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Lovecraft and Metal

Lovecraft and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 48:

We turn to the works of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. We review how the depth of his intense horror fiction influenced music, especially in the world of Heavy Metal. From the Call of Cthulhu, to Nameless Shapes and Things That Should Not Be, we fall into the depths of Lovecraft and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

ACE FREHLEY Announces New LP, ‘White Room’ Cover, PAUL STANLEY Reunion

CAULDRON Member Injured In Serious Crash

Did ANSELMO Just Quit DOWN? In 2nd Apology, Tells Bandmates “Move On Without Him”

DOWN’s Appearance At FORTAROCK Canceled By Organizers

FILTER Announce ‘Make America Hate Again’ Tour

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

GHOST Wins ‘Best Metal Performance’ GRAMMY Award

Members of Iranian Band Jailed, Could Be Executed for Playing Metal

METALLICA To Reissue ‘Kill ‘Em All’ And ‘Ride The Lightning’ Albums In April

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL Is Working On New Solo Record

PAUL KANTNER of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Dies at 74

PHIL ANSELMO of PANTERA Apologizes For DIMEBASH Incident (Video Included)

V’ BEL release Rage The Storm

Video: MACHINE HEAD’s ROBB FLYNN Responds to PHIL ANSELMO Racism Accusations

 


 

Clips and Sources

Evil Dead 2 Groovy

Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Fear of The Unknown: Lovecraft Documentary

From Beyond (1986) – Trailer

Re-Animator (1985) – Trailer [HQ]

The Banshee Chapter (2013) Trailer

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 1/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 3/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 4/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 6/8

The Haunted Palace (1963) Trailer

The Mist (2007) – HD Trailer

The Thing (1982) Trailer

 


 

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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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Elizabeth Bathory: Countess of Blood

Elizabeth Bathory: Countess of BloodHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 10:

From a wealth of privilege, the killer who would become known as the Countess of Blood, Elizabeth Bathory, would have a dark influence on literature, film, and in the music of heavy metal. But who is Countess Bathory, why is she viewed as the most prolific serial killer, and how did her disturbing actions have such a profound but ghoulish impact on metal?

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Charged With ‘Attempting To Procure A Murder’

New FAITH NO MORE Album ‘Will Be Much Different Than Everything Else Out There’

IN THIS MOMENT: New Song ‘Sex Metal Barbie’ Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD: Entire ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ Album Available For Streaming

MESHUGGAH’s MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM: ‘We’re Messing Around With New Ideas’ For Next Album

METALLICA To Release Remastered, Deluxe Editions of ‘Kill ‘Em All’ And ‘Ride The Lightning’

OBITUARY’s ‘Inked In Blood’ Cracks U.S. Top 100

Reunited DARK ANGEL Is Working On ‘Super Awesome’ And ‘Super Aggressive’ New Material

SOIL Frontman RYAN MCCOMBS Recovering From Stroke

STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

Discovery: Elizabeth Bathory – The Blood Countess (Part 1)

Discovery: Elizabeth Bathory – The Blood Countess (Part 2)

History: The Lies about Elizabeth Bathory Revealed

ITV: Martina Cole’s Ladykillers – Elizabeth Bathory

 


 

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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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