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(238) DotW Featuring Seventrain and Killigion


The guys are back for the first show of 2023 together (and our 9-year anniversary this month!), catching up and sharing some tunes. Then, we’ll discuss Worshipmetal.com’s list of the 35 “extraordinary” albums turning 35 years old this year.

So start the new year off right with the show, and don’t forget to share it with your cool friends.

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What’s Nate been listening to?

Artist: Darkthrone
Album: Astral Fortress
Song: Impeccable Caverns of Satan


G1. NEAL SCHON Says Fans Will See JOURNEY Co-Founder GREGG ROLIE On Band’s 50th-Anniversary Tour

N2. Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider thinks Ronnie James Dio and Robert Plant are great singers but not real “performers”


RIP Mr. Marino


Artist: Seventrain
Location: USA
from the Album: Back On Track
the Song is: Nightmare (thanks for making fucking hard to choose, guys!)
Link: https://www.seventrain.net/

N4. OBITUARY’s DONALD TARDY On ‘Dying Of Everything’ Album: ‘Somehow Magically All The Stars Lined Up For Us’

G5.BLACK SABBATH Guitarist TONY IOMMI Is Getting Ready To Write ‘Another Album’

N6. Watch the horrific, bloody and definitely NSFW trailer for Evil Dead Rise


Artist: Killigeon
Location: Mexico
from the Album: Killigeon
the Song is: (untitled) – track 10
Link: https://www.facebook.com/Killigionband


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35 Extraordinary Albums Turning 35 Years Old In 2023!


Artist: Suicidal Tendencies
Album: How Will I Laugh Tomorrow When I Can’t Even Smile Today
Song: How Will I Laugh Tomorrow

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DotW 71 Featuring Music from Solitude and Projekt F



Episode 71 (February 7th, 2017)

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Japan’s ‘Solitude’ and Canada’s ‘Projekt F’, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show discussing Loudwire.com’s list of the ‘Top 25 Extreme Metal Albums of All Time.’


2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

ALICE IN CHAINS’ JERRY CANTRELL Talks About Inspiration For His New Solo Song ‘A Job To Do’

TONY IOMMI: BLACK SABBATH Hasn’t Ruled Anything Out Apart From Large-Scale Touring

MICHAEL ANTHONY On Possible Return To VAN HALEN: ‘Never Say Never’

Judge Denies BOBBY BLOTZER’s Request For Reconsideration In RATT Legal Dispute

RONNIE JAMES DIO Hologram Performance Rocks POLLSTAR AWARDS (Video)

ICE-T’s BODY COUNT: ‘Bloodlust’ Cover Artwork, Release Date Revealed

CHRIS BARNES On His 1995 Split With CANNIBAL CORPSE: ‘I Just Didn’t Like Being Around Them’

OBITUARY: Lyric Video For New Song ‘Turned To Stone’


JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD: We’re ‘Trying To Go To Places, Musically, That We Haven’t Done Yet’

SIX FEET UNDER Frontman: ‘I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Reach The Pinnacle Of Creativity’

Video Premiere: OVERKILL’s ‘Goddamn Trouble’

KREATOR’s ‘Gods Of Violence’ Tops German Chart

MEGADETH’s DAVID ELLEFSON: ‘It Would Be Great’ To Finally Win A GRAMMY

KREATOR’s MILLE PETROZZA Cooks His Favorite Vegan Curry (Video)

JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD: ‘There Is Some F**king Incredible Things Coming From This Band’

Former GUNS N’ ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER Misses The Excitement Of ’80s Rock Scene


OZZY OSBOURNE Backtracks On Sex Addiction Admission

PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Got ‘Support And Love And Understanding’ From Peers In Music Business Following ‘Dimebash’ Incident

Full Album Stream: Curse of Denial – ‘The 13th Sign’

Primitive Origins: Night Sun – ‘Mournin’’

Buzz Osborne Talks New Supergroup, Crystal Fairy

Blood Incantation, Withered and 8 More Acts to Open Select Dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour

What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Danzig
Album: Danzig III : How The God’s Kill
Song: How The Gods Kill
Buy now on Amazon:

Podcast Roundup:
One on One with Mitch La Fon:
Jack Russell – formerly of Great White, Luke Morley from Thunder, Dug Pinnick from the supergroup KXM (and King’s X) discussing KXM’s new album ‘Scatterbrain.’ Finally, Ratt’s Stephen Pearcy on the latest episode.

Ritual Madness Podcast:
Greg had Bill from Metalsota

Also, don’t forget the Ritual Madness Metal Night at Lee’s Liquor Lounge this February 24th, where it’ll be a mixed bag of Metal and Hip-Hip this month. Featuring Black Flood Diesel, MC Rentz, The Vault, Hex Vortices, and TicToc.


Talk is Jericho Podcast:
Devin Townsend

Talking Metal:
John Busch and John Garcia from Armored Saint, and on the most recent episode Mr. Michael Angelo Batio

The Eddie Trunk Podcast:
Eddie had Rob Zombie on his last episode.

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2. JACK RUSSELL Says ‘The Mystique’ From Music Industry Is Gone

3. PHILIP ANSELMO Talks Social Media, New Music From DOWN And Culture Of ‘V.I.P Packages’

4.MERCYFUL FATE Honored At Denmark’s STEPPEULVEN Awards

Artist: Solitude
Location: Tokyo, Japan
from the Album: Reach For The Sky
the Song is: Don’t Need Mercy

Buy now on Amazon:

1. Ritual of Odds

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3. Earthrise

4.Erich ‘Tranzig’ Tran

5. Green Death

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Artist: Projekt F
Location: Montreal, Canada
from the Album: The Butterfly Effect
the Song is: Tongue
Link: https://projektf.net/

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Top 25 Extreme Metal Albums of All Time
Read More: Top 25 Extreme Metal Albums of All Time | http://loudwire.com/top-extreme-metal-albums/?trackback=tsmclip

25-Pig Destoyer – Terrifyer
24-Cannibal Corpse – Tomb Of The Mutilated
23-Terrorizer – World Downfall
22-Eyehategod – Take As Needed For Pain
21-Converge – Jane Doe
20-Emperor – In The Nightside Eclipse
19-Thergothon – Stream From The Heavens
18-The Dillinger Escape Plan – Calculating Infinity
17-Immolation – Close To A World Below
16-Autopsy – Mental Funeral
15-Death – Leprosy
14-Suffocation – Pierced From Within
13-Darkthrone – Transilvanian Hunger
12-Immortal – Pure Holocaust
11-Bathory – Under The Sign Of The Black Mark
10-At The Gates – Slaughter Of The Soul
9-Carcass – Necroticism – Descanting The Insalubrious
8-Mayhem – De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
7-Napalm Death – Scum
6-Venom – Black Metal
5-Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk
4-Dissection – Storm Of The Light’s Bane
3-Death – Human
2-Morbid Angel – Altars Of Madness
1-Slayer – Reign In Blood

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Artist: Death
Album: Leprosy
Song: Pull The Plug
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DotW 70 Featuring Music from Thermit and Among The Serpents

