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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO?

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 video. Each week I’ll chose two classic videos and please let me know in the comments below which one you enjoy the most.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite video. Last week it was Slayer – Seasons In The Abyss vs. King Diamond – Sleepless Nights.  This again was an exceptionally hard choice but my pick came down to:

SLAYER – SEASONS IN THE ABYSS

Here are this week’s video choices:

LITA FORD – KISS ME DEADLY

VS.

DORO PESCH – UNHOLY LOVE

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!

 

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – INSTITUTIONALIZED – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you had a great week! Today we’re stepping back in time to 1983 to the self-titled debut album by Suicidal Tendencies for the track “Institutionalized.”

This was the only single to be released off this album, but it is one of their most popular songs and is always on the setlist for their shows. The video depicts Mike being misunderstood by his parents and friends and while his parents decide to take matters into their own hands to get him help, he assures us that he’s okay and he’ll figure it out, he just wants a Pepsi.

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Mike’s parents are portrayed by actors Jack Nance known for his roles in many of David Lynch’s movies including Eraserhead, Dune and Blue Velvet to name a few and Mary Woronov, a renowned actress, author and painter, who has appeared in several movies and television shows and worked with the late Andy Warhol.

Suicial Tendencies started out as a punk band but crossed over to thrash metal in the mid 80’s. The song “Institutionalized” has been used in several movies and video games and has been covered by several bands including Ice T’s Body Count on their 2014 album “Manslaughter” billed as “Institutionalized 2014.” Check out the original video below and  if you look at the video closely, you’ll see a guest appearance by a member of Slayer.  Let me know in comments below who you see.

SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – INSTITUTIONALIZED

 

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO?

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 video. Each week I’ll chose two classic videos and please let me know in the comments below which one you enjoy the most.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite video. Last week it was Motley Crue – Looks That Kill vs. Iron Maiden – Wasted Years.  This was an exceptionally hard choice but my pick came down to:

IRON MAIDEN – WASTED YEARS

Here are this week’s video choices:

SLAYER – SEASONS IN THE ABYSS

VS.

KING DIAMOND – SLEEPLESS NIGHTS

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!

 

ANTHRAX – SATAN’S LOUNGE BAND AT L’AMOUR BROOKLYN, NYC – 1989 – METAL REWIND

Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you had a great week and are looking forward to the weekend. If you haven’t had a chance to catch my interview with Alex Kayne from L’amour – The Rock Capital of Brooklyn, then click on the link below to hear all about the early days of heavy metal at one of the world’s most famous metal clubs in the country.

After my conversation with Alex it got me to thinking about Anthrax and their show as Satan’s Lounge Band and how it all came about. So let’s take a trip back to 1989 for  “Satan’s Lounge Band” better known as Anthrax.

Anthrax, who hail from New York City had gotten their start at L’amour’s and several local clubs throughout the NYC area in the early 80’s and in 1984 signed a record deal with Megaforce Records owner Jon Zazula and his wife Marsha. Once the members were finalized, they released a few albums that helped to land tours with Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne and Overkill to name a few, throughout the US and Europe.

The band however decided that they wanted to go back to their roots and booked 2 nights back to back at L’amour – The Rock Capital of Brooklyn, the club they frequented in their early days. The show was advertised under the moniker Satan’s Lounge Band – taken from the song “Bud E. Law Bomb and Satan’s Lounge Band” on side B of the “I Am The Law” 12 inch single.  Of course word got out quickly who really was playing the club and it turned out to be a packed house.

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Check out the full set below and the video “Madhouse” Live at L’amour from MetalHead Video Magazine – Vol 1, which includes backstage footage of the band and the band performing Madhouse live. Enjoy!

SATAN’S LOUNGE BAND/ANTHRAX – LIVE AT L’AMOUR’S 1989

MADHOUSE – LIVE AT L’AMOUR – METALHEAD VIDEO MAGAZINE – VOL 1

 

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE VIDEO?

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

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite album. Last week it was Savatage – Hall of the Mountain King vs. Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys – Part II.  This was an exceptionally hard choice but my pick came down to:

HELLOWEEN – KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS – PART II

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Here are this week’s video choices:

MOTLEY CRUE – LOOKS THAT KILL

VS.

IRON MAIDEN – WASTED YEARS

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!

 

GUNS ‘N’ ROSES – APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads!! Today we take a trip back to 1987 to the debut album by Guns N’ Roses called  “Appetite for Destruction”  that put them on the map and has become one of the best selling albums of all time.

“Appetite for Destruction” was recorded in a relatively short period of time and cost approximately $370,000. Producer Mike Clink (who had produced several Triumph albums) spliced together the best takes for the songs and spent long hours with the band laying down vocal and guitar tracks.  Many of the songs were written while the band was on tour on the L.A. club circuit and they documented many of their personal experiences in their lives including their demons (Mr. Brownstone) and songs about friends of the band (Rocket Queen, My Michelle).

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The album’s original album cover which was based on Robert Williams painting “Appetite for Destruction”, depicted a robotic rapist about to be punished by a metal avenger, was banned by many record stores forcing the label to replace it with an image depicting a cross and skulls of the five band members (designed by Billy White Jr. which was initially going to be used for a tattoo), each skull representing one member of the band. The original art was put inside on the album sleeve. To date the album has reached #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the track, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” also reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The track listing for “Appetite for Destruction” is as follows:

1) Welcome to the Jungle
2) It’s So Easy
3) Nightrain
4) Out ta Get Me
5) Mr. Brownstone
6) Paradise City
7) My Michelle
8) Think About You
9) Sweet Child O’ Mine
10) You’re Crazy
11) Anything Goes
12) Rocket Queen

Guns N’ Roses became unstoppable for awhile until problems between the band members forced lineup changes and caused them to take a hiatus in 1994. The classic Guns N’ Roses lineup was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, although Axl was not invited to participate in the ceremony. While Axl toured with different incarnations of the band over the years, recently many of the original members have reunited for some shows with the exception of original drummer Steve Adler and guitarist Izzy Stradlin. Their “Not In This Lifetime Tour” is scheduled to start this fall in the US with the lineup of: Axl Rose – vocals, Slash – guitar, Duff McKagan – bass, Richard Fortus – guitar, Dizzy Reed and Melissa Reese – keyboards and Frank Ferrer – drums.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS BELOW FROM THE ICONIC ALBUM:

SWEET CHILD O’ MINE

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE

IT’S SO EASY 

PARADISE CITY 

 

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 Celtic Frost – To Mega Therion vs. Venom – Black Metal.  This was a really hard choice but my pick came down to:

CELTIC FROST – TO MEGA THERION

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Here are this week’s choices:

 

SAVATAGE – HALL OF THE MOUNTAIN KING

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VS.

HELLOWEEN – KEEPER OF THE SEVEN KEYS – PART II

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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!