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METALLICA – KILL’EM ALL – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1983 to the classic first album by Metallica called “Kill ‘Em All” released on Megaforce Records.

The band was planning to name the album “Metal Up Your Ass” with the cover art featuring a toilet bowl and a hand clutching a dagger but was changed after suggestions from Megaforce Records. The new title came about after Cliff Burton said in response to the situation: “Why don’t we just kill ’em all?”

The lineup for “Kill “Em All” includes James Hetfield, Kirk Hammettt, Lars Ulrich and the late Cliff Burton. Dave Mustaine, who was the original guitarist in Metallica received writing credits on four of the songs on the album (“The Four Horsemen” (originally titled “The Mechanix”), “Jump In The Fire”, “Phantom Lord” and “Metal Militia”). The album was ranked number 35 on Rolling Stone’s 1989 list of The 100 Greatest Albums of the ’80s and was listed by Kerrang! magazine at number 29 among the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.

What more can you say but Hit The Lights and Jump In The Fire!!

MY 80’s HEAVY METAL SUPERGROUP

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going well. I was thinking about today’s blog post and thought to myself, if I could make a supergroup of musicians from some of my favorite bands from the 80’s who would I choose. Below are my choices for my ultimate 80’s supergroup:

 

DAVE LOMBARDO – DRUMS

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ALEX SKOLNICK – GUITAR

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DAVE MUSTAINE – GUITAR

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STEVE HARRIS – BASS

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ROB HALFORD – VOCALS

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Who would you pick for your 80’s super group? What would you name the band? Let me know in the comments below!

MEGADETH – GOOD MOURNING/BLACK FRIDAY – METAL REWIND

Today we take a trip back to 1986 to the second album by Megadeth “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying” for the track(s) “Good Mourning/Black Friday.”

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L to R: Gar Samuelson, Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson and Chris Poland

Pictures courtesy of Hammer and Discogs

The song(s) is based on the actions of a serial killer and the different methods they choose to use on their victims. Dave Mustaine has stated in interviews that the song was inspired by former drummer Dijon Carruthers, who was in the band briefly before Gar Samuelson was hired. Carruthers at the time was hanging out with people who were practicing the occult and many of the tracks on this album explore the theme of occultism.

Check out the classic tracks below: