Roots of 1988: The Year Metal Branched Out—on SiriusXM

ROOTS OF 1988: METAL BRANCHES OUT
Week of May 12, 2018

Sat 5/12, 6PM ET
Sun 5/13, 1PM ET
Mon 5/14, 9AM ET
Tues 5/15, 4PM ET
Thurs 5/17, 9PM ET

Our thirty-year thrashback series turns toward the great unknown in 1988, when metal grew into new thematic and musical territory. Meanwhile, non-metal bands like Soundgarden and Ministry appear on the fringes, foreshadowing some big changes ahead in the 1990s. In 1988, Metallica earns its first platinum album, and new faces Coroner, Realm, Mekong Delta, and Holy Terror extend thrash’s range. Voivod, Fates Warning, and Napalm Death forge progressive and extreme paths, and even Iron Maiden learns new tricks. Know your Roots!

Delve into the past and future of metal and hardcore with heavy reading matter from BAZILLION POINTS. The book is always better than the movie.

PLAYLIST:

REALM – “Endless War” from ENDLESS WAR
CORONER – “Skeleton on Your Shoulder” from PUNISHMENT FOR DECADENCE
HOLY TERROR – “Judas Reward” from MIND WARS
MINISTRY – “The Missing” from THE LAND OF RAPE AND HONEY
SOUNDGARDEN – “All Your Lies” from ULTRAMEGA OK
VOIVOD – “Macrosolutions to Megaproblems” from DIMENSION HATROSS
MEKONG DELTA – “Hatred” from THE MUSIC OF ERICH ZANN
IRON MAIDEN – “Moonchild” from SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
FATES WARNING – “Shades of Heavenly Death” from NO EXIT
METALLICA – “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” from AND JUSTICE FOR ALL
NAPALM DEATH – “Evolved as One” from FROM ENSLAVEMENT TO OBLITERATION
ANTHRAX – “Finale” from STATE OF EUPHORIA

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.

12 COMMENTS

  1. Great playlist. There’s a few bands missing that I would have added such as Death, Vio-lence, Queensryche, and definitely Jane’s Addiction….but regardless, stellar playlist.

  2. The year Thrash began to wither on the vine. Not all bands should be experimental. A lot of poor directions in 1988. I tried too hard to like these releases and should never have to try. Album of the year in 1988 was Mind Wars. Ever notice how thin production became in 1988? Not just Metallica.

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