ROOTS of 1992: Alternative Metal’s Arrival // on SiriusXM
Week of March 19, 2022
Sat 3/19, 6PM ET
Sun 3/20, 1PM ET
Mon 3/21, 9AM ET
Tues 3/22, 4PM ET
Thurs 3/24, 9PM ET
Warp back thirty years this week to the chaotic year 1992, when metal branched out in myriad directions as alternative metal bands arrived in full force. Metal’s quest for innovation became ever weirder and wilder in the music of Faith No More, White Zombie, Helmet, Tool, Neurosis, Godflesh, Fear Factory, Kyuss, Type O Negative, and others. Tie your boots—know your Roots!
Wrap your head around alternative metal’s risky departure from metal tradition straight from the words of members of White Zombie, Fear Factory, Type O Negative, and many others in SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Ian Christe..
FAITH NO MORE – “Be Aggressive” from ANGEL DUST
WHITE ZOMBIE – “Black Sunshine” from LA SEXORCISTO: DEVIL MUSIC VOLUME ONE
HELMET – “Iron Head” from MEANTIME
TOOL – “Part of Me” from OPIATE
ROLLINS BAND – “You Didn’t Need” from THE END OF SILENCE
NEUROSIS – “Flight” from SOULS AT ZERO
MINISTRY – “Hero” from PSALM 69
PITCHSHIFTER – “Gritter” from SUBMIT
GODFLESH – “Cold World” from COLD WORLD
FEAR FACTORY – “Scapegoat” from SOUL OF A NEW MACHINE
KYUSS – “Thumb” from BLUES FOR THE RED SUN
TYPE O NEGATIVE – “Paranoid” from THE ORIGIN OF THE FECES
Roots is Sound of the Beast author 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. The show is available on-demand online from SiriusXM.com.