Roots of Death/Thrash on Sirius XM

Sadus, Slaughter (CA), Massacra, Demolition Hammer, early Sepultura, Hellwitch, Solstice, Pestilence, Carcinogen and others.

Roots Salutes Thirty Years of Iron Maiden’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Iron Maiden fully unfurled its progressive, imaginative beast with the release of the band's influential and abstract seventh album.

Roots of Motörhead Worship on Sirius XM

We ride hard and sweaty in bullet belts and black leather with Bulldozer, Sodom, Disfear, Midnight, Inepsy, Iron Bastards, Tank, Girlschool, Superchrist, Gehennah, and more!

Roots Remembers Death Metal Pioneer Frank “Killjoy” Pucci of Necrophagia on SiriusXM

This week we mourn and mark a place in metal history for death metal pioneer Frank "Killjoy" Pucci of Necrophagia.

Roots of British HM Kings Saxon on Sirius XM

Classic live and studio Saxon anthems; plus salutes by Sodom, Deceased, Destruction, Metallica, Motörhead, Paragon, and others.

Roots of “Post-Metal” on SiriusXM

Check out pioneers including Godflesh, Neurosis, and Isis, plus current-day post-metal practitioners Amenra, the Ocean, Coilguns, and more.

Roots of Italian Metal on SiriusXM

Join us for a mediterranean meltdown with tracks by Forgotten Tomb, Bulldozer, Fleshgod Apocalypse, Lacuna Coil sung in Italian, Ufommamut, Necrodeath, Death SS, Psychedelic Witchcraft, Syk, and more

Roots of Metal Guitar Prodigy Michael Schenker on SiriusXM

His fast, expressive, melodic lead guitar playing in UFO, Scorpions, MSG, and elsewhere elevated metal songwriting and guitar playing and inspired multiple generations of players.

Roots of the Great 1990s Major Label Metal Swindle on SiriusXM

The brief window between 1991 and 1996 when, anxious to get a grip on the next Metallica or even Nirvana, major corporate record labels signed or aided and abetted the extremes.

Roots Hails Forty Years of Judas Priest’s Cutting-Edge Stained Class LP on SiriusXM

Showcasing otherworldly vocals, precise harmonized guitars, and unprecedented speed, we honor Rob Halford, KK Downing, Ian Hill, Les Binks, and especially Glenn Tipton

Cliff Burton Day: Roots of Metallica’s Demo Tape Days 1981-1983 on SiriusXM

As Castro Valley, California, honors its native major bass rager with an official Cliff Burton Day on his birthdate, February 10, Roots unravels an hour of cassette tape trader treasures.

Thurs 2/8, San Diego: Rettman’s pre-LA Weekend STRAIGHT EDGE Panel at Super7

Whether you wear an X on your hand or an XXX on your moonshine jug, come out and support and enjoy almost four decades of DIY rebellion.

Roots of the New Wave of Traditional Heavy Metal Bands on SiriusXM

Welcome the return of inspiring clean vocals, galloping rhythms, and twin guitar ecstasy

Roots of the Dark, Dark World of Heavy Rock Today on SiriusXM

Black metal, doom, occultism, thrash, and more in the heavy rock of Khemmis, Cloak, Tribulation, Ghost, Death Alley, Pallbearer, Chelsea Wolfe, and others.

Roots of 1988: Metal Branches Out …on SiriusXM

Our thirty-year thrashback series continues with a leap into the great unknown in 1988.

Sat 2/10 & Sun 2/11, L.A.: West Coast STRAIGHT EDGE Weekend Events

Come freak on some of the best current bands in hardcore and a panel discussion featuring Tony Rettman, Jon Roa (Justice League, End To End, Eyelid), Dan O'Mahony, Jonathan Anastas (DYS), and more!

ROOTS Presents the Best 2017 Metal Debuts, Part Two, on SiriusXM

ROOTS PRESENTS THE BEST 2017 METAL DEBUTS, PART TWO Week of January 13, 2018 Sat 1/13, 6PM ET Sun 1/14, 1PM ET Mon 1/15, 9AM ET Tues 1/16, 4PM ET Thurs 1/18, 9PM ET Your weekly intensive metal lesson picks up...

Friday, 1/12, Münster DE: Laina Dawes Unleashes Keynote at “Pop Hero and Action Princess”...

Columbia University's Laina Dawes, author of the groundbreaking and barrier-busting WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE?: A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal, travels to Münster, Germany, this weekend to deliver a keynote...

Bloody Roots of Classic Norwegian Black Metal on Sirius XM

Scorching assaults in the icy dark of winter by Mayhem, Darkthrone, Emperor, Thorns, Burzum, Satyricon, Immortal, and more.

Roots Presents the Best Metal Debuts of 2017, Part One, on SiriusXM

The Lurking Fear, Asira, Expulsion, Succumb, Satan's Hallow, Lunar Shadow, Vulture, Zeal & Ardor, Venenum, and more...