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Discover New Music on MySpace
I created this lens several years ago, at the height of MySpace's popularity. Now that Facebook and Twitter have taken over the Social Networking world, a number of people have moved away from MySpace and are missing out on a great deal of great music that is offered up directly from the artists that create it.
After a number of my favorite bands started creating official MySpace pages, I decided it was time to finally break down and create my own.
I was shocked by how many amazing artists were on MySpace Music and what a great opportunity this was to find new music.
Shortly after creating my profile and adding my friends and family, I started receiving invites from a lot of great bands of which I was unfamiliar.
I am assuming that there are many other music lovers that would appreciate a list of the official MySpace pages for these great metal and rock bands.
Please feel free to contact me, and let me know about other great official pages that I may have missed.
Even after all these years. this lens is always work in progress, so expect it to grow and change over time. I'm in the midst of a fairly major redesign of this lens as it's been several years since it was first created and since so many things have changed on MySpace, I think it's time to redecorate.
Featured MySpace Music Profiles - Official MySpace Music profiles
Progressive rock band from Poland. Check them out.
Beautiful, haunting, and wonderful progressive music from Sweden.
- Arjen "Ayreon" Lucassen
This is the official profile for the amazing Arjen and his many projects. Don't miss the trailer and tracks from the new CD, 01011001.
Blackfield is a wonderful collaboration between Aviv Geffen and Steven Wilson. You may preview the new CD on their official MySpace page.
- Blind Guardian
Official Blind Guardian page.
- Devin Townsend Band
DTB's official MySpace. You can view DTB's latest video and listen to songs from various Devin Townsend albums.
- Disarmonia Mundi
Official MySpace for this fantastic project featuring BjÃ¶rn "Speed" Strid from Soilwork on vocals.
- Fates Warning
Fantastic progressive metal band from the United States.
- David Garrett
Official MySpace Music profile for amazing violinist, David Garrett. Check out his version of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters.
- Gavin Harrison
The official MySpace Music profile of Porcupine Tree's amazing drummer, Gavin Harrison. He showcases his other work on this page. Check it out.
Kamelot's official Myspace. This is a really nice layout with a lot of info and great music.
Meshuggah's official MySpace.
Opeth's official MySpace.
- Porcupine Tree
Porcupine Tree's official MySpace. Get a sneak peek at the upcoming Porcupine Tree DVD, listen to their music, and get news updates.
Amazing Progressive power-metal band from the United States. Redemption is includes members of Fates Warning.
Do you still have a MySpace page?
MySpace Music Discoveries - Bands I've discovered via MySpace
MySpace Music is my number one source for new music discoveries. Everyone should have a MySpace account and help spread the word about great music.
- The Awakening
Fortunately this band found me through mutual MySpace friends. The music is really fantastic and they have their first EP coming out, soon. Check out the tracks on their page and keep and eye on these guys. I think they will do well.
I'm always happy to discover new metal bands, but it's even better when they come from Cleveland. I enjoyed the three tracks posted on MySpace and will definitely make it a point to hear more.
- Crimson Tears
I heard this band for the first time today on MySpace and really enjoyed the music. It's definitely right up my alley - gothic metal with a great female voice.
- Donnie Christianson
I found Donnie's MySpace profile because he found this lens. What a wonderful way to discover new music! Donnie has a fantastic voice reminiscent of Geoff Tate and the music he has posted on his profile is terrific.
Hey, this is good stuff. They sound great, and they have a new CD out. You can check out a few tunes on their MySpace page, and check out the rest of it on their homepage.
I don't know how I've missed this before, but thankfully I received a friend request. This "Supergroup" includes Vinnie Paul, Chad Gray and Greg Tibbet from Mudvayne, Jerry Montano and Tom Maxwell from Nothingface. Check it out!
Their MySpace profile says that they are a metal band from New South Wales, with a huge list of influences. The songs on their page rock. A little bit power metal a little bit progressive, with good vocals. I'm definitely anxious to hear more.
Lanfear is a killer power metal band from Germany. Check out their latest CD, X to the Power of Ten.
- The Mercury Retrograde
I actually discovered this band thanks to a comment on this lens. They have several very cool songs, some hilarious photos, and a few videos on their MySpace page. Check them out.
- Swallow the Sun
I discovered this band through a recommendation from a MySpace friend and immediately ran right out and bought their latest CD. This is fantastic doom metal from Finland.
- Trettioariga Kriget
Why does so much great music come from Sweden? Somehow I managed to miss out on this fantastic music for all these years. Check them out!
I discovered this fantastic progressive metal band from Sweden, through MySpace friends. There must be something wonderful in the water there.
MySpace Essentials - Books to help you make the most of MySpace
Fantastic Female Voices - Discover amazing female vocalists
Epica features the powerful, but beautiful female voice of Simone Simons and the wonderfully intense male voice of Mark Jansen.
- Leaves' Eyes
Liv Kristine EspenÃ¦s Krull and her husband, Alexander Krull, share the vocal duties beautifully. She has the sweet voice of an angel and he has the heavy vocals to perfectly complement her.
- The Mary Major
Born from the ashes of Beseech, this band features beautiful female vocals from Lotta Hoglin and male vocals from Erik Molarin.
- Within Temptation
The music is beautiful and dark and the voice of Sharon den Adel is haunting. Definitely take a listen.
- Fantastic Female Voices
The Fantastic Female Voices lens is dedicated to amazing vocalists in Progressive, Rock, and Metal Music. See the rest of the list there.
More MySpace Profiles - More official MySpace Music pages
Hawkwind's official MySpace profile.
Official profile for the other amazing band from Stockholm Sweden.
Check out this fantastic prog band from Italy!
- My Dying Bride
My Dying Bride's MySpace profile.
- Strapping Young Lad
Strapping Young Lad's official MySpace profile.
Official MySpace profile for this progressive hard rock band from Charlotte, North Carolina.
Soilwork's official MySpace profile.
- Type O Negative
Official Type O Negative MySpace profile.
- Steven Wilson
Steven Wilson's official MySpace profile.
- Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie's official MySpace. He posts frequent blog updates with news about his various projects. You will also find tour dates and some of his latest music.
What is the main reason you use MySpace?
Fantastic Italian prog band you can find on MySpace Music
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