What Was Your Metal Gateway Band? Spiritbox, GWAR, BMTH and More Weigh In
Every metal fan, even the most seasoned and snobby among us, had a gateway band that introduced them to the genre. No one began their journey plunging into the depths of obscure black-metal or putrid goregrind. Whether it was Slipknot, Metallica, Black Sabbath or any of the other titans of shred, every headbanger started somewhere, so we asked bigwig metal and rock musicians — including members of Spiritbox, GWAR, Bring Me the Horizon, Halestorm, and more — to reveal the band that first introduced them to what would become a lifetime of heavy. Watch now.