Je Suis Heavy! Bloody Roots of French Metal on Sirius XM

This week's metal history lesson blows out the boundaries of unrestricted self-expression with a thirty-year review of dramatic, mind-bending metal from France.

Bloody Roots Intro to Metal for Frozen-Obsessed Children on Sirius XM

Look for metallic links in the dramatic, dewy-eyed fables of Nightwish, Dio, the Gathering, Leaves Eyes, Epica, Within Temptation, Hammerfall, and others.

Fri 1/30, Los Angeles: David Markey Talks Punk/DIY Publishing at LA Art Book Fair

David Markey joins Ben Lee Ritchie Handler, Toby Mott, and Allison Wolfe in a discussion of the evolution and importance of DIY and independent publishing.

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Bloody Roots of 2014 Metal Debuts on Sirius XM

This week’s metal history lesson excavates some of the sharpest, hardest artifacts from the fresh dig site of 2014.

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Bloody Roots Year-End Metal Harvest: 2014 Highlights on Sirius XM

Host Ian Christe (“Sound of the Beast”/Bazillion Points) recaps 2014’s burning highlights in metal.

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Bloody Roots Full Metal Holiday Salute to Beer on Sirius XM

Join us for jolly rollicking drinking songs by Tank, Motorhead, Municipal Waste, Amebix, Barbatos, Tankard, Korpiklaani, Zimmers Hole and many more!

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Bloody Roots of 2014 Metal Instrumentals on Sirius XM

epic or quiet or headspinning new 2014 instrumental efforts by Carcass, Whitechapel, Earth, Agalloch, Morbus Chron, Broughton’s Rules, India’s Pangea, Animals as Leaders, and others

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Thurs 12/18, Olympia, WA: Bruce Pavitt + Calvin Johnson Celebrate SUB POP USA by Rocking the Public Library

On Thursday 12/18, Pavitt will go back to the town where Sub Pop began back in 1980, for a book signing and discussion hosted by the Olympia Public Library

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Bloody Roots Intro to NYHC: New York Hardcore on Sirius XM

NYHC bands like Agnostic Front, Nihilistics, Cause for Alarm, Cro-Mags, Reagan Youth, and many others banded together to create a hard, physical sound and culture that thrives to this day.

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Bloody Roots of AC/DC’s Dirty Metal Deeds on Sirius XM

Ride the lightning bolts with AC/DC covers by Six Feet Under, Exodus, Zeke, Lemmy, Iced Earth, Henry Rollins, Godflesh, Killdozer and more!

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Sat 12/6, Portland, OR: SUB POP USA Party at Reading Frenzy/Beacon Sound w/Bruce Pavitt & Selector Dub Narcotic

Sub Pop USA is a complete collection of Pavitt’s zine and Sub Pop USA columns for The Rocket.

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Bloody Roots of Australian Metal on Sirius XM

From the land of sharks, snakes, spiders, Mad Max, and howling marsupials!

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Bloody Roots Thanksgiving Week Cannibal Feast on Sirius XM

Cannibal tales of turmoil from Necrophagia, Exodus, Slayer, Bloodbath, SNFU, Misfits, Avulsed, God Dethroned, Mortician, and, yes, Cannibal Corpse.

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Sat 11/29, Seattle: SUB POP USA Storms Small Business Saturday at Fantagraphics Gallery

“We need diverse, regionalized, localized approaches to all forms of art, music, and politics…the most intense music, the most original ideas are coming out of scenes you don’t even know exist.”—Bruce Pavitt, 1980

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Bloody Roots of Death Doom on Sirius XM

Combining the low-end suffocation of doom metal and the oppressive vocals and power of death metal, the thin substrate of death-doom is a rarely-mined but almost always overwhelming breed of metal beast.

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Friday 11/21, Brooklyn: LAINA DAWES To Host Black Rock Coalition’s Blunt Force Trauma

Be sure to pick up Laina’s book beforehand! Ships with a bonus “BLACK Women Into METAL” badge.

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Nov./Dec.: Upcoming NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980-1990 Book Release Events

Tony Rettman has been polishing his black boots and getting ready to hit the road in support of his upcoming oral history of NYHC

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Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Heavy Metal Movies: Halloween Edition, w/Mike “McBeardo” McPadden

Mike “McBeardo” McPadden, author of HEAVY METAL MOVIES, joins host Ian Christe for a Halloween edition of Bloody Roots dedicated to metal scares and music by Megadeth, Entombed, Melvins, Goblin, Possessed, Fantomas, Type O Negative, S.O.D., Misfits, and more

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Tues 10/21, NYC: LAINA DAWES Talks Music Criticism on CMJ Panel

Laina Dawes joins Michael Azerrad, Andre Torres, Christopher R. Weingarten, and Zachary Lipez on a CMJ panel Tuesday 10/21.

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Bloody Roots of Werewolves in Metal on Sirius XM

Ian Christe summons a vicious pack of half-human predators. Howl for your Roooooooots!

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Members of AGNOSTIC FRONT/JUDGE/MADBALL Praise NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990, by Tony Rettman

Roger Miret of Agnostic Front: “I’m floored! An amazing read loaded with remnants of my life and a movement I truly adore.”

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Bloody Roots Salute to King Diamond on Sirius XM

Highlights from thirty years of incredible metal in Black Rose, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, and more!

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Bloody Roots of UK Hardcore on Sirius XM

A total revolt with tracks by Discharge, GBH, Broken Bones, Concrete Sox, Disattack, Varukers, English Dogs, Conflict, Amebix, Heresy, Napalm Death, the Exploited, and many more!

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