Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Tawnya T.

Greetings from Idaho! I’m bored to tears at work so I decided to browse your website on my iPhone during lunch break.  I love the info you provide here and can’t wait to take a look when I get home.  I’m amazed at how quick your blog loaded on my phone .  I’m not even using WIFI, just 3G .. Anyways, good blog!

Thank you Tawnya for leaving a comment, I really appreciate it.  Pass the word along.


Wake Up Frankie – Pt 2 – After The EP Release Interview With:


OK my HeadBangers before we start with the questions I just have to say PERKELE look at those Tatts!!!   Kasperi looks like a man that is really into his music and you can tell it just by listening.  I want to say it was great working with him.  He always sent me any info I needed and pics, not to mention letting me hear the music before it came out.   Ok let’s get to the talk, I’m the Green and he’s the Black.

Kasperi, I’m dying to ask this question.  Who came up with the intro to the EP, “Dead Man’s Pass?”   I love it.

That’s 100% Vesku’s (guitar) composition.  I loved it immediately especially since one of my all time favorite albums has very similar “Ennio Morricone (R.I.P.)” style intro.

How long did the band work on this EP before it was ready?

I think that spring 2020 is close to the truth. Since our gigs got cancelled because of COVID-19 pandemic, we started to work really hard with the EP. Even tho some of the riffs and ideas might go a bit beyond that, we composed the songs together at our rehearsal place. EP was ready in June and now it feels really good to finally release that beast!

Are your songs a calibration, or does one person write more than the rest?

Well most definitely Vesku (guitar), Otto (guitar) and Dimi (bass) writes most of the riffs and that stuff, but then again I write the lyrics and work with the vocals. And like I said earlier, we compose it all together in the end.  Nowadays our new drummer Jari is writing riffs as well!

What drew you to Thrash Metal?  

Well this I can answer only one way! It’s f*cking good music. I think that the whole band agrees with this one!  

I agree with you on that 100%.  I know because of COVID a lot of gigs and festivals have been canceled.  Do you have anything coming up that you can mention?

Our EP release gig 13.08. at On the Rocks, Helsinki! Feels good to finally get back on stage, even thou the gig has some restrictions due the pandemic. But still! First gig of 2020, first gig with new drummer and it’s an EP release gig. Can’t get better that that!

I always ask the vocalist if they have anything special they do to keep their throat intact, do you have any secrets?

Nothing too special, bit of a vocal therapy, practice and of course rest. There are lots of good advice’s on the internet. The most important thing is to have the right technique. With the wrong technique you will destroy your voice for good especially with growls and screams.

Are all the band members from Helsinki?

We are all living in Helsinki (and have lived the most of our lives), but some of us have origins in different cities.

Are you already working on anything new?

We work all the time with some new riffs and ideas, but we’re not releasing anything new for a while since the EP just came out.

What do you all do to unwind after a gig or festival?

Have a little quiet time at the backstage and chilling for a while! Nothing too special. After that we might have couple of drinks or something like that, haha!

How far would you like to see WuF go?  International touring??

Well of course as far as it can get!  International touring, releasing bunch of kickass records etc. etc.  This list would go on and on forever but I guess you catch the point.

What is the number one band that has influenced WuF the most?

This is always the impossible question to answer… We all have our own favorites, but I could mention 3 bands that definitely has influenced us all! Pantera, Lamb of God & Children of Bodom… And Slipknot!!! Ok that was fourth, but that had to be said, haha!

I always ask a band if they have any words for their fans, it means a lot to all us.

Yes!!! I’m really grateful for all the support you’ve shown. That means the world to me & us. Without fans we would have not even got to the point where we are now, so thank you and we love you!

And all my HeadBangers, myself included love you and the band.  Your music has a strength and power to it that draws us in like the Raven to a shiny object.

Last question lol, do you have any advise to give bands that are just starting out and trying to make it?

This is the secret information that costs. Haha, just kidding. All I can say is that find the right group around you, practice and don’t give up. It’s not easy, but speaking out loud in a bar table about “how you’re gonna make it”, wont make it. It takes 110% of effort and you gotta give all you got! Once I was a child with a dream that someday I wanna play a sold out gig at Tuska festival & release some badass metal music. I think that ended up well even thou I still think that Wake up Frankie’s story is just getting started!

