C O L U M N S
Where Are You?

Let me start off by doing a little introduction to this new, somewhat odd column. I have been listening to obscure hard rock and heavy metal for 10+ years and during this time I have discovered some really fantastic bands and artists out there; bands that I felt had enough potential and talent to top the music scene and carve their very own mark in this crazy world of hard music.

For whatever reason those bands and musicians didn't get the big break and disappeared like a ghost in the fog.

I've started searching for these out of the way bands and musicians in the mid-90s, and with the power of the internet I've been able to track down a few of them. But still, there are so many mysteries out there, so many rocks yet unturned and so many treasures waiting to be rediscovered. With the creation of Maximum Metal and its many useful resources, I'm hoping to solve some of those mysteries and bring some of these deserving artists to the forefront again.

This is my mission. This is the sole purpose of Where Are You? To unlock some doors and ask some questions that I haven't seen anyone else ask. So lets grab our metal detectors and see what we can find. --Eric Compton






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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
. Cave In. HammerFall
. The Great Deceiver. Exmortem
. Disturbed. Kataklysm
. Kalibas. Ring of Fire
. Rawhead Rexx. Mortician
. Johnny Lokke. Tungsten
. SelfInflicted. Paragon
. Artension. King Diamond
. Dream Weaver. Eidolon
. Mnemic. Pharaoh
. Iron Savior. Royal Anguish
. Hard Echo. Tesla
. Mother Misery. Death Angel
. Killik. Jag Panzer
. Madison Paige. Amityville Whore
. Gamma Ray. Low Earth Orbit
. Dimmu Borgir. Therion
. Vox Tempus. Lilitu
. Black Destiny. The Last Act
. Blind Guardian. The 7 Method
. Motley Crue. Cradle To Grave
. Audiovision. The Apocalyptic Riders
. Divine Fire. Veni Domine
. Dirt. Quiet Riot
. Necrophagia. Icarus Witch
. Angtoria. Darkthrone
. Cemetary. Operatika
. System Of A Down. Callenish Circle
. Sinisthra. Impiety
. Slumber. Def Leppard
. Disbelief. Astarte
. Sothis. Naglfar
. Circus Maximus. Taake
. Evemaster. Gaia
. Widow. Holy Blood
. A Lower Deep. Flotsam & Jetsam
. Lake Of Tears. Illuminatus
. Russell Allen. Armored Saint
. 1349. Algol3
. Damnation. Infliction
. Define Divine. Dogs Of Winter
. Khold. Powerglove
. Cardinale. Poison
. Upwards of Endtime. Nightmare
. Daylight Dies. Cryptopsy
. The Smackdown. Bal-Sagoth
. Nicodemus. Abysmal Dawn
. Fragments of Unbecoming. Suzukiton
. Amon Amarth. Time Requiem
. Abominant. Pump
. Anata. Deicide
. Skullflower. Terry Sullivan
. Necrophobic. Chrome Division
. Since the Day. David Galas
. Nation Beyond. Cauldron
. Keldian. Distorted
. Shining Star. Jesus Martyr
. Last Stone Cast. Celestia
. Medieval Steel. Mar De Grises
. Kiuas. Battleroar
. Crown The Lost. Uli Jon Roth