Aquarius Rotten:

A Horde of Heavy Metal's Rowdiest Progenitors

By Craig Hayes

2 July 2013

Aquarius Rotten: The Japanese Jimi Hendrix and More, Part 1

The heavy rock superstars of the late '60s and early '70s who inspired and nurtured metal's burgeoning years are all well known. However, there are innumerable more obscure or unheralded groups that fortified the heavy metal machine too, and many are infinitely more interesting than their more famous brethren.

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Aquarius Rotten: Heavy Rock, Blues and Progressive Converge, Part 2

Legions of underground musical legends litter the heavy rock graveyard, and this feature surveys a horde of those rowdy rockers.

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Aquarius Rotten: Über-hard and Über-heavy Meets Psychedelic Pop, Part 3

All of these bands covered reflect the Age of Aquarius rotting, with their twisted psychedelia or progressive rock, doom-laden or whirlwind riffing, or dissonant arrangements; and you can hear their echo throughout heavy metal’s many sub-genres today.

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