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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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The Origins of Doom Metal

The Origins of Doom MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 40:

From the beginnings of Black Sabbath in the early 1970’s spawned a subgenre of metal that still goes strong to this day. Later works by groups like Lucifer’s Friend and Witchfinder General would also help develop the style. From the beginnings of metal through to the effect of the NWOBHM and beyond, we take a look into the Origins of Doom Metal

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Metal News Links

Broken leg be damned: FOO FIGHTERS’ North American tour will take place as scheduled

DEATH ANGEL: ‘Fallen’ Song From ‘The Bay Calls For Blood’ CD Available For Streaming

Former MEGADETH Members Unleash Debut ACT OF DEFIANCE Video ‘Throwback’

Founding YES Bassist CHRIS SQUIRE Dead At 67

JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO Charged with Rape

KNOTFEST 2015 lineup announced! Judas Priest, Mastodon, Korn… and Mobb Deep?

MY DYING BRIDE To Release ‘Feel The Misery’ Album In September

RAMMING SPEED Release EDWARD SNOWDEN-Inspired Track, “Don’t Let This Stay Here”

The Internet Won’t Have DAVID DRAIMAN to Kick Around Anymore!

TRIXTER Unveils ‘Human Era’ Video

 


 

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The Rise of Progressive Rock

The Origins of Progressive RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 19:

From the development of Pink Floyd into the 1970’s, to key essential bands from the era such as Genesis and Yes, to Rush leading the growth of Progressive Metal, we turn back time to investigate why Prog was so important to the evolution of Rock and Metal during the era and into the future. We investigate the Rise of Progressive Rock.

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Metal News Links

CATTLE DECAPITATION Mosh Pit Stabbing At Band’s Show

DREAM THEATER To Enter Studio In February To Begin Work On New Album

Kim Fowley Dies at 75

KISS cashes in on the BabyMetal vibe – a new collaboration with MOMOIRO CLOVER Z

LINKIN PARK, GODSMACK, SLAYER, PAPA ROACH, VOLBEAT Confirmed For ROCKLAHOMA

MASTODON and CLUTCH team up for co-headlining tour

MOTLEY CRUE release new single: All Bad Things

Scott Weiland Launches Velvet Revolver 2.0 with Members of Guns N’ Roses and Disturbed

Serj Tankian, Tom Morello + More Release ‘Crazy Train’ Cover

THE BLACK CROWES are officially no more

 


 

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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 Spirit of Metal

The Spirit of MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 16:

Instead of Heavy Metal Historian decorating a tree that looks like the Spirit of Christmas puked all over the place, this episode is going to look at “The Spirit of Metal”. From the early development of the genre, to modern scenes, but beyond into the future (and the past), we turn to the albums, events, and people that embody the idea of a Spirit of Metal.

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Metal News Links

ABBATH: I Thought DEMONAZ And HORGH Quit IMMORTAL

DARK FUNERAL Unveils New Lineup In ‘Nail Them To The Cross’ Video

ERIC SINGER Is Not Interested In Continuing With KISS Without STANLEY Or SIMMONS

Former DECAPITATED Drummer Kerim “Krimh” Lechner Joins SEPTICFLESH

ILL NIÑO Members Launch TERROR UNIVERSAL

IRON MAIDEN’s New Christmas Card Offers Hint Of Possible Return To The Studio

MASSACRE Disbands Following Split With Bassist TERRY BUTLER And Vocalist ED WEBB

Norwegian Death Metal Band Performs At Bassist’s Funeral; Video, Photos Available

SAXON Drummer NIGEL GLOCKLER Undergoes Surgery For Brain Aneurysm

What the F*ck is #Metalgate?

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Sir Christopher Lee getting the Spirit of Metal Award

 


 

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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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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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Prehistoric Metal

Prehistoric MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 2:

We voyage further back in time – to look at the genres that are direct ancestors of metal. And as you’ll see, the inspirations that took forth the cultural movement known as Metal vary greatly – from rock to blues, from classical to swing, from jazz to country and beyond…

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Metal News Links

BLACK VEIL BRIDES: New Album Cover Artwork And Track Listing Revealed

DEVIN TOWNSEND To Release ‘Z2’ Double Album In October

EXODUS Fan Arrested for Posting Band’s Lyrics On Facebook

It’s Official: CHIMAIRA Calls It Quits

It’s Official: FAITH NO MORE Begins Recording First Studio Album Since 1997’s ‘Album Of The Year’

MARTIN SCORSESE Planning To Direct Movie About RAMONES

OZZY OSBOURNE’s ‘Hell Gate’ Coming Next Year

Singer CHUCK BILLY Hopes TESTAMENT’s New Album Will Be Released Next March

SURVIVOR Singer JIMI JAMISON Dead At 63

SLAYER In The Studio With Producer TERRY DATE: New Photos Posted Online

 


 

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