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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.


Yes the parody cooking animated series Cooking with Phil Anselmo is back for it’s fourth installment and this time Phil Anselmo actually lends his real voice to the episode. It also features guest appearances (voice parodies) from Chuck Billy of Testament, Ozzy, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Evan Seinfield of Biohazard/Anika 7, Lips from Anvil and guitarist Buckethead.

To me the best part is how they actually incorporate classic songs from these artists into recipes. Credit goes to Joey Siler who birthed this show out of his brain and does all the animation. Also to the Pantera tribute band Good Friend and A Bottle Booze for doing the music.



Yesterday August 11th from now moving forward will be known as the day we found out Robin Williams had passed away. The actor/comedian was 63 years old and had been suffering from severe depression. There weren’t many people in this world that weren’t fans of his or at least enjoyed a few of his movies. The metal world feels the same,



Very sad news about Robin Williams! You will be missed! RIP.

Bassist Chris Kael of Five Finger Death Punch:

Sad to see when those that bring the most joy also suffer the most pain.

Alice Cooper:

gone. If you struggle with SEE a doc! This was 1 of his best. Lots of swear words – 

Korn Guitarist Brian “Head” Welch:

Lord, take Robin Williams with you, please I wanna laugh for Eternity!

Former Anthrax and current Volbeat guitarist Rob Caggiano:

R.I.P. Robin Williams

Devin Townsend:

Ah shit, rip Robin Williams. Popeye was my favourite thing he did. :(

Slipknot/Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor:

No one ever made me laugh like Robin Williams. Now I can’t stop crying. We’ll miss you, Mr. Williams.

Ozzy Osbourne:

Such a tragic loss. I will always have amazing memories of @RobinWilliams. Respect and love goes out to his family.

From all of us at Hangar 19 Rest in Piece Mr. Williams the laughs you brought this world will be forever missed


39 years ago August 4th the world’s first real taste of legendary metal singer Ronnie James Dio came on an album that was supposed to be a one off side project for legendary Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. This isn’t the heaviest of Rainbow albums, in fact it has a lot of folk and blues influenced, but think about what came after for Rainbow and then Dio and you know just how important this record is to the world of rock and metal.

Rainbow_-_Ritchie_Blackmore's_Rainbow_(1975)_front_coverArtist: Rainbow

Album: Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow

Release Date: August 4, 1975

Recommended Listening: Man on the Silver Mountain, Temple of the King, Black Sheep of the Family, Catch the Rainbow

Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano had this to say:

This was the album that was originally just a Ritchie Blackmore side project after leaving Deep Purple. It’s also the first album that many people would notice Ronnie James Dio for the very first time. The album is basically just Ronnie’s old band Elf with Ritchie on guitar. The whole reason this band came to be was because Ritchie wanted to record a cover of “Black Sheep of the Family” with Deep Purple, and was denied. “Man on the Silver Mountain” is a staple track if you’re interested at all in Dio, and Dio often stated that it was his favorite track of his entire career. “Catch the Rainbow” is a beautiful, almost sad sounding ballad that Ronnie really shows off his impressive voice on. “The Temple of the King” is the other Rainbow track on this album that is almost a bit of an acoustic track, but the melodies are just addicting as hell.

This is the album that really got people to notice who Ronnie James Dio was, and forever springboarded his career. It’s another album that you should have listened to without question. I especially recommend this album to people who love folk and blues music, as the influence on this album is WAY stronger than the two Dio-era Rainbow albums that would follow this one. It’s not a perfect album, and said next two albums far outshine this one in my opinion, but this is still a great release. Give this album a listen, and see why Ronnie will forever be the “Man on the Silver Mountain.”



cropped-gwarbq2014headerThe 5th annual GWAR-B-Q is going to be a can’t miss experience for any GWAR fan after the death of frontman Oderus Urungus (AKA Dave Brockie.) The  night before the party a special memorial will be held in with the head of ceremonies being Jello Biafra of The Dead Kennedy’s. Also recently announced The Misfits will be performing during the B-B-Q as will Hatebreed, Goatwhore, Body Count and more.

Here’s the announcement from GWAR:

GWAR demands that all attend the Dave Brockie Memorial one day before the GWAR B-Q. Fans, friends and possibly protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church will gather from 4:00pmto 7:00pm on Friday, August 15 at Hadad’s Lake. We can now announce that Jello Biafra – punk icon, Dead Kennedys front man and actor in GWAR’s long-form video Skulhedface – will serve as the memorial’s master of ceremonies. Tribute will be paid to both Brockie and Oderus Urungus, as the Scumdog soldier will receive a Viking funeral set ablaze upon the SS Boat. Show up and bid Oderus farewell as he travels to Valhalla and beyond!

For tickets and more info check it out here.

Relive our talk with the man himself right here.

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