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Metal is serious business. So why so much laughter? We don’t really have the answer, but here’s the first installment of some of our favorite metal laughs. There are more and we’ll revisit this silly topic at some future point in time. Note I: As promised in...

To date, Radical Research has made more trips to Norway than any other country. But, typically, we spend our time in the shadowy realms of post-black metal. For our 77th episode, we travel to the green pastures of Honefoss, in search of Wobbler, Norway’s preeminent...

We know and love him as Garm, the frontman in Ulver since that pioneering band’s very beginnings. He has also fronted Norwegian luminaries Arcturus and Borknagar. All this alone would be enough to place him in our hall of infamy, yet he has given so...

12 ripping snippets from 11 fusion ragers spanning 1972 to 1982. We did the first one in 2018, episode 5, and it was high time we returned to the madness! We herewith present a variety of displays from various American, Danish, German, Japanese and Spanish...

Paul Chain’s Illogical Slow Evolution Radical Research interrogates, with few exceptions, the work of artists who operate in the darkest, most cryptic corners of the rock and metal multiverse. The music of Italy's Paul Chain, however, puts to test the inquiry even of the most rigorous...

No anniversaries, no deaths, no reissues, no birthdays, no arbitrary celebrations. This is Hackett for Hackett’s sake! Guitarist Steve Hackett is one of the most extraordinary musicians ever to wield the instrument. Herein we present a clutch of short, sharp shocks from the man’s prolific...

We at Radical Research have made a habit of descending into the vortices of profound sound, but our adventures with the musical hijinks of Helios Creed make most other sojourns seem, by comparison, like empty gestures. On our 60th episode, we divest ourselves of empty...

From a kernel to a cosmos. Over the course of a decade and beyond, Germany's Grobschnitt twisted and bent and stretched a piece of sound that would be known as "Solar Music." An alchemical collision of Prog, Krautrock, psychedelia, and uncanny theater, "Solar Music" represents...

Few things in life get the hosts of Radical Research as excited as the squishy, otherworldly sounds of the analog synthesizer. For our 16th episode, a special detour from our typical musings, we sort through the decades in search of some of the deepest, wildest,...

Had Leif Endling disbanded Candlemass after 1989’s Tales of Creation, he would have given enough to place his band in the halls of metal infamy. But the bassist pressed on, enduring lineup shifts, label hassles, and changing times, to eventually arrive in the late ‘90s...

Free Falls into the Vortex...


Tim Bowness - Butterfly Mind

Yes - “Eastern Numbers”

Everything Everything - everything

Vauxdvihl - Vog

Therion - Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas

Judas Priest - Unleashed in the East

Loudness - The Birthday Eve

Paradise Lost - Icon

Paradise Lost - Draconian Times

Scanner - Hypertrace

Lucifer’s Friend - Mind Exploding


Savage Republic - Tragic Figures

Cypress Hill - Temples of Boom

A Canorous Quintet - Silence of the World Beyond

Soundgarden - "Room A Thousand Years Wide"

Tarentel - The Order of Things

The Pharcyde - Labcabincalifornia

Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses

Sodom - "Agent Orange" (song)

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry

Alice in Chains - Sap EP

Vio-lence - Oppressing the Masses

A Tribe Called Quest - Midnight Marauders

Carnivore - Carnivore

Black Flag - "Obliteration"

Forced Entry - As Above, So Below (minus the two throwaway tracks)

Carbonized - "Night Shadows"

Voivod - Killing Technology

Sonic Youth - "Death Valley '69"

Deadboy and the Elephantmen - various demos and live bootlegs 2002-2004

Slayer - Reign in Blood


Nudeswirl - Nudeswirl (1993)

The Grays - Ro Sham Bo

Everything Everything - Raw Data Feel

Arachnoid - Arachnoid

Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat

Therion - Beyond Sanctorum

Pan-Thy-Monium - Khaooohs & Kon-fus-ion

Disma - Earthendium

CSSO - Are You Excrements?

