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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 Rise of Groove Metal

The Rise of Groove MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 50:

We continue our examination of Groove Metal and move from the formative years of the subgenre and into worldwide success for Pantera and Sepultura. We begin to look through the 1990’s at other acts like Soulfly, Down, Machine Head, Chimaira, Prong and more – as we dive into the Rise of Groove Metal.

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Metal News Links

AXL ROSE takes legal action over unflattering image

GATECREEPER Sign To Relapse; Prepare New Album

“(GENE SIMMONS says) Rock is Dead”: Classic Canadian Metallers HELIX take on KISS

GOJIRA: Entire ‘Magma’ Album Available For Streaming

Moonsorrow Documentary: Home of the Wind

More Than 70 Injured By Lightning At Germany’s ROCK AM RING Festival

NYC Death Metal Artist Arrested for Triple Homicide

OPETH sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment; “Sorceress” to be released in late 2016

Shock Rock musician ROB ZOMBIE reveals trailer for his new movie: “31”

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

 


 

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The Origins of Groove Metal

The Origins of Groove MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 49:

We restart our exploration of subgenres of Metal, and this time turn to one of most successful and prolific scenes to emerge in Heavy Metal during the 1990’s. With pioneers Pantera and Sepultura developing the style, we turn back the clock and dive into their inspirations and influences – in an attempt to discover the Origins of Groove Metal.

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Metal News Links

2016 Louder Than Life line up announced: SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, and more

According to a recent poll, US voters like NICKELBACK more than they like DONALD TRUMP

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH sign to Rise Records

Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Dies At 51

Former MUNICIPAL WASTE Drummer BRANDON FERRELL Has Died

FOUR BY FATE featuring former FREHLEY’S COMET members release “Moonshine” lyric video

MANOWAR Announces Farewell Tour

Metalocalypse Creator Brendon Small Says He’s “All But Finished Making DETHKLOK Records”

PIG DESTROYER’s Drummer Has Yet Another Awesome Band, GOD ENSLAVEMENT

ROB HALFORD To Perform With BABYMETAL At The Alternative Press Music Awards

 


 

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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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Into Crossover Thrash

Into Crossover ThrashHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 23:

Finally, we reach our destination after looking at Thrash Metal, Punk, and Hardcore, and inspect the first prosperous fusion of Metal with Punk: Where Thrash was blended with Hardcore. We look into the key bands that shaped the genre, and where it is headed now. From Uncle Slam to Suicidal Tendencies, we take a stagedive INTO CROSSOVER THRASH!

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Metal News Links

12-Minute Unreleased KURT COBAIN Song To See Light Of Day

BLACK SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI asks Indonesia to stop executions

Former HANOI ROCKS Singer MICHAEL MONROE Recording New Solo Album

GIRLSCHOOL Putting Finishing Touches On ‘Guilty As Sin’ Album, Preparing For U.S. Tour

HELLYEAH Says ‘No More’

Metalized Version Of ‘Grease’ Classic ‘You’re The One That I Want’ Surpasses 200K Views

METALLICA Has Close To 20 New Songs Written, Says LARS ULRICH

MOTÖRHEAD’s New CAMERON WEBB-Produced Album Due This Fall

SEPULTURA To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Release Of New Song

SIX FEET UNDER To Release ‘Crypt Of The Devil’ Album In May

 


 

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The 1992 L.A. Riots and Heavy Metal

The 1992 L.A. Riots and Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 15:

The protests, rioting, looting, & arson of Ferguson in 2014 has caused many to recall the events of the LA Race Riots from 1992. Metal is frequently influenced by major events, including the mayhem of unrest – and the groups and songs that came after that time were of no exception. We turn back the clock & look at how the LA Riots influenced Metal…

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Metal News Links

ALICE IN CHAINS Vocalist WILLIAM DUVALL Recalls Being Racially Profiled By Police

CHRISTOPHER LEE Releases New Heavy Metal Single ‘Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing’

Cop Who Took Out DIMEBAG’s Killer Says He Is ‘Still In Counseling’ 10 Years After Shooting

Original RAGE Lineup Reunites As REFUGE, Plans Festival Appearances

MORGOTH Recruits DISBELIEF Singer KARSTEN ‘JAGGER’ JÄGER

Prosecutor: AC/DC’s PHIL RUDD Made Death Threat During Phone Call

SAXON Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER Rushed To Hospital; Remaining UK Dates Postponed

SLAYER Rescues Kitten Before Indianapolis Show

Unsigned Metal Band selling album for $1 trying to go platinum…

VENOM To Release New Album in January

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Brandi Hitt – 20 Years Later Rodney King – (KTLA March 3rd 2011)

LA Riots of 1992: Rodney King Speaks

Los Angeles Riots, 1992 (1)

Rodney King: Can we all just get along?

Rodney King tape on national news

 


 

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  • Nemesis” by Arch Enemy from the album Doomsday Machine
  • WMA” by Pearl Jam from the album Vs.
  • We had to tear this Mothafucka up” by Ice Cube from the album The Predator
  • Body Count” by Body Count from the album Body Count
  • Civilized” by Rollins Band from the album Weight
  • Killing in the Name” by Rage Against The Machine from the album RATM
  • Objection Overruled” by Accept from the album Objection Overruled
  • Random Acts of Senseless Violence” by Anthrax from the album Stomp 442
  • Aenema” by Tool from the album Aenima
  • Forgotten (Lost Angels)” by Lamb of God from the album Sacrament
  • Cop Killer” by Body Count (originally) from the album Body Count
  • Down the Drain” by Cyclone Temple from the album My Friend Lonely

 


 

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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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The Origins of Thrash Metal

The Origins of Thrash MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 9:

If there was a metal subgenre that was one of the most prominent and important, it would be Thrash. The style would be inspirational in the development of crossover genres, the rise of Death Metal and Black Metal; plus much more from around the world. For this episode, we look to where it came from, and it begins earlier than you might think.

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Metal News Links

BATTLE BEAST To Release ‘Unholy Savior’ In January

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY: ‘Babylonian Pandemonium’ Video Released

DANZIG: New Album Due In Fall 2015, Covers Collection To Arrive In March

EXODUS Guitarist Says Arrest Of Fan Shows ‘We Live In A Very Paranoid Society’

FOO FIGHTERS: New Song ‘The Feast And The Famine’ Available For Streaming

JOURNEY, NIGHT RANGER, WHITESNAKE Members Join Forces In REVOLUTION SAINTS

KISS, BLACK SABBATH, RUSH, MEGADETH Members React To Death Of JACK BRUCE

OZZY OSBOURNE Says BLACK SABBATH Will ‘Disband’ After Next Studio Album, Tour

SISTER SIN: Entire ‘Black Lotus’ Album Available For Streaming

Video: GENE SIMMONS Signs Copies Of ‘Me, Inc.’ Book In New York City

 


 

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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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