Drift Effect Posts

October 13, 2014

During the era of 1980s heavy metal music, countless bands rose to fame that stuck to the traditional sounds of Black Sabbath and other pioneers of the 1970s. Others, such as Poison and Motley Crue dawned long hair, makeup, and outrageous outfits to form the hair bands of the 80s. During this decade, however, another subgenre materialized that produced what many consider to be the best metal bands of all time.

Thrash Metal Appears

Although heavy metal was already much faster paced than its rock predecessor, it was not quite fast and heavy enough for some. As the music of … Read More

October 13, 2014

The 1980s was a decade that saw the rise of many extremely successful heavy metal groups. Having shifted focus from the traditional sounds and performances of the genre, glam or hair-metal had begun to take over the music world during this time period. Acts such as Poison and Iron Maiden became hugely successful.


Poison was formed in Pennsylvania in 1983. Like many of the groups during the 70s and 80s, Poison spent the early part of their career playing in various local clubs. Deciding to move to Los Angeles in 1984 with the hopes of making it big, the … Read More

October 13, 2014

While heavy metal music was popular in the 1970s, with bands like Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, and Kiss, it was the 1980s that saw the genre reach its apex. It was during this time that glam-metal was born. Glam-metal acts were characterized by wild hairdos and outfits that bordered on cross-gendered. Their musical style featured anthems, shred solos, and lyrics about sex and drugs. Some bands that emerged during this period include well-known groups such as Judas Priest and Motley Crue.

Judas Priest

Although Judas Priest was formed in the late 1960s, it was not until the 80s that they saw … Read More

October 13, 2014

Following the emergence of the heavy metal originators Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and others, the genre continued to pick up steam. Continuing build on these trademark sounds, many new bands appeared during the mid and late-1970s that would leave a lasting impact on the musical world.

The Bands of the 1970s

During the mid and late-1970s, various groups began producing music that fit the style developed by the likes of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Of course, these inventors of the heavy metal sound continued to produce music during the 1970s as well, and these albums should not be forgotten.… Read More

October 13, 2014

The genre of heavy metal, which developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s traces its roots back to Britain during the mid-1960s. It was during this period that the quintessential sounds of the genre were created. Several iconic bands formed during this period that paved the way for their successors to own the decades to come. These bands included hugely popular and well-known entities such as the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath. Other, less well-known bands included the Yardbird’s, Purple Haze, Uriah Deep, and UFO.

The Emergence of British Rock

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September 29, 2014

The death metal genre got started in the late 1980s and has been going strong ever since. We’ve outlined what we think are the top 10 death metal bands of all times. As usual, we expect and encourage you to debate about the list we’ve provided.


death metal, chuck schuldiner, death
Death is considered to be one of the most influential bands in heavy metal and a pioneering force in death metal.

1 – Death. Death is the unanimous choice for the greatest heavy metal band of all time. There’s just no debating it. Chuck Schuldiner, the band’s lead singer and guitarist, … Read More

September 28, 2014

Getting signed in today’s competitive music industry is undoubtedly very difficult. Fortunately, however, there are a lot of ways that the Internet can be used to increase your chances of getting noticed by a record label.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can use the internet to promote your unsigned band:

Providing Great Music for Sharing

The most important part of this process is providing quality music on a consistent basis. It has never been easier for great musicians to get noticed than it is today, especially with all of the social media and sharing platforms … Read More

July 4, 2014

YouTube has long been a favorite of viewers looking to check out a wide variety of different types of videos. Recently, however, it has been making a strong push to become one of the best ways on the internet to promote and develop an audience for your music as well.

Music videos are far surpassing other short videos as the most popular videos on YouTube and it has never been more apparent that developing a strong presence on the video site is the best way to maintain and grow your fan base. In order to take advantage of these facts, … Read More

May 3, 2014

Promoting your music online, whether by using music sharing sites, social media, or search engine optimized website, is an essential part of building an audience for any musical artist or band. The importance of building an online presence has never been as important as it is today, with competition being as deep as it’s ever been. There are many different websites that allow you to build your fan base and get more listeners.

Let’s take a look at ten great places to promote your music online:

Facebook (www.facebook.com)

Facebook is one of the top options … Read More

February 12, 2014

While sharing your music online is much easier than ever, promoting it successfully isn’t near as easy. The competition in the musical world has made it quite difficult to separate yourself for the hundreds of thousands of other artists and bands looking to make a name for themselves. It’s important to understand that promoting your music is a process, and that becoming a musical superstar isn’t going to happen overnight.

Let’s take a look at exactly how you can successfully promote your music online:

Provide High Quality Material

If you’re not providing good music, you simply can’t expect to promote … Read More