I will agree with you on that one.   We all look forward to hearing more great music from you and the band, and wish you nothing but the best.  It has been a pleasure working with you and look forward to seeing you at a gig, maybe even Tuska again.  

“The Outlaw”

To hear the new EP go to Spotify.  For some reason I cannot copy the link for you guys.  But I’m sure you all know how to get there.   Once again thanks to K for his time and help.  I have listened to a lot of Thrash Bands during my 3 years of doing this blog, and I will say WuF is in the top 3 of my favs.  

Here’s some back ground on Thrash:

Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme sub genre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead guitar work. The lyrical subject matter often deals with criticisms of The Establishment and concern over the destruction of the environment, and at times shares a disdain for Christian dogma resembling that of their black metal counterparts. The language is typically quite direct and denunciatory , an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

The genre emerged in the early 1980s as musicians began fusing the double bass drumming and complex guitar stylings of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) with the speed and aggression of hardcore punk. Philosophically, thrash metal developed as a backlash against both the conservatism of the Reagan era and the much more moderate, pop-influenced and widely accessible heavy metal sub genre of glam metal which also developed concurrently in the 1980s.

Well my HeadBangers all I can say about “Wake Up Frankie” is they are on fire



Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Caleb A.

I think that what you published was actually very reasonable.  However, what about this? What if you were to create a killer title?  I ain’t saying your information isn’t good, but suppose you added something that makes people desire more?   I mean Weekly Band List – and more to come.

10 Degrees of Metal is kinda vanilla. You should look at Yahoo’s home page and see how they create article headlines to grab people interested.  You might add a video or a picture or two to get readers excited about  what you’ve got to say.  In my opinion, it would make your posts a little bit more interesting.

Well Caleb, number one, have you even looked at the blog.  There are pictures and at least 3 music videos if not more in each weeks blog.  So I don’t know what to tell  you on that expect maybe you need to look at it again.   Also, as far as the name of my blog being to “VANILLA”,  give me a fking break dude.  In October I will have been doing this blog for 3 years.  I have a lot of people that love the info I bring.  When I started doing the blog in October of 2018, basically there were 10 types of metal, and metal is my fire so the name 10 Degrees of Metal, stands for MY story.  Over time as I say in the title Metal is an ever evolving beast and all are welcome here.  I won’t change the name as my followers know where I’m coming from with it.  You wouldn’t change your kids name cause someone might think it to “Vanilla”.  Like I always say every band has a story and history regarding their names, I am no exception.  My name stands whether is Vanilla, Chocolate or Strawberry.  Thanks for your comment.



Hey my HeadBangers, I have news for all you Wake Up Frankie lovers.  The guys gave me the opportunity to review their new EP that comes out the first week of August and it was an honor to be asked, thank you so much guys.  Lets go…..

My first experience with “Wake Up Frankie” was at Tuska in 2019.  My first Tuska Festival, but not my last.  I was overwhelmed with all the great bands and people from everywhere on this planet that had come to this 3 day metal festival that literally means pain, distress, agony and of course suffering.  So yes, since we are here let’s tattoo Perkele in Viking Runes on our arms, me and the BF, to bless this sacred occasion of pain.  What does Perkele mean, it is the most used curse word in Finland meaning evil spirit, but loses some of its meaning in the translation.  It has become a badge of honor to me for surviving the 3 days of Tuska.  At the end of day one I was already looking for a way to get out of day two, but no the BF wasn’t having any of that.  So I survived and we are ready for Tuska 2021, hopefully.  “Wake Up Frankie” was one of 100 bands chosen from metal bands all over Finland and after three live shows at the Tuska-Torstai 2019 competition they took first place.  This meant the band would perform at the Tuska Festival, it is the biggest Metal Festival in Finland. “ Wake Up Frankie” had left their mark and we would never be the same.

I am a metal blogger. For the last two years every week I bring a different metal band from around the world to your part of the planet.  I would never have found “Wake Up Frankie” if not for Tuska and I wanted the rest of the world to hear this group of hair moshing, growl vocalist that gave me goose bumps, who had fought and won against some great metal bands to claim their place on stage.  True bands love what they do, it is their life, they love their fans and people that do blogs.  They go out of their way to help you get any information you need to bring their story to the world of Headbangers. That is what I did on May 1, Week 78 at 10DegreesOfMetal.com.  I am honored that the guys asked me to review their new EP that is coming out in a few days. It means a lot to me, so let’s get to it Headbangers.

