Posted: 4:39 pm Monday, May 15th, 2017

All Hail The Map of Metal !! 

By fingers13

When I started Fingers Metal Shop (FMS) in October of 1983 the idea was to highlight hard rock and heavy metal music and expose the genre to the extreme. They say timing is everything. Well, the time couldn’t have been more perfect for that show to start. Riding the crest 70’s hard rock, the new wave of British heavy metal (NWOBHM) and punk, our music was beginning to splinter in some of the most glorious and dare I say bizarre ways. While bands like Metallica, Raven, Slayer and Venom were screaming out of the speakers so was Quiet Riot, Bon Jovi and Poison. That first year or so really set the stage for what FMS would evolve into. Grab a cup of Joe or a beer and paw over this awesome map of the sensationally splintered music that resides under the banner of Metal!  – Fingers