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, What’s Nate Been Listening To, independent music from Thermit and Among The Serpents, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show comparing our list of Anthrax albums from worst-to-best to Loudwire.com’s list.
2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
Each episode we discuss the news, but there’s so much we don’t have time for, so we came up with “2 Minute Metal Meltdown” – we’ll have about two minutes to throw out some news headlines, and if something catches your ear visit www.dotwpod.com for the all of the links to the stories we cover. 
Here we go:
Podcast Roundup:
Firewind and Ozzy Osbourne Band’s Gus G makes an appearance, as well as Simon Kirke from Bad Company discussing his solo album, Joey Jordison formerly of Slipknot discussing his band VIMIC, Nic Maeder from Gotthard and Rocky from Tygers of Pan Tang.
Failing to Wake were on Episode 148, and the latest episode features Doom Metal local talent Chalice of Suffering. I can’t wait to listen to that one – we’ll be playing some Chalice on a future episode!
Stephen Pearcy is on TM for a short interview, claims that ‘the cancer has been removed’ from Ratt. (Animal Testing joke?) John Bush of Armored Saint and formerly of Anthrax and former Kyuss John Garcia make an appearance in TM 648.
Dave Navarro and Steve Stephens were on recently – Steve only brushing on the subject of working with Ozzy on his next album. Sebastian Bach and Kip Winger were up next, followed by Rik Emmet of Triumph and Kenny Arnoff on the most recent episode.
Mr. Henry Rollins is on the podcast, episode 906. I’ve heard it’s pretty good but I haven’t had a chance to listen yet. Joe’s friend Ari Shafir interviewed Henry on his podcast and Joe said it was a great interview so I am going to dig into that one as well.
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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Black Sabbath
Album: Master Of Reality
Song: Into The Void
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Artist: Thermit
Location: Poznań [POEZnen], Poland
from the Album: Saints
the Song is: The Last Meal of the King
Buy now on Amazon: MP3
Song Stream – 88 Mile Trip – Fragile (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
3. OmnisighT
‘Power of One’ is now streaming along with CD and digital download at https://omnisight.bandcamp.com/album/the-power-of-one
Also available on iTunes, Spotify, and all other major online retailers.
Power of One – Song Stream – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0PfsmXuBPA
‘Good Evening Deacon’ is now streaming at the following link: http://newnoisemagazine.com/premiere-gun-hire-good-evening-deacon/
Music Video – ‘Infection’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yzmajgdyTk
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Artist: Among The Serpents
Location: Minneapolis, MN
from the Album: ST EP
the Song is: Be Blood or Stone
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Loudwire’s Anthrax Albums Ranked
Loudwire’s List
11. Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
10. Stomp 442 (1995)
9. We’ve Come For You All (2003)
8. State Of Euphoria (1988)
7. Fistful Of Metal (1984)
6. For All Kings (2016)
5. Sound Of White Noise (1993)
4. Worship Music (2011)
3. Persistence Of Time (1990)
2. Spreading The Disease (1985)
1. Among The Living (1987)
Nate’s List
11. Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
10. Worship Music (2011)
9. We’ve Come For You All (2003)
8. Stomp 442 (1995)
7. For All Kings (2016)
6. Fistful Of Metal (1984)
5. State Of Euphoria (1988)
4. Sound Of White Noise (1993)
3. Persistence Of Time (1990)
2. Spreading The Disease (1985)
1. Among The Living (1987)
Gene’s List
11. Volume 8: The Threat Is Real (1998)
10. Stomp 442 (1995)
9. We’ve Come For You All (2003)
8. For All Kings (2016)
7. Worship Music (2011)
6. State Of Euphoria (1988)
5. Persistence Of Time (1990)
4. Fistful Of Metal (1984)
3. Spreading The Disease (1985)
2. Among The Living (1987)
1. Sound Of White Noise (1993)
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Artist: Anthrax
Album: The Sound of White Noise [Extended Edition]
Song: Cowboy Song [Thin Lizzy Cover]
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Episode 67 (December 6, 2016)

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Buffalo Theory MTL and Night Legion, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show discussing TeamRock’s list of Scorpions albums from “worst to best.”


Local talent Adam Sagan dies of cancer:

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
THEY’RE PLATINUM … Bobby Blotzer awards hired guns with official Ratt platinum plaques

Interview with Epitaph – Another Death Metal legend is back. More than 20 years later, Swedish Epitaph decided to reunite and release the new album.


METALLICA’s JAMES HETFIELD Says ‘Priorities Have Changed’ Ever Since He Got Sober


GUNS N’ ROSES Announces 2017 Tour Dates In Europe, North America

DAVE MUSTAINE: ‘I Have Tremendous Respect For KIRK HAMMETT’

QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Confronts ‘Hater’ At Tampa Concert: ‘I Don’t Tell You To F**k Off At Your House’

METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT: ‘I’m Still As Pissed Off And Motivated And Angry As I’ve Ever Been’

SCORPIONS Singer Says Chemistry With New Drummer MIKKEY DEE Is ‘Fantastic’

KREATOR And OBITUARY To Join Forces For ‘Decibel Magazine Tour’

Former SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO Set For ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’ Guest Stint

KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE MUSTAINE Couldn’t Let Go Of His Sadness, Anger And Frustration Over Being Fired From METALLICA

DEEP PURPLE Announces ‘The Long Goodbye Tour’

ACE FREHLEY On Rumored KISS Return: ‘It’s A Possibility’

Firm want to hide Trump Tower logo with Pink Floyd pigs


JOE SATRIANI Releases Free Remix EP

AMON AMARTH Bassist On Drummer Change: ‘It’s Been An Easy Switch’

METALLICA’s ROBERT TRUJILLO Reveals CLIFF BURTON Tribute On ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’

THE OBSESSED Releases Re-Recording Of ‘Sodden Jackal’ As Part Of ‘Adult Swim Singles’ Series

QUEENSRŸCHE: Why Fans Shouldn’t Expect To Ever See Another ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ Sequel


ANNIHILATOR: Trailer For ‘Triple Threat’ Three-Disc Set

Podcast Roundup:
Groove: The Notreble.com podcast: http://www.notreble.com/podcast/
Doug Wimbish

One on One with Mitch La Fon: https://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2
Pretty Maids and Phil Campbell from Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons

Metalsucks Podcast: http://www.metalsucks.net/category/podcast/
Dave Stephens from We Came as Romans and the Best of 2016 episode where Chuck and Godless not only discuss their picks for best releases of 2016, but they also bid us adieu as MS will be going in a new direction with the podcast in 2017.

Ritual Madness Podcast: http://www.ritualmadnesspodcast.com/

Talking Metal: http://talkingmetal.com/digital/
Jason Bittner of Flotsam and Jestam

The Eddie Trunk Podcast: http://podcastone.com/Eddie-Trunk-Podcast
Fred Coury, John 5 and Nuno Bettencourt on one episode, and more recently Sammy Hagar and Jason Bonham in separate interviews.

