06:35 - Apothecary We'll just have to agree to disagree then, as much as I love both bands, I still consider Zeppelin and Deep Purple hard rock at the very most
06:34 - flightoficarus Big sale at Willowtip. Best band there besides Ulcerate and Gigan?
06:33 - Apothecary Doom/stoner/sludge has its roots in Sabbath, and power and speed/thrash in Priest. I'd say everything else was just bands taking those categories and then building upon them to create new ones
06:30 - deadone That doesn't preclude Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin being pioneers in heavy metal and as such considered part of the genre, even though they happily sit outside it sometimes.
06:28 - Apothecary You're probably right for NWOBHM, but I would say that was because they were mostly influenced by Priest, not Sabbath. I think those bands very much started two divergent roads in metal, but both were the unofficial "pioneers"
05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
"Punk's Not Dead", a brand-new song from UK's blackened thrash metallers Venom can now be streamed in the YouTube-video below.
"Punk's Not Dead" comes off the band's upcoming album Fallen Angels, which is set to be released on November 28th via Spinefarm Records/Universal. More album details were previously reported here and here.
Both the Venom and Exploited songs are great, but I have to question why a band like Venom would be writing such a song.
That's because punk has a big influence in metal. Only a poser would make such a stupid question.
I realize that, but you don't see other Metal bands writing about punk. Usually they just cover a punk song or something. Deep Purple doesn't write songs about classical music, Black Sabbath doesn't write about the blues, and so forth. It just seems rather odd to me.