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Michael Denner
MICHAEL DENNER (born 5 November 1958) is a Danish heavy-metal guitarist. He is part of the heavy metal duo Denner/Shermann with Hank Shermann . Denner was a member of Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
and King Diamond
King Diamond
amongst others. He has made guest appearances with Furious Trauma, Jack Cracker, Volbeat
Volbeat
, Notre Dame and Saturnus . Denner is a fourth generation musician. Denner plays Gibson Flying V guitar and lists his inspirations as Uli Jon Roth
Uli Jon Roth
, Michael Schenker and Ollie Halsall . Denner owns a record shop in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
called "Beat Bop". REFERENCES * ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Mercyful Fate". Allmusic . Retrieved 13 April 2010. * ^ "Saturnus Discography". www.saturnus.dk. Retrieved 29 September 2013
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Copenhagen
COPENHAGEN (Danish : København ( listen ); Latin
Latin
: Hafnia) is the capital and most populous city of Denmark
Denmark
. The city has a population of 763,908 (as of December 2016 ), of whom 601,448 live in the Municipality of Copenhagen
Copenhagen
. The larger urban area has a population of approximately 1.3 million (as of 1 January 2016 ), within the Capital Region of Denmark
Denmark
while the Copenhagen
Copenhagen
metropolitan area includes the closest part of Region Zealand
Region Zealand
and has over 2 million inhabitants
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Ollie Halsall
PETER JOHN \'OLLIE\' HALSALL (14 March 1949 – 29 May 1992) was an English guitarist and vibraphone player, and is best known for his role in The Rutles
The Rutles
, the bands Timebox , Patto and Boxer , and for his contribution to the music of Kevin Ayers
Kevin Ayers
. He is also notable as one of the few players of the vibraphone in rock music . He was known as Ollie because of his distinctive way of pronouncing his surname with a dropped 'h'. The OLLIE HALSALL Archive
Archive
was established in 1985, with the aim of documenting and promoting the work of a unique musician. CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Legacy * 3 Discography * 4 References * 5 External links CAREEROllie may not have been the best guitarist in the world, but he was certainly among the top two
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Michael Schenker
MICHAEL SCHENKER (born Michael Willy Schenker, 10 January 1955) is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO , in addition to his solo band . Nicknamed the "Blonde Bomber", he first rose to fame as an early member of Scorpions , then achieved fame in the mid-1970s as the lead guitar player for UFO. Since leaving UFO in 1978, he has been leading the Michael Schenker Group
Michael Schenker Group
in various incarnations. He has rejoined UFO three times, producing an album each time. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker
Rudolf Schenker
, who is still a guitarist with Scorpions. His career has had many ups and downs, partly due to a long history of alcoholism and personal problems; still, Schenker continues to perform and record
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Snowy Shaw
SNOWY SHAW (birth name TOMMIE MIKE CHRISTER HELGESSON), born on 25 July 1968, is a Swedish heavy metal musician (primarily a drummer ), based in the port city of Gothenburg
Gothenburg
in the west coast of Sweden. He has played with many heavy metal bands, like King Diamond , Dream Evil , Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate
, IllWill , Notre Dame and Memento Mori . Snowy is adept at playing guitar as well as drums and additionally featured as a primary songwriter in Dream Evil. In October 2006 Snowy joined the symphonic metal band Therion , singing on the Gothic Kabbalah
Gothic Kabbalah
album and participating in the 2007 tour together with already established singer Mats Levén
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Paul David Harbour
PAUL DAVID HARBOUR (born 1965) is an American bass guitar and guitar player, pianist and composer. He is recognised for his work with David T. Chastain , Michael Harris and Tony MacAlpine
Tony MacAlpine
. He has played in the bands "Leather", "Chastain" and "King Diamond" . He teaches bass guitar, guitar and piano. CONTENTS * 1 Education * 2 Early career * 3 Career * 3.1 Manta Ray * 3.2 Member of Chastain * 3.3 Collaboration with Michael Harris * 3.4 Member of King Diamond
King Diamond
* 3.5 Ideology * 3.6 Gods of Balance * 3.7 Later work * 3.8 Lava Lamp * 4 Discography * 5 Other works * 6 Training Materials * 7 Influences * 8 Attestations * 9 References * 10 External links EDUCATIONHarbour began piano lessons at 5 with the encouragement of his German paternal grandmother
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Fate (band)
FATE is a Danish heavy metal band originally formed in 1984. They released four albums between 1984-1990 before disbanding in 1993. However, after a one-off reunion at a German music festival in 2004, Fate was reformed and released a new album, V , in 2006. In 2010 Fate released Best Of Fate 25 Years on EMI and in November 2011 the brand new album Ghosts from the Past was released on AOR Heaven in EU and Rubicon in Japan
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Guitar Hero
The GUITAR HERO series (sometimes referred to as the HERO series) is a series of music rhythm games first published in 2005 by RedOctane and Harmonix , and distributed by Activision
Activision
, in which players use a guitar -shaped game controller to simulate playing lead , bass guitar , and rhythm guitar across numerous rock music songs. Players match notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller, strumming the controller in time to the music in order to score points, and keep the virtual audience excited. The games attempt to mimic many features of playing a real guitar, including the use of fast-fingering hammer-ons and pull-offs and the use of the whammy bar to alter the pitch of notes. Most games support single player modes, typically a Career mode to play through all the songs in the game, and both competitive and cooperative multiplayer modes
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Heavy Metal Music
