Updated 2021-01-21, added TheMasterYts channel.
This is one of my pages that I will continuously update with new discoveries and recommendations.
Here are some recommendations of YouTube channels that are good within Metal Music. Click on the YouTube logo on each channel to visit it (opens in a new window). If you have any recommendations or noticed that a YouTube channel here have been taken down, please send me an e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK METAL PROMOTION
Gigantic archive with underground black metal releases. Mainly full albums, but also music videos.
As the channel describe it: At the request or with the permission of bands and/or labels I upload new albums and tracks from upcoming albums. No politics! All official links are in the description of the videos.
BRAZIL METAL CHANNEL
As the channel describe it: This channel was created to promote lesser known metal bands, mostly Brazilian. I also post rarities from other countries.
DEFENDERS OF METAL & PUNK
My own channel with a focus on obscure metal in various playlists, but also on some of my favorite bands such as Black Sabbath, Motörhead, Iron Maiden and so on. I had several hundred of my own uploads of obscure 1980’s releases but YouTube gave me several copyright strikes, so I took them down. I wish I could upload them again, since I didn’t do it to earn money and for me it would be great if the artists themselves got the cash.
KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL
Official channel for the Keep it True festival. A festival dedicated to the great bands of usually the 1980’s that never made it big.
Unfortunately I don’t speak Spanish (but I think it’s the worlds most beautiful language) so I don’t understand everything on this channel. Seems to have various music styles, but I come here for the obscure 1980’s Latino metal parts.
Channel filled with Metallica concerts, mostly from 1992 and up until now. Personally I have no bigger interest in the band after “… And Justice For All”, but I check the channel out now and again to see if I can find anything from the 80’s.
This is the go-to channel if you’re interested in Iron Maiden bootlegs. Also other studio and live recordings with among others Slayer, Wasp, Deep Purple.
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND
Runned by the guy who also have the website Extreme Chilean Metal. As the website title says, it’s focus is on Chilean Extreme metal, but you can also find a lot of other cult metal from around the world.
N.W.O.T.H.M FULL ALBUMS
New wave of traditional heavy metal …. I love the sound of that name. Just what I have been waiting for, something else than all these overproduced mainstream bands. The channel focuses on full albums by various bands.
RARE & OBSCURE METAL ARCHIVES
Channel with the goal to bring light over forgotten bands and artists. This is probably my absolut favorite YouTube channel. Filled with obscure 1980’s metal to discover. I can spend hour upon hours here. Simply amazing.
RARE METAL ALBUMS
I check in here from time to time, he/she uploads a lot of underground albums. So I wouldn’t say they are “Rare” in the meaning of hard to find, more underground/unknown. So it’s fun to discover new things, wince most of the albums are from the last decade, although I’m mainly stuck in the 1980’s when it comes to metal. 🙂
THE MASTER YTS
Now defunct, or at least resting channel. He/They haven’t uploaded anything since 2014. You can find a lot of nice 1980’s Heavy Metal and Thrash releases here. Both from little bit more known bands such as Artillery, Sacrifice (Can) and Intruder, but also some more obscure releases.