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MEGADETH – IN MY DARKEST HOUR – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! As I mentioned on our Instagram page yesterday (the_metal_wire) it’s our 1 year anniversary and I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you for all your support and dedication to The Metal Wire. We couldn’t have done it without you and we have lots of great things coming up for the future. With that being said today I’d like to take a trip back to 1988 to a song by Megadeth off their third album “So Far, So Good…So What!” called “In My Darkest Hour.”

Dave Mustaine has stated in various interviews that the song was inspired after hearing of Cliff Burton’s death. According to liner notes on the album, Dave and bassist David Ellefson wrote the song in one sitting.  While the song was inspired by Cliff’s death, it’s true meaning is about Mustaine’s  breakup with his girlfriend, Diana.

The song was released as a single, but never actually ended up on the charts. MTV also banned the video because they felt the lyrics were about suicide. The band was highlighted in the Penelope Spheeris movie “The Decline of The Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years” and the movie closes with Megadeth’s performance of the track. Spheeris also directed the video.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “IN MY DARKEST HOUR”

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite album. Each week I’ll chose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one you’d pick.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Slayer – Reign In Blood vs. King Diamond – Abigail. My pick came down to:

SLAYER – REIGN IN BLOOD

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Here are this week’s choices:

ANTHRAX – SPREADING THE DISEASE

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VS.

TESTAMENT – THE LEGACY

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

EXODUS – FABULOUS DISASTER – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads. Today we take a trip back to 1989 to the third album by San Francisco Bay Area thrash band, Exodus called “Fabulous Disaster.”

The album released by Combat Records features the song “Toxic Waltz”, which was often seen on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball. The album also includes a cover of the War song “Low Rider.” The band lineup for “Fabulous Disaster” includes:

  • Steve “Zetro” Souza – Vocals
  • Gary Holt  – Guitars, backing vocals
  • Rick Hunolt – Guitars, backing vocals
  • Rob McKillop – Bass, backing vocals
  • Tom Hunting – Drums, percussion

The album reached #82 on The Billboard 200 chart and the album version’s inner sleeve was printed green with the lyrics, photos and credits for the band.  The AC/DC cover of “Overdose” was left out on some issues of the album due to licensing issues.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW AND GET ON YOUR FEET AND DO “THE TOXIC WALTZ”

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite album. Each week I’ll chose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one you’d pick.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Warrant – Cherry Pie vs. Poison – Open Up and Say…Ahhhh! My pick came down to:

WARRANT – CHERRY PIE

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Here are this week’s choices:

SLAYER – REIGN IN BLOOD

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VS.

KING DIAMOND – ABIGAIL

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

BON JOVI – RUNAWAY – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week. Today we take a trip back to 1983 to the self-titled debut album by Bon Jovi for the track “Runaway.”

“Runaway” was originally recorded in 1981 with a group of studio musicians known as The All Star Review which included  Hugh McDonald – bass, Tim Pierce – guitar  and Roy Bittan – keyboards. The keyboard intro was written by Mick Seeley, who eventually went on to join Southside Johnny and the Asbury Dukes.

In 1983, New York radio station WAPP (103.5 FM) held a contest to find the best unsigned band and after the song won, it became a hit. “Runaway” was the first single released off the album and it hit #39 on the Billboard Top 100 in 1984.

“Runaway” is the only song Bon Jovi still plays live today from their older material and it is one of the songs they are most proud of. Check out the video below that introduced Bon Jovi to the world.

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST – EPISODE #3

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Happy  Thursday everyone! I am excited to share our next episode of The Metal Wire podcast with special guest Joe DiBiase of Fates Warning!

I look forward to reading all your comments on this episode and any suggestions on what you’d like to hear in the future.

Thank you to everyone for your support and very special thanks to Joe for a great interview. Enjoy!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #3 – INTERVIEW WITH JOE DIBIASE

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite album. Each week I’ll chose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one you’d pick.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Overkill – Under The Influence vs. Exodus – Fabulous Disaster. Again a tough choice but my pick came down to:

OVERKILL – UNDER THE INFLUENCE

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Here are this week’s choices:

WARRANT – CHERRY PIE

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VS.

POISON – OPEN UP AND SAY…AHHH!

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!