GTR - “Imagining”

Beyond Twilight - For the Love of Art and the Making

Lucifer’s Friend - Where the Groupies Killed the Blues

Schnell Fenster - The Sound of Trees

Isengard - Horizons (1991 demo)

Gorgoroth - Pentagram


Supersilent - 6

Posies - Frosting on the Beater

Comus - Song to Comus

Embrionic Death - Streams of Solidarity (1993 demo)

Tricky - Maxinquaye

Crimson Glory - Transcedence

Katatonia - Brave Murder Day

Tortoise - Tortoise

The Cure - Disintegration

Gordian Knot - Gordian Knot

Faith No More - Angel Dust

Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante

December Wolves - Completely Dehumanized


CSSO - Are You Excrements?
Disma - Earthendium
Everything Everything - Raw Data Feel
Everything Everything- Re-animator
Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt
Porcupine Tree - Closure / Continuation
The Cure - The Walk
Cenotaph - The Gloomy Reflection of Our Hidden Sorrows
Armored Saint - 1983 s/t EP
Die Kruezen - Die Kreuzen
Devo - New Traditionalists
Finch - Glory of the Inner Force
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
Bathory - The Return
This Heat - This Heat
Frank Zappa - “Keep it Greasy”
Lantlos - “Lake Fantasy”
December Wolves - Completely Dehumanized
Big Chief - Face
Forgotten Woods - “The Starlit Waters / I, The Mountain”
Opeth - “In Mist She Was Standing”
Cypress Hill - Cypress Hill
Metamorfosi - Inferno
Candlemass - “Abstrakt Sun”
Immortal - Blizzard Beasts
Drop Dead - Drop Dead
Melvins - “The Fool, The Meddling Idiot”
ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
Disma - Towards the Megalith
Voivod - “The Unknown Knows,” “Missing Sequences”

Melvins - Houdini
Devo - Duty Now for the Future
Blue Oyster Cult - Blue Oyster Cult
Omega - Omega (1975)
Kerry Livgren - Seeds of Change
Savatage - Power of the Night
Cynic - “Veil of Maya”
Canvas Solaris - “False Vacuum”
Protector - Urm the Mad
Savage - Loose n Lethal
Twisted Sister - Under the Blade
At the Gates - Terminal Spirit Disease (studio portion)
Uncanny - Splenium for Nyktophobia
Disma - Earthendium
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat (top tier all time eternal heavy metal genius)
Deathspell Omega - “Diabolus Absconditus”
Rush - “Red Sector A”
Phil Manzanera - K-Scope
U2 - October
Skin Yard - Inside the Eye
December Wolves - Completely Dehumanized
Nudeswirl - "Buffalo," "Three"
Exhorder - The Law
Fugazi - Steady Diet of Nothing
St. Vincent - "Chloe in the Afternoon," "Digital Witness"
Only Living Witness - Innocents
Skinny Puppy - The Process
Metal Church - "Gods of Wrath"
Eucharist - A Velvet Creation
N.W.A. - "100 Miles and Runnin'"
Strapping Young Lad - City
The Cure - "Trust"
Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle
Shudder to Think - Pony Express Record
Metamorfosi - "Introduzione"
Big Chief - Face
At the Gates - Slaughter of the Soul
Siouxsie & the Banshees - "Monitor"
Beyond Dawn - "Daughter Sunday"


The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
Porcupine Tree - Closure/Continuation
The Cure - Pornography
Devo - Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!!!
Fields of the Nephilim - various material 1986-1990
Skin Yard - “Gentle Collapse”
Goblin - Tour 2013 EP
Anathema - live Krakow, Poland, March 1996
Opeth - “The Baying of the Hounds”
Bolt Thrower - In Battle There is No Law
Axis of Advance - “Structural Interpretation via Superfluous Union” (Strike version)
Cenotaph - The Gloomy Reflection of Our Hidden Sorrows
Testament - “Curse of the Legions of Death” (provoke! the dead!)
Judas Priest - Hell Bent for Leather
Bat For Lashes - Two Suns
Deathspell Omega - Kenose
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
Ministry - Psalm 69
Hellacopters - "The Devil Stole the Beat from the Lord"
Battles - Mirrored
Battles - EP C/B
Alice In Chains - "Love Hate Love"
Radiohead - Amnesiac
Sigh - Scenario IV: Dread Dreams
Circle - Forest
Opeth - Still Life
Immolation - Dawn of Possession
Down - NOLA
Spazz - Dwarf Jester Rising
Mercyful Fate - Don't Break the Oath
Mercyful Fate - "Nightmare Be Thy Name"
Nachtmystium - Instinct: Decay