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Terrorizer
Album: Darker Days Ahead
Song: Blind Army
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1. Ritchie Blackmore Says He’ll Tour with Rainbow in 2017

2. DEEP PURPLE: First Taste Of ‘inFinite’ Album

3.Kirk Hammett says his one regret over Metallica’s Napster fight was that ‘no one else supported us’ – and recalls loss of phone full or riffs

4. KREATOR Frontman On ‘Gods Of Violence’: ‘We Needed To Come Up With An Album That Blows Everyone Away’
Artist: Buffalo Theory MTL
Location: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
from the Album: Skeptic Knight
the Song is: Punishment
Buy now on Amazon:


1. Vancouver Thrashers TERRIFIER Unleash New Mosher ‘Re-Animator’ via Metal Rules

Check out ‘Reaminator’ streaming at the following link: http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2016/11/24/metal-rules-premiere-vancouver-thrashers-terrifier-unleash-new-mosher-re-animator/

2. Prog Metallers TACTUS Stream Instrumental Album Version of ‘Bending Light’ via ItDjents

Bending Light – Album Stream – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niLxagtaRQE

The album is available for order on CD and digital download at the following links.

CD: http://buytactus.bigcartel.com/

Regular Album Order:
Bandcamp Exclusive Version w/ instrumentals and complete guitar tablature:

3. Metalizer Records artist Corners of Sanctuary have released an all new, original holiday single just in time for the season.

The song, “That Feeling We Know,’ is being made available as a FREE download exclusively on the band’s website.


4.Montreal Instrumental Tech Death TERAMOBIL (ft. members Augury, Beyond Creation, Unhuman, The Plasmarifle) Announce New Album ‘Magnitude of Thoughts’ via Newcore Music

The band’s new video for the album’s title track can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-H4tpX3e_BQ

Plus full album stream at https://teramobil.bandcamp.com/album/magnitude-of-thoughts

Album pre-order packages available at https://teramobil.ifmerch.com/en/

5.Black / Grind Metal KRATORNAS Posts Album Preview ‘Devoured By Damnation’

KRATORNAS have posted an album preview streaming at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpNMKUSObvQ
Plus you can hear their first single ‘Dead Burning Christ’ streaming at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZMalwP_TlQ

6.Winnipeg Groove Thrash DARK MESSIAH Unleash Debut EP

To hear the EP full stream, please visit http://darkmessiah2.bandcamp.com/releases 

For more info, please visit: www.darkmessiahmetal.com

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Artist: Night Legion
Location: Sidney, Australia
from the Album: Night Legion
the Song is: Night Legion
Link: http://www.nightlegion.net/

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Every Scorpions album ranked from worst to best

18. Humanity: Hour 1 (Sony, 2007)
17. Eye II Eye (East West, 1999)
16. Pure Instinct (East West, 1996)
15. Lonesome Crow (Brain, 1972)
14. Face The Heat (Mercury, 1993)
13. Sting In The Tail (Sony, 2010)
12. Fly To The Rainbow (Sony, 1974)
11. Taken By Force (Sony, 1977)
10. Unbreakable (BMG, 2004)
9. Savage Amusement (Harvest, 1988)
8. Return To Forever (Sony, 2015)
7. Crazy World (Mercury, 1990)
6. In Trance (Sony, 1975)
5. Virgin Killer (Sony, 1976)
4. Animal Magnetism (Harvest, 1980)
3. Lovedrive (Harvest, 1979)
2. Love at First Sting (Harvest, 1984)
1. Blackout (Harvest, 1982)
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Artist: Scorpions
Album: In Trance
Song: Dark Lady
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DotW 66 Featuring Music from DIVINITY and SORIZON


Episode 66 (November 22, 2016)

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Divinity and Sorizon, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show comparing our lists to Loudwire’s list of the 10 Best Thrash Metal Albums of the 1990s
 2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

DEICIDE Parts Ways With Guitarist JACK OWEN

GENE HOGLAN Completes Work On New Instructional DVD, ‘The Atomic Clock: The Clock Strikes Two’
SLAYER: First Look At ‘Repentless’ Comic Series

ANTHRAX Announces New ‘Record Store Day’ Release
SOIL Frontman Defends DONALD TRUMP, Says HILLARY CLINTON Is ‘An Evil, Evil Woman’

EYEHATEGOD Frontman Needs Lifesaving Liver Transplant
Update: VINCE NEIL ‘Uninvited’ From DONALD TRUMP’s Presidential Inauguration
VINNIE PAUL Says DAMAGEPLAN Would Have Been In It For The Long Haul If DIMEBAG Hadn’t Been Murdered
MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Didn’t Have A ‘Good Enough Reason’ To Rejoin MEGADETH

‘Lords Of Chaos’ Norwegian Black-Metal Movie Shooting In Oslo: First Look

COREY TAYLOR Wants To Make Amends With RICK RUBIN After Bashing Him As ‘Overrated’ And ‘Overpaid’

ULI JON ROTH To Release ‘Tokyo Tapes Revisited – Live In Japan’ In December
SOUNDGARDEN Is ‘Shooting For Late 2017’ Release Date For Next Studio Album, Says KIM THAYIL
ANTHRAX: More European Shows Added To ‘Among The Living’ 30th-Anniversary Tour
BLOODCLOT Feat. CRO-MAGS, Ex-DANZIG Members: ‘Up In Arms’ Album Due In 2017
METALLICA’s Catalog Returns To NAPSTER After 17 Years
OBITUARY Bassist Defends TRUMP’s Plan To Build A Wall: ‘What’s Wrong With Protecting Your Borders?’
Steve Tucker’s Warfather Take Up Arms to Slay the Grey

