Music

Heroes and Mortals recently paid visit to Wyrd Leatherworks and Meadery, a Viking themed venue for fine leatherwork and even finer mead and we very highly recommend a visit if you live in or are just plundering through Portland. That got us thinking of the genres of Viking-themed music (of which there are many) and […]

If the internet is good for anything, it’s going down rabbit holes of the odd things people find and post online. Today’s ventures ended up at this article from ArtNet a few years ago about a piece of music in the 15th Century Hieronymus Bosch painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights”. Look closely at the poor […]

The devil’s tritone, the devil’s interval, in Latin, diabolus in musica (translated as “the Devil in Music”), or modern tritones such as “the augmented fourth” or “diminished fifth”, is a musical tone said to have been the sound of the devil himself. It consists of a specific set of three tones (a triad which consists […]

Science fiction in books and film, specifically stories about human encounters with aliens, has been an important genre since science fiction’s golden age in the US with the founding of Astounding Magazine in the late 1930s which lead to the popularity of science fiction films in 1950s. But when did alien encounters begin showing up […]

Celebrate the holidays with stories of the season, fireplace specials, carols, and more from December 20th – 25th! Need to air your grievances?  Do it elsewhere because at Heroes and Mortals Radio, it’s about celebrating the history, myth, music, and festivities of the yule-time holiday season.  We have a special week-long block of afternoon and […]

Halloween Soundtricks: 2020 has been scary enough, but it’s the season for more frights with our yearly Halloween Soundtricks! We start with a Mythic Weekend of Otherworldly Invaders featuring stories from H. P. Lovecraft and H. G. Wells, followed up by a week of evening programming full of haunts and horrors.

September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, and we’re celebrating here at Heroes and Mortals Radio with a day of music and audio inspired by their adventures! Join us right here on September 22nd starting at 9am (PDT): The Road Goes Ever On: 9 am – 11 am Music inspired by the […]

Bardcore, where musicians remake popular and classic songs in a (loosely) “Medieval” style is gaining quick popularity as of late. While the style has been around in various forms and related genres for quite a few years, a resurgence in 2020 is afoot, stepped off by YouTube artist Cornelius Link’s remake of Astronomia (Coffin Dance) […]

You learned them when you were young, you sung them to your children, you may even have fond memories of Humpty Dumpty, three blind mice, or a (baa baa) black sheep, but these stories aren’t what you thought they were.  Behind the sing song meter, gentle voice, and light music that accompanies many nursery rhymes […]

Music as theater has a long history, but few modern artists have embraced it as fully as the iconic Rick Wakeman. From a community center big band, playing with David Bowie in his early 20s, forming the most well-known prog rock band of all time, Yes, playing in a pub band, to performing his tribute […]


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