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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 Future of Progressive Metal

The Future of Progressive MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 23:

We turn to Prog Metal from 2000 to today and examine the likes of Mastodon, Periphery, and Baroness, as they drove the boundaries of the style further. Then we glance to the future, not only to the new bands emerging across the world, but predict the return of some big groups of the past. We enter into the Future of Progressive Metal.

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Metal News Links

ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN To Appear On ‘The Walking Dead’

Arrest Warrant Issued For Former PEARL JAM Drummer DAVE ABBRUZZESE

BRUCE DICKINSON Rebounds From Cancer Treatment, Returns to Favorite Pub

Ex-Nuclear Hellfrost Singer Claims Responsibility for Dimebag Darrell Grave Vandalism

FAITH NO MORE Brings ‘Superhero’ to Marvel

Hugh Warner, a.k.a. MARILYN MANSON’s dad, surprised his son…

MINISTRY’s AL JOURGENSEN Launches SURGICAL METH MACHINE

SCYTHE Announces New Bassist

Today’s Cold Splash of Water in the Face of Your Music Biz Dreams

“Where Is Your God Now?” Unleashed Would Like to Know

 


 

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The Rise of Progressive Metal

The Rise of Progressive MetalHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 21:

We return to Prog, where we pursue the significance of Rush, as the Canadian musical giants establish a subgenre that would influence countless bands that would follow. From Queensryche, to the development of Dream Theater, into the ambiguity of Tool and beyond, we delve into The Rise of Progressive 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

COAL CHAMBER To Release ‘Rivals’ Album In May

DEF LEPPARD’s New Album Pushed Back To Later In The Year

Icelandic Heavy Metal Drama ‘Metalhead’ Available On Demand In April

LEVIATHAN Posts New Song “Within Thrall”

MOTLEY CRUE announce final tour of Australia

NIGHTWISH release music video for new song “ÉLAN”

ROB HALFORD ‘Would Love To’ Make Another FIGHT Album

SLAYER to Release New Song “When the Stillness Comes” for Record Store Day

TOOL Is In The Studio ‘Working On Tunes’

Woman Attempts To Deface Controversial CRADLE OF FILTH T-Shirt At New Zealand Museum

 


 

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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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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

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 and Rise of Punk Rock

The Origins and Rise of Punk RockHeavy Metal Historian
Episode 18:

Streaming from the effects of blues, rock, and heavy metal, a new musical crusade that butted heads with bands from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, but would win over a new cohort of fans – and create an attitude within music that would not only revolutionize the face of Metal, but music overall. We take a look INTO the origins and rise of Punk Rock.

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Metal News Links

Arizona Pastor Blasts ‘Satanic’ Metal Band PANTERA

DOWN Bassist PAT BRUDERS Quit CROWBAR After ‘Ultimatum’ From KIRK WINDSTEIN

JOHN CORABI: MÖTLEY CRÜE ’94 CD Sounds As Relevant Now As It Did When It Came Out

NAPALM DEATH vocalist clarifies line-up change

Previously Unheard Song by DIMEBAG DARRELL: ‘Whiskey Road’ Streaming

ROB ZOMBIE To Release ‘Spookshow International Live’ Album

SAY ANYTHING’s MAX BEMIS Pukes on a Security Guard Onstage

SCOTT WEILAND AND THE WILDABOUTS To Release ‘Blaster’ Album In March

THE DARKNESS Recruits Female Drummer EMILY DOLAN DAVIES

TNT May Rise Again Following Latest Split With Singer TONY HARNELL

 


 

Documentary / News / Video Clips

Metal Evolution: NWOBHM

QI Series L S12E11 XL

Swearing – Sex Pistols interview – Today Show – Thames TV

 


 

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