Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich and has been based in San Francisco for most of its career. The band's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members and primary songwriters Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine (who formed Megadeth after being fired from the band) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton, and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.
Disturbed is an American heavy metal band from Chicago, formed in 1994. The band includes vocalist David Draiman, guitarist/keyboardist Dan Donegan, bassist John Moyer, and drummer Mike Wengren. Donegan and Wengren have been involved in the band since its inception, with Moyer replacing former bassist Steve "Fuzz" Kmak and Draiman replacing original lead vocalist Erich Awalt.
Linkin Park is an American rock band from Agoura Hills, California. The band's current lineup comprises vocalist/rhythm guitarist/keyboardist Mike Shinoda, lead guitarist Brad Delson, bassist Dave Farrell, DJ/turntablist Joe Hahn and drummer Rob Bourdon, all of whom are founding members. Vocalists Mark Wakefield and Chester Bennington are former members of the band. Categorized as alternative rock, Linkin Park's earlier music spanned a fusion of heavy metal and hip hop, while their later music features more electronica and pop elements.
Formed in 1996, Linkin Park rose to international fame with their debut studio album, Hybrid Theory (2000), which became certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Released during the peak of the nu metal scene, the album's singles' heavy airplay on MTV led the singles "One Step Closer", "Crawling" and "In the End" all to chart highly on the US Mainstream Rock chart. The lattermost also crossed over to the nation's Billboard Hot 100. Their second album, Meteora (2003), continued the band's success. The band explored experimental sounds on their third album, Minutes to Midnight (2007). By the end of the decade, Linkin Park was among the most successful and popular rock acts.
Evanescence is an American rock band founded in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1995 by singer and musician Amy Lee and guitarist Ben Moody. After recording independent EPs as a duo in the late 90s, and a demo CD, Evanescence released their debut studio album, Fallen, on Wind-up Records in 2003. Propelled by the success of hit singles like "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal", Fallen sold more than four million copies in the US by January 2004, garnering the band two Grammy Awards out of six nominations. The band released their first live album and concert DVD, Anywhere but Home, in 2004, which sold over one million copies worldwide.
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Jole Hughes, better known as DJ S3RL, is a DJ and electronic music producer from Brisbane, Australia.
Most of S3RL's work is produced on Reason 3.0 by Propellerhead software.
S3RL's first experience with digital music production came in 2000 with the release of Sony Playstation's Music series. The game allowed users to create original melodies via musical notation and had some sequencing and effects capabilities. Soon after, he developed a keen interest in the emerging Brisbane rave scene and attended his first event, Advent*jah, in 2001. Brisbane's affinity for the harder, bouncier genres of rave music had a definitive influence over the producer who began to focus more on hardcore and happy hard tracks. In late 2005, S3RL met Kevin Energy on his Freeformation tour and gave him a demo disc of 10 tracks he had created on Reason 2.3. Shortly after, Kevin Energy emailed to give good word over the demo and eventually proposed the release of the original production Transformers.
Danny Masseling (born 20 June 1981), better known by his stage name Angerfist, is a Dutch hardcore producer and DJ.
Aside from his main alias, he also produces for other genres and subgenres under various aliases and is part of the following groups: The Supreme Team (with Outblast, Tha Playah & Evil Activities), Masters Elite (with Catscan and Outblast), and Roland & Sherman (with Outblast).
During live acts, he is accompanied by MC Prozac (Minne Roos).
Masseling started making music at the age of 16. Beginning with 4-beat programmed loops and breakbeats, his interest in producing music started to grow. He began his career in 2001 after sending a demo to Mark Vos, also known as DJ Buzz Fuzz, director of BZRK Records. Vos liked the tape and signed Masseling, who then released his first EPs under the names "Menace II Society" and "Angerfist". Masseling soon gained popularity in the "gabber scene" because of the aggressive nustyle sound he made. His style is characterized by hard bass drums and vocals sampled from various media, especially films. He already has some hardcore hits to his name, including: "Dance With The Wolves", "Raise Your Fist", and "Riotstarter". His increasing popularity gave him the opportunity to produce the anthem for Masters of Hardcore in 2005, titled "The World Will Shiver".
Tha Playah, de son vrai nom Jim Hermsen, né le 23 juin 1982 à Nimègue, est un producteur et disc jockey de techno hardcore et gabber néerlandais. Il est considéré comme l'une des principales sources d'inspiration auprès des producteurs dans la scène hardcore. Hermsen s'est également investit dans plusieurs festivals réputés comme A Nightmare in Rotterdam, Hellraiser, Project Hardcore et Raving Nightmare. Il est également l'organisateur du concept à succès S.I.N.A.S. (Simplicity Is Not A Sin) à Doornroosje, Nimègue. Il fait également partie du Hall of Fame sur le site officiel de Thunderdome.
