Fri 5/22-Sun 5/24, MDF: See You in Baltimore!

This coming Memorial Day weekend, Bazillion Points will be slinging books at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore.

Bloody Roots of Dystopian Heavy Metal on Sirius XM

The wild dystopian visions of Vektor, Black Sabbath, Fear Factory, Voivod, Napalm Death, Deceased, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, and other hardened survivors.

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Bloody Roots Presents Metal for Mother’s Day 2015 on Sirius XM

In honor of the metal moms amongst us, the mothers who made us, and the women who will give birth to all future waves of headbangers

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Friday May 8, Los Angeles: Tony Rettman Goes West w/JUDGE Doc #NYHC

The judgment hammer swings down Friday, May 8, at Dilettante, 120 N. Santa Fe Avenue, Los Angeles.

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Bloody Roots of Newbjorn Swedish Death Metal on Sirius XM

BLOODY ROOTS OF NEWBJORN SWEDISH DEATH METAL Week of May 2, 2015 Sat 5/2, 6PM ET Sun 5/3, 1PM ET Mon 5/4, 9AM ET Tues 3/19, 4PM ET Thurs 3/21, 9PM ET In the decades since Entombed, Dismember, At the Gates, and 1000 other Swedish death metal bands destroyed the landscape, their devastating sounds have […]

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Bloody Roots of Metal Guitar, Part IV: The 2000s, on Sirius XM

Ian Christe’s overview of metal guitar evolution continues with a barrage of innovators.

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Bloody Roots of Metal Guitar, Part III: The 1990s, on Sirius XM

A look at the amazing but often overlooked development of metal guitar during the 1990s.

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Bloody Roots of Metal Guitar, Part Two: The 1980s, on Sirius XM

A headlong dive into the guitar teams, shredders, and six-string innovations that defined the popular and extreme sides of metal in the 1980s.

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Fri, April 24, Ellensburg, WA: SUB POP USA at CWU w/Bruce Pavitt, Calvin Johnson, and Screaming Trees’ Mark Pickerel

Ellensburg’s own Mark Pickerel, founding member of the Screaming Trees, will play a solo set

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Sat, April 25, Moscow, ID: Bruce Pavitt, Calvin Johnson, and Mark Baumgarten Talk US Indies at BookPeople

Between the years 1980 and 1988, he chronicled over 1,000 bands and an entire way of life through American independent music.

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Bloody Roots of Metal Guitar, Part One: The 1970s on Sirius XM

Launching a monthlong investigation of metal guitar at the very beginning, the 1970s

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TOUCH AND GO: The Meatmen Embark on East Coast Tour. This Just In: You STILL Suck!

Make sure to catch the most inappropriate Detroit rock ‘n roll punk show of the Spring

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NYHC Circle Lit: Judge/Sheer Terror/Youth of Today/Underdog Vets Join Tony Rettman at PowerHouse Arena Book Launch

Leave your favorite quotes in the comments, and we’ll add the linked timecode to the video info!

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Sun, Mar 29, Trenton, NJ: The Fastest, Loudest Table at the Punk Rock Flea Market

On Sunday, March 29, celebrated music know-it-all Tony Rettman will head to the massively gigantic Trenton Punk Rock Flea Market with copies of his books and much more

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Bloody Roots Twenty-Year Flashback to 1995 on Sirius XM

Bloody Roots turns back the clock twenty years to 1995, the year MTV killed Headbangers Ball and heavy metal was considered dead to the world.

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Weds., April 1, WORD Jersey City: Tony Rettman Talks NYHC w/The Abused, The High and the Mighty, Antidote Members

Kevin Crowley (The Abused) and Drew Stone (The High and the Mighty, Antidote) will join Tony to shoot the breeze about New York City’s greatest and most influential cultural creation.

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Bloody Roots of Pacific Northwest Metal on Sirius XM

The Pacific Northwest has long possessed a solid but often overshadowed metal pedigree

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Bloody Roots Honors Defenders of the Old on Sirius XM

Bloody Roots unearths classic molten tracks by performers Exciter, the Rods, Riot, and Brocas Helm, as well as new breed metal defenders Cauchemar, Natur, October 31, High Spirits and others

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Behind Closed Doors: Laina Dawes Ace Hotel New York Residency Talk

The Ace Hotel residency was a chance to build a supportive environment where women could talk openly about their experiences—both the good and the painful.

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Bloody Roots of Danish Metal on Sirius XM

Situated between Scandinavia and Germany, Danish bands like Mercyful Fate, Artillery, Illdisposed, and Invocator have woven together Nordic darkness with Teutonic precision.

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Sunday, Mar 1, Brooklyn: NYHC Matinee w/NIHILISTICS/The High and the Mighty/Altercation/NYHC Chronicles Preview

NYHC author Tony Rettman joins a rich lineup of legacy NYHC greats at 3PM, Sunday, March 1, for a hardcore matinee show

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Daniel Ekeroth Talks Books and Swedish Metal w/Paris’ TV Rock Live

“Hi, this is Daniel Ekeroth from Iron Lamb, and I am so fucking pleased to be on TV Rock Live.”

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Inspirational Classic Metal + Punk Demo Cassettes

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 ...