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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 Tape Trading of the Metal Underground

The Tape Trading of the Metal UndergroundHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 25:

From the DIY approach of early punk, to the self-managed method of Hardcore, to the rise of Thrash Metal, we dig a little deeper into the most vital part of these scenes: the Metal Fans who connected with each other to share music in an underground network of tape-trading…

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Metal News Links

DEVIN TOWNSEND Wins JUNO Award In ‘Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year’ Category

FATES WARNING To Embark On U.S. Tour In October

KITTIE: Teaser For 20th-Anniversary Documentary

LED ZEPPELIN frontman ROBERT PLANT teams with PIXIES for North American tour

METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES Classics Get ‘Hillbillified’ On STEVE’N’SEAGULLS’ ‘Farm Machine’

NEKROGOBLIKON release new single – “Full Body Xplosion”

Rumor: MEGADETH Taps LAMB OF GOD Drummer, ANGRA Guitarist For New Album

THE CIRCLE Featuring SAMMY HAGAR To Release ‘At Your Service’ Live Album

TOOL Speed Up Progress on New Album: ADAM JONES says 11 songs in the works

WAYNE STATIC Death Confirmed: Mixture of Drugs and Alcohol to Blame

 


 

Clips

KIDS REACT TO WALKMANS (Portable Cassette Players)

KISS – The Album Commercials

KISS Tomorrow Show With Tom Snyder

Metal Evolution: Thrash

Motivational Speech From Pump Up The Volume

Napster Bad

The compact cassette tape turns 50

 


 

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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 of Progressive Music

The Origins of Progressive MusicHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 17:

We examine how the relevance of experimental avant-garde substance and the work of psychedelic rock would cause to influence the development of a style that has become one of the most popular among fans. From the inheritance left by classical music, the flexibilities of Frank Zappa, the explorations of Pink Floyd, and the early beginnings of Rush; we take a look back at the Origins of Progressive.

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Metal News Links

BROKEN HOPE Parts Ways With Bassist SHAUN GLASS and Guitarist CHUCK WEPFER

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Joined By SHADOWS FALL Drummer JASON BITTNER

Former MEGADETH Members Join Forces With Ex-SCAR THE MARTYR Singer

Former RINGS OF SATURN Guitarist JOEL OMANS: “LUCAS MANN is a Hack of a Musician”

JEFF SCOTT SOTO Launches SOTO Band, Prepares To Release ‘Inside The Vertigo’ Album

JOE ELLIOTT Says DEF LEPPARD Album Will Include ‘Musical’ And ‘Experimental’ Stuff

KISS Collaborates With Japanese Pop Group MOMORIO CLOVER Z

NEWSTED no more? Guitarist says project was “shut down” nearly a year ago.

OZZY OSBOURNE To ZAKK WYLDE: ‘My Schlong Doesn’t Work’

SCORPIONS: More ‘Return To Forever’ Album Details Revealed

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Ancient Chinese Experimental Music – From Yue Jing- No.1 + No.2 – ADACHI Tomomi

Batman Begins (5/6) Movie CLIP – Train Fight (2005) HD

Pink Floyd and Syd Barrett Story – Roger Waters on Sid ENG

The Cave: An Adaptation of Plato’s Allegory in Clay

The Matrix and the Cave

The Trolley Problem

 


 

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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?

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Sir Christopher Lee getting the Spirit of Metal Award

 


 

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The Future of Thrash Metal

The Future of Thrash MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 14:

After uncovering the origins of Thrash Metal, and the rise of Metallica and others in our preceding episodes; we move now into the 21st century, to look at the revival of the genre – and examine this Thrash Renaissance spreading across the planet. And just as importantly, we look forward to what’s next: into the Future of Thrash Metal…

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Back In Handcuffs

ACE FREHLEY Talks Upcoming Covers Album: ‘That’s Going To Be Another Fun Record For Me’

Authorized Documentary On KURT COBAIN Coming To HBO

Former SLIPKNOT Drum Tech Confirms Identities Of New Drummer, Bassist

HALESTORM Completes Recording Third Album

IRON MAIDEN’s ‘Trooper’ Beer To Be Canned For U.S. Market

MEGADETH: Body of Dave Mustaine’s Mother-In-Law apparently found

NAPALM DEATH: ‘Apex Predator – Easy Meat’ Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Video Footage Of DELAIN Bassist’s Testicle-Rupturing Stage Mishap

You Can Now Own ‘Share’ Of TESTAMENT Song ‘Native Blood’

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

George Carlin: The American Dream

 


 

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World War I and Metal

World War I and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 13:

100 years after its declaration, the world still bears the scars and the impact of The Great War. The combat influenced a century of art, literature, but just as importantly, music as well. We have a look at World War I in Metal – from Iron Maiden’s “Paschendale” and beyond into metal artists that exclusively focus on the First World War in all of their music…

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Metal News Links

BATTLE BEAST: Lyric Video For New Song ‘Touch In The Night’

ENUFF Z’NUFF: Video For Cover Version Of BILLY SQUIER’s ‘The Stroke’

GLENN DANZIG: New Song Will ‘Definitely’ Appear on ‘The Walking Dead’ Soundtrack

Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Quits MEGADETH

Priest Forces British Hard Rock Band SEVENTH SON To Move Charity Gig

SLAYER, LAMB OF GOD, MORBID ANGEL Members In Hairmetal Shotgun Zombie Massacre

SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Commemorate 100th Anniversary Of Armenian Genocide

VENOM To Release ‘From The Very Depths’ Album In January

What Your Band Needs to Know About Facebook’s New Algorithm

Finally, the team-up you’ve been waiting for: EXHUMED with THE SUPREMES

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

BBC: The Great War – On the Idle Hill of Summer

BBC: World War I – The Gallipoli Campaign

BBC: World War I – The Russian Revolution

BBC: World War I – The Schlieffen Plan

Crash Course: Who Started World War I

Made From History: 5 Major Treaties and Alliances

The Great War: A Shot That Changed The World

The Russian Revolution and World War One

WW1 Uncut: Why Barbed Wire?

BBC: The Peacemakers – The Treaty of Versailles

 


 

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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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