C O L U M N S
Where Are You?

Let me start off by doing a little introduction to this new, somewhat odd column. I have been listening to obscure hard rock and heavy metal for 10+ years and during this time I have discovered some really fantastic bands and artists out there; bands that I felt had enough potential and talent to top the music scene and carve their very own mark in this crazy world of hard music.

For whatever reason those bands and musicians didn't get the big break and disappeared like a ghost in the fog.

I've started searching for these out of the way bands and musicians in the mid-90s, and with the power of the internet I've been able to track down a few of them. But still, there are so many mysteries out there, so many rocks yet unturned and so many treasures waiting to be rediscovered. With the creation of Maximum Metal and its many useful resources, I'm hoping to solve some of those mysteries and bring some of these deserving artists to the forefront again.

This is my mission. This is the sole purpose of Where Are You? To unlock some doors and ask some questions that I haven't seen anyone else ask. So lets grab our metal detectors and see what we can find. --Eric Compton






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RANDOM ACTS OF METAL
. Rebellion. Regurgitate
. Metallica. Power of Omens
. Black Label Society. Carnal Forge
. Circle of Nero. The Graveyard Boulevard
. Curriculum Mortis. Runemagick
. Attacker. Primal Fear
. Fraise. Lacuna Coil
. Asperity. Neverland
. Mother Misery. Fear Factory
. Volbeat. Node
. Celesty. Construcdead
. Riot. Jag Panzer
. Bleeding Inc. David Shankle Group
. Disarmonia Mundi. Nova Lex
. U.D.O.. Dragonspoon
. Krokus. Therion
. Mob Rules. Bonfire
. Metal Church. Dark Age
. Theocracy. Chris Caffery
. GWAR. Mine
. Six Feet Under. Creed
. Triumph. Feared Creation
. Ligeia. The Mighty Nimbus
. Entombed. Blood Red Throne
. Korpiklaani. Suidakra
. Crimson Moonlight. Shade Empire
. Hatesphere. Agents Of Man
. Python. Sentenced
. Goddess Of Desire. Unchained
. Nuse. Prowler Inc.
. Supagroup. Leaves Eyes
. Killing Spree. Impaled Nazarene
. Blitzkrieg. The Scourger
. Painmuseum. Lake Of Tears
. Winterfell. Savage Circus
. Nocturnal Rites. Decapitated
. Vader. Sodom
. Enforsaken. Ephel Duath
. Nikki Puppet. Nightmare
. Clawfinger. The Smackdown
. Warrant (Amer). Elvenking
. Cavalar. Speed/Kill/Hate
. The Sword. The Furor
. Vengeance. Azure
. Swashbuckle. Scary Manilow
. Fleshgore. Wednesday 13
. Abominant. Zoroaster
. Eighteen Visions. Audrey Horne
. Demise. Better Left Unsaid
. Skullflower. Omnium Gatherum
. In This Moment. Zyklon
. Marc Sasso. Mithras
. Spit Like This. Pentacle
. Katrina Johansson. Aborted
. David Galas. Throneum
. Hearse. Pathosray
. Pathology. Bilocate
. Demonic Symphony. Puscifer
. Virgin Black. Iron Fire
. Deadsea. Son of Eric
. Place Of Skulls. Cursed
. Nasty Idols. Caliban