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Heavy Metal Album Cover Art I: Origins and History

Heavy Metal Album Cover Art I: Origins and HistoryHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 52:

We delve into an exceptionally important aspect of Heavy Metal: the history of album cover art. From the birth of the genre, to downloadable art, we explore the prehistory, evolution, and future of the significance of album art for metal bands and their albums, we begin a multi-part journey into the history of metal cover art.

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Felipe Machado Franco Art

 


 

Clips and Sources

Book bound in human skin found at Harvard library

Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks (Special Features)

Doctor Who Meets Metal

Evil Dead – Listening to the Book of the Dead

Evil Dead II – Opening

Felipe Machado Franco Art

Good Reads: And Justice for Art

Joe Rogan Experience #887: James Hetfield

Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey (2005)

Metal Evolution: New Wave of British Heavy Metal

Metallica gets OWNED by Spinal Tap

Pantera / Hellyeah’s Vinnie Paul – Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?

Spinal Tap’s Black Album

The Shiver: Walpurgis – Artwork by HR Giger

 


 

Metal News Links

After the break-up of SISTER SIN, vocalist LIV SIN has a new solo album coming out

Broadway Adaptation Of NIKKI SIXX’s ‘The Heroin Diaries’ To Begin Casting

CHUCK BERRY, a massive influence on Rock and Roll, and eventually Metal, has died at age 90

EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE Releases Official Video For ‘Speak To Me’ Solo Single

GHOST Announce Headline Summer Tour Surrounding IRON MAIDEN Dates

Listen To ANTHRAX’s Cover Version Of KANSAS Classic ‘Carry On Wayward Son’

Report: MÖTLEY CRÜE’s Biopic ‘The Dirt’ To Land At NETFLIX

SLAUGHTER Frontman MARK SLAUGHTER To Release ‘Halfway There’ Solo Album

There’s a metal tribute to PINK FLOYD’s “The Wall” coming out

Why Him: The Lost KISS Scene

 


 

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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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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

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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From the Page to the Metal

From the Page to the MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 7:

Through history, bands and artists have taken influence from a variety of sources for lyrical concepts. But it is in the realm of fiction where some metal bands have concentrated some of their energies. For this edition of our show, from classic books to contemporary graphic novels, we examine how literature has influenced Metal…

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Metal News Links

CARCASS: ‘The Granulating Dark Satanic Mills’ Music Video Released

Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN’s New Solo Album To Include CLIVE JONES

EXODUS: Entire ‘Blood In Blood Out’ Album Available For Streaming

IN THIS MOMENT: ‘Black Widow’ Track Listing Revealed

JIMMY PAGE Says New Music ‘Will Be A Summing Up Of Where’ He Is ‘At This Point In Time’

METALLICA Planned To Fire LARS ULRICH In 1986, Confirms ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN

MORGOTH Performs New Song ‘God Is Evil’ In Stuttgart

NINE INCH NAILS, GREEN DAY Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

SLIPKNOT: New Song ‘Sarcastrophe’ Available For Streaming

THE SIRENS: Two Songs Released

 


 

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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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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

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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Let There Be Metal

Let There Be MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 1:

On our debut episode, it seems appropriate to go back to the very beginning. Let’s have a look at the initiation of metal, and how the course was forged in those very early years. We examine the road paved by the FIRST Big 4: Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Blue Cheer…

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

Australian Radio Station Bans KISS

GWAR’s ODERUS URUNGUS Set Ablaze In Viking Funeral Pyre

GWAR To Embark On ‘Eternal Tour’ In The Fall

GLENN DANZIG Working On EP Of ELVIS PRESLEY Covers

UNLOCKING THE TRUTH Partners With ARTERY RECORDINGS

FOO FIGHTERS: ‘Sonic Highways’ Trailer Available

RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART’s ‘Far And Near: On Days Like These’ Book Due In October

‘Metal Down Under’: A History Of Australian Heavy Metal DVD Now Available

BLACK STAR RIDERS Tap Producer NICK RASKULINECZ For Second Album

 


 

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