First let’s give you a look at these hotties, for those of you who don’t already know.


As a whole I give this EP a total of 30 Stars, can’t get better than that HeadBangers.

#1 – Dead Man’s Pass (Intro) just a little intro, which I love because it sounds like the lead in to a Clint Eastwood movie, the Italian Westerns he was famous for, but then you get to……

#2 – Green Is The New Black, and you better be ready for it, you are going to feel that music in your soul as the growl vocals rip you apart. Without a question this gets 5 Stars Headbangers.

#3 – The Outlaw, Perkele, my Headbangers, this song if I could I would give it more than 5 Stars.  It is the perfect combination of Thrash Metal and raw vocals.  These guys have it by the throat and are not afraid to squeeze it for all it’s worth.  This is my favorite, even though I try not to have a favorite, but hell you can’t help yourself sometimes.  Those growl vocals are insane, you know growl vocals date back to 845 BC.  Yes they do, planning a book on them when I have time. Singers who can master the growl vocals without destroying their throat have my admiration.  Anyone can scream a song out but not everyone can do it like a true growl vocalist, and to command the stage while doing it, this vocalists energy and power grabs you and won’t let go. He is brutal and so is the rest of Wake Up Frankie.  When they are on stage just stand back and ride the wave till it’s over.

OK speaking of “The Outlaw”, you can be my Outlaw anytime!!

“The Outlaw”

#4 – Ignite, and just when you think you have heard the best you can get, here they come with song 4, Ignite.  Just as loud and strong as ever. There are people who don’t realize that musicians are physically strong.  I’ve had this talk many times.  Do you know what it takes to do growl vocals all night?  Or beat those drums without missing a beat? To play the bass or guitar while your hands and fingers are on fire. Welcome to Wake Up Frankie’s world my Headbangers.  Another 5 Stars.

#5 – Sixpounder, I really like the lyrics and the beat on this song. It appears that every song on this EP, is bound to be a winner.  One great song after the other, this EP, I know I’ll be getting this as soon as it comes out.  This music inspires me to get up and move.  Another 5 Stars guys. Then we have our last song…

#6 – Losing Light, Holy Paska guys I love how it starts out. This song is a little different than the rest.  I would call it a little quieter, but then towards the end out comes the growl vocals.  Then growl mixed with clean vocals.  This is genius guys.  I’m going to give this a 5 Star, remember HeadBangers what speaks to me may not speak to you and vice versa.  One thing you can be sure of every song on this EP was brought to us by a band who only gives 110 percent to their craft.  The EP comes out the first week in August, get it and I mean fast, they deserve the appreciation of all their fans, after all look what music they have given to us.

Just a little mention of how they got the name “Wake Up Frankie”

In 2014 at the beginning (the band did not officially become WuF till 2017), Otto related in an interview that they had a drummer and he never rehearsed because he didn’t seem to have the time.  The band members complained about it, the drummer said, “Hey take it easy, it takes time to wake up Frankenstein’s monster”. They started playing around with it and ended up with “Wake Up Frankie”. I just love a band that has a name with a great story.  Below are all the guys, and to find out more read the blog, visit their Face Book page, and if at any time you get the chance to see them live, do it, it will blow you away.

The Band Members:

Kasperi Merilainen – Vocals

Otto Halli – Guitars, Vocals

Vesku Paakkonen – Guitars, Vocals

Dimitris Kavvadas – Bass, Vocals

Jari Rantanen – Drums

Well my HeadBangers this was another experience in Metal that I will always remember.   With all this Covid-19 paska it’s hard to feel good these days but, today I feel great and why…..it’s the music HeadBangers always the music that gets me through the day, week, month, it is the one thing that brings us together, I love my HeadBangers.  Make sure you visit their Facebook Page, Instagram, and don’t forget to get the EP.  It will be out the first week in August, Itunes has it for pre-order, yes I have already ordered it, we support our bands HeadBangers.

