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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 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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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 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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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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