down and try to record something someone wants to bug me... :wallbash:
     
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    Naglfar is from Sweden :)
     
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    JohnIce Singlecoils = tr00

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    It's always a bit surreal to hear about people who don't have much of a metal scene, when you live in Sweden :p Most clubs or venues that I've played, I've shared the bill with almost exclusively metal or hardcore bands. And I've never had to play with a bad drummer :D
     
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    yea... all the good bands come from europe, then (IMO :squint: ) :lol:
     
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    JohnIce Singlecoils = tr00

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    I've opened for Zonaria, didn't know they were known outside Sweden...
     

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