Welcome to the new rock and metal thread here on GAF. Feel free to talk about anything and everything that falls between these two wide-spanning genre's from sugar coated pop rock to hyper technical, brutal death metal. Been to a show, discovered some cool new band/album, tell us about it!
Some Useful Links:
Metal Archives - This one's pretty self-explanatory, need to know something about a metal band 9 times out of 10 you'll find it here.
Spirit of Rock / Spirit of Metal - For that 1 time Metal Archives doesn't have what you're looking for then you'll probably find it here.
Metal Injection 'Weekly Injection' - Pretty handy weekly post of new albums.
Bandcamp - Their lists and scene highlight's are a good way to find new music.
AngryMetalGuy - Although they don't always get it right, their reviews are always an informative read (or if the albums bad they give a good laugh).
Discogs - For those of us who still like to buy physical music.
RateYourMusic - Useful for keeping track of what you've been listening to, or to get recommendations.
Introduce Yourself (optional):
Some quick questions to let people get to know you or to kick-start the conversation.
- Favourite Bands
- Favourite Genres
- Favourite Vocalists
- Favourite Instrumentalists (Drummers/Guitarists/Bassists/Triangle/etc.)
- Favourite Albums
- Favourite Concerts
- How did you get into rock/metal
- Cool band(s) from your own country/state