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Happy Wednesday Metalheads. Hope you’re all having a great week so far. To continue our hair metal month, recently I was watching the Behind The Music Remastered on Pantera and had forgotten all about their early “glam” days. Since I wasn’t really much of a fan back then, I figured let’s go back in time today to 1988 to their fourth album, the first with singer Phil Anselmo called “Power Metal” for the track “Proud to be Loud.” 

The album released on Metal Magic Records has more of a thrash sound to it than their earlier releases and includes the track, “Proud to be Loud” which was produced by Keel guitarist, Marc Ferrari. The album itself was produced by Jerry Abbott, Dimebag Darrell and Vinny Paul’s father.  Jerry who is also a country music songwriter and producer had worked on the production of some of Pantera’s earlier albums early in their career.

Check out the live video below for “Proud to be Loud”




L to R: Frank Bello, Charlie Benante, Joey Belladonna, Dan Spitz and Scott Ian

Today we take a trip back to 1985, to the second album, the first to feature singer Joey Belladonna, by Anthrax,”Spreading The Disease” for the track “Madhouse”.

The album, produced by Jon Zazula, founder of Megaforce Records, was the last album that former singer Neil Turbin contributed any song writing credits to and “Madhouse” was the only track released off the album. The video was banned by MTV, who felt that the song may be considered offensive to some. The song however, has become a staple for the band at their live shows and was covered by Pantera in 1987.

The band lineup for “Spreading The Disease” includes: Joey Belladona – vocals, Scott Ian and Dan Spitz – guitars, Frank Bello – bass and Charlie Benante – drums. The track was ranked at #46 on VH1’s 2009 Best Hard Rock Song countdown.

It’s a Madhouse or so they claim…it’s a Madhouse, Am I Insane?