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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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Sep 15, 2017

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music, covering the final months of the year that was 1980. Find out what the brothers' top 5 albums of the year are!

Feature albums:
Diamond Head - Lightning to the Nation
Ozzy Osbourne - The Blizzard of Ozz
Motörhead - Ace of Spades

Other bands discussed:
Sarcofagus
Crucifixion
Witchfynde
Iron Maiden
Fist
Blitzkrieg

Aug 15, 2017

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music with the second of three episodes covering 1980. Black Sabbath make a huge heavy metal comeback after an awkward period, and Saxon release two quality albums within just a few months.

Feature albums:
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Saxon - Wheels of Steel
Saxon - Strong Arm of the Law

Other bands discussed:
Accept
Iron Maiden
Paralex
Quartz
Samson
Holocaust
Black Axe
Tygers of Pan Tang

Jul 16, 2017

Daniel and Ben continue their chronological journey through the history of metal music with the first of three episodes covering 1980. Judas Priest and newcomers Iron Maiden release two classic albums on the one day, while Angel Witch produce possibly the most metal sounding album to date.

Feature albums:
Judas Priest - British Steel
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Angel Witch - Angel Witch

Other bands discussed:
Killer
Sarcofagus
Witchfynde
Bleak House
Venom
Hollow Ground
Sorcery
Manilla Road
Motörhead

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