Ferec – Helîkopter (the first Kurdish Heavy Metal band)

Ferec is the first heavy metal band who sing all in Kurdish. The band members currently live in a Kurdish city called as Colêmerg (Hakkari) in Turkish frontiers. The album is just published in november 2009. The band took stage in some of the biggest rock festivals in different regions in Turkey as well.

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2009 Metal Grammy Nominations

from About.com Heavy Metal

Heavy metal isn’t a big part of the Grammys. There are only a couple of categories that include metal artists, and those awards aren’t given on the main telecast. Here are the nominees in the metal related categories for the 62nd annual Grammys. The awards ceremony is January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles.

Best Metal Performance
Dissident Aggressor – Judas Priest from A Touch Of Evil — Live
Set To Fail – Lamb Of God from Wrath
Head Crusher – Megadeth from Endgame
Señor Peligro – Ministry from Adios…
Hate Worldwide – Slayer from World Painted Blood

Best Hard Rock Performance
War Machine – AC/DC from Black Ice
Check My Brain – Alice In Chains from Black Gives Way To Blue
What I’ve Done – Linkin Park from Road To Revolution: Live At Milton Keynes
The Unforgiven III – Metallica from Death Magnetic
Burn It To The Ground – Nickelback from Dark Horse

Mastodon In Time Magazine?s Top 10 Albums Of 2009

cracktheskye_90You know you?ve created a masterpiece when it reaches this level of public acclaim, right?

Time magazine, the American news magazine that?s basically a US institution, have included Mastodon?s ?Crack the Skye? in their top 10 albums of 2009! The album rides high at number 3 in their top 10 albums of the year (a whole 7 places above Lady Gaga), with the magazine describing the album as ?sonically unforgettable?. Get the full description here!

2009 Best Heavy Metal CDs

from About.com Heavy Metal

As the decade comes to a close, 2009 wraps it up in strong fashion. Most of the bands in this year’s top 20 have been plying their trade for a while, with a few younger bands cracking the countdown. This list was compiled using submissions from all the About.com Heavy Metal writers, then tabulating the results using a complex formula involving differential equations, quantum physics, calculus, thermodynamics and of course plenty of beer. Check out our list, and then post what you thought were the best metal CDs of 2009.

The Top 11 Biggest Metal Stories Of 2009!

Decibel’s 100 Greatest Metal Albums Of The Decade

from About.com Heavy Metal

As 2009 comes to an end, it’s time not only for the best of the year lists, but also the best of the decade lists. About.com Heavy Metal’s Best Of The 2000’s list is coming towards the end of this month, and some other places have already released their lists. Decibel Magazine has published a special issue featuring the best of the decade. In addition to the traditional countdown, there are also many lists by artists of their top 5 of the decade. Mike D. (Killswitch Engage), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Barney Greenway (Napalm Death) and Karl Sanders (Nile) are some of the musicians included.

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