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British music television channel owned and operated by CSC Media Group.

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      05.02.2011 18:03
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      a wide selection of rock and heavy metal music for young and old

      As a big metal music fan I like to listen to music around the house, especially when cleaning etc. I used to play cd's but changing them became annoying and I would get bored with the same band. The mp3 I hear you cry, yes I could but I don't want to wear earphones in the house and have nothing to plug it into, besides my review of this music channel may explain anyway.

      Scuzz - ok so it's not the most beautiful sounding name for a channel but it does the job and you would tend to know it was a metal channel just from the title.
      Scuzz is a designated channel on Sky and Freesat for heavy metal and rock music plus some punk/gothic/alternative styles. Surprisingly to myself at least Scuzz is actually British (I just assumed it would be American), launching in 2003 a few years after the predominant metal channel Kerrang it rapidly took over in the popularity stakes.

      Scuzz provides the metal fan with a varied range of music from classic Iron Maiden and ACDC to modern greats like Metallica. They tend to incorporate a heavier selection into the mix much more than other channels like Anthrax, whilst still appeasing the newer market of bands like Chemical Romance and Paramore. This is greatly important as it gives youngsters a chance to get seduced by "older" metal and conversely gives the older rocker a chance to get down with the kids and see some up and coming bands they may previously have dismissed.

      Scuzz has also been known to break some new bands onto the music scene by playing there music before others, giving them a wider coverage they may not have achieved so quickly in the last decade.
      Fantastic sometimes theatrical music videos can be watched by the likes of Mariyln Manson some of which do have an adult content but parents breath a sigh of relief, before the watershed words are "beeped" and "bits" are covered, after the watershed however it is a free for all! The channel also gives a flash warning on screen for videos using lighting that may affect epilepsy etc.

      Scuzz have defiantly come up with a strong hold on the metal music market. Not only do they have the TV channel but a digital radio station and website too. On the website you can find out what is playing on the TV channel, news of new bands, albums and gossip. They have a large community following not only on there website but on face book, twitter and at gigs like the Download festival.
      Competitions are a big business with Scuzz on both TV and web, currently a simple text question gives you the chance of winning a Les Paul guitar signed by Slash (Ex Guns n Roses guitarist).

      Personally I love the channel and in particular the Top 50 sections and the Versus hour where they play two bands songs back to back against each other, it will be rocking my house for a long time yet.

      Review maybe posted on dooyoo and ciao under same username

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        04.06.2010 00:27
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        A good music channel for rock fans

        Scuzz is another one of many music channels available on Sky and Virgin Media. It is a music channel that only plays rock, punk, indie and metal music.

        Scuzz is one of the channels I listen to most regularly as I am a big fan of rock and metal music. There is usually a good variety of music available to listen to throughout the day, with "themed" shows, like bands who are playing at that years Download Festival, or the top tunes from a certain year. Some of the stuff they play I don't like, but then that will more than likely be the same for everyone.

        There is a good selection of older music on the channel too, as well as the newer released stuff. They play a good amount of bands, including: System Of A Down, Disturbed, Korn, Kid Rock, Foo Fighters, Pendulum, Limp Bizkit, Shadows Fall and Pantera. They also play some newer bands including Avenged Sevenfold, My Chemical Romance, Fall Out Boy, Trivium, Bullet For My Valentine and Panic at the D!sco.

        There has been times when I have been able to leave this channel on for a couple of hours whilst doing housework, and not had to change the channel due to poor songs being on, something I used to be able to do with Kerrang, but alas no more. Personally I think this channel provides a good range of rock and metal music, and I think most rock music fans will enjoy listening to and watching this channel.

        If you have Sky or Virgin Media (not sure if Scuzz is availabe on Freeview!) then this channel is definatley a good one to check out, and is almost what Kerrang used to be in its heyday. I recommend giving this channel a go, 5 out of 5 from me.

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