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 podcast 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.
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