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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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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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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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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

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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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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