Metal At 40

Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest and darkest form of rock. Heavy metal began in Britain in 1968, pioneered by such exponents as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced loud guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, the music has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter.

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20080103 (BBC7)
20150409 (BBC7)
Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.
20080103 (BBC7)
20150410 (BBC7)
Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.
20080103 (BBC7)
20150409 (BBC7)
Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest and darkest form of rock. Heavy metal began in Britain in 1968, pioneered by such exponents as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced loud guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, the music has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter.
20080103 (BBC7)
20150409 (BBC7)
20150410 (BBC7)
Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.

Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest and darkest form of rock. Heavy metal began in Britain in 1968, pioneered by such exponents as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced loud guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, the music has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter.

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Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock."

Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest and darkest form of rock. Heavy metal began in Britain in 1968, pioneered by such exponents as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced loud guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, the music has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter."

Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock."

2008010320150409 (BBC7)
20150410 (BBC7)
20181119 (BBC7)
20181120 (BBC7)
Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest and darkest form of rock. Heavy metal began in Britain in 1968, pioneered by such exponents as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced loud guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, the music has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter.

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Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.

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In 1968, Britain's first heavy metal bands were formed, transforming rock music around the world, forever. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced "heavy" guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, heavy metal has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter. Horror film actor and writer Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest, darkest form of rock, with the help of many of metal's leading musicians.

Presented by Emily Booth

Produced by Bob Dickinson

Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.

Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest and darkest form of rock. Heavy metal began in Britain in 1968, pioneered by such exponents as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced loud guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, the music has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter.

Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest and darkest form of rock. Heavy metal began in Britain in 1968, pioneered by such exponents as Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple. Each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced loud guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, the music has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter.Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.

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Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.

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In 1968, Britain's first heavy metal bands were formed, transforming rock music around the world, forever. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced "heavy" guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, heavy metal has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter. Horror film actor and writer Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest, darkest form of rock, with the help of many of metal's leading musicians.

Presented by Emily Booth

Produced by Bob Dickinson

Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.

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In 1968, Britain's first heavy metal bands were formed, transforming rock music around the world, forever. Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath and Deep Purple each had their own unique sound, but shared an approach that embraced "heavy" guitar riffs, powerful lead vocals and thunderous percussion. Since then, heavy metal has flourished and diversified, spawning sub-genres such as grindcore, thrash and death metal, ever eager to embrace extreme subject matter. Horror film actor and writer Emily Booth tells the story of the loudest, darkest form of rock, with the help of many of metal's leading musicians.

Presented by Emily Booth

Produced by Bob Dickinson

Emily Booth tells the story of heavy metal, the loudest and darkest form of rock.

Presented by Emily Booth