Category Archives: METAL

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was Van Halen with David Lee Roth  vs. Van Halen with Sammy Hagar. While it was tough my choice:

VAN HALEN WITH DAVID LEE ROTH

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This week I’ve made it a bit more interesting again:

ANTHRAX WITH NEIL TURBIN

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VS.

ANTHRAX WITH JOEY BELLADONNA

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VS.

ANTHRAX WITH JOHN BUSH

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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!

 

HEAVY METAL BIRTHDAYS – METAL REWIND

Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope it’s been a great week. It’s finally Friday and time to kick back and relax. Today’s post is a little different than our normal Metal Rewind. There are a few metallers celebrating birthdays this weekend. Check out the list below:

CHUCK BILLY

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The Testament and Dublin Death Patrol vocalist celebrates his 57th birthday this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Chuck, who replaced Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza in Testament in 1986, has been an integral part of what makes them one of the greatest bands to come out of the Bay Area. Chuck, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and underwent chemotherapy treatments has since been given a clean bill of health.  The band are currently working on their next album and are scheduled to tour in 2020.

TESTAMENT – NATIVE BLOOD

LIZZY BORDEN

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The Me Against The World singer also celebrates his 56th birthday on Sunday. Lizzy, (born Gregory Harges) who named the band after the axe murderess Lizzie Borden has been the frontman since 1983. He was also the vocalist for a side project called Starwood and got his start singing for a band called Diamond Dogs, prior to forming Lizzy Borden. The band went on tour with their “30 years of American Metal” show across the country in 2013 and released their first album in 11 years called “My Midnight Things” last June.

LIZZIE BORDEN – UNDER YOUR SKIN

GLENN DANZIG

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Glenn Danzig who founded the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig turns 64 on Sunday as well. Glenn born in New Jersey is also an avid fan of horror, gore and the occult  and founded an adult oriented comic book company called Verotik. Glenn has often been compared to Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley as far as his vocal style goes but has also written songs for Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Danzig released their eleventh studio album “Black Laden Crown in 2017.

DANZIG – HER BLACK WINGS

CHRIS HOLMES

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The former W.A.S.P. guitarist turns 61 on Sunday also. Chris, who was the lead guitar player in W.A.S.P., left the band in 1990  but rejoined in 1996 staying until 2001. He released his solo album, Nothing To Lose, in 2012 in which he teamed up with Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor from Motorhead. His second album, Shitting Bricks was released in 2015 and he has a new album “Under The Influence” coming out at the end of the year.

CHRIS HOLMES  – BORN WORK DIE

W.A.S.P. – WILD CHILD

Happy Birthday boys!!

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was AC/DC with Bon Scott  vs. AC/DC with Brian Johnson. While it was tough my choice:

AC/DC WITH BRIAN JOHNSON

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This week I’ve made it a bit more interesting again:

VAN HALEN WITH DAVID LEE ROTH

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VS.

VAN HALEN WITH SAMMY HAGAR

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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!

 

QUEENSRYCHE – EYES OF A STRANGER – METAL REWIND

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L to R: Geoff Tate, Scott Rockenfield, Chris DeGarmo, Eddie Jackson, Michael Wilton

Happy Friday Metalheads. In honor of Queensryche drummer Scott Rockenfield and former guitarist Chris DeGarmo’s upcoming birthdays this weekend, let’s go back to 1988 to their third album “Operation: Mindcrime” for the track “Eyes of a Stranger.”

Operation: Mindcrime is a conceptual album that follows the story of Nikki, a recovering heroin addict who became disillusioned and frustrated with contemporary society and ended up joining a secret organization dedicated to revolution. As the album unfolds, we go through Nikki’s journey and the final track on the album “Eyes of a Stranger” summarizes the story of his journey and the feeling that he is looking at a total stranger when looking at himself in the mirror now that he is clean.

This song is a fan favorite and the number 1 song in the band’s setlist. The song charted at #35 on the Billboard chart in the US and #59 on the UK singles chart and was also ranked at #67 in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Metal Albums of all Time” in 2017.

Happy Birthday guys!!

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “EYES OF A STRANGER” BELOW

 

 

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was Bon Jovi vs. Cinderella. While it was tough my choice:

CINDERELLA

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This week I’ve made it a bit more interesting:

 

AC/DC WITH BON SCOTT

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VS.

AC/DC WITH BRIAN JOHNSON

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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!

 

NUCLEAR ASSAULT – CRITICAL MASS – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we go back to 1989 for a track by the band Nuclear Assault off their third album called “Handle With Care” for the track “Critical Mass.”

Formed in 1984 after bassist Dan Lilker was fired from Anthrax, Nuclear Assault released two demos that helped them secure a multi-album deal with Combat Records and a tour across the United States. Their first two albums on Combat Records were starting to create a buzz, however “Handle With Care” and the video “Critical Mass” became a staple on MTV, most notably on Headbangers Ball. 

One of the best parts of this video is the appearance of the secretary who brought down Televangelist Jim Bakker (husband of Tammy Faye Bakker) and sometime metal video guest star Jessica Hahn who tries her best to show she’s a Nuclear Assault fan! Check out the video below and don’t forget to follow the bouncing yellow circle!

CRITICAL MASS

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was RATT vs. Motley Crue. While it was tough my choice:

 

RATT

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This week our choices are:

 

BON JOVI

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VS.

CINDERELLA

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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!