Tag Archives: Heavy metal music

Heavy Metal Band Name Generator

Need a name for your band? Try this basic exercise,  use one of these “metal” fonts, and you’ll soon have groupie chicks wearing these back stage.

Heavy Metal Band Name Generator

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Basic rules for creating a band name
The Day Metallica Came to Church
The Heavy Metal Alphabet
The first known all-African-American heavy metal band
Swimsuits for chicks into 80s Metal

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How Dave Mustaine sees us

How Dave Mustaine is the founder, main songwriter, lead guitarist, and lead vocalist for Megadeth.
How Dave Mustaine sees us

Did you know that Dave tried to get Slash to join Megadeth in the early days?
Meanwhile at a Megadeth concert in NYC…

The Day Metallica Came to Church

John Van Sloten is a pastor at New Hope Church in Calgary.

John Van Sloten is a pastor at New Hope Church in Calgary.

What does the music of Metallica have to do with God? According to author and pastor John Van Sloten, a lot. God can speak through their music – if we’re listening, he says. Van Sloten has built a church around the band’s music and lyrics and shows us first hand how God uses many things (including heavy metal music) to call his children home. In fact, Van Sloten shows how God can speak to us through anything and everything – heavy metal music, R-rated films, sports, and even the latest fashions. If you’re listening, his book The Day Metallica Came to Church might just change the way you hear God’s voice – and how you live in today’s world.

You can read the first chapter for free by clicking here. I recommend it. You can buy it here.

The Day Metallica Came to Church

Warrant singer Jani Lane dies

Jani LaneJani Lane, the once energetic blond lead singer and songwriter for heavy metal band Warrant, has been found dead in a Los Angeles motel room, police said. He was 47.

According to TMZ.com, investigators found a half-empty bottle of vodka and prescription medication in the hotel room.

Warrant announced back in September 2008 that it was splitting with Lane six months after the band reunited with the troubled vocalist.

A little part of my junior high years died today. Chuck Klosterman wrote a a good piece on him here.

My favorite songs by them in order:
Sometimes She Cries
Heaven
Uncle Tom’S Cabin
I Saw Red

The first known all-African-American heavy metal band

This is a picture of the first known all-African-American heavy metal band. Black Death formed in the late 1970’s and hailed from Cleveland, OH where the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is located. Coincidence? I think not. Read about them here. Listen to them here.

The dude standing middle in the back needs to work a bit on his metal face, but the rest of them pretty much blow my metal mind. (via 9GAG)

black metal band

The band “Black Death” circa 1979

Recommended metal reading: Louder Than Hell: The Definitive Oral History of Metal