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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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Lovecraft and Metal

Lovecraft and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 48:

We turn to the works of H.P. Lovecraft and his Cthulhu Mythos. We review how the depth of his intense horror fiction influenced music, especially in the world of Heavy Metal. From the Call of Cthulhu, to Nameless Shapes and Things That Should Not Be, we fall into the depths of Lovecraft and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

ACE FREHLEY Announces New LP, ‘White Room’ Cover, PAUL STANLEY Reunion

CAULDRON Member Injured In Serious Crash

Did ANSELMO Just Quit DOWN? In 2nd Apology, Tells Bandmates “Move On Without Him”

DOWN’s Appearance At FORTAROCK Canceled By Organizers

FILTER Announce ‘Make America Hate Again’ Tour

Former PANTERA vocalist PHILIP ANSELMO Denies Being Racist After White Power Shoutout

GHOST Wins ‘Best Metal Performance’ GRAMMY Award

Members of Iranian Band Jailed, Could Be Executed for Playing Metal

METALLICA To Reissue ‘Kill ‘Em All’ And ‘Ride The Lightning’ Albums In April

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL Is Working On New Solo Record

PAUL KANTNER of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Dies at 74

PHIL ANSELMO of PANTERA Apologizes For DIMEBASH Incident (Video Included)

V’ BEL release Rage The Storm

Video: MACHINE HEAD’s ROBB FLYNN Responds to PHIL ANSELMO Racism Accusations

 


 

Clips and Sources

Evil Dead 2 Groovy

Evil Dead II: Dead by Dawn (1987)

Fear of The Unknown: Lovecraft Documentary

From Beyond (1986) – Trailer

Re-Animator (1985) – Trailer [HQ]

The Banshee Chapter (2013) Trailer

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 1/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 3/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 4/8

The Eldritch Influence (2003) (H.P. Lovecraft) Part 6/8

The Haunted Palace (1963) Trailer

The Mist (2007) – HD Trailer

The Thing (1982) Trailer

 


 

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Witches and Metal

Witches and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 39:

We turn to the folklore and fantasy surrounding Witches and Witchcraft, its emergence into horror, and subsequent inclusion in heavy metal. From one side of the coin being the fictional wickedness of fairy tales and epics, to the other side being the peaceful influence of the modern Wiccan beliefs, we look into Witches and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL’s Cancer Returns

FEAR FACTORY Debut New Song And Lyric Video

Heavy metal makes you calmer, say researchers

IRON MAIDEN Announce New Album: ‘The Book of Souls’ will be a Double Album release

JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO Arrested For Assault

JUSTIN BIEBER Slammed By Heavy Metal Fans For Wearing METALLICA T-Shirt

MORBID ANGEL Lose Another Member

New DISTURBED Single ‘The Vengeful One’ Is Here; ‘Immortalized’ Album Due In August

New SLAYER Song Released: “Repentless”

ROB ZOMBIE To Direct Film About GROUCHO MARX

 


 

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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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Jack the Ripper

Jack the RipperHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 4:

Recently, claims were made that DNA analysis had identified the famous serial killer Jack the Ripper. While there are many who have raised valid criticisms about the analysis and conclusion, what is undoubtable is the influence of The Ripper on popular culture and entertainment, particularly with regard to Metal…

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Metal News Links

ACE FREHLEY Announces Lineup Of His Touring Band

DAVE LOMBARDO: SLAYER’s Manager Will Probably Use Other Musicians To Continue Band After Current Members Are Gone

FRANK BELLO: ANTHRAX Is Working On ‘Heavy, Riff-Oriented’ And ‘Thrashier’ New Album

FREDDIE MERCURY’s Duet With MICHAEL JACKSON Featured On ‘Queen Forever’ Album

GWAR To Introduce Two New Members On ‘Gwar Eternal Tour’ This Fall

METALLICA To Release 27 Live Albums On CD

NICOLAS CAGE’s Son WESTON COPPOLA CAGE Releases New Heavy Metal Single ‘Tell Me Why (Matriarch Of Misery)’

SHARON OSBOURNE Slams U2 Over ‘Free’ Album

SLIPKNOT Unveils New Masks In ‘The Devil In I’ Video

Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH’s ‘Deceiver Of The Gods’

 


 

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