Rob and Richard Moule at an Iron Maiden Concert (Rob is the tall guy!)

Rob and Richard Moule at an Iron Maiden Concert (Rob is the tall guy!)

In this episode, Rob and Don are joined by music historian Richard Moule to discuss their mutual love and admiration for the musical art form known as Heavy Metal. The trio trace Metal’s history and inspirations, and talk about how metal became THE nerdly music of choice. All this, and why Death Metal is really redneck music, here for you in this episode of the Department of Nerdly Affairs.

Closing Music: Ode to Joy performed by Oliver Eckelt 

Things Discussed:

Black Sabbath
Judas Priest
Transformers the Movie (1986) Soundtrack
Jethro Tull
The Moody Blues
Hammer Horror
Dennis Wheatley
Iron Maiden
Motorhead
Nightwish
Blind Guardian
Opeth
Manowar
Children of Bodom covers Vivaldi 
Tri-tone
Algeron Blackwood
Blue Oyster Cult
Blue Oyster Cult in Comics!
331E-Rock
Frog Leap Studios
Global Metal Documentary