Roots of 1999: The Year Metal Was Nearly Broken | on SiriusXM

Roots of 1999: The Year Metal Was Nearly Broken | on SiriusXM
Week of June 22, 2019

Sat 6/22, 6PM ET
Sun 6/23, 1PM ET
Mon 6/24, 9AM ET
Tues 6/25, 4PM ET
Thurs 6/70, 9PM ET

Strap on your helmet and prepare to travel twenty years back in time to 1999, the absolute low point of metal’s dynasty. Tempted by nu metal, tapping into new technology, ignored by the mainstream, familiar titans seemed to reach the end of their ropes. But from the wreckage came a fresh infusion of bands that set metal up for a rebirth in the 2000s. Music by Testament, Megadeth, Machine Head, Slipknot, Opeth, Neurosis, Control Denied, Emperor and more—know your Roots!

Pick up your summer reading, read the horrors of metal’s 1990s decline in SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, and other vicious volumes at BAZILLION POINTS.

PLAYLIST:

TESTAMENT – “Eyes of Wrath” from THE GATHERING
MACHINE HEAD – “I Defy” from THE BURNING RED
SLIPKNOT – “(sic)” from SLIPKNOT
MEGADETH – “Insomnia” from RISK
GRIP INC. – “Amped” from SOLIDIFY
CONTROL DENIED – “Consumed” from THE FRAGILE ART OF EXISTENCE
NEUROSIS – “The Doorway” from TIMES OF GRACE
TYPE O NEGATIVE – “All Hallows Eve” from WORLD COMING DOWN
EMPEROR – “Sworn” from IX EQUILIBRIUM
OPETH – “The Moor” from STILL LIFE

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.

5 COMMENTS

  1. I think 1996 was a worse year. Headbangers Ball was gone. Alternative had taken over the airwaves. I always thought of 1998 as a revival year in Metal mainly because out of the very depths of despair I discovered a small radio station broadcast from Streetsboro High School from Streetsboro Ohio which at the time played the most underground brutal music from the 80s & 90s. It was taken off by some Christian group shortly after Columbine but it was a small hell light in an otherwise uninspired world. Anyway your show kicks mayor ass. And I love Bloody Roots and you when you DJ so keep up the good work & your horns held high!

  2. The Year Metal was nearly Broken? really? I recall 1999 being a strong year for quality albums. OK that Megadeth was crap, and the nu-metal was popular and annoying but check out a list of some albums that came out of the metal genre in this year.

    Opeth – Still Life
    Dark Tranquillity – Projector
    Satyricon – Rebel Extravaganza
    Immortal – At the Heart of Winter
    Children of Bodom – Hatebreeder
    Nevermore – Dreaming Neon Black
    Agalloch – Pale folklore
    Lacuna Coil- In a Reverie
    Testament – The Gathering
    Iced Earth – Alive in Athens
    Windir – Antor
    Vintersorg – Odemarkens Son
    Anathema – Judgement

    Taake, Lake of Tears, Kalmah, In The Woods, Tristania, Novembre, In Flames, Hollenthion, Dodheimsgard, Moonsorrow, Mithotyn, Morgion, Gamma Ray, Bal Sagoth, Dimmu Borgir., Arch Enemy, My Ding Bride..phew I am out of breath

    1999 was a bad year for metal?????

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