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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art I: Origins and History

Heavy Metal Album Cover Art I: Origins and HistoryHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 52:

We delve into an exceptionally important aspect of Heavy Metal: the history of album cover art. From the birth of the genre, to downloadable art, we explore the prehistory, evolution, and future of the significance of album art for metal bands and their albums, we begin a multi-part journey into the history of metal cover art.

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Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

Clips and Sources

Book bound in human skin found at Harvard library

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks (Special Features)

Doctor Who Meets Metal

Evil Dead – Listening to the Book of the Dead

Evil Dead II – Opening

Felipe Machado Franco Art

Good Reads: And Justice for Art

Joe Rogan Experience #887: James Hetfield

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (2005)

Metal Evolution: New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Metallica gets OWNED by Spinal Tap

Pantera / Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul – Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?

Spinal Tap’s Black Album

The Shiver: Walpurgis – Artwork by HR Giger

 


 

Metal News Links

After the break-up of SISTER SIN, vocalist LIV SIN has a new solo album coming out

Broadway Adaptation Of NIKKI SIXX’s ‘The Heroin Diaries’ To Begin Casting

CHUCK BERRY, a massive influence on Rock and Roll, and eventually Metal, has died at age 90

EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE Releases Official Video For ‘Speak To Me’ Solo Single

GHOST Announce Headline Summer Tour Surrounding IRON MAIDEN Dates

Listen To ANTHRAX’s Cover Version Of KANSAS Classic ‘Carry On Wayward Son’

Report: MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Biopic ‘The Dirt’ To Land At NETFLIX

SLAUGHTER Frontman MARK SLAUGHTER To Release ‘Halfway There’ Solo Album

There’s a metal tribute to PINK FLOYD’s “The Wall” coming out

Why Him: The Lost KISS Scene

 


 

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The Future of Groove Metal

The Future of Groove MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 51:

We revisit the tragic night of December 8, 2004, the fallout among bands and fans the following day after the final live performance of Damageplan. And then we move to the advent of Hellyeah, and into the rise of Nu Metal and Metalcore. We close our examination of the subgenre, and dig deep into the Future of Groove Metal.

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Metal News Links

After Thirty Years, METAL HAMMER Magazine May be Finished

AS I LAY DYING’s TIM LAMBESIS Suing Prison for $35 Million Because He Has Man Boobs

BREAKING BENJAMIN Guitarist Loses Newborn Son

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Comes To Aid Of Cop On Highway

GARY CHERONE Says EXTREME Is ‘Focusing On Putting Out A New Record’ This Year

GENE SIMMONS Says KISS Was Never Asked To Perform At DONALD TRUMP’s Inauguration

MAX CAVALERA On SEPULTURA: ‘Tell Me One Great Song They Have Written Since I Left’

THE DEAD DAISIES release new music video: “Long Way To Go”

TOOL Announces First New York City Show In More Than A Decade

WINTERSUN Completes Work On Third Album

 


 

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More Chronicles of Death Metal

More Chronicles of Death MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 47:

We take our fourth and final look into the style, and look at a few more bands that didn’t get a mention in our investigation of the Origins, Rise, and Future of Death Metal. From the initial days of the subgenre, and into the appearance of many varied offshoots, we examine More Chronicles of Death Metal.

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Metal News Links

AMON AMARTH To Release ‘Jomsviking’ Album In March; Watch ‘First Kill’ Video Right Now

Australia’s NE OBLIVISCARIS Gearing Up For First Ever North American Tour

BLACK SABBATH To Offer Unreleased Songs On Upcoming Concert Tour Album

Check Out The New Guitar For GARY HOLT of SLAYER and EXODUS – Painted in His Own Blood!

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT To Begin Recording New Album In March

Former PANTERA vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO Denies Being Racist After White Power Shoutout

Former RAINBOW/DIO Bassist JIMMY BAIN Dead At 68

How STEVEN TYLER Helped Reunite GUNS N’ ROSES

MINISTRY’s AL JOURGENSEN Announces ‘Ministry Bootcamp’

RAGE: ‘My Way’ Video Released

 


 

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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 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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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

 


 

Clip Sources

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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