Hermsen devient disc jockey au milieu des années 1990 et compose ses tout premiers morceaux dès l'année 2000. Il débute dans la composition musicale en tant que passe-temps, et décide par la suite d'aller plus loin en achetant du matériel professionnel. Plus tard, il commence officiellement sa carrière de compositeur en signant dans le désormais prestigieux label néerlandais Neophyte Records en 2002, dans lequel il y publie son premier morceau à succès, Hit 'Em, la même année. En 2004, il est sélectionné pour composer l'hymne du festival A Nightmare In Rotterdam. Le 11 décembre 2004, il joue devant 10 000 spectateurs à A Nightmare in Rotterdam.
Sonny John Moore, known professionally as Skrillex, is an American DJ and record producer. Growing up in Northeast Los Angeles and Northern California, he joined the post-hardcore band From First to Last as the lead singer in 2004, and recorded two studio albums with the band before leaving to pursue a solo career in 2007. He began his first tour as a solo artist in late 2007. After recruiting a new band lineup, Moore joined the Alternative Press Tour to support bands such as All Time Low and the Rocket Summer, and appeared on the cover of Alternative Press' annual "100 Bands You Need to Know" issue.
Endymion is een Nederlandse harddance-formatie opgericht in 1997. De groep bestaat uit de drie jeugdvrienden (Bart Revier, Bas Lint en Jelle Neys) en kreeg in 1998 een contract bij Cardiac, eigendom van Patrick van Kerckhoven. Destijds bracht de groep platen uit op het label Supreme Intelligence en werd hun stijl ook wel omschreven als "darkcore", een donkere vorm van hardcore met zware bassdrums en weinig melodieuze delen. Sinds hun stijl steeds dichter tegen hardstyle is komen aan te liggen, produceren zij sinds 2015 vrijwel alleen nog maar (raw) hardstyle.
In 2000 raakte de carrière van Endymion in een stroomversnelling na de verschijning van het album Demonsworld. Cardiac stopte dat jaar met de labels Gangsta Audiovisuals en Supreme Intelligence om later in het jaar Enzyme Records te introduceren, een label dat door Cardiac werd gebracht als zijnde een samenwerking van Endymion met Nosferatu.
DJ Sharpnel is the collective alias for Japanese electronic artists Jea and Lemmy. Via their Dōjin label Sharpnelsound, they release albums consisting of their own speedcore, gabber, happy hardcore and trance works as well as guest tracks from acquaintances of the group, such as DJ Chucky, m1dy, and M-Project.
The beginnings of DJ Sharpnel came in 1996 when Jea joined up with Project Gabbangelion and later released the album "sharpnel vs Project Gabbangelion" in 1998. DJ Sharpnel's active contribution to the Japanese underground hardcore techno scene has helped form a new genre of music known as J-Core. Although DJ Sharpnel never describes Lemmy as a DJ or producer, she has created several songs, such as those listed on SRPC-0004. The style of DJ Sharpnel’s music differs from that of other hardcore artists. Its aggressive overtones are often brightened up with sped-up Japanese popular music or spoken voice samples from various anime. These are also often fused with more Western influences, such as lyrics from American hip hop music and cartoons.
The Outside Agency is a Dutch hardcore techno duo composed of DJ/producers Noël Wessels (also known by the stage name DJ Hidden) and Frank Nitzinsky (also known by the stage name Eye-D). The pair operate out of two studios based in Goes, Netherlands. They also run two record labels: Genosha Recordings and its sister label Genosha One Seven Five.
Wessels and Nitzinsky were introduced to each other by mutual friends in late 1991. Until that time they both thought that they were alone in the production of hardcore music in their city. Shortly after being introduced, the two started working together and formed a group called X-Factor. In 1996, after several years of sending out demos, they landed their first record deal with Coolman Records. The same demo they sent to Coolman Records was also picked up by several weeks later by Mokum Records and also resulted in a signing. The duo came up with the name 'The Outside Agency' for Mokum Records as the X-Factor project was signed to Coolman Records exclusively.
Спидкор (англ. speedcore) — стиль электронной музыки, экстремальная форма хардкора.
Жанр появился в 1990-е годы и представлял собой разновидность хардкор-техно с большим количеством ударов в минуту и агрессивным наполнением. BPM в композициях мог варьироваться от 205 до 300, но в отдельных случаях достигал значения 1000. Из-за высокого темпа, спидкор-композиции чаще всего непригодны в качестве танцевальной музыки.
