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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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Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

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 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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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?

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 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 1992 L.A. Riots and Heavy Metal

The 1992 L.A. Riots and Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 15:

The protests, rioting, looting, & arson of Ferguson in 2014 has caused many to recall the events of the LA Race Riots from 1992. Metal is frequently influenced by major events, including the mayhem of unrest – and the groups and songs that came after that time were of no exception. We turn back the clock & look at how the LA Riots influenced Metal…

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Metal News Links

ALICE IN CHAINS Vocalist WILLIAM DUVALL Recalls Being Racially Profiled By Police

CHRISTOPHER LEE Releases New Heavy Metal Single ‘Darkest Carols, Faithful Sing’

Cop Who Took Out DIMEBAG’s Killer Says He Is ‘Still In Counseling’ 10 Years After Shooting

Original RAGE Lineup Reunites As REFUGE, Plans Festival Appearances

MORGOTH Recruits DISBELIEF Singer KARSTEN ‘JAGGER’ JÄGER

Prosecutor: AC/DC’s PHIL RUDD Made Death Threat During Phone Call

SAXON Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER Rushed To Hospital; Remaining UK Dates Postponed

SLAYER Rescues Kitten Before Indianapolis Show

Unsigned Metal Band selling album for $1 trying to go platinum…

VENOM To Release New Album in January

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Brandi Hitt – 20 Years Later Rodney King – (KTLA March 3rd 2011)

LA Riots of 1992: Rodney King Speaks

Los Angeles Riots, 1992 (1)

Rodney King: Can we all just get along?

Rodney King tape on national news

 


 

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  • Civilized” by Rollins Band from the album Weight
  • Killing in the Name” by Rage Against The Machine from the album RATM
  • Objection Overruled” by Accept from the album Objection Overruled
  • Random Acts of Senseless Violence” by Anthrax from the album Stomp 442
  • Aenema” by Tool from the album Aenima
  • Forgotten (Lost Angels)” by Lamb of God from the album Sacrament
  • Cop Killer” by Body Count (originally) from the album Body Count
  • Down the Drain” by Cyclone Temple from the album My Friend Lonely

 


 

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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