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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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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 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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The Future of Power Metal

The Future of Power MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 32:

After studying the origins and rise of Power Metal, we now turn our focus to the final chapter of our journey into the subgenre: its future. We explore the emergence of a new generation carrying the torch forward into the 21st century, and take a guess at what’s in store for the Future of Power Metal.

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Metal News Links

BURNING POINT: New Album Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

DEW-SCENTED To Release ‘Intermination’ In June

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: New Album Title Revealed

GWAR Announces ’30 Years of Total World Domination Tour’

JOURNEY Guitarist NEAL SCHON To Release ‘Vortex’ Album In June

KAMELOT And DRAGONFORCE Caught Up In Baltimore Civil Unrest; Show Rescheduled

MEGADETH Superfan Pays $5,000 For Two-Hour Songwriting Session With DAVE MUSTAINE

New RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Album ‘A Light In The Black’ Due In May

SATYRICON’s Covers Album May Include DEAD KENNEDYS’ ‘Holiday In Cambodia’

SCOTT WEILAND attempts to sing STONE TEMPLE PILOTS’ “Vasoline”, and it doesn’t go well…

 


 

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The Rise of Power Metal

The Rise of Power MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 30:

We resume our journey into Power Metal, as we explore the subgenre that embraced elements of history and literature. From the bands bringing the fantasy and sword and sorcery to life through music and on stage, such as HammerFall, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Kamelot, and more, we examine the Rise of Power Metal.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC’s PHIL RUDD Pleads Guilty to Drug Possession And Threatening To Kill Charges

AGNOSTIC FRONT: ‘A Wise Man’ Video Released

COURTNEY LOVE Says She And KURT COBAIN Made Sex Tape

KISS Records New Song For ‘Scooby-Doo! And KISS: Rock And Roll Mystery’ Animated Film

New SLAYER Song: “When The Stillness Comes”

NIGHTWISH’s ‘Imaginaerum’ Movie To Receive North American Release

PUDDLE OF MUDD’s WES SCANTLIN Arrested At Milwaukee Airport

SYSTEM OF A DOWN’s SERJ TANKIAN Pens New Song For Armenian Genocide Anniversary

Three People Dead, Several Injured In Chile Building Collapse During DOOM Concert

WHITESNAKE Announces New Keyboardist

 


 

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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 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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