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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!!

SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE PODCAST INTERVIEW NOW STREAMING!!!

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. I wanted to reshare the latest episode of The Metal Wire podcast where I interview  Sanctuary guitarist, Lenny Rutledge. If you haven’t already checked it out, you can listen via the link below.

Lenny talks to us about the re-issue of their 1990 album, “Into The Mirror Black” and shares some great stories about his time in Sanctuary, Warrel Dane and updates us on where the band is headed for the future

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

METAL WIRE PODCAST #8 – INTERVIEW WITH SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST #8 – INTERVIEW WITH SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE

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Happy Wednesday everyone! Hope you’re all having a great week so far. I am very excited to share the latest episode of The Metal Wire podcast where I interview  Sanctuary guitarist, Lenny Rutledge.

Lenny talks to us about the re-issue of their 1990 album, “Into The Mirror Black” and shares some great stories about his time in Sanctuary, Warrel Dane and updates us on where the band is headed for the future

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

METAL WIRE PODCAST #8 – INTERVIEW WITH SANCTUARY GUITARIST LENNY RUTLEDGE

MEGADETH – IN MY DARKEST HOUR – METAL REWIND

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Today we 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 about Cliff Burton’s death. According to liner notes on the album, Dave and bassist David Ellefson wrote the song in one sitting.  While inspired by Cliff’s death, it’s really about Mustaine’s breakup with his girlfriend, Diana.

The song was released as a single, but never ended up on the charts and the video was initially banned from MTV, because it was believed the lyrics were about suicide. The band was also highlighted in the movie “The Decline of The Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years” and ends with Megadeth performing the song live. The video has since aired on various music outlets and remains a fan favorite.

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

 

METALLICA – KILL’EM ALL

Paul Natkin Archive

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far. 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!!

METALLICA – KILL’EM ALL – METAL REWIND

Paul Natkin Archive

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!!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #7 – WE’RE BACK!

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Happy Saturday Metalheads! We’ve been gone for a little bit but WE’RE BACK! Check out the latest Metal Wire Podcast streaming NOW!!

Thanks for all your support and I look forward to your comments, suggestions and as always, Keep it Hard, Keep it Heavy and Keep it METAL!!

VERY SPECIAL THANKS: A huge THANK YOU to a very talented artist and special friend Jerry Gonzalez for all your help and hard work on this podcast. You can check out his work at: jerrygonzalezart.com
Very special thanks to Dan Lorenzo and Vessel of Light for the use of the track “Rush of Blood” from their new album “Thy Serpent Rise” for the podcast!

CHECK OUT PODCAST #7 BELOW:

METAL WIRE PODCAST #7 – WE’RE BACK!

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Happy Saturday Metalheads! We’ve been gone for a little bit but WE’RE BACK! Check out the latest Metal Wire Podcast streaming NOW!!

Thanks for all your support and I look forward to your comments, suggestions and as always, Keep it Hard, Keep it Heavy and Keep it METAL!!

VERY SPECIAL THANKS: A huge THANK YOU to a very talented artist and special friend Jerry Gonzalez for all your help and hard work on this podcast. You can check out his work at: jerrygonzalezart.com
Very special thanks to Dan Lorenzo and Vessel of Light for the use of the track “Rush of Blood” from their new album “Thy Serpent Rise” for the podcast!

CHECK OUT PODCAST #7 BELOW:

MEGADETH – IN MY DARKEST HOUR – METAL REWIND

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Today we 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 about Cliff Burton’s death. According to liner notes on the album, Dave and bassist David Ellefson wrote the song in one sitting.  While inspired by Cliff’s death, it’s really about Mustaine’s breakup with his girlfriend, Diana.

The song was released as a single, but never ended up on the charts and the video was initially banned from MTV, because it was believed the lyrics were about suicide. The band was also highlighted in the movie “The Decline of The Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years” and ends with Megadeth performing the song live. The video has since aired on various music outlets and remains a fan favorite.

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

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE GUITARIST?

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 guitarist. Each week I’ll choose two classic guitarists and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite guitarist. Last week it was Scott Ian vs. Kerry King.  My choice:

KERRY KING

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Here are this week’s choices:

STEVE VAI

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VS.

JOE SATRIANI

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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!