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80’s HONORABLE MENTIONS

Happy Wednesday Metalheads, hope you’re having a great week. To finish of this month’s Top 5 lists of my favorite 80’s bands, albums and videos, I wanted to mention some of the bands, songs and videos that didn’t make the Top 5 but definitely rank right up there with my favorites. I’ll pick one artist, band, album, video and song from each category that I never get tired of and if I was stranded on a desert island I’d have to have these with me.

OZZY OSBOURNE

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One of my all-time favorites, my metal collection wouldn’t be complete without the Ozzman.

DOKKEN

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The first song I heard by Dokken was “Breakin’ The Chains” and I was hooked. Each album just got better and better and I never get tired of listening to them

QUEENSRYCHE – OPERATION: MINDCRIME

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A perfect concept album from start to finish and no disputing definitely a classic

QUIET RIOT – METAL HEALTH

This was one of the very first metal videos I had ever seen and no matter how many times I see this video I’m still hooked

Let me know what some of your 80’s honorable mentions are in the comments below! I look forward to reading your responses!

PAGAN’S MIND – INFINITY DIVINE – AT THE GRAVES – KING DIAMOND COVER

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Pictures courtesy of myrevelations.de and Discogs

Featured image courtesy of jerrygonzalezart.com

Happy Wednesday Metalheads! Hope you all are having a great holiday season and Santa was good to everyone. Today we’re going to step back to 2004 to a track off Pagan’s Mind debut album “Infinity Divine” originally recorded in 2000 and re-recorded in 2004, for the track, a cover of King Diamond’s “At The Graves”  from his 1989 “Conspiracy” album.

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Vocalist Nils K. Rue who hails from Norway has stated in interviews that upon hearing Mercyful Fate and Dio, he was hooked and wanted to be involved with music from that day forward. Guitarist Glen Drover, who played with King Diamond on his two of his North American tours and guitarist Gus G., who has played with several bands including Arch Enemy, Mystic Prophecy and Ozzy Osbourne to name a few, make guest appearances on the track as well.

The first time I heard this song, I thought I was listening to King Diamond, which shows me what great a job Nils did with this cover. Check the track out for yourself below and let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

PAGAN’S MIND – AT THE GRAVES