Top 10 Unusual Yet Effective Decisions Metal Musicians Made To Solve a ProblemMetal_Treasure
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A band with 3 guitarists is kinda unusual but I like how people in Iron Maiden value their bandmates, past and present. - Metal_Treasure
Metallica's video to the song 'One' used scenes taken from the film Johnny Got His Gun. The song became popular and Metallica were routinely required to pay royalty fees to continue showing the music video. So Metallica bought the rights to the film. - Metal_Treasure
The album Machine Head is one of the two Deep Purple masterpieces. Machine Head has the song Smoke on the Water on it, their most popular song, that actually describes the fire accident and the troubles they had. The title "Smoke on the Water" refers to the smoke from the fire over lake Geneva. The song was inspired by the accident. - Metal_Treasure
James had a special, modified Marshall amp he used for Kill 'Em All but it got stolen. He wanted the same sound for Ride the Lightning. In Denmark they tested all those 9 amps and actually recreated James' guitar sound on Kill 'Em All. With a bonus: beefed up. James was more than happy. So are we, the fans. - Metal_Treasure
Now that's dedication! - Gg2000
A new Australian band that plays extreme progressive metal was at risk of not being financially supported by major labels. Australia doesn't have established metal traditions. It's not like in the US or Europe although a new band playing unusual (yet great) metal music would be in a vulnerable position even in America and Europe.
So Ne Obliviscaris did something unusual to make their dream come true - to play their music live in other countries. Their subsequent tour included Europe, North America and Asia.
They announced the campaign in 2014. They actually broke the Australian record for crowd-funding with that final figure of $86,132 AUD. - Metal_Treasure
Tobias Sammet was 14 yo at the time, the others were the same age, 14-15. But this decision was great because his vocal skills are actually incredible.
Tobias Sammet was originally the keyboardist and didn't want to be a singer because he didn't like his puberty voice. Well, some boys' voices don't sound good at 14-15 and it's normal. I would say Sammet's voice fully matured when he turned 20 (judging by his songs). Since then he's been a powerhouse and a technical vocal beast (since 1997-1998, i.e. for 20 years as of today). - Metal_Treasure
Before the recording of the album Focus in 1993, their bassist quit and their studio engineer, Sean Malone, volunteered. He was originally a Latin Jazz player though. But he somehow succeeded to play fretless bass to death vocals.
The album is considered a classic. A masterpiece. Sean Malone became a band member. And began playing metal. With Latin jazz noodling. As of 2018, he's still in the band. - Metal_Treasure
She's a classically trained singer and she can sing - Metal_Treasure
It's last because it isn't hard to find a pilot (i.e. not a big problem) but it's still unusual when your lead singer flies your tour plane. And it's effective, yes. - Metal_Treasure
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2. How and why Iron Maiden got 3 guitarists? They originally had two, Adrian Smith and Dave Murray, but Smith left and was replaced by Janick Gers. After 9 years of absence Smith decided to come back. Drama? No. The band decided to keep 'em all.
3. Metallica equipment got stolen in Boston right before their flight to Denmark to record Ride the Lightning. In Denmark they got all the Marshall amps from the metal bands that were in Denmark at that time, like 9 amps. And James guitar got a great sound!