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A genre that takes root with the likes of Rush in the '70s, Queensryche and Fates Warning in the '80s, and Dream Theater in the '90s. Since then, the genre has exploded with creativity, spawning mind-bending, genre-defying acts.
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- Premiered: November 11, 2011
- Rating: TV-PG
- Premise: The history of heavy-metal music is examined. (more)