Спидкор, у которого количество ударов в минуту находится в диапазоне от 600 до 1000 называется сплиттеркор.
Композиции со скоростью 1000 ударов в минуту или выше называются экстратоном. На этой скорости, удары происходят настолько быстро, что становятся практически неотличимы друг от друга из-за чего композиция звучит как одна постоянная нота на высоком тоне.
Hellsystem, de son vrai nom Giorgio Coniglione, né le 27 novembre 1979 à Palerme, est un producteur de musique et disc jockey de techno hardcore et gabber italien.
Giorgio Coniglione est né le 27 novembre 1979 à Palerme, en Sicile. En 1994, il fait connaissance avec la techno hardcore, qui lui plaît immédiatement. En 1998, il déménage à Rome, et commence à composer quelques morceaux en amateur, au moyen d'un logiciel très simple, Music, disponible sur la console de jeu PlayStation.
En 2002, il acquiert ses premiers matériels professionnels, et en fin d'année il envoie ses premières démos au label italien Hardcore Blasters. En 2003, Hardcore Blasters permet à Hellsystem de sortir son premier EP, Beat Motherfucker. L'année suivante, en 2004, il publie son premier album studio, Back from Darkness.
Ophidian, pseudonimo di Conrad Paul Hoyer (Arnhem, 1º settembre 1981), è un disc jockey e produttore discografico olandese, attivo nel genere hardcore.
Ha saltuariamente utilizzato gli pseudonimi Meander, Ophidian as Raziel e Trypticon.
È divenuto noto nell'ambiente dopo l'uscita della sua produzione Butterfly VIP per i particolari accostamenti di parti pianistiche ad elementi tipici del genere hardcore. La sua produzione artistica si caratterizza per la continua sperimentazione, spaziando tra diversi stili quali l'hardcore, la darkcore, l'hc sperimentale, l'hardtechno, la breakcore e l'IDM.
Introdotto in giovane età alla musica attraverso lo studio del pianoforte, Conrad è entrato in contatto con la musica elettronica grazie al forte affermarsi dell'hardcore nel suo paese. A soli 16 anni, dopo i primi lavori fatti in casa e registrati su nastro magnetico, inizia la sua collaborazione con Ruffneck, che lo prende sotto la sua ala sotto l'etichetta Gangsta e Supreme Intelligence, dove userà principalmente l'alias Trypticon. Nel 2001, in concomitanza con l'inizio dei suoi studi presso la Scuola delle Arti di Utrecht, inizia la sua collaborazione con l'etichetta Enzyme Records, segnando una grande svolta per la propria carriera. La sua crescita musicale è poi in particolar modo favorita dalla nascita della sotto-etichetta Enzyme X, più sperimentale, che permette la realizzazione del suo primo album: Blackbox (2003). Sotto questa etichetta nasce Butterfly, pezzo che viene successivamente remixato per l'etichetta Enzyme VIP. Nel 2005 Ophidian fonda due nuove etichette in collaborazione con Patrick van Kerckhoven: Protocast (non più attiva) per un progetto hard techno, e Meta4 per l'hardcore più sperimentale ed industrial con influenze IDM.
DJ Noriken（本名：大泉 研人 1990年5月7日 - ）は。日本のDJ ､作曲家。
SKETCH UP! Recordings主宰。 主にUK HARDCOREやFREEFORM HARDCOREを主軸とする。
2008年､ 別名義を経てDJ Norikenとして活動を開始。
2009年、国内HARDCORE TECHNOを代表するレーベル、HARDCORE TANO*Cに加入。
2010年秋にはUKのレーベル「ReBuild Music」から発売された「Ultimate Worldwide Freeform」に 、さらに2011年6月にはUKハードコアを中心とした「Hard Dance UK」からデジタルEPのリリース。
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Doujin music (同人音楽, dōjin ongaku), also called otokei doujin (音系同人) in Japan, is a sub-category of doujin activity. Doujin are non-official self-published Japanese works which can be based on official products or completely original creations. Such products are sold online on specialized sites, on the authors' own sites, and in conventions such as the popular Comiket.
Doujin music isn't a musical genre in itself, but is indicative of a particular means of publication much in the same way as the term "indie" is used.
Often, such music will consist of video game music fan arrangements. Much original doujin music also exists, and has been created both for doujin games and independently, spanning many musical genres such as pop, rock, techno, trance, hardcore and many more.
Halo is a military science fiction media franchise, originally developed by Bungie and currently managed and developed by 343 Industries, part of Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios. The series launched in 2001 with the first-person shooter video game Halo: Combat Evolved and its tie-in novel, The Fall of Reach. The latest main game, Halo Infinite, was released in 2021.