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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

 


 

Recommended Listening:

  • Nemesis” by Arch Enemy from the album Doomsday Machine
  • WMA” by Pearl Jam from the album Vs.
  • We had to tear this Mothafucka up” by Ice Cube from the album The Predator
  • Body Count” by Body Count from the album Body Count
  • 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

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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Ed Gein: Through a Dead Skin Mask

Through a Dead Skin Mask: The Ed Gein CaseHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 12:

In one of the most disconcerting cases of all time, we continue to examine the influence that serial killers have had on Metal. From The Ripper and Bathory, we advance into the 20th Century, to now turn to an individual that would have an effect on horror films and heavy metal. We look through the Dead Skin Mask of the serial killer, Ed Gein.

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Metal News Links

AC/DC’s ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ Gets Sales Bump After PHIL RUDD’s Arrest

ARCH ENEMY Announce JEFF LOOMIS As New Guitarist!

BLOODBATH: ‘Church Of Vastitas’ Video Released

ENSIFERUM To Release ‘One Man Army’ In February

Former HATRIOT Guitarist Hailed As Hero After Thwarting Robbery Of 67-Year-Old Woman

JORN LANDE And TROND HOLTER Join Forces For Epic DRACULA Concept Album

MALICE Guitarist MICK ZANE Diagnosed With Brain Tumor

MINISTRY Announces 2015 Touring Lineup

Recovering Alcoholic SLASH Gets Beer Gift From U2

SAINT VITUS Singer Detained For Possession Of Meth

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

A&E Biography: Ed Gein – The Real Leatherface

American Maniac (1981 Documentary)

Ed Gein (2001 Movie)

Ed Gein: The Ghoul of Plainfield (2004 Documentary)

MMV: Short Ed Gein Documentary

Serial Killer Culture – Teaser Trailer

 


 

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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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Elizabeth Bathory: Countess of Blood

Elizabeth Bathory: Countess of BloodHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 10:

From a wealth of privilege, the killer who would become known as the Countess of Blood, Elizabeth Bathory, would have a dark influence on literature, film, and in the music of heavy metal. But who is Countess Bathory, why is she viewed as the most prolific serial killer, and how did her disturbing actions have such a profound but ghoulish impact on metal?

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Metal News Links

AC/DC Drummer PHIL RUDD Charged With ‘Attempting To Procure A Murder’

New FAITH NO MORE Album ‘Will Be Much Different Than Everything Else Out There’

IN THIS MOMENT: New Song ‘Sex Metal Barbie’ Available For Streaming

MACHINE HEAD: Entire ‘Bloodstone & Diamonds’ Album Available For Streaming

MESHUGGAH’s MÅRTEN HAGSTRÖM: ‘We’re Messing Around With New Ideas’ For Next Album

METALLICA To Release Remastered, Deluxe Editions of ‘Kill ‘Em All’ And ‘Ride The Lightning’

OBITUARY’s ‘Inked In Blood’ Cracks U.S. Top 100

Reunited DARK ANGEL Is Working On ‘Super Awesome’ And ‘Super Aggressive’ New Material

SOIL Frontman RYAN MCCOMBS Recovering From Stroke

STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

 


 

Documentary / Video Clips

Discovery: Elizabeth Bathory – The Blood Countess (Part 1)

Discovery: Elizabeth Bathory – The Blood Countess (Part 2)

History: The Lies about Elizabeth Bathory Revealed

ITV: Martina Cole’s Ladykillers – Elizabeth Bathory

 


 

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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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Ebola and Heavy Metal

Ebola and Heavy MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 8:

From its beginning, Heavy Metal has been a genre in which musicians have been unafraid to tackle subjects and topics that are a little on the darker or overwhelming side. Disease and sickness isn’t a new topic for music – but with all this news media frenzy and fear going on currently, where does Ebola fit in, and how has it been observed in Heavy Metal?

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Metal News Links

BUTCHER BABIES’ Cover Version Of NAPOLEON XIV’s ‘They’re Coming To Take Me Away’

DANI FILTH Says Next CRADLE OF FILTH Album Will ‘Surprise A Lot Of People’

GHOST’s ‘Infestissumam’ Certified Gold In Sweden

KISS: Deluxe ‘Love Gun’ Reissue Due This Month

New THEORY OF A DEADMAN Video Features ALICE COOPER

NIGHTWISH’s Next Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RICHARD DAWKINS

PRONG Records BLACK FLAG, BAD BRAINS, THE SISTERS OF MERCY Classics For Covers Album

SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single ‘Being Beige’ Available For Streaming

SODOM To Release ‘Sacred Warpath’ EP

Video: Cult Metal Band BITCH Returns To Whisky A Go Go

 


 

News / Video Clips

Animalist: How We Helped Bats Spread Ebola

CNN: Ebola is the ISIS of Biological Agents

 


 

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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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Jack the Ripper

Jack the RipperHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 4:

Recently, claims were made that DNA analysis had identified the famous serial killer Jack the Ripper. While there are many who have raised valid criticisms about the analysis and conclusion, what is undoubtable is the influence of The Ripper on popular culture and entertainment, particularly with regard to Metal…

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Metal News Links

ACE FREHLEY Announces Lineup Of His Touring Band

DAVE LOMBARDO: SLAYER’s Manager Will Probably Use Other Musicians To Continue Band After Current Members Are Gone

FRANK BELLO: ANTHRAX Is Working On ‘Heavy, Riff-Oriented’ And ‘Thrashier’ New Album

FREDDIE MERCURY’s Duet With MICHAEL JACKSON Featured On ‘Queen Forever’ Album

GWAR To Introduce Two New Members On ‘Gwar Eternal Tour’ This Fall

METALLICA To Release 27 Live Albums On CD

NICOLAS CAGE’s Son WESTON COPPOLA CAGE Releases New Heavy Metal Single ‘Tell Me Why (Matriarch Of Misery)’

SHARON OSBOURNE Slams U2 Over ‘Free’ Album

SLIPKNOT Unveils New Masks In ‘The Devil In I’ Video

Video Premiere: AMON AMARTH’s ‘Deceiver Of The Gods’

 


 

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