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20 FACTS ABOUT MEGADETH

Dave2Loudwire just posted an article called 20 Facts you Probably Didn’t know about Megadeth and it’s a pretty entertaining quick read. Here a couple gems:

After getting the boot from Metallica, Dave Mustaine began his second attempt at global domination by briefly working as a telemarketer.

Dave Mustaine got the idea for ‘Rust in Peace’ from a bumper sticker reading “May all your warheads rust in peace.”

The title track from ‘Countdown to Extinction’ was awarded the Humane Society’s Genesis Award in 1993; a yearly honor recognizing outstanding work in raising awareness of animal issues.

A late ‘90s episode of the ‘X-Files’ featured Agent Moulder telling his partner Scully to “Better hide your Megadeth albums.”

In 1998, Dave Mustaine made a cameo appearance on ‘The Drew Carey Show,’ where he failed an audition to join Carey’s band.

Dave Mustaine is a certified black belt in Tae Kwon Do and Ukidokan karate, so watch your mouth!

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THE LONGEST RUNNING SEPULTURA SINGER

31Hard to believe but the guy who has been singing for Sepultura the longest does not have the last name Cavelera. It’s Cleveland born Derek Green who joined the legendary Brazilian metal band in 1998 after Max Cavelera left the band. We focus a bit of Hangar 19 on this era of Sepultura this week as Derek Green steps up and gives us his heavy metal history.

(Sepultura promo pic from sepultura.com)

Then we go In The Vault with the original Skid Row somewhere around 1989 as Sebastian Bach recounts being mistakenly named as an influence or songwriter on other people’s records, because well you know he’s not that other Bach.

Iron_Maiden_-_PowerslaveThis week’s Power Set celebrates the 30th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s Powerslave. Released September 3, 1984 it’s one of the big 80′s Iron Maiden albums featuring classics like the title track plus “2 Minutes to Midnight” and “Ace’s High”

(Powerslave artwork from EMI records)

In_Flames_-_Siren_Charms_(album_cover)Then for our Then & Now we go to Gothenburg, Sweden for the latest from In Flames. In Flames are one of the originators of the melodic death metal sound that originated from Sweden in the mid-nineties.  Their 11th studio album entitled Siren Charms just hit stores and although it’s a little more melodic than what people may be used to the song writing has been upped a notch. We’ll crank a new tune and old this week.

(Siren Charms artwork from Sony Music)

And since we are globe setting this week inside Hangar 19 we will go to Denmark for this week’s heavy metal soundtrack recommendation. The movie itself take’s place in New Jersey but the soundtrack features two songs that we’ll play from King Diamond. The movie by the way is Clerks 2.

All this plus another 3 hours of classic heavy metal inside Hangar 19.

 

INTERVIEW: NICK HIPA

nickhipaThe story of American hardcore-metal band As I Lay Dying took a bad twist last year when lead singer Tim Lambesis was arrested for attempting to hire a hitman to murder his wife. The rest who of course still wanted to make music decided to get a new singer and start a completely new band called Wovenwar. Guitarist Nick Hipa joins us in the Hangar to discuss this and give us the story of how As I Lay Dying became Wovenwar.

 

SHADOWS FALL TO RETIRE

shadowsfallWith this past weekend’s show being all about the New Wave of American Heavy Metal we have sad news from one of the premiere bands of the scene. Shadows Fall announced last week that they will be retiring from touring activities. Now that doesn’t mean they are done making music, we think, but it does mean with their announced European tour and soon to be announced North American tour that’ll be it. Here’s the statement from the bands Facebook page:

Massachusetts metal band Shadows Fall will embark on their final European tour in less than a week. The “Hell on Earth” tour will begin in Frankfurt, Germany on Aug. 29 and runs until Sept. 14. The tour also features Unearth, The Acacia Strain and War of Ages. The band has been touring non-stop for over a decade and has decided that it’s time to “take a hiatus” from future extensive touring. In addition to this upcoming European run, Shadows Fall are planning a final North American tour and will possibly visit a few other territories some time over the next year. We will post details once everything is locked in. There are many factors that are behind this difficult decision that the band has been dealing with for some time now. In a nutshell it comes down to families, member availability, and finances. Further impacting our decision is the fact that we have two members with young children. Plain and simple, they want to be with their families to watch their kids grow. Touring full time in a band these days has never been more difficult financially. When you have to ensure the future comfort of your family, difficult decisions have to be made. Another reason is the fact that our lead guitarist (Jon Donais) is now in Anthrax, which makes it hard for us to do any extensive touring with our full lineup. Due to his obligations with Anthrax, he will not be able to join us on this European tour. Felipe Roa will once again fill Jon’s position and we are thankful to him for joining us on this run. Also returning for this tour is original bassist Paul Romanko who has sat out from touring for the last two years to raise his son. This has been a real hard decision for all of us to make but we feel at this time this is the right thing to do. We don’t hate each other, we’re not bitter, we in fact still have a really great time together, but the ride has slowed down and it’s time for the next chapters in our lives, whatever that may be. We can’t thank the fans that have supported Shadows Fall since the beginning enough. Without you, none of this would have been possible.  For the past decade and a half, we have been able to create the music we have always wanted to hear and share it with music fans everywhere. That being said, you still may see us at a festival or two over the next few years…if they ask, we will come! In the meantime please check out the dates for the last European go around and we will see you out there!

When their final North American Tour is announced we’ll have the dates right here for you.

 

NEW WAVE OF AMERICAN HEAVY METAL INSIDE THE HANGAR

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.