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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.

100 % PURE METAL

We’ve had some great guests inside the Hangar recently and as much as we love hanging out with and talking to these legendary metal figures this week we are turning the spotlight back to where it belongs, the music. It’s 3 hours of old school metal featuring some of the best that metal has to offer.

We will also go In the Vault with Trent Reznor and Nine Inch Nails. Trent has had his moments over the years where he can get a little angry. Of course listening to his music is a pretty dead giveaway of that. Gigwise has put together a compilation video of Trent Reznor’s angriest moments.

Queensryche_-_Operation_Mindcrime_coverThis week’s Power Set will feature 4 songs from Queensryhe’s set of Operation Mindcrime albums. Since former singer Geoff Tate is now going by the band name Operation Mindcrime and he is the only one who can perform those two albums in the entirety live it’s time to take another lesson to one of the greatest concept records in history.

(Operation Mindcrime cover from EMI Records)

MadballHardcoreLivesNew York has been home over the years to some of the greatest metal in history and more specifically to the cross over genre Hard Core. Hard core is a mix between the heaviness of metal and the attitude of punk. No one can deny the significance of the band Agnostic Front but it was the spin off band Madball that took it to the mainstream. Madball has just put out a new record entitled Hard Core Lives and we will feature it during this week’s Then & Now.

(Hardcore Lives artwork from Nuclear Blast Records)

Finally this week’s Soundtrack recommendation is from the original Fast and The Furious, but not the first edition of the soundtrack which featured mostly rap music. It’s from the album titled More Fast and the Furious which featured some killer hard rock and heavy metal.

CLASSIC ALBUM SPOTLIGHT: RITCHIE BLACKMORE’S RAINBOW

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.”

 

IT’S AN ALL LIVE HANGAR 19

By live we mean live metal! We are playing metal from some of the greatest live albums ever released in the world of hard rock and heavy metal. Here are a few that’ll we be cranking metal from.

Metallica Live S***: Binge and Purge

Metallica’s 1993 box set featuring 3 videos and 3 CD’s plus tour booklet and stencil of the famous scary guy logo all inside of mock up of a Metallica road case featuring concerts from Seattle, San Diego and Mexico City was a fan’s dream come true.

Kiss Alive

We cannot call ourselves a classic metal radio show and not play something off the live album that popularized the live album during an all live metal version of Hangar 19.

Slayer Decade of Aggression: Live

This 1991 double LP or CD live album from Slayer pretty much cemented just how fast, technical and evil they were really were. It’s also the final release from the classic Slayer era and pretty much summed up the intensity of unholy trifecta of albums.

Judas Priest Unleashed in the East

Recorded in Japan while on tour for Hell Bent for Leather upon this live album’s release it was the best selling Judas Priest album to date. Of course that would change.

Anthrax Live: The Island Years

It’s as simple as what the title says it’s Anthrax live in the late 80′s when they were still on Island records releasing thrash metal classics.

Ozzy Osbourne Tribute

It’s a live tribute to the greatest guitarist to ever live…enough said

That’s just a taste of some the most legendary live metal records you’ll hear from this weekend inside Hangar 19.

THE METAL GOD IS BACK

Rob-Halford-Metal-God-HoustonWe are homered and humbled to once again have The Metal God Rob Halford of Judas Priest back inside Hangar 19. With the release of Judas Priest’s 17th studio album Redeemer of Souls there is a lot to catch up on. Plus Rob will go in detail on 3 new metal classics as we do a Judas Priest Then and Now each of our 3 hours of the heaviest music around.

Remembering that Judas Priest are one of two legendary metal band’s from Birmingham, England we are going In The Vault with the mighty Black Sabbath.

 

Speaking of Sabbath they just recently headlined the annual Hyde Park music festival in London and while rumors were abound it would be their last show it was Faith No More that came out and stunned the crowd by finishing their set with their first new music in 17 years. This week’s Power Set is taken from their 1991 live album Live at Brixton. 

Then our Heavy Metal soundtrack recommendation is from Hollywood’s re do of Bad News Bears featuring tunes from Alice Cooper and Senses Fail

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