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arp12
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:17 am 
 

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... d=ITP_AHED

I read this article this morning, and it mentioned the number of metal bands per 100,000 in different countries, citing this website. I find it ironic that most of the "metal" bands talked about in the article aren't metal enough to be included on this website. Nevertheless it was cool to see Encyclopaedia Metallum in a front-page article.

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Ilwhyan
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:26 am 
 

What the fuck, Nightwish, Stratovarius, Sonata Arctica and to use the label metal as loosely as the article, H.I.M. are Finnish. Some unknown bands. Some lack of promotion and commercial success. Sweden has succesful metal acts like Opeth, In Flames and a couple of others, but even if they did collectively have more media attention and commercial success than the aforementioned Finns (which I doubt anyway), Finland isn't exactly far behind. Alexander Stubb is an idiot.

Anyhow, this kind of stuff ought to be posted in the FFA. Even though it's in the tavern, it's used for metal discussion of more random nature quite frequently.
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Vlachos
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 11:54 am 
 

...So uh, Michael Monroe was buddies with that self-important douche Axl Rose?
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metalkyle9000
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:27 pm 
 

Well, seeing that the WSJ is a Rupert Murdoch-owned media soruce, did anyone seriously expect that they would give two fucks about, I don't know, actually giving two fucks about metal?

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ralfikk123
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:36 pm 
 

metalkyle9000 wrote:
Well, seeing that the WSJ is a Rupert Murdoch-owned media soruce, did anyone seriously expect that they would give two fucks about, I don't know, actually giving two fucks about metal?


Yeah, you know, because If it was someone else they would totally care mayne!
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Woolie_Wool
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:42 pm 
 

Was anyone really expecting an upper-middle-class establishment newspaper to understand a largely underground art form beyond the most superficial level?

(If you did, go dope-slap yourself right now.)
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misogynisticfeminist
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:53 pm 
 

Woolie_Wool wrote:
Was anyone really expecting an upper-middle-class establishment newspaper to understand a largely underground art form beyond the most superficial level?

(If you did, go dope-slap yourself right now.)

What the hell is dope-slapping? Is that some new largely underground art form?

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Indecency
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:55 pm 
 

Wow, I didn't realize how much popular metal is in Finland and north east Europe than in North America.

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Yrael
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:20 pm 
 

misogynisticfeminist wrote:
Woolie_Wool wrote:

(If you did, go dope-slap yourself right now.)

What the hell is dope-slapping? Is that some new largely underground art form?



Yeah, wtf is dope-slapping?
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Corpsey the Clown
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:30 pm 
 

While in America government support for metal is unthinkable, Finland's ministries of economy and culture last year spent around a half-million euros (about $650,000) promoting metal bands abroad.

Wow, that's awesome. Come on, America, throw us a bone here.

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TheOldOne
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:35 pm 
 

Yrael wrote:
Yeah, wtf is dope-slapping?


Slapping yourself while stoned maybe? I dunno.
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ralfikk123
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:30 pm 
 

Took a look at urban dictionary, and it said, "A light "whappp" to the back of the head, done with an open palm in an upward motion."
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soul_schizm
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:52 pm 
 

Indecency wrote:
Wow, I didn't realize how much popular metal is in Finland and north east Europe than in North America.


My sarcasm detector must be malfunctioning tonight. Surely you aren't being serious.

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lordrelay
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 12:13 am 
 

All the scenes in the US are dead man - the European scenes are very strong. I would love to checkout some shows over there to see what the atmosphere is like.

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elf48687789
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:50 am 
 

Indecency wrote:
Wow, I didn't realize how much popular metal is in Finland and north east Europe than in North America.
We are not in the 1980s anymore.

article wrote:
Sweden has succeeded with ABBA and Roxette, as well as metal acts Europe and Opeth, but Finland is "quite far behind," says Mr. Stubb, the Finnish trade minister.
Even if it is just a quote, it just about says it all about the mindset of the article.

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DemonHellSpawn
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:49 am 
 

It talks about the popularity of metal in Finland, Sweden and Norway but doesn't say anything about black or death metal? Not even Pagan or Viking metal? :???:
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PhilosophicalFrog
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 9:20 am 
 

:lol: metal fans are so oddly picky It's not comprehensive, but it's pretty cool that MA was in a media conglomerate like WSJ.
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Tezcat
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 2:20 pm 
 

soul_schizm wrote:
Indecency wrote:
Wow, I didn't realize how much popular metal is in Finland and north east Europe than in North America.


My sarcasm detector must be malfunctioning tonight. Surely you aren't being serious.

Yeah, my thoughts, exactly... It's hard to detect sarcasm in such a simple sentence with no additional emoticon at all
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