Tag Archives: heavy music



MOTÖRHEAD (1975–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Lemmy Kilmister (vocals/bass), “Fast” Eddie Clarke (guitar, replaced by Brian Robertson, Phil Campbell), Wurzel (guitar, 1984–95), Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor (drums, replaced by Peter Gill, then Taylor, then Mikkey Dee). Motörhead's logo are a key part of both punk and heavy metal history, as epitomized in songs such as “Ace of Spades”. Led by the charismatic gravelly voiced and wartsporting (he has often joked about removing and selling Read more [...]


MASTODON (1999–PRESENT). Troy Sanders (vocals/bass), Brent Hinds (vocals/guitar), Bill Kelliher (bass), Brann Dailor (drums), Eric Saner (lead vocals on demo). Mastadon is one the most powerful and influential metal crossover bands of the past decade and one of the bands credited with the resurgence of American metal. The band redefines the idea of “heavy” music, even while working on extremely complex math rock riffs in combination with idea-driven lyrics. This included a concept record Read more [...]


DEFTONES (1995–PRESENT). Chino Moreno (vocals), Stephen Carpenter (guitar), Chi Cheng (bass), Abe Cunningham (drums). Playing in a style not unlike that of their contemporaries Korn and Limp Bizkit, the Deftones have been parlaying their brand of metal since 1988 when they first formed in Sacramento, California, featuring vocalist Chino Moreno, guitarist Stephen Carpenter, bassist Chi Cheng, and drummer Abe Cunningham. Beginning in a more conventional style, the band drew influence from Read more [...]
Deep Purple


DEEP PURPLE (1968–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Ian Gillan (vocals), Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Jon Lord (keyboards), Roger Glover (bass), Ian Paice (drums). One of the first wave of classic heavy rock bands (along with Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin) to find massive commercial success with heavy music, Deep Purple were unique in their prominent use of keyboards, and related to this, in their incorporation of classical elements in their songwriting, which would later prove to be influential in Read more [...]