Remember old-school metal music? Know new metal?
Richard F Fonseca (based in Massachusetts), of the blog Heavy Metal Textbooks, is the guest on this episode. Rick talks metal, and other heavy music, with me as I sat back (mostly) and got and education on some of the earliest metal bands as well as some current bands that are vigorously keeping the genre alive.
I was given some listening homework assigned by Rick, prior to our chat, and my personal exploration into harder music left me to realize that there is more than meets the ear. This journey (not the band) led Rick and I to stroll down memory lane a bit, as he and I were art students together many moons ago and had discovered a ton of music in parallel.
Here is one of the graphics Rick created for the HMT blog:
Rick also talks shop a bit on the mechanics of creating and running the HMT blog. I hope you enjoy this talk on all things heavy music. There’s even some music to give a listen to. Listen below.
Audio chat (some strong language):
Bands who's music is featured on this episode:
1st: Buddy Revell - out of New Bedford, MA (no longer active, but the music can still be heard loud and clear!)
2nd band: Energy - out of Stoughton, MA, with the acoustic version of their song "The Shadowlands" You can find more music by Energy on their bandcamp site here: Energy bandcamp profile.
3rd up was: Caricature - Boston, MA, with their song "Shadows" You can check out more music by Caricature on their bandcamp site here: Caricature on bandcamp.
Please follow the above bandcamp links and support these solid bands! Many thanks to each outfit for placing a song with ahttakes. Cheers, guys!
Bands with a mention in the conversation:
Sunny Day Real Estate
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
Alice in Chains
Rodrigo y Gabriela
Clint Smith (former lead vocals with Gutlust)
Sharon van Etten
All That Remains
Thanks for listening, and be sure to visit the blog, Heavy Metal Textbooks for more Metal 101. \m/