ROOTS Looks at the NWOBHM in 1981 | on SiriusXM

ROOTS Looks at the NWOBHM in 1981 | on SiriusXM Week of February 6, 2021 Sat 2/6, 6PM ET Sun 2/7, 1PM ET Mon 2/8, 9AM ET Tues 2/9 4PM ET Thurs 2/11, 9PM ET We look back forty years to the peak year of the crucial New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement, with essential and genre-defining heavy metal classics by Saxon, Iron Maiden, Holocaust, Tygers of Pan Tang, Venom, Raven, Motörhead, Girlschool, Tank, and more. Where were you in 2021? Know your new Roots! How did metal make it to 2020? Read  SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Ian Christe. PLAYLIST: IRON MAIDEN – “Wrathchild” from LIVE AT THE RAINBOW 1981 GIRLSCHOOL – “C’mon Let’s Go” from HIT AND RUN BLITZKRIEG – “Blitzkrieg” from BLITZKRIEG 7″ DEF LEPPARD – “Switch 625” from HIGH ‘N’ DRY SWEET SAVAGE – “Killing Time” from 7″ RAVEN – “Don’t Need Your Money” from CRASH BANG WALLOP BLACK SABBATH – “Turn Up the Night” from MOB RULES VENOM – “Sons of Satan” from WELCOME TO HELL TANK – “Shellshock” from DON’T WALK AWAY EP TYGERS OF PAN TANG – “Gangland” from SPELLBOUND HOLOCAUST – “Death or Glory” from THE NIGHTCOMERS IRON MAIDEN – “Wrathchild” from KILLERS ARAGORN – “Black Ice” from 1981 7″ MOTÖRHEAD – “Bomber” from NO SLEEP ‘TIL HAMMERSMITH SAXON – “Denim and Leather” from DENIM AND LEATHER 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.

ROOTS of 2020 Metal Debuts, Part Two | on Sirius XM

ROOTS of 2020 Metal Debuts, Part Two | on Sirius XM Week of January 30, 2021 Sat 1/30, 6PM ET Sun 1/31, 1PM ET Mon 2/1, 9AM ET Tues 2/2 4PM ET Thurs 2/4, 9PM ET Our recap of stellar 2020 metal debuts continues, featuring Savage Blood, Brave the Cold, I the Intruder, Make Them Die Slowly, Scolopendra, Godthrym, Hypernaut, Sacred Outcry, and others. Come hear new bands featuring veterans Jacob Bannon of Converge, Mitch Harris of Napalm Death, and Mick Kenney of Anaal Nathrakh, representing Germany, New England, Las Vegas, Tunisia, West Yorkshire, Greece, Paris, Peru, and Rochester, New York. Know your new Roots! How did metal make it to 2020? Read  SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Ian Christe. PLAYLIST: SAVAGE BLOOD – “Downfall” from DOWNFALL UMBRA VITAE – “Fear Is a Fossil” from SHADOW OF LIFE BRAVE THE COLD – “Blind Eye” from SCARCITY I THE INTRUDER – “Hunger” from HUNGER CRYPTIC SHIFT – “Planetary Hypnosis” from VISITATIONS FROM ENCELADUS MAKE THEM DIE SLOWLY – “Profonde Tenebre – Murder Night” from FEROX SCOLOPENDRA – “Priest’s Blood Soup” from THOSE OF THE CATACOMBS UNDEATH – “Lesions of a Different Kind” from LESIONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND SACRED OUTCRY – “Where Ancient Gods Are Still Hailed” from DAMNED FOR ALL TIME GODTHRYM – “The Sea as My Grave” from REFLECTIONS HYPERNAUT – “Panic Attack” from OZYMANDIAS REALIZE – “Disappear” from MACHINE VIOLENCE 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.

