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When a band covers a song it can be the ultimate tribute to their heroes and to their peers. Take Metallica’s Garage Inc. album or the latest tribute record to Dio. There are incredible versions of incredible songs on some amazing records. There are also live records with cover songs, or songs recorded in the studio and used as B sides or soundtrack songs. This weekend inside Hangar 19 it’s classic (and a couple of current) metal bands covering other rock and metal bands.

We are going to go In the Vault with Motley Crue circa 1985. Of course they had a huge song with their cover of “Smoking in the Boys Room” from the album Theater of Pain.

nativity_in_blackThis week’s Power Set is a tribute to Black Sabbath. Both Megadeth and Pantera have covered Sabbath more than once and we’ll hear some gems from both bands this week taken from Nativity in Black 1 and 2. Both records were tributes to the classic 1970′s Black Sabbath line-up.

(Nativity in Black artwork from Sony records)

f4bf3918f75592183f45ceea22db2f56In the last few years the female fronted band Halestorm have become world wide rock stars. In 2011 they put out a covers e.p. called ReAniMate: The Covers E.P. The disc starts off with a pretty killer cover of Skid Row’s “Slave to the Grind.” So this week’s Then & Now has both the Skid Row version and the Halestorm version.

(Halestorm artwork from Halestormrocks.com)

maxresdefaultOur soundtrack recommendation is something a little different as it will be a couple of metal bands covering wrestling theme music from the album WWF: Forceable Entry. 

This plus metal covers by and from Annihilator, Sepultura, Guns N’ Roses, Anthrax, and even a female tribute band to Iron Maiden for 3 hours of metal inside Hangar 19.


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.


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.



Metal Masters has been going for the last 5 years to kick off NAMM. It features a bunch of metal musicians getting together for not only a clinic but also the ultimate Heavy Metal Tribute concert. The Full stream from Gear Gods is available below.


  • Kerry King (SLAYER)
  • Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX)
  • Frank Bello (ANTHRAX)
  • Scott Ian (ANTHRAX)
  • David Ellefson (MEGADETH)
  • Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG)
  • Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER)
  • Chris Broderick (MEGADETH)
  • Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN)
  • Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
  • Steve Vai

The following songs were performed:

  • “Wrathchild” (IRON MAIDEN)
  • “Killers” (IRON MAIDEN)
  • “God Of Thunder” (KISS)
  • “Sargent D And The S.O.D.” (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH)
  • “Freddy Krueger” (STORMTROOPERS OF DEATH)
  • “Strength Beyond Strength” (PANTERA)
  • “I’m Broken” (PANTERA)
  • “Postmortem” (SLAYER)
  • “Raining Blood” (SLAYER)
  • “Mouth For War” (PANTERA)
  • “Mandatory Suicide” (SLAYER)
  • “Five Minutes Alone” (PANTERA)
  • “South Of Heaven” (SLAYER)
  • “Angel Of Death” (SLAYER)
  • “Fucking Hostile” (PANTERA)


2013 was an interesting year for metal. The year saw return to form releases from some of metal’s most legendary bands like Black Sabbath, Dream Theater and Saxon. We even had some great live albums out from Iron Maiden, Metallica and Testament. This week in the hangar we take a look back at what metal had to offer in 2013. The following are the Then and Now’s we will feature plus some words from the band’s themselves.

black-sabbath-13-1370285735Artist: Black Sabbath

New album: 13

Featured Song: God is Dead?



Skid-Row-UWRArtist: Skid Row

New E.P.: United World Rebellion

Featured Song: Let’s Go

Interview with guitarist Snake Sabo can be heard here


972144_574804719226438_648313249_n1-300x300Artist: Newsted (ex-Metallica, Ozzy, Voivod)

New Album: Heavy Metal Music

Featured Song: Soldierhead

Interview with just Jason Newsted / Interview with Jason and guitarist Mike Mushok


kdh-riseArtist: Rex Brown (ex-Pantera, Down) / Kill Devil Hill

New Album: Revolution Rise

Featured Song: Leave it All Behind

Interview with Rex Brown 


Motorhead-Aftershock1Artist: Motorhead

New album: Aftershock

Featured song: Heartbreaker



ministryfrombeertoeternitycoverArtist: Ministry

New album: From Beer to Eternity

Featured Song: Permawar

Interview with Al Jourgensen


Dream-Theater-2013-albumArtist: Dream Theater

New Album: Dream Theater

Featured Song: The Enemy Inside

Interview with guitarist John Petrucci


saxon-sacrificeArtist: Saxon

New Album: Sacrifice

Featured Song: Sacrifice

Interview with lead singer Biff Byford


st13cdArtist: Suicidal Tendencies

New Album: 13

Featured Song: Cyco Style



Queensryche-QueensrycheArtist: Queensryche

New Album: Queensryche

Featured Song: Redemption

Interview with drummer Scott Rockenfield


winterkillsArtist: Dez Fafara Coal Chamber / Devildriver

New Album from Devildriver: Winter Kills

Featured Song: The Appetite

Interview with lead singer Dez Fafara


Super_Collider_MegadethArtist: Megadeth

New album: Super Collider  

Featured Song: Kingmaker

Interview with lead singer Dave Mustaine