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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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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 Future of Thrash Metal

The Future of Thrash MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 14:

After uncovering the origins of Thrash Metal, and the rise of Metallica and others in our preceding episodes; we move now into the 21st century, to look at the revival of the genre – and examine this Thrash Renaissance spreading across the planet. And just as importantly, we look forward to what’s next: into the Future of Thrash Metal…

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Back In Handcuffs

ACE FREHLEY Talks Upcoming Covers Album: ‘That’s Going To Be Another Fun Record For Me’

Authorized Documentary On KURT COBAIN Coming To HBO

Former SLIPKNOT Drum Tech Confirms Identities Of New Drummer, Bassist

HALESTORM Completes Recording Third Album

IRON MAIDEN’s ‘Trooper’ Beer To Be Canned For U.S. Market

MEGADETH: Body of Dave Mustaine’s Mother-In-Law apparently found

NAPALM DEATH: ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist’s Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap

You Can Now Own ‘Share’ Of TESTAMENT Song ‘Native Blood’

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

George Carlin: The American Dream

 


 

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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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From the Page to the Metal

From the Page to the MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 7:

Through history, bands and artists have taken influence from a variety of sources for lyrical concepts. But it is in the realm of fiction where some metal bands have concentrated some of their energies. For this edition of our show, from classic books to contemporary graphic novels, we examine how literature has influenced Metal…

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Metal News Links

CARCASS: ‘The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills’ Music Video Released

Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN’s New Solo Album To Include CLIVE JONES

EXODUS: Entire ‘Blood In Blood Out’ Album Available For Streaming

IN THIS MOMENT: ‘Black Widow’ Track Listing Revealed

JIMMY PAGE Says New Music ‘Will Be A Summing Up Of Where’ He Is ‘At This Point In Time’

METALLICA Planned To Fire LARS ULRICH In 1986, Confirms ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN

MORGOTH Performs New Song ‘God Is Evil’ In Stuttgart

NINE INCH NAILS, GREEN DAY Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

SLIPKNOT: New Song ‘Sarcastrophe’ Available For Streaming

THE SIRENS: Two Songs Released

 


 

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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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What’s in a Name?

What's in a Name?Heavy Metal Historian
Episode 3:

For this edition of the show, we answer the question: “Who was the first band to be called ‘metal’ or ‘heavy metal’, and where did the name come from?” The name of the genre is as significant as the subculture the metal movement developed into. But discovering the first early uses are not so easy to isolate and identify…

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Metal News Links

ARJEN LUCASSEN And ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN Join Forces In THE GENTLE STORM

Audio Premiere: EXODUS’ New Song ‘Salt The Wound’ Featuring METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT

BUTCHER BABIES’ Cover Version Of NAPOLEON XIV’s ‘They’re Coming To Take Me Away’ Available For Streaming

EXTREME/Ex-VAN HALEN Singer GARY CHERONE To Release New HURTSMILE Album ‘Retrogrenade’ Next Month

FLYLEAF: Entire ‘Between The Stars’ Album Available For Streaming

GENE SIMMONS: ‘Rock Is Finally Dead’

JOHN CORABI’s 20th-Anniversary Tour Of MÖTLEY CRÜE’s 1994 Album To Kick Off In October

LORDI To Release ‘Scare Force One’ Album On Halloween

MR. BIG: New Song ‘The Monster In Me’ Available For Streaming

SATAN: ‘Trail Of Fire – Live In North America’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

 


 

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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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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

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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