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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art IV: The Most Iconic Metal Album Covers

Heavy Metal Album Cover Art IV: The Most Iconic Metal Album CoversHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 55:

We close our journey through album art with another different kind of episode, in which we consider twenty of the most recognizable metal album covers of all time. Many will agree and many will not, but we run through a discussion of the most iconic cover designs by some of the biggest bands in heavy metal…

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Clips and Sources

Motörhead – Ace Of Spades DVD Part 3

Ronnie James Dio Interview – Devil Horns Origin

 


 

Metal News Links

All 4 DECAPITATED members formally charged with rape

BELPHEGOR, CRYPTOPSY, and HATE Announce Dates for North American Tour

BUCKETHEAD Suffering from Potentially Fatal Heart Condition

CINDERELLA’s TOM KEIFER Hospitalized After ‘Medical Emergency’

Finland’s OMNIUM GATHERUM – release lyric video for new single “Blade Reflections”!

JUDAS PRIEST, BON JOVI Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

MARILYN MANSON releases new NSFW video for “Say10” – featuring JOHNNY DEPP

MORBID ANGEL Unleash New Song, Announces New Album: “Kingdoms Disdained”

ROBB FLYNN Says the Vegas Shooting Makes Him Wanna Retire MACHINE HEAD’s “Davidian”

WALLY WORLD: These May Be the Greatest Heavy Metal Music Videos of All Time

 


 

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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 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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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

 


 

Clip Sources

Metal Evolution: Early Metal UK

 


 

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The Origins of Power Metal

The Origins of Power MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 28:

We commence the examination of another eminent genre of Metal, and go back to look at the bands and artists that shaped the initial stages of the subgenre. From Ronnie James Dio, with his work in Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and Dio; to the works of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; and from literature to history, we look into The Origins of Power Metal…

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Metal News Links

ACE FREHLEY’s Forthcoming Album To Include Covers Of THE ROLLING STONES, THE WHO

FAITH NO MORE Add More Dates For 2015 US Tour

GWAR Sued for Allegedly Stealing Late Singer DAVE BROCKIE’s Cremains

KIKO LOUREIRO from ANGRA is officially the new guitarist for MEGADETH

MARILYN MANSON Reportedly Punched in Face in Denny’s Brawl

Members of heavy metal bands WORMREICH and KHAOTIKA killed in Georgia wreck

MOTLEY CRUE Frontman VINCE NEIL Trips All Over the National Anthem

PRETTY BOY FLOYD Pays Tribute To KISS On ‘Kiss Of Death’ Album

SCOTT WEILAND’s Guitarist JEREMY BROWN Dead at 34

SKELETONWITCH Replace Their Vocalist CHANCE GARNETTE for Upcoming Tour

 


 

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The Origins and Rise of Punk Rock

The Origins and Rise of Punk RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 18:

Streaming from the effects of blues, rock, and heavy metal, a new musical crusade that butted heads with bands from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, but would win over a new cohort of fans – and create an attitude within music that would not only revolutionize the face of Metal, but music overall. We take a look INTO the origins and rise of Punk Rock.

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Metal News Links

Arizona Pastor Blasts ‘Satanic’ Metal Band PANTERA

DOWN Bassist PAT BRUDERS Quit CROWBAR After ‘Ultimatum’ From KIRK WINDSTEIN

JOHN CORABI: MÖTLEY CRÜE ’94 CD Sounds As Relevant Now As It Did When It Came Out

NAPALM DEATH vocalist clarifies line-up change

Previously Unheard Song by DIMEBAG DARRELL: ‘Whiskey Road’ Streaming

ROB ZOMBIE To Release ‘Spookshow International Live’ Album

SAY ANYTHING’s MAX BEMIS Pukes on a Security Guard Onstage

SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS To Release ‘Blaster’ Album In March

THE DARKNESS Recruits Female Drummer EMILY DOLAN DAVIES

TNT May Rise Again Following Latest Split With Singer TONY HARNELL

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Metal Evolution: NWOBHM

QI Series L S12E11 XL

Swearing – Sex Pistols interview – Today Show – Thames TV

 


 

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The Future of Thrash Metal

The Future of Thrash MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 14:

After uncovering the origins of Thrash Metal, and the rise of Metallica and others in our preceding episodes; we move now into the 21st century, to look at the revival of the genre – and examine this Thrash Renaissance spreading across the planet. And just as importantly, we look forward to what’s next: into the Future of Thrash Metal…

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Back In Handcuffs

ACE FREHLEY Talks Upcoming Covers Album: ‘That’s Going To Be Another Fun Record For Me’

