May 6, 2021 Greg Pratt
Checking out Zarpa Rock’s 1978 album Los 4 Jinetes del Apocalipsis to see if the tunes are as metalhead-friendly as that gruesome cover art.
March 4, 2021 Greg Pratt
Re-examining the 1974 self-titled debut from the curiously named Heavy Metal Kids to find out just how heavy metal they are.
January 21, 2021 Greg Pratt
Re-examining the output of early British punk/metallers Crushed Butler.
October 29, 2020 Greg Pratt
Re-examining Black Widow’s 1970 debut, Sacrifice, in a seasonally appropriate Primitive Origins.
September 3, 2020 Greg Pratt
Re-examining Hard Stuff’s hard-rocking 1972 debut, Bulletproof.
July 16, 2020 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Blackwater Park’s only release, 1972’s Dirt Box.
June 18, 2020 Greg Pratt
Revisiting En ny tid är här…, the 1970 debut from Sweden’s November.
May 21, 2020 Greg Pratt
Re-examining Highway Robbery‘s only album, 1972’s For Love or Money.
April 23, 2020 Greg Pratt
Revisiting South Africa’s Suck and their only release, 1970’s Time to Suck.
February 13, 2020 Greg Pratt
Looking into the mystery of Detroit’s Astaroth and their 1968 (or 1975, maybe) single Satanispiritus/Lady of the Moon.
December 12, 2019 Greg Pratt
Remembering the five best, and heaviest, proto-metal songs we discussed in Primitive Origins this year.
November 14, 2019 Greg Pratt
Re-examining High Tide’s 1969 proto-metal-with-violin record Sea Shanties.
September 26, 2019 Greg Pratt
Is Blue Cheer‘s Vincebus Eruptum the first metal record? We dive deep to figure it out.
August 8, 2019 Greg Pratt
Re-examining how Randy Holden foreshadowed Eyehategod’s down and dirty sludge in 1969 on Population II.
July 18, 2019 Greg Pratt
Re-examining New Trolls’ 1972 prog-rock odyssey UT.
June 20, 2019 Greg Pratt
Does Epitaph’s debut album, from 1971, live up to its ’91-DM cover art? We dig deep to find out.
May 9, 2019 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Toe Fat‘s self-titled debut from 1970 as we continue our proto-metal minings in Primitive Origins.
April 18, 2019 Greg Pratt
Underground Soviet metal from the early ’80s? Sure. Bring it on. Bring it all on!
March 28, 2019 Greg Pratt
Looking back on Hairy Chapter‘s very weird 1971 album Can’t Get Through.
February 7, 2019 Greg Pratt
Exploring the rowdy live proto-metal recording that is Gedo‘s 1974 debut.
September 13, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting AKA‘s strange, strange 1970 debut to find proto-metal amongst the Indonesian pop.
August 9, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Granicus‘ self-titled 1973 album, an underrated proto-metal rager.
May 24, 2018 Greg Pratt
In which we revisit an absurd and ambitious Mexican metal rock opera from 1984.
April 12, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting The Shiver‘s one and only album, 1969’s Walpurgis.
March 8, 2018 Greg Pratt
In 1975, Dirty Tricks put out a proto-metal album that had a couple dips into proto-doom; today, we re-examine that record to see how it’s held up.
February 15, 2018 Greg Pratt
In 1972, Jerusalem released their one and only album. And it was heavy , as we find out in the latest Primitive Origins .
January 4, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Australian rockers Buffalo ‘s 1973 foray into proto-metal, Volcanic Rock .
November 23, 2017 Greg Pratt
Looking back at the 1970 album Dead Man from early heavy southern rockers Josefus .
October 12, 2017 Greg Pratt
Checking back in with Black Death and their 1984 album, a very early documentation of an African-American metal band.
September 7, 2017 Greg Pratt
For this round of Primitive Origins, we go back to Moscow in 1985 to revisit Aria ‘s “Megalomania” (or whatever it’s called).