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How do you discover new bands?
« on: August 10, 2005, 02:57:33 pm »
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I'm asking for metal mainly, but not only. So, feel free to share your way of discovering new music!!  :)
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2005, 07:41:09 pm »
Some ways I do discover stuff:

-  I read magazines, but only paper ones, not online ones.  Sometimes I will try out something brand new based on an article or a review  - that's always quite exciting, getting it home and finding out whether I've ripped myself off!  It's always great when those are successes.

-  Way back in the eighties there used to be a decent radio show that played good metal, and I discovered many bands there.

-  Once I discover a new band that I really like, I simply buy their follow up albums and ignore all reviews or opinions from anywhere else.  A good example is Therion.  Bought all their stuff without ever reading a review first.  Doesn't mean I like it all!  A'arab Zaraq is quite appalling!  But I enjoyed finding out.

-  The old 'he left that band, now he's in this one' syndrome.  for example:  I liked Candlemass, I liked Hexenhaus.  Candlemass vocalist gets together with Hexenhaus guitarist to form Memento Mori  - of course I'm gonna get it!!  Also, I got Krux for the Candlemass connection (as well as the Therion one!). etc.

-  I will sometimes see something in a record store and simply try it out.  I've avoided a few purchases this way.  I've even been known to randomly buy stuff I know nothing about whatsoever without trying it first!  

-  Like I said elsewhere, I get sent promos these days too   :) .


Some ways I've never discovered new music:

Word of mouth  -  No-one I know 'in the flesh' likes metal.  Simple as that!

Internet  -  I don't download anything - can't be bothered, and I don't read online mags.


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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2005, 07:55:58 pm »
I usually do it reading magazzines (be it online or paper ones) and reviews... by suggestions people make in forums (like this one :P ).

Rarely I do it by looking at covers of cd's, if there is an interesting cover, or a cover I see in every record store I might get interested in it, (i.e. Epica, everywhere I went I saw it, finally I got tired of looking at it that I bought it :D )

But almost 90-95% of the time I first download an album to try it out, specially if it's a new band, or if it's WAY too expensive... if it's an album from a band I already know and like (Therion, Theatre of Tragedy) I don't tend to listen to their new release, I just buy it instinctively (this has led to several dissapointments i.e. Musique, Symphony of Enchanted Lands 2 :angry: )


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« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2005, 08:13:17 pm »
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I usually do it reading magazzines (be it online or paper ones) and reviews... by suggestions people make in forums (like this one :P ).
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NTSMS is the only place online that I do actually read what people say about music.  Seriously.  :)

I reckon that if anyone on the net influenced me into checking out a band it would be Aluqak, JR or Carlios.  I did also check out Mago, via Luth.  I'm not as much into Black Metal as I was, but I would value Eresh's opinion always.  :)  


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« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2005, 08:17:31 pm »
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NTSMS is the only place online that I do actually read what people say about music.  Seriously.  :)

I reckon that if anyone on the net influenced me into checking out a band it would be Aluqak, JR or Carlios.  I did also check out Mago, via Luth.  I'm not as much into Black Metal as I was, but I would value Eresh's opinion always.  :) 
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He, he, that's good to hear it Rick. I mean it (even when it would be no all true...  :P ). Really, maybe we have too few topics about music. I mean REAL topics!! Imagine: if with so few, we are a good forum, with more topics like those... we will be gods!!!!  :ph34r:

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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2005, 08:49:11 pm »
Man, this forum is awaking! great!
About getting music:
1. As I said somewhere, my main source are friends. We are five or six metalheads here where I work and we usually exchange some stuff... and of course, as Sirus said, NTSMS friends have had a big role to play too (*very proud of it too!*).
2. When I discovered the old Napster, it disclosed a new way to find music: "OK, this guy here likes some bands I like, let's try these two or three things he has and that I don't know"... the result: Estatic Fear, Tristitia, Finntroll, Suidakra and Wintersun among others came to my life.... but now Napster is dead.
3. Sometimes I get the time to "read" internet magazines, but I get bored very quickly, and sometimes I just go to the music store and try some new CD's, but Québec's music-stores are mostly speciallised in Power metal or brutal stuff... soo.. I usually get out empty-handed.

