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The Rise of Doom Metal

The Rise of Doom MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 41:

After exploring the roots and ancestry behind Doom Metal, we start on examining the spread of the genre. Progressing through the 1980’s and into the 1990’s, and from the likes of Candlemass, Cathedral, Electric Wizard and beyond, we uncover the Rise of Doom Metal.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Sentenced To Eight Months Of Home Detention

Brazilian Female Thrashers NERVOSA: ‘Into Mosh Pit’ Video Released

COHEED AND CAMBRIA To Release First Non-Conceptual Album ‘The Color Before The Sun’

DESTROYER 666 Signs With Season Of Mist

Great White Sharks Love Extreme Metal, Documentary Crew Finds

NAPALM DEATH: Previously Unreleased Song ‘Earthwire’ Made Available As Charity Download

NILE: ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’ Track Listing Unveiled

RITCHIE BLACKMORE’s BLACKMORE’S NIGHT To Release ‘All Our Yesterdays’ In September

Trial Date Set For JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO

THE RUNAWAYS’ JACKIE FUCHS Reveals Rape By Manager KIM FOWLEY

 


 

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The Origins of Doom Metal

The Origins of Doom MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 40:

From the beginnings of Black Sabbath in the early 1970’s spawned a subgenre of metal that still goes strong to this day. Later works by groups like Lucifer’s Friend and Witchfinder General would also help develop the style. From the beginnings of metal through to the effect of the NWOBHM and beyond, we take a look into the Origins of Doom Metal

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Metal News Links

Broken leg be damned: FOO FIGHTERS’ North American tour will take place as scheduled

DEATH ANGEL: ‘Fallen’ Song From ‘The Bay Calls For Blood’ CD Available For Streaming

Former MEGADETH Members Unleash Debut ACT OF DEFIANCE Video ‘Throwback’

Founding YES Bassist CHRIS SQUIRE Dead At 67

JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO Charged with Rape

KNOTFEST 2015 lineup announced! Judas Priest, Mastodon, Korn… and Mobb Deep?

MY DYING BRIDE To Release ‘Feel The Misery’ Album In September

RAMMING SPEED Release EDWARD SNOWDEN-Inspired Track, “Don’t Let This Stay Here”

The Internet Won’t Have DAVID DRAIMAN to Kick Around Anymore!

TRIXTER Unveils ‘Human Era’ Video

 


 

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Witches and Metal

Witches and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 39:

We turn to the folklore and fantasy surrounding Witches and Witchcraft, its emergence into horror, and subsequent inclusion in heavy metal. From one side of the coin being the fictional wickedness of fairy tales and epics, to the other side being the peaceful influence of the modern Wiccan beliefs, we look into Witches and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL’s Cancer Returns

FEAR FACTORY Debut New Song And Lyric Video

Heavy metal makes you calmer, say researchers

IRON MAIDEN Announce New Album: ‘The Book of Souls’ will be a Double Album release

JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO Arrested For Assault

JUSTIN BIEBER Slammed By Heavy Metal Fans For Wearing METALLICA T-Shirt

MORBID ANGEL Lose Another Member

New DISTURBED Single ‘The Vengeful One’ Is Here; ‘Immortalized’ Album Due In August

New SLAYER Song Released: “Repentless”

ROB ZOMBIE To Direct Film About GROUCHO MARX

 


 

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NWOBHM II: The Lost History of the Underground

NWOBHM II: The Lost History of the UndergroundHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 38:

During the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, there were not just a few dozen bands that were pushing metal forward – there were hundreds. In Part Two of our exploration into the NWOBHM, we plow into the archives and rediscover some of the forgotten bands from the era. We search for the Lost History of the Underground…

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Metal News Links

BUTCHER BABIES To Release ‘Take It Like A Man’ Album In August

DAVE GROHL breaks leg during FOO FIGHTERS concert, comes back to finish the show

Doom Metal Legends PENTAGRAM To Release ‘Curious Volume’ Album In August

JUDAS PRIEST’s RICHIE FAULKNER: ‘We’re Definitely Talking About’ Making Another Album

Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER: ‘I Loathe And Detest Heavy Metal’

Metal Legend (and sometimes actor) CHRISTOPHER LEE has died

MIKAEL AKERFELDT of OPETH to come out with solo album?

MORBID ANGEL Reunites With STEVE TUCKER; DAVID VINCENT Says He Hasn’t Quit Band

SATAN To Release ‘Atom By Atom’ Album In October

SLAYER: ‘Repentless’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

 


 

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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal

The New Wave of British Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 37:

After Early and Traditional Metal a new generation of bands in the United Kingdom were brewing a cultural shift for metal at large. With bands like Diamond Head, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Raven, Venom, and more, came a new energy that strengthened the style. We look into the history of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

33 hurt in Rock Am Ring lightning strikes

HEAVEN Singer ALLAN FRYER Dies After Battle With Cancer

LED ZEPPELIN: Previously Unreleased Song ‘Sugar Mama’ Available For Streaming

MOTORHEAD Announce New Album ‘Bad Magic’

New LYNCH MOB album coming in August: “Rebels”

New SLIPKNOT Video: “Killpop”

OF MICE & MEN Singer AUSTIN CARLILE Hospitalized; San Diego, Mexico City Shows Canceled

ROCK GODDESS Scraps ‘Unfinished Business’ Album Title

Two 20-Year-Old Men Missing Since ROCKLAHOMA Found Dead

Watch Old People React to Slipknot

 


 

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Metal Evolution – New Wave of British Heavy Metal

 


 

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Zombies and Metal

Zombies and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 36:

