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.
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.
August 9, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting Granicus‘ self-titled 1973 album, an underrated proto-metal rager.
April 12, 2018 Greg Pratt
Revisiting The Shiver‘s one and only album, 1969’s Walpurgis.
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).
July 13, 2017 Greg Pratt
Re-evaluating Primevil‘s 1974 proto-stoner album Smokin’ Bats at Campton’s.
June 8, 2017 Greg Pratt
Re-examining Leaf Hound’s 1971 proto-stoner album Growers of Mushroom.
May 11, 2017 Greg Pratt
In which we go back and examine Greece proto-metal band Socrates Drank the Conium’s self-titled debut from 1972.
April 13, 2017 Greg Pratt
You know the cover, now find out more about Dust’s 1971 debut in our most recent Primitive Origins.
March 9, 2017 Greg Pratt
Our latest Primitive Origins looks at the strange case of Idaho’s Salem Mass and their sole full-length, Witch Burning.
February 2, 2017 Greg Pratt
Our latest Primitive Origins examines the 1972 proto-prog-metal of Germans Night Sun.
January 5, 2017 Greg Pratt
Our latest Primitive Origins looks at the 1972 proto-metal of California’s Sudden Death.
December 15, 2016 Greg Pratt
Our latest Primitive Origins looks back at the first indigenous-language rock album released in North America.
November 10, 2016 Greg Pratt
Belgium’s Blast were laying down proto-thrash bpms in 1972.
October 6, 2016 Greg Pratt
Our second installment of Primitive Origins, where we examine early or obscure proto-metal and other interesting metallic relics, looks at the crashing, bashing proto-doom of Scotland’s Iron Claw.