The Tubes - Remote Control
Blue Oyster Cult - Tyranny and Mutation
Carcass - Flesh Ripping Sonic Torment 1987 demo
Vehementer Nos - Vehementer Nos
Babylon - Babylon
Cynic - Ascension Codes
Mike Oldfield - Five Miles Out
Protector - Golem
Satan - Court in the Act
Manowar - “The Dawn of Battle”
Satyricon - The Shadowthrone
Chrome - Red Exposure
Virus - Oblivion Clock
Dredg - Catch Without Arms
The Police - “How Stupid Mr. Bates”, “A Kind of Loving”
Split Enz - “Parasite”
Anyone’s Daughter - Adonis
Camel - Camel
Frank Zappa/Mothers - One Size Fits All
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
Malevolent Creation - Retribution
Queens of the Stone Age - various songs 1998-2002
Twisted Into Form - Then Comes Affliction to Awaken the Dreamer
At the Gates - The Red in the Sky is Ours
Skinny Puppy - "Spasmolytic"
Epitaph - demo 1992
Rival Schools - United By Fate
Mercyful Fate - In the Beginning
King Crimson - "FraKCtured," "Larks' Tongue in Aspic, Part IV"
Death - Human
Radakka - Malice & Tranquillity
Coroner - "Serpent Moves," "Mesmerized/Paralyzed"
Temple of the Dog - s/t
Rush - Signals
NoMeansNo - "Everyday I Start to Ooze"
Cynic - demo 1991
Forbidden - demos 1991 - 1993
Jeff Buckley - "Lover, You Should've Come Over"


Van Der Graaf Generator - Godbluff
Fields of the Nephilim - Sumerland 12”
Sarcofago - Hate
Rotting Christ - Thy Mighty Contract
Devo - 4-track recordings 1974-77
Kiss - “Under the Rose”
Journey - Frontiers
Everything Everything - Man Alive
Tim Bowness - Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
Tim Bowness - Flowers at the Scene
Kreator - Coma of Souls
Satyricon - The Shadowthrone
Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium: Undreamable Abysses
Melvins - Crover, Preston, Buzzo 1992 solo EPs
Pyogensis - Love Nation Sugarhead EP
Pan-Thy-Monium - "IV" (from Dream II)
Dalek - Absence
Queens of the Stone Age - "Never Say Never," "Who'll Be the Next in Line," "Born to Hula"
Messiah - Hymn to Abramelin
Chelsea Wolfe - "Tracks (Tall Bodies)," "Crazy Love," "After the Fall," "16 Psyche," "The Culling"
Portal - Ion
Cluster - II
Nudeswirl - Nudeswirl
Kreator - Extreme Aggression
David Sylvian - "The Ink in the Well," "Nostalgia," "Before the Bullfight"
Prince Paul - Psychoanalysis: What Is It?!
Hawkwind - Warrior on the Edge of Time
Nevermore - Nevermore

Arcturus - ReArcturianized
The Cure - Seventeen Seconds
Chrome - Red Exposure
Joywave - Cleanse
Blut Aus Nord - Mort
Blut Aus Nord - Ultima Thulee
Fair to Midland - “The Greener Grass”
Queen - A Night at the Opera
Genesis - various live 1976-80
Thom Yorke - Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Allan Holdsworth - Velvet Darkness
Devo - 4-track recordings 1974-77
Deftones - Koi No Yokan
Everything Everything - Raw Data Feel
Yes - Close to the Edge
Witchcraft - Legend
Heldon - Interface
Brutal Truth - Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses
Can - Tago Mago
Deviated Instinct - Terminal Filth Stench-Core
Clan of Xymox - Medusa
Testament - The Legacy
Beastie Boys - Check Your Head
Tad - "Grease Box"
Brutality - Screams of Anguish
Sugar - Beaster
Helstar - Nosferatu
Chaos UK - Short Sharp Shock
Scott Walker - Bish Bosch
Mayhem - Ordo ad Chao
Man Is the Bastard - "Moloch"


