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History teacher creates playlist with 1700 songs to tell Heavy Metal history

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History teacher creates playlist with 1700 songs to tell Heavy Metal history

Brazilian history teacher Humberto Campitelli Junior, from Mogi das Cruzes (SP) is a huge Heavy Metal fan. He decided to create “The Metal Anthology” playlist that has almost 1700 to “tell” the genre’s history. It’s approximately 125 hours of music, so it’s more than 5 days.


The first songs of the playlist are obviously from Black Sabbath, the band that created Heavy Metal.

Hear the Heavy Metal Anthology playlist:

The teacher talked with Brazilian website Whiplash about the playlist:

What led you to make the playlist?

As a rock, metal and its subgenres fan, I always loved making lists and collections. I thought I needed to make a playlist that tried to cover a good part of what was and still is metal, I just didn’t know the ” thing ” ‘would go so far (laughs).

How long did it take you to complete the job?

As we are in social isolation. I stopped reading and dedicated myself to researching and organizing the bands and songs that would compose this playlist. It was almost a month of work, in a ”normal ” situation, I believe I could get close to that result in 6 months or more.

What were the criteria used to make the playlist?

Great question. I tried to insert the classic bands that I consider important, even though they are not so consolidated yet and some that I find very expressive or with the potential to be at some point. Obviously, despite 1700 songs, it is not a complete and definitive list, there are some holes there that I intend to close over time. The list is not finalized and may never be.

During this work, did you ever hear any bands that you didn’t know?

Yes, some. I highlight the melodic death metal band Kalmah, I found the sound very interesting and full of potential. I also met some obscure bands from N.W.O.B.H.M. and rediscovered how Solitude Aeturnus is good.

Did you change your mind about a band or musical style while making the playlist?

Yes, I always never listened doom metal much and with the experience of putting together this playlist I could see how much time I lost in not listening to some bands that are really very good.

What is your opinion about the current rock / metal scene?

In terms of access, I think we are in the best possible time. Everyone, or almost everyone, can have access to thousands of artists, there are new bands of different styles, for all tastes. I think the only point to consider is the audience, they are often not interested in discovering anything new and they are just in the usual bands. We always need to break with comfort.

I'm a Brazilian journalist who always loved Classic Rock and Heavy Metal music. That passion inspired me to create Rock and Roll Garage over 6 years ago. Music has always been a part of my life, helping me through tough times and being a support to celebrate the good ones. When I became a journalist, I knew I wanted to write about my passions. After graduating in journalism from the Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais, I pursued a postgraduate degree in digital communication at the same institution. The studies and experience in the field helped me improve the website and always bring the best of classic rock to the world! MTB: 0021377/MG

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