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I'm honestly surprised at the lack of Central African metal bands.
posted by cmoj at 5:29 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


The map of every McDonalds in the US is also pretty great
posted by Blasdelb at 5:34 PM on March 28, 2012


EUROPE WEARS A METAL CROWN
posted by The Whelk at 5:36 PM on March 28, 2012 [9 favorites]


African metal bands; yes, please.
posted by Huck500 at 5:39 PM on March 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'd like to see Canada and the US broken out by province / state. I suspect Quebec would look more like the Nordic countries.
posted by Space Coyote at 5:46 PM on March 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


Here's a playlist of 3 vids from Wrust, who are from Botswana.
posted by Edogy at 5:49 PM on March 28, 2012 [10 favorites]


Oh man, I've actually been kind of working on a post about African Metal Bands since reading this review of Death Metal Angola.
posted by ChuraChura at 5:53 PM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I suspect Quebec would look more like the Nordic countries.

Maybe, but if Quebec was red I'm pretty sure they'd have to add another colour for Manitoba and Saskatchewan (and Northern Ontario, which should really be its own thing or part of MB—Thunder Bay doesn't remotely belong in the same province as Guelph).
posted by wreckingball at 5:54 PM on March 28, 2012


If that lazy 17 year old kid ever moves out, it should be to Norway.
posted by orme at 5:56 PM on March 28, 2012 [5 favorites]


Bhutan appears to be purple - do they have a negative number of metal bands?
posted by zamboni at 5:57 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Svalbard, but no Antarctica.
posted by XMLicious at 5:57 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm not satisfied because New England's Capital of Heavy Metal Justice doesn't show up [Worcester, Ma].
posted by ifandonlyif at 5:59 PM on March 28, 2012


Germany is only orange because Tankard uses it as a coaster and they tend to spill.
posted by Inspector.Gadget at 6:03 PM on March 28, 2012


Cf. the Economist's Democracy Index. Is the popularity of metal an indicator of democratic freedom?
posted by twirlip at 6:04 PM on March 28, 2012 [4 favorites]


twirlip: "Is the popularity of metal an indicator of democratic freedom?"

Judging from recent events in Iraq, failed states tend not to tolerate musical subcultures, at least.
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 6:07 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Chile is rocking South America.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 6:18 PM on March 28, 2012


Democracy is metal.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 6:22 PM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


\m/
posted by adamdschneider at 6:33 PM on March 28, 2012


Bhutan only shows up as purple because of an optical illusion. it's grey, but looks purple because of the surrounding colours.

I'm assuming that means no data.
posted by notseamus at 6:37 PM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


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posted by scratch at 6:39 PM on March 28, 2012


Is the popularity of metal an indicator of democratic freedom?

You might actually be right. Maybe liberal cultures shrug and tolerate the racket, where more repressive regimes shut that infernal noise down?
posted by Malor at 6:57 PM on March 28, 2012 [3 favorites]


I knew it! I went to Central Africa and I knew there was something amiss, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Admittedly, the lack of Deicide cover bands wasn't first on my list of suspects, but now it all makes sense.
posted by 1adam12 at 7:31 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I can only think of 3 Finnish bands I have anything by. Hell Spirit, Beherit and Amputory. I think the only way to get a copy of the Amputory demo is to download it. Do it. It kills.
posted by rainperimeter at 7:57 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Is the popularity of metal an indicator of democratic freedom?


Pretty interesting thought, considering my theory that Metal is conservative/reactionary and Punk Rock is progressive/revolutionary.
posted by falameufilho at 8:18 PM on March 28, 2012


Pretty interesting thought, considering my theory that Metal is conservative/reactionary and Punk Rock is progressive/revolutionary.

Jello Biafra didn't invent Nazi punks in order to tell them to fuck off.
posted by Bookhouse at 8:40 PM on March 28, 2012 [7 favorites]


Bhutan only shows up as purple because of an optical illusion. it's grey, but looks purple because of the surrounding colours.

Ah bummer. I had my travel agent on the line.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 8:58 PM on March 28, 2012


Greece?

Oh yeah, Rotting Christ. Sure, they maybe be pretty mediocre, but that band name makes Mayhem sounds like The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants The Musical! The Band!!
posted by munchingzombie at 9:01 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I'm totally writing capacity-building for Sub-Saharan metal bands into my next grant.
posted by kaibutsu at 9:06 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


"He's got his own band in Moscow. It's called Fuck Your Yankee Blue Jeans or some shit."
posted by drjimmy11 at 9:09 PM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


Pretty interesting thought, considering my theory that Metal is conservative/reactionary and Punk Rock is progressive/revolutionary.