I’ll be here next week with another band and another song.  Until then don’t stand to close to the fire if you can’t handle the burn…..



Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Koby T.

As I web-site possessor I believe the content matter here is rattling fantastic, appreciate it for your hard work. You should keep it up forever! Best of luck.

Thanks so much Koby for taking time to leave a comment.  I will be here till the last song is played.  Thanks again and spread the word.  

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I’ve had lots of HeadBangers asking for my contact info so here it is:

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Also, I’m Sandy, the sole writer and administrator of 10DegreesOfMetal, I want to thank my SEO friend Alex, who is helping me get things together here, without her I would be lost lmao. I appreciate all the questions and comments, whether good or bad doesn’t matter.

Thank you so much all my HeadBangers and MetalHeads for your support. It means a lot. If you follow me on any of the social media sites let me know you’re from the blog so I can follow you back.

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Retale vs Auslander

Something new to the blog for my HeadBangers.

As we are separated do to the Covid-19 Virus, over 4000 miles apart, we know there are a lot more out there like us, hang in there it will get better.  Keep together this is only a test.

Retale (MetalMan) vs Ausländer (You know it’s me)

One song, two different opinions or maybe the same, you be the judge.  Our thoughts are live as we are listening, I’m not going to edit them, what we say is how we feel.  Leave your comments HeadBangers.

Our first song is Mama I’m Coming Home.  

“Ozzy – Mama, I’m Coming Home”

And so it begins my HeadBangers:

Ausländer:  I love this song “Mama I’m coming home.

Retale:  So babe you know who wrote this song?

Ausländer:  No, who??  This should be my song lol!


Weekly Band List – and more to come.

