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RockBoar.com Picture     Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States. With roots in blues rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.

    Heavy metal is traditionally characterized by loud distorted guitars, emphatic rhythms, dense bass-and-drum sound, and vigorous vocals. Metal subgenres variously emphasize, alter, or omit one or more of these attributes.

     The lead role of the guitar in heavy metal often collides with the traditional "frontman" or bandleader role of the vocalist, creating a musical tension as the two "contend for dominance" in a spirit of "affectionate rivalry". Heavy metal demands the subordination of the voice" to the overall sound of the band.

 


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heavy_metal_music

 

 
Heavy Metal bands starting with 'R': 3 bands in database

Rainbow (United Kingdom)Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow (United Kingdom)
Roundabout (United Kingdom)

Heavy Metal artists starting with 'R': 19 artists in database

Bobby RondinelliBrian Ruedy
Captain RizzDave Rimmer
David RosenthalDennis Regan
James RutledgeJerry Richards
Joachim RietenbachJoachim Romeis
Knut RösslerPaul Rudolph
Randy ReederRandy Rhoads
RazzleRonnie Romero
Rowan RobertsonTerry Rae
Tony Rainer

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