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THE METAL WIRE PODCAST – EPISODE #2

The Metal Wire Blog Podst

Happy Monday everyone! I am excited to share our episode of The Metal Wire podcast with special guest Dan Lorenzo from Vessel of Light!

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 Dan Lorenzo for a great interview. Enjoy!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #2 – INTERVIEW WITH DAN LORENZO

HADES – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads. Hope you all had a great week. For today’s rewind I’m going back to New Jersey to a band that is one of my all time favorite bands called Hades. Formed in 1978 by guitarist Dan Lorenzo, Hades began playing the circuit and released their 7″ EP “Deliver Us From Evil” in 1982. After a few lineup changes, the band handed out some demos and rehearsal tapes throughout the underground scene and interviewed with some local fanzines in the NY/NJ area to get their name out.

Hades was then soon heard on the Megaforce compilation “Born To Metalize” and Metal Blade’s “Metal Massacre VI.” This led to Torrid Records signing the band and the label released their first full-length album “Resisting Success” in 1987. The album recorded in New Jersey showcases Hades talent, great vocals, blistering guitars and songs that keep you hooked in from the first track “The Leaders?” all the way to the 3 part “Masque of the Red Death.” In 1988, they released their second full length album “If At First You Don’t Succeed” which led to opening slots on tours with Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Megadeth and Testament to name a few as well as shows at different venues including the now defunct L’amour Brooklyn and The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Hades left for their first European tour in 1989, but unfortunately it was to be their last. Tensions between the band members caused the band to break up and members Dan Lorenzo and Alan Tecchio formed Non Fiction while drummer Tom Coombs ended up joining Doro Pesch’s band. Jimmy Schulman went on to lend his services to a few bands and Ed Fuhrman became involved with martial arts but eventually decided to return to music.

In 1991, Hades released “Live On Location” which was taped at the now defunct Studio One in New Jersey for their first reunion show. The band went on to release “Exist to Resist” in 1996 which contained a mix of old and new songs. Metal Blade quickly signed Hades and consequently released “$avior Self” in 1998. This led to a performance at Wacken Open Air in 2000 where they were joined by Jimmy Schulman on bass and Ron Lipinicki on drums. However after the release of “Damnation” in 2001, Hades once again broke up and the members went on to various musical projects.

In 2004, Mausoleum Records re-released the first two Hades albums and Cruz Del Sur released the DVD “Bootlegged in Boston 1988” in 2009. Several reunion shows have since taken place in their native New Jersey, and a second DVD “Hades: Re-United and Re-Ignited” of their reunion show at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey was released in 2010.

The first time I heard Hades was about 10 years ago when a friend of mine was playing “Live On Location” and from the minute I heard The Leaders? I was blown away. Check out the video below from a show from 2001 in Erie, PA. A classic indeed.

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE METAL BAND?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month we’re going to continue with your favorite metal band. 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 Anthrax vs. Overkill. My choice:

OVERKILL

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This week our two choices are:

 

TESTAMENT

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VS.

EXODUS

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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. To continue with this month’s topic, I want to hear from you guys about your favorite band. Each week I’ll post two bands to choose from and I”ll also reveal my favorites as well.

Thanks to all who voted on their favorites. Last week it was Anthrax vs. Overkill. While I absolutely love both bands if I have to pick one my choice is:

OVERKILL

overkill old band pic

This week our two bands are:

 

SLAYER

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L to R: Dave Lombardo, Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King, Tom Araya

vs.

KING DIAMOND

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L to R: Andy LaRoque, Timi Hansen, King Diamond, Mikkey Dee, Michael Denner

 

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 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

overkill old band pic

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!

 

OVERKILL – UNDER THE INFLUENCE – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we’re going to take a trip back to 1988 to the third studio album by Overkill called “Under the Influence” released on Megaforce Records.

Produced by Alex Perialas, “Under the Influence” reached #142 on the Billboard 200 chart and remained there for 12 weeks. The track “Hello From The Gutter” was released as a single and the video was played in heavy rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball while the band toured constantly in support of the album. The lineup for “Under the Influence” includes: Bobby ‘Blitz’ Ellsworth – vocals, Bobby Gustafson – guitars, D.D. Verni – bass and Sid Falck – drums. The track listing is as follows:

1) Shred
2) Never Say Never
3) Hello from the Gutter
4) Mad Gone World
5) Brainfade
6) Drunken Wisdom
7) End of the Line
8) Head First
9) Overkill III (Under the Influence)

Overkill has gone through several lineup changes and singer Bobby ‘Blitz’ has had a few health issues over the years but has rebounded from them.  The band released their 19th album this past week called “The Wings of War” and will be headlining the 2019 Killfest Tour as well as a tour of North America with Death Angel and Act of Defiance in the spring.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “HELLO FROM THE GUTTER”

 

 

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!