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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

Sat 12/2, Philly: Tony Rettman Talks STRAIGHT EDGE at Common Beat Music

Join Tony Rettman, author of the acclaimed NYHC, as he discusses his forceful new book STRAIGHT EDGE.
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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.

Roots of the Metal Blade Records Metal Massacre Compilation Series

Featured are a dozen of the many bands first exposed to the world via their Metal Massacre appearances.

Roots of Early Pantera on Sirius XM

1980s Pantera combined the best of glam and classic heavy metal with flashy lead guitar an ample pour of the band's Texas upbringing.

Roots of the Sons of Sabbath on Sirius XM

Soul-shattering Sabbath worship by Cathedral, Candlemass, Saint Vitus, Sleep, Suck, the Obsessed, Trouble, Witchfinder General, and more.

Roots of the Early Misfits Family of Bands on SiriusXM

Crushing Misfits covers by Marduk, Hatebreed, Tribulation, Prong, Enforcer, and Metallica display the stamp of the Misfits's influence.

Roots of Second Singers on Sirius XM

What changes in songwriting, style, and sound do new singers really bring?

Roots Thirty-Year Thrashback to 1987 on Sirius XM

The year 1987 brought a fresh onslaught of new faces, further refinements, and unexpected departures

Who Are You? #9: Library of Congress Edition

Our colleagues at the U.S. Library of Congress have wandered into a hall of mystery located in the palace of your and our expertise.

Roots of Black Metal Rock ‘n’ Roll

The fluid, feral variety of black metal that begins with early records by Venom and Bathory.

Roots of Brutal Slam Death Metal on Sirius XM

Based around gravity-bending "slam" breakdowns, this gruesome and grotesque extreme of death metal is the ultimate in dehumanized end-of-civilization fun.

Roots of Family Bands in Metal on Sirius XM

Join the Cavalera, Schenker, Tardy, Adler, and Abbott clans and others as we hear tightly knit tracks by Gojira, Obituary, Sepultura, Evile, Decapitated, Krisiun, At the Gates, and many more.

Roots of Motörhead Worship on Sirius XM

Bulldozer, Sodom, Disfear, Midnight, Inepsy, Iron Bastards, Tank, Girlschool, Superchrist, Gehennah, and more.