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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art IV: The Most Iconic Metal Album Covers

Heavy Metal Album Cover Art IV: The Most Iconic Metal Album CoversHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 55:

We close our journey through album art with another different kind of episode, in which we consider twenty of the most recognizable metal album covers of all time. Many will agree and many will not, but we run through a discussion of the most iconic cover designs by some of the biggest bands in heavy metal…

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Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

Clips and Sources

Motörhead – Ace Of Spades DVD Part 3

Ronnie James Dio Interview – Devil Horns Origin

 


 

Metal News Links

All 4 DECAPITATED members formally charged with rape

BELPHEGOR, CRYPTOPSY, and HATE Announce Dates for North American Tour

BUCKETHEAD Suffering from Potentially Fatal Heart Condition

CINDERELLA’s TOM KEIFER Hospitalized After ‘Medical Emergency’

Finland’s OMNIUM GATHERUM – release lyric video for new single “Blade Reflections”!

JUDAS PRIEST, BON JOVI Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

MARILYN MANSON releases new NSFW video for “Say10” – featuring JOHNNY DEPP

MORBID ANGEL Unleash New Song, Announces New Album: “Kingdoms Disdained”

ROBB FLYNN Says the Vegas Shooting Makes Him Wanna Retire MACHINE HEAD’s “Davidian”

WALLY WORLD: These May Be the Greatest Heavy Metal Music Videos of All Time

 


 

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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art II: Mascots, Presentation, and Controversy


Heavy Metal Album Cover Art II: Mascots, Presentation, and ControversyHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 53:

In Part 2, we continue to take a close at the history of Heavy Metal album cover artwork, this time delving into history unique to metal. From the development of the mascot (such as Eddie), to controversial art, we delve into the presentation of metal albums, as we move forward with our examination…

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Clips and Sources

Felipe Machado Franco Art

Metal Evolution: New Wave of British Heavy Metal

 


 

Metal News Links

All Four Members of DECAPITATED Accused of Gang Rape

CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Announce New Album, Unveil Cover Art

CHRIS CORNELL To Be Honored With Human Rights Hero Award

COREY TAYLOR On Feud With CHAD KROEGER: ‘He’s The One Who F**king Started It’

DEVIN TOWNSEND Offers Update on Planned $10 Million Symphony About Genitalia

Former KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT resurfaces – to appear at Upcoming KISS Expo

In Canada, police claim that “playing loud, heavy rock music” is a gateway to hate groups

KORN Members To Perform With LINKIN PARK At CHESTER BENNINGTON Tribute Concert

METALLICA’s ‘One’ Featured In ‘The Punisher’ Trailer

NITRO have reunited and released a new song – and the result is unexpected: “It Won’t Die”

 


 

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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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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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Into Crossover Thrash

Into Crossover ThrashHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 23:

Finally, we reach our destination after looking at Thrash Metal, Punk, and Hardcore, and inspect the first prosperous fusion of Metal with Punk: Where Thrash was blended with Hardcore. We look into the key bands that shaped the genre, and where it is headed now. From Uncle Slam to Suicidal Tendencies, we take a stagedive INTO CROSSOVER THRASH!

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Metal News Links

12-Minute Unreleased KURT COBAIN Song To See Light Of Day

BLACK SABBATH guitarist TONY IOMMI asks Indonesia to stop executions

Former HANOI ROCKS Singer MICHAEL MONROE Recording New Solo Album

GIRLSCHOOL Putting Finishing Touches On ‘Guilty As Sin’ Album, Preparing For U.S. Tour

HELLYEAH Says ‘No More’

Metalized Version Of ‘Grease’ Classic ‘You’re The One That I Want’ Surpasses 200K Views

METALLICA Has Close To 20 New Songs Written, Says LARS ULRICH

MOTÖRHEAD’s New CAMERON WEBB-Produced Album Due This Fall

SEPULTURA To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With Release Of New Song

SIX FEET UNDER To Release ‘Crypt Of The Devil’ Album In May

 


 

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The Origins and Rise of Punk Rock

The Origins and Rise of Punk RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 18:

Streaming from the effects of blues, rock, and heavy metal, a new musical crusade that butted heads with bands from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, but would win over a new cohort of fans – and create an attitude within music that would not only revolutionize the face of Metal, but music overall. We take a look INTO the origins and rise of Punk Rock.

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Metal News Links

Arizona Pastor Blasts ‘Satanic’ Metal Band PANTERA

DOWN Bassist PAT BRUDERS Quit CROWBAR After ‘Ultimatum’ From KIRK WINDSTEIN

JOHN CORABI: MÖTLEY CRÜE ’94 CD Sounds As Relevant Now As It Did When It Came Out

NAPALM DEATH vocalist clarifies line-up change

Previously Unheard Song by DIMEBAG DARRELL: ‘Whiskey Road’ Streaming

ROB ZOMBIE To Release ‘Spookshow International Live’ Album

SAY ANYTHING’s MAX BEMIS Pukes on a Security Guard Onstage

SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS To Release ‘Blaster’ Album In March

THE DARKNESS Recruits Female Drummer EMILY DOLAN DAVIES

TNT May Rise Again Following Latest Split With Singer TONY HARNELL

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Metal Evolution: NWOBHM

QI Series L S12E11 XL

Swearing – Sex Pistols interview – Today Show – Thames TV

 


 

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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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The Rise and Future of Shock Rock

The Rise and Future of Shock RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 6:

In 1969, fans were hungry for something different. The cultural movements had become dominated by musical heroes. It was time for a rock villain. Beginning with Alice Cooper, then KISS, & their descendants in the “Motleypocalypse Generation”, the rise of Shock Rock in Metal would have a huge impact, into the future & beyond.

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AC/DC: ‘Rock Or Bust’ Artwork, Track Listing Unveiled

DAVE MUSTAINE On His Mother-In-Law’s Disappearance: ‘My Wife Is Very, Very Upset’

DEVIN TOWNSEND: Lyric Video For ‘Deathray’ Song From ‘Z2’ Double Album

IRON REAGAN’s New Album – The Tyranny Of Will

NAPALM DEATH Looking To ‘Achieve Varying Types Of Sonic Assault’ On Upcoming Album

PAUL BOSTAPH Is Tired Of Hearing LOMBARDO’s Version Of What Happened With SLAYER

STEEL PANTHER: ‘Pussywhipped’ Video Released

Report: Suspected Terrorist Volunteer Was Bangladeshi Death Metal Singer

U.D.O. To Release ‘Decadent’ In January

LEMMY: MOTÖRHEAD Will ‘Probably’ Begin Work On New Album In January

 


 

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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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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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