I'm a huge music fan. I'll give anything a listen at least once. I will check out all genres and usually find a track or two I like. For example I do not like Raggae or Techno. I'm just not into that style of music, but on my iPod I have the best of Bob Marley and Sandstorm by Darude. I am saying this because I am yet to find anything worth listening to that currently is topping the pop music charts. The current state of Hip Hop is garbage. I'm not talking about real artists like Eminem, Kanye, or Jay-Z. They actually write songs that that have a message. I'm talking about artists like Flo Rida, T-Pain and Wiz Khalifa. All they rap about is partying, hitting the club and fucking. It's all disposable. As soon as the new single drops the last one is forgot. No one is going to remember Wild Ones in 6 months. Hip Hop is currently in their hair metal era. Their lyrics are the same as the shit that Winger, Ratt and Poison sang about. If it wasn't for a VH1 reality show non of those bands would be relevant. Now Motely Crue came from the Hair Era so it wasn't all bad, meaning that there might be hope for 1 of the current chart topping artists. This however is not the case for a gnere I'm yet to find anything worth a shit. I'm talking about Dubstep. I hate Dubstep, FUCK DUBSTEP! You read that right I just said FUCK DUBSTEP. I try to never dismiss a whole genre of music, but I've given up. I work at a bar and I've heard 100's of dubstep songs. They're all the same. Random high pitched noises, ultra low bass undereneath and random shit being said/screamed over the top. CALL 911 NOW!!! I know I'm a metalhead and even Korn did a Dubstep album. I was a huge Korn fan. I've seen them 5 times in concert before Head left the band. Follow the Leader is one of my all time favorite albums and Take a Look in the Mirror I feel is the best album Korn made. The Path of Totality is shit. It's a medicore Dubstep album at best. Glitch Mob said it best in 1 of their songs "They're not artists because no one can play the guitar." Dubstep is a fad and it will fade. Metal will never die. The biggest tour every year in the US is Mayhemfest, and before that it was Ozzfest. Iron Maiden is still selling out venues across the world. Van Halen is currently on a huge headling tour. Metalheads we know what real music is, the cream always rises to the top. Start converting Dubstep fans to real music. Start them Easy with bands like Van Halen, Halestorm or even Godsmack. Start bringing non metalheads to rock concerts, our genre is ment to be seen live. All it takes is 1 good concert to start the infection that has no cure. Spread the Faith Grow the Army. -Money
Metalheads, come out of hiding. I know you exist. There are more than 30 of us in this town. This I can guarantee. Right now we are an army shattered. Are you scared that society will treat us like it always has, with a judging eye? Why are we to blame for a passions? Who are they to judge? We have all been alienated because of our taste, but now it is our turn. Come out from hiding, put the facade away, and show them who you truly are. And if they should judge, join our ranks. Right now we are an army shattered, but we must band together and, through supporting our community, take back what is just as much ours as theirs, the music.
I will not let metal die in this town. I am sick and tired of the negative attitudes people associate with hard rock/heavy metal. Just because our music has screaming does not mean it is always angry. It is passion, it is emotion, and it is the human experience. This is what drives our music, not hatred. I understand you have a business to run, and metal may not bring in large crowds compared to other music genres. With this being said though, you are pushing away a demographic of customers and, most of all, killing art and expression by not letting certain bands play.