Podcast Roundup: 
Dee Snider, Yes’ Alan White, April Wine’s Myles Goodman, Mr. Phillip Anselmo, and Tygers of Pan Tang
Candiria guitarist John LaMacchia
Ritual Madness Podcasthttp://www.ritualmadnesspodcast.com/
Local Music episode on a recent episode featuring ‘The Gooch’ from Outside the Murder and Chris Stark from Twin Town Tyrant Records, and an episode featuring the band ‘The Culture Of.’ on the most recent download.
Oz Fox from Stryper, Tony Iommi!! – great episode I mush say, lots of goodies in this one,
Slaves on Dope and a music-based episode where Mark promised some big interview coming up.
Steve Whiteman of Kix (great interview) and a podcast featuring M. Shadows from Avenged Sevenfold and Billy Corgan from ‘The Smashing Pumpkins’
WTF with Marc Maron:  http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast
Marc had one Shep Gordon – Alice Cooper’s manager (amongst other artists) and this is an EXCELLENT interview.
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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Overkill
Album: Years Of Decay
Song: Playing With Spiders/Skullcrusher
Buy now on Amazon:
1. HENRY ROLLINS: DONALD TRUMP ‘Went From Grabbing Pussies To Being One’
2. METALLICA’s ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’ Is No. 1 In 57 Countries, Top 5 In 105 Countries
3. OVERKILL: ‘The Grinding Wheel’ Album Details Revealed
4.DEEP PURPLE’s ‘California Jam 1974’ To Be Released On Blu-Ray For First Time
5.HELLOWEEN To Be Rejoined By MICHAEL KISKE, KAI HANSEN For ‘Pumpkins United’ World Tour
Artist: Divinity
Location: Calgary, AB – Canada
from the Album: The Immortalist Pt. 2: Momentum
the Song is: PsyWar
Buy now on Amazon:
1. TEST YOUR METAL RECORDS Signs Vancouver Thrashers TERRIFIER; New Album Due Out January 2017
To hear a sneak peak of what’s to come off ‘Weapons of Thrash Destruction’ please listen to the following teaser https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btOlsDVda7I
2. ALL ELSE FAILS Launch Crowdfunding For New Album ‘Forever Lie’
Please visit the following link to learn more of what is being offered: https://igg.me/at/NewAllElseFails/x/8377141
3. PROTOKULT Premiere New Canadian Anthem ‘Oy Kanada’ via Metal-Rules
Album stream ‘No Beer In Heaven’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tHT25mIl8o
Music Video – ‘Get Me A Beer!’ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY_ADjSWiK8
For more info, please visit http://www.protokult.com
4.LEBENSSUCHT releases Brand New Music Video (NSFW) for the track ‘Beloved Depression’.
The LINK to the Music Video- ‘Beloved Depression’-
5.NAIOTH release self-title track “Transhuman Communication’
Listen to the track “Transhuman Communication” at this location: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reKoP7IdUEc
Follow the band Naioth at these locations:
6.Calgary Metalfest V Raises Over $7,000 From Live Charity Auction For Make-A-Wish-Foundation Alberta
For more info, please visit https://calgarymetalfest.com
7. Djent Worldwide TV Premiere PROTOSEQUENCE Live Music Video ‘GUARDIAN’
Check out their website for more details: www.protosequence.com
8.PureGrainAudio Premiere Viking / Folk Metal TROLLWAR’s New Warrior Anthem ‘Omens of Victory’; New EP ‘The Traveler’s Path’ Set For Release In 2017
To listen to ‘Omens of Victory’, head on over to the following link on PureGrainAudio.com: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/alma-quebec-s-trollwar-unveil-stream-of-new-song-omens-of-victory-exclusive-premiere
Plus it can be purchased at the following links:
For more info, please visit: https://trollwar.wixsite.com/trollwar
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Artist: Sorizon
Location: Orange County, CA USA
from the Album: End of Entrapment
the Song is: Falling
Buy now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fIH0pl
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10 Best Thrash Metal Albums of the 1990s
10. Death Angel, ‘Act III’ (1990)
9. Sodom, ‘Tapping the Vein’ (1992)
8. Dark Angel, ‘Time Does Not Heal’ (1991)
7. Anthrax, ‘Persistence of Time’ (1990)
6. Sepultura, ‘Arise’ (1991)
5. Kreator, ‘Coma of Souls’ (1990)
4. Overkill, ‘Horrorscope’ (1991)
3. Testament, ‘The Gathering’ (1999)
2. Slayer, ‘Seasons in the Abyss’ (1990)
1. Megadeth, ‘Rust in Peace’ (1990)
Gene’s List:
10. Laaz Rocket, ‘Know Your Enemy’ (1990)
9. Artillery, ‘By Inheritance’ (1990)
8. Defiance, ‘Void Terra Firma’ (1990)
7. Kreator, ‘Coma of Souls’ (1990)
6. Anthrax, ‘Persistence of Time’ (1990)
5. Overkill, ‘The Killing Kind’ (1996)
4. Sepultura, ‘Arise’ (1991)
3. Slayer, ‘Seasons in the Abyss’ (1990)
2. Overkill, ‘Horrorscope’ (1991)
1. Megadeth, ‘Rust in Peace’ (1990)
Nate’s List:
10. Aura Noir – Black Thrash Attack (1996)
9. Kreator – Coma Of Souls (1990)
8. Testament – The Ritual (1992)
7. Suicidal Tendencies – Lights….Camera….Revolution! (1990)
6. Sacred Reich – The American Way (1990)
5. Sepultura – Arise (1991)
4. Overkill – Horrorscope (1991)
3. Anthrax – Persistence Of Time (1990)
2. Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
1. Megadeth – Rust In Peace (1990)
Artist: Nuclear Assault
Album: Handle with Care
Song: Critical Mass
Buy now on Amazon:
CD: http://amzn.to/2fsb3Om




Episode 65 (November 8, 2016)

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Grotesque Ceremonium and Rapheumet’s Well, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show discussing Black Sabbath’s 13 vs. Heaven and Hell’s ‘The Devil You Know.’
R. I . P . Andrew Rehberger, founder of Tridriod Records

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

GEOFF TATE Says Legal Battle Over QUEENSRŸCHE Name ‘Was A Waste Of Time And Energy And Money’

METALLICA Collects Nine Tons Of Food For Abandoned Animals And Malnourished Children In Colombia

SLAYER’s KERRY KING Talks Producer RICK RUBIN, New Music And Possibility Of Retirement (Video)

PHILIP ANSELMO On ‘White Power’ Gesture: ‘I Was Playing A Part’

METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH Looks Back On ‘Some Kind Of Monster’ Film: ‘I Dealt With It By Shoving It Under A Rug’

SLAYER Teams Up With Streetwear Brand SUPREME For New Collection

OZZY OSBOURNE Is In Favor Of Legalizing Marijuana

MÖTLEY CRÜE Sued By 2014 Tour Openers THE RASKINS For $30 Million

MISFITS Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: Drum-Cam Footage Of Pre-Chicago Concert Soundcheck


STEVEN ADLER Performs ‘My Michelle’ With GUNS N’ ROSES At Second Buenos Aires Concert (Video)


Former PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN Completes Recording Solo Album

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Singer: ‘We Always Thought The Labels Didn’t Do Anything But Collect Money’

JAMES HETFIELD: ‘We Didn’t Care What METALLICA Meant To Us And Other People’

Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Named Japan Heritage Ambassador

RUSH Announces 40th-Anniversary Edition Of ‘2112’, Featuring Plenty Of Bonus Material

DOKKEN Reunion Tour ‘Was Very, Very Drama-Free,’ Says JEFF PILSON

OZZY OSBOURNE’s Next Solo Album Will Include Writing Collaborations With STEVE STEVENS

ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN Says PUBLIC ENEMY’s CHUCK D Has ‘The Heaviest Voice On The Planet’

LARS ULRICH Says Other Artists Were ‘Too Scared’ To Publicly Support METALLICA In NAPSTER Battle

GWAR Performs On ‘The Howard Stern Wrap-Up Show’ (Audio)

METALLICA Is Filming Music Videos For All Songs On ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’

Pre-Order the Decibel Hall of Fame Anthology: Vol. II Book!

Full Album Stream: Profanal’s “Supreme Fire” will Burn you Alive

Podcast Roundup:
Groove: The Notreble.com podcast: http://www.notreble.com/podcast/
Rudy Sarzo! Rudy talks Randy Rhodes, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult, etc. etc. Highly Recommend this episode!

No Guitar is Safe: https://soundcloud.com/guitar-player-magazine
Jude Gold brings us an interview with Mike Keneally who’s played with not only Frank Zappa, he’s sang on one of the Metalocalypse albums and toured with the actual live band! A great interview with lots of odd music – and some Deathklok!

One on One with Mitch La Fon: https://www.spreaker.com/show/one-on-one-with-mitch-lafon-episode-2
Mitch had Glenn Hughes on discussing Glenn’s new album ‘Resonate’ as well as some Rock and Roll HoF/Deep Purple discussion.