This is anecdotal, personal observation but having lived in the Northeast US all my life, I've found Metal fans to be much more open-minded than Punk fans, on the whole.
posted by KingEdRa at 9:15 PM on March 28, 2012 [2 favorites]


I surprised at how much Chile is killing Brazil, I didn’t even know they had a metal thing going on.

Not central, but;
posted by bongo_x at 9:15 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Does this mean there is a correlation between high standard of living, education, and br00tal metalz? I think so.
posted by hellslinger at 9:32 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


I surprised at how much Chile is killing Brazil, I didn’t even know they had a metal thing going on.

Tom Araya of Slayer is from Chile. That's got to instill some sense of pride.
posted by triceryclops at 9:41 PM on March 28, 2012 [1 favorite]


Excellent Chilean Black/Death/Thrash; Perversor.
Doom from Chile; Procession.
Black/Death from Chile; Wrathprayer.

Black/Death from Greece; Dead Congregation.
Black/Death from Greece; Embrace of Thorns.
Black/Death from Greece; Varathron.
posted by rainperimeter at 12:37 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Bhutan appears to be purple - do they have a negative number of metal bands?

"These graphs go to -11."
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:33 AM on March 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


Metal exports expected to boost Greek economy in 2012.
posted by ersatz at 4:08 AM on March 29, 2012


"Epic Folk Metal" from Quebec, Canada: Nordheim.
posted by kinnakeet at 4:19 AM on March 29, 2012


Arsames, Iranian metal:
Persepolis
Xerxes
Cyrus the Great
Immortal Identity
posted by brokkr at 4:43 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


Their data on East Timor seems to be off. They have it on the very bottom of metal countries but I know of enough bands that it should be well into the green, if not edging into yellow. Here are some examples:
Metal Maubere
QSRUH
Laran Dodok
Green Villa
posted by williampratt at 7:14 AM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


This is anecdotal, personal observation but having lived in the Northeast US all my life, I've found Metal fans to be much more open-minded than Punk fans, on the whole.

St. Dio wouldn't let us be any other way.
posted by adamdschneider at 8:10 AM on March 29, 2012


Metal Visage, Bhutan's first Metal band.

“There is not much respect for metal yet in Bhutan. It will soon get to see the visage of the true metal and the taste of it,” David says.
posted by zamboni at 8:15 AM on March 29, 2012


I surprised at how much Chile is killing Brazil, I didn’t even know they had a metal thing going on.

I was in Santiago and Valparaiso just a few months ago, and speed metal and death metal are huge down in Chile, just based on all the T-shirts I saw. British classic rock and prog rock is also pretty huge down there too.
posted by jonp72 at 8:25 AM on March 29, 2012


Once again, the Scandinavians are cooler than the rest of us.
posted by scaryblackdeath at 9:30 AM on March 29, 2012


I surprised at how much Chile is killing Brazil, I didn’t even know they had a metal thing going on.

Remember this map is showing bands per hundred thousand people, not total bands in the country. Brazil is enormously more populous than Chile (192 vs. 17 million), so even a relatively few bands will give it the edge over Brazil.
posted by Sangermaine at 10:00 AM on March 29, 2012


Er, that is, "even a relatively few bands will give Chile the edge over Brazil."
posted by Sangermaine at 10:01 AM on March 29, 2012


It suprised me that Canada is more metal than USA.
posted by WalkingAround at 11:30 AM on March 29, 2012


It suprised me that Canada is more metal than USA.

Yes, I also was was.

I didn’t realize Chile had that few people.
posted by bongo_x at 12:31 PM on March 29, 2012


You want to know how important metal bands are in northern Europe?

Rovaniemi in Finland, which is reasonably major city, named its main square after rock/metal band Lordi.
posted by MuffinMan at 2:00 PM on March 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


The map of every McDonalds in the US is also pretty great

Hoh, jeez. There's that many Starbuxen in Seattle.
posted by Twang at 4:56 PM on March 29, 2012


You Can't Tip a Buick: "Democracy is metal"

Rock the vote?

posted by Joakim Ziegler at 5:39 PM on March 29, 2012


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