The wild dystopian visions of Vektor, Black Sabbath, Fear Factory, Voivod, Napalm Death, Deceased, Iron Maiden, Sepultura, and other hardened survivors.
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
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 […]
Ian Christe’s overview of metal guitar evolution continues with a barrage of innovators.
A look at the amazing but often overlooked development of metal guitar during the 1990s.
A headlong dive into the guitar teams, shredders, and six-string innovations that defined the popular and extreme sides of metal in the 1980s.
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.
Launching a monthlong investigation of metal guitar at the very beginning, the 1970s
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.
The Pacific Northwest has long possessed a solid but often overshadowed metal pedigree
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
Situated between Scandinavia and Germany, Danish bands like Mercyful Fate, Artillery, Illdisposed, and Invocator have woven together Nordic darkness with Teutonic precision.
The sweethearts of metal history, women with names like Martha, Isa, Elisabeth Bathory, Abigail, Lucifera, Martha Splatterhead, and more
A storm of cold winter metal tracks by Mayhem, Voivod, Samael, Dissection, Starkweather, Witchcraft, Shining, and many more.
Log into the matrix for tracks by Vektor, Voivod, Funerot, Space Eater, Municipal Waste, Megadeth, Agent Steel, Acid Storm, Dr. Living Dead, and more!
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.
Look for metallic links in the dramatic, dewy-eyed fables of Nightwish, Dio, the Gathering, Leaves Eyes, Epica, Within Temptation, Hammerfall, and others.
This week’s metal history lesson excavates some of the sharpest, hardest artifacts from the fresh dig site of 2014.
Host Ian Christe (“Sound of the Beast”/Bazillion Points) recaps 2014’s burning highlights in metal.
Join us for jolly rollicking drinking songs by Tank, Motorhead, Municipal Waste, Amebix, Barbatos, Tankard, Korpiklaani, Zimmers Hole and many more!