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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art IV: The Most Iconic Metal Album Covers

Heavy Metal Album Cover Art IV: The Most Iconic Metal Album CoversHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 55:

We close our journey through album art with another different kind of episode, in which we consider twenty of the most recognizable metal album covers of all time. Many will agree and many will not, but we run through a discussion of the most iconic cover designs by some of the biggest bands in heavy metal…

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Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

Clips and Sources

Motörhead – Ace Of Spades DVD Part 3

Ronnie James Dio Interview – Devil Horns Origin

 


 

Metal News Links

All 4 DECAPITATED members formally charged with rape

BELPHEGOR, CRYPTOPSY, and HATE Announce Dates for North American Tour

BUCKETHEAD Suffering from Potentially Fatal Heart Condition

CINDERELLA’s TOM KEIFER Hospitalized After ‘Medical Emergency’

Finland’s OMNIUM GATHERUM – release lyric video for new single “Blade Reflections”!

JUDAS PRIEST, BON JOVI Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

MARILYN MANSON releases new NSFW video for “Say10” – featuring JOHNNY DEPP

MORBID ANGEL Unleash New Song, Announces New Album: “Kingdoms Disdained”

ROBB FLYNN Says the Vegas Shooting Makes Him Wanna Retire MACHINE HEAD’s “Davidian”

WALLY WORLD: These May Be the Greatest Heavy Metal Music Videos of All Time

 


 

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The Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal

The Rise of Traditional Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 35:

We voyage back in time to examine the emergence of the bands that followed the Early Metal movement. As the scene was forming up in the Seventies, the word “METAL” began being used to describe the sound. From Alice Cooper and KISS to AC/DC, and to the Metal Gods themselves, Judas Priest, we investigate the Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

ANTHRAX Is Working On 17 Songs For Follow-Up To ‘Worship Music’

BLACK SABBATH Reunites With Drummer BILL WARD At U.K.’s IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

CLUTCH To Release ‘Psychic Warfare’ Album In September

Listen Now: New HIGH ON FIRE Song “The Black Plot”

NICKELBACK Beats FOO FIGHTERS, LINKIN PARK In ‘Lyric Intelligence’ Study

PHILIP ANSELMO To Guest On New CATTLE DECAPITATION Album

SEBASTIAN BACH slams SKID ROW over songwriting claims

SLAYER To Release ‘Repentless’ Album On 9/11

TERROR To Release ‘The 25th Hour’ Album In August

Two Men Missing After Attending ROCKLAHOMA Festival

 


 

Clip Sources

Metal Evolution: Early Metal UK

 


 

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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 Rock

The Origins of Progressive RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 19:

From the development of Pink Floyd into the 1970’s, to key essential bands from the era such as Genesis and Yes, to Rush leading the growth of Progressive Metal, we turn back time to investigate why Prog was so important to the evolution of Rock and Metal during the era and into the future. We investigate the Rise of Progressive Rock.

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Metal News Links

CATTLE DECAPITATION Mosh Pit Stabbing At Band’s Show

DREAM THEATER To Enter Studio In February To Begin Work On New Album

Kim Fowley Dies at 75

KISS cashes in on the BabyMetal vibe – a new collaboration with MOMOIRO CLOVER Z

LINKIN PARK, GODSMACK, SLAYER, PAPA ROACH, VOLBEAT Confirmed For ROCKLAHOMA

MASTODON and CLUTCH team up for co-headlining tour

MOTLEY CRUE release new single: All Bad Things

Scott Weiland Launches Velvet Revolver 2.0 with Members of Guns N’ Roses and Disturbed

Serj Tankian, Tom Morello + More Release ‘Crazy Train’ Cover

THE BLACK CROWES are officially no more

 


 

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The Origins of Progressive Music

The Origins of Progressive MusicHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 17:

We examine how the relevance of experimental avant-garde substance and the work of psychedelic rock would cause to influence the development of a style that has become one of the most popular among fans. From the inheritance left by classical music, the flexibilities of Frank Zappa, the explorations of Pink Floyd, and the early beginnings of Rush; we take a look back at the Origins of Progressive.

