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Metal Academy

Two long time fans chronologically explore the most important albums in the 50 year history of metal music. We focus on each album's influences, importance and quality, while inserting our personal memories from decades past and arguing the way only brothers can.
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Dec 11, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 4th of 5 episodes to cover the year 1984.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums:
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Trouble - Psalm 9
Saint Vitus - Saint Vitus

Also discussed:
Yngwie Malmsteen
Gotham City
Pretty Maids
Witch Cross
Evil
Ostrogoth
Sortilege
H-Bomb
Paul Chain

Nov 5, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 3rd of 5 episodes to cover the year 1984.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums:
Metal Church - Metal Church
Iron Maiden - Powerslave
Judas Priest - Defenders of the Faith

Also discussed:
Laaz Rockit
Sinner
Loudness
Saxon
Wolf
Tokyo Blade
Tank
Cloven Hoof
Venom

Sep 27, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 2nd of 5 episodes to cover the year 1984.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums:
Warlord - Cannons of Destruction Have Begun
Jag Panzer - Ample Destruction
Omen - Battle Cry

Also discussed:
Armored Saint
Queensryche
Fates Warning
Savatage
Helstar
Brocas Helm
Manowar
Griffin

Aug 21, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 1st of 5 episodes to cover the year 1984.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums:
Dio - The Last in Line
W.A.S.P. - W.A.S.P.
Cirith Ungol - King of the Dead

Also discussed:
Stormwitch
Warlock
Grave Digger
Running Wild
Spinal Tap
Wendy Williams
Dokken
Twisted Sister
Medieval Steel

Jul 14, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 4th and final episode to cover the year 1983.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums:
Manilla Road - Crystal Logic
Accept - Balls to the Wall
Slayer - Show No Mercy

Other bands discussed:
Ritual
Tokyo Blade
Grim Reaper
Savage
Riot
Savatage
Torch
Acid
Hellhammer

Jun 8, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 3rd of 4 episodes to cover the year 1983.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums:
Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche
Heavy Load - Stronger Than Evil
Mercyful Fate - Melissa

Other bands discussed:
Witchfynde
Raven
Black Sabbath
Virgin Steele
Twisted Sister
Manowar
220 Volt
Oz
Hellhammer

May 5, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 2nd of 4 episodes to cover the year 1983.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums:
Satan - Court in the Act
Dio - Holy Diver
Metallica - Kill 'em All

Other bands discussed:
Battleaxe
Tank
Chateaux
Witchfinder General
Motorhead
Ozzy Osbourne
Steeler
Jag Panzer
Hellhammer

Mar 20, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 1st of 4 episodes to cover the year 1983.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene at the time of their release.

Feature albums
Sortilege - Sortilege
Warlord - Deliver Us
Iron Maiden - Piece of Mind

Other bands discussed:
Loudness
Europe
Baron Rojo
Blaspheme
Acid
Exciter
Anvil
Rock Goddess
Jaguar
Saxon

Feb 18, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 3rd and final episode covering the year 1982.

Join them as they dissect three feature albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene around the time of their releases.

Feature albums:
Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate
Venom - Black Metal
Pagan Altar - Pagan Altar

Other bands discussed:
Warning
Picture
Plasmatics
The Rods
Virgin Steele
Ozzy Osbourne
Black Sabbath
Samson
Satan

Jan 15, 2018

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, with the 2nd of 3 episodes to cover the year 1982.

Join them as they dissect these albums, and talk about what else was happening in the metal scene around the time of their releases.

Feature albums:
Manowar - Battle Hymns
Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
Accept - Restless and Wild

Other bands discussed:
Metallica
Manilla Road
Twisted Sister
Loudness
Tank
Venom
Heavy Load
Warning
Sodom

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