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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:
Wagner:
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
Ginn:
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
Wagner:
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
Ginn:
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