DESTINATION ONWARD, THE STORY OF FATES WARNING (BOOK), BY JEFF WAGNER

Fates Warning’s compelling 13-album discography, from debut Night on Brocken to final album Long Day Good Night, is the very essence of progressive heavy metal music.  Founded in 1983 in Connecticut by five ambitious youngsters, the band matured, evolved and shifted through one of the most fascinating evolutions in the genre.

SOUL ON FIRE – THE LIFE & MUSIC OF PETER STEELE (BOOK), BY JEFF WAGNER

Soul on Fire is a comprehensive look into the public and private of one of music’s most complex and provocative figures. From the savage early days of Carnivore to his demigod status in the platinum-selling Type O Negative, Peter Steele’s unique creative vision was unsurpassed. From his days in Catholic school to his fuzz-drenched bass guitar tone and vampiric baritone voice; from the heyday of ’80s-era New York hardcore all the way to the sensual Playgirl spread of 1995, Peter Steele left an indelible mark on his fans and a black eye on pop culture. Soul On Fire tells the story that can no longer be left untold.

Recent Episodes

  • For our 113th episode, we dispense with the usual exhalations of the past in favor of the thrills of the tense present-future. Thief, the Los Angeles-based brainchild of visionary producer, Dylan Neal, has released one of 2024’s most extraordinary albums, Bleed, Memory, a harrowing journey......

  • For its 112th episode, Radical Research travels to balmy Greece to investigate the cryptic evildoing of Hail Spirit Noir, whose hellbroth of black metal, prog, psychedelia, and witchery strikes a special chord with your hosts. We take a deep look at the band’s first four......

  • For episode 111, Radical Research returns to its spiritual homeland of Norway. But on this trip, RR steers clear of the usual avant suspects and instead climbs the Mountains of Might to take a closer look at Immortal’s twisted and divisive fourth album, 1997’s Blizzard......

  • We hope this episode helps prove curator Steven Wilson’s note that Intrigue operates on the “idea that conceptual thinking and ambition didn’t suddenly evaporate after ’77…ambitious, weird and thrilling music was all around you in the ‘80s – if you looked in the right places.”...

  • Sigh is unquestionably one of the weirdest bands in the metal realm. And since Radical Research skews weird, and since we are both fans of Sigh since the mid ‘90s, it seemed obvious that we would eventually do an episode featuring some of the very weirdest of Sigh’s weird moments. So…if you are down with our motto of Keep Metal Weird, you know what to do....

Recent Blog Posts

  • As supplement to Radical Research #103, on Dead Horse’s Peaceful Death and Pretty Flowers album, we present a variety of impressions gathered by the inimitable Forrest Pitts aka Fallow Heart. ...

  • Our fellow freak, Fallow Heart (aka Forrest Pitts), offers what we feel is the definitive Paul Masvidal interview. We're honored he has granted Radical Research exclusivity on this tremendous insight into one of metal's most important artists. ...

  • Our 81st episode circled around the works of drummer Dave Murray, surveying Estradasphere, (Deserts of) Traun, Tholus and Sculptured. Here, we dig into Murray’s mind in further efforts to discover what makes this all tick. And we will say this yet again: Dave Murray is......

  • by Hunter Ginn Since 1970, heavy metal has courted a relationship with apocalypse, but outsiders to the genre often miss the complex ways in which metal engages with fear. The genre’s most innovative and lethal artists have mapped out geographies of psychic terror, wherein imaginative......

  • Originally intended for The Monolith, we are grateful to Radical Research enthusiast Chris Warunki for allowing us to run this interview that he conducted with Eucharist’s Markus Johnsson and Daniel Erlandsson in 2016. This stands as a supplement to our 69th episode, which focuses on......