Edguy Guitarist: We Have Nu-Metal To Thank For Increased Interest In Traditional Heavy Metal
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EDGUY guitarist Dirk Sauer recently spoke to Lords Of Metal about the resurgence of interest in traditional heavy metal in parts of Europe.
"At the moment the TV stations in Europe are more friendly towards heavy metal bands," he said. "A couple of years ago a video would be shown once or twice, but it is getting much better. In Germany we got another late night hard rock show and I have heard that the same thing has happened in the Netherlands and Scandinavia — music stations are getting back to metal. That is a good thing. I guess that we really have the nu metal movement to thank for an increased interest in bands like EDGUY, even though that might seem ironic at first. Five years ago bands like KORN and LIMP BIZKIT started getting on the radio and TV. I think that we now have reached a time when fans and TV executives start looking for the kind of music that those bands are routed in. This is something that can be profitable for bands like us, bands who have always stayed true to this type of traditional heavy metal."
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