ROOTS of 2020 Metal Debuts | on Sirius XM

ROOTS of 2020 Metal Debuts | on Sirius XM Week of January 16, 2021 Sat 1/16, 6PM ET Sun 1/17, 1PM ET Mon 1/18, 9AM ET Tues 1/19 4PM ET Thurs 1/21, 9PM ET We launch a rocket to the stars this week filled with fresh bands that launched debut records during the ill-fated year 2020. Show up and show your support for a global array of recent arrivals including Schizophrenia, Symbolik, Glacier, Meurtrieres, Cult of Lilith, Possessed Steel, Faidra, Sweven, Konvent, and others. Know your newcomers, and know your Roots! How did metal arrive at 2020? Read  SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Ian Christe. PLAYLIST: SCHIZOPHRENIA – “Beyond Reality” from VOICES PLAGUE YEARS – “Circle of Darkness” from CIRCLE OF DARKNESS SYMBOLIK – “Corridors of the Consumed” from EMERGENCE ANTZAAT – “Between the Beginning and the End” from FOR YOU MEN WHO GAZE INTO THE SUN GLACIER – “Eldest and Truest” from THE PASSING OF TIME SPIRIT POSSESSION – “Spirit Possession” from SPIRIT POSSESSION MEURTRIERES – “La Fille du Cerbère” from MEURTRIERES CULT OF LILITH – “Cosmic Maelstrom” from MARA POSSESSED STEEL – “Spellblade” from AEDRIS FAIDRA – “A Pact Amongst Wolves” from SIX VOICES INSIDE SWEVEN – “Visceral Blight” from REDUCED TO AN EMBER KVAEN – “The Funeral Pyre” from THE FUNERAL PYRE KONVENT – “Puritan Masochism” from PURITAN MASOCHISM 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.

ROOTS Remembers Alexi Laiho of Children of Bodom | on SiriusXM

ROOTS REMEMBERS ALEXI LAIHO of CHILDREN OF BODOM | on SiriusXM Week of January 9, 2021 Sat 1/9, 6PM ET Sun 1/10, 1PM ET Mon 1/11, 9AM ET Tues 1/12 4PM ET Thurs 1/14, 9PM ET We lay prolific Finnish guitar phenomenon Alexi Laiho to rest this week at age 41 with a tribute featuring his bands Children of Bodom, Sinergy, and Bodom After Midnight, plus his contributions to records by Warmen, Death Angel, Annhilator, Peter Tagtgren’s Pain, and others. Sign up to be notified about the return of essential 750-page monster metal history book  METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen. PLAYLIST: CHILDREN OF BODOM – “Hate Crew Deathroll” from HATE CREW DEATHROLL CHILDREN OF BODOM – “Everytime I Die” from FOLLOW THE REAPER SINERGY – “Beware the Heavens” from BEWARE THE HEAVENS WARMEN – “High Heels on Cobblestone” from JAPANESE HOSPITALITY SINERGY – “Spit on Your Grave” from SUICIDE BY MY SIDE KYLÄHULLET – “Kameratutkat, Suroiksi Mutkat” from PERÄAUKKO SIVISTYKSESSA CHILDREN OF BODOM – “Shovel Knockout” from RELENTLESS RECKLESS FOREVER ALEXI LAIHO – “Blooddrunk” from ROCK HOUSE DVD DEATH ANGEL – “Ghost of Me” from HUMANICIDE ANNIHILATOR – “Downright Dominate” from METAL PAIN – “Just Think Again” from PSALMS OF EXTINCTION IMPALED NAZARENE – “Cogito Ergo Sum” from NIHIL BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT – “Downfall” from LIVE CHILDREN OF BODOM – “Bodom After Midnight – Bodom Beach Terror” from CHAOS RIDDEN YEARS 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.

ROOTS of Post-Black Metal | on SiriusXM

ROOTS of Post-Black Metal | on SiriusXM Week of August 29, 2020 Sat 1/2, 6PM ET Sun 1/3, 1PM ET Mon 1/4, 9AM ET Tues 1/5 4PM ET Thurs 1/7, 9PM ET The fires of black metal have tempered some of most thoughtful and passionate creators of metal today. An entire generation has laid down its torches and corpse paint, and begun to design intense new atmospheric waves of savage expression. Catch the post-black metal frequency this week with selections by Solstafir, Ihsahn, Alcest, Deafheaven, Innero, Axioma, Altar of Plagues, Oranssi Pazuzu, and more. Know your Roots! Became a true black metal scholar by reading the 750-page metal masterpiece METALION: The Slayer Mag Diaries, by Jon “Metalion” Kristiansen. PLAYLIST SOLSTAFIR – “Köld” from KÖLD ALCEST – “Beings of Light” from LES VOYAGES DE L’AME DEAFHEAVEN – “Gifts for the Earth” from GIFTS FOR THE EARTH INNERO – “The Shaman” from CHAOSWOLF ANOMALIE – “Temples” from TEMPLES IHSAHN – “Stridig” from TELEMARK AXIOMA – “Sacred Killing Machine” from CROWN MØL – “Airy” from AIRY ALTAR OF PLAGUES – “A Body Shrouded” from TEETHED GLORY & INJURY ORANSSI PAZUZU – “Uusi teknokratia” from MESTARIN KYNSI 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.

