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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 Hardcore

More Chronicles of HardcoreHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 22:

We revisit Hardcore Punk, wherein we explore MORE bands and artists that contributed greatly to the scene and to its influence on Metal. From the Shock Rock of GG Allin, to the war declaration of Fear; and the Anarcho-punk of Discharge to the Zombie Punk of the Cramps: We re-examine the style, and bring you More Chronicles of Hardcore.

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Metal News Links

ARCH ENEMY: First Official Performance Footage Featuring New Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS

BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI Reveals Heavy Metal’s Bloody Origins In New Short

BRUCE DICKINSON Undergoes Cancer Treatment

EYEHATEGOD Issues Statement Regarding Cancellation Of Tour In Australia & Mexico

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist MATS OLAUSSON Found Dead In Thai Hotel Room

KISS Admits To Using Backing Tracks While Performing New Single ‘Samurai Son’

Man Listening To Only NICKELBACK For A Week To Help Charity

METALLICA: ‘Some Kind of Monster’ Co-Director BRUCE SINOFSKY Dead At 58

SAMAEL Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

STEEL PANTHER Challenges ANTHONY KIEDIS To A Sing-Off, CHRIS JERICHO To A Wrestle-Off

 


 

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The Emergence of Hardcore

The Emergence of HardcoreHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 20:

We turn to the second wave of Punk: the emergence of Hardcore. From the Horror Punk of the Misfits, to the influence of Rollins and Black Flag, to the political Dead Kennedys, and the Straight Edge of Minor Threat and Fugazi, we turn to the advancement of a Punk Subgenre that would play a crucial role in the future of Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

BLACK SABBATH’s GEEZER BUTLER Thanks Fans For Support

Documentary Filmmaker DREW STONE To Direct ‘The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film’

Ex-WHITESNAKE Guitarist DOUG ALDRICH To DEE SNIDER: ‘You Are A Total Jackass’

Former METAL MANIACS Editor KATHERINE LUDWIG Dies

ICE-T’s BODY COUNT Releases Cover Of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ Institutionalized

IMPELLITTERI To Release ‘Venom’ Album In April

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist wins car and truck on The Price Is Right

MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON: ‘We’re Moving Forward With Writing A New Album’

RUSH: North American ‘R40 Live’ Tour Dates Announced

TENACIOUS D win Metal Grammy

 


 

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The Origins and Rise of Punk Rock

The Origins and Rise of Punk RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 18:

Streaming from the effects of blues, rock, and heavy metal, a new musical crusade that butted heads with bands from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, but would win over a new cohort of fans – and create an attitude within music that would not only revolutionize the face of Metal, but music overall. We take a look INTO the origins and rise of Punk Rock.

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Hosted by Greg Davies from Blendover, the Heavy Metal Historian Podcast delivers to you snippets of tales from years gone by in the world of Metal, one episode at a time.

 


 

Metal News Links

Arizona Pastor Blasts ‘Satanic’ Metal Band PANTERA

DOWN Bassist PAT BRUDERS Quit CROWBAR After ‘Ultimatum’ From KIRK WINDSTEIN

JOHN CORABI: MÖTLEY CRÜE ’94 CD Sounds As Relevant Now As It Did When It Came Out

NAPALM DEATH vocalist clarifies line-up change

Previously Unheard Song by DIMEBAG DARRELL: ‘Whiskey Road’ Streaming

ROB ZOMBIE To Release ‘Spookshow International Live’ Album

SAY ANYTHING’s MAX BEMIS Pukes on a Security Guard Onstage

SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS To Release ‘Blaster’ Album In March

THE DARKNESS Recruits Female Drummer EMILY DOLAN DAVIES

TNT May Rise Again Following Latest Split With Singer TONY HARNELL

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Metal Evolution: NWOBHM

QI Series L S12E11 XL

Swearing – Sex Pistols interview – Today Show – Thames TV

 


 

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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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