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Machine-Head-2014In something reminiscent of Metallica’s “Wherever I May Roam” tour Machine Head have decided to go out on the road with no openers and just play clubs around North America by themselves.

Machine Head singer Robb Flynn said this:

We’re doing “An Evening With” Machine Head.
Meaning: it’ll just be us, folks.
We are really excited about the idea, playing longer sets, throwing in some deep cuts, and just having our own world.  Promoters in the US seem really stoked about it, some have said it feels like “an event.”
Venue space permitting we might do a video montage (“we’re gonna need a MON-TAGE!”) beforehand. We’ll see.

V.I.P. ticket packages are now on sale at Packages include a meet-and-greet with the band, group photo with MACHINE HEAD, poster, flag, laminate, and MACHINE HEAD koozie

Confirmed dates are as follows:

Jan. 16 – Phoenix, AZ – Club Red
Jan. 18 – Farmington, NM – Top Deck
Jan. 20 – Austin, TX – Red 7
Jan. 21 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar and Grill
Jan. 22 – Houston,TX – Fitzgeralds
Jan. 23 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
Jan. 25 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
Jan. 26 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
Jan. 28 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
Jan. 29 – Philadelphia. PA – Underground Arts
Jan. 30 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Jan. 31 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
Feb. 03 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theater
Feb. 04 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theater
Feb. 05 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
Feb. 07 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Smalls
Feb. 08 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom
Feb. 09 – Pontiac, MI – The Crofoot Ballroom
Feb. 10 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues
Feb. 11 – Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
Feb. 12 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Feb. 13 – Minneapolis/St Paul, MN – Mill City Nights
Feb. 14 – St Louis, MO – Fubar
Feb. 15 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
Feb. 17 – Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Feb. 19 – Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl / Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Feb. 21 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Center Grand Ballroom
Feb. 24 – Seattle, WA – Neumos
Feb. 25 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw
Feb. 27 – Calgary, AB – Flames Central
Feb. 28 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Mar. 01 – Saskatoon, SK – Obrian’s Event Centre
Mar. 02 – Winnipeg, MB – Garrick Centre
Mar. 04 – Minot, ND – The Original
Mar. 06 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
Mar. 07 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory




unnamedYeah he’s that one guy from that one heavy metal band that you might have heard of, and yeah you may have seen him on some random VH1 show but truly in our world he is a giant. Scott Ian is one of the founding members of one of the big 4 of thrash metal bands Anthrax. For 30 years Anthrax have made it through thick and thin to be where they are now and it’s about damn time one of them wrote a book. Yes Scott Ian is now an author writing the book I’m the Man: The Story of that Guy from Anthrax. The book is out now and it’s pretty awesome read. Scott gets in the Hangar to tell us all about it and some Anthrax stories as well.

A few weeks ago I (Cutter) got to see Doro Pesch bring her 30th anniversary show to New York’s Gramercy Ballroom and what an incredible show it was. Doro performed everything you’d want including old Warlock songs plus a few covers like “Breaking the Law” by Judas Priest and “Egypt” by DIO which is on the Dio tribute album. Not to mention special guests like Bobby “Blitz” Ellsworth from Overkill and Jeff Waters from Annihilator. This week to help celebrate this German metal Queen’s dominance in metal we are going In the Vault to one of her first appearance’s on the original Headbanger’s Ball.

machine-head-now-we-die-single-cover-art-2014With the release of a new Machine Head album Bloodstones & Diamonds it would normally mean a new tour and chances to see the legendary bay area band all over the world. Unfortunately a tour was cancelled and it sounds like the band is waiting to do things their own way. We can’t fault them for that but the internet “trolls” weren’t exactly happy about some jokes singer Robb Flynn made. Forget all that we’re cranking up a Power Set of Machine Head tunes this week.

(Machine Head artwork courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records)

cavaleraconspiracypandemoniumbiggerThis week’s Then & Now features the latest output but the brothers Cavalera. First Max and Igor were together in Sepultura and in 2007 decided to write new music again under the name Cavalera Conspiracy. They have just released their 3rd record Pandemomnium so we’ll crank a new song and an old school Sepultura song as well.

(Cavalera Conspiracy artwork courtesy of Napalm Records)

Also this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack Recommendation comes from the CBS dramatic series Criminal Minds. Believe it or not a couple episodes every season will feature a metal song in the show. We’ll look to their most recent Halloween episode were they had a song from the band Beartooth playing and an episode from Season 9 that featured Toxic Halocaust.

