This weekend inside Hangar 19 we continue to talk to Ozzy Osbourne guitarists as Greek guitar God Gus G. makes his return to Hangar 19. Gus of course was recruited by Ozzy before the making of his last solo album Scream. What you may not know is Gus also has a progressive metal band called Firewind and is about to release his debut solo album I Am the Fire. Gus is in the hangar this weekend to debut the title track and crank some metal.
We are also going to go In the Vault with an old school interview with Helix that I think proves hosts on European metal TV shows didn’t really care a whole lot, and most bands seemingly were just there for the party.
Our Power Set this week features a look at two classic albums from Deep Purple. Burn and Stormbringer both came out in 1974 making this their 40th anniversary. Burn was the first album to feature the Mark III line-up that had David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes on bass/vocals. In fact both of them traded lead vocal duties throughout the record. If you’d like to find out more about both of these classic metal albums check them out here.
This week’s Then & Now features a metal singer that during that the last 20 years has been pretty underrated. You’d have to be pretty hardcore into power metal to know the band Symphony X, or maybe you saw them on Megadeth’s Gigantour a few years ago. Either way for 20 years Symphony X has gained a ton of fans. Well now their lead singer is in a band called Adrenaline Mob, a band that was founded by former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy although he is no longer in the band. Adrenaline Mob also features Disturbed and former Union Underground bassist John Moyer. Their 2nd album Men of Honor has just hit to a lot of glowing reviews.
Then this week’s heavy metal soundtrack recommendation is from the Jack Black movie School of Rock. We’ve featured this movie before but this time instead of playing songs from the soundtrack we’re playing a couple of tunes that were featured in the movie including Metallica covering Killing Joke and Kiss covering The Ramones. This year is it’s 10th anniversary and already has to be put up has one of the best “music” movies in history.
All this plus 3 hours of old school metal this week inside Hangar 19.