HEAVY METAL (or simply METAL) is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom . With roots in blues rock and psychedelic /acid rock , the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion , extended guitar solos , emphatic beats, and overall loudness. Heavy metal lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo . In 1968, three of the genre's most famous pioneers, Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple
Deep Purple
were founded. Though they came to attract wide audiences, they were often derided by critics. During the mid-1970s, Judas Priest helped spur the genre's evolution by discarding much of its blues influence; Motörhead introduced a punk rock sensibility and an increasing emphasis on speed
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Uli Jon Roth
ULI JON ROTH (born ULRICH ROTH, 18 December 1954) is a German guitarist , who became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre. He is also the founder of Sky Academy and inventor of the Sky Guitar. He is the older brother of fellow guitarist and artist Zeno Roth . CONTENTS* 1 Career * 1.1 Dawn Road and Scorpions * 1.2 Electric Sun * 1.3 Solo career * 2 Sky guitars * 3 Playing style * 4 Personal life * 5 Influence * 6 Discography * 6.1 With Scorpions * 6.2 With Electric Sun * 6.3 Solo and classical works (Progressive Rock) * 6.3.1 Studio albums * 6.3.2 Live albums * 6.3.3 Compilations * 6.3.4 Unreleased works * 6.4 Guest appearance * 7 References * 8 External links CAREERDAWN ROAD AND SCORPIONSIn the early 1970s, Roth formed a band called Dawn Road
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AllMusic
ALLMUSIC (previously known as ALL MUSIC GUIDE or AMG) is an online music guide. The largest music database on the web, it catalogs more than 3 million album entries and 30 million tracks. It was launched in 1991, predating the World Wide Web
World Wide Web
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Guide series * 2 Reception * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORY AllMusic was launched as All Music Guide by Michael Erlewine , an astrologer and musician. He founded a company that developed software for astrology in 1977, and in the early '90s, as CDs became the prevalent format for recorded music, he began to research using meta data to create a music guide. Dissatisfied with the inadequate labeling on CDs, his goal was to create an open access database that included every recording "since Enrico Caruso
Enrico Caruso
gave the industry its first big boost"
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Volbeat
VOLBEAT are a Danish heavy metal band formed in Copenhagen
Copenhagen
in 2001. They play a fusion of rock and roll , heavy metal and rockabilly . They are inspired by classic rock and roll artists such as Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash
, as well as modern hard rock , thrash metal , heavy metal, alternative rock and hardcore punk groups. Their current line-up consists of vocalist and guitarist Michael Poulsen , guitarist Rob Caggiano
Rob Caggiano
, drummer Jon Larsen and bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen. The band is signed to Dutch label Mascot Records and has released six studio albums and one DVD. All of their studio albums have been certified gold in Denmark
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Gibson Guitar Corporation
Coordinates : 36°07′48″N 86°43′33″W / 36.1298758°N 86.7257458°W / 36.1298758; -86.7257458 GIBSON BRANDS, INC. (formerly GIBSON GUITAR CORP.) is an American manufacturer of guitars , other musical instruments, and consumer and professional electronics now based in Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville, Tennessee
. The company was formerly known as Gibson Guitar
Guitar
Corp. and renamed Gibson Brands, Inc. on June 11, 2013. Orville Gibson founded the company in 1902 as "The Gibson Mandolin- Guitar
Guitar
Mfg. Co., Ltd." in Kalamazoo, Michigan
Kalamazoo, Michigan
to make mandolin -family instruments. Gibson invented archtop guitars by constructing the same type of carved, arched tops used on violins
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Flying V
The GIBSON FLYING V is an electric guitar model first released by Gibson in 1958 . The Flying V offered a radical, "futuristic" body design, much like its siblings: the Explorer , which was released the same year and the Moderne , which was designed in 1957 but not released until 1982. CONTENTS * 1 Origins * 2 Flying V2 * 3 Reverse Flying V * 4 V Bass * 5 Notable Gibson Flying V players * 6 In fiction * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links ORIGINSGibson first manufactured prototypes of the guitar in 1957. Production guitars were made of korina wood, a trademarked name for limba , a wood similar to but lighter in color than mahogany . This Flying V, along with the Futura (Explorer ) and, initially, the Moderne , made up a line of modernist guitars designed by Gibson's then-president Ted McCarty . These designs were meant to add a more futuristic aspect to Gibson's image, but they did not sell well
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Saturnus (band)
SATURNUS is a band from Denmark formed in 1991 . They play melodic death /doom metal with synthesized touches of gothic metal . CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Band members * 2.1 Former members * 3 Discography * 3.1 Albums * 3.2 EPs * 3.3 Demos * 3.4 Box Sets * 4 External links * 5 References BIOGRAPHYSaturnus released their third full-length album , Veronika Decides to Die , in May 2006. The album title was inspired by Paulo Coelho 's novel of the same name. Prior to 2006, Saturnus had released two other albums, Paradise Belongs To You and Martyre, in addition to an EP, For The Loveless Lonely Nights. On April 9, 2012, Saturnus posted on their Facebook page: "Tomorrow we begin recording for the new album 'Saturn In Ascension', with 'Flemming Rasmussen ' once again behind the mixer. We are looking forward to this
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Mike Moon
MIKE MOON is the stage name of MIKAEL MYLLYNEN, born 1968, a guitar player from Sweden . He is more well known for his guitar work while in the King Diamond band. Before joining King Diamond in 1987 at age 19, Mike was in the Swedish band Madison from 1984–1986, which also featured Göran Edman (of Yngwie Malmsteen and John Norum fame). Moon was part of King Diamond during the Abigail Tour through the USA and Europe, but he was replaced by Pete Blakk after the tour ended. He owns an entertainment company in Frölunda , Sweden called MoonVision
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