This plus another 3 hours of classic metal on your home for true heavy metal Hangar 19.



Released 33 years ago this week Mob Rules is the 2nd album from Dio era of Black Sabbath. One listen to this album and you know that if Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Vinny Appice this era of Sabbath could have been as big and maybe bigger than the Ozzy fronted version of Sabbath. That’s saying something when we’re talking about the band that invited heavy f****** metal! It’s just hard to deny the magic that Dio and Iommi had together.

Mob rulesArtist: Black Sabbath

Album: Mob Rules

Release Date: November 4, 1981

Recommended listening: Turn Up the Night, The Mob Rules, The Sign of the Southern Cross

Anthony Maisano from Metal Insider says:

This is my favorite album of all time. It’s just a masterpiece. This album is EVERYTHING Heaven and Hellwas, but with a TON more fire and energy behind the band. Songs like “Voodoo” and the title track are some of Iommi’s best riffs of all time. Period. Any era of Sabbath. Then you have songs like “Falling Off the Edge of the World” and “The Sign of the Southern Cross” which shows an ambitious side of Sabbath, which was never, ever seen before this album. “Slipping Away” has an amazingly powerful Dio chorus, and “Over and Over” might be one of Sabbath’s most depressing songs ever. Where Heaven and Hell had, what I consider to be, safer, more melodically focused material, Mob Rules is straight up heavy Sabbath material, with that untouchable Dio kick to it. Vinny Appice adds a rock solid groove that this album needed, and really compliments Geezer Butler well in a different way than Bill Ward did. He’s not as busy as Bill Ward, any my preference for Vinny is by no means a knock on Bill Ward, but I think Vinny is far heavier, and just has a great groove for these songs.



waynestaticWayne Static was the frontman for the industrial metal band Static-X whose debut album Wisconsin Death Trip is still a staple for the genre. In recent years he may have been known for his incredibly high hair just as much as his music but no one can deny the mark that Static-X left on the metal community. Wayne passed away in his sleep late Halloween night. Although him and his wife Tera Wray were known for their drug use they did very publicly get clean in 2009. Here’s the official press release:

HOLLYWOOD, CA (November 1, 2014) – Today is a sad day in the music industry – Front-man and founding member WAYNE STATIC of STATIC-X passed away quietly in his sleep at his home last night.

The couple was getting ready to leave for a Fall/Winter tour this morning. They were to have left the night before on Halloween, but decided they would head out early in the morning November 1st.

The couple, known for partying heavy, had left hard drugs in 2009 and had not touched them since. Static’s first solo album – Pighammer – was a tribute to his new non-drug life and hoped it would help others to get clean from hard chemical drugs.

More official information about his passing will be released in the following days. This is not a drug related incident or an O. D. Please be courteous to his family and wife and leave positive messages

R.I.P. Wayne Static.

One of our favorites is Static-X featuring Burton C. Bell of Fear Factory covering Ministry’s “Burning Inside”



oderusripAs most of us celebrate Halloween through the weekend we give you the soundtrack for your evil ways. As we resurrect the immortal Oderus Urungus of GWAR you’ll get to hear him explain how humans should be enslaved plus a ton of great GWAR music. The man behind Oderus Dave Brockie passed away earlier this year from a heroin overdose at the age of 50 but Oderus lives on forever.

Not only will we hear Oderus’ last ever conversation for Hangar 19 but we are also going In the Vault with his and Beefcake the Mighty’s appearance in 1990 on the Joan Rivers Show, who also passed away earlier this year.

keeper7keysOur power set will feature 4 songs from the band Helloween’s album’s Keeper of the Seven Keys Parts 1 & 2. I mean they are called Helloween and their song Halloween is metal staple.

(Keeper of the Seven Keys artwork courtesy of Nuclear Blast Records)

ObituaryInkedInBloodThis week’s Then & Now is from the legendary death metal band Obituary. As they celebrate the 25th anniversary of their Roadrunner Records debut Slowly We Rot we’ll hear a tune from their new album Inked in Blood.

(Inked in Blood artwork courtesy of Relapse Records)

We can’t have a Hangar 19 Halloween Metal Massacre with out some Creeper himself. This week’s soundtrack recommendation comes from the Rob Zombie remakes of the Halloween movies and will feature tunes by Kiss and Motorhead.

All that plus 3 hours of old school heavy metal to get your Halloween fix. Oh and also The Misfits doing Monster Mash this week inside Hangar 19.