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  3. Metal Sub-genres

    1. Gothic Metal

      The heaviness of doom metal with the dark melancholy of gothic rock

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    2. Groove Metal

      Often used to describe bands like Pantera and Exhorder. With mid-tempo riffs similar to those found in Thrash Metal and a tendency to focus more on groovy syncopation and heaviness than outright speed.

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    3. Industrial Metal

      Repeating metal guitar riffs, sampling, synthesizer or sequencer lines, and distorted vocals.

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    4. Progressive Metal

      Powerful, guitar-driven sound of metal with complex compositional structures, odd time signatures and diverse philosophical lyrics.

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    5. Heavy / Traditional Metal

      Mid-to-fast-tempo riffs, by thumping basslines, crunchy riffs, extended lead guitar solos, and clean vocals.

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    6. New Wave of British Heavy Metal

      The New Wave of British Heavy Metal was a heavy metal movement that started in the late 1970s, in Britain, and achieved international attention by the early 1980s.

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    7. Doom Metal

      Slower tempos, low-tuned guitars and a much "thicker" or "heavier" sound.

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    8. Black Metal

      Fast tempos, shrieked vocals, highly distorted guitars played with tremolo picking, blast beat drumming and raw recording.

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    9. Nu-Metal

      A fusion genre which combines elements of heavy metal with other genres, including grunge and hip hop.

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    10. Power Metal

      Fast tempo and melodic harmonies, the sound tempered by characteristics of speed metal.

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    11. Stoner Metal

      Slow-to-mid tempo and features standard-tuned guitars, a bass-heavy sound, melodic vocals, and 'retro' style production.

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    12. Folk Metal

      Fusion of heavy metal with traditional folk music. This includes the widespread use of folk instruments and vocal style.

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    13. Death Metal

      Heavily distorted guitars, tremolo picking, deep growling vocals, blast beat drumming and minor keys.

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    14. Thrash Metal

      Fast tempo and aggression, fast percussive and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead.

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    1. Metal Legends

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    2. Looking For Band Member

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    • 1. Deathspell Omega; at some point I'll feel melancholic so might aswell take my favorite band 2. Peste Noire; perfect soundtrack for my drunken adventures across the land 3. Kendrick Lamar; not a band, but he is my favorite hip-hop artist so far 4. Immolation; I'd love to keep with me something that conjures great atmospheres and tight, aggressive riffage 5. Anything by Glenn Miller; still not a band but one of the few people in this world that can make me dance 
    • 1. Led Zeppelin 2. Black Sabbath 3. Saor 4. Bolt Thrower 5. Lynyrd Skynyrd 
    • National Security  Aha ha. Oh, you suffer beautifully. 
    • Finnish until Finished on CACOPHONY!           ~C A C O P H O N Y~ Christchurch's very own HEAVY METAL radio show on… RDU98.5FM Tuesday's 10pm-12pm Radio Addington 107.5FM, Friday & following Monday at 10pm Listen or Download CACOPHONY at www.cacophonynz.podomatic.com We're on Facebook! [Who isn't?]  www.facebook.com/cacophonynz www.metalradio.co.nz to hear the best Metal Radio NZ has to offer... 100% Finnish until finished metal on CACOPHONY this week. Captain Catsquid takes us on a tour  of the bleak, the cold and the Metal Extremes of Finland. Anna Metallin Alkava! GIGS - send your Gig Listing to gigs(at)cacophony.co.nz Tue 21st Aug @ Whammy [Auckland] - Archspire [Canada] NZ Tour w Organectomy & Order Of Diptera;
      Wed 22nd Aug @ Valhalla [Wellington] - Archspire [Canada] NZ Tour w Organectomy, Order Of Diptera & Mercy.
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      Thu 23rd August @ Spark Arena [Auckland];
      Sat 25th August @ Horncastle [Christchurch] - Queens Of The Stone Age “Villans” World Tour. AA
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      Sat 15th Sep @ Whammy [Auckland] - Antagonist AD “one off NZ Show”
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      Mon 17th Sep @ Whammy [Auckland];
      Tue 18th Sep @ Club Tavern [Christchurch] - Aborted “NerrorVision NZ Tour 2018”. R18 $40 feat. Organectomy / Blindfolded and Led to the Woods / Dust A.D
      Wed 19th Sep @ Valhalla [Wellington] - Aborted “NerrorVision NZ Tour 2018”. R18 $40
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      Sat 29th Sep @ Valhalla [Wellington] - The Black Dahlia Murder “Nightbringers” NZ Tour feat. Scorn of Creation [NZ] - Dark Divinity [NZ] & Grey Skies Over Rapture [NZ].
      Sun 30th Sep @ Whammy [Auckland] - The Black Dahlia Murder “Nightbringers” NZ Tour feat. Silent Torture [NZ] & Destructatron [NZ].
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      https://valhallatouring.com/ Mon 8th Oct @ Vahalla [Wellington];
      Tue 9th Oct @ Whammy [Auckland] - Church Of Misery [Japan] “Doom of NZ Tour”
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      Sun 14th Oct @ The Studio [Auckland] - Dimmu Borgir Australia / New Zealand 'UNVEILING' Tour feat Earth Rot [OZ]. Win Tickets to the Auckland Show here;
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      Thu 18th Oct @ San Fran [Wellington] - Thy Art Is Murder [OZ] “The Death Dealers” NZ Tour feat Decimated King [NZ]
      Fri 19th Oct @ Galatos [Auckland] - Thy Art Is Murder [OZ] “The Death Dealers” NZ Tour feat Silent Torture [NZ]
      Sat 20th Oct @ Empire [Christchurch] - Thy Art Is Murder [OZ] “The Death Dealers” NZ Tour feat Mercy
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      Thu 25th Oct @ Valhalla [Wellington] - Reaper [OZ] & Contaminated [OZ] “1st Time NZ Tour” feat. NZ Metal from Stalker, Stress Ghetto & Piggery.
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      Fri 26th Oct @ The Embankment Tavern [Christchurch] -
      Sat 27th Oct @ The Embankment Tavern [Christchurch] - SATANFEST 2018 - 12 Bands over 2 days. R18 Contaminated [MELBOURNE] https://www.facebook.com/pestilentialdecay/
      REAPER – Melbourne [MELBOURNE] https://www.facebook.com/Reapermelbourne/
      Malevolence [AUCKLAND] http://www.malevolencenz.com/
      Bulletbelt [WELLINGTON] https://bulletbeltnz.bandcamp.com/
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      DeathCall [DUNEDIN] https://deathcall.bandcamp.com/
      Methchrist [DUNEDIN] https://methchrist.bandcamp.com/ Thur 1st Nov @ Whammy [Auckland] - Scorn Of Creation [NZ] NZ Tour 2018 w TBA
      Fri 2nd Nov @ New Ciry Hotel [Christchurch] - Scorn Of Creation [NZ] NZ Tour 2018 w Decimated King [NZ] & Silent Torture [NZ]
      Sat 3rd Nov @ The Crown Hotel [Dunedin] - Scorn Of Creation [NZ] NZ Tour 2018 w Decimated King [NZ] & Silent Torture [NZ]
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      Sun 11th Nov @ Whammy [Auckland];
      Tue 13th Nov @ Valhalla [Wellington] - Sinsaenum “Repulsion of Humanity” NZ Tour feat. Bulletbelt [NZ]
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      Sun 11th Nov @ Vahalla [Wellington];
      Mon 12th Whammy [Auckland] - Conan [UK] & Bell Witch [USA] NZ/OZ Tour
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