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Controversies and Scapegoats

Controversies and ScapegoatsHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 43:

Since its origin, metal has been plagued by misinterpretations from critics of the genre who claim the style corrupts its fans and listeners. From claims of devil worship, to the rise of the PMRC, and from the notorious Judas Priest trial, to cases such as the West Memphis Three, and more, we examine the Scapegoats and Controversies of metal.

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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

Are Classic GUNS N’ ROSES Lineup Tour Dates Being Offered To European Festival Promoters?

CANNIBAL CORPSE-Branded Beer ‘Amber Smashed Face’ Coming Soon

DEVIN TOWNSEND: Trailer For ‘Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD, Blu-Ray

Former OBITUARY Bassist FRANK WATKINS Dies At 47

METALLICA Is ‘Recording Right Now,’ Says JAMES HETFIELD

PROTEST THE HERO Announces Unique Distribution Model For Upcoming EP

SAXON: ‘Battering Ram’ Electronic Press Kit Available

This T-Shirt of Bernie Sanders in Corpse Paint is Amazing

WIDOWS WALK renamed to WOMB OF NATIONS, new music available

ZAKK WYLDE Is Still Working On ‘Book Of Shadows’ Follow-Up For 2016 Release

 


 

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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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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

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 Origins of Shock Rock

The Origins of Shock RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 5:

One Metal subgenre stands separately from the others because of how vastly unusual it is – and also because it existed BEFORE metal did. Beginning with this edition of Heavy Metal Historian, we take a two-part look at Shock Rock – the classification of a genre based on the appearance of the artists, or theatrical performance, or their ability to offend…

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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 SABBATH To Begin Work On New Studio Album Next Year

CARCASS To Release ‘Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel’ EP

Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Is No Longer On Any Social Networking Site

Family Of AC/DC’s MALCOLM YOUNG Confirms He Is Suffering From Dementia

First Interview with GWAR’s New Female Scumdog VULVATRON

Former Wicked Lester Guitarist Faces Child Pornography Charge

MASTODON’s BRANN DAILOR Defends ‘The Motherload’ Video Against Accusations Of Sexism

MONGREL releases new video for “Snakes” from Evolution EP

TOM MORELLO Slams Seattle Restaurant After Being Denied Service

Virginia Police: Significant Break In Case Of Murdered METALLICA Fan

 


 

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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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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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