05:24 - deadone That's historical revisionism. Bare in mind most NWOBHM metal bands didn't do " dark, heavy." Most speed/thrash wasn't that heavy either. Indeed Sabbathian heaviness was kept alive by doom metal.
05:16 - Apothecary Also, I wouldn't call Zeppelin JUST hard rock/proto metal either, they were also quite bluesy and very folk-influenced, so there's also that to consider as well
05:13 - Apothecary I would consider Deep Purple and Zeppelin as PROTO metal at most. It was really Sabbath that developed the dark, heavy, riff-driven style that is now essentially the core staple of the entire genre
05:05 - deadone In other news, nothing gets one out of the sadness from attending a funeral like thrash fucking metal. It's that ugly kick in the face that one needs to get out feeling sadness.
05:03 - deadone Even Sabbath didn't play "pure heavy metal" - lots of heavy blues and rock n roll here even on early stuff. In any case Zeppelin are far more metal than half the shit that gets labelled metal these days.
05:00 - deadone Led Zeppelin have always been regarded as one of the first heavy metal bands - indeed the Holy Trinity is Black Sabbath, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin. What they played did differ from modern metal.
04:34 - Apothecary I saw Led Zeppelin labeled as metal and that was my queue to stop taking whoever wrote that article seriously
Finnish gothic rock/metal vampires The 69 Eyes have revealed the tracklist of the band's upcoming tenth studio album X, which is set to be released on September 28th through Nuclear Blast. You can see the tracklist below.
01. Love Runs Away
04. If You Love Me The Morning After
06. I Love The Darkness In You
08. I'm Ready
09. I Know What You Did Last Summer
10. When A Love Comes To An End
+ Red [video]
+ Made In Sweden - Stockholm & The 69 Eyes [documentary]
The band also just revealed the cover art for the first single of the record, Red, available below, which will be released via iTunes on August 10th. You can also check out the official Red teaser video here and the first official album trailer over here.