  • Week 93 – Aug 14 – Tyr – Metal – Faroe Islands (Part of Denmark)
  • Week 92 – Aug 7 –  After Release of EP – Interview with WuF, Kasperi Merilainen
  • Week 91 – July 24 – Review of EP – Wake Up Frankie – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 90 – July 17 –  SPECIAL ON THRASH METAL BANDS
  • Week 88 – July 10 –  Hinayana Band – Melodic Death/Doom – Austin, Texas
  • Week 87 –  July 3 –   Viikate – Rock/Metal – Kouvola, Finland
  • Week 86 – June 26 – Lumberhead – Metal – Leipzig, Saxony (Germany)
  • Week 85 – June 19 – Nidhoeggr – Pagan Death Metal – Bern, Switzerland
  • Week 84 – June 12 – Aetherian – Dark Melodic Death Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 83 – June 5 – Frosttide – Epic Dark Folk Metal – Jyväskylä, Finland
  • Week 82 – May 29 – Amthrya – Advantgarde Death Black Metal – Italy
  • Week 81 – May 22 – Suicidal Angels – Trash – Athens, Greece
  • Week 80 – May 15 – Heart of Jordan – Alter Metal – Lansing, Michigan
  • Week 79 – May 8 – Parasite, Inc. – Melodic Death Metal – Aalen, Germany
  • Week 78 – May 1 – Wake Up Frankie – Grove/Trash/Rock – Helsinki, FI
  • Week 77 – Apr 24 – Abbath – Black Metal – Bergen, Norway
  • Week 76 – Apr 17 – Entombed – Dark/Rock Death/Metal – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Week 75 – Apr 10 – Cruish-Nir – Gothic/Doom – Romania
  • Week 74 – Apr 3 – [Amatory] – MetalCore – St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Week 73 – Mar 27 – Njord – Viking Rock – Sandviken, Sweden
  • Week 72 – Mar 20 – Mystic Prophecy – Metal – Dortmund, Germany
  • Week 71 – Mar 13 – Astralborne  – Melodic Death Metal – Toledo, Ohio
  • Week 70 – Mar 6 –  Shakra – HardRock/Metal – Trub, Switzerland
  • Week 69 – Feb 28 –  The Browning – Metal – Kansas City, Missouri
  • Week 68 – Feb 21 –  Tempting Fate – Hard Rock/Metal – Los Angeles, California
  • Week 67 – Feb 14 –  Dynazty – Hard Rock/Metal – Stockholm, Sweden
  • Week 66 – Feb 7  –  Dreyelands – Melodic Progressive Metal – Budapest, Hungary
  • Week 65 – Jan 31 – HoundWolf – Heavy Metal – Witten, Germany
  • Week 64 – Jan 24 – Shadecrown – Melodic Death/Doom/Thrash Metal – Finland
  • Week 63 – Jan 17 – Sea of Treachery – Heavy Metal – Cincinnati, OH
  • Week 62 – Dec 21 – Immersed in Darkness – Black Metal – Brownsville, Texas
  • Week 61 – Dec 14 – Skälmöld – Metal – Reykjavík, Iceland
  • Week 60 – Dec 7  –  The Local Band – Rock – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 59 – Nov 30 – Re-Armed – Melodic Death/Thrash Metal – Kerava, Finland
  • Week 58 – Nov 23 – Ashen Crown – Metal – West Midlands, UK
  • Week 57 – Nov 16 – FEJD –  Swedish Folk – Trollhattan, Sweden
  • Week 56 – Nov 9 – Forever Still – Hard Rock/Metal – Copenhagen, Denmark – This is where it all started.  ONE YEAR AGO, THEY WERE THE FIRST LET’S REVISIT
  • Week 55 – Nov 2  –  Krigere Wolf – Black Death Metal – Catania, Sicily
  • Week 54 – Oct 26 – Aephanemer – Melodic Death Metal – Toulouse, France
  • Week 53 – Oct 19 – Infected Rain – Nu Metal/Nu Metalcore – Chișinău, Moldova
  • Week 52 – Oct 12 – The Veer Union – Hard Rock/NuMetal – Vancouver, BC
  • Week 51 – Oct 5 – Ligature Marks – Metal – Portland, Oregon
  • Week 50 – Sept 28 – AEolian – Metal – Palma, Spain
  • Week 49 – Sept 21 – Smorrah – Thrash/Death Metal – Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • Week 48 – Sept 14 – Beyond the Styx – Hardcore Metal – Tours, France
  • Week 47 – Sept 7 – Brackish Tide –  Metal – Somerset County, MD
  • Week 46 –  August 31 – Kryptos – Old School Heavy Metal – Bangalore, India
  • Week 45 – August 24 – Spyder Volt – Alternative Rock – Laredo, Texas
  • Week 44 –  August 17 – Descent of The ArchAngel – Underground Metalcore – US
  • Week 43 –  August 10 – Dark Messiah – Heavy Metal – Winnipeg, Canada
  • Week 42 –   August 3 – Arcsin -Modern Melodic Progressive Metal – Miami, FL 
  • Week 41 –  July 27 –  Methane Metal – Southern Thrash Metal – Sweden/Jersey
  • Week 40 –  July 20 –  Bloodred Hourglass – Melodic Death/Thrash – Mikkeli, FI
  • Week 39 –  July 13 –  Atarka – Metal – Birmingham, UK. 
  • Week 38 –  July 6   –  Silverbullet Band – Symp Heavy Metal – Riihimaki, Suomi
  • Week 37 –  June 29 –  Hammer Down Hard – New Age Hard Rock/Metal
  • Week 36 – June 22 –  Syth Glasgow – Old School Metal – Glasgow, Scotland
  • Week 35 –  June 15  – Virtues – Metalcore – Brisbane, Australia
  • Week 34 –  June 8  –  Vovkulaka  – Dark Angry Evil Metal – Odessa, Ukraine
  • Week 33 –  June 1  –  Executioner  – Hardcore Thrash – San Antonio, Texas
  • Week 32 – May 25 – Night Shadow – Power/Speed Metal – San Diego, California
  • Week 31 – May 18 – Primitive Machine – Rock, Dublin City, Ireland
  • Week 30 – May 11 – Daggerplay – Punk, R&R, Power Pop, Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 29 – May 4 –  Kalmo – Finnish Doom Metal – Kerava, Finland
  • Week 28 – April 27 – Repaid in Blood – Pure Fucking Geek Metal – San Jose, CA     
  • Week 27 – April 20 – Arch Enemy – Melodic Death Metal – Halmstad, Sweden 
  • Week 26 – April 13 – Falling Into Red – Hard Alter Rock – Pittsburg, PA
  • Week 25 – April 6 – Tulsadoom – Evil Barbaric Heavy Thrash – Vienna, Austria 
  • Week 24 – March 30 – Dream Troll – Old School Rock – Leeds, England
  • Week 23 – March 23 – The 69 Eyes – Goth & Roll – Helsinki Finland
  • Week 22 – March 16 – Ghost Season – Alternative Metal – Athens, Greece
  • Week 21 – March 9 – Vane – Pirate Melodeath Metal – Poland
  • Week 20 – March 2 – Ravenscroft – Rock – Orange, California
  • Week 19 – Feb 23 –  Love Machine – Heavy Rock – Milano, Italy
  • Week 18 – Feb 16 – Children of Bodom – Melodic Death Metal – Espoo, Finland
  • Week 17 – Feb 9 – 10 Gauge – Hard Rock – England, UK
  • Week 16 – Feb 2 – Everlit – Hard Rock – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Week 15 – Jan 26 – Victim of Illusion – Progressive Rock – Turin, Italy
  • Week 14 – Jan 19 – September Sky – Alternative Metal – Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Week 13 – Jan 12 – The Edge of Reason – Post Hardcore – Regensburg, Germany
  • Week 12 – January 1, 2019 New Years Day – The HU BAND – MONGOLIA
  • Week 11 – Dec 29 – Apocalyptica – Rock/Metal – Helsinki, Finland
  • Week 10 – Dec 22 – Hidden Scars – Prog/Indus Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  9 –  Dec 15 – In Hell – Black Death Metal – Lille, France
  • Week  8 –  Dec 08 – Fireproven – Prog Death Metal – Tampere, Finland
  • Week  7 – Nov 30 – Amon Amarth – Death Metal – Tumba, Sweden
  • Week  6 – Nov 23 – Chernobyls Uterus – Grindcore Metal – Pripyat, Ukraine
  • Week  5 – Nov 17 – Five Finger Death Punch – Metal – Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Week  4 – Nov 10 – Universal Theory – Gothic Metal – Madrid, Spain
  • Week  3 – Nov 03 – Mawcore – Hard Rock/Metal – Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
  • Week  2 – Oct 27 – Sin7 Band – Heavy Metal – Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Week  1 – Oct 20 – Forever Still – Hard Rock/Metal – Copenhagen, Denmark

