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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 Power Metal

The Future of Power MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 32:

After studying the origins and rise of Power Metal, we now turn our focus to the final chapter of our journey into the subgenre: its future. We explore the emergence of a new generation carrying the torch forward into the 21st century, and take a guess at what’s in store for the Future of Power Metal.

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Metal News Links

BURNING POINT: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

DEW-SCENTED To Release ‘Intermination’ In June

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: New Album Title Revealed

GWAR Announces ’30 Years of Total World Domination Tour’

JOURNEY Guitarist NEAL SCHON To Release ‘Vortex’ Album In June

KAMELOT And DRAGONFORCE Caught Up In Baltimore Civil Unrest; Show Rescheduled

MEGADETH Superfan Pays $5,000 For Two-Hour Songwriting Session With DAVE MUSTAINE

New RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album ‘A Light In The Black’ Due In May

SATYRICON’s Covers Album May Include DEAD KENNEDYS’ ‘Holiday In Cambodia’

SCOTT WEILAND attempts to sing STONE TEMPLE PILOTS’ “Vasoline”, and it doesn’t go well…

 


 

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The Rise of Power Metal

The Rise of Power MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 30:

We resume our journey into Power Metal, as we explore the subgenre that embraced elements of history and literature. From the bands bringing the fantasy and sword and sorcery to life through music and on stage, such as HammerFall, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Kamelot, and more, we examine the Rise of Power Metal.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC’s PHIL RUDD Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession And Threatening To Kill Charges

AGNOSTIC FRONT: ‘A Wise Man’ Video Released

COURTNEY LOVE Says She And KURT COBAIN Made Sex Tape

KISS Records New Song For ‘Scooby-Doo! And KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery’ Animated Film

New SLAYER Song: “When The Stillness Comes”

NIGHTWISH’s ‘Imaginaerum’ Movie To Receive North American Release

PUDDLE OF MUDD’s WES SCANTLIN Arrested At Milwaukee Airport

SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s SERJ TANKIAN Pens New Song For Armenian Genocide Anniversary

Three People Dead, Several Injured In Chile Building Collapse During DOOM Concert

WHITESNAKE Announces New Keyboardist

 


 

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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 Rise of Progressive Metal

The Rise of Progressive MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 21:

We return to Prog, where we pursue the significance of Rush, as the Canadian musical giants establish a subgenre that would influence countless bands that would follow. From Queensryche, to the development of Dream Theater, into the ambiguity of Tool and beyond, we delve into The Rise of Progressive Metal.

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Metal News Links

COAL CHAMBER To Release ‘Rivals’ Album In May

DEF LEPPARD’s New Album Pushed Back To Later In The Year

Icelandic Heavy Metal Drama ‘Metalhead’ Available On Demand In April

LEVIATHAN Posts New Song “Within Thrall”

MOTLEY CRUE announce final tour of Australia

NIGHTWISH release music video for new song “ÉLAN”

ROB HALFORD ‘Would Love To’ Make Another FIGHT Album

SLAYER to Release New Song “When the Stillness Comes” for Record Store Day

TOOL Is In The Studio ‘Working On Tunes’

Woman Attempts To Deface Controversial CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt At New Zealand Museum

 


 

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From the Page to the Metal

From the Page to the MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 7:

Through history, bands and artists have taken influence from a variety of sources for lyrical concepts. But it is in the realm of fiction where some metal bands have concentrated some of their energies. For this edition of our show, from classic books to contemporary graphic novels, we examine how literature has influenced Metal…

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Metal News Links

CARCASS: ‘The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills’ Music Video Released

Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN’s New Solo Album To Include CLIVE JONES

EXODUS: Entire ‘Blood In Blood Out’ Album Available For Streaming

IN THIS MOMENT: ‘Black Widow’ Track Listing Revealed

JIMMY PAGE Says New Music ‘Will Be A Summing Up Of Where’ He Is ‘At This Point In Time’

METALLICA Planned To Fire LARS ULRICH In 1986, Confirms ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN

MORGOTH Performs New Song ‘God Is Evil’ In Stuttgart

NINE INCH NAILS, GREEN DAY Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

SLIPKNOT: New Song ‘Sarcastrophe’ Available For Streaming

THE SIRENS: Two Songs Released

 


 

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