But a new band called Warface is set to change all that.
The death metal trio is fronted by the guitar-playing singer and main songwriter-producer, Laura Christine, whos being called the genres first female guitar hero.
Christine says that while writing, producing and playing the bulk of Warfaces music gains her respect among peers and industry suits, when it comes down to making music, its a non-issue.
In her words, Artistically, the music is gender-less. Im not getting into my female energy or anything like that when Im creating or playing this music.
Warfaces new album is called The Insanity of the Obsessed, and Christine admits that while it sounds like a typically cryptic, death metal title, it also pays homage to her bands idols.
In her words, We love Black Sabbath, Judas Priest, Pantera but the band that really got us into this was early Metallica.
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