International map of Metal Bands per 100,000 people
This map is the result of a calculation that counted the number of metal bands by country, as listed in Metal Archives, and then divided them by the total population of each country.
Fuelled by bad weather, lack of daylight, vodka and angst the Scandinavians evidently love their metal. The top 3 metal countries are 1. Finland. 2) Sweden and 3) Norway.
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