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ROOTS of the Early 1970s Proto-Metal Explosion | 50 Years of Metal on SiriusXM

early dinosaur steps by original proto-metal pioneers Budgie, Deep Purple, Captain Beyond, Sir Lord Baltimore, November, Flower Travellin' Band, Pentagram, Dust, Atomic Rooster, and early Judas Priest and Scorpions

ROOTS of Black Sabbath’s Debut | 50 Years of Metal II on SiriusXM

Fifty years since February 13, 1970, and the release of the first Black Sabbath LP

The Roots of Pre-Sabbath Heaviness | 50 Years of Metal I on SiriusXM

The Roots of Pre-Sabbath Heaviness | 50 Years of Metal I on SiriusXM Week of February 1, 2020 Sat 2/1, 6PM ET Sun 2/2, 1PM ET Mon 2/3, 9AM ET Tues 2/4, 4PM ET Thurs 2/6, 9PM ET Happy and heavy...

Roots of Metal Sung in Native Tongues | on SiriusXM

Sweden's Opeth, Germany's Sodom, Brazil's Sepultura, China's Suffocated, France's Alcest, Iceland's Solstafir, plus entries from Finland, Norway, Poland, Russian, and Latin-America

ROOTS of 2019 Metal Debuts, Part II | on SiriusXM Liquid Metal

Empyreal, Frail Body, Ithaca, Wormwitch, Paladin, Gravefields, Festerday, Ossuarium, Flub, Fetid, Neverending Game, and more
Slayer First Live Record

Roots of Metal Live Albums | on SiriusXM

We ignite the satellite with peak live entries by Slayer and Pantera; extreme perfection by Morbid Angel and Emperor; and more recent entries by Entombed and Night Demon. Black Sabbath and Death also feature

Roots of Progressive Thrash Metal | on SiriusXM

Classic visions by Watchtower, Voivod, Toxik, Coroner, and Blind Illusion join new strains from Black Fast, Dimesland, and Vexovoid.

ROOTS of 2019 Metal Debuts, Part I | on SiriusXM

We introduce the newborn barrage of Idle Hands, Creeping Death, Judiciary, Devil Master, Gaahls Wyrd, Manifestic, Sermon, Black Passage, Nocturnus A.D., and more.

Roots 2019 Year-End Metal Instrumental Show | on SiriusXM

Blut Aus Nord, Russian Circles, Blood Incantation, Baroness, Nocturnus AD, Alcest, Vomitron, and more let the music do the talking in 2019.

Roots of Native American Metal | on Sirius XM

Native American legends, history, and outlooks in bands including Nechochwen, Dying Tribe, Resistant Culture, Damage Overdose, Pan-Amerikan Native Front (pictured), Testament, and more

Roots of Gothic Doom Metal | on Sirius XM

My Dying Bride, Draconian, Paradise Lost, Lacuna Coil, Moonspell, Rotting Christ, Triptykon, Novembers Doom, Type O Negative and more.
Kerry King of Slayer, by Harald Oimoen

ROOTS Final Scream for SLAYERRR! | on SiriusXM

A final scream for Slayer and the riffs, songs, and infamous butchery that has kept them reigning in blood for decades.

Roots of Androids and Replicants in Metal | on Sirius XM

Plug into prime examples of man-machine metal by Scorpions, Voivod, Fear Factory, Godless, Artificial Brain, the Red Chord, Vektor, Deceased, and more. Initiate brain sequence—know your Roots!

Roots of Australian Atmospheric Black Metal | on Sirius XM

Check out early entries by Austere and Woods of Desolation, plus current offerings by the mournful and majestic Aquilus, Somnium Vox, Thrall, and more.

ROOTS Metal Creator Series: Mercyful Fate & King Diamond

The time has come to summon the band's dark eternal magic and honor the passing of an original member of the coven


Billy Squier’s big beats provide rousing accompaniment to the infuriated Charles Jefferson (Forrest Whittaker) as he assassinates Lincoln High players all over the gridiron.

Roots of Metal in 1979: The Dam Began to Burst | on SiriusXM

With Black Sabbath derailed, Judas Priest and Scorpions rise to the forefront, and a new rash of bands including Saxon, Accept, and Iron Maiden emerge from the rubble of disco and punk to initiate a metal explosion

ROOTS Summons 13 Metal Demons for Halloween | on SiriusXM

Testament, Mayhem, Immortal, Napalm Death, Mercyful Fate, Entombed, Morbid Angel, Opeth, Pantera, and Candlemass to summon a pantheon of greater metal demons.

Roots of Jazz in Metal | on SiriusXM

Flip your wig with sax-soaked madness from pioneers Painkiller, Flying Luttenbachers, Ephel Death, and Yakuza

ROOTS of Central American Thrash Metal | on SiriusXM

A frantic thrash metal free-for-all featuring newcomers Atrofia, Cannabica, G.O.D., Intoxicator, Witchgöat, Verge of Umbra, Apes of God, and...Morbid Angel?