Roots of Australian Atmospheric Black Metal | on Sirius XM
Week of May 18, 2019
Sat 5/18, 6PM ET
Sun 5/19, 1PM ET
Mon 5/20, 9AM ET
Tues 5/21, 4PM ET
Thurs 5/23, 9PM ET
This week’s show checks into a faraway land down under to investigate the mysterious phenomenon of Australia’s wide-open atmospheric black metal scene. Check out early entries from ten years back by Austere and Woods of Desolation, plus current offerings by the mournful and majestic Aquilus, Somnium Vox, Thrall, and more. Know your Roots!
Follow the story of heavy metal, including the rise of black metal and its myriad offshoots, in the book SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Ian Christe.
GREYTOMB – “Force Majeure” from MONUMENTAL MICROCOSM
AQUILUS – “Nihil” from GRISEUS
THRALL – “Vermin to the Earth” from VERMIN TO THE EARTH
SOMNIUM NOX – “Transcendental Dysphoria” from TERRA INANUS
AUSTERE – “This Dreadful Emptiness” from TO LAY LIKE OLD ASHES
WOODS OF DESOLATION – “The Inevitable End” from TORN BEYOND REASON
<em>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.</em>