Bang your head
in '99 - Heavy Metals comeback.
really went away, the fans have stayed with it, while the bands keep
putting out records. What did happen was the industry spent much of the
90's ignoring hard rock and metal in the wake of the grunge and alternative
All of that
is about to change. Major labels are once more signing up metal bands,
and there will be several major label releases from 80's metal bands in
in set to release new albums from Great White, Quiet Riot, Cinderella,
and Dokken. Also look for the return of Warrant and Poison.
MTV is set to
retool it's programming. It will include a new program devoted to metal,
much like the classic Head Bangers Ball.
tours in the past couple of years have brought the genre back into the
mainstream. The KISS and Black Sabbath reunion shows have sold out venues
across the US, while smaller venues played host to the likes of The Rock
Never Stops tour with Slaughter, and The Hard Tour with the Bullet Boys,
Bang Tango and Enuff Z'nuff.
biggest indicator that metal with thrive in 99, the record industry is
no longer shying away from hard rock bands, like the classic metals bands
signed to Cleopatra, many new metal bands are getting signed. RCA will
release the debut from former Rock n World artist of the month Lit
1999 is set
to be a year to bang your head, and turn it up to 11.