View Full Version : Where the heavy metal bands are

04-10-2012, 07:26 PM
I thought this was funny, Sweden and Finland are Heavy Metal Central: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/arts-and-lifestyle/2012/04/where-heavy-metal-bands-are/1714/. This is a world map of the prevalence of heavy metal....

I like Nightwish (and Tina Dico, but she's Danish) myself. :shuffle:

04-10-2012, 07:48 PM
So, I have a reason to be a proud Finn...:D
I like Apocalyptica very much, and liked Nightwish in the times of Tarja Turunen.
I have even seen many of those bands, thanks to younger boy Finnice, who has needed a chauffeur to the concerts. Opeth is very good, too!

04-10-2012, 08:00 PM
Finland's metal supergroup Northern Kings have some faaaantastic (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKwQKqQ8MMY) covers.

I love Apocalyptica and Sonata Arctica. And HIM. :shuffle: But they aren't always metal.

04-10-2012, 08:01 PM
Ville Valo. :swoon:

04-10-2012, 08:05 PM
and liked Nightwish in the times of Tarja Turunen.

This. Tarja is an amazing singer, Anette Olzon is :yawn:. :P

04-10-2012, 08:08 PM
Nightwish and Apocalyptica.
As for the rest of the world: Gamma Ray, Edguy, Avantasia, Helloween (with Kiske and Hansen), Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, After Forever, Ayreon, Anthrax, Malón...and I could on and on and on.