Metalsucks Podcast: http://www.metalsucks.net/category/podcast/
Adam D. of Killswith Engage on ep. 170

Ritual Madness Podcast: http://www.ritualmadnesspodcast.com/
Episode #142, Langen, Writer For ” Girl At The Rock Shows ” Blog is not available, and Greg will be running his live broadcast this Friday November 11th with the band ‘The Culture Of.’ Listen live and chat along if you can, and download of the episode will be available sometime in the near future.

Just a reminder that November 26th will be the next RMP show at Lee’s Liquor Lounge in MPLS. The night of heavy will contain the following bands:
Cold Colours
Beauty of Decay
Murder in the House of God

8:30pm Doors
9pm Music

Talk is Jericho Podcast: http://www.podcastone.com/Talk-Is-Jericho
Chris had a couple of episodes with Avenged 7X, but I didn’t care to listen to them. If you’re interested, they’re up there. More importantly, Chris had ALICE COOPER on discussing the early years, and Alice running for President.

Talking Metal: http://talkingmetal.com/digital/
Emily Strigl makes her return with an interview with Marq from ‘The Bullet Boys’ that was fun, and on ep. 634 Mark Strigl interviews Erik Turner of Warrant, and on the most recent episode he interviews Slaves on Dope.

The Eddie Trunk Podcast: http://podcastone.com/Eddie-Trunk-Podcast
Eddie had on the boys from Alter Bridge, and on his most recent offering he had a couple of short interviews – Jon Bon Jovi and Micheal Anthony of Van Halen and Chickenfoot fame!

WTF with Marc Maron: http://www.wtfpod.com/podcast
Well, Marc Maron has outdone himself yet again. This time, he gets some one-on-one time with the one and only Roger Waters! EXCELLENT interview that I highly recommend!

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: James Gang
Album: Rides Again
Song: The Bomber: A-Closet Queen, B-Bolero, C-Cast Your Fate To The Wind
Buy now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fKHWWM

1. OBITUARY Putting Finishing Touches On New Album

2. MAX CAVALERA Says JONATHAN DAVIS Is ‘Being Childish’ By Claiming ‘Roots’ Was ‘Blatant KORN Rip-Off’

3. DEE SNIDER Apologizes To CANNIBAL CORPSE For Slamming Band’s Lyrics

4.What Would Cliff Burton Have Thought About the Music Metallica Made Without Him? James Hetfield Weighs In


Artist: Grotesque Ceremonium
Location: Ankara, Ankara Province – Turkey
from the Album: Demonic Inquisition
the Song is: Crushing Morbid Death
Link: http://grotesqueceremonium.bandcamp.com/


1. Inire Stream ‘Crash’ Off of Upcoming Album – New Album Due November 18th

The hear ‘Crash’, please TheGauntlet.com: http://thegauntlet.com/article/31563/INIRE-Release-2nd-Single-Exclusive-Premier-of-Crash-Here-
Album pre-order available at http://inire.ca

2. Fatal Illness Management Signs California Hardcore Punks DEVASTATION

For more info, please visit the following links:

3. MALACODA Unleash New TV Horror Inspired Video ‘Penny Dreadful’; New EP ‘Ritualis Aeterna’ Out Dec 2nd

To watch ‘Penny Dreadful’, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTJfr292o7g

For more info, please visit: http://www.MalacodaMetal.com

4. VAN HALST Announce New Guitarist Tara McLeod

For more info, please visit http://www.vanhalstmusic.com

5. Band Submission Deadline Dec 1st For Alberta’s Loud As Hell Metal Fest 2017

Band applications can be submitted at the following link until December 1st 11:59pm MT: http://www.loudashell.com/bands
6. Japan’s SOLITUDE Sign With Test Your Metal Records.


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Artist: Rapheumet’s Well
Location: Hickory, North Carolina – USA
from the Album: The Exile
the Song is: Crucible of Titans
Link: http://www.rapheumetswell.org/
Buy now on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fzorAE

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Heaven and Hell – The Devil You Know vs. Black Sabbath’s ’13’

Artist: Heaven and Hell
Album: Devil You Know
Song: Bible Black
Buy now on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2fZEZXw 

64 Featuring Music from ENOID and VAN HALST


Episode 64 (October 24, 2016)

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Enoid and Van Halst, we’ll discuss some tidbits from the music-related podcast community in the Podcast Roundup, and we’ll wrap the show comparing our list to TeamRock’s rankings of Slayer’s albums from worst to best.

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN Has Changed His Tune About SPOTIFY: ‘It’s The Best Thing Ever’

COREY TAYLOR Was ‘Pissed’ That He Couldn’t Join ANTHRAX In 2007

MICHAEL ANTHONY Says He Spoke To ALEX VAN HALEN For First Time In More Than A Decade

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Announces ‘Forbidden Territories Of The World’ European Tour

COREY TAYLOR Opens Up About Battling Alcoholism On ‘Never Meet Your Heroes’ With SCOTT IAN

DEEP PURPLE’s New Album To Be Released In The Spring, Says ROGER GLOVER

WITCHERY: Official Lyric Video For New Song ‘Nosferatu’

Authorized Biography Of BAD BRAINS Frontman Due In January

PAUL BOSTAPH: ‘I’d Be A Liar If I Said I Didn’t’ Feel Pressure Rejoining SLAYER

SCOTT IAN Says ANTHRAX ‘Should Have Given’ JOEY BELLADONNA ‘A Shot’ Before Firing Him

Listen To Never-Before-Heard LAMB OF GOD Song ‘The Duke’

MÖTLEY CRÜE’s VINCE NEIL Avoids Jail In Battery Case


MESHUGGAH Can’t Write Music While On Tour

DEEP PURPLE: Limited-Edition Deluxe Photo Book ‘For One Night Only’ Due In December

OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Single ‘Our Finest Hour’

Immolation Unveil 25th Anniversary Re-recording of “Immolation” Via Decibel Flexi Series!

Superjoint’s Phil Anselmo’s First Longform Interview Since Dimebash


GEOFF TATE Regrets His QUEENSRŸCHE Stint ‘Ended So Badly’

SEX PISTOLS Guitarist STEVE JONES To Release ‘Lonely Boy: Tales Of A Sex Pistol’ Autobiography

Box Set From Grunge Pioneers MOTHER LOVE BONE Due In November

EYEHATEGOD Feat. LAMB OF GOD’s RANDY BLYTHE: Video Footage Of Entire Baltimore Set

Pro-Shot Footage Of PHILIP ANSELMO Fronting EYEHATEGOD In New Orleans

DEVILDRIVER’s ‘Special’ New Project Is ‘Not Exactly A Country Album’

KERRY KING Is ‘Completely Open’ To Having GARY HOLT Contribute Song Ideas To Next SLAYER Album

Podcast Roundup:

Adam Carolla Show:
Steve Lukather from Toto and a plethora of other bands was on Adam’s show. Great guitar player, great interview. Mentions that the song ‘Africa’ was not a song that they wanted to release but did – turned out to be a huge hit for the band.

One on One with Mitch La Fon: 
Graham Bonnet from Rainbow fame, Rickey Medlocke from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Keith Howland from Chicago, and Jim Crean from the Appice Brothers band.

Metalsucks Podcast: 
Monte Pittman from Prong and Madonna’s band, Vicky Psarakis of the Agonist, and Jordan Mancino from Wovenwar.

