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.

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 ...

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 ...

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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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Today in HEAVY METAL MOVIES: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre Turns 40…”It Happened!”

Exactly as the title sounds, Mike “McBeardo” McPadden’s mighty HEAVY METAL MOVIES: Guitar Barbarians, Mutant Bimbos, & Cult Zombies Amok in the 666 Most Ear- and Eye-Ripping Big-Scream Films Ever! is a no-holds-barred collusion of speaker-shaking metal mayhem and big-screen carnage. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is a BIG one. Tobe Hooper’s original unrelenting, taboo-busting […]

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Bloody Roots of At the Gates on Sirius XM

A melodic death metal history lesson, complete with music by Grotesque, Liers in Wait, Terror, Oxiplegatz, Disfear, Lock Up, Skitsystem, the Haunted, and brand new At the Gates.

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Preorders Open for NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990, by Tony Rettman; Sample Chapter Available

Bazillion Points Books is now taking preorders for Tony Rettman’s upcoming NYHC: New York Hardcore 1980–1990. These direct publisher orders will ship with a custom Sean Taggart flyer patch and limited metal button on Dec. 3, 2014. Photos of page proofs and a sample chapter (“17. East Village Nights: A7 and 2+2″) are available at […]

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Check Out This Gallery of Descendents Live Photos from 1982 as the Band Plays MILO GOES TO COLLEGE in Chicago and Denver This Month

About a dozen pages of live photos of the original Descendents lineup are portrayed here.

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Bloody Roots of Colombian Metal on Sirius XM

Ian Christe leads an excursion to the proud South American metal stronghold Colombia

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Tues 9/9, Reddit AMA: Bob Mould & We Got Power!’s David Markey

Join Bob Mould and Dave Markey on 9/9 at 3:30pm EST for a Reddit AMA session to ask them any burning questions about punk rock history

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Bloody Roots of Sleep on Sirius XM

Leaving a slow, sticky slime trail since crawling out of a Northern California cave in the early 1990s…

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Bloody Roots Tenth Anniversary Full Impact Metal Dance Party on Sirius XM

This week’s show celebrates ten years of weekly heavy metal history lessons with a litany of bonecracking songs about moshing, stagediving, headbanging, and otherwise going crazy to the strains of pure unadulterated METAL.

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Sirius XM 8/29–9/6 THE ONSLAUGHT HAS BEGUN: Bloody Roots Tenth Anniversary Week

Starting Friday 8/29, Sirius XM is airing an episode of my weekly heavy metal history radio show Bloody Roots every 3-4 hours.

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Buy Some Heavy Reading, Expand Your Eyeballs, Pocket Five Bucks For Next Time

Order some hot-damned books by our authorities this week, get some education and book-learning, and we’ll pack a glowing green $5 code in your box

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Thirty Years Ago, Slayer, Exodus, and Suicidal Tendencies Played on a Plywood Stage; “The Woodstock of Thrash Metal”

Tom Araya recalls the Woodstock of thrash metal: “It was definitely a great day in the park!”

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Sat 8/23, Brooklyn: LAINA DAWES Talks Black Women in Metal at Afropunk Fest 2014

Greenlight and Bazillion Points present Laina Dawes at Afropunk fest 2014

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Whiplash: Kings With the Axes

Looks like someone in Holland got wise and re-released Whiplash’s 1984 Thunderstruk ...

Incubus: Were They Morbid? Yes.

Of course this isn’t the boy band Incubus, but it isn’t the ...

Dream Death: Never Thought Life Could Be So Damn Evil

In the annals of forgotten, unappreciated, worthy pioneers, Pittsburgh sludge lords Dream ...