OSI - Blood
Vauxdvihl - To Dimension Logic
King Crimson - “Cat Food” / “Groon”
Akercocke - Choronzon
Mournful Congregation - Concrescence of the Sophia
Candlemass - “John the Leper”
Rush - “Manhattan Project”
Fates Warning - “The Ghosts of Home”
The Human League - Dare
The Beach Boys - Smiley Smile
Thom Yorke - Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
Everything Everything - Man Alive
Everything Everything- Raw Data Feel
Impaled Nazarene - Tol Cormpt Norz Norz Norz
Destruction - Bestial Invasion of Hell 1984 demo
Anvil - Pound for Pound
Blue Oyster Cult - Mirrors
The Mars Volta - The Bedlam in Goliath
Vintersorg - Cosmic Genesis
David Sylvian - "Fire in the Forest"
Primus - Frizzle Fry
Kreator - Renewal
Big Country - Steeltown
The Cult - "The Saint," "Shape the Sky"
Napalm Death - Enemy of the Music Business
Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime
Henry Cow - Unrest
Mayhem - "Aion Suntelia"
Pere Ubu - Dub Housing
Labradford - Prazizion
Mortuary Drape - All the Witches Dance
Suffocation - Effigy of the Forgotten
Muslimgauze - Citadel
Carcass - Symphonies of Sickness
The Hellacopters - Payin' the Dues
Mercyful Fate - In the Shadows
Immortal - Battles in the North
Les Thugs - As Happy as Possible
Thy Serpent - Forests of Witchery (this one will be discarded)

Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
Deathspell Omega - “Chaining the Katechon”
Frank Zappa/Mothers - Roxy & Elsewhere
Everything Everything - Raw Data Feel
Christian Death - Catastrophe Ballet
Bauhaus - Burning From the Inside
Bauhaus - In the Flat Field
Chrome - Red Exposure
Radiohead - A Moon Shaped Pool
Profanatica - 1990/91
Pestilence - “Chemotherapy”
Bathory - “A Fine Day to Die”
Steven Wilson - “Raider II”
Satyricon - Rebel Extravaganza
Mid-Evil - Promo 1992
Into Another - Ignaurus
Into Another - Seemless
The Jesus Lizard - "Gladiator"
Cynic - Focus
Red House Painters - "Mistress"
June of 44 - Tropics and Meridians
Jeff Buckley - "I Want Someone Badly," "Forget Her"
Punchcutter - Demos
Solefald - The Linear Scaffold
Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance
Loudness - "Ashes in the Sky"
Chavez - Gone Glimmering
Chavez - Ride the Fader
Embrionic Death - Stream of Solidarity demo
Leatherface - Mush
For Against - In the Marshes
DBC - Universe
Witchcraft - "Democracy"


Everything Everything - Raw Data Feel
Bent Knee - Frosting
Peter Hammill - “Gog Magog (In Bromine Chambers)”
Kansas - Monolith
Voivod - Angel Rat
Blut Aus Nord - Disharmonium: Undreamable Abysses
Disma - Towards the Megalith
Mayhem - Ordo Ad Chao
The Tubes - The Tubes
Utopia - Disco Jets
Utopia - Another Live
Soundgarden - Down On the Upside (x3)
Defleshed - Under the Blade
Old - "Peri Synthion"
Sanctuary - Into the Mirror Black
Napalm Death - Harmony Corruption
Emperor - As the Shadows Rise
Thorns - "Aerie Descent"
Depeche Mode - "FreeLove"
Toxik - Think This
Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs
Tad - 8-Way Santa
Savatage - "Strange Wings"
Artillery - By Inheritance
Polvo - Cor-Crane Secret, "Tragic Carpet Ride"
Nightfall - Athenian Echoes
16 - "At Dawn They Sleep"
In Flames - The Jester Race, "Goliaths Disarm Their Davids"
Hot Snakes - Suicide Invoice
Crimson Glory - "Painted Skies," "Transcendence"
Superchunk - No Pocky for Kitty, "Basement Life"
Kyuss - Blues for the Red Sun
Blind Guardian - "Welcome to Dying," "Bright Eyes," "And the Story Ends"
Melvins - "The Bit," "Mombius Hibachi," "In the Freaktose the Bugs Are Dying"

