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NYHC / SXE: Tony Rettman Talks STRAIGHT EDGE & GIRLS TRIP on the Cinepunx...

Cinepunx, the podcast with the credo, "Cinephiles Unite, Films Geeks on the Loose Tonight," has invited Tony Rettman back to discuss his new STRAIGHT...
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Roots Thirty-Year Thrashback to 1987 on SiriusXM

A blazing metal history lesson featuring 1987 releases by Death Angel, Kreator, Exodus, Celtic Frost, Metallica, Anthrax, Voivod, Nuclear Assault, Testament, Overkill, Sacrifice, and Excel.

ROOTS Presents 2017: The Year of Death Metal w/Decibel’s Albert Mudrian on Sirius XM

New tracks by veterans Obituary, Morbid Angel, and Cannibal Corpse; new bands by members of Repulsion, Bolt Thrower, Exhumed, and At the Gates; and bands to watch including Necrot, Skelethal, and Decrepit Birth.

Sat 12/2, Trenton, NJ: STRAIGHT EDGE / NYHC Author Tony Rettman Wrecks the Halls...

Seek Tony Rettman out and ask: What is the true meaning of XX-mas?

Roots Welcomes CHOOSING DEATH Author Albert Mudrian to SiriusXM

Tracks by Morbid Angel, Obituary, Carcass, Repulsion, Siege, Napalm Death, Suffocation, Pig Destroyer, At the Gates, and more.

Sun. 12/3, Los Angeles: Pat Fear and Other Stories, by WE GOT POWER!

On December 3, Bill Bartell will be celebrated by the L.A. punk rock scene.

ROOTS of 1987: The Year Metal Reached Its Extremes on Sirius XM

The race for speed and heaviness reached a breaking point with key releases by Napalm Death, Carcass, Morbid Angel, Mayhem, Death, Terrorizer, Sarcofago...
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ONLY DEATH IS REAL: View the Tom Gabriel Fischer and Ian Christe Zurich Footage

Warrior: "You ask a lot of very difficult questions."
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Roots of Syrian Metal on Sirius XM

Blackspell, Laxsid, Netherion, Haunted Cellar, Anarchadia, Abidetherin, Theoria, and others present the viewpoints of metalheads raging against total adversity in an active war zone.

Roots Remembers Martin Eric Ain of Celtic Frost on Sirius XM

We honor the tragic loss of heavy metal titan Martin Eric Ain.

Bloody Roots Halloween Salute to Gut-Churning Cannibals in Metal on Sirius XM

Choice cuts by Bone Gnawer, Entombed, Repulsion, Carcass, Slayer, Death, Cannibal Corpse, Heaven & Hell, and others light the depraved path

Fri 11/10, Peabody MA: STRAIGHT EDGE / xXx Release Party w/Kevin Seconds

Join Tony Rettman, author of the acclaimed NYHC: New York Hardcore, 1980-1990, as he discusses his headstrong new book, Straight Edge: A Clear-Headed Hardcore...
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Roots of Androids and Replicants in Metal on Sirius XM

Prime examples of man-machine metal by Scorpions, Voivod, Fear Factory, Godless, Artificial Brain, the Red Chord, Vektor, Deceased, and more.

Thurs 11/9, Sonos NYC: Exclusive STRAIGHT EDGE Book Launch w/Tony Rettman

Join Sonos for the exclusive launch of Tony Rettman's STRAIGHT EDGE: A Clear-Headed Hardcover Punk History.

Roots of British Heavy Metal Kings Saxon on Sirius XM

Shove your way to the front row for classic live and studio Saxon anthems, plus salutes by Sodom, Deceased, Destruction, Metallica, Motörhead, Paragon, and other strangers in the night
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Roots of Puerto Rican Metal on Sirius XM

Keep your fists in the air and these Caribbean crushers in your thoughts.

Roots Full Metal Salute to the Ramones on Sirius XM

The great American punk rock band the Ramones and their legacy and influence of on metal bands including Motörhead, Sodom, Melvins, Overkill, Static-X, Deceased, Children of Bodom, Metallica, Wolf, and many more.

STRAIGHT EDGE: Preview a New Oral History by NYHC Author Tony Rettman

"We were into being healthy and living clean, mean, and smart.”­—John Porcelly, Youth of Today

Roots of Fresh Bands from Familiar Metal Faces

Can you teach an old metal dog new tricks?

Roots Explores the Wide World of Doom Metal in 2017

The crackling amps of ultra-heavy natural doom metal are working overtime in 2017.