The best bands nobody seems to have heard of?

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Drakmeire said:
NightWish, Gamma Ray, HammerFall,Edguy

I fixed it for the ones i know

and. Almost nobody i know, Knows the glory that is! Mustasch!

T.T

edited for oversight
 

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The Disk Thrower said:
Drakmeire said:
NightWish, Gamma Ray, HammerFall,Edguy,(two years ago)

I fixed it for the ones i know

and. Almost nobody i know, Knows the glory that is! Mustasch!

T.T
wait is "two years ago" a band? I just meant that until rock band 2 no one heard of modest mouse.
 

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Dr.Steel,anyone?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02Bk1OjFLJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28htktcco_s&feature=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqYEp4OQUBI&feature=PlayList&p=289BEB1E25EECF42&playnext_from=PL&index=47&playnext=1


How about some John Zorn?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U92Wci42xO8&feature=PlayList&p=BFC2BCD2BA73C63D&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QETU-y1sINA&feature=related
 

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Most of my favorite bands are from other countries, and most of them are symphonic or melodic metal, death metal, gothic metal, folk metal or industrial music, so naturally it's hard for me to have a conversation with anyone in the US about music in general. In my opinion most of these bands are superior to the typical stuff you here in the US because there are so many more elements they use in their music. For example a metal band might use your typical guitar/drums/bass but a symphonic metal band might add in an entire orchestra. To me the music sounds so much richer and deeper and more worthwhile. Anywise, here's my list of bands I love that almost no one I know has heard of (without me having introduced them to it first):

Nightwish (They're starting to actually become more known in the states but not until recently when they started touring here)

Ensiferum

Battlelore

Kalmah

Eluveitie

Angelspit

Tristania

Sirenia

Within Temptation

Dark Moor

Rhapsody of Fire (probably more known in the US but still a bit obscure)

Dark Tranquility

and a bunch more that I won't go on to list at the moment...
 

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Drakmeire said:
The Disk Thrower said:
Drakmeire said:
NightWish, Gamma Ray, HammerFall,Edguy,(two years ago)

I fixed it for the ones i know

and. Almost nobody i know, Knows the glory that is! Mustasch!

T.T
wait is "two years ago" a band? I just meant that until rock band 2 no one heard of modest mouse.
Gonna throw out that Modest mouse got big with the single "Float On" from Good News for People Who Love Bad News back in 2004, long before they showed up in rock band & guitar hero. they're one of the flagship bands of the popularization of indie music over the last five years.



-m
 

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Ensiferum said:
Nightwish (They're starting to actually become more known in the states but not until recently when they started touring here)

Ensiferum

Battlelore

Kalmah

Eluveitie

Angelspit

Tristania

Sirenia

Within Temptation

Dark Moor

Rhapsody of Fire (probably more known in the US but still a bit obscure)

Dark Tranquility
I know all those bands.Eluveitie,Dark Moor and Ensiferum are brilliant bands :)
 

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Drakmeire said:
The Disk Thrower said:
Drakmeire said:
NightWish, Gamma Ray, HammerFall,Edguy,(two years ago)

I fixed it for the ones i know

and. Almost nobody i know, Knows the glory that is! Mustasch!

T.T
wait is "two years ago" a band? I just meant that until rock band 2 no one heard of modest mouse.

...editing oversight...we all have bad moments!, im just gonna go change it
 

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Morphosis,an Irish death metal band I like,could do with a little more lovin'

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LV0_rFWC1I&playnext_from=TL&videos=qCG3u19TNnk (guest vocalist is that guy from Primordial,for any fans out there)

Unexpect are also a wonderful band - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYKWteGdiXU&playnext_from=TL&videos=WqNsaA6mFeA
 

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No one seems to know about Cage the Elephant except for Aint No Rest For the Wicked from when it was on Borderlands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9LRo0D_uWM
 
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I LOVE They Might Be Giants!! Also:

Foxy Shazam

Gossip

Straylight Run

Anavan

Gooferman

The Switchfits

And, of course,

Flameing Daeth Fearies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lK28tuvX6kI

0_o
 

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Ensiferum said:
Nightwish (They're starting to actually become more known in the states but not until recently when they started touring here)

Ensiferum

Battlelore

Kalmah

Eluveitie

Angelspit

Tristania

Sirenia

Within Temptation

Dark Moor

Rhapsody of Fire (probably more known in the US but still a bit obscure)

Dark Tranquility

and a bunch more that I won't go on to list at the moment...
HAHHAHAAHH... That's just about every band on my Pandora Playlist. It started off as "Dragonforce" but I changed it to Nightwish when I realized how much better all the other power metal was.
 
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Enigma6667 said:
Arcade Fire. Everyone only knows them for that one song that played in all of the Where the Wild Things Are advertisements. All of their songs are really great.
you mean the band that's headlining reading and leeds?....

anyway, i know noone that's heard of test your reflex, like ever
though im hardly surprised
 

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Matt_LRR said:
Passenger's "Night Vision Binoculars" is possibly the cutest song about the creepiest dude I've ever heard.

-m
It's one of those songs that is undeniably disturbing and yet awesome at the same time. I've heard that same kind of theme many times, and nobody does it quite as well as Passenger
Drakmeire said:
NightWish, Gob, Gamma Ray, HammerFall,Edguy, Modest Mouse (two years ago), and maybe Freezepop.
A fellow NightWish fan? GASP!
 

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epninja said:
No one seems to know about Cage the Elephant except for Aint No Rest For the Wicked from when it was on Borderlands

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9LRo0D_uWM
I saw them play with manchester orchestra and silversun pickups. They actually put on a killer show.

-m
 

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The Disk Thrower said:
Drakmeire said:
The Disk Thrower said:
Drakmeire said:
NightWish, Gamma Ray, HammerFall,Edguy,(two years ago)

I fixed it for the ones i know

and. Almost nobody i know, Knows the glory that is! Mustasch!

T.T
wait is "two years ago" a band? I just meant that until rock band 2 no one heard of modest mouse.

...editing oversight...we all have bad moments!, im just gonna go change it
that's okay I just thought that I found a new band to become a fan of... or I could just call my band "two years ago"
 

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No one seems to know who Devin Townsend is despite him being the greatest heavy metal artist ever.

I'm not joking, the man has not written one bad song and I have all his albums.

 

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Speck Mountain.

They are a band that make gorgeous soul/space rock-ish music. It's hard to label, but it is incredibly beautiful and ridiculously relaxing.

check it out:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkLjwz3vtRM
 

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I would have to go with


Phantasmagoria

http://visualyume-rin.blogspot.com/2007/09/phantasmagoria.html

And Astarte

http://www.metalstorm.net/bands/band.php?band_id=245
 

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As a fan of pagan/renaissance rock, I find most everything I like is completely unfamiliar to people.

Blackmore's Night is my current number one, with the even more obscure MaterDea very close behind.

My wife, on the other hand, is consistently amazed at how many people have never heard of her favourite band, Dream Theater.