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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 The Great Deceiver
The Haunted Vicious Mary
Carpathian Forest Misery Index
Solemnity Anthrax
Cradle of Filth Deranged
Twisted Tower Dire Warhorse
Vaginal Carnage Ravage
Power of Omens Alchemy X
Led Zeppelin Johnny Lokke
Ion Vein Evolution
Nicta Black Sabbath
Paragon Inner Rage of Emotion
Biomechanical Wycked Synn
Rage Sinergy
Silent Scythe Primal Fear
Soul Reaper Royal Anguish
F5 TNA
Shiva I Hate Sally
Yngwie Malmsteen Devil To Pay
Riot Ebony Ark
Madison Paige Outworld
Graveland Spiral Madness
Estuary House of Lords
De Lirium's Order Schenker/ Pattison Summit
Insomnium Ungodly
Vox Tempus Unleashed
Black Destiny Dark Age
Katagory V Age Of Silence
I.C.E. Marshall Law
Necrodemon Jamie. St. James
GWAR Conquestador
Haunted By Angels Within Temptation
The Lizards Tsjuder
Tristania Paradise Lost
Bloody Sign Gods Of Fire
Image Audiovision
The Mighty Nimbus Hellfueled
Requiem Aeternam Soilwork
Astral Doors Icarus Witch
Carina Alfie Antares
Chaoswave Fire Alley
Kinrick Strapping Young Lad
System Of A Down Throes of Dawn
Slumber Biss
Groundcrew Naglfar
God Among Insects Maximum Overdrive
Darkane Dynamic Lights
Gemini 5 Power Quest
Cannon Love Forsaken
Havochate Holy Blood
Monster Magnet Evergrey
Penetrator Barcode
Savage Circus Ewigkeit
Phantom X Balatonizer
Thrones Mistress
Dreamland Avulsed
Sinocence Khold
Nocturnal Rites Decapitated
End My Sorrow Thryfing
Naked Beggars Thyrane
Boris Cryptopsy
Leviathan/Sapthuran Valhalla
The Smackdown Non-Human Level
Upon Infliction Spawn of Possession
Fragments of Unbecoming Amon Amarth
Ynis Vitrin Vicious Rumors
Hurt Myon
Mastodon Cult of Daath
The Showdown Kotipelto
Centinex Handful of Hate
Phazm Lost Eden
Battered Crescent Shield
Incrave Tears
Aborted Denial Fiend
Warner Drive Glorior Belli
Throneum Depressed Mode
Cauldron Destynation
Frosthardr Alkemyst
Bilocate Jesus Martyr
Trivium Vulture Industries
Souls Of We Place Of Skulls
Eighteen Wheels Burning Suffocation