ROOTS of 2020 Metal Instrumentals | on SiriusXM

ROOTS of 2020 Metal Instrumentals | on SiriusXM Week of December 19, 2020 Sat 12/19, 6PM ET Sun 12/20, 1PM ET Mon 12/21, 9AM ET Tues 12/22, 4PM ET Thurs 12/24, 9PM ET We lay 2020 to rest with a recap of earthshaking instrumentals from the past year. Ranging from the savage to the sublime to the ceremonial, join us and plunge into state-of-the-art metallic musicality at the end of metal’s fiftieth year by Mastodon, Kirk Windstein, Sweven, Dark Fortress, Dysrhythmia, Cirith Ungol, Metallica, Triptykon, and more. End this year in deep metal immersion—and know your Roots! Bask in the glory of fifty years of metal in SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Roots host Ian Christe. PLAYLIST MASTODON – “Jaguar God” from MEDIUM RARITIES MYTH OF I – “Glass Castles” from MYTH OF I KIRK WINDSTEIN – “The Healing” from DREAM IN MOTION SWEVEN – “The Spark” from THE ETERNAL RESONANCE DARK FORTRESS – “Nascence” from SPECTRES FROM THE OLD WORLD DYSRHYTHMIA – “Plague Delay” from TERMINAL THRESHOLD CARCARIASS – “High Speed Fury” from PLANET CHAOS CIRITH UNGOL – “The Call” from FOREVER BLACK ALEX CHICHIKAILO – “Between the Morning Stars” from FORSAKEN CORRUPT-R – “Awakening” from AWAKENING XIBALBA – “Corredor de la Muerte” from AÑOS EN INFIERNO TEMPLE OF VOID – “A Single Obulus” from THE WORLD THAT WAS ESSENCE OF DATUM – “Spellcryer” from SPELLCRYING MACHINE METALLICA – “Call of Ktulu” from S&M2 TRIPTYKON – “Winter (Requiem, Chapter III)” from REQUIEM WITH METROPOLE ORKEST 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.

ROOTS of Classic 1980s Power Metal…and a Metal Mystery! | on SiriusXM

ROOTS of Classic 1980s Power Metal…and a Metal Mystery! | on SiriusXM Week of December 12, 2020 Sat 12/12, 6PM ET Sun 12/13, 1PM ET Mon 12/14, 9AM ET Tues 12/15, 4PM ET Thurs 12/17, 9PM ET This week’s show presents a thirty-year mystery —who is this classic 1980s power metal band? We honestly don’t know, and we need your help. Listen to the mystery song, and regale your ears with the glory of like-minded power metal pioneers Helstar, Liege Lord, Jag Panzer, Sacred Rite, Heir Apparent, Omen, Riot, and many others. Can you crack the spell of mystery— know your Roots! Experience the force of power metal in the pages of SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Roots host Ian Christe. PLAYLIST: OVERKILL – “Death Rider” from METAL MASSACRE V HELSTAR – “Face the Wicked One” – REMNANTS OF WAR LIEGE LORD – “Feel the Blade” from MASTER CONTROL SA SLAYER – “Upon Us, The End” from GO FOR THE THROAT REDD BARRON – “Kill or Be Killed” from LIVE AND REDD ROOTS POWER METAL MYSTERY – “Who Is This Band?” from IG @BAZILLIONPOINTS JAG PANZER – “Warfare” from AMPLE DESTRUCTION SACRED RITE – “I’ve Seen the Wizard” from IS NOTHING SACRED OMEN – “The Axeman” from BATTLE CRY HEIR APPARENT – “Another Candle” from GRACEFUL INHERITANCE AMERE’T – “Curse of the Arabian King” from CHICAGO METAL WORKS VOL 5 ATTACKER – “(Call on) the Attacker” from METAL MASSACRE V RIOT – “Thundersteel” from THUNDERSTEEL 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.