Ritual Madness Podcast: 
Portraits of War, Hate Beast discussing their new release, and a band that we’ve featured on the podcast – Prypiat! Their losing their singer/bass player Chris so that really sucks.

Talk is Jericho Podcast:
Jimi Hendrix’s brother Leon Hendrix was on discussing Jimi’s life in and before music and the future, and Vivian Campbell and Phil Sousan with the band ‘Last in Line’ band discussing Jimmy Bain, Dio and the future of the band.

Talking Metal: 
Members from Alice Coopers band make an appearance, the band Kyng and a member of Zakk Sabbath, Jesse James Dupree, Punky Meadows, Trixter and John DeServio from Black Label Society.

The Eddie Trunk Podcast: 
Jeff Pilson from Dokken discussing their reunion tour amongst other things, Jesse James Dupree, Michael Sweet and a big interview with Lars Ulrich from a little band called Metallica.

WTF with Marc Maron: 
Mark had another interview with another music icon – David Crosby. A lot of music history with that dude. Sounds like he hasn’t been good on managing his money and had to sell his beloved sail boat recently.

If you have a podcast or have a favorite one that you’d like to turn me on to, please email me a link at gene@dotwpod.com!
What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Obituary
Album: Ten Thousand Ways To Die
Song: Loathe
Buy now on Amazon

1. Film Adaptation Of ‘Lords Of Chaos’ Gets Financial Partners And More Cast

2. EXCLUSIVE: Tom Gabriel Fischer – Classic Celtic Frost Albums To Be Reissued

3. ‘This Is Spinal Tap’ Co-Creator Sues VIVENDI For $125 Million

4. KING DIAMOND: Update On New Blu-Ray/DVD And Next Studio Album

5.Mayhem Will Perform De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas in its Entirety on 2017 North American Tour

01/20 Montreal, QC – Club Soda
01/21 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theater
01/22 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
01/23 Chicago, IL – Metro
01/24 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
01/25 Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights
01/27 Denver, CO – Gothic Theater
01/28 Sat Lake City, UT – The Complex
01/30 Calgary, AB – Marquee
01/31 Edmonton, AB – Starlite Room
02/02 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/03 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
02/04 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/06 San Francisco, CA – Social Hall SF
02/07 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
02/08 Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
02/10 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
02/11 Dallas, TX – Trees
02/13 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
02/14 Wilmington, NC – Thorne Theater
02/15 Washington, DC – The Howard Theater
02/16 Philadelphia, PA – Theater of the Living Arts
02/17 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
02/18 Boston, MA – Royale
02/19 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater

Artist: Enoid
Location: Switzerland
from the Album: Exile on the Edge of Torment (Exilé Aux Confins Des Tourments)
the Song is: Eateth my flesh, take my pain (Mangez ma chair, prenez ma douleur)

Set to unleash their debut album ‘The Eyes of The Soulless’ on November 25th, 2016, the band is offering a FREE download of their release’s title track at the following link: https://krepitus.bandcamp.com/track/eyes-of-the-soulless

2. Violet Cold to release ‘Magic Night’ via the newly revamped Tridroid Records


JUPITER HOLLOW’s singles from their forthcoming release can be heard at the following links with more videos to follow.
Music Video – Hades Heart – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep6dxPi_Iis
Song Stream – Deep In Space – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RsIjdloFLA
Lyric Video Medley – Ascending / Hades Heart – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrfnhI6hI1s

4. HELLEBORUS have teamed up with Flesh Vessel for the limited edition black and translucent vinyl release of ‘The Carnal Sabbath’.

5. UFORIA are offering fans a FREE download of their track ‘Wake Me’ from their newly released EP ‘Fight or Flight’ produced and co-written with Finger Eleven drummer Steve Molella.

To get you FREE download:

6. STAGEWAR released their new single “No Place To Go” on 7th October and here comes their new video, accompanying it:


7. STRIKER wins!

8. Wacken Metal Battle USA is coming to America!!

Submissions for Metal Battle USA will began October 21st and end on December 2nd at 11:59pm EST.

Band submissions can be made at the following link: https://metalbattleusa.com/apply/

Please watch the following video trailer to see all the metal fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_xjt8Qp3TE


To hear ‘Come Serene Dark’, please visit the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J880CdTxsh8

‘Anathema’ is available for pre-order at the following link: http://endemise.bandcamp.com/album/anathema

Music Video ‘Anathema’:

10. INIRE are offering fans a taste of what’s to come with a FREE download of their single ‘Endless’ exclusively via PureGrainAudio.com at the following link: http://puregrainaudio.com/audio/inire-endless-free-song-download

Plus view their music video for ‘Endless’ at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX00aBRq7LI

11. The Chronic Legion

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Artist: Van Halst
Location: Toronto, Ontario – Canada
from the Album: Make the World Believe
the Song is: The End
Buy now on Amazon

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TeamRock’s SLAYER: Worst to Best
12. Undisputed Attitude (1996)
Slayer chose this album to pay tribute to their punk roots, covering songs by Minor Threat, T.S.O.L. D.R.I. and the Stooges among others. There were also two songs from Pap Smear, guitarist Jeff Hanneman’s mid-80s side-project, and one new Slayer song, Gemini. The original concept had been to do a heavy metal covers album, but that just didn’t work, hence the switch. Their weakest effort.

11. Diabolus In Musica (1998)
Unlike Divine Intervention, where the music was principally written by guitarist Kerry King, this time around it was Hanneman who composed the bulk of the material, giving it a more experimental edge than perhaps anyone had expected. Hanneman claimed that he could find nothing against which to measure Slayer, so just went for his own approach. To some extent this acknowledged the nu metal scene, but typically they adapted this to their own image, not least the lyrics, which reflected their whole ‘Devil In Music’ ethos.

10. Christ Illusion (2006)
After a five-year gap, the longest stretch of time between releases in the band’s career, Slayer hit the mark with their finest album since Seasons In The Abyss. Was it a coincidence that Lombardo returned behind the kit? The sound was modern, yet dynamic. The songs were direct and fearless – they even wrote Jihad about the 9/11 attacks from a terrorist’s perspective, while the Grammy-winning Eyes Of The Insane dealt with a soldier’s post-traumatic stress disorder. Thrash was making waves again, and Slayer had come up with their own tidal wave.

9. God Hates Us All (2001)
Released on September 11 20001 – yes, 9/11 – the album had more realism in the lyrics, mirroring the uncertainty of the times. Musically, though, it was a little confused. Producer Matt Hyde was brought in and was keen to update the Slayer sound, something the band didn’t appreciate. So, the end product didn’t quite realise the potential the songs suggested. However, there’s enough here – especially on the Grammy-nominated Disciple and Bloodline – to ensure the band could still stride into the new millennium as metal gods.

8. Repentless (2015)
From the rampaging shock ‘n’ awe of its title track to the seething belligerence of Pride In Prejudice, Repentless made it plain that the tragic death of Jeff Hanneman was not going to dent Slayer’s sonic armour. The late guitarist’s Piano Wire aside, this was Kerry King’s album: a scowling reaffirmation of musical values, given extra impetus by the need to honour a fallen comrade. Songs like Chasing Death and Implode are as heavy and hostile as anything in the Slayer catalogue, but it was the gruesome, slow-motion squall of When The Stillness Comes that packed the biggest emotional punch. Still Slayer. Still killer.

