The 1980s were a GLORIOUS time for rock and metal…but you may have missed some excellent albums from that era. Have no fear: Metal Jesus & Andrew talk about some of the more under-rated metal albums and you can listen to those songs here:
The Music Biz Weekly Podcast episode 272, this week Michael Brandvold and Jay Gilbert are joined by Bruce Houghton from Hypebot. Bruce discusses the state of the music business in 2017. Bruce also announces the new Hypebot Music Biz Weekly Podcast relationship.
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Watch Part 1 of our Loudwire Legacy documentary series on Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power.’ This Part focusing on the making of the album, and features the three surviving members of Pantera, as well as producer Terry Date.
Explore the impact of Pantera’s iconic ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ album.
This is the secret story behind Pantera’s iconic ‘Vulgar Display of Power.’
Guitar god shredder 331Erock takes on John Petrucci of Dream Theater: “Well, had to sit down for this one haha. The top comment on the last solo challenge video was “Dream Theater”. That narrowed it down pretty much haha. The 2 that were mentioned the most were “Stream of Consciousness” and this one. I learned “As I Am” and SOC off of Train of Thought somewhat before so I decided to go with the one I never touched. Hope I showed a sloppy tribute to JP’s nastiness :P”
Sergio Elisondo is a musician who released a full digital audio album on NES cartridge format – A first of it’s kind! This is not 8bit chip tunes but real instruments played like a real digital album. It is the results of several people overcoming technical challenges and in this video we talk about the making of it.
Here are the new, re-issued and used records I have picked up in the last couple months.
Steve Vai – Passion & Warfare
Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake
Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell
Judas Priest – Turbo
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Anthrax – For All Kings
Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six
Volbeat – Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie
Greenday – Revolution Radio
Whitechapel – Mark of the Blade
Mastodon – Blood Mountain
AC/DC – Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Here are 16 vinyl records I have added to my music collection over the last couple months. Those albums include:
Dream Theater – The Astonishing
Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
Ozzy Osbourne – Tribute
Conan the Barbarian Soundtrack
Zero 7 – Simple Things
Whitesnake – Come An’ Get It, Ready an’ Willing, Ain’t No Love
Stryper – No More Hell to Pay
KISS – Music from The Elder
KISS – Alive! The Millennium Concert
Cocteau Twins – Stars and Topsoil
Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood
Halestorm – The Strange Case Of…
Halestorm – Into the Wild Live: Chicago
Rob Zombie – Everybody is Fucking a UFO
Troy Nelson from KEXP joins me to talk about one of the craziest and unique vinyl records ever made: Jack White’s Lazaretto Ultra LP. There are over 10 unique things about it:
-180 gram vinyl
-2 vinyl-only hidden tracks hidden beneath the center labels
-1 hidden track plays at 78 RPM, one plays at 45 RPM, making this a 3-speed record
-Side A plays from the inside out
-Dual-groove technology: plays an electric or acoustic intro for “Just One Drink” depending on where needle is dropped. The grooves meet for the body of the song.
-Matte finish on Side B, giving the appearance of an un-played 78 RPM record
-Both sides end with locked grooves
-Vinyl pressed in seldom-used flat-edged format
-Dead wax area on Side A contains a hand-etched hologram the first of its kind on a vinyl record
-Different running order from the CD/digital version
-LP utilizes some mixes different from those used on CD and digital version