Bottomline, I don’t believe in coincidences, but that there are some weird facts about Metal bands, we can’t deny.
Weird Coincidence # 1
That Black Sabbath, Motörhead, and Iron Maiden are very influential bands in Metal world, we all know. But did you know their debut albums were self-titled with a self-titled track?
Black Sabbath’s “Black Sabbath” featuring “Black Sabbath”:
Motörhead’s “Motörhead” featuring “Motörhead”:
Iron Maiden’s “Iron Maiden” featuring “Iron Maiden”:
Weird Coincidence # 2
Judas Priest’s “Unleashed in the East” is a great album. We all agree with that. But did you know that five (maybe six) out nine tracks of it are actually names of bands? Check it out:
- Exciter (check)
- Running Wild (check)
- Sinner (check)
- The Reaper (hum, check?)
- The Green Manalish (With the Two Prong Crown)
- Diamonds and Rust
- Victims of Chance
- Genocide (check)
- Tyrant (double check)
Weird Coincidence # 3
Some Metal bands take Metal so seriously that are named after real metals. Check them out (according to Encyclopedia Metallum):
Chromium (three bands), Brazil’s Platina (platinum), Vanadium (Italy’s most famous), Thorium, Titanium (six bands), Carbon (two bands), Boron (one from the Czech Republic), and the list goes on.
P.S.: If your band is here, I suggest trying another name.
Weird Coincidence # 4
Metal bands try to vary on heavy metal’s traditional lyrical content a.k.a. sex, drugs and rock’n’roll, but some bands go far beyond:
Uttertomb’s main lyrical subject is necrocentrism. Do you what does it stand for? I didn’t either. It stands for the egyptian belief in the afterlife, then, necrocentrism is the basis of egyptian religion (read our review here).
Pungent Stench do it twice. “Ampeauty,” their fifth release, is about acrotomophilia and apotemnophilia. English, please! Acrotomophilia is a paraphilia in which an individual expresses strong sexual interest in amputees. Apotemnophilia is its counterpart, the sexual interest in being an amputee.
Do you know any other weird coincidence?