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On September 27, 1986 Metallica’s tour bus hit a patch of black ice while on tour in Europe and in an instance the metal world lost one if it’s greatest heroes, Metallica bassist Cliff Burton. To remember him here is the full tribute documentary Cliff ‘em All.



slashYes the immortal, top hat wearing guitar god Slash is joining us in the Hangar to discuss his new album with Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators World on Fire. Of course we’ll talk some old school Guns N’ Roses as well plus play some live tracks featuring his current band playing the old Guns stuff.

Then do you know how Black Sabbath got their name? It was this movie Black Sabbath from Boris Karloff that put the thought in Tony Iommi’s head as we go In The Vault with the trailer from this horror classic.

MI0001614682In 2000 a new tour concept that put heavy metal bands with tattoo artists came to fruition. On paper this tour looked incredible featuring Slayer, Slipknot, Hatebreed, Sevendust and more alongside some of the best tattoo artists in the business. Unfortunately due to health laws the artists weren’t able to tattoo the concert goers and instead had to relate to booths that showed off their work while someone else did henna. Therefore the tour never happened again but it did spawn a pretty killer live compilation called Tattoo the Earth: The First Crusade. This week’s Power Set will feature the aforementioned bands from this live album.

downloadA few months ago Prong put out their latest record Ruining Lives and now have put out a 7″ single for the song “Remove, Separate Self” Yes a 7 inch record. So in honor that will be the subject of this week’s Then & Now.

Finally our heavy metal soundtrack recommendation once again comes from Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight. With so much great metal on one soundtrack it’s hard not to spotlight this one a couple of times.

Slash and three more hours of old school metal on the one and only Hangar 19.


He w10610674_467273366748849_5211889566923275352_nas the lead singer of one of the most influential “stoner” metal bands to ever exist. We’re talking about a band that is credited with starting an entire movement. It’s not often you can say that about a band. John Garcia is just a laid back fan of music and when he’s not moonlighting as a Vetenarian he is now fronting his own solo band. His self titled debut solo album is out now. It’s John Garcia on the latest Hangar 19 Podcast edition.


Anthrax have just put out a killer new live DVD/Blu-Ray recorded in Santiago called Chile on Hell. We’ve heard from many bands over the years about how amazing the fans of heavy music are in South America and this concert film proves them all right. Check out the trailer below and bassist Frank Bello will step inside the Hangar in a couple of weeks to tell us more about it.


Joe 03If you don’t think Def Leppard aren’t metal enough to get inside the Hangar you’d be wrong. When their first album On Through The Night came out it was on par to and considered part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. Their second album High ‘N’ Dry continued them down that path. It was 1983′s Pyromania that launched them into the stratosphere and shaped their sound to come on their following albums. Joe Elliott is the lead singer and we dig deep into the history of Def Leppard’s metal years this week in the Hangar.

Then for something a little more light hearted from the world of Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine we go In The Vault with Dave’s apperance on the Drew Carey Show in 1998 when he try’s out for Drew’s one night only band.

AnthraxStateOfEuphoria_ImprovedSpeaking of a Big 4 band our Power Set this week features a very underrated Anthrax album, State of Euphoria. Their 1988 follow-up to Among the Living had a lot to live up to sure but the album get’s a bad rap and we’ve got a few songs to prove it. Plus this week the album celebrates its 26th anniversary, being released September 18, 1988.

(Anthrax artwork courtesy of Island Records)

540F1D3C-exodus-premier-salt-the-wound-track-featuring-metallicas-kirk-hammett-lyric-video-streaming-imageWe’ll stay away from Gothenburg this week for our Then & Now but we will stay on the thrash metal route. By this point you may know that Steve “Zetro” Souza is back in Exodus and that original Exodus (and current Metallica) guitarist Kirk Hammet plays on their new record. The song is called “Salt in the Wound” and we have it for an Exodus Then & Now.

Finally this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack Recommendation is from the 2007 comedy Balls of Fury

Hell yeah! It’s another 3 hours of old school metal inside Hangar 19, you ready?