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Old 11-19-2010, 06:50 PM
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I've never heard of 75% of the bands you listen to.
Listen to? Maybe. But if I were to list my 30 favorite bands, I'm gonna assume you've at least heard of all but a few of them, and I could probably guess exactly which couple those are. I won't deny that I listen to some really "underground" shit, but that comment was regarding that fact that the "metal fans" in question in this conversation have probably never even heard of bands like Blind Guardian, Helloween, Kamelot, Stratovarius, and Symphony X - some of the most popular bands in the subgenre I identify most with. They all tour the US and play to good crowds and are in no way truly underground.
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So, it's basically bullshit from them just to draw interest. Didn't seem to work too well.
Someone asked Chris and he answered....I'd probably have asked the same thing, since I want them to tour the US again sometime, even though I suspect they never will.
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Old 11-19-2010, 10:20 PM
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I won't deny that I listen to some really "underground" shit, but that comment was regarding that fact that the "metal fans" in question in this conversation have probably never even heard of bands like Blind Guardian, Helloween, Kamelot, Stratovarius, and Symphony X - some of the most popular bands in the subgenre I identify most with. They all tour the US and play to good crowds and are in no way truly underground.
Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Helloween,Kamelot and Stratovarius are definetly underground. Therion is undergroud to, just like I said earlier in this thread. Just because you listen to all these bands, doesn't mean that everyone else knows who they are. I listen to Nevermore and obscure female fronted goth metal bands, and I can accept that pretty much every metalhead I talk to do not know those bands exsist. Therion is probably well known in euorpe and places like that, but they are definetly obscure in the U.S
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Old 11-20-2010, 05:20 AM
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Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Helloween,Kamelot and Stratovarius are definetly underground. Therion is undergroud to, just like I said earlier in this thread. Just because you listen to all these bands, doesn't mean that everyone else knows who they are.
1) I didn't imply that since I listen to these bands, everyone else knows who they are. Not at all.

2) Ultimately I guess this depends on your definition of "underground". Considering the scope of bands out there, a band signed to a good label that tours America and plays to 800+ people every night is NOT underground to me. Blind Guardian's newest album sold 4,500 copies in the US in its first week of release and actually charted on Billboard.
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:07 AM
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Blind Guardian, Symphony X, Helloween,Kamelot and Stratovarius are definetly underground. Therion is undergroud to, just like I said earlier in this thread. Just because you listen to all these bands, doesn't mean that everyone else knows who they are. I listen to Nevermore and obscure female fronted goth metal bands, and I can accept that pretty much every metalhead I talk to do not know those bands exsist. Therion is probably well known in euorpe and places like that, but they are definetly obscure in the U.S
I wouldn't call Stratovarious Underground.... There probably the most legendary "Powermetal" Band of all time when it comes to the genre. All my friends here are hardcore Strato heads and have seen the band EVERYTIME they come here to play in america....which sadly....isn't alot(they always invite me to come but sadly I'm not down with Powermetal). But I definitely would not call Stratovarious UNDERGROUND....not in the least....They are one of the most famous powermetal bands of all time. I hate Powermetal(The only time I listen to it is when I'm forced too like sitting in a friends car or someone I'm kicking it with happends to be blasting it in my face...which sadly happens alot...) but I just felt like clearing that up

EDIT:Stratovarious had a show last year in America at the Key Club in Hollywood....Show sold out in seconds....
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Old 11-20-2010, 08:15 AM
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I wouldn't call Stratovarious Underground.... There probably the most legendary "Powermetal" Band of all time when it comes to the genre. All my friends here are hardcore Strato heads and have seen the band EVERYTIME they come here to play in america....which sadly....isn't alot(they always invite me to come but sadly I'm not down with Powermetal). But I definitely would not call Stratovarious UNDERGROUND....not in the least....They are one of the most famous powermetal bands of all time. I hate Powermetal(The only time I listen to it is when I'm forced too like sitting in a friends car or someone I'm kicking it with happends to be blasting it in my face...which sadly happens alot...) but I just felt like clearing that up

EDIT:Stratovarious had a show last year in America at the Key Club in Hollywood....Show sold out in seconds....
I don't like power metal, though Blind Guardian is really good. I think Dragonforce is a little power metal, atleast lyrically. I think alot of power metal is underground. I'd be surprised if the metalheads I talked to know who Stratovarious is.
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