A History of Heavy Metal

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metal with extra metal (aka brass)

^^ Smile

Rob Zombie
Paradise Lost 

3 decent metal bands
this is pretty stonking... Bluesmiley


It all started when Jimmy picked up the fender.
He said stratus

1. Out from the Asylum (0:00​)
02. Welcome Home (03:17​)
03. Sleepless Nights (07:59​)
04. Eye of the Witch (13:05​)
05. Halloween (17:31​)
06. Melissa (22:26​)
07. Come to the Sabbath (28:55​)
08. Them (34:37​)
09. Funeral (36:33​)
10. Arrival (38:06​)
11. A Mansion in Darkness (43:39​)
12. The Family Ghost (48:20​)
13. The 7th Day of July 1777 (53:00​)
14. Omens (58:02​)
15. The Possession (01:02:15​)
16. Abigail (01:06:02​)
17. Black Horsemen (01:11:27​)
18. Insanity (01:19:18​)
19. Credits (01:22:51​)

..Sweden brought you bands like Europe, Bathory, Heavy Load, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force, Candlemass and a whole lot of Death Metal bands and in this documentary we follow the development of Swedish hard rock and heavy metal from the beginning of the 1970's, through the First Wave of Swedish Heavy Metal and the beginnings of extreme metal. This is the history of Swedish Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.


This documentary covers:

The birth of hard rock and heavy metal in the 70's.
FVASHM / FWOSHM (traditional heavy metal of the early eighties)
The birth of doom, thrash, speed and black metal,
Pop, glam and hair metal
and the decline of Swedish heavy metal

Första Vågen av Svensk Heavy Metal also known as First Wave of Swedish Heavy Metal

Featuring bands such as: Gotham City, 220 Volt, Keen Hue, Axe Witch, Heavy Load, Bathory, Candlemass, Mercy, November, Neon Rose, Agony, Hexenhaus, Maninnya Blade, Treat, Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force, Madison, ATC, Silver Mountain, Burn, Six Feet Under, Bedlam, Aphrodite, Torch, Europe, Overdrive, Destiny, Proud, Universe and Mindless Sinner..

- Ruthless Metal youtube channel

an excellent cover version of Enter Sandman... Twothumbs

^^ that drummer is gonna be a beast in a couple years. Good job for the kids!

I've never been a King Diamond fan, I'm still not, but I get the allure of the band as a package. As a kid getting into metal, King Diamond seemed really elusive, I only saw and learned about King Diamond in metal magazines at the time, and of course the whole 80's satanism panic that was all over 80's tv talk shows and news reports egged on the extremity of the imagery even more. Of course, Marilyn Manson with similar imagery would be pop music later on. lol. Irony. Listening to the live King Diamond gig posted above, the band is really tight. Of course, Peterson's vocals are pretty devoted this far on, dude is 64 now. Mercyful Fate.. important. Danzig vs Peterson as 80's brooding front man.. hmm. Regardless, respect for the craft.

I've been enjoying a few of the Ruthless Metal youtube channel posted vids as of late.

MERCYFUL FATE: The Early Years 1981-1985.


0:00​ Intro
1:30​ The origins (Brats, Danger Zone, Brainstorm and Black Rose)
5:38​ The formation of Mercyful Fate
6:25​ The Demos
10:11​ Metallic Storm & Nuns Have No Fun
12:14​ Melissa
14:08​ Mercyful Fate and Metallica
16:28​ Don't Break The Oath
18:48​ Break-Up, Fate and King Diamond solo
20:10​ Return of the Vampire, pseudonyms, and ghastly rumours.
22:12​ My thoughts on Mercyful Fate, King Diamond and Venom.

Featuring bands such as: Brats, Danger Zone, Mercyful Fate, King Diamond, Fate, Alice Cooper, Venom and Metallica.

Brats sound like a more glam Misfits to me. heh.


1. Oy-905 0:00​
2. Tame Me (Insomniac) 3:58​
3. B-Brains 8:26​
4. Punk Fashion 11:39​
5. Complex (Don't Destroy Me) 13:12​
6. Fuel 19:29​
7. Heavy Rocker 21:46​
8. Pinned on My Eyelids 28:27​
9. Sense My Boy 31:15​
10. Ogcah Ghaszlihr 35:19​
11. Accepted 35:51​
12. Zombie People 38:36


geeky, obscure, as only metal fans can compile here, 1971 to 2020 releases listed:

JAPANDEMONIUM…LIVE!! A Very Brief And Incomplete History Of Live Hard Rock/Metal albums recorded in Japan.

this is pretty excellent...

Apparently some of the subtitles are a bit off in translation, but so far so good.  Watching as I post.  A locally produced documentary in Norway from 2020/2021.  Seems to give more attention to the personalities and actual stories of musicians involved rather than the usual shock & scandal associated with said era. Which is refreshing. I like the details of early diy metal zines & related mail order channels that got the momentum going.

Murder In The Front Row: The San Francisco Bay Area Thrash Metal Story

In the early 1980s, a small group of dedicated Bay Area headbangers shunned the hard rock of MTV and Hollywood hairspray bands in favor of a more dangerous brand of metal that became known as thrash! From the tape trading network to the clubs to the record stores and fanzines, director Adam Dubin reveals how the scene nurtured the music and the music spawned a movement.

Murder In The Front Row is told through powerful first-person testimony and stunning animation and photography. The film is a social study of a group of young people defying the odds and building something essential for themselves.

metal adjacent perhaps...

always good to play this...

Sebastian Bach is crazy. Even now lol.

The stories alone.

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