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27 LIVE METALLICA ALBUMS

This post is from Metallica.com:

2010_WM_stage_800We’ve been extremely proud to offer virtually every show we’ve done in the past ten years as a download within days of the shows happening… sometimes even hours! Over the years we’ve been able to offer more download options adding HD audio and Apple lossless files to the mix, but we still get requests for the “old school” compact disc. To celebrate ten years of Live Metallica, we’re going to make that happen! Starting today through the end of this year, every show that we’ve played in 2014 will be released on CD! All shows with the exception of the MAP Benefit concert and Glastonbury are from the By Request tour with songs that you voted on… each night on the tour presented a different set list.

We want to keep it simple so we’ll go in order of when the shows were played starting with Bogotá, ColombiaQuito, Ecuador and Lima, Perufrom the March South American run. Next week the next three shows will be available and so on, rolling out three shows at a time on Mondays. For those of you who want it all, we’re also giving you a chance to pre-order a box set with all 27 shows included, which will ship in December. There’s that special concept of a volume discount and you’ll have a box to store all your CD’s in. CD’s will be priced at the very clever price of $19.81 a pop with the box set at $417.00 (spot the savings!) and you can place your orders at either LiveMetallica.com or in theMet Store.

And for you vinyl junkies, select shows will be released on limited edition 180-gram vinyl early next year. And once again, we here at your friendly Metallica HQ want your input as to which shows you would like to see on vinyl… YOU choose from the 27 shows we’ve played this year by voting for your favs here. We’ll take the top four that receive the most votes and press them up for you to order in early 2015.  Voting will close on September 26.

Let us know what you think and look for many more releases and some cool box sets in the New Year!

Looks like us die-hard Metallica fans are about to go broke

KIRK HAMMET ON NEW EXODUS ALBUM

oldexodudusWhat?! Ok so what you’re saying Exodus camp is Steve “Zetro” Souza is back as the singer and you have founding member plus gigantic rock star as a member of Metallica Kirk Hammett playing on a tune for the new Exodus album? Well played guys, well played.

(Picture taken from an old video of the original Exodus line-up circa 1982-83)

There doesn’t seem to be a release date yet but in talking with Rolling Stone Magazine Mr. Hammett had the following to say:

“Me, recording a solo on their album was a huge thing for me. Other than the Exodus demo that’s been heard by a lot of people, it’s the only time I ever recorded with Exodus. It was a huge thing for me.”

He adds:

“Me, recording a solo on their album was a huge thing for me. Other than the Exodus demo that’s been heard by a lot of people, it’s the only time I ever recorded with Exodus. It was a huge thing for me.”

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/metallicas-kirk-hammett-on-recording-with-exodus-it-was-huge-20140725#ixzz38uPbewUE
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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.

CLASSIC ALBUM SPOTLIGHT: RIDE THE LIGHTNING

Hammett-guitarworldMetallica’s debut Kill ém All was by all accounts the album that ushered in thrash metal as we know it, but it was their second album Ride The Lightning that put them above everyone else. No offense to any other metal bands from the eighties but this is the album that made it all possible. From the simplicity of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” to the complexity of the Dave Mustaine penned “Call of Ktulu” you knew upon first listen that this album was special. Cliff Burton really had his first hand at truly writing with Hetfield and Ulrich plus Kirk Hammet now had a tour with the band under his bullet belt and could go a little more nuts with the solos. Master of Puppets took every idea from this album and made it timeless, but it was Ride the Lightning that showed the world who Metallica really were. Oh and it was their first album for major label Elektra Records and it’s success allowed a ton of other real metal bands to get signed.

Check out Kirk Hammet in Guitar World celebrating the 30th anniversary of this metal classic:

“I remember “Fight Fire with Fire” and “Fade to Black” were finished in the basement of a friend’s house in Old Bridge, New Jersey. I think it was this guy called Metal Joe [Chimienti]. Before we went to Europe to tour and eventually record in Denmark, we stopped on the East Coast to play some shows. We knew we needed to finish some of these songs.

We had most of “Fade to Black,” except the end part were the solo happens, and I came up with that there. I remember we were writing “Trapped Under Ice” there too. We were using that fast Exodus riff, and James came up with the chorus and I added that whole middle instrumental part.Ride the Lightning was written in a few places: the house in El Cerrito, New Jersey, Copenhagen, and down in L.A. before James and Lars moved up to San Francisco.”

RidethelightningArtist: Metallica

Album: Ride the Lightning

Released: July 27. 1984

Recommended Listening: Fight Fire With Fire, For Whom the Bell Tolls, Creeping Death, Fade to Black

AllMusic.com Says:

Ride the Lightning finds Metallica aggressively expanding their compositional technique and range of expression. Every track tries something new, and every musical experiment succeeds mightily. The lyrics push into new territory as well — more personal, more socially conscious, less metal posturing. But the true heart of Ride the Lightning lies in its rich musical imagination.

 

KROKUS IS IN THE HANGAR

2013_DIRTY_DYNAMITE_-_Band_Photo_BW500x_-_Copy_YELLOWYes the hard rock/heavy metal band from Switzerland Krokus. Krokus formed in 1975 with Marc Storace joining the band as their lead singer in 1980 for the now 4x platinum Metal Rendez-vous album and never really looked back. Other than a period in the mid 80′s where the band attempted (and failed) to go more commercial they have done it their own way. Love them or hate them almost 40 years into their astonishing career they just put out a live album Long Stick Goes Boom: Live at da House of Rust which we will hear a lot of this weekend as Marc joins us in the Hangar.

(Band promo photo from Krokus official website)

Then from the year 1992 we are going In the Vault with Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi talking about their short lived reunion with Ronnie James Dio and the Dehumanizer album.

CD08As of late Metallica have covered some let’s say “unexpected” songs. In honor this week’s Power Set will feature four Metallica covers that are at this point classics. We’ll hear them covering Diamond Head, Queen and The Misfits.

(Garage Inc. Artwork from Elektra Records)

prong-ruininglivesThis week’s Then & Now is from Prong. Tommy Victor called us and we played phone tag before he got annoyed so it’s the least we can do to play his latest with Prong. The new album is called Ruining Lives and we’ll check out the tune “Turnover.”

(Ruining Lives artwork from SPV Records)

Plus this week’s Heavy Metal Soundtrack recommendation comes from the Nickelodeon cartoon Spongebob Square Pants. The show has featured metal heavy weights Pantera and Motorhead. Plus it’s Spongebob!

This and another 3 hours of old school metal on this Memorial Day Weekend inside Hangar 19.