Roots of Deep-Rooted Worldwide Folk Metal | on SiriusXM
Week of April 16, 2022
Sat 4/16, 6PM ET
Sun 4/17, 1PM ET
Mon 4/18, 9AM ET
Tues 4/19, 4PM ET
Thurs 4/21, 9PM ET
Our metallic journey calls on the elder spirits this week, as deep-rooted folk metal bands channel the ancient traditions of England, Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico, Mongolia, Brazil, Ireland, China, and the United States in service of powerful, moving folk traditions wedded to solid metal. Join us for incantations, hymns, and headbanging madness from Tengger Cavalry, Skyclad, Mezarkabul, Cemican, Yomi, Eluveitie, Hardingrock, Heilung, Primordial, Chthonic, Zeal & Ardor, and more.
Check the fifty-year growth of heavy metal, including the first emergence of folk influences, in SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal.
TENGGER CAVALRY – “Cavalry in Thousands” from CAVALRY IN THOUSANDS
SKYCLAD – “If I Die Laughing, It’ll Be An Act of God” from OUI AVANT GARDE A CHANCE
MEZARKABUL – “1000 in the Eastern Land” from ANATOLIA
CEMICAN – “Guerreros de Cemican” from GUERREROS DE CEMICAN
ARANDU ARAKUAA – “Guaiupia” from MRA WAZE
YOMI – “Eight-Forked Serpent” from AGE OF THE GODS
ELUVEITIE – “The Call of the Mountains” from ORIGINS
HARDINGROCK – “Fanitullen” from GRIMEN
HEILUNG – “Krigsgaldr” from CASTLEFEST 2017
PRIMORDIAL – “To Hell or the Hangman” from EXILE AMONGST THE RUINS
CHTHONIC – “Millenia’s Faith Undone” from BATTLEFIELDS OF ASURA
ZEAL & ARDOR – “Ship on Fire” from STRANGER FRUIT
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.