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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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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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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?

CANNIBAL CORPSE-Branded Beer ‘Amber Smashed Face’ Coming Soon

DEVIN TOWNSEND: Trailer For ‘Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ DVD, Blu-Ray

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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The Rise of Doom Metal

The Rise of Doom MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 41:

After exploring the roots and ancestry behind Doom Metal, we start on examining the spread of the genre. Progressing through the 1980’s and into the 1990’s, and from the likes of Candlemass, Cathedral, Electric Wizard and beyond, we uncover the Rise of Doom Metal.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Sentenced To Eight Months Of Home Detention

Brazilian Female Thrashers NERVOSA: ‘Into Mosh Pit’ Video Released

COHEED AND CAMBRIA To Release First Non-Conceptual Album ‘The Color Before The Sun’

DESTROYER 666 Signs With Season Of Mist

Great White Sharks Love Extreme Metal, Documentary Crew Finds

NAPALM DEATH: Previously Unreleased Song ‘Earthwire’ Made Available As Charity Download

NILE: ‘What Should Not Be Unearthed’ Track Listing Unveiled

RITCHIE BLACKMORE’s BLACKMORE’S NIGHT To Release ‘All Our Yesterdays’ In September

Trial Date Set For JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO

THE RUNAWAYS’ JACKIE FUCHS Reveals Rape By Manager KIM FOWLEY

 


 

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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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The Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal

The Rise of Traditional Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 35:

We voyage back in time to examine the emergence of the bands that followed the Early Metal movement. As the scene was forming up in the Seventies, the word “METAL” began being used to describe the sound. From Alice Cooper and KISS to AC/DC, and to the Metal Gods themselves, Judas Priest, we investigate the Rise of Traditional Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

ANTHRAX Is Working On 17 Songs For Follow-Up To ‘Worship Music’

BLACK SABBATH Reunites With Drummer BILL WARD At U.K.’s IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS

CLUTCH To Release ‘Psychic Warfare’ Album In September

Listen Now: New HIGH ON FIRE Song “The Black Plot”

NICKELBACK Beats FOO FIGHTERS, LINKIN PARK In ‘Lyric Intelligence’ Study

PHILIP ANSELMO To Guest On New CATTLE DECAPITATION Album

SEBASTIAN BACH slams SKID ROW over songwriting claims

SLAYER To Release ‘Repentless’ Album On 9/11

TERROR To Release ‘The 25th Hour’ Album In August

Two Men Missing After Attending ROCKLAHOMA Festival

 


 

Clip Sources

Metal Evolution: Early Metal UK

 


 

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Werewolves and Metal

Werewolves and MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 34:

We keep on the horror folklore kick, and turn our focus away from vampirism, and over to lycanthropy. We look to the emergence of the creatures that would become known as werewolves, and where the mythology came from. We investigate how they’ve influenced literature and movies and look into Werewolves and Heavy Metal.

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Metal News Links

ANTIGAMA release seventh album

DUFF MCKAGAN To Pen ALICE IN CHAINS Biography

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: ‘Got Your Six’ Artwork, Release Date Revealed

Founding YES Bassist CHRIS SQUIRE Diagnosed With Leukemia

IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON Given ‘All-Clear’ Following Cancer Treatment

LAMB OF GOD To Release ‘VII: Sturm Und Drang’ Album In July

LAZARUS A.D. Drummer Ryan Shutler Dead at Age Twenty-Eight

METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD covers ADELE song ‘Crazy For You’ with his daughter

Parrot-Fronted Death Metal Band HATEBEAK Is Back With ‘Number Of The Beak’ Album

Rockers Pay Tribute To Blues Legend B.B. KING

 


 

Clip Sources

Lycanthropy

True Horror: Werewolves

True Legends of Werewolves

 


 

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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 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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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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