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Rock in China : Metal Music in China

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Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Black Metal, Death Metal, Extreme and Soft Metal; all these genres have found bands and listeners in China. Having started in the 80s with Tang Dynasty, metal has developed over thrash legends Overload, Tianjin band Vomit and old death metallers Tomahawk towards a multifaced scene of numerous bands and artists. Check out all Metal Artists at RiC.
With the start of the Painkiller Heavy Music Magazine and Mort Productions including their Resurrection of the Gods series a whole new wave of metal erupted in China leading from Black Metal to Metalcore...

Read about the History of Metal in China, check out the Metal Band Forming Timeline and read more about Metal in China in general.

Quick link: Black Metal in China - Death Metal in China

Chinese Metal Videos

The Northern Scene

The Northern part of China is more prominent in heavier artists:

in Beijing: | 13 Disciples | AK-47 | Again | Alliance of murderer | Ancestor | Armour | Army of Jade Kirin | Arousal | Bad Mamasan | Black Diamond | Black Panther | Black September | Black Wings | Bloodbath | Bloom in the Dark | Borkr | Bother | Break Tragedy | Broken | Burn | Capricorn | Chaoskaif | Children Alpha | Chinatown | City | Corpse Cook | Crack | Daimon | Dark Haze | David's Trap | Day of Evolution | Deathpact | December | DengeL | Dexter | Die From Sorrow | Dinkumoil | Doomsblade | DustFall | E.D.I.E.H. | Ego Fall | Elitism | Endoputurescence | Enthrone | Evil Thorn | Exit A | Fen Shi | Filter | Final Message | Four Five | Frosty Eve | Frozen Cross | Frozen Moon | Funeral | Funeral (Life is a Funeral) | G.E.M | Galaxy | Gate of Meditation | Ghost Kid | Hades | Halo with Holy Wings | Harrfluss | Hell Savior | Hollow | Honey Gun | Hybrid | Hyonblud | Illusion | K362 | Keinviik | Kou Zhengyu | LR | Lacerate | Last Chance of Youth | Logic out of Control | MartyrdoM | Masturbation | Maul Badly | Miserable Faith | Multi-Ego | Nakoma | Needle | Nether Flute | Never Happened | NewTank | Nightingale | Nihilist | Nine Treasures | Northern Blaze | Nuclear Fusion-G | Offset Heads | Ordnance | Overload | Oxygen Can | Partisan | Phagocyte | Precipitation | Raging Mob | Rampant | Red Robe | Regicide | Return The Truth | Righteous Person | Ritual Day | Ronnie's Will | S.A.W. | Saga | Septicaemia | She Chi | Shut Up! Shut Down! | Silent Resentment | Silver Ash | Soma TNT | Spirit Trace | Split Edge | Spring and Autumn | Stale Corpse | Suffocated | System Collapse | Tang Dynasty | Tarot Saint | Tengger Cavalry | The Face | The Falling | The Ghost Spardac | The Last Successor | The Metaphor | The Reason | The Sweet Escape | Tomahawk | Toreador | Tropic Slaughter | Trouble Maker | Twisted Machine | Ululate | VOODOO | Variation | Victorious War | Violence Pretender | Wake Up | White Wall | Why Lazy | Wings of Eternity | Wrath of Despot | Wu Yue Ping Fang | Xia Yan | Xiong Qi | Yaksa | Yubi | 皇冠 |

in Tianjin: | 641 | Angel Monoplane | Autopsia | Brainwashed | Coprolagnia | Cuntshredder | Entamoeba Histolytica | Forced Pose | Metal Wing | The Dark Prison Massacre | Vomit | Xun Zang | Yi Yue |

in Dalian: | Thallus |

in Shenyang: | Trouble Maker | Visceral Suture |

The Southern Scene

The Southern part of China is slowly picking up and especially around the Shanghai area, bands are pulling together, e.g. in the Hell United collective.

in Shanghai: | 5-Pointed Star | Activated Carbon | Black Mamba | Blood Funk | Broken Promises | Chaos Mind | Deadly Sins | Death to Giants | Dragon Pizza | Drawn in Suffering | EpitapH | Fearless | Hai Gu Shi | Hai Gui Si | Hidden Agenda | Jing Jiao Ji Du | Lake of Buried Souls | Lalaying | Moon Tyrant | Nuka Cola | PerfututuM | Qi Ying | R.I.P. | Screaming Savior | Six Shot | Slit | Terminal Lost | The Mushrooms |

in Nanjing: | A.W.P. | From the Red | Murder Party |

in Hangzhou: | Falling | October Capricorn |

in Guangzhou: | Burnmark | CO2 | Devil Festival | EvilMare | Luktomo |

in Shenzhen:Error: No results!

Heavy Metal explained ...

Metal in China
Main Articles

History of Metal in China | Bands & Artists

Subgenres

Chinese Black Metal | Chinese Death Metal

Important Organisations

Mort | Painkiller

Timelines & Lists

Metal Band Forming Timeline

to the Portal:Metal

Heavy metal (often referred to simply as metal) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in England and the United States. With roots in blues-rock and psychedelic rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are generally associated with masculinity and machismo.

Early heavy metal bands such as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Deep Purple attracted large audiences, though they were often critically reviled, a status common throughout the history of the genre. In the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed. Bands in the New Wave of British Heavy Metal such as Iron Maiden followed in a similar vein. Before the end of the decade, heavy metal had attracted a worldwide following of fans known as "metalheads" or "headbangers".

In the 1980s, glam metal became a major commercial force with groups like Mötley Crüe. Underground scenes produced an array of more extreme, aggressive styles: thrash metal broke into the mainstream with bands such as Metallica, while other styles like death metal and black metal remain subcultural phenomena. Since the mid-1990s, popular styles such as nu metal, which often incorporates elements of funk and hip hop; and metalcore, which blends extreme metal with hardcore punk, have further expanded the definition of the genre.

Read more about general heavy metal on Wikipedia

Further information

at Rock in China

Magazines

Videos