What is gothic metal music?

Gothic metal (or goth metal) is a fusion genre combining the aggression of heavy metal with the dark atmospheres of gothic rock. The music of gothic metal is diverse with bands known to adopt the gothic approach to different styles of heavy metal music.

Is Black Sabbath considered goth?

Some have argued that flamboyant shock rocker Alice Cooper and doom-laden metal pioneers Black Sabbath were goth forerunners, yet The Doors were the first band to be officially labeled “gothic rock”, by rock critic John Stickney.

What is folk metal music?

Folk metal is a fusion genre of heavy metal music and traditional folk music that developed in Europe during the 1990s. It is characterised by the widespread use of folk instruments and, to a lesser extent, traditional singing styles (for example, Dutch Heidevolk, Danish Sylvatica and Spanish Stone of Erech).

Are there any bands that play gothic metal?

Members of metal bands such as After Forever, HIM and Nightwish have downplayed or dismissed the gothic label from their music. The issue is obscured further by bands that have since moved away from gothic metal or even heavy metal music altogether, as is the case for Anathema and The Gathering.

What kind of music does folk metal play?

The music of folk metal is a diverse collection with bands pursuing different subgenres of heavy metal music. While bands like Primordial and Finntroll perform black metal, other groups such as The Lord Weird Slough Feg ply their trade with a more traditional or power metal base.

Who is the editor of Shire folk magazine?

Graham: [email protected] Shire Folkis a free, A5, bimonthly magazine covering folk, roots and acoustic music. It has been produced for over 40 years on a not-for-profit basis, paid for by advertising revenue.

Where does the money for Shire folk come from?

As you maybe aware we produce Shire Folk in our spare time for the love of the music. Our only source of revenue is from the advertisements in the magazine and from about thirty personal subscribers.

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