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New MUSIC Pickups – 27 Vinyl Records w/ Metal Jesus & Troy Nelson

Metal Jesus & Troy picked up 27 vinyl records recently for their collections, mostly rock & metal…but with some surprises too! We also talk about Record Store Day, 8tracks, video game soundtracks and our love of the band Anthrax.


Streets of Rage
Panzer Dragoon
Contra III: The Alien Wars
Castlevania II
Goldenaxe I&II
Halestorm – Reanimated 3.0
The Def Leppard EP
Toto – Africa / Rosanna
Prince – Little Red Corvette / 1999
Khemmis – Hunted
Christian Mistress – Possession
Armored Saint – Win Hands Down
Anthrax – Among the Living
Steel Panther – Lower the Bar
Steel Panther – Feel The Steel
Steel Panther – All You Can Eat
Motley Crue – Too Fast for Love (original)
The Accused – Martha Splatterheads Maddest Stories ever Told
Twin Peaks – Original Score
Judas Priest – Stained Class
Judas Priest – Hell Bent for Leather
Charms – Human Error
Acid – Acid
Exodus – Impact is Imminent
Diamond Head – Borrowed Time

** Background music by the guitar god : Ethan Meixsell **

Metal / Jazz / ProgRock Fusion : Nova Collective “Ripped Apart and Reassembled” (FULL BAND PLAY THROUGH)

Nova Collective performs “Dancing Machines” from their debut album “The Further Side.”

Nova Collective began in 2014 when bassist Dan Briggs (Between the Buried and Me, Trioscapes) and guitarist Richard Henshall (Haken) began exchanging emails about music; before long, a few demos were fleshed out into full arrangements. Drummer Matt Lynch (Trioscapes, Cynic) and keyboardist Pete Jones (ex-Haken) came on board shortly after to finish writing the album. The Further Side was written on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, with Briggs and Lynch in America and Henshall and Jones in England, sharing session files until the group could get together at the beginning of 2015 to record with engineer Jamie King (Between the Buried and Me, The Contortionist). Mixed by Rich Mouser (Neal Morse, Transatlantic), it is immediately
clear that The Further Side is a labor of love for all involved, and that enthusiasm shines throughout.


Top 6 Under-Rated Metal Albums from the 80s – Hidden Gems that ROCK!

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:

80s Metal PLAYLIST:

* All background music courtesy of Ethan Meixsell (guitar shredder god!)

Pantera’s ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ The Making Of – Loudwire Legacy

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.’

Dream Theater – In The Name of God – Solo Challenge IV

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”

Loudwire’s TOP Metal & Rock Albums of 2016

Check out Graham Hartmann‘s personal favorite albums of 2016!

1) Astronoid – Air
2) The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence
3) Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
4) Sumac – What One Becomes
5) Wormrot – Voices

Loudwire’s Joe DiVita picks his personal Top 5 Albums of 2016!

1) Fates Warning – Theories of Flight
2) Sumerlands – Sumerlands
3) Destroyer 666 – Wildfire
4) Goatess – Purgatory Under New Management
5) Purson – Desire’s Magic Theatre