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Musicians Talk About Their Metal Gateway Bands On Metal Injection's "Ask The Artist"

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Metal Injection's new series "Ask The Artist" is back with a new episode. This edition asks "What band got you into heavy metal?" Watch the clip below as members of Job For A Cowboy, Cephalic Carnage, Dying Fetus, A Life Once Lost, Times of Grace, The Ocean, Revocation, Lazarus A.D., Lionheart, Volumes, Struc/tures, and The Contortionist talk about their gateway bands into metal.


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1. Rex_84 writes:

Watching this makes me feel old! I remember listening to the popular bands of the time of my childhood like Quiet Riot, Def Leppard and Twisted Sister.

# Jun 22, 2011 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MHOz writes:

For me it was mushroomhead. That may sound strange but I may not listen to metal if it weren't for XX. The blend of melody and aggression showed me there's more to it than the 'evil' perception that metal can have to the uninformed.

# Jun 22, 2011 @ 8:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Brucezombie writes:

Cannibal Corpse for me. After I heard them I just wanted heavier and heavier music (death metal wise). Although when I reached the peak of heaviness, I branched out into the other forms of metal (doom, power, etc.).

# Jun 22, 2011 @ 9:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metallix writes:

love em or hate em it has to be slipknot for me from there I digressed into old school metallica and branched out into thrash metal. Found death/thrash and than...death metal from there black metal I tried getting into grindcore but i didnt work for me. From there ive been kinda wandering the planes of metal in seach of something to catch my attention once again...

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 1:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DreamHeater writes:

Guitar Hero.
Yeah, I'm one of those kids.
I haven't played it in years though, and now I listen to stuff that wouldn't be on GH in a million years.

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 1:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. metalmayhem writes:

Sabbath, Maiden and Metallica...my father would not let me listen to anything that wasnt Sabbath and my uncle would, in turn, counter him by not letting me listen to anything other than Maiden and Metallica. Needless to say, I did not mind at all....

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 8:13 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

For me it was Tool. I grew up listening to a lot of Pink Floyd, Yes, Led Zeppelin, Jethro Tull, etc. There was something about Tool's sound that drew me into the world of metal. For that reason, I will always hold Tool and anything Maynard does in high regard.

Regarding the video, I was surprised by how many bands cite BTBAM as their gateway metal band. Speaking as a huge fan...that's one hell of an introduction to metal.

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 10:21 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. KREDD writes:

metallica(justice), maiden(7th son), anthrax(euphoria)...all at once

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Rillennil writes:

Sabbath, Metallica and Maiden got me back into metal about 4 years ago, and Amon Amarth thrust me into death metal after about a year. Don't think I'd be the person I am now without that devil music!

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 4:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. houston from houston writes:

sepultura chaos a.d when I was in the sixth grade in 1997

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Jay3730 writes:

For me I would say Megadeth and Slayer. I was into Metallica and some other metal a little bit before then, but once I heard South of Heaven and Rust in Peace I was officially hooked.

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Necrovomit writes:

your all gonna hate me, but marilyn manson and slayer. :P

# Jun 23, 2011 @ 11:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. OlafBerzerker writes:

Frost slayer kreator

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 12:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hilzzy writes:

Disturbed actually got me listening to metal but i didn't explore it that much further then when i was 12 my friend show me the Cradle of Filth cover of Hallowed Be Thy Name then i heard the song by Iron Maiden and i was listening to them, but the biggest factor that made me listen to metal was my 4th guitar teacher who told me to listen to Metallica's Master of Puppets and thats when i became hooked and i know listen to almost every subgenre of metal

# Jun 24, 2011 @ 5:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. The_Avant_Garde writes:

for me slipknot, more than 10 years ago even before my teen years. I remember seeing their very first video for "Wait and Bleed" on T.V and it literally terrified me, which is what made me dig deeper into the metal world to find even scarier sh** lol

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 5:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. dronecloned writes:

sabbath,fnm,maiden....still dig them a lot...war pigs still gives me the creeps..once in thers no looking bak

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 12:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Blindgreed1 writes:

MHOz: Jeff and the boys will be pleased. I'll link this to Jeffs page.
XX
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# Jun 28, 2011 @ 1:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Doyle writes:

Awesome. Iron maiden was the very first metal i ever heard. when i was just a young lad at a downtown arcade in the 80s where kids were wearing iron maiden shirts and what not. To this day the album somewhere in time will stick in my brain as what metal is. the artwork and the sound of that album is amazing. As I got a bit older I remember in grade 6/1996 buying marilyn mansons antichrist superstar. being so young it scared the sh** out of me. especially since i was raised catholic. I still love those two cds today. I am now 27 years old and Im still finding awesome new metal out there. I will go on this site and read some of the reviews and then go on youtube and watch some videos. I do this while i drink alot of beer. I love this site for that. I am amazed at what some bands, some old, some new are coming out with. I love metal. sorry for the book.

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Jenny writes:

On a radio station that used to be really good, the bands that grabbed my immediate attention were: Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Ozzy, Judus Priest, and
Rob Zombie.

My very first heavier/underground Metal band was Amon Amarth.

This topic reminded me of Dying Fetus' mini-LP "History Repeats..." that's to be released in North America on July 19th. Definitely looking forward to that.

# Jun 28, 2011 @ 7:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. HolyCrap writes:

Metallica, Anthrax, Deftones, Tool, early P.O.D. ( I know, I know lol) but that's what got me into metal

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 12:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. OverkillExposure writes:

Throughout the mid to late '90s, starting with dipping my toe in the water: Fear Factory, White/Rob Zombie, Rammstein, Pantera, NIN, Slayer, SOAD, Slipknot, Metallica, Napalm Death, Sepultura...

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 3:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. kool_ambo writes:

bad f***ing video quality! :X

# Jun 29, 2011 @ 7:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. MHOz writes:

Blindgreed: it's true. In Australia (hence the Oz, MH doesn't mean mushroomhead) we get a lot of exposure to indie in the non-commercial station we have, but no or little metal. So before say 2008 I'd probably listened to the Black Album and Nevermind but that's really it purely because I didn't think to. XX was basically put in front of me so I listened to it and it went from there.

So really XX pushed me in the direction of paranoid, in rock, vulgar display and then to bands like soilent green and Nile etc.

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