A new research conducted by BGO has crowned heavy metal as the most popular genre among UK’s music fans.
As Blabbermouth reports, heavy metal was the genre of choice for 20% of music lovers.
Rupert Till, professor of music at Huddersfield University, stated:
“New generations are often looking for something new. When they are bored of what is around in the charts, they will often stumble across old scenes that they have never heard of before, something old can seem like something really exciting.”
Additionally, 31% of those polled in the north and 30 percent of those in the Midlands picked rock and heavy metal.
As for other genres, dance music was voted the second most popular genre after fetching 15% of votes.
Further on up the road, the voters picked country, hip-hop, and pop music.