Sirius XM Bloody Roots of Classic Norwegian Black Metal

mayhemeuronymousdeadhellhammernecBLOODY ROOTS OF CLASSIC NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL
Week of February 15, 2014

Sat 2/15, 6PM ET
Sun 2/16, 2PM ET
Tues 2/18, 3PM ET
Thurs 2/20, 9PM ET

Host Ian Christe (“Sound of the Beast”, Bazillion Points Books) celebrates Black Metal History Month with a herd of wild early black metal releases from Norway, some of them celebrating 20-year anniversaries this month. Scorching assaults by Mayhem, Darkthrone, Emperor, Thorns, Burzum, Satyricon, Immortal, and more. Know your Roots!

For a complete 744-page inside history of black metal in Norway, pick up METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries.


THORNS – “Interface To God” from THORNS
MAYHEM – “Funeral Fog” from LIFE ETERNAL
BURZUM – “Jesu Død” from FILOSOFEM
EMPEROR – “Cosmic Keys To My Creations & Times” from IN THE NIGHTSIDE ECLIPSE
ULVER – “I Troldskog Faren Vild” from BERGTATT
IMMORTAL – “Throned By Blackstorms” from BATTLES IN THE NORTH
ENSLAVED – “Slaget I Skogen Bortenfor” from EMPEROR SPLIT

Bloody Roots is Sound of the Beast author (and Bazillion Points publisher) Ian Christe’s heavy metal history show on Sirius XM Liquid Metal channel 40. Since June 2004, each weekly show has examined another subgenre, band, movement, country, or theme in metal, punk, and heavy rock. The show is available on-demand online from


  1. Forhekset is still one of my favorite songs of all time. Nemesis Divina was one of the albums that introduced me to the beauty of Scandinavian metal. Back in the mid-90s we had to rely on outlaw college radio and ‘zines to teach us about the wonderful metal that was happening overseas. Thankfully Reiner on Tombstone Rock wasn’t afraid to play bands like Satyricon, Emperor and Mayhem. \m/ \m/


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