British hard rock band Rainbow released their third studio album 'Long Live Rock 'n' Roll' in 1978. It was the last to feature legendary vocalist Ronnie James Dio. On that album is a song that influenced scores of power metal bands over the years--the phenomenal "Kill the King"
The connection between patriotism and heavy metal is a firm one. Many artists and bands have not only created inspiring, patriotic tunes but also supported the country, military and personnel with countless tours and concerts paying tribute to the men and women that serve our country. With USA's July 4th "Independence Day", we take a moment to recognize some of our favorites from the metal and hard rock world
It's no secret that metal is fast, loud and adrenaline producing music. I'm sure all of us have been behind the wheel at some point or another blasting our latest purchase, only to look up and see those flashing red and blue lights behind us or noticing that our mph has just crept up over 100.