Ye Olde Encyclopedia of Minnesota Heavy Metal Records, tapes, CDs- pre- 1990 AD.

31 May

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I consider myself an aficionado on all things Rock and Roll, especially garage, punk, and psych rock, and I love r&b, soul, funk, and disco, especially local stuff. Soul-searching recently, it dawned on me: where did all this fanaticism start? Kiss, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Alice Cooper…
There are TONS of great Heavy Metal bands, old and new, from Minnesota. A google search on “Minnesota Heavy Metal” quickly landed me on a photograph of a cupcake with a french fry wedged in the frosting. Greasy and sticky, but not very thorough or definitive. The evidence of any study on MN HM is quite brief out there in internet-land.
I’m really glad all the ’80s Minnesota New Wave stuff has gotten so much attention lately, and I really love Cyn Collins new book ‘Complicated Fun’. And if y’all are ready to open up a new chapter, we can start the discussion HERE.

This list is UNDER CONSTRUCTION. Anything to add? Contact me.

A tip of the hat to Crow, Lightning, and White Lightning, Minnesota’s proto Metal legends, the grindcore bands like Scaphe, the zillions of bands post-1990…and today.

Animosity

Cain

Coup De Grace

Dare Force

Daviat

Death Squad

Deathrider

Disturbed

Dungeon

Hericane Alice

Impaler

Iron Fist

Juggernaut

Kublai Khan

Mondo Trasho

Morticia

Obsession

Paradox

Powermad

Regime

Rocking Horse

Slave Raider

Soilent Green

State of Mind

Vile

Vixen

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