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Metal Discussion / Ellefson Booted Out of Megadeth Again
« on: September 18, 2020, 12:32:11 PM »
Come on, Dave's not going to be happy

We are all just a branch off the Metallica family tree. I mean, let's face it... especially Megadeth, with Dave being there and then me being a branch off of Dave with Megadeth. So look, we owe everything to Metallica. Those guys broke down the doors for every one of us; Anthrax, Slayer, bands today, Lamb of God, Pantera... none of this would have happened without Metallica being up there as the 800-pound gorilla just carving the path through the jungle that would have never let heavy metal in.

The stuff that they were able to do and the size and the scope of which they were able to break those doors down, it changed all of our lives as musicians, as fans - as everything. That's why I think when they did the Big Four with us in 2010 and '11, that was just such a great olive branch. As Scott Ian (Anthrax) said, it's like we're all brothers of the same family, it's just that one of our brothers went off and became Microsoft (laughs). And that was Metallica. It's like, 'How the hell did you do that? That's amazing, you changed the world.' But the fact that they came back and, again, offered that olive branch to us and just said, 'Hey, we were all in this together. Let's celebrate what we did together so many years ago,' I think that speaks volumes to just how cool Metallica is.

Metal Discussion / W.A.S.P.
« on: September 01, 2020, 09:33:27 PM »
Fuck it, there's enough going on in the purchases thread, Let's talk W.A.S.P.

I love the first 5 albums with The Headless Children being comfortably in my all-time list. Amazing album. The Crimson Idol took a long, long time to click but, yeah, it's class.

For some reason, I've been reluctant to dig beyond The Crimson Idol, is there anything worth picking up in the later years?

They were so much heavier live than on the albums and that Top Hat gig was something else. Johnny Rod must have been on all kinds of uppers in those days  :laugh:  I found this earlier on which brought back a lot of memories.

Metal Discussion / Living Colour
« on: August 29, 2020, 10:55:02 PM »
I see Time's Up is 30. It took me years to warm to it. I still prefer Vivid and, especially, Stain but I've grown to really like Time's Up. The last couple of albums have been bangers, a great band overall, it must be said.

General Discussion / Protect & Survive
« on: August 26, 2020, 10:32:51 PM »
I got hooked watching this earlier. I remember some of these from the telly when I was a kid, the UK channels used to show them. The world might be fucking mess right now but it was also a mess back then :laugh:

Metal Discussion / From the Ashes of Thrash...
« on: August 25, 2020, 06:23:37 PM »
It's a bit of a tangent so I thought best to move it away from the interesting discussion going on in the Best Thrash Album thread...

The albums which came towards the end of the Thrash years, that 88-93 period, when the fast bands slowed down a bit and branched out are, to me, some of the most interesting of their careers. Off the top of my head...

Death Angel - Act III
Slayer - South of Heaven
Anthrax - SOWN
Coroner - Mental Vortex & Grin
Kreator - Renewal
Overkill - The Years of Decay
Acid Reign - Obnoxious
Prong - Prove You Wrong
Voivod - Angel Rat & The Outer Limits
Testament - Low

There are others for whom it worked and others who didn't fare quite so well. Metallica's 90's efforts don't really work for me but I know plenty of people who rank those albums very highly. It was a great period for Metal, I reckon, before it all turned to shit.

« on: July 29, 2020, 09:20:40 AM »
Since it has been suggested in the other thread, let's have some non-Metal too. Copying Pentagrimes blurb from the successful Metal thread and seeing no reason to mess with a winning formula:


*No longer than 90 minutes

*this is a non-Metal thread in a Metal forum so do not keep it metal based and feel free to include whatever non-Metal you want

* you can assemble something using software of your choice and upload to Soundcloud/Mixcloud
*post a Spotify playlist
*Post a link for all download it using Mediafire or whatever site you like

The list:



Gigs and Festivals / COVIDMANIA XX
« on: May 20, 2020, 12:59:43 PM »
With some bands returning to action with streaming performances, perhaps it’s worth sharing?

Tomorrow, Thursday, May 21 at 7pm Arcturus will play “a very special live set with all the necessary props and a few surprises.” The show will stream for free on the band’s Facebook page.

Covid Lockdown performance veterans Clutch will perform a streamed concert titled Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1 on Wednesday, May 27. They will be supported remotely by Crowbar, Blacktop Mojo, and Saul. This one costs $9, “tickets” available at

Metal Discussion / S.O.D. with Mike Patton
« on: May 17, 2020, 10:47:52 PM »
Charlie Benante has been putting up regular videos playing all kinds of songs with different guests over the last few weeks. They’ve been quite interesting so far but this one is a bit special. How many people would fancy seeing S.O.D. touring (in the post-Covid utopia) with Mike Patton on vocals?

Metal Discussion / Brodudian Hunger
« on: March 23, 2020, 08:02:28 AM »

King & Anselmo working together? It might have been an exciting prospect 25 years ago.

The rumour mill is churning with the buzz that Slayer drummer Paul Bostaph is teaming up with guitarist Kerry King for a new project also featuring guitarist Gary Holt and vocalist Phil Anselmo.

The rumours started with an Instagram update from Bostaph (found below) on his self-imposed quarantine. Overkill drummer Jason Bittner proceeded to ask if Bostaph projects down the pipeline, to which Bostaph replied "Something is brewing with a friend of mine that is very familiar to you. I'll give you three guesses."

Bittner's response: ""Kerry, Gary, and Anselmo. C'mon, everyone knows by now."

This was enough to get people talking even though Holt has made it clear in the press that Exodus is his priority following Slayer calling it quits. Adding to the buzz is King's statement in a recent Guitar World interview "Let’s just say… Dean didn’t sign me for nothing!" when asked if he has new music in the works.

Metal Discussion / Notable Deaths
« on: March 17, 2020, 10:04:07 AM »

Former SACRED REICH guitarist Jason Rainey died Monday night (March 16) of an apparent heart attack. His death was confirmed by his wife Renee Novak, who wrote on Facebook: "My husband Jason Rainey passed away a hour ago. Most likely a heat [sic] attack. They worked on him for a half hour but they couldn't save him."

Metal Discussion / It was 50 years ago today...
« on: February 13, 2020, 07:57:06 AM »

The official birth of Metal as we know it?

I am currently on a plane, waiting to take off, heading to Birmingham to see Zakk Wylde take a Zakk Wylde-sized shite on the early Sabbath catalogue. I felt the date needed to be celebrated in some way, although preferably with less pinch-harmonics.

Metal Discussion / Strigoi - Ex-Vallenfyre
« on: February 01, 2020, 10:34:25 PM »
I picked up the CD today, serious business. It's a bit more brutal and aggresive than Vallenfyre, a bit less of the Paradise Lost influence which is fine by me.

Finbarr, do you have it yet?

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