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WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite. Last week it was Iron Maiden vs. Judas Priest and Iron Maiden edged out Judas Priest, but it was close. While I am a fan of  both my choice is:

JUDAS PRIEST

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This week our two bands are:

ANTHRAX

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vs.

OVERKILL

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I look forward to reading your responses. Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys about your favorites. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and let us know in the comments below who’s your favorite and I”ll reveal my favorites as well. Last week it was Metallica vs. Megadeth and as promised my favorite is:

 

MEGADETH

 

This week the two bands to choose from are:

IRON MAIDEN

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vs.

JUDAS PRIEST

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I look forward to reading your responses. Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

MY TOP 5 VIDEOS FROM THE 80’s

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week! In keeping with my Top 5 of the 80’s today I wanted to focus on my favorite videos from the 80’s. There were so many I could think of but was able to narrow it down to the following videos ranked from 5 to 1. Enjoy!

 

ARMORED SAINT – CAN YOU DELIVER?

 

MOTLEY CRUE – LOOKS THAT KILL

 

OVERKILL – ELIMINATION

 

IRON MAIDEN – WASTED YEARS

 

JUDAS PRIEST – YOU’VE GOT ANOTHER THING COMIN’

 

What are some of your favorite 80’s videos? Let me know in the comments below!

MY TOP 5 ALBUMS FROM THE 80’s

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you’re all having a great week! Last week I wrote about my Top 5 songs of the 80’s which got to me to thinking about my favorite albums also. Below are my Top 5 albums in order from 5 to 1:

 

PEACE SELLS BUT WHO’S BUYING – MEGADETH

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Released in 1986, this is the second album by former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine and his band Megadeth. From the opening track, “Wake Up Dead” to “Peace Sells..But Who’s Buying” to “The Conjuring”, Megadeth covers a range of topics from cheating boyfriends/husbands to witchcraft and devil worship to politics.

OPERATION: MINDCRIME – QUEENSRYCHE

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Released in 1988, this the third album by Queensryche which tells the story of a recovering drug addict. Nikki had become disillusioned with society and got involved with a group headed by Doctor X who manipulates him into becoming a political assassin and controls his mind with the word mindcrime. The story shows the struggle the main character goes through to remember exactly what happened while he was an addict and how he struggles to deal with his internal demons and “mindcrimes.”

SHOUT AT THE DEVIL – MOTLEY CRUE

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Released in 1986, Shout at the Devil is the second album by Motley Crue that really put them on the map. From the opening track, “In The Beginning”, I was instantly hooked and never tire of listening to this album.

BACK IN BLACK – AC/DC

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Released in 1980, “Back In Black” is the seventh album by AC/DC and the first with new singer Brian Johnson, after the sudden passing of Bon Scott. The album’s black cover was first rejected by the record company and the band compromised and placed a grey outline around the band’s logo. Dedicated to Bon’s memory, the album is AC/DC’s biggest selling album to date.

SCREAMING FOR VENGEANCE – JUDAS PRIEST

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Released in 1982, “Screaming for Vengeance” is the eighth studio album by Judas Priest and my all-time favorite Priest album. The most successful track on the album, “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin” was a last minute addition that pushed the album over the top.

What are your favorite Top 5 albums from the 80’s? Let me know in the comments below!

 

 

MY TOP 5 SONGS OF THE 80’S

Happy New Year Metalheads! Hope you had a great holiday season. 2019 has arrived and we’re looking forward to some great things to come over the next few months.

While we’re beginning a New Year, I wanted to take a trip back to the 80’s to my Top 5 songs of the era. This was a hard list to choose from because there are so many songs that could easily be on the list, but I’ve narrowed it down to the following in order from 5 to 1 below:

 

WAKE UP DEAD – MEGADETH

CHEMICAL WARFARE – SLAYER

HELLO FROM THE GUTTER – OVERKILL

TRIAL BY FIRE – TESTAMENT

LOVE BITES – JUDAS PRIEST

What are your top 5? Let me know yours in the comments below!

MY TOP 5 METAL BANDS COUNTDOWN

In the top spot of my Top 5 metal bands is a band who speaks for themselves…The Metal Gods Indeed:

JUDAS PRIEST

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What can you say about a band who’s career spans almost 50 years, has released 18 studio albums, performed on numerous sold out tours and in my opinion are and will always be the Gods of Metal that hasn’t already been said.

Formed in 1969, Judas Priest has gone through almost everything a band can go through in their career.  Numerous line-up changes, singer Rob Halford leaving and then returning to the band and founding member KK Dowing’s departure from the band in 2011 just to name a few. Priest has proven that through it all they still and always will be the METAL GODS!

The band still continues to sell out shows and is currently co-headlining with Deep Purple on a tour that will run through late September 2018. Earlier this year, guitarist Glenn Tipton announced that he would not be touring due to Parkinson’s disease, but has not ruled out guest performances and has made a few appearances at shows on the tour.  The current band consists of Rob Halford, Ian Hill, Richie Faulkner, Scott Travis and Andy Sneap filling in for Glenn.