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Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Mammie B.

You ought to take part in a contest for one of the highest quality sites on the net.  I am going to recommend this site!

Well thank you so much Mammie.  If I knew of any contest I would throw my name in there.  If you hear of any please let me know.   Thanks again.


Thrash Metal At It’s Finest

My  HeadBangers this week I’m going through my top 5 Thrash Metal Bands.  Who doesn’t like the fast, hard hitting sound of some Thrash, it’s the best wake up call you will get in the morning.  So let’s get to it.

Thrash metal (or simply thrash) is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead guitar work. The lyrical subject matter often deals with criticisms of The Establishment and concern over the destruction of the environment, and at times shares a disdain for Christian dogma resembling that of their black metal counterparts. The language is typically quite direct and denunciatory , an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

The genre emerged in the early 1980s as musicians began fusing the double bass drumming and complex guitar stylings of the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) with the speed and aggression of hardcore punk. Philosophically, thrash metal developed as a backlash against both the conservatism of the Reagan era and the much more moderate, pop-influenced and widely accessible heavy metal subgenre of glam metal which also developed concurrently in the 1980s.

1)  SMORRAH  – From Gelsenkirchen, Germany

“Welcome to your Nightmare”

Smorrah, what can I say about these guys, they were my first contact with a German Thrash Metal Band.  They were so helpful getting me any information I need on the band and even translated it to English for me so I could bring it to you.  They have a special place in my heart and I love them and their music.  They are on the blog, read their story.  They are a pure adrenaline rush.

2)  TULSADOOM – Vienna, Austria

“Fist From The Grave”

I can never forget these guys, with their evil barbaric heavy thrash.  You have to admit they have a great sound and story.  They are on the blog check them out.

3)  EXECUTIONER – San  Antonio, Texas

“Forever 666”

This song just came out in January 2020.  They play Hardcore Thrash, they are also on the blog, check them out.