Allan Holdsworth - Velvet Darkness
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
Sarcofago - Rotting
Voivod - Angel Rat
Manowar - Battle Hymns
Traun - The Lilac Moon
Traun - Escape from Spa 9
Traun - The Black Metal Princess
Axis of Advance - The List
Stick Men - Tentacles
Mew - Visuals
Kyuss - Sky Valley
Portal - Vexovoid
Bowery Electric - Bowery Electric
Primal Scream - Evil Heat
Swans - Greed
Paradise Lost - One Second
Faith No More - Angel Dust
Hector Zazou - Songs from the Cold Seas
Isis - Oceanic
Sonic Youth - Dirty
Popol Vuh - Nosferatu
Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
Christian Death - Only Theater of Pain
Christian Death - Catastrophe Ballet
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn
The Mastelottos - Too Much Happiness: A Romantic’s Guide to King Crimson
Primordial - Imrama
Minas Tirith - Demons are Forever
Protector - Misanthropy
Destruction - Release from Agony
Joywave - Cleanse
Stick Men - Tentacles
Beardfish - Sleeping in Traffic, Part One
Disembowelment - Transcendence into the Peripheral
Vehementer Nos - Vehementer Nos
Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance
Corrosion of Conformity - Wiseblood
Necromantia - Scarlet Evil, Witching Black
Metallica - "Blackened"
Elegy - Labyrinth of Dreams
The Cure - "The Drowning Man"
Blind Illusion - The Sane Asylum
For Against - Coalesced
Disgrace - Superhuman Dome
Whiplash - Power and Pain
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Heathen - Victims of Deception
Big Country - "Wonderland"
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kosmonument
Extol - Undeceived
Van Halen - Fair Warning
Sacrifice - Forward to Termination
Dax Riggs - We Sing of Only Blood or Love
Riot - Sons of Society
Prong - Beg to Differ
Armored Saint - Raising Fear
Death Angel - Act III
Alice In Chains - Facelift
Skeleton Key - Fantastic Spike Through Balloon

Voivod - Angel Rat
Vauxdvihl - To Dimension Logic
Kreator - Extreme Aggression
Allan Holdsworth - Velvet Darkness
Stick Men - Tentacles
The Mastelottos - “Sleepless”
OSI - Free
John Arch - A Twist of Fate
Arch Matheos - Sympathetic Resonance
Mayhem - Live in Jessheim, Norway, 3/2/90
Melvins - Lysol
Order From Chaos - Inhumanities demo 1988
Misery’s Omen - To Worship Stone Gods 7”
Deathspell Omega - The Long Defeat
Carbonized - Disharmonization
Axis of Advance - Purify
Axis of Advance - Obey
Primordial - A Journey’s End
Borknagar - True North
Pantalgia - An International Death Metal Compilation
Metal Church - “Metal Church” (from
Metal Church)
Mournful Congregation - Concrescence of the Sophia
Profanatica - 1990-1992
The Human League - Travelogue
The Human League - Dare
Journey - Escape
V/A - ...And Even Wolves Hid Their Teeth
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Corrosion of Conformity - Wiseblood
Eucharist - "Wounded and Alone," "The Predictable End"
Dark Angel - Leave Scars
Neurosis - Times of Grace
Pixies - Surfer Rosa
Hum - Inlet
Borknagar - The Olden Domain
Chelsea Wolfe - "Deranged for Rock & Roll," "16 Psyche"
Rotting Christ - Passage to Arcturo
Gang of Four - "Damaged Goods"
Heathen - Victims of Deception
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication
Impaled Nazarene - Ugra Karma
Forbidden - Forbidden Evil