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Metal News Links

BROKEN HOPE Parts Ways With Bassist SHAUN GLASS and Guitarist CHUCK WEPFER

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Joined By SHADOWS FALL Drummer JASON BITTNER

Former MEGADETH Members Join Forces With Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer

Former RINGS OF SATURN Guitarist JOEL OMANS: “LUCAS MANN is a Hack of a Musician”

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Launches SOTO Band, Prepares To Release ‘Inside The Vertigo’ Album

JOE ELLIOTT Says DEF LEPPARD Album Will Include ‘Musical’ And ‘Experimental’ Stuff

KISS Collaborates With Japanese Pop Group MOMORIO CLOVER Z

NEWSTED no more? Guitarist says project was “shut down” nearly a year ago.

OZZY OSBOURNE To ZAKK WYLDE: ‘My Schlong Doesn’t Work’

SCORPIONS: More ‘Return To Forever’ Album Details Revealed

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Ancient Chinese Experimental Music – From Yue Jing- No.1 + No.2 – ADACHI Tomomi

Batman Begins (5/6) Movie CLIP – Train Fight (2005) HD

Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story – Roger Waters on Sid ENG

The Cave: An Adaptation of Plato’s Allegory in Clay

The Matrix and the Cave

The Trolley Problem

 


 

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The Spirit of Metal

The Spirit of MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 16:

Instead of Heavy Metal Historian decorating a tree that looks like the Spirit of Christmas puked all over the place, this episode is going to look at “The Spirit of Metal”. From the early development of the genre, to modern scenes, but beyond into the future (and the past), we turn to the albums, events, and people that embody the idea of a Spirit of Metal.

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Metal News Links

ABBATH: I Thought DEMONAZ And HORGH Quit IMMORTAL

DARK FUNERAL Unveils New Lineup In ‘Nail Them To The Cross’ Video

ERIC SINGER Is Not Interested In Continuing With KISS Without STANLEY Or SIMMONS

Former DECAPITATED Drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner Joins SEPTICFLESH

ILL NIÑO Members Launch TERROR UNIVERSAL

IRON MAIDEN’s New Christmas Card Offers Hint Of Possible Return To The Studio

MASSACRE Disbands Following Split With Bassist TERRY BUTLER And Vocalist ED WEBB

Norwegian Death Metal Band Performs At Bassist’s Funeral; Video, Photos Available

SAXON Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER Undergoes Surgery For Brain Aneurysm

What the F*ck is #Metalgate?

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Sir Christopher Lee getting the Spirit of Metal Award

 


 

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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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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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Prehistoric Metal

Prehistoric MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 2:

We voyage further back in time – to look at the genres that are direct ancestors of metal. And as you’ll see, the inspirations that took forth the cultural movement known as Metal vary greatly – from rock to blues, from classical to swing, from jazz to country and beyond…

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Metal News Links

BLACK VEIL BRIDES: New Album Cover Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release ‘Z2’ Double Album In October

EXODUS Fan Arrested for Posting Band’s Lyrics On Facebook

It’s Official: CHIMAIRA Calls It Quits

It’s Official: FAITH NO MORE Begins Recording First Studio Album Since 1997’s ‘Album Of The Year’

MARTIN SCORSESE Planning To Direct Movie About RAMONES

OZZY OSBOURNE’s ‘Hell Gate’ Coming Next Year

Singer CHUCK BILLY Hopes TESTAMENT’s New Album Will Be Released Next March

SURVIVOR Singer JIMI JAMISON Dead At 63

SLAYER In The Studio With Producer TERRY DATE: New Photos Posted Online

 


 

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Let There Be Metal

Let There Be MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 1:

On our debut episode, it seems appropriate to go back to the very beginning. Let’s have a look at the initiation of metal, and how the course was forged in those very early years. We examine the road paved by the FIRST Big 4: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Blue Cheer…

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

Australian Radio Station Bans KISS

GWAR’s ODERUS URUNGUS Set Ablaze In Viking Funeral Pyre

GWAR To Embark On ‘Eternal Tour’ In The Fall

GLENN DANZIG Working On EP Of ELVIS PRESLEY Covers

UNLOCKING THE TRUTH Partners With ARTERY RECORDINGS

FOO FIGHTERS: ‘Sonic Highways’ Trailer Available

RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART’s ‘Far And Near: On Days Like These’ Book Due In October

‘Metal Down Under’: A History Of Australian Heavy Metal DVD Now Available

BLACK STAR RIDERS Tap Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For Second Album

 


 

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