Metal Memories Episode 12 (Hardcore)

The first in a series of classes covering a specific genre of Metal Music.  Professor Boz and Professor Casey discuss the mid-90's metallic Hardcore movement. The blending of speed metal and hardcore punk, and the "Breakdown."  

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Metal Memories Episode 11 (Twenty Tracks)

In the final introductory class of Metal Memories University, Professors Boz and Casey reveal to you the twenty important metal tracks you should be aware of. 

Twenty Tracks Considered: 

Metal Memories Episode 10 (Metallica)

Guest lecturer Professor W. Tristram joins Professors Boz and Casey for a retrospective on the career of Metallica in "Metallica: Scooped Mids and 'The Moment' " 

We also hear from students G.A.B. and Rebecca H 123.  


Metal Memories Episode 9 (Metal 101)

Professors Boz and Casey introduce this new unit "Metal 101", featuring the important take-away lessons you should be aware of in the history of Metal. 

"Getting Heavy" and going from Mainstream Rock to Metal

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Metal Memories Episode 8 (1999)

Returning to modern times, Professors Boz and Casey are joined by guest lecturers Professor W. Tristram and  Dr. Emma, Who review the Metal - or lack thereof - from 1999.

This year was characterized by the faculty as "Good bands putting out bad albums" 

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Metal Memories Episode 7 (1996)

In this class, Professor Boz and Professor Casey review important Metal from 1996.  They are joined later in the lecture by Dr. Emma, who introduces Opeth and discusses the murder of Dimebag Darrell from Pantera on December 8th 2004. 

Topics included: 

Alabama Thunder Pussy, American Head Charge, Archenemy, Disturbed, Gojira, Nightwish, Lacuna Coil,  Extreme, Skid Row, Prong, Down, Deftones, Opeth

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Metal Memories Episode 6 (Alice Cooper)

In this Very Special Class at Metal Memories University, Professor Casey uses the occasion of Halloween to examine the career of Alice Cooper. Professor Boz and Dean W. Marius also contribute their personal history of hanging with Mr. Cooper. 

Amongst the Alice Cooper discussion:

Metal Memories Episode 5 (1980)

Professors Boz and Casey jump back in time for a discussion of Metal in the year 1980.  Also they touch upon 1981 and 1982. 


  • Assertion that there was “No metal this year”, “Metal” vs. “Heavy Metal” terms
  • Judas Priest British Steel
  • Diamondhead Lightning to the Nations
  • AC/DC For Those About to Rock
  • Queen Flash Gordon Soundtrack
  • Bands: Exodus (Kirk Hammett), Manowar, Anthrax, (Glam-rock-era) Pantera, Beowulf, Dark Angel, Faith No More, Loudness, Metallica, Motley Crue, Queensryche, Slayer, Steeler,  Dio Mob Rules, Blue Oyster Cult, Girlschool, Motorhead, Flash Gordon Soundtrack by Queen, Armoured Saint, Corrosion of Conformity, Napalm Death, Warriors, WASP, Suicidal Tendencies, Black Sabbath, Gary Moore, Iron Maiden, Venom, Judas Priest, Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Merciful Fate.

Metal Memories Episode 4 (1995)

Professors Boz and Casey reach 1995 in their journey of important events in Metal. 

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Metal Memories Episode 3 (1993)

Professors Boz and Casey discuss 1993 as it pertains to the history of Metal. 

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Metal Memories Episode 2 (1992)

Professor's Boz and Casey continue delving into the past of Metal with a discussion of events in 1992. 

Among the things discussed:

briefly: Black Label Society, Lordi, Machine Head, P.O.D. 

Metal Memories Episode 0 - Review

The Metal Memories University lecture series begins again, with a review of prior material.  This lecture covers important Metal undertakings in the year 1990.