Bloody Roots of Viking Metal on Sirius XM

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BLOODY ROOTS of Viking Metal on Sirius XM
Week of June 18, 2016

Sat 6/18, 6PM ET
Sun 6/19, 1PM ET
Mon 6/20, 9AM ET
Tues 6/21, 4PM ET
Thurs 6/23, 9PM ET

Since the dawn of the heavy metal era, bands clad in leather and steel have pillaged the myths and legends of ancient viking hordes for power, glory, and the spoils of war. Join Ian Christe (“Sound of the Beast”/Bazillion Points) and heed the call of the horns of Enslaved, Bathory, Manowar, Windir, Ensiferum, Tyr, Helheim, Amon Amarth, Viking Throne, and others. Know your Roots!

For the full story of the emergence of viking metal in Scandinavia, check out SWEDISH DEATH METAL and METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries.

PLAYLIST

ENSLAVED – “Ethica Odini” from AXIOMA ETHICA ODINI
UNLEASHED – “Into Glory Ride” from WHERE NO LIFE DWELLS
MANOWAR – “Gates of Valhalla” from INTO GLORY RIDE
BATHORY – “A Fine Day to Die” from BLOOD FIRE DEATH
WINDIR – “Todeswalzer” from 1184
TYR – “By the Sword in My Hand” from BY THE LIGHT OF THE NORTHERN STAR
THYRFING – “Mjolner” from URKRAFT
AMON AMARTH – “Twilight of the Thunder God” from LIVE AT SUMMER BREEZE
ENSIFERUM – “Dragonheads” from DRAGONHEADS
VIKING THRONE – “We Are War” from STRANDHUGG THE HEART OF THE FROZEN THRONE
HELHEIM – “Dualitet og Ulver (feat Hoest from Taake)” from ASGARDS FALL

Bloody Roots is Sound of the Beast author and Bazillion Points publisher Ian Christe’s heavy metal history show on Sirius XM Liquid Metal channel 40. Launched in June 2004, each weekly show has examined another subgenre, band, movement, country, or theme in metal, punk, and heavy rock. Past episodes are available on-demand online from SiriusXM.com

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