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WARLOCK – TRIUMPH AND AGONY – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we take a trip back to 1987 to the final album by the German band Warlock, “Triumph and Agony.”

Warlock released 3 albums prior to “Triumph and Agony.”  When getting ready to record the album, singer Doro Pesch gave up her day job and took charge of  all band business. The album recorded in New York and Philadelphia, became the most successful album by Warlock, going gold in Germany and reaching #80 on the Billboard 200 chart in the US. The tracks “All We Are” and “Für Immer” (Forever) were released as singles and the video for “All We Are” was played in heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, which led to Warlock opening for Dio in Europe and supporting Megadeth in the US. This was their only US tour however, due to a legal battle Doro had with her former manager to retain the use of the name Warlock. The record label insisted she record and publish music under Doro moving forward. She never gave up her fight and in 2011 won the right to use the Warlock name.

The track listing for “Triumph and Agony” is as follows:

1) All We Are
2) Three Minute Warning
3) I Rule The Ruins
4) Kiss of Death
5) Make Time for Love
6) East Meets West
7) Touch of Evil
8) Metal Tango
9) Cold, Cold World
10) Für Immer

Doro has been on the metal scene for over 30 years and is constantly touring throughout the world.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “ALL WE ARE” 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!

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:

MY TOP 5 METAL BANDS COUNTDOWN

It’s Metal Wednesday and continuing my Top 5 countdown at #3 is a band that needs no further introduction other than:

MEGADETH

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Left to Right: Dave Mustaine, Gar Samuelson, Chris Poland and Dave Ellefson

Born out of the firing of guitarist Dave Mustaine from Metallica, Megadeth have proven that they have what it takes to cement their spot in thrash metal history. The band have released 15 studio albums to date and are known for their technical style of playing which includes complex arrangements and fast rhythm sections.

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine has never been shy to speak his mind on anything and many of their classic songs including “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying”, “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” and “Hangar 18” to name a few, reflect issues such as war, politics and religion. Now a born again Christian, Mustaine has said that certain songs from their catalog going forward would be left out of their live sets.

Megadeth has had several lineup changes over their career, including Dave Mustaine dissolving Megadeth for awhile while he recovered from a hand injury. Dave Ellefson also left the band for eight years due to personal and professional differences and sued Dave Mustaine in 2004. Mustaine countersued and the case was settled out of court, however both have patched up their differences and Ellefson rejoined the band. Currently the band, which includes original members Dave Mustaine and Dave Ellefson, along with Kiko Loureiro on guitar and Dirk Verbeuren on drums are slated to record a new album sometime later this year with an early 2019 release planned.

Can you put a price on peace?

Don’t forget to stop by for Friday’s Metal Rewind and I’ll reveal my #2 favorite next Wednesday!! Keep it METAL!!!