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Heavy Metal History is a weekly podcast, created by Dustin “Wildcard” Koetsch, who takes you on and audible journey about the history of the Heavy Metal genre. With in depth research into how the bands made the records or by having guests from bands to discuss various influences, histories and the behind the scenes stories, struggles and triumphs of how their records were written and recorded. The ONLY podcast that goes through the chronological history of the Heavy Metal genre on a month by month album by album basis to see how it evolved and changed. His aim is to bring you one of the most comprehensive and in depth podcasts about the entire history of the genre.

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Heavy Metal History is a weekly podcast, created by Dustin “Wildcard” Koetsch, who takes you on and audible journey about the history of the Heavy Metal genre. With in depth research into how the bands made the records or by having guests from bands to discuss various influences, histories and the behind the scenes stories, struggles and triumphs of how their records were written and recorded. The ONLY podcast that goes through the chronological history of the Heavy Metal genre on a month by month album by album basis to see how it evolved and changed. His aim is to bring you one of the most comprehensive and in depth podcasts about the entire history of the genre.

    April 1998 Part One

    April 1998 Part One

    Welcome to this weeks episode of The Heavy Metal History Podcast!
    This week we discuss and get into April of 1998 where we finally have an excellent cohesion of quality AND quantity of records released. The Chasm put forth their brand of Mexican Death Metal, Skinless refine the Brutal Death Metal genre. One of the most legendary Hardcore bands Converge release one of their finest albums and would go on to evolve and get better with every subsequent record released. Virgin Steel release a semi concept album infused with Power Metal. One of the more under rated and forgotten Cannibal Corpse records was released, it was their 2nd record with newest vocalist George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher and first with newest guitarist Pat O’Brien, seriously just listen to the massive riff in the song “From Skin to Liquid” and Katatonia would take an entire genre into their hands with the release of their album “Discouraged Ones” . and this is just PART ONE! We will continue next week with even more releases in Part Two.
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    Albums we discussed this week:
    The Chasm - "Deathcult for Eternity: The Triumph"
    Skinless - "Progression Towards Evil"
    Converge - "When Forever Comes Crashing"
    Virgin Steele - "Invictus"
    Cannibal Corpse - "Gallery of Suicide"
    Katatonia - "Discouraged Ones"
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    • 1 hr 42 min
    April 1998 Part Two

    April 1998 Part Two

    Welcome to this weeks (2nd) episode of Heavy Metal History!
    April of 1998 part two, we pick up right where we left off with 6 more devastating albums to discuss, this is the month of Death Metal! Incantation release a seminal Death Metal record with “Diabolical Conquest” really pushing the genre into a whole new direction and sound all during the same time when the band Nile uses the influence of ancient Egypt to create a whole new sound and style of Death Metal as well. The legendary Suffocation decide to break up (Later would be called a hiatus) by putting out one of the most devastating EP’s ever released. Cephalic Carnage infuse a multitude of genres but merge mostly Grindcore and Death Metal to such a horrific and devastating degree with their “Conforming to Abnormality” album. Children of Bodom (who are almost literally children) release an album through sheer determination, technical prowess and Alexi Laiho would later become one of the best “Modern” guitar players in the genre. And of course…another Power Metal release, this time from Blind Guardian who use the inspiration of J.R.R Tolkien and Lord of the Rings to make an album.
    Albums we discussed:
    Incantation - "Diabolical Conquest"
    Blind Guardian – “Nightfall in Middle-Earth”
    Children of Bodom – “Something Wild"
    Nile – “Amongst the Catacombs of Nephren-Ka”
    Cephalic Carnage – “Conforming to Abnormality”
    Suffocation – “Despise the Sun” EP
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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Jonatan Ramm (Graveyard)

    Jonatan Ramm (Graveyard)

    Welcome to this weeks episode of Heavy Metal History! My guest this week on the podcast was guitar player Jonatan Ramm of the classic heavy metal band Graveyard. Jonatan came on to talk about his early influences in music, what started him playing guitar, how his first band was a punk band and the band's new album "Peace" which will be released through Nuclear Blast May 25th!

    • 43 min
    "Conan" (ExMortus)

    "Conan" (ExMortus)

    Welcome to this weeks episode of Heavy Metal History. This week I got to speak with Jadran "Conan" Gonzalez, lead guitar player and founding member of the band ExMortus. "Conan" came on to talk about the bands first album "In Hatreds Flame" turning 10, his very supportive upbringing and always having the heavy metal influence in his life. "Conan" started ExMortus as a kid so the comparisons to Death Angel are apt which brings up a discussion of his evolving guitar playing style along with the massive improvements with the bands discography as his playing improved. The bands new album "The Sound of Steel" is their finest and most competent record to date. It comes out June 8th on Prosthetic records. Thanks for listening and check out the details of our giveaway that starts.....NOW!!
    Go pre-order/buy the new ExMortus record here: https://exmortusmusic.com/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Cole Jacobsen & Gus Barr (Lago)

    Cole Jacobsen & Gus Barr (Lago)

    Welcome to this weeks episode of Heavy Metal History! My guests this week are the guitar players, Cole Jacobsen and Gus Barr from Arizona based Death Metal Band Lago. The two came on to talk about the band, which If you haven't heard them, after listening to this episode, you HAVE to check the band out. They play a raw, yet outside the box approach to Death Metal. In a year thats already filled with solid releases the bands new album "Sea of Duress" (Out on Unique Leader Records June 8th) is bound to be on a lot of end of year lists. We talk about their Death Metal influences, which are primarily Florida based and go track by track talking about the new album and how it was written and recorded. Thanks for listening and don't forget to enter in our listener giveaway!
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    Everything Went Black Swapcast

    Everything Went Black Swapcast

    Welcome to this weeks episode of Heavy Metal History. My guest this week is one of our first we ever had on our podcast way back in episode 7, Mike Hill, singer and guitar player formerly of the band Anodyne and now with his band of the past decade Tombs. Mike came back on to do a "swapcast" were we discussed each others podcasts as well as tour life and stories from the road, film, MMA, the deathcore scene and a lot of interesting and fun topics. Mike does a couple podcasts that all of our listeners should absolutely check out and subscribe to as well as checking out his band Tombs.
    Everything Went Black Podcast // Tombs // Mike Hill

    • 2 hr

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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Fresh and interesting!

I just found this one and I'm enjoying going back through the back episodes. It's a slightly different take on metal, going over its roots but also discussing newer stuff too. It's great to be reminded of those albums I loved as a young metalhead but haven't thought about in years!

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