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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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The Origins of Power Metal

The Origins of Power MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 28:

We commence the examination of another eminent genre of Metal, and go back to look at the bands and artists that shaped the initial stages of the subgenre. From Ronnie James Dio, with his work in Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and Dio; to the works of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden; and from literature to history, we look into The Origins of Power Metal…

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Metal News Links

ACE FREHLEY’s Forthcoming Album To Include Covers Of THE ROLLING STONES, THE WHO

FAITH NO MORE Add More Dates For 2015 US Tour

GWAR Sued for Allegedly Stealing Late Singer DAVE BROCKIE’s Cremains

KIKO LOUREIRO from ANGRA is officially the new guitarist for MEGADETH

MARILYN MANSON Reportedly Punched in Face in Denny’s Brawl

Members of heavy metal bands WORMREICH and KHAOTIKA killed in Georgia wreck

MOTLEY CRUE Frontman VINCE NEIL Trips All Over the National Anthem

PRETTY BOY FLOYD Pays Tribute To KISS On ‘Kiss Of Death’ Album

SCOTT WEILAND’s Guitarist JEREMY BROWN Dead at 34

SKELETONWITCH Replace Their Vocalist CHANCE GARNETTE for Upcoming Tour

 


 

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The Spirit of Metal

The Spirit of MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 16:

Instead of Heavy Metal Historian decorating a tree that looks like the Spirit of Christmas puked all over the place, this episode is going to look at “The Spirit of Metal”. From the early development of the genre, to modern scenes, but beyond into the future (and the past), we turn to the albums, events, and people that embody the idea of a Spirit of Metal.

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Metal News Links

ABBATH: I Thought DEMONAZ And HORGH Quit IMMORTAL

DARK FUNERAL Unveils New Lineup In ‘Nail Them To The Cross’ Video

ERIC SINGER Is Not Interested In Continuing With KISS Without STANLEY Or SIMMONS

Former DECAPITATED Drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner Joins SEPTICFLESH

ILL NIÑO Members Launch TERROR UNIVERSAL

IRON MAIDEN’s New Christmas Card Offers Hint Of Possible Return To The Studio

MASSACRE Disbands Following Split With Bassist TERRY BUTLER And Vocalist ED WEBB

Norwegian Death Metal Band Performs At Bassist’s Funeral; Video, Photos Available

SAXON Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER Undergoes Surgery For Brain Aneurysm

What the F*ck is #Metalgate?

 


 

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Sir Christopher Lee getting the Spirit of Metal Award

 


 

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The Rise of Thrash Metal

The Rise of Thrash MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 11:

Continuing our journey into Thrash, we examine the beginnings from the Bay Area to the Big 4, developing a style influenced by Metal and Punk that became a viable alternative to the Glam Metal of LA. From the US to Germany, and to the entire world, we look into the legacy left by the likes of Metallica, Overkill, & Sodom…

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Metal News Links

BLACK TUSK Bassist JONATHAN ATHON Dies Following Motorcycle Crash

BLIND GUARDIAN To Release ‘Beyond The Red Mirror’ In January

BUCKCHERRY Launches Adult Product Line ‘Crazy Bitch Toys’

Family Members Defend AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD

FEAR FACTORY Begins Recording New Album

KISS To Perform At 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

MACHINE HEAD’s North American Tour To Feature No Support Acts

Marilyn Manson’s New Album ‘The Pale Emperor’ To Arrive in January

MEGADETH To Enter Studio In January, Says DAVE MUSTAINE

OZZY OSBOURNE Has New Species Of Frog Named After Him

 


 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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