7. Divine Intervention (1994)
Paul Bostaph came in to replace Lombardo. A fine drummer, but not quite in the same class, or with the same impact, as his predecessor. Further problems emerged because the band used several studios and two producers – Toby Wright and Rick Rubin – which gave the album a disjointed feel. Also, the guitars seemed to be mixed too low and not, as is Slayer’s way, pushed right up in your face.

6. Show No Mercy (1983)
Recorded with virtually no budget, Show No Mercy was so vicious and downright evil that it knocked most people’s perceptions of metal on its head. This was extreme, even by the standard Metallica had set at the time. Some misunderstood the band’s high speed, unrelenting approach as proving they had little of musical value to offer. Wrong! To be as convincing as this, the fearless foursome had to be more than competent. A true invocation of dark forces that can still unnerve the unwary.

5. Hell Awaits (1985)
Anyone who believes Slayer just make the same album over and over really should listen to Show No Mercy, and then this one. The progression was clear. The band were tighter, sharper and, yes, faster than before. And still as driven and angry. With a comparatively more sophisticated production, the band were carving their own niche, as witnessed on the title track, At Dawn They Sleep and Hardening Of The Arteries. This record also made its mark as one of the inspirations for the grind genre.

4. World Painted Blood (2009)
In contrast to the mixed response received by 2006’s Christ Illusion, Slayer’s 11th studio album was widely acclaimed, not least because it noisily revisited the raw, vicious vibe of the band’s early works. The likes of Kerry King’s Hate Worldwide and Jeff Hanneman’s Psychopathy Red got the balance between cutting edge oomph and underground filth just right, with then drummer Dave Lombardo powering everything along at a breathless pace. New lyrical horrors unfurled during the self-explanatorily grim Snuff, while the slithering, sinister Beauty Through Order mirrored the unsettling miasma of its bloody, controversial video. Hanneman’s last full hurrah was a gnarly triumph.

3. South Of Heaven (1988)
How do you follow Reign In Blood? It’s an almost impossible quandary, but the band elected to get even heavier by slowing down – mind you, when anyone suggests Slayer ‘slowed down’, it has to be born in mind that they were still playing riffs at hyper speed, just not going consistently into warp overdrive. They even included Judas Priest’s Dissident Aggressor as a nod to their own metal heroes. But the title track and Mandatory Suicide were the real gems.

2. Seasons In The Abyss (1990)
The last studio album for drummer Dave Lombardo, until 2006, and while it offered no discernible change in direction from what had gone before, the band’s strength of vision was clear on Dead SkinMask and War Ensemble. Many believed that Seasons In The Abysswas the sound of Slayer stuck in a rut. However, this was actually a band in a groove, knowing precisely what they should be doing, and how to deliver it. At a time when some were saying thrash was dead, Slayer were still brimming with ideas.

1. Reign In Blood (1986)
Citing this as ‘the greatest thrash album of all time’ might sound like a convenient soundbite… until you hear it. With Rick Rubin producing, everything was taken to a height nobody would ever scale again. The playing was world class, the songs were stunning, the production balanced technology with the brute force of their live performance and, best of all, it came in at under 30 minutes, which meant that it never outstayed its welcome. From the moment opening track Angel Of Death kicks in to the last chords of closer Raining Blood, this is peerless.

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Artist: Slayer
Album: Reign In Blood
Song: Postmortem/Raining Blood
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DOTW Episode 43 Featuring Music from GORGATRON


Episode 43 10/27/2015

Former OBITUARY Bassist FRANK WATKINS Dies At 47

Podcast Roundup:

No Guitar is Safe:

Ritual Madness Podcast:

New podcast: Talk is Jericho

Liar City:


Talking Metal:

Eddie Trunk podcast:

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
RITCHIE BLACKMORE: Second Rock Show Announced For 2016 – He plans to film and record the performances for future release!!

New CHASTAIN Song ‘All Hail The King’ Available For Streaming

WITCHCRAFT To Release ‘Nucleus’ Album Next Year

SLAYER’s ‘666 Red Ale’ Officially Licensed Beer Now Available From Sweden’s NILS OSCAR COMPANY

WARRANT Is ‘Talking To’ Producer MICHAEL WAGENER About Next Studio Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE-Branded Beer ‘Amber Smashed Face’ Coming Soon

Spotify Owes Victory Records $23,000 in Unpaid Royalties

Metal Church “behind the scenes” video of new album available:

Dave Mustaine Fires His ‘Stupid Ass’ Guitar Tech

Is ATHEIST’s Next Album Going To Be Its Last? Story on MetalInjection.net

Abbath Says He Felt Forced To Quit IMMORTAL

Extreme Metallers Aborted Have Been Banned for Dubai After Angry Parent Complains About Their Lyrics

MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Says Daughter’s Country Music Aspirations Prompted Move To Nashville

Drummer Chason Westmoreland Splits with Hate Eternal; Hannes Grossmann Named Temporary Replacement

DEEP PURPLE Performs Two New Songs In Lodz, Poland – video highlights available

Tom Araya is on the cover of Bass Guitar magazine’s November issue!

L.A.’s Legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill Shut Down Due to Cockroach Infestation

GEOFF TATE Breaks Down Differences Between European And American Audiences (America is also pretty fixated on hip-hop and ‘bro country’)

HELLOWEEN To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With ‘Hellbook’ Release

SLIPKNOT’s JIM ROOT Loses Guitar To Theft

JUDAS PRIEST: ‘Painkiller’ 25th-Anniversary 10-Inch Die Cut Buzz Saw EP To Be Made Available For ‘Record Store Day’

What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Satan’s Satyrs
Notes: Vocals, Bass Guitar, and Hammond by Clayton Burgess of Electric Wizard – Formed in Virginia 2009
Album: Die Screaming
Song: Show Me Your Skull



3. Anthrax Talk ‘Spreading the Disease’ Reissue, ‘Fascist Guitar Playing’
STROMTROOPERS OF DEATH: ‘Speak English Or Die’ 30th-Anniversary Reissue Due In November

4. DAVE MUSTAINE Talks New MEGADETH Lineup, Sets Record Straight On His Upcoming Book


Artist: Gorgatron
from the Album: Inner Supremacy
the Song is: The Year Nineteen Nagasaki

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5. Pirosaint http://pirosaint.bandcamp.com/album/live-blackthorn-51-full-show


6. Cold Kingdom https://www.facebook.com/ColdKingdomBand/?fref=nf


7. Cryptopsy http://cryptopsy.ca/

8. Manticore / Ritual Slaughter split


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50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time

What is hair metal? According to Urban Dictionary.com, it’s the following:

“A form of 80’s teenybopper music made primarily by effeminate men wearing makeup and dressed like women, with stereotypical 80’s big hair. After an initial wave of it fizzled out in 1987, it resurfaced just a couple of years later with a short-lived new breed of even lamer bands. Success in hair metal was primarily achieved through placing primary importance on the ability to pose for the camera, and comprising your band with simpletons with little or no musical ability, much less creativity. Once the formula was in place, it was just a matter of finding gullible losers to buy into the swindle. MTV, which started out as a music television channel, obliged, making this subgenre of wimp rock popular at the time. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of hair metal was it’s juvenile lyrics.

