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Happy Metal New Year 2018 Readers!!!

Well here we are my friends, “Happy New Year” and “Welcome To 2018”. It’s my hope that you are on the way to recovery from a rousing good time last night with friends or at least finding yourself rested if you had a chill night. I waited until just past noon to get this online so my own hangover would be less impacting, oh who am I kidding. I chilled out on the couch and watched bits and pieces of “The Honeymooners” and “The Twilight Zone” marathons that were airing before I finally fell asleep. With the bright shiny New Year here, I’ve done my annual photo and offered up a bunch of principles that will hopefully guide you in being a better Heavy music fan during the course of the year. Check them out below.

ken pierce, happy new year

1. Upgrade your listening to the Metal: Sure you might love to hear your old Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and the rest of the legends but in 2018 its time to take a firm stand on experimentation. You can start by asking those friends who own a couple of hundred more CD’s or LP’s than you for some recommendations.

2. See bands in concerts: It’s without question that some of the giant acts are almost unaffordable when it comes to their ticket prices but I hope you region has a club that showcases smaller tier bands or promising local talent. Pop in for a couple of beers and to raise the horns. It cannot cost all that much to convene with like-minded friends for the sake of Hard Rock and Metal.

3. Give Two New Bands A Month A Try: They don’t have to be new per se, but new to you. I’ll even help you along with several favorites such as EdGuy, Ghost, Sabaton, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica, Eluveitie, Hammerfall, Delain, Anathema, Nothing More, Wednesday 13, Amaranthe and Kobra and The Lotus. As someone who enjoys all of these bands in some fashion, I’d love to be able to say that you were keyed into them because of our recommendation. New bands to your world will only broaden your interest and help them thrive. There will be a quiz.
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