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Tonight it’s Metal 101 – a survey course. You know – like Football Physics – physics for guys that don’t really get physics. I’m no metal expert – far from it. I had plenty of Sabbath, Zep, and Deep Purple records in high school, but that was about the extent of it.
However a recent perfect storm of events got my excited about doing an all-metal show. It all started with my wife’s obsession with the West Memphis 3 and the four documentaries about their crime, trial, imprisonment, and eventual release. Well Metallica lent a lot of support to their appeals and trials as well as their music for the soundtracks. I thought to myself – pretty cool. If you’re interested here is a link to the article.
Then about a year ago I read an article in the Wall Street Journal about the popularity of metal all around the globe and it listed some of the hot bands from other parts of the world making metal music. I decided then to think about doing a metal show.
Then this summer I picked up and read one of the 33 1/3 series about Metallica’s Black Album. Who knew what an important disc this was and how important this band was. This edition of 33 1/3 was written by David Masciotra. It is the 108th in the series. For more about the series – check this out.
Still I kept putting it off. Well the deal was finally sealed when I caught the You Tube video of Metallica on the Jimmy Fallon Show. It was meant to be.
So I’m giving it a whirl tonight. There will be plenty of Metallica, some tracks from the Godfathers of metal, tracks from the Big 4 metal bands, some of the world metal, some humorous stuff, and some soundtrack stuff. It sounds pretty good at home – hope you will enjoy it as well.
Metallica Holier Than Thou Black Album
Metallica Atlas, Rise! Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
Deep Purple Fireball Fireball
Black Sabbath The Wizard Black Sabbath
Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats Mind Crawler Mojo Presents Heavy Nuggets Vol. 4
Iron Maiden The Number One Beast The Number One Beast
Motorhead Ace of Spades No Sleep 'Til Hamersmith
The Misfits Die, Die My Darling Earth A.D. / Die, Die My Darling
Metallica Fade To Black Ride The Lightning
Slayer Necrophiliac Hell Awaits
Megadeth Symphony of Destruction Countdown To Extinction
Anthrax Madhouse Spreading The Disease
Nine Treasures Black Heart Nine Treasures
Arkona Arkaim Slovo
Lamb Of God Still Echoes VII: Sturm Und Drang
GWAR Ham On The Bone America Must Be Destroyed
X JAPAN Blue Blood Blue Blood
Lefutray Medicre Frente Al Fin
Sepultura Roots Bloody Roots Roots
Rammstein Du Hast Sehnsucht
Metalachi Hot For Teacher Dos
Jimmy Fallon / Th Roots / Metallica Enter The Sandman Live on Jimmy Fallon Show
Disturbed The Sound Of Silence Immortalized
Jethro Tull Steel Monkey Crest Of A Knave
Spinal Tap Big Bottom This Is Spinal Tap
Judas Priest Screaming For Vengeance Screaming For Vengeance