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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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Vampires and Metal

Vampires and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 33:

We turn to the horror genre, and examine the emergence of the beings that would become known as vampires, and where the folklore came from. From the appearance of vampiric folklore, to the progress of works like Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”, to the vampire tales told in music: we look into Vampires and 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

FAITH NO MORE: Entire ‘Sol Invictus’ Album Available For Streaming

Former HAVOK Guitarist SHAWN TYLER CHAVEZ Dead At 30

GHOST: New Album Title, Release Date Revealed

KISS releasing new pinball machine

POWERWOLF: New Song ‘Army Of the Night’ Available For Streaming

SLASH On Possibility Of Classic GUNS N’ ROSES Reunion: ‘Never Say Never’

THE DARKNESS’s New Drummer Is ROGER TAYLOR’s Son RUFUS

Video Premiere: CRADLE OF FILTH’s ‘Right Wing Of The Garden Triptych’

Video Premiere: MARILYN MANSON’s ‘The Mephistopheles Of Los Angeles’

Was GUNS N’ ROSES’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ Inspired By Early ’80s Song From Australian Band?

 


 

Clip Sources

Children of the night…

Origin of the Vampire

The Real Count Dracula – Vampire Documentary

Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact

Vampires, The True Story Part 1

Vampires, The True Story Part 2

Dracula Official Trailer #1 – Bela Lugosi

 


 

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More Chronicles of Hardcore

More Chronicles of HardcoreHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 22:

We revisit Hardcore Punk, wherein we explore MORE bands and artists that contributed greatly to the scene and to its influence on Metal. From the Shock Rock of GG Allin, to the war declaration of Fear; and the Anarcho-punk of Discharge to the Zombie Punk of the Cramps: We re-examine the style, and bring you More Chronicles of Hardcore.

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Metal News Links

ARCH ENEMY: First Official Performance Footage Featuring New Guitarist JEFF LOOMIS

BLACK SABBATH’s TONY IOMMI Reveals Heavy Metal’s Bloody Origins In New Short

BRUCE DICKINSON Undergoes Cancer Treatment

EYEHATEGOD Issues Statement Regarding Cancellation Of Tour In Australia & Mexico

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Keyboardist MATS OLAUSSON Found Dead In Thai Hotel Room

KISS Admits To Using Backing Tracks While Performing New Single ‘Samurai Son’

Man Listening To Only NICKELBACK For A Week To Help Charity

METALLICA: ‘Some Kind of Monster’ Co-Director BRUCE SINOFSKY Dead At 58

SAMAEL Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement

STEEL PANTHER Challenges ANTHONY KIEDIS To A Sing-Off, CHRIS JERICHO To A Wrestle-Off

 


 

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The Emergence of Hardcore

The Emergence of HardcoreHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 20:

We turn to the second wave of Punk: the emergence of Hardcore. From the Horror Punk of the Misfits, to the influence of Rollins and Black Flag, to the political Dead Kennedys, and the Straight Edge of Minor Threat and Fugazi, we turn to the advancement of a Punk Subgenre that would play a crucial role in the future of Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

BLACK SABBATH’s GEEZER BUTLER Thanks Fans For Support

Documentary Filmmaker DREW STONE To Direct ‘The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film’

Ex-WHITESNAKE Guitarist DOUG ALDRICH To DEE SNIDER: ‘You Are A Total Jackass’

Former METAL MANIACS Editor KATHERINE LUDWIG Dies

ICE-T’s BODY COUNT Releases Cover Of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES’ Institutionalized

IMPELLITTERI To Release ‘Venom’ Album In April

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist wins car and truck on The Price Is Right

MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON: ‘We’re Moving Forward With Writing A New Album’

RUSH: North American ‘R40 Live’ Tour Dates Announced

TENACIOUS D win Metal Grammy

 


 

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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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Metal News Links

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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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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