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Turn up the loudness with a heavy metal concert and get ready to rage the night away! Tracing it's roots to hard rock acts like Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, heavy metal continues to evolve, with new hard rock bands eager to assume the mantle. Slipknot, Korn, Steel Panther, Hatebreed and more are putting on concerts across the US, so get your tickets for a hard rock / heavy metal concert!

Marilyn Manson - One of shock rock's biggest names is on tour in 2015! Catch Marilyn Manson this summer with the Smashing Pumpkins on their joint "The End Times" Tour. Hear famous hits like "Personal Jesus" and "Beautiful People" in person with cheap concert tickets.

Rob Zombie - This horror rock god is playing select cities this summer, and it's sure to be epic. Hear hits like "Dragula" and "Superbeast" live in concert with Rob Zombie tickets, and see why he's considered one of the greatest pioneers of the shock rock genre.

AC/DC - Salute those about to rock on upcoming AC/DC tour dates! That's right, the "Thunderstruck" band is back in black with a new album and a tour that will rock your world. Check out the 2015 Rock or Bust Tour schedule to see when AC/DC will be packing a venue near you.

Slayer - These metal masters will melt faces on upcoming Slayer tour dates. Hear new songs like "Implode" off their highly-anticipated 2015 album as well as classics like "Raining Blood" live in concert. Don't miss your chance to see one of the "Big Four" thrash metal bands; they're truly legendary.

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Golden Age of Heavy Metal

On Led Zeppelin’s eponymous first album you can practically see the blueprint for the sound that would eventually become heavy metal in Robert Plant’s wail and shredding guitars. Bands like Zeppelin, Black Sabbath , Judas Priest, and Deep Purple planted the seeds for what came to be known as the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM). Inspired by their forebearers, New Wave bands such as Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Saxon and Motorhead phased out the blues influence of earlier acts, picked up the pace, and introduced the harder edge that would eventually come to embody heavy metal.

Inspired by the NWOBHM, American bands began developing their own fusion of metal, punk and hard core. Bands like Metallica, Anthrax, Megadeath and Slayer, known as the “Big Four”, unleashed the thrash metal scene upon rabid fans in the early 80s. Upon leaving Britain and entering the American market, some NWOBHM bands refined their sound and embraced the more mainstream, commercial metal of West Coast acts like Motley Crue and Poison which led to heavy rotation on MTV and more sales. In the late 80s and early 90s with the rise of hip-hop and grunge, metal and hardcore bands like Bio Hazard, Machine Head and Pantera refined the aggressive brutal heart of the sound, inspiring a New Wave of American Heavy Metal. Bands like Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed, Godsmack, Slipknot and System of a Down have embraced the sound and brought heavy metal back to mainstream audiences.

Another related subgenre that has experienced massive growth is nu metal. Though many bands reject the label, it has come to describe the evolution of a sound originally attributed to bands like Tool, Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against the Machine and even Nirvana. Where these 90s bands left off, producers like Ross Robinson picked up and actually incorporated genres as diverse as hip hop, electronic and industrial to create the hard rock/metal/rap-mash up now played by bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit, Staind, P.O.D., Slipknot, Linkin Park, Godsmack and Papa Roach. Regardless of labels, old school, new skool, or no school, between reunion tours, festivals and co-headlining shows, we live in a golden age of Metal and some of the best bands in history are on tour now.

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