In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Plague of Stars from the United States of America and Sanktuary from Canada, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show discussing a couple of Nick Menza Top 10 Megadeth songs lists.
Seventh Star is the twelfth studio album by British band Black Sabbath, released in January 1986. The release came at a difficult time as the group had just finished a highly contentious tour, experiencing conflicts within the band. With guitarist and songwriter Tony Iommi being the sole original member left, musicians Geoff Nicholls, Eric Singer, and Dave Spitz contributed to the album, playing keyboards, drums, and bass, respectively. Glenn Hughes, ex-Deep Purple bassist and vocalist, was lead singer but did not play bass on this release. Musically, it features a blues rock influenced sound that moved from the group’s traditional heavy metal to a more eclectic style.
The album was the group’s first release without bassist Geezer Butler, who left the band in 1984 after the aforementioned Born Again tour. It was originally written, recorded, and intended to be the first solo album by Iommi, as shown by the musical experimentation. However, due to pressures by Warner Bros. Records and the prompting of band manager Don Arden, the record was billed as Black Sabbath featuring Tony Iommi. Later releases label the album as simply by Black Sabbath.
Despite the issues behind the release’s production, it earned major commercial success, reaching #78 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Album: Thunder in the East
Song: Crazy Nights
SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Nostril Caverns
Album: Inside the Cell/The Dying’s Last Breath
Song: Perceiving the Psychological Blur
Notes: Thanks again to Curtis Dewar for the contribution. Nostril Caverns is a one-man band out of Milton, Ontario Canada. Check Nostril Caverns out on Tridroid Records’ bandcamp page or Nostril Caverns’ bandcamp page. Inside the Cell/The Dying’s Last Breath will be released on limited edition cassette only.
1. Anselmo/Wylde stir up more Pantera “reunion” talk
2. Behemoth’ s Nergal: “todays extreme metal scene is all about making a lot of noise.”
3. Samhain at Riot Fest & more
SONG INTERMISSION (Independent):
Notes: Sicily, Italy area