Bloody Roots of Viking Metal | on SiriusXM
Week of March 11, 2023

Sat 3/11, 6PM ET
Sun 3/12 1PM ET
Mon 3/13, 9AM ET
Tues 3/14, 4PM ET
Thurs 3/16, 9PM ET

Set sail this week for shores of plunder with an overview of the evolution of viking metal. From heavy metal roots to black metal and power metal branches, we present the hordes of Enslaved, Manowar, Bathory, Turisas, Tyr, Ensiferum, Unleashed, Amon Amarth, and others. Hammers high—know your Roots!

Discover the origins of viking metal with your own copy of METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen.


ENSLAVED – “Kingdom” from HEIMDAL
MANOWAR – “Blood of My Enemies” from HAIL TO ENGLAND
BATHORY – “Nordland” from NORDLAND
EMPEROR – “A Fine Day to Die” from SCATTERED ASHES
TURISAS – “To Holmgard and Beyond” from THE VARANGIAN WAY
TYR – “Hold the Heathen Hammer High” from BLACK SAILS OVER EUROPE
ENSIFERUM – “In My Sword I Trust” from UNSUNG HEROES
MÅNEGARM – “Odin Owns Ye All” from MÅNEGARM
UNLEASHED – “You Are the Warrior!” from NO SIGN OF LIFE
AMON AMARTH – “Wrath of the Norsemen” from SURTUR RISING

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


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