Authorized Documentary On KURT COBAIN Coming To HBO

Former SLIPKNOT Drum Tech Confirms Identities Of New Drummer, Bassist

HALESTORM Completes Recording Third Album

IRON MAIDEN’s ‘Trooper’ Beer To Be Canned For U.S. Market

MEGADETH: Body of Dave Mustaine’s Mother-In-Law apparently found

NAPALM DEATH: ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist’s Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap

You Can Now Own ‘Share’ Of TESTAMENT Song ‘Native Blood’

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

George Carlin: The American Dream

 


 

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The Rise of Thrash Metal

The Rise of Thrash MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 11:

Continuing our journey into Thrash, we examine the beginnings from the Bay Area to the Big 4, developing a style influenced by Metal and Punk that became a viable alternative to the Glam Metal of LA. From the US to Germany, and to the entire world, we look into the legacy left by the likes of Metallica, Overkill, & Sodom…

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Metal News Links

BLACK TUSK Bassist JONATHAN ATHON Dies Following Motorcycle Crash

BLIND GUARDIAN To Release ‘Beyond The Red Mirror’ In January

BUCKCHERRY Launches Adult Product Line ‘Crazy Bitch Toys’

Family Members Defend AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD

FEAR FACTORY Begins Recording New Album

KISS To Perform At 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

MACHINE HEAD’s North American Tour To Feature No Support Acts

Marilyn Manson’s New Album ‘The Pale Emperor’ To Arrive in January

MEGADETH To Enter Studio In January, Says DAVE MUSTAINE

OZZY OSBOURNE Has New Species Of Frog Named After Him

 


 

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Elizabeth Bathory: Countess of Blood

Elizabeth Bathory: Countess of BloodHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 10:

From a wealth of privilege, the killer who would become known as the Countess of Blood, Elizabeth Bathory, would have a dark influence on literature, film, and in the music of heavy metal. But who is Countess Bathory, why is she viewed as the most prolific serial killer, and how did her disturbing actions have such a profound but ghoulish impact on metal?

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Hosted by Greg Davies from Blendover, the Heavy Metal Historian Podcast delivers to you snippets of tales from years gone by in the world of Metal, one episode at a time.

 


 

Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Charged With ‘Attempting To Procure A Murder’

New FAITH NO MORE Album ‘Will Be Much Different Than Everything Else Out There’

IN THIS MOMENT: New Song ‘Sex Metal Barbie’ Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD: Entire ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ Album Available For Streaming

MESHUGGAH’s MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM: ‘We’re Messing Around With New Ideas’ For Next Album

METALLICA To Release Remastered, Deluxe Editions of ‘Kill ‘Em All’ And ‘Ride The Lightning’

OBITUARY’s ‘Inked In Blood’ Cracks U.S. Top 100

Reunited DARK ANGEL Is Working On ‘Super Awesome’ And ‘Super Aggressive’ New Material

SOIL Frontman RYAN MCCOMBS Recovering From Stroke

STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

Discovery: Elizabeth Bathory – The Blood Countess (Part 1)

Discovery: Elizabeth Bathory – The Blood Countess (Part 2)

History: The Lies about Elizabeth Bathory Revealed

ITV: Martina Cole’s Ladykillers – Elizabeth Bathory

 


 

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Ebola and Heavy Metal

Ebola and Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 8:

From its beginning, Heavy Metal has been a genre in which musicians have been unafraid to tackle subjects and topics that are a little on the darker or overwhelming side. Disease and sickness isn’t a new topic for music – but with all this news media frenzy and fear going on currently, where does Ebola fit in, and how has it been observed in Heavy Metal?

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Metal News Links

BUTCHER BABIES’ Cover Version Of NAPOLEON XIV’s ‘They’re Coming To Take Me Away’

DANI FILTH Says Next CRADLE OF FILTH Album Will ‘Surprise A Lot Of People’

GHOST’s ‘Infestissumam’ Certified Gold In Sweden

KISS: Deluxe ‘Love Gun’ Reissue Due This Month

New THEORY OF A DEADMAN Video Features ALICE COOPER

NIGHTWISH’s Next Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RICHARD DAWKINS

PRONG Records BLACK FLAG, BAD BRAINS, THE SISTERS OF MERCY Classics For Covers Album

SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single ‘Being Beige’ Available For Streaming

SODOM To Release ‘Sacred Warpath’ EP

Video: Cult Metal Band BITCH Returns To Whisky A Go Go

 


 

News / Video Clips

Animalist: How We Helped Bats Spread Ebola

CNN: Ebola is the ISIS of Biological Agents

 


 

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