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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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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 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 Rise of Death Metal

The Rise of Death MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 45:

We resume our journey into the phenomenon of Death Metal. After the formative years of the subgenre, the advance of the style featured many bands from Cannibal Corpse to Deicide, bringing new rudiments to the table. From Original Death Metal to Technical Death Metal, and beyond, we investigate the Rise of Death Metal…

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Metal News Links

Before he passed away, LEMMY of MOTORHEAD made an ad for milk in Finland

DAVE GROHL, ROB HALFORD, LARS ULRICH, and more Salute LEMMY KILMISTER at Memorial Service

Dude Booted From TRUMP Rally for “TRUMP Likes NICKELBACK” Sign

GHOST Announces Spring U.S. Headlining Tour

IRON MAIDEN To Play China For First Time

Jack and Coke officially renamed “The Lemmy”

METAL CHURCH XI Album Cover Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Rock and Metal Musicians React to the news of DAVID BOWIE’s Death

ROB ZOMBIE, DISTURBED, SCORPIONS, MEGADETH Set For ROCKLAHOMA Festival

ROBERT PLANT Announces 2016 US Tour Dates

SEBASTIAN BACH ‘Would Love The Chance’ To Bury The Hatchet With SKID ROW And Reunite

Some Fans Are Not Happy With MUNICIPAL WASTE’s DONALD TRUMP-Inspired Shirt

 


 

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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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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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Ed Gein: Through a Dead Skin Mask

Through a Dead Skin Mask: The Ed Gein CaseHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 12:

In one of the most disconcerting cases of all time, we continue to examine the influence that serial killers have had on Metal. From The Ripper and Bathory, we advance into the 20th Century, to now turn to an individual that would have an effect on horror films and heavy metal. We look through the Dead Skin Mask of the serial killer, Ed Gein.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC’s ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ Gets Sales Bump After PHIL RUDD’s Arrest

ARCH ENEMY Announce JEFF LOOMIS As New Guitarist!

BLOODBATH: ‘Church Of Vastitas’ Video Released

ENSIFERUM To Release ‘One Man Army’ In February

Former HATRIOT Guitarist Hailed As Hero After Thwarting Robbery Of 67-Year-Old Woman

JORN LANDE And TROND HOLTER Join Forces For Epic DRACULA Concept Album

MALICE Guitarist MICK ZANE Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

MINISTRY Announces 2015 Touring Lineup

Recovering Alcoholic SLASH Gets Beer Gift From U2

SAINT VITUS Singer Detained For Possession Of Meth

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

A&E Biography: Ed Gein – The Real Leatherface

American Maniac (1981 Documentary)

Ed Gein (2001 Movie)

Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield (2004 Documentary)

MMV: Short Ed Gein Documentary

Serial Killer Culture – Teaser Trailer

 


 

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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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The Rise and Future of Shock Rock

The Rise and Future of Shock RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 6:

In 1969, fans were hungry for something different. The cultural movements had become dominated by musical heroes. It was time for a rock villain. Beginning with Alice Cooper, then KISS, & their descendants in the “Motleypocalypse Generation”, the rise of Shock Rock in Metal would have a huge impact, into the future & beyond.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC: ‘Rock Or Bust’ Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

DAVE MUSTAINE On His Mother-In-Law’s Disappearance: ‘My Wife Is Very, Very Upset’

DEVIN TOWNSEND: Lyric Video For ‘Deathray’ Song From ‘Z2’ Double Album

IRON REAGAN’s New Album – The Tyranny Of Will

NAPALM DEATH Looking To ‘Achieve Varying Types Of Sonic Assault’ On Upcoming Album

PAUL BOSTAPH Is Tired Of Hearing LOMBARDO’s Version Of What Happened With SLAYER

STEEL PANTHER: ‘Pussywhipped’ Video Released

Report: Suspected Terrorist Volunteer Was Bangladeshi Death Metal Singer

U.D.O. To Release ‘Decadent’ In January

LEMMY: MOTÖRHEAD Will ‘Probably’ Begin Work On New Album In January

 


 

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