Poll

What avenues do you use to discover new metal?

Conventional radio (Anger Management, FMR, Critical Mass, Behind The Mirror, etc)
5 (9.6%)
Social networking sites (Myspace, Facebook, etc)
14 (26.9%)
Online radio (e.g. last.fm)
5 (9.6%)
Friends recommendations\CD trading\etc
18 (34.6%)
I don't listen to new music. The only thing worth listening to is 80s THRAAASSSHHH!!
10 (19.2%)

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POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« on: June 16, 2010, 07:49:35 PM »
Just a quick poll to find out what the most common\useful way of finding out about new metal bands\songs is. You can vote for more than one option, and if there's another avenue I've missed, post up here.

Obviously the internet would play a large role these days, compared to 15+ years ago!

Keen to find out your responses!

Cheers.

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010, 08:05:31 PM »
« Last Edit: June 16, 2010, 08:09:22 PM by EvilElvis »

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010, 08:14:12 PM »

there isnt a "forced to listen to it by a parent/older relative" option  :hmm:

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010, 09:25:43 PM »

there isnt a "forced to listen to it by a parent/older relative" option  :hmm:
Your parents sound cooler than mine!! :headbang:

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2010, 10:06:43 PM »
Internet Forums are my main avenue for new music. Also Last.fm. Both have provided some brilliance.

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2010, 10:18:14 PM »

there isnt a "forced to listen to it by a parent/older relative" option  :hmm:
Your parents sound cooler than mine!! :headbang:


my uncle actually.

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2010, 10:52:01 PM »
I always make it a point of mine to discover new music, otherwise I wouldn't be so cool for liking bands that only 10 people in the world know about.

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2010, 11:36:17 PM »
Merlok - "new" metal
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2010, 11:45:37 PM »
I always make it a point of mine to discover new music, otherwise I wouldn't be so cool for liking bands that only 10 people in the world know about.

woah - 10 people - you've lowered your standards - it used to be 5
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2010, 11:58:33 PM »
metal archives is usually pretty decent, either just general browsing, checking out the forums, checking fav bands and seeing where else the members have played

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2010, 12:12:18 AM »
metal archives is usually pretty decent, either just general browsing, checking out the forums, checking fav bands and seeing where else the members have played

yeah, thats fun.... also youtube rampages unleash some goodies too. Clicking random "related links" can bring up a gold mine of cool shit.
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2010, 12:13:08 AM »
I like the 5th option except I want to change it to 90s GRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIND.

New music is too much effort. I already listen to all the greatest bands in the world.
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2010, 12:27:26 AM »
When I realised half of my metal friends despise what I listen to, I turned to the people that shared their files on Soulseek - they were most likely to have exactly what I wanted and what I could never find anywhere else.
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2010, 12:41:49 AM »
metal archives is usually pretty decent, either just general browsing, checking out the forums, checking fav bands and seeing where else the members have played

The new Random Band link on MA could be useful in this regard too.  Good thing about it is that you would not have heard of nearly every band the generator spits out :) Of course, there is some seriously weird shit out there, and some of the bands that it comes up with only released one demo back in the early eighties  :rofl:

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2010, 12:45:33 AM »
Merlok - "new" metal

well in that case still my unkle and tour posters of bands i know, see whos supporting, check them out

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2010, 01:21:13 AM »
When I realised half of my metal friends despise what I listen to, I turned to the people that shared their files on Soulseek - they were most likely to have exactly what I wanted and what I could never find anywhere else.
Yeah good point, I used to do the same on Limewire\Kazaa\etc. You would find sometimes amongst the metal, they would also share their back catalogue of Michael Bolton\Destiny's child\etc  :err:

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #16 on: June 17, 2010, 01:28:37 AM »
DC++ was awesome for metal, probably still is, havnt checked it out for a while, but people share a few hundred gigs of metal, insane amount of variety

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #17 on: June 17, 2010, 03:19:13 AM »
I just keep my ears open for the latest obscure band that everyone is talking about, download a discography torrent then act like have been in to them since....forever.
That's what people do, right?  :P
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #18 on: June 17, 2010, 06:49:26 AM »
I check out most videos that are posted on Blabbermouth\metal websites etc, and then if I like what I hear, look for some more on youtube, and from there watch some of the releated videos from bands on the same label etc. I find thats normally a good way of discovering some new bands that I would have otherwise never listened too.

Also when Kerrazy torrents was still around I would just pick some random stuff to download and check out. Also Myspace etc and stuff recommened on various web forums.
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #19 on: June 17, 2010, 08:37:20 AM »
a youtube session is always good

the occasional gold mine of bands pop up from time to time
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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #20 on: June 17, 2010, 04:54:54 PM »
It's not metal but I discovered The Shaggs on youtube yesterday. What a crazy band!

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #21 on: June 17, 2010, 08:25:38 PM »
Personally I find Youtube sound quality too poor most of the time for any extended music finding session. If I get a good rec, I either buy the album or grab a high quality download.

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #22 on: June 17, 2010, 10:28:26 PM »
I spend most of my internet days on the Ultimatemetal.com General Metal Discussion forum. My nick is Episteme on it. I usually get my recommendations from people over there, mostly from the Death metal, Black Metal and Thrash Metal threads. I've been on those forums since about 7 years ago and have discovered alot if not most of the music I listen to today from there. I also jump on the last.fm recommendations when I can be bothered.

Usually I end up downloading an album, if I like it alot i'll end up ordering the CD off the net.

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #23 on: June 18, 2010, 01:04:55 AM »
Even though most of the peeps on it are elitist twats, the Recomendation Central section of Metal Archives has yielded good results for me

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Re: POLL: How do you discover new metal?
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2010, 01:41:18 AM »
Usually through friends or online. Last band I discovered was Myrath who hail from Tunisia. Like Dream Theater but with a strong middle eastern sound, great stuff. There is nothing better than finding a new band who are great at what they do.