Tag Archives: Metallica

METAL CHURCH – THE DARK

Happy Wednesday Metalheads. Today, we take a trip back to 1986 to the second album by Metal Church called “The Dark.” This was the last Metal Church album to feature the lineup of  David Wayne – vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof  and Craig Wells – guitars, Duke Erickson – bass and Kirk Arrington – drums.

metalchurchsong the dark

Pictures Courtesy of Flickr

The album dedicated to Metallica bassist Cliff Burton focuses on such dark themes as death and struggle. The band’s first music video for “Watch The Children Pray” received substantial airplay on MTV’s Headbangers Ball and the song “Ton of Bricks” was used as the opening song for Charlie Sheen’s 1987 movie ” No Man’s Land.” The track listing for The Dark is as follows:

  1. Ton Of Bricks
  2. Start The Fire
  3. Method To Your Madness
  4. Watch The Children Pray
  5. Over My Dead Body
  6. The Dark
  7. Psycho
  8. Line Of Death
  9. Burial At Sea
  10. Western Alliance

In 1998, Metal Church reunited with original singer David Wayne, however their reunion was short-lived when Wayne left the band for the second time in 2001. Sadly he passed away in 2005 due to complications from a car crash. While the band had called it quits in 2009, they reformed in 2012 with singer Ronny Munroe. Ronny however departed in 2014 and the band announced that singer Mike Howe, who sang with the band from 1988-1994 would officially rejoin the band. Currently, Metal Church are getting ready to release a new album this coming December called “Damned If You Do.”

Check out the video for “Watch The Children Pray” below:

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 CHURCH – THE DARK

Happy Wednesday Metalheads. Today let’s take a trip back to 1986 to the second album by Metal Church called “The Dark.” This was the last Metal Church album to feature the lineup of  David Wayne – vocals, Kurdt Vanderhoof  and Craig Wells – guitars, Duke Erickson – bass and Kirk Arrington – drums.

metalchurchsong the dark

Pictures Courtesy of Flickr

The album dedicated to Metallica bassist Cliff Burton focuses on such dark themes as death and struggle. The band’s first music video for “Watch The Children Pray” received substantial airplay on MTV’s Headbangers Ball and the song “Ton of Bricks” was used as the opening song for Charlie Sheen’s 1987 movie ” No Man’s Land.” The track listing for The Dark is as follows:

  1. Ton Of Bricks
  2. Start The Fire
  3. Method To Your Madness
  4. Watch The Children Pray
  5. Over My Dead Body
  6. The Dark
  7. Psycho
  8. Line Of Death
  9. Burial At Sea
  10. Western Alliance

In 1998, Metal Church reunited with original singer David Wayne, however their reunion was short-lived when Wayne left the band for the second time in 2001. Sadly he passed away in 2005 due to complications from a car crash. While the band had called it quits in 2009, they reformed in 2012 with singer Ronny Munroe. Ronny however departed in 2014 and the band announced that singer Mike Howe, who sang with the band from 1988-1994 would officially rejoin the fold.

Check out the video for “Watch The Children Pray” below:

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!!

LEATHERWOLF – HIDEAWAY – METAL REWIND

leatherwolf streetready

Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope you all had a great week. Today we take a trip back to 1989 to the third album by Leatherwolf called “Street Ready” for the track “Hideaway.”

The album which was recorded in the Bahamas was produced by Kevin Beamish but mixed by German producer Michael Wagener, who has worked with such acts as Dokken, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and White Lion to name a few. The band released “Hideaway” as the first single and video and made guest appearances in Europe, Germany and Japan in support of the album.

Unfortunately the band did not receive much support from their label at the time and disbanded in 1993. The original members however returned in 1999 for a reunion show at the Galaxy Theater in California. Throughout the years the band has had several lineup changes but they are still playing and are planning to release a new album in 2020.

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR “HIDEAWAY” BELOW

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!!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DEBUT ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far. Last month it was all about drummers. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite debut album. Each week I’ll choose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite drummer last week. Last week it was Megadeth – Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good vs. Metallica – Kill ‘Em All. My choice:

MEGADETH – KILLING IS MY BUSINESS…AND BUSINESS IS GOOD

killingismybusiness

Here are this week’s choices:

EXODUS – BONDED BY BLOOD

exodusbonded

VS.

TESTAMENT – THE LEGACY

thelgacy

I look forward to your responses. 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!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE DEBUT ALBUM?

Hey Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far. Last month it was all about drummers. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite debut album. Each week I’ll choose two classic albums and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite drummer last week. Last week it was Lars Ulrich vs. Charlie Benante. My choice:

CHARLIE BENANTE

charliebenate

Here are this week’s choices:

 

MEGADETH – KILLING IS MY BUSINESS…AND BUSINESS IS GOOD

 

killingismybusiness

VS.

METALLICA – KILL ‘EM ALL

KILLEMALL

I look forward to your responses. 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!

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE DRUMMER?

Hey Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite drummer. Each week I’ll choose two classic drummers and please let me know in the comments below which one is your favorite.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite drummer last week. Last week it was Eric Singer vs. Scott Travis. My choice:

ERIC SINGER

ericsinger2

Here are this week’s choices:

LARS ULRICH

lars

VS.

CHARLIE BENANTE

charliebenate

I look forward to your responses. 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!

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 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 guitarist. Last week it was Dave Mustaine vs. James Hetfield. My choice:

DAVE MUSTAINE

davemustaine

 

 

Here are this week’s choices:

SCOTT IAN 

scottian

VS.

KERRY KING

kerryking.jpg

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!