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The Origins of Death Metal

The Origins of Death Metal

Heavy 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...

Controversies and Scapegoats

Controversies and Scapegoats

Heavy Metal Historian Episode 43: Since its origin, metal has been plagued by misinterpretations from critics of the genre who claim the style corrupts...

The Future of Doom Metal

The Future of Doom Metal

Heavy 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....

The Rise of Doom Metal

The Rise of Doom Metal

Heavy Metal Historian Episode 41: After exploring the roots and ancestry behind Doom Metal, we start on examining the spread of the genre. Progressing...

The Origins of Doom Metal

The Origins of Doom Metal

Heavy 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...

Witches and Metal

Witches and Metal

Heavy Metal Historian Episode 39: We turn to the folklore and fantasy surrounding Witches and Witchcraft, its emergence into horror, and subsequent inclusion...

NWOBHM II: The Lost History of the Underground

NWOBHM II: The Lost History of the Underground

Heavy 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 –...

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal

The New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Heavy 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...

Zombies and Metal

Zombies and Metal

Heavy Metal Historian Episode 36: We return to looking into Horror Folklore and examine how the concept of zombies has influenced metal, and recognize...

The Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal

The Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal

Heavy 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...