1. Finland (56,7 Heavy Metal bands per 100,000 people) / 2. Sweden (38,8 bands) / 3. Norway (27,6 bands) / 4. Iceland (25 bands) / 5. Faroe Islands (18,8 bands) / Source: Metal Archives
Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Bonham and John Paul Jones played for the first time together as The New Yardbirds. The name Led Zeppelin only occurred to them later after a derogatory comment by fellow musicians.
The 29th edition of Germany's top open air heavy metal festival is fully sold out. Rain or shine, Wacken gives fans a break from their regular lives and a time-out for some outdoor heavy metal.
They master the art of surrendering to music without an instrument. The world's best air guitarists are competing in Finland — and they hope to change the world, too.
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