Tour Bus Tales with Jeremy Owsley – Ep267

Tour Bus Tales with Jeremy Owsley – Ep267

Veteran tour bus driver Jeremy Owsley joins the guys this week to share some Tour Bus Tales that include the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Marilyn Manson, Korn, Danzig, and many more! The son of a pedal steel player and bus driver, Jeremy was raised in the music industry. His crib was a road case, literally! Raised in the Nashville area, he was constantly surrounded by talent from all genres of music and quickly made inroads…

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METALLICA – Hardwired To Self Destruct (Album Review)

METALLICA – Hardwired To Self Destruct (Album Review)

‘Tallica!!!! I can feel the earth rumbling as Metallica fans anticipate Friday, November 18th, the official release date for Hardwired To Self Destruct. This will mark Metallica‘s tenth studio album (yes I did not include Lulu and for good reason) and the first since 2008’s Death Magnetic. So before I jump into the new material, it might be important to understand just who I am when it comes to the mighty Metallica! I am a…

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This 1992 Live Video of Pantera is the Greatest Thing You’ll See All Week

This 1992 Live Video of Pantera is the Greatest Thing You’ll See All Week

In a sea of poorly shot, horrible sounding phone videos uploaded to Youtube, it’s a breath of fresh air when you stumble upon something good. It’s even better when you stumble upon an amazing live video of a rising Pantera playing a theater in Hollywood in 1992. Uploaded by a user named Concert Matrix 3.0, the video (most likely filmed on VHS tape) was uploaded in 2013 and boasts in the description that it’s a…

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Metallica Discussion – Ep254

Metallica Discussion – Ep254

Joshua Toomey from Talk Toomey podcast joins the guys this week for Metallica Discussion; 2 hours-plus of talk about the band’s 9 official studio albums as well as their history. Formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, Metallica would eventually solidify their original lineup of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Dave Mustaine, and Cliff Burton. The band would then move north to the Bay Area, sign a recording contract with Megaforce Records, fire Dave Mustaine, hire Kirk…

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Death Angel – The Evil Divide (Album Review)

Death Angel – The Evil Divide (Album Review)

Bay area thrash veterans Death Angel are back with a new record titled The Evil Divide. A lot has changed since I first heard Death Angel at a college party in 1991.  Act III is arguably a top ten all time thrash record.  A bus crash during the subsequent tour in support of Act III basically ended Death Angel in 1991. Regrouping in 2001 for a benefit show for Testament singer Chuck Billy served as…

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Jim Breuer Brings The Dad Metal Hard (Album Review)

Jim Breuer Brings The Dad Metal Hard (Album Review)

Is Dad Metal a thing? If not it is now. And while I certainly want full credit for the moniker, it’s comedian Jim Breuer who created the need for one. Produced by Rob Caggiano, Jim Breuer and the Loud & Rowdy’s new album Songs From The Garage is filled with tales of a suburban dad looking through an old box of concert t-shirts wondering what happened to the guy he was in high school.  If…

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Exmortus – Ride Forth – Album Review

Exmortus – Ride Forth – Album Review

Shred heads rejoice and raise your swords (or axes) to the sky! Exmortus is back with a brand new album entitled Ride Forth and it has riffs, lots, and lots of face melting riffs. Ride Forth is the Whittier, California quartet’s follow-up to their most successful release to date, 2014’s Slave to the Sword. Slave to the Sword was actually the first album I ever heard from Exmortus. I had heard of them before, but…

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Album Review: Prong – X- No Absolutes

Album Review: Prong – X- No Absolutes

Ten albums in and Prong have recorded their very own Master of Puppets or Reign in Blood, as this collection is a stone cold classic, mixing up every metal genre and busting down the walls with X-No Absolutes.  This could be the record that re-ignites the power of Prong, like the days of The Cleansing and the whole collection sounds classy, clear, aggressive and (gulp) thoughtful.  This seems to align to Tommy‘s comments about themes for…

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Album Review: Enfeeble – Momentum of Tranquility

Album Review: Enfeeble – Momentum of Tranquility

Never was a title of a record more misleading than this; Momentum of Tranquility is far from being tranquil.  Tranquil is about calm, but this German band thrash with an intensity of early Kreator and have some same cadence as other German metal gods such as Sodom and Destruction.  However, the collection oozes class and is very memorable.  The songs are tight and thoughtful, blending aggression and melody with a unique sci-fi bend that sets…

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Albums Unleashed – Anthrax Spreading the Disease Ep217

Albums Unleashed – Anthrax Spreading the Disease Ep217

In 1985, Anthrax solidified their lineup and their place in The Big 4 with the release of Spreading the Disease. In 2015, the band has undertaken a re-examination with the release of a 30th anniversary deluxe edition from Island/UMC Records. This week the Chris & Aaron are joined by audio editor Shawn Franklin to discuss his involvement in this incredible re-release, how they think it stacks up to the rest of the Thraxology, the amazing…

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