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NickhipaThis explosive era of heavy metal took the metal and even hard rock world by storm at the turn of the century. Launching the careers of mainstay bands like Killswitch Engage, All That Remains, Lamb of God, and Avenged Sevenfold among many others. On the heavier side of things San Diego’s As I Lay Dying gained an extreme amount of fans and a ton of respect. Earlier this year their lead singer Tim Lambesis was arrested and sentenced to prison for attempting to have his wife murdered causing the rest of the band to hire a new singer and change their name to Wovenwar. Nick Hipa who plays guitar in Wovenwar and did play guitar in As I Lay Dying joins us to tell us the story of what the hell happened to As I Lay Dying.

During this era we saw the rise of not one but two Pantera side projects. Damageplan featuring Vinnie Paul and Dimebag Darrell, and Superjoint Ritual featuring Phil Anselmo. With the recent announcement that Superjoint Ritual will be active again for the first time in a decade we go In the Vault with the entire band when the appeared on Fuse TV’s Uranium.

nib2This week’s Power Set will come from the second Nativity in Black II: Another tribute to Black Sabbath. Featuring a bunch of bands from the era like System of a Down and Static-X but also some mainstays in the metal world like Megadeth and Slayer.

(NIB 2 artwork from Columbia Records)

negativeoneSlipknot have announced the details on their 5th album. .5 The Grey Chapter will be out October 21st. This week our Then & Now will feature the heavier of the two tracks that currently available.

(Slipknot artwork from Roadrunner Records)

In the early part of the 21st century there were many great soundtracks as so many B-level movies came out featuring heavy music on it’s soundtrack. One of them was the movie that paired two of horrors greatest villains in a film where they battle to the death, 2003′s Freddy Vs. Jason.

3 hours of New Wave of American Heavy Metal on this labor day weekend inside Hangar 19.



Suicidal Tendencies bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams has died, according to a post on the group’s Facebook page.  The cause of death wasn’t revealed.

“It’s with complete sadness that we have to announce the passing of bassist Tim “Rawbiz” Williams,” the band writes. “Tim played bass for Suicidal Tendencies for almost four years until recently. Tim was a monster on bass, running around on stage in the pit, giving his all, even when his body wasn’t at it’s best. We will always remember him and appreciate all the kind words by those that were touched by his bass playing and him personally.”

Williams is credited with playing bass on only one song on Suicidal Tendencies’ latest album,  13, which came out in March 2013.


tichyFrom Zakk Wylde’s Pride and Glory to Slash’s Snake pit and let’s not forget Whitesnake or the new band The Dead Daisies, Brian Tichy has been a hard rock/metal drummer for hire sense his days at Berkley School of Music. We touch on most of his various projects plus his love for Kiss and Meshuggah. Enjoy a pretty in depth conversation with drummer Brian Tichy.


I know it’s a classic metal radio show, but when talking the history of heavy metal the masked men from Des Moines can not be overlooked. What self respecting Slipknot fan didn’t get excited about their 5th album entitled .5 The Grey Chapter after hearing “The Negative One?” Now though we knew that wouldn’t be the actual single they pushed to sell records and downloads. Slipknot has done this before. Think back to Iowa and the first song we heard was “Heretic Anthem.” With that being said are you ready for another new track? Keep in mind this is the actual single from the new album, and no we still don’t know who the drummer is. 

Thoughts? It’s pretty catchy and still has that sound you’re looking for from Slipknot. Now Corey Taylor has said that this album will be a good mix between Iowa and Vol. 3. 

And just in case you’ve been living under a rock here’s the “The Negative One” as well.


tichyHere’s a few people that drummer Brian Tichy has played with since his time at Berkley School of Music in the early 90′s. Slash, Zakk Wylde, Gilby Clarke, Sass Jordan, Derek Sharinian, Billy Idol, Whitesnake, Ace Frehley and now is in a band called the Dead Dasies with Dizzy Reed, Marco Mendoza, Richard Fortus and more. He’s got stories and great music under his belt as Brian Tichy gets in the Hangar this week.

(Picture of Brian Tichy from

Then we are going In The Vault with Anthrax, but not just any old Anthrax clip it’s the band in 1991/1992 on the Fox sitcom Married With Children.

Deliverance_(COC_album)With the news recently that Pepper Kennan is going to reunite with his Corrosion of Conformity band mates for a series of shows in Europe that would put the Deliverance era line-up of the band back together since that era, it’s time for a COC Power Set from their most successful album.

(Deliverance artwork from Sony Records)

AcceptBlindRageThis week’s Then & Now comes from the German metal attack that is Accept. A band that found success starting in the early 80′s when they had their biggest American hit “Balls to the Wall” Their third album with current singer Mark Tornillo Blind Rage is in stores now.

(Blind Rage artwork from Nuclear Blast Records)

Then our soundtrack recommendation this week comes from the modern video game Watch Dogs, which features a couple stellar metal tracks as part of it’s long list of music used in the game.

All this and another three hours of classic metal this weekend inside Hangar 19