4)  RE-ARMED – Kerava, Finland

“Beyond The Horizon”

These guys I have no words for, they just really wake me up.  I can’t help it that they are from Finland of course.  Finland has such diversity in their metal music, but that’s why it’s the center of the Metal Universe, and no it’s not up for debate.

5)  MALICIOUS DEATH – Helsinki, Finland

“Thrash Till Death”

This band was formed in 2002 and is still Thrashing away.  They have a lot of music on U tube, check them out.  They haven’t been on the blog yet but they will be.

Check out all the bands my HeadBangers.  They put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into this music.  Not to mention energy.  Music has a way of bringing people from all corners of this planet together.   Enjoy and treasure your music you never know when you will be hearing your last song…………..


Ques/Comments From My HeadBangers

This weeks comment is from:

Ericka P.

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Thank you so much Ericka.  I really appreciate you taking the time to look at my blog.  Come back anytime, there’s always something new going on here.  Thanks again.


Melodic Death Metal Bands From Around the World…..

My HeadBangers, this week it was brought to my attention in a metal magazine that a writer had said of an American band,”Who needs Swedish Melodic Death Metal with this band.”   I will chalk that statement up to pure ignorance or ass kissing ok.  First off, and I have to get this off my chest, most Nordic and European bands are not played on your local RADIO STATION, so if you do hear them it is rare.  Secondly maybe you will hear them if a fan of theirs just happens to be in your town and turns you on to them.  This blog brings METAL MUSIC from all over the world from India, Moldova, Poland, Italy, Germany, UK, USA, I will stop there, to many to list, read the weekly update.  But, I am going to take the next couple weeks to introduce you again to MELODIC DEATH METAL worldwide, THRASH, FOLK, and how about some BLACK DEATH METAL to top it off.  Like I have always said, “What speaks to me may not speak to you and vice versa.”  Music is a personal choice, we don’t all like the same sound, but it doesn’t mean one is better than the other.  ALSO, I am not talking about the big bands, FFDP, Metallica, COB, etc.  These are bands that are trying to bring you their music and hope they make it, some even work daily like the rest of us.  SO, before you throw around dumb ass comments like this so called music journalist did, make your own decision, you could be missing out on some of the best music you have ever heard, not to mention genuine bands that care about what their fans say.  Below are some of my favorites, let me introduce you to some great MELODIC DEATH METAL BANDS from across the ocean.

Melodic death metal (also referred to as melodeath) is a subgenre of death metal that employs highly melodic guitar riffs, often borrowing from traditional heavy metal. The style originated and developed in Sweden (pioneered by At the Gates, Dark Tranquility  and In Flames) and the United Kingdom (pioneered by Carcass) around 1993. The Swedish death metal scene did much to popularize the style, soon centering in the “Gothenburg metal” scene.

AND what does that say, The Swedish death metal scene did much to popularize the style.  So now what do you have to say mister MUSIC JOURNALIST???

1)  BRHG (Bloodred Hourglass) Melodic Death Metal, Finland – “Waves of Black”

I have seen these guys in person, and they will give you the chills I kid you not.  Jarkko Koukonen will just kill you, he commands the stage and pulls that last growl vocal from deep inside his soul.  It is a gig you will never forget.  They’re on the blog, check them out.

2)  SHADECROWN, Melodic Death Metal, Finland  –  “Led Astray”

3)  AEPHANEMER –  Melodic Death Metal – France  – ” Unstoppable”

I have to mention my HeadBangers out of all 88 weeks of bands this one is the most watched, and that says something doesn’t it.

4)  PARASITE INC – Melodic Death Metal – Germany – “The Pulse of the Dead”

I just love these guys they are so bad ass, but then all my bands are.

5)  Astralborne – Melodic Death Metal – Toledo, Ohio USA – “Eternity’s End”

And there we have it my HeadBangers, 5 of the best Melodic Death Metal Bands.  They are all on the blog so check them out.  Of course there are more than 5 on here, listen to the music, all the same but all with a little different something, listen for it you will hear it.

And the the MUSIC JOURNALIST who made the comment, KMA, I truly love all the bands on the blog.  Each one is fantastic, each one has something to say, so listen and expand your horizon buddie, cause really I don’t think you even have a clue what’s out here.  We HeadBangers and MetalHeads are a family, we do not disrespect our bands.


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