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Backstaged: The Devil in Metal

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A time machine through the origins of metal music, its connection to darkness and decadence, the lifestyle of many of its followers and how its upped the ante on the phrase "sex, drugs and rock n’ roll." It might be the colossal doom of Black Sabbath, the cutting precision of Judas Priest and Iron Maiden or the graphic lyrics of Slayer, metal is The Devil’s Music. Some fans have fallen under its seductive spell, turning them into rebellious beasts. Bestselling author and music journalist Jon Wiederhorn is your host with insightful and sometimes outrageous interviews with musicians from over 30 years. Take a trip through the tropes of metal and examine — and sometimes celebrate — what makes metal so lasting. Hear from members of Black Sabbath, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Anthrax, Motley Crue and many more as we hunt down the devil within and discover why it’s okay, and even necessary, to keep metal alive.

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4.6 out of 5 stars from 154 ratings
  • Ding a ding dang my dang a long ling long

    At 49 this show brought me back to my teens realizing this rock thing IS true, Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil and Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet. Still loving metal and it’s tails of wich this show does a very good job. Thanks!

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Thorofasius
    Netherlandsa year ago
  • Where’d ya go??

    Loved the podcast but it’s seem to have disappeared.

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    GeauxSaints1967
    United States2 years ago
  • Superb!

    Love the podcast. Informative, passionate, made for metalheads and music lovers

    Apple Podcasts
    5
    Simon Fauteux
    Canada2 years ago
  • A podcasts about the excesses of the rock and roll lifestyle. A great listen for nostalgic old school metalheads.

    Podchaser
    4
    Luciano K
    2 years ago
  • Love this podcast!!!

    Growing up a metalhead in the DC area and loving heavy music starting at age 7, a drummer in a local beach rock band myself, the stories this podcast captures bring so many great memories and relatable moments back! This cast is so well scripted and narrated and I can’t wait for more!!! 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻

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