A definitive history of Heavy metal has just been published and according to the authors new York has played a crucial role.
I’m sure every music fan has had either a serious or glancing flirtation with heavy metal and to some of course it is everything.
During the 80-90’s New York was the center of the Thrash Metal scene and bands like Anthrax, Nuclear Assault and Type O Negative made their mark.
In the 1990’s an influential death metal scene flourished and Suffocation, Immolation and Mortician made their name.
Where can you hear Heavy Metal music in NYC these days? Start off at the Roseland Ballroom, 239 W 52nd street, amble along to Le Parker Meridien, cnr 6th Street and 8th Ave and finish up at Electric Lady Studio 52 W 8th street at 6th Ave.
Also check out Magikal Child, Webster Hall and the Marquee. LIKE heavy metal music.