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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 Origins of Groove Metal

The Origins of Groove MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 49:

We restart our exploration of subgenres of Metal, and this time turn to one of most successful and prolific scenes to emerge in Heavy Metal during the 1990’s. With pioneers Pantera and Sepultura developing the style, we turn back the clock and dive into their inspirations and influences – in an attempt to discover the Origins of Groove Metal.

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Metal News Links

2016 Louder Than Life line up announced: SLIPKNOT, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, and more

According to a recent poll, US voters like NICKELBACK more than they like DONALD TRUMP

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH sign to Rise Records

Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Dies At 51

Former MUNICIPAL WASTE Drummer BRANDON FERRELL Has Died

FOUR BY FATE featuring former FREHLEY’S COMET members release “Moonshine” lyric video

MANOWAR Announces Farewell Tour

Metalocalypse Creator Brendon Small Says He’s “All But Finished Making DETHKLOK Records”

PIG DESTROYER’s Drummer Has Yet Another Awesome Band, GOD ENSLAVEMENT

ROB HALFORD To Perform With BABYMETAL At The Alternative Press Music Awards

 


 

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The Origins of Death Metal

The Origins of Death MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 44:

We move in to examining the emergence of one of the most notable subgenres of Heavy Metal. Following in the footsteps of Thrash, Death Metal would become a new, integral, and critical part of the evolution of the genre. But before it could arise, the seeds for the style needed to be planted: we investigate the Origins of Death Metal.

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Metal News Links

DIAMOND HEAD To Release New, Self-Titled Album In March

Ex-IMMORTAL Frontman ABBATH: New Song ‘Ashes Of The Damned’ Streaming

Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES: Why LEMMY Didn’t Want Me To Join MOTÖRHEAD

It’s Official: Reunited GUNS N’ ROSES To Play This Year’s COACHELLA

LACUNA COIL Is Reintroducing ‘A Lot’ Of Growling Vocals On Upcoming Album

Man Throws Bottle At Bartender For Changing Music From BLACK SABBATH To Xmas Song

RIP LEMMY – Ian Fraser Kilmister of MOTORHEAD has died at age 70

Singer TONY HARNELL Quits SKID ROW

THE CULT: Video For New Song ‘Hinterland’

WOLFMOTHER: New Song ‘Gypsy Caravan’ Available For Streaming

 


 

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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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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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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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NWOBHM II: The Lost History of the Underground

NWOBHM II: The Lost History of the UndergroundHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 38:

During the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, there were not just a few dozen bands that were pushing metal forward – there were hundreds. In Part Two of our exploration into the NWOBHM, we plow into the archives and rediscover some of the forgotten bands from the era. We search for the Lost History of the Underground…

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Metal News Links

BUTCHER BABIES To Release ‘Take It Like A Man’ Album In August

DAVE GROHL breaks leg during FOO FIGHTERS concert, comes back to finish the show

Doom Metal Legends PENTAGRAM To Release ‘Curious Volume’ Album In August

JUDAS PRIEST’s RICHIE FAULKNER: ‘We’re Definitely Talking About’ Making Another Album

Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER: ‘I Loathe And Detest Heavy Metal’

Metal Legend (and sometimes actor) CHRISTOPHER LEE has died

MIKAEL AKERFELDT of OPETH to come out with solo album?

MORBID ANGEL Reunites With STEVE TUCKER; DAVID VINCENT Says He Hasn’t Quit Band

SATAN To Release ‘Atom By Atom’ Album In October

SLAYER: ‘Repentless’ Cover Artwork Unveiled

 


 

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The New Wave of British Heavy Metal

The New Wave of British Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 37:

After Early and Traditional Metal a new generation of bands in the United Kingdom were brewing a cultural shift for metal at large. With bands like Diamond Head, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Raven, Venom, and more, came a new energy that strengthened the style. We look into the history of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

33 hurt in Rock Am Ring lightning strikes

HEAVEN Singer ALLAN FRYER Dies After Battle With Cancer

LED ZEPPELIN: Previously Unreleased Song ‘Sugar Mama’ Available For Streaming

MOTORHEAD Announce New Album ‘Bad Magic’

New LYNCH MOB album coming in August: “Rebels”

New SLIPKNOT Video: “Killpop”

OF MICE & MEN Singer AUSTIN CARLILE Hospitalized; San Diego, Mexico City Shows Canceled

ROCK GODDESS Scraps ‘Unfinished Business’ Album Title

Two 20-Year-Old Men Missing Since ROCKLAHOMA Found Dead

Watch Old People React to Slipknot

 


 

Clip Sources

Metal Evolution – New Wave of British Heavy Metal

 


 

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Zombies and Metal

Zombies and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 36:

We return to looking into Horror Folklore and examine how the concept of zombies has influenced metal, and recognize some of the quintessential metal songs exploring the idea of a zombie apocalypse. After looking at the mythos of Vampires and Werewolves, we now turn our attention to Zombies and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

3 INCHES OF BLOOD To Disband

BATTLECROSS To Release ‘Rise To Power’ Album In August

Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Releases New KKB Single ‘Got To Get Back’

GHOST: New Single ‘Cirice’ Available For Streaming

GLENN DANZIG Dons ‘Skull Face’ Makeup For First Time In 35 Years

MASTODON members appear in latest episode of GAME OF THRONES

Metal bands unite for Nepal Benefit Concert

QUEEN’s Official App ‘Play The Game’ Now Available

TOOL’s MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Undergoes Hip Replacement Surgery

Why Heavy Metal Fans Are Most Loyal

 


 

Clip Sources

News of the Living Dead

Real Life Zombies: True Horror

Re-Animator Trailer

Star Wars Meets Metal

The Serpent and the Rainbow Trailer

The Walking Dead Theme

White Zombie Trailer

Zombies: A Living History

 


 

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The Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal

The Rise of Traditional Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 35:

We voyage back in time to examine the emergence of the bands that followed the Early Metal movement. As the scene was forming up in the Seventies, the word “METAL” began being used to describe the sound. From Alice Cooper and KISS to AC/DC, and to the Metal Gods themselves, Judas Priest, we investigate the Rise of Traditional Heavy 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

ANTHRAX Is Working On 17 Songs For Follow-Up To ‘Worship Music’

BLACK SABBATH Reunites With Drummer BILL WARD At U.K.’s IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

CLUTCH To Release ‘Psychic Warfare’ Album In September

Listen Now: New HIGH ON FIRE Song “The Black Plot”

NICKELBACK Beats FOO FIGHTERS, LINKIN PARK In ‘Lyric Intelligence’ Study

PHILIP ANSELMO To Guest On New CATTLE DECAPITATION Album

SEBASTIAN BACH slams SKID ROW over songwriting claims

SLAYER To Release ‘Repentless’ Album On 9/11

TERROR To Release ‘The 25th Hour’ Album In August

Two Men Missing After Attending ROCKLAHOMA Festival

 


 

Clip Sources

Metal Evolution: Early Metal UK

 


 

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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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