ROOTS of the Youngest Teen Metal Terrors | on SiriusXM

photo: Death Angel, by Harald Oimoen, from MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW ROOTS of the Youngest Teen Metal Terrors | on SiriusXM Week of December 5, 2020 Sat 12/5, 6PM ET Sun 12/6, 1PM ET Mon 12/7, 9AM ET Tues 12/8, 4PM ET Thurs 12/10, 9PM ET The kids will have their say this week, with a fifty-year overview of some hugely influential young fifteen-, sixteen-, and seventeen-year-old metal musicians in the bands Sepultura, Possessed, Death, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Nihilist, Emperor, Enslaved, Decapitated, Bathory, and Alien Weaponry. Think of the children— know your Roots! Experience the force of fifty years of heavy metal in the pages of SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Roots host Ian Christe. PLAYLIST: DEATH ANGEL – “Kill As One” from THE ULTRAVIOLENCE SCORPIONS – “It All Depends” from LONESOME CROW DEF LEPPARD – “Wasted” from ON THROUGH THE NIGHT BATHORY – “Sacrifice” from SCANDINAVIAN METAL ATTACK DEATH – “Baptized in Blood” from INFERNAL DEATH DEMO 1985 POSSESSED – “Swing of the Axe” from METAL MASSACRE VI SEPULTURA – “Troops of Doom” from MORBID VISIONS NIHILIST – “When Life Has Ceased” from DROWNED DEMO 1989 EMPEROR – “I Am the Black Wizards” from EMPEROR EP 1993 ENSLAVED – “Loke” from FROST REPUGNANT – “Repugnized” from SPAWN OF PURE MALEVOLENCE DEMO DECAPITATED – “The Eye of Horus” from THE EYE OF HORUS DEMO 1998 ALIEN WEAPONRY – “PC Bro” from RAUPATU 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.

Metal Turns 50: ROOTS of 21st Century Metal Influencers | on SiriusXM

Metal Turns 50: ROOTS of 21st Century Metal Influencers | on SiriusXM Week of November 24, 2020 Tues 11/24, 4PM ET Thurs 11/26, 9PM ET Sat 11/28, 6PM ET Sun 11/29, 1PM ET Our 2020 mini-series overview of fifty years of metal history continues, this week gathering some of the new titans who forged dynasties during the 21st Century. Join us for a recap of guitar heroes, reunions, thrash revivalists, pop metal saviors, and veteran visionaries who all entered the scene after 2000. State-of-the-art metal to spare by Gojira (pictured), Mastodon, Lamb of God, Ghost, Power Trip, Baroness, Triptykon, Municipal Waste, Dragonforce, and more. Know your Roots! Experience the force of fifty years of heavy metal in the pages of SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Roots host Ian Christe. PLAYLIST: GOJIRA – “The Heaviest Matter of the Universe” from FROM MARS TO SIRIUS MASTODON – “Blood and Thunder” from LEVIATHAN LAMB OF GOD – “Omerta” from KILLADELPHIA DRAGONFORCE – “Through the Fire and Flames” from INHUMAN RAMPAGE GHOST – “Ritual” from OPUS EPONYMOUS HEAVEN & HELL – “Bible Black” from THE DEVIL YOU KNOW POWER TRIP – “Executioner’s Tax (Swing of the Axe” from NIGHTMARE LOGIC MUNICIPAL WASTE – “Headbanger Face Rip” from THE ART OF PARTYING TRIBULATION – “The Lament” from DOWN BELOW BARONESS – “Wanderlust” from THE RED ALBUM TRAP THEM – “Hellionaires” from CROWN FERAL ANIMALS AS LEADERS – “Tooth and Claw” from THE JOY OF MOTION TRIPTYKON – “Aurorae” from MELANA CHASMATA 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.

ROOTS of Native American Metal | on Sirius XM

ROOTS of Native American Metal | on Sirius XM Sat 11/21, 6PM ET Sun 11/22, 1PM ET Mon 11/23, 9AM ET This Thanksgiving week, we bring to the table a heavy metal history lesson uniting fifty years of heavy metal roots with centuries of North American roots. Bands from Canada to Mexico and all across the U.S. bring Native American legends, history, and outlooks in bands including Nechochwen, Dying Tribe, Resistant Culture, Damage Overdose, Pan-Amerikan Native Front, Testament, and more. Know your Roots! Read more about the worldwide rise of heavy metal in SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Roots host Ian Christe. PLAYLIST: TESTAMENT – “Native Blood (live)” from LIVE PROMO RESISTANT CULTURE – “Ancient Future” from ANCIENT FUTURE BLUE HUMMINGBIRD ON THE LEFT – “Hail Huitzilopochtli” from ATL TLACHINOLLI DARK KLOUD – “Warpath” from DEMO DYING TRIBE – “Get a Life” from REPRESENT BURY THE SUN – “500 Years” from 2009 DEMO I DONT KONFORM – “Hungry for War” from SAGEBRUSH REJECTS TESTIFY – “Rage” from RISE ABOVE DAMAGE OVERDOSE – “Reaching for Nothingness” from INDIGENOCIDE GYIBAAW – “Diitk” from ANCESTRAL WAR HYMNS PAN-AMERIKAN NATIVE FRONT – “Raising the War Club” from TECUMSAH’S WAR NECHOCHWEN – “Hey Ya Ho Na” from OTO Bloody 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