We return to looking into Horror Folklore and examine how the concept of zombies has influenced metal, and recognize some of the quintessential metal songs exploring the idea of a zombie apocalypse. After looking at the mythos of Vampires and Werewolves, we now turn our attention to Zombies and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

3 INCHES OF BLOOD To Disband

BATTLECROSS To Release ‘Rise To Power’ Album In August

Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Releases New KKB Single ‘Got To Get Back’

GHOST: New Single ‘Cirice’ Available For Streaming

GLENN DANZIG Dons ‘Skull Face’ Makeup For First Time In 35 Years

MASTODON members appear in latest episode of GAME OF THRONES

Metal bands unite for Nepal Benefit Concert

QUEEN’s Official App ‘Play The Game’ Now Available

TOOL’s MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Undergoes Hip Replacement Surgery

Why Heavy Metal Fans Are Most Loyal

 


 

Clip Sources

News of the Living Dead

Real Life Zombies: True Horror

Re-Animator Trailer

Star Wars Meets Metal

The Serpent and the Rainbow Trailer

The Walking Dead Theme

White Zombie Trailer

Zombies: A Living History

 


 

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The Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal

The Rise of Traditional Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 35:

We voyage back in time to examine the emergence of the bands that followed the Early Metal movement. As the scene was forming up in the Seventies, the word “METAL” began being used to describe the sound. From Alice Cooper and KISS to AC/DC, and to the Metal Gods themselves, Judas Priest, we investigate the Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

ANTHRAX Is Working On 17 Songs For Follow-Up To ‘Worship Music’

BLACK SABBATH Reunites With Drummer BILL WARD At U.K.’s IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

CLUTCH To Release ‘Psychic Warfare’ Album In September

Listen Now: New HIGH ON FIRE Song “The Black Plot”

NICKELBACK Beats FOO FIGHTERS, LINKIN PARK In ‘Lyric Intelligence’ Study

PHILIP ANSELMO To Guest On New CATTLE DECAPITATION Album

SEBASTIAN BACH slams SKID ROW over songwriting claims

SLAYER To Release ‘Repentless’ Album On 9/11

TERROR To Release ‘The 25th Hour’ Album In August

Two Men Missing After Attending ROCKLAHOMA Festival

 


 

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Metal Evolution: Early Metal UK

 


 

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Werewolves and Metal

Werewolves and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 34:

We keep on the horror folklore kick, and turn our focus away from vampirism, and over to lycanthropy. We look to the emergence of the creatures that would become known as werewolves, and where the mythology came from. We investigate how they’ve influenced literature and movies and look into Werewolves and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

ANTIGAMA release seventh album

DUFF MCKAGAN To Pen ALICE IN CHAINS Biography

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: ‘Got Your Six’ Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Founding YES Bassist CHRIS SQUIRE Diagnosed With Leukemia

IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON Given ‘All-Clear’ Following Cancer Treatment

LAMB OF GOD To Release ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’ Album In July

LAZARUS A.D. Drummer Ryan Shutler Dead at Age Twenty-Eight

METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD covers ADELE song ‘Crazy For You’ with his daughter

Parrot-Fronted Death Metal Band HATEBEAK Is Back With ‘Number Of The Beak’ Album

Rockers Pay Tribute To Blues Legend B.B. KING

 


 

Clip Sources

Lycanthropy

True Horror: Werewolves

True Legends of Werewolves

 


 

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Vampires and Metal

Vampires and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 33:

We turn to the horror genre, and examine the emergence of the beings that would become known as vampires, and where the folklore came from. From the appearance of vampiric folklore, to the progress of works like Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, to the vampire tales told in music: we look into Vampires and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

FAITH NO MORE: Entire ‘Sol Invictus’ Album Available For Streaming

Former HAVOK Guitarist SHAWN TYLER CHAVEZ Dead At 30

GHOST: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

KISS releasing new pinball machine

POWERWOLF: New Song ‘Army Of the Night’ Available For Streaming

SLASH On Possibility Of Classic GUNS N’ ROSES Reunion: ‘Never Say Never’

THE DARKNESS’s New Drummer Is ROGER TAYLOR’s Son RUFUS

Video Premiere: CRADLE OF FILTH’s ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’

Video Premiere: MARILYN MANSON’s ‘The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles’

Was GUNS N’ ROSES’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Inspired By Early ’80s Song From Australian Band?

 


 

Clip Sources

Children of the night…

Origin of the Vampire

The Real Count Dracula – Vampire Documentary

Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact

Vampires, The True Story Part 1

Vampires, The True Story Part 2

Dracula Official Trailer #1 – Bela Lugosi

 


 

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The Future of Power Metal

The Future of Power MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 32:

After studying the origins and rise of Power Metal, we now turn our focus to the final chapter of our journey into the subgenre: its future. We explore the emergence of a new generation carrying the torch forward into the 21st century, and take a guess at what’s in store for the Future of Power Metal.

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Metal News Links

BURNING POINT: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

DEW-SCENTED To Release ‘Intermination’ In June

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: New Album Title Revealed

GWAR Announces ’30 Years of Total World Domination Tour’

JOURNEY Guitarist NEAL SCHON To Release ‘Vortex’ Album In June

KAMELOT And DRAGONFORCE Caught Up In Baltimore Civil Unrest; Show Rescheduled

MEGADETH Superfan Pays $5,000 For Two-Hour Songwriting Session With DAVE MUSTAINE

New RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album ‘A Light In The Black’ Due In May

SATYRICON’s Covers Album May Include DEAD KENNEDYS’ ‘Holiday In Cambodia’

SCOTT WEILAND attempts to sing STONE TEMPLE PILOTS’ “Vasoline”, and it doesn’t go well…

 


 

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