ROOTS OF THE NEW WAVE OF TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL
Week of February 3, 2018
Sat 2/3, 6PM ET
Sun 2/4, 1PM ET
Mon 3/5, 9AM ET
Tues 3/6, 4PM ET
Thurs 3/8, 9PM ET
This week’s metal history lesson summarizes some of the leading lights of the current onslaught of traditional heavy metal bands. Welcome the return of inspiring clean vocals, galloping rhythms, and twin guitar ecstasy in the hands of Sorcerer, Night Demon, Visigoth, Eternal Champion, Argus, Metalian, A Sound of Thunder, Witchtower, and more. Know your Roots!
Refresh your love of the roots of traditional heavy metal with SOUND OF THE BEAST and slabs of heavy reading from BAZILLION POINTS. The book is always better than the movie.
NIGHT DEMON – Hallowed Ground” from DARKNESS REMAINS
A SOUND OF THUNDER – “A Sound of Thunder” from OUT OF THE DARKNESS
PORTRAIT – “Burn the World” from BURN THE WORLD
ETERNAL CHAMPION – “The Last King Of Pictdom” from THE ARMOR OF IRE
SUMERLANDS – “The Seventh Seal” from SUMERLANDS
METALIAN – “Midnight Rider” from MIDNIGHT RIDER
VISIGOTH – “Outlive Them All” from CONQUEROR’S OATH
AIR RAID – “Hold The Flame” from ACROSS THE LINE
ARGUS – “You Are The Curse” from FROM FIELDS OF FIRE
WITCHTOWER – “Better Run” from HAMMER OF WITCHES
SORCERER – “Sirens” from THE CROWNING OF THE FIRE KING
NIGHT – “Fire Across The Sky” from RAFT OF THE WORLD
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. Launched in June 2004, each weekly show has examined another subgenre, band, movement, country, or theme in metal, punk, and heavy rock. Past episodes are available on-demand online from SiriusXM.com.
Why do we not hear obscure metal bands better hits? Some examples would be executioner, in the name of metal, Hades, resist success, or how about some Hallows Eve, Thor, Hirax, or Heathen? I know you may play these some of these bands once in a while but I feel there needs to be a more repetitive balance of some obscure 80s metal that started it all, no matter what people may think about their depth of ability to play or the fact that they may sound like other bands, the reality is is they got together as a band and made music and that should be applauded and promoted.