Never intentionally bad, the lyrical wasteland was a direct result of the limited intellectual capacities of the band members.Hair metal was made popular by bands like Poison, Warrant, Winger, Slaughter, White Lion, Trixter, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Kix, and the Bulletboys.”

50 Lord Tracy, ‘Deaf Gods Of Babylon’ (1989)
49 Mr. Big,’ Lean Into It’ (1991)
48 Precious Metal, ‘Right Here Right Now’ (1985)
47 Lita Ford, ‘Lita’ (1988)
46 Kik Tracee, ‘No Rules’ (1991)
45 Pretty Boy Floyd, ‘Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz’ (1989)
44 Kiss, ‘Lick It Up’ (1983)
43 Vixen, ‘Vixen’ (1988)
42 D-A-D, ‘No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims’ (1989)
41 Winger, ‘Winger’ (1988)
40 Stryper, ‘To Hell With the Devil’ (1986)
39 Vinnie Vincent Invasion, ‘Vinnie Vincent Invasion’ (1986)
38 Britny Fox, ‘Britny Fox’ (1988)
37 Bang Tango, ‘Psycho Café’ (1989)
36 Alice Cooper, ‘Trash’ (1989)
35 Badlands, ‘Badlands’ (1989)
34 Junkyard, ‘Junkyard’ (1989)
33 Saigon Kick, ‘The Lizard’ (1992)
32 Great White, ‘…Twice Shy’ (1989)
31 Slaughter, ‘Stick It to Ya’ (1990)
30 BulletBoys, ‘Freakshow’ (1991)
29 Dangerous Toys, ‘Dangerous Toys’ (1989)
28 Black ‘N Blue, ‘Black ‘N Blue’ (1984)
27 L.A. Guns, ‘Cocked and Loaded’ (1989)
26 Poison, ‘Open Up and Say… Ahh!’ (1988)
25 David Lee Roth, ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ (1986)
24 Enuff Z’Nuff, ‘Enuff Z’Nuff’ (1989)
23 Hanoi Rocks, ‘Self Destruction Blues’ (1982)
22 White Lion, ‘Pride’ (1987)
21 Dokken, ‘Under Lock and Key’ (1985)
20 Love/Hate, ‘Black Out in the Red Room’ (1990)
19 Warrant, ‘Cherry Pie’ (1990)
18 Cinderella, ‘Night Songs’ (1986)
17 Def Leppard, ‘Pyromania’ (1983)
16 Twisted Sister, ‘Stay Hungry’ (1984)
15 Quiet Riot, ‘Metal Health’ (1983)
14 Warrant, ‘Dirty, Rotten, Filthy, Stinking Rich’ (1989)
13 Extreme, ‘Extreme II: Pornograffiti’ (1990)
12 Whitesnake, ‘Whitesnake’ (1987)
11 Tesla, ‘The Great Radio Controversy’ (1989)
10 Cinderella, ‘Long Cold Winter’ (1988)
9 Motley Crue, ‘Too Fast for Love’ (1981)
8 Kix, ‘Blow My Fuse’ (1988)
7 Faster Pussycat, ‘Faster Pussycat’ (1987)
6 Ratt, ‘Out of the Cellar’ (1984)
5 Skid Row, ‘Skid Row’ (1989)
4 Mötley Crüe, ‘Shout at the Devil’ (1983)
3 Bon Jovi, ‘Slippery When Wet’ (1986)
2 Poison, ‘Look What the Cat Dragged in’ (1986)
1 Def Leppard, ‘Hysteria’ (1987)

For more “Hair Metal” idiocy, visit LA Weekly’s list of the top 15 Hair Metal bands of all time, which includes Twisted Sister and WASP:

Artist: Nuclear Assault
Album: Pounder
Song: Pounder

Episode 22 Featuring Music from NOSTRIL CAVERNS

Nostril Caverns

Episode 22 11/28/2014

This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Nostril Caverns, as well as a new segment: Metal Association!

Former Lillian Axe guitarist Jon Ster passed away.

More Artillery talk and correction/explanation. Also more Neil Turbin discussion.

Death/Obituary tour talk.

A few podcast notes from other podcasts I’ve listened to recently: Talking Metal snags interview with Joe Lynn Turner.

Another podcast to note is Metalsucks episode 77 featuring Mike Muir of Suicidal Tendencies.


What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: King Diamond
Album:  Dreams Of Horror
Song: The Invisible Guests (Originally From “Them”)


1. Guitarist Chris Broderick Quits Megadeth & Drummer Shawn Drover Quits Megadeth

“I’m very sorry, but that will never happen. There is no chance I would ever do that.” – Glen Drover on returning to Megadeth

2. Body Of Megadeth Mainman Dave Mustaine’s Mother-In-Law Found.

3. Dave Lombardo Reportedly Open To Replacing Shawn Drover In Megadeth.

4. Onslaught “Fires” Singer Neil Turbin Two Days Before Completion Of North American “Thrash Invasion Tour.”

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.


I’d highly recommend checking out the song ‘The Dying’s Last Breath.’
5. Nostril Caverns release new E.P.

6. Detritus from Prescott, WI call it a day.

7. No Conviction seek drummer

8. Invidiosus offer free Malignant Universe download

If you have any news you’d like to share, or any music you’d like considered to be played on the show, please email us at dotwpod@gmail.com.


Metal Association: I’ll say a word (band, song or artist) or a sentence such as a news headline and Nate gives a one-word reply.


Artist:  Rollins Band
Album:  Weight
Song:  Liar

#17 Featuring music from Haunted Wisconsin

Episode #17
September  22, 2014

Episode 17

Discussion topic: AM I WRONG?!

Should Kiss have used new “characters” for the new members like they did when Vinnie Vincent and Eric Carr joined the band, or re-use the iconic Ace and Peter – or Spaceman and Catman – costumes.

What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Deep Purple
Album: Deep Purple In Rock
Song: Child in Time

1. GWAR To Introduce Two New Members On ‘Gwar Eternal Tour’ This Fall

2. OBITUARY: New Song ‘Violence’ Available For Streaming

3. FRANK BELLO: ANTHRAX Is Working On ‘Heavy, Riff-Oriented’ And ‘Thrashier’ New Album

4. Testament, Deicide, Crowbar Men Hit Devil’s Highway

SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Haunted Wisconsin
Album: Missing Women
Song: White Sunday

Notes: Haunted Wisconsin, made up of members from the band Funeral Class, hail from River Falls, Wisconsin. They’re getting ready to release Missing Women, and will be doing some show support for the release as well. Check ’em out on Facebook and Reverbnation!

5. Indian Death Metal band Reptilian Death have offered a free download of their debut album ‘Total Annihilation’ to mark it’s 10 year anniversary.


6. Striker – the Thrash band from Canada – has had to pull of the Onslaught/Artillery tour of North America.

7. DotW podcast has a new segment!

Make sure you check out Reverend Poky Bunge on on their website http://reverendpokybunge.com/ and on Facebook at
If you have any news you’d like to share, or any music you’d like considered to be played on the show, please email us at dotwpod@gmail.com

Artist: Onslaught
Album: VI
Song: 66’fucking’6