The Heavy Metal Hangover

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Episode 035 - Metal that means something

Sometimes metal actually has a meaning, whether it be social commentary or politics. This episode we talk about metal with a meaning. 

Our picks of the week: J - Create a Kill - Summoned to RiseChris - Dragonlord - Dominion

Some of our favorite metal guitarists are: Metallica - Master of Puppets & One, Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction, Testament - Native Blood, Pantera - Suicide Note part 1 and 2, Pantera - Rise, Alice in Chains - Down in a Hole, Black Sabbath - War Pigs, Sepultura - Refuse/Resist, Anthrax - Indians, Ozzy - Killer of Giants & Revelation (Mother Earth), Sacred Reich - the American Way, Judas Priest - Bloodstone, Havok - FPC & Give me Liberty or Give me Death, Grip Inc - Ostracized, Iron Maiden - Run to the Hills, Kreator - Side by Side, Rush - The Trees

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Episode 034 - Favorite Metal Guitarists

This episode we talk about some of our favorite heavy metal guitarists. 

Our picks of the week: J - Septek - PilgrimChris - Ozzy - No Rest for the Wicked

Some of our favorite metal guitarists are: Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Jon Schaffer, Jeff Waters, Scott Ian, Jeff Loomis, Trevor Peres, George Lynch, Adrian Smith/Dave Murray/Janick Gers, Randy Rhoads, Dimebag Darrell, Jeff Hanneman, Steve Vai, K.K. Downing/Glenn Tipton, Mick Thompson, Yngwie Malmsteen, Wolf Hoffmann, Jim Matheos, Chris DeGarmo, Michael Romeo, John Petrucci. 

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Episode 033 - The Sophomore of Thrash: The Big 4 Second Albums

Chris and J rank the sophomore albums by the Big 4 of Thrash: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer, and talk about these 4 albums in detail. 

Our picks of the week: J - Omnium Gatherum - The Burning ColdChris - Satan - Cruel Magic

The Sophomore Albums by the Big 4:

Metallica: Ride the Lightning (1984)

Slayer: Hell Awaits (1985)

Anthrax: Spreading the Disease (1985)

Megadeth - Peace sells, but who's buying? (1986)

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Episode 032 - The Big 4 Debut Albums: The Birth of Thrash

Chris and J rank the debut albums by the Big 4 of Thrash: Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer, and talk about the birth of thrash metal. 

Our picks of the week: J - Suicidal Tendencies - Suicidal TendenciesChris - Mob Rules - Beast Reborn

The Debut Albums by the Big 4:

Metallica: Kill 'Em All (1983)

Slayer: Show No Mercy (1983)

Anthrax: Fistful of Metal (1984)

Megadeth - Killing is My Business... and Business is Good! (1985)

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Episode 031 - Bands we discovered this year

This episode focuses on bands, both old and new, that we discovered this year. 

Our picks of the week: J - Sinaya - Maze of MadnessChris - Burning Witches - Burning Witches

Some of the bands we discovered this year are: Ghoul, Skeletal Remains, Bloodletter, Khemmis, Paganizer, Pagan's Mind, Necrot, Kataklysm, Nervosa, Distillator, Angelus Apatrida, Arch/Matheos, Nuke 'Em, Godslave, Null 'O' Zero. 

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Episode 030 - Female Fronted Metal Bands

This episode focuses on female fronted metal bands and the talented women who front them. 

Our picks of the week: J - Skeletal Remains - Devouring MortalityChris - Savatage - Streets (A Rock Opera)

Some of these Female fronted bands include: Maria Sjoholm (Drain STH), Sabina Classen (Holy Moses), Morgan Landers (Kittie), Christina Scabbia (Lacuna Coil), Lita Ford, Doro Pesch (Doro, Warlock), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy, the Agonist), Fernanda Lira (Nervosa), Tarja Turunen, Arnette Olzen, Floor Jansen (Nightwish), Masha "Scream"  - Arkona, Britney Slays (Unleash the Archers), Karyn Crisis, Simone Simons (Epica), Otep, etc. 

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Episode 029 - Heavy Metal Hired Guns

Chris and J look at some of heavy metal's hired guns, the hardworking musicians that keep bands together and on the road.

Interview: J talks with Jungle Rot guitarist and front man Dave Matrise about their recent tour and new album. 

Our picks of the week: J - The Flesh Trading Company - Necromantic RitualsChris - Primal Fear - Apocalypse

Some of these hired guns include: Guitarists- Steve Vai, Pete Frisen, Nita Strauss, John 5, Jake E. Lee, Brad Gillis, Chris Broderick, Metal Mike, Buckethead; Drummers - Jon Dette, John Tempesta, Paul Bostaph, Rich Christy, Bobby Jarzombek, Gene HOglan, Vinnie Appice; Bassists - Rudy Sarzo, