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The Rise of Death Metal

The Rise of Death MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 45:

We resume our journey into the phenomenon of Death Metal. After the formative years of the subgenre, the advance of the style featured many bands from Cannibal Corpse to Deicide, bringing new rudiments to the table. From Original Death Metal to Technical Death Metal, and beyond, we investigate the Rise of Death Metal…

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Metal News Links

Before he passed away, LEMMY of MOTORHEAD made an ad for milk in Finland

DAVE GROHL, ROB HALFORD, LARS ULRICH, and more Salute LEMMY KILMISTER at Memorial Service

Dude Booted From TRUMP Rally for “TRUMP Likes NICKELBACK” Sign

GHOST Announces Spring U.S. Headlining Tour

IRON MAIDEN To Play China For First Time

Jack and Coke officially renamed “The Lemmy”

METAL CHURCH XI Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Rock and Metal Musicians React to the news of DAVID BOWIE’s Death

ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, SCORPIONS, MEGADETH Set For ROCKLAHOMA Festival

ROBERT PLANT Announces 2016 US Tour Dates

SEBASTIAN BACH ‘Would Love The Chance’ To Bury The Hatchet With SKID ROW And Reunite

Some Fans Are Not Happy With MUNICIPAL WASTE’s DONALD TRUMP-Inspired Shirt

 


 

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The Origins of Death Metal

The Origins of Death MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 44:

We move in to examining the emergence of one of the most notable subgenres of Heavy Metal. Following in the footsteps of Thrash, Death Metal would become a new, integral, and critical part of the evolution of the genre. But before it could arise, the seeds for the style needed to be planted: we investigate the Origins of Death Metal.

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Metal News Links

DIAMOND HEAD To Release New, Self-Titled Album In March

Ex-IMMORTAL Frontman ABBATH: New Song ‘Ashes Of The Damned’ Streaming

Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES: Why LEMMY Didn’t Want Me To Join MOTÖRHEAD

It’s Official: Reunited GUNS N’ ROSES To Play This Year’s COACHELLA

LACUNA COIL Is Reintroducing ‘A Lot’ Of Growling Vocals On Upcoming Album

Man Throws Bottle At Bartender For Changing Music From BLACK SABBATH To Xmas Song

RIP LEMMY – Ian Fraser Kilmister of MOTORHEAD has died at age 70

Singer TONY HARNELL Quits SKID ROW

THE CULT: Video For New Song ‘Hinterland’

WOLFMOTHER: New Song ‘Gypsy Caravan’ Available For Streaming

 


 

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Controversies and Scapegoats

Controversies and ScapegoatsHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 43:

Since its origin, metal has been plagued by misinterpretations from critics of the genre who claim the style corrupts its fans and listeners. From claims of devil worship, to the rise of the PMRC, and from the notorious Judas Priest trial, to cases such as the West Memphis Three, and more, we examine the Scapegoats and Controversies of metal.

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Metal News Links

Are Classic GUNS N’ ROSES Lineup Tour Dates Being Offered To European Festival Promoters?

CANNIBAL CORPSE-Branded Beer ‘Amber Smashed Face’ Coming Soon

DEVIN TOWNSEND: Trailer For ‘Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD, Blu-Ray

Former OBITUARY Bassist FRANK WATKINS Dies At 47

METALLICA Is ‘Recording Right Now,’ Says JAMES HETFIELD

PROTEST THE HERO Announces Unique Distribution Model For Upcoming EP

SAXON: ‘Battering Ram’ Electronic Press Kit Available

This T-Shirt of Bernie Sanders in Corpse Paint is Amazing

WIDOWS WALK renamed to WOMB OF NATIONS, new music available

ZAKK WYLDE Is Still Working On ‘Book Of Shadows’ Follow-Up For 2016 Release

 


 

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The Future of Doom Metal

The Future of Doom MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 42:

As the 2000’s began, Doom Metal continued to endure and evolve, and reached new and unexpected heights in the 2010’s. From the emergence of bands like Swallow the Sun, Ahab, and Pallbearer, we examine where Doom Metal is in the 21st century. And we see what is ahead for tomorrow. We take a look into The Future of Doom Metal.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Arrested Again

AVENGED SEVENFOLD Parting with Drummer ARIN ILEJAY

Boston Metal Musician Arrested for Wearing Bullet Belt

COAL CHAMBER Debut Video For “Rivals”, Prepare to Kick Off Tour With FEAR FACTORY

DEVIN TOWNSEND Has Written Another DTP Record, Finished Outline for Symphony

LITA FORD Accused of Abuse by Son: “Thankfully We Never Have to See Our Mother Again”

RIP Mayhem Fest, 2008 – 2015

SLIPKNOT Bassist Rushed To Hospital During Concert; Band Completes Set As 8 Piece

Video: Hand-Fart Version Of SLAYER’s ‘Raining Blood’ Performed Live At WACKEN OPEN AIR

VINNIE PAUL: Confederate Flag Controversy Is ‘A Big Knee-Jerk Reaction’

 


 

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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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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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