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The Origins of Nu Metal

The Origins of Nu MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 56:

We enter the late Nineties to explore the genre that has been the most divisive among fans: Nu Metal. Ascending from Groove Metal, we will be looking into how the styles of Thrash, Alt Rock, Punk, Rap, Hip-Hop, & Reggae laid the foundations for the scene to emerge. We explore the stylistic origins of Nu Metal…

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Clips and Sources

Beatles Anthology DVD

Good Will Hunting – The best Robin Williams scene

INTERVIEW WITH DEVIN TOWNSEND by JAROSŁAW NYCKOWSKI – e-gitarzystaTV

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey

Metal Evolution

Vincent Van Gogh Visits the Gallery – Vincent And The Doctor – Doctor Who – BBC

 


 

Metal News Links

CHUCK MOSLEY, Former FAITH NO MORE Singer, Dead at 57

Denmark’s Prime Minister Gifted Indonesia’s President a METALLICA Box Set

DEVIN TOWNSEND Announces Next Album Is Called “Empath”

GWAR Guitarist BALSAC Diagnosed With Bone Marrow Disorder

Indonesian President May Have To Give Up METALLICA Box Set

JUDAS PRIEST Release Cover Art and First Music from Upcoming “Firepower” Album

JUDAS PRIEST To Release ‘Firepower’ Album; North American Tour Announced

MALCOLM YOUNG, AC/DC Guitarist And Co-Founder Dies At Age 64

METALLICA, MASTODON, MEGADETH, and More Get the Garbage Pail Kids Card Treatment

PENTAGRAM’s BOBBY LIEBLING Sentenced After Pleading Guilty to Abuse and Neglect

ROB ZOMBIE Making 3rd Movie in the HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES / THE DEVIL’S REJECTS Series

TWIGGY RAMIREZ Fired From MARILYN MANSON’s Band After Ex-Girlfriend’s Rape Accusation

 


 

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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art III: Interview with Felipe Machado Franco

Heavy Metal Album Cover Art III: Interview with Felipe Machado FrancoHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 54:

In our 3rd part of this series, we continue examining album cover art with a different kind of episode in which we interview artist Felipe Machado Franco; who does amazing work for the likes of Blind Guardian, Rage, Iron Savior, Rhapsody of Fire, and more. In the discussion, we explore how cover art is important to heavy metal overall.

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Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

Clips and Sources

Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

Metal News Links

CONVERGE Release New Song: “Reptilian”

DAVE GROHL has a sweet CHRISTOPHER WALKEN impression

GUNS N’ ROSES, SLIPKNOT Members, Others React To Mass Shooting At Las Vegas Concert

GHOST Reveal Creepy “PAPA EMERITUS ZERO” Who Warns “The Middle Ages Have Begun”

KISS, POISON, SEPULTURA Members, Others React To Reports Of TOM PETTY’s Death

MARILYN MANSON Crushed by Stage Prop at NYC Show, Gig Stopped Mid-Set

METAL CHURCH Drummer STET HOWLAND Diagnosed With Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma

Understanding the DECAPITATED Case: An Interview with Attorney JEFFREY EINHORN

VINNIE VINCENT makes first public appearance in promo video

WHITECHAPEL are Working on a New Album

 


 

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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art II: Mascots, Presentation, and Controversy


Heavy Metal Album Cover Art II: Mascots, Presentation, and ControversyHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 53:

In Part 2, we continue to take a close at the history of Heavy Metal album cover artwork, this time delving into history unique to metal. From the development of the mascot (such as Eddie), to controversial art, we delve into the presentation of metal albums, as we move forward with our examination…

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Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

Clips and Sources

Felipe Machado Franco Art

Metal Evolution: New Wave of British Heavy Metal

 


 

Metal News Links

All Four Members of DECAPITATED Accused of Gang Rape

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Announce New Album, Unveil Cover Art

CHRIS CORNELL To Be Honored With Human Rights Hero Award

COREY TAYLOR On Feud With CHAD KROEGER: ‘He’s The One Who F**king Started It’

DEVIN TOWNSEND Offers Update on Planned $10 Million Symphony About Genitalia

Former KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT resurfaces – to appear at Upcoming KISS Expo

In Canada, police claim that “playing loud, heavy rock music” is a gateway to hate groups

KORN Members To Perform With LINKIN PARK At CHESTER BENNINGTON Tribute Concert

METALLICA’s ‘One’ Featured In ‘The Punisher’ Trailer

NITRO have reunited and released a new song – and the result is unexpected: “It Won’t Die”

 


 

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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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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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The Emergence of Djent

The Emergence of DjentHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 26:

Inside the evolution of Prog Metal during the 1990’s and 2000’s arose a new subgenre that has become one of the most popular of current metal styles. The intriguingly named DJENT Metal embraces a particular style established by the likes of Meshuggah. From Sikth to Animals as Leaders, and more, we delve into the emergence of Djent.

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Metal News Links

BLACK SABBATH’s Appearance At OZZFEST JAPAN Will Be Band’s Farewell

DANZIG Resumes Work On New Album

Doom / Death Metal band PALE EXISTENCE has posted its complete 1995 demo for posterity!

Former DEATH Bassist SCOTT CLENDENIN Dies At 47

MESHUGGAH Announce Plans for New Album in 2016

ROBERT PLANT joins JACK WHITE for performance of LED ZEPPELIN song during Lollapalooza

TWISTED SISTER Drummer A.J. PERO Dies At 55

VAN HALEN Set Tour – Plus schedule their First TV Performance(s) With DAVID LEE ROTH

W.A.S.P. Signs With NAPALM RECORDS; ‘Golgotha’ Album Due This Summer

Was LARS ULRICH to Blame for Lack of Bass on METALLICA’s ‘… And Justice For All’?

 


 

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The Future of Progressive Metal

The Future of Progressive MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 23:

We turn to Prog Metal from 2000 to today and examine the likes of Mastodon, Periphery, and Baroness, as they drove the boundaries of the style further. Then we glance to the future, not only to the new bands emerging across the world, but predict the return of some big groups of the past. We enter into the Future of Progressive Metal.

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Metal News Links

ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN To Appear On ‘The Walking Dead’

Arrest Warrant Issued For Former PEARL JAM Drummer DAVE ABBRUZZESE

BRUCE DICKINSON Rebounds From Cancer Treatment, Returns to Favorite Pub

Ex-Nuclear Hellfrost Singer Claims Responsibility for Dimebag Darrell Grave Vandalism

FAITH NO MORE Brings ‘Superhero’ to Marvel

Hugh Warner, a.k.a. MARILYN MANSON’s dad, surprised his son…

MINISTRY’s AL JOURGENSEN Launches SURGICAL METH MACHINE

SCYTHE Announces New Bassist

Today’s Cold Splash of Water in the Face of Your Music Biz Dreams

“Where Is Your God Now?” Unleashed Would Like to Know

 


 

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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 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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