The International Day of Heavy Metal

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I agree with the PROD rational: "Informal holiday with only references coming from heavy-metal related websites. May not meet Notability criteria." PROD was removed without any efforts →TSU tp* 16:28, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Note: This debate has been included in the list of Music-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 17:07, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
Note: This debate has been included in the list of Events-related deletion discussions. • Gene93k (talk) 17:07, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Speedy delete Clearly non-notable and spammy. ukexpat (talk) 17:25, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

This is not spammy. This is a concept to unite all heavy metal and hard rock fans the world over to recognise the genre. This type of music has been around for many years and whilst many events and inventions have their own days to celebrate, heavy metal music does not. In order to make this a regular year on year day of celebration, awareness has to be made. Facebook group has generated nearly 3500 supporters in 4 months, Twitter has almost 100 followers in 2 months and 14 other organisations have listed this concept on their websites as a reciprocal link. Yes, these websites are all heavy metal related, which is to expected, as it is very unlikely for this day to appear on websites related to say flowers or motor vehicles. I understood that Wikipedia is a source of information for the world population to find out about things, that is why the page has been created. Yes, the inaugural day is to be held this year and when it has then the page will be added to and expanded by all those fans who celebrated. This concept is growing and getting more support every day and it is only a matter of time before it does become a part of life. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:56, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Delete I'm the one who first PRODed this article. I'm a lifelong metalhead myself, but until this holiday/observance gets some sort of independent, disinterested 3rd-party coverage, I don't think it is appropriate for a Wikipedia article. --Eastlaw talk ⁄ contribs 22:15, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Delete. My sympathies to the creator, but I can't find any reliable sources to document any arm's-length third-party expert source that says that this is notable, and Wikipedia is not for promoting your invented holidays. Like many such things, when it does "become a part of life", we'll note it here on Wikipedia -- not the other way around. Ubelowme (talk) 22:38, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
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