ROOTS of the Swedish Chainsaw Guitar Sound | on SiriusXM
Week of May 21, 2022

Sat 5/21, 6PM ET
Sun 5/22, 1PM ET
Mon 5/23, 9AM ET
Tues 5/24, 4PM ET
Thurs 5/26, 9PM ET

The infamous Swedish metal chainsaw guitar sound has come a long way since its origins on demos by teenage death metal terrors Nihilist in the late 1980s. Brought to prominence by Stockholm death metal bands including Entombed and Dismember, the sound of a Boss HM2 guitar distortion pedal with all knobs to the right has been tweaked and perfected over three decades by bands across the world and across the heavy spectrum. Join us for a dirty, sawing, glorious rasping hour of chainsaw guitars from Entombed, Dismember, Nirvana 2002, Interment, Tyrant, Bloodbath, Fuming Mouth, the pre-Ghost band Repugnant, Black Breath, Lik, Entrails, and more! Know your Roots!

Read about Leif Cuzner, Nihilist, Sunlight Studios, and the the birth of the Swedish metal chainsaw guitar sound in SWEDISH DEATH METAL, by Daniel Ekeroth.

PLAYLIST:

ENTOMBED – “Wolverine Blues” from WOLVERINE BLUES
NIHILIST – “Morbid Devourment” from HEAD NOT FOUND SESSION
DISMEMBER – “Casket Garden” from MASSIVE KILLING CAPACITY
NIRVANA 2002 – “Mourning” from RECORDINGS 89-91
AT THE GATES – “Cold” from SLAUGHTER OF THE SOUL
INTERMENT – “Sacrificial Torment” from INTO THE CRYPTS OF BLASPHEMY
REPUGNANT – “Draped in Cerecloth” from EPITOME OF DARKNESS
BLOODBATH – “Chainsaw Lullaby” from THE ARROW OF SATAN IS DRAWN
BLACK BREATH – “Feast of the Damned” from SENTENCED TO LIFE
TYRANT – “The Rebirth” from RECLAIM THE FLAME
FUMING MOUTH – “They Take What They Please” from THEY TAKE WHAT THEY PLEASE
ENTRAILS – “Die to Death” from DIE TO DEATH
LIK – “Funeral Anthem” from MISANTHROPIC BREED
ENTOMBED – “Under the Sun” from TO RIDE SHOOT STRAIGHT AND SPEAK THE TRUTH

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.

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