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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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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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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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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 Future of Groove Metal

The Future of Groove MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 51:

We revisit the tragic night of December 8, 2004, the fallout among bands and fans the following day after the final live performance of Damageplan. And then we move to the advent of Hellyeah, and into the rise of Nu Metal and Metalcore. We close our examination of the subgenre, and dig deep into the Future of Groove Metal.

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Metal News Links

After Thirty Years, METAL HAMMER Magazine May be Finished

AS I LAY DYING’s TIM LAMBESIS Suing Prison for $35 Million Because He Has Man Boobs

BREAKING BENJAMIN Guitarist Loses Newborn Son

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Comes To Aid Of Cop On Highway

GARY CHERONE Says EXTREME Is ‘Focusing On Putting Out A New Record’ This Year

GENE SIMMONS Says KISS Was Never Asked To Perform At DONALD TRUMP’s Inauguration

MAX CAVALERA On SEPULTURA: ‘Tell Me One Great Song They Have Written Since I Left’

THE DEAD DAISIES release new music video: “Long Way To Go”

TOOL Announces First New York City Show In More Than A Decade

WINTERSUN Completes Work On Third Album

 


 

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The Rise of Groove Metal

The Rise of Groove MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 50:

We continue our examination of Groove Metal and move from the formative years of the subgenre and into worldwide success for Pantera and Sepultura. We begin to look through the 1990’s at other acts like Soulfly, Down, Machine Head, Chimaira, Prong and more – as we dive into the Rise of Groove Metal.

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Metal News Links

AXL ROSE takes legal action over unflattering image

GATECREEPER Sign To Relapse; Prepare New Album

“(GENE SIMMONS says) Rock is Dead”: Classic Canadian Metallers HELIX take on KISS

GOJIRA: Entire ‘Magma’ Album Available For Streaming

Moonsorrow Documentary: Home of the Wind

More Than 70 Injured By Lightning At Germany’s ROCK AM RING Festival

NYC Death Metal Artist Arrested for Triple Homicide

OPETH sign to Nuclear Blast Entertainment; “Sorceress” to be released in late 2016

Shock Rock musician ROB ZOMBIE reveals trailer for his new movie: “31”

THE DEAD DAISIES release new music video: “Long Way To Go”

 


 

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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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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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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?

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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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DEF LEPPARD Guitarist VIVIAN CAMPBELL’s Cancer Returns

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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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