@Sirus: You have a risky way to discover music man... I like it!. But unfortunately I have to save money to go back to my country from time to time... so I really have to know what I'm buying. Perhaps I'll can do it in the near future, when I'll be rich and famous :rolleyes:.

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« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2005, 11:13:24 pm »
My method(s):

-reviews on paper magazines (last discovery: Ram-Zet)
-buy samplers like "beauty in darkness" or similar. if i find something interesting there...it´s mine (example therion, amorphis, in flames, lacrimosa...)
-As Sirius does, when i like a band, i follow up buying their albums.
-The old 'he left that band, now he's in this one' syndrome (good definition Rick!).
-Some years ago, when records were mostly on vinyl, i bought records only for the cover. I discovered good bands in this way: Cathedral (i love their covers), Morbid Angel, Benediction or Dismember
-Download the albums...

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I reckon that if anyone on the net influenced me into checking out a band it would be Aluqak, JR or Carlios.

Thanks :blush:
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« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2005, 03:56:50 am »
1.Well, I write for a webzine so that takes me to know more about other bands. Some I get to like, some I just put apart.

2. I Also search a lot for the band's history and bios, former and current members. Some members of some bands participate in other bands so I also check out those bands.

3. I take recomendations from my online/real life friends. With time I have gotten to set apart the ones that give good recommendations and are worth to check out from the ones that don't.  :)


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« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2005, 11:32:19 pm »
How do I discover new bands?

Simple:  I DON'T  :lol:
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2005, 09:13:32 am »
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How do I discover new bands?

Simple:  I DON'T  :lol:
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 :o  No new bands? Really? Sure? Are you no kidding?  :wacko:

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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2005, 11:21:09 am »
Ufcorse I'm kidding!
If it would be like that, I would never discover Therion

Usualy  friends give me CD's of music that they think I would like!
And the music that I like and they DON'T give me it, I steal it!  :ph34r:
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« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2005, 07:42:17 pm »
- Interchanging music with friends.
- Reading magazines.
- Visiting websites.
- In live shows.

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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2005, 08:14:28 pm »
-friends (but only a few of mi friends like the music I ear)
-internet
-my cousin :P



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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2006, 03:58:21 pm »
Also I discover new bands listening to online radios like:

Discover Music - Pandora

Last.fm
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2006, 07:01:57 pm »
Hi there,

my ways are not as professional as Sirius's: I discover new bands mainly by recommendation. When a band is mentioned in a forum I tend to get curious after a while... Also, friends sometimes recommend me some music. And then there's the metal dealer of my trust who knows my taste and recommends me new bands once in a while.

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Re: How do you discover new bands?
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2006, 12:08:08 am »
Lately I discover many bands using myspace.

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« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2006, 12:22:48 am »
I've learned of new bands to try from the on-line store where I order a lot of my music from, The End Records.  Other places are last.fm; seeing reccomendations mentioned in forums; and like axe said, My Space. 

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Re: How do you discover new bands?
« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2006, 02:54:58 am »
I mainly discover bands through various metal forums, friends, and in the case of Grave Digger, becuase they will tour with my favorite band. :biggrin:
Also there's checking what bands played in any well-known metal fests such as Wacken.
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Re: How do you discover new bands?
« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2006, 11:49:48 pm »
I have tried Pandora, it's pretty neat but the selection seems small.

I mostly discover new music through friends (online friends, all my real life friends are into whatever the radio plays) and through wikipedia.

I love wikipedia for just browsing and finding stuff in general, and for finding new music it works great.  For example I just go to...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Therion_%28band%29

and I see that they classify therion as symphonic metal, so I go to the symphonic metal page...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphonic_metal

and there I see a big list of other symphonic metal groups.  Then I look for music by each of the groups on youtube or google video, or sometimes the bands website if they have free downloads.

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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2006, 12:37:28 am »
God whispers to me in my dreams the Band names and genres :wink2:. And also i search bands in internet by the name, style, song, etc or sometimes a friend recommend me a band.
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