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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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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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The Future of Death Metal

The Future of Death MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 46:

We start to close our exploration of Death Metal, in which we examine the subgenre’s entrance into the 21st century. As it branched out into other forms of Extreme Metal, it additionally had an impact on subgenres like Metalcore. We also turn to tomorrow, and explore what we can expect in The Future of Death Metal…

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Metal News Links

CHRISTIAN BALE Talks About Learning To Play Double-Bass Drums By Listening To PANTERA

DISTURBED And ROB ZOMBIE Announce U.S. Co-Headlining Tour

Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Is Back With Country Song ‘Buyer Beware’

IRON MAIDEN release mobile RPG for iOS and Android

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Announce U.S Tour, Reveal ‘Incarnate’ Cover Art

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE doing 5-night NYC residency

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s MICK MARS Back In The Studio With Ex-CRÜE Singer JOHN CORABI

MOTT THE HOOPLE Drummer DALE GRIFFIN Dead At 67

PEARL JAM announces 2016 North American tour dates

Return of the Vikings: AMON AMARTH announce new album “First Kill”

Reunited GUNS N’ ROSES Plan Pre-Coachella Gigs in Las Vegas

SLIPKNOT, JUDAS PRIEST Members React To Passing Of EAGLES Legend GLENN FREY

WAYNE STATIC’s Widow TERA WRAY STATIC Found Dead

 


 

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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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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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Metal News Links

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL’s Cancer Returns

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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”

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