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Traditional Metal Just Isn't Scary Anymore...
3/2/2011 12:05:29 PM by Frank




It really says something about peoples' tolerance levels over time that 30 years ago bands like Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Dio and other traditional metal bands had an aura of fantasy/occult/evil about them that was an alternative to the mainstream. Now--not so much.

I suppose those bands have been around so long they've become about as scary as Freddy Krueger in a "Got Milk?" commercial. I'm old enough to be unconcerned and unprotective when the great Priest song "The Hellion" is being used in a cheesy Honda Odyssey minivan commercial and Miley Cyrus is running around with an Iron Maiden shirt on. I'm not even bothered by Ozzy selling phone plans and I can see James Hetfield doing a shaving commercial someday. Corporate people are on the same planet as the rest of us, but the really heavy, underground metal genres probably won't be co-opted and commodified as much.

Anyway, here's the Watville Primary School having fun performing Iron Maiden's Flight Of Icarus:



And there's even a nice charity tied in--Cash for Kids



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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
Racer X Carpathian Forest
Karaboudjan Solemnity
Rebellion Impellitteri
Kataklysm Skullview
Celestial Ode Helloween
Ring of Fire Liege Lord
Crematorium Firewind
Wizard Powergod
Power of Omens Black Label Society
Vyndykator Ion Vein
Nicta Thunderbolt
Curriculum Mortis Evanesce
Stryper Mnemic
Silent Scythe Pharaoh
Whitesnake Primal Fear
Fairyland Mother Misery
Fear Factory Three Inches of Blood
Yngwie Malmsteen Devil To Pay
Jag Panzer UFO
Amityville Whore Marillion
Iron Angel Dragonspoon
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Occult Unearth
Division Internal Bleeding
Jamie. St. James Neurosis
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Acheron Overlorde
Seventh One Cryme
Legion Divine Fire
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Yyrkoon Tarot
Heartcry Apocalyptica
Antares Freedom Call
Frantic Bleep Chastain
System Of A Down Ignitor
Gizmachi Babylon
Pro-Pain Groundcrew
Embraze Blind Stare
Agents Of Man Graveworm
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Frameless Scar Sheavy
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Crystal Fate Winterfell
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