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dt18James LeBrie is the lead singer of what may be the most popular “progressive metal” of all time Dream Theater. To discuss their current tour An Evening With Dream Theater, plus their latest self-tilted album and more James has joined us this weekend inside Hangar 19.

Then we are going In The Vault with legendary New Wave of British of Heavy Metal Band Saxon, This is them in 1985 talking about their then new album Innocence is no Excuse on the british version of Headbanger’s Ball ‘Monsters of Rock’

OderusIt took a few weeks for us to do it but this week’s Power Set celebrates the life of Oderus Urungus or as he is known by his earthly name Dave Brockie. Of course you know him as the lead singer and battle master of GWAR. He passed away on March 24, 2014 at the age of 50.

Steel-Panther-All-You-Can-Eat-coverTo keep it a little light hearted this week’s Then & Now is from the 80′s sleaze tribute (joke) band Steel Panther. Although their first album under this name didn’t come out until 2009, every metal head should know and enjoy this band. Their newest record is called All You Can Eat.

And finally this week’s Soundtrack recommendation is from the wrestling soundtrack compilation Bodyslam: Wrestling’s Greatest Themes. It includes some pretty cool metal covers from other metal bands.

All this plus three hours of classic metal inside Hangar 19


katakysmDid that get your attention? This weekend Maurizio Iacono the lead singer for Canadian death metal band Kataklysm. Since 1991 this band has been winning over fans of heavy music all over the world. They aren’t your average death metal band, but don’t listen to me, listen to them. Start with Iron will their career retrospective celebrating their 20th anniversary. Then check out their latest album Waiting for the End to Come that came out in 2013. Of course do that after this weekend’s show.

Then we are going to go In The Vault with the one of the story of one of the greatest guitar riffs the world has ever knows. The Story of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water”

far beyondThis week’s Power Set is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first “extreme” metal record to debut at number one on the billboard charts. It’s Pantera’s Far Beyond Driven. The re-issue is now out and features the remastered full album and the live disc Far Beyond Bootleg – Live From Donington ’94. 

dh-extremeistThen our Then & Now comes from the Christian Metal Band Demon Hunter who just put out their 7th studio album Extremist. 

Finally this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack recommendation is a completion called Thor – Superhero Heavy Metal. Thor is the most heavy metal superhero after all.

This plus 3 hours of classic heavy metal on Hangar 19.



gusGThis weekend inside Hangar 19 we continue to talk to Ozzy Osbourne guitarists as Greek guitar God Gus G. makes his return to Hangar 19. Gus of course was recruited by Ozzy before the making of his last solo album Scream. What you may not know is Gus also has a progressive metal band called Firewind and is about to release his debut solo album I Am the Fire. Gus is in the hangar this weekend to debut the title track and crank some metal.

We are also going to go In the Vault with an old school interview with Helix that I think proves hosts on European metal TV shows didn’t really care a whole lot, and most bands seemingly were just there for the party.

DP-BurnDP-StormOur Power Set this week features a look at two classic albums from Deep Purple. Burn and Stormbringer both came out in 1974 making this their 40th anniversary. Burn was the first album to feature the Mark III line-up that had David Coverdale on vocals and Glenn Hughes on bass/vocals. In fact both of them traded lead vocal duties throughout the record. If you’d like to find out more about both of these classic metal albums check them out here.

MOHCOVERThis week’s Then & Now features a metal singer that during that the last 20 years has been pretty underrated. You’d have to be pretty hardcore into power metal to know the band Symphony X, or maybe you saw them on Megadeth’s Gigantour a few years ago. Either way for 20 years Symphony X has gained a ton of fans. Well now their lead singer is in a band called Adrenaline Mob, a band that was founded by former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy although he is no longer in the band. Adrenaline Mob also features Disturbed and former Union Underground bassist John Moyer. Their 2nd album Men of Honor has just hit to a lot of glowing reviews.

Then this week’s heavy metal soundtrack recommendation is from the Jack Black movie School of Rock. We’ve featured this movie before but this time instead of playing songs from the soundtrack we’re playing a couple of tunes that were featured in the movie including Metallica covering Killing Joke and Kiss covering The Ramones. This year is it’s 10th anniversary and already has to be put up has one of the best “music” movies in history.

All this plus 3 hours of old school metal this week inside Hangar 19.



Zakk1We love Zakk though from his long time work as Ozzy Osbourne’s right hand man to his own band Black Label Society Zakk Wylde has become one of the most recognizable and influential people in hard rock and heavy metal. After 4 years and one acoustic record Black Label Society are back with Catacombs of the Black Vatican. A record that sounds just like you would expect, heavy with some melody, a couple of piano ballads and more guitar solos then what should be allowed. Zakk joins us in the Hangar to discuss all the above and play some records.

Then we are going to go In The Vault with The Melvins. Who were on tour with Nirvana in Europe in early 1994, the same tour that Kurt Cobain od’d before being sent home to recover where he eventually killed himself with a shot gun blast to the head. One of Nirvana’s biggest influences were The Melvins and in this quick interview in Slovenia they pay their sarcastic respects.

liveeargnrThis week’s Power Set will come from Gun’s N’ Roses who will be doing another residency in Las Vegas at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in May. That’s of course right after they headline some festivals and play the Revolver Golden God Awards. So this Power Set is taken from their live album Live Era ’87-93 that came out in 1999.

(Live Era artwork courtesy of Geffen Records)

LC-BlackcrownSpeaking of Revolver this week’s Then & Now comes from a band co-headlining the Revolver Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock tour. The band is Lacuna Coil and with their new album coming out the same week as Black Label Society’s we have a new song to debut plus an old school gem.

(Black Crown Halo artwork courtesy of Century Media Records)

We are also going to revisit the Last Action Hero soundtrack for this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack review.

All this and another 3 hours of old school metal only inside Hangar 19.



Screen-Shot-2014-02-26-at-12.48.55-AMThe 2014 Revolver Golden Gods presented by Epiphone are back. Screw the Grammy’s it’s this award that every metal band strifes for. That comment is not as tongue in cheek as it sounds. Think about it, The Grammy’s who had Metallica play with a Chinese Pianist and cut off a set by Nine Inch Nails and Queens of the Stone Age don’t really care about hard rock or heavy metal. So every year for the past 6 years all of metal’s heavy weights come out for one reason, to celebrate and pay respect to the ultimate genre of music, Heavy f***ing Metal! Classic metal is getting a nice push at this year’s show to.

First Guns N’ Roses will be this years headline performer. No showing up late for this one Axel as one Axel W. Rose will also be getting the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. He joins an elite class that also features Ronnie, Metallica, Rush, Lemmy Kilmister, Motley Crue, and Ozzy Osbourne. Hopefully he understands this and accepts this award with class and dignity. 

The other big one is that Joan Jett will accept the Golden God Award. This award is given each year to one person who embodies the spirit of hard rock and metal. She joins past honerees Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper and Gene Simmons. This also makes her the first woman to become a Golden God. Here’s what presenter Alice Cooper had to say about Joan:

“No one deserves this award MORE than Joan Jett.  She’s never compromised who she is – she’s a rocker through and through, I wish some of the younger bands had the balls that Joan Jett does!”

The show takes place April 23rd at LA’s famed Club Nokia

Performers besides G n’ R include:


And here are the awards and their nominees:

Album of the Year

  • Avenged Sevenfold, Hail to the King
  • Black Sabbath, 13
  • Five Finger Death Punch, The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 and 2
  • Korn, The Paradigm Shift
  • Queens of the Stone Age, …Like Clockwork
  • Volbeat, Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies

Best Vocalist

  • Jeremy McKinnon (A Day to Remember)
  • M. Shadows (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Ivan Moody (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Papa Emeritus II (Ghost B.C.)
  • Jonathan Davis (Korn)
  • Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age)

Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist(s)

  • Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains)
  • Synyster Gates & Zacky Vengeance (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
  • Zoltan Bathory & Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Munky  & Head (Korn)

Paul Gray Best Bassist

  • Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Chris Kael (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Rex Brown (Kill Devil Hill)
  • Fieldy (Korn)
  • Emma Anzai (Sick Puppies)

Best Drummer presented by Razor & Tie

  • Arin Ilejay (Avenged Sevenfold)
  • Brad Wilk (for his work with Black Sabbath)
  • Vinnie Appice (Kill Devil Hill)
  • Matt Halpern (Periphery)
  • Chris Adler (for his work with Protest the Hero)
  • Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs)

Best Live Band

  • The Dillinger Escape Plan
  • Gojira
  • Lamb of God
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Slayer
  • Rob Zombie

Song of the Year presented by Randall Amplifiers

  • Alice in Chains, “Hollow”
  • Avenged Sevenfold, “Hail to the King”
  • Bring Me the Horizon, “Shadow Moses”
  • Five Finger Death Punch, “Lift Me Up”
  • Of Mice & Men, “You’re Not Alone”
  • The Pretty Reckless, “Going to Hell”

Best Film & Video presented by Eagle Rock Entertainment

  • Behemoth, “Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel”
  • Huntress, “Zenith”
  • Lamb of God, As the Palaces Burn
  • Metallica, Through the Never
  • Motionless in White, “America”
  • Pierce the Veil, This is a Wasteland

Best New Talent presented by Victory Records

  • Deafheaven
  • Heaven’s Basement
  • Issues
  • Scar the Martyr
  • Twelve Foot Ninja
  • ††† (Crosses)

Comeback of the Year

  • Black Sabbath
  • Carcass
  • Deep Purple
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • Queens of the Stone Age
  • Suicidal Tendencies

Most Metal Athlete

  • Tony Alva (skateboarder)
  • Grant Balfour (MLB)
  • Josh Barnett (mixed martial artist, UFC)
  • Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors, NBA)
  • Derek Garland (Metal Mulisha, motocross)
  • Tuukka Rask (Boston Bruins, NHL)

Most Dedicated Fans

  • A Day to Remember
  • Avenged Sevenfold
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Of Mice & Men
  • The Pretty Reckless
  • Slayer

More information about the Revolver Magazine Golden Gods 2014 can be found here.