Tag Archives: Iron Maiden

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE VOCALIST?

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 vocalist. Each week I’ll choose two classic singers 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 Alex Skolnick vs. Marty Friedman. My very tough choice:

ALEX SKOLNICK

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Here are this week’s choices:

ROB HALFORD

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VS.

BRUCE DICKINSON

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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!

 

IRON MAIDEN – HALLOWED BE THY NAME – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you’re enjoying this Halloween month. Today we take a trip back to one of the most classic songs by Iron Maiden from their third studio album called “The Number of the Beast’ for the track “Hallowed Be Thy Name.”

The track written by Steve Harris documents a prisoner being hanged for his crimes. This is one of Iron Maiden’s most popular songs and a concert staple because it’s one of the band’s favorite songs to play live. “Hallowed Be Thy Name” is also one of the most covered songs in their catalog with versions by Cradle of Filth, Iced Earth and Dream Theater to name a few.

The band were sued twice over a section of the lyrics that were taken from the British band Beckett’s 1973 song “Life’s Shadow.” Both cases were settled out of court for an undisclosed amount.

The song reached #9 on the UK music chart and #16 on the Irish music chart. Iron Maiden also re-recorded it for use in the UK on Channel 4’s 2007 series “Live From Abbey Road” as well as a version for BBC Radio which was used as a B side on the single of “The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg” from the “A Matter of Life and Death” album released in 2014.

Check out the original album track as well as a live version at Hammersmith Odeon in the UK from 1982 while the band were on the “Beast on the Road” tour for the album.

HALLOWED BE THY NAME  – ALBUM VERSION

HALLOWED BE THY NAME – LIVE IN THE UK 1982

 

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

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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

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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!

 

THE METAL WIRE PODCAST – EPISODE #4

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Happy  Sunday everyone! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend. I am excited to share our next episode of The Metal Wire podcast with special guest Alex Kayne – DJ from L’amour – The Rock Capital of Brooklyn.

Alex talks about how he got started in his career and shares his stories from the club with many of the bands who got their start at the world famous club.

I look forward to reading all your comments on this episode and any suggestions on what you’d like to hear in the future.

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

METAL WIRE PODCAST #4 – INTERVIEW WITH ALEX KAYNE

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 Judas Priest – Screaming for Vengeance vs. Iron Maiden – The Number of the Beast. This was really tough for me because I love both albums but my choice came down to:

 

JUDAS PRIEST – SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE

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Here are this week’s choices:

MOTLEY CRUE – SHOUT AT THE DEVIL

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VS.

DEF LEPPARD – PYROMANIA

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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!