That’s right kids – it’s that time of the year where we’ll be jammin’ to the artists that we played last year. This will be our last ‘yearly’ post for independents as we’ll now be going to 2 times a year since you guys were so awesome and now we’re flooded with music!
Here’s a list of the artists played, followed by where in the world they are, followed by the name of the song. Please support any artists that you are interested in!
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: Wicked Inquisition
Album: Silence Thereafter
Song: Jester’s Clown
Notes: Dave Holzer from Clobberboot’s selection!
5. Apparently, HeadbangersLatinoAmerica to unify Metal scene, especially in South America. Visit www.headbangerslatinoamerica.com for more information!
6. Australis Records will be releasing SADISM and MELEKTAUS on vinyl. Visit www.australisrecords.com for more information!
7. MATREKIS is now complete…. again… http://www.matrekis.com
8. Global Thrash Assault launching ‘Talking Thrash’ podcast. http://www.globalthrashassault.com
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