How was the metal scene in the 80's? And also, how was the local metal scene?

#1
Hey! I wonder what was metal like in the 80's? How was it when the NWOBHM came? And what was it like beeing a metalhead back then? Most of the bands I listen to is from back then .... Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Accept, Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and such!

And I came to think of one thing ... How was the local metal scene (if there were anything) Because today every major town have someone influenced by and playing the 80's heavy metal. If there are so many bands spawning playing old styles today (NWOBHM and thrash) was it many bands trying to be like those bands back then too?
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#3
OP- you do realize that most of the people here were just born @ the tail end of the 80's or early 90's, right?
#4
I was born in 77,but i think the metal scene back then was huge. Like during the 80's early 90's you'd see people at the malls who wore shirts of metal bands like the Scorpions and such and actually listened to the music.
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#6
i think metal is loud and obnoxious
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I was born in 77,but i think the metal scene back then was huge. Like during the 80's early 90's you'd see people at the malls who wore shirts of metal bands like the Scorpions and such and actually listened to the music. Compared to today,which most people who wear band shirts,don't know the bands,only like the designs. Like one time i saw a person recently wearing a Nirvana shirt and i said "dude,you like Nirvana too? And the person said "what are you talking about?"


You said that exact quote in a thread several months ago. Like hell that's recent.
#8
I would imagine it was the same as it currently is.

A small dedicated following on one side, and lots of tourists and faux bands trying to cash in.
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#9
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OP- you do realize that most of the people here were just born @ the tail end of the 80's or early 90's, right?


Yeah I realized that before making the thread, but I also kinda hoped a little there were somebody from that time that could answer :P
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I would imagine it was the same as it currently is.

A small dedicated following on one side, and lots of tourists and faux bands trying to cash in.


This answers your question. I've spoken to my Uncle about metal because he enjoys some classics like Sabbath, Dio, etc., and he grew up through the seventies and eighties. The responses I got consisted of, Slayer is too loud and just noise, and a plethora of glam rock bands being labeled as metal. I was born in the nineties so I cannot truly say what it was like, but I'm sure it is no different than it is today.
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#11
ask that guy who says Savatage are death metal and that Sad Wings needs to be analyzed rhetorically as a battle between light and dark

he was there
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#12
Probably gay just like the rest of everything


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Pretty sure he said that, he says a lot of things. That is the eighties in a nutshell.
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ask that girl who says Savatage are death metal and that Sad Wings needs to be analyzed rhetorically as a battle between light and dark

she was there

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#14
Jeez, what a question to ask. I remember Ozzy coming out in 1980 with Randy Rhoads and I waited in line, but couldn't get tickets for the show. I saw Van Halen back in 1981 and almost didn't make it into the concert, but then they opened up more spaces and allowed more people in. So I ran to get my ticket and this girl stopped in front of me and she was literally "run over" by a small crowd. I stopped to help her up and see if she was okay, then I went into the concert and discovered to my horror that I lost most of my friends and spent the entire concert trying to find them. But it was impossible so I ended up just going to my seat and watching Eddie "shred."

Back then vinyl was king and everyone bought records like crazy. There were line-ups at record stores. Back then Heavy Metal was played on the radio and was quite mainstream. Just about everybody was into Heavy Metal back then. It is kind of hard to explain to people today but Metal was very popular back then. Everybody had long hair. So did I and I still do.

Hopefully that helps.

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#15
No Hellhammer yet, so gay.
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#17
Sorry, I thought we were talking about the 70's. Once Hellhammer came around Metal was good.
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Sorry, I thought we were talking about the 70's. Once Hellhammer came around Metal was good.

This. Hellhammer was the start of metal being metal.
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#21
Back when youtube was'nt bands primary outlet, primitive times.
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#22
I can't remember the 80s metal scene (b.1987), but the cartoons were fvckin awesome!
#23
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Hello Magero. Yes it is true. I am not 14. I am actually in my late 40s. I have been listening to heavy metal for a LONG LONG TIME.

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