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KYUSS FRONTMAN JOHN GARCIA IN THE HANGAR

10610674_467273366748849_5211889566923275352_nMeeting Nick Oliveri, Josh Homme and Brant Bjork in high school was the basis for Kyuss lead singer John Garcia. As he puts it the music heads find each other. From 1987 to their break up in 1995 this desert rock band gained a ton of fans by doing it on their own and popularizing a certain type of sound that was all their own. Now with the release of his first ever solo album John Garcia is back behind a mic where he belongs.

Of course we’ll go In the Vault this week and this time we are going to go back to the Hard N’ Heavy TV show for what amounts to a bunch of random thoughts from the band Faith No More.

xmarilyn-manson-sons-of-anarchy-s7e1.jpg.pagespeed.ic.6en3vIs2ciOur Power Set this week will come from Marilyn Manson in honor of his reoccurring roll on the FX TV show Sons of Anarchy. The show just started it’s final season and Mr. Manson is playing a white supremacist. Let’s not forget though the guy was a gigantic rock star who wrote evil and menacing Industrial Metal songs.

thehauntedexitwoundscdThis seems to be the year for new albums from Gothenburg, Sweden bands as now The Haunted have just hit with Exit Woulds their first since their former singer Marco Aro rejoined the band.

Our soundtrack recommendation this weekend goes back to The Crow. When you have a soundtrack this good it’s hard to play it more than once.

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

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.

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.”