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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!
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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...

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,...
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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.
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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...

Roots 2017 Instrumental Metal Wrap-Up Show on SiriusXM

Tracks by Lady Beast, Svart Ritual, Godflesh, Marty Friedman, Kreator, Ram, the Obsessed, Veneum, Execration, and others.

A Bloody Roots Hellish Heavy Metal Holiday Week Special on SiriusXM

Raucous holiday cheers and sneers from Halford, Lemmy, King Diamond, 220 Volt, Tankard, Melvins, Venom, Harley's War, Tom Angelripper, Hanoi Rocks, Gods of Fire, and more!

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...