In most Latin American cities, listening to “metal” was not uncommon, but it was a different story during the 80′s and 90′s when this musical genre really took off. Last February, I had the opportunity to visit Cuba to produce an audio story about this music scene, and what I discovered was a powerful and vital movement, along with a long history of agreements and dsagreements with the revolution.
More than 75,000 necks are probably sore today. Thousands of heavy metal lovers congregated in Wacken, Germany for the 2014 Wacken Open Air music festival this past week. From Thursday to Saturday, concertgoers of all ages camped out and rocked out, while sporting some cool outfits.