Top 10 Best Things in Metal Music in 2017
The Top Ten
1 Heavy Metal is at #1 on the list 'Top Ten Best Music Genres'
It was at #1 in 2015 and 2016 as well.
I don't know about the time period before 2015 but I guess this is a long-term trend. - Metal_Treasure
2 Megadeth finally got a Grammy for Best Metal Performance
Megadeth is an American thrash metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was formed in 1983 by guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassist David Ellefson, shortly after Mustaine's dismissal from Metallica. They have released 15 studio albums, and their biggest hits are Symphony of Destruction, Holy ...read more.
Megadeth had better and more deserving albums in the 90s but I am glad they got this one because it was shameful that many non-metal bands had Metal Grammys while Megadeth didn't have one, after all these years. - Metal_Treasure
3 Metal is at #2 on the list 'Top Ten Music Genres That Teens Like'
It was at #2 in 2016, too - Metal_Treasure
4 Thrash Metal is at #6 on the list 'Top Ten Music Genres That Teens Like'
It was at #6 in 2016, too - Metal_Treasure
5 Arch Enemy released a very good album in September - Will to Power
Arch Enemy is a Swedish melodic death metal band, originally a supergroup, from Halmstad, formed in 1996. Its members were in bands such as Carcass, Armageddon, Carnage, Mercyful Fate, Spiritual Beggars, and Eucharist.
6 Iced Earth released a very good album in June - Incorruptible
Iced Earth is an American heavy metal band from Tampa, Florida. It was formed in 1985 under the name Purgatory by guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer and original drummer Greg Seymour.
7 Many new Metal Fans joined TheTopTens
I joined October 27th, 2017. - CostcoHotDogs
8 Coroner confirmed a new studio album in the works for 2017, their first album since 1993
Coroner is a Swiss thrash metal band from Zürich, formed in the early 80s. They have been called "the Rush of thrash metal" for their increasingly complex style of progressive rock-infused thrash. They garnered relatively little attention outside Europe .
... after 24 years! In the meantime, Coroner became a cult band. - Metal_Treasure
9 Demons & Wizards work on 3rd album, hopefully ready for 2018
Demons and Wizards is a power metal band conceived as a side-project by vocalist for Blind Guardian, Hansi Kürsch, and the guitarist for Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer.
Jon Schaffer and Hansi Kursch confirmed it - a 3rd album 13 years after the 2nd one...
Their previous album was so long ago that I wasn't expecting anything from them anymore but yeah, hopefully in 2018. - Metal_Treasure
10 King Diamond became a father and named his son Byron, after Uriah Heep's singer David Byron
Kim Bendix Petersen, better known by his stage name King Diamond, is a Danish heavy metal musician. He is known for his extensive vocal range, usually sung in falsetto. King Diamond was originally known as the vocalist for Mercyful Fate, but has become notorious for his horror themed Concept albums ...read more.
Still kind of odd how he married a 30-something woman while he was in his early 60s. - Aragorn98
Congrats Kim! Also a great name choice (I love Uriah Heep and David Byron).
(King Diamond's real name is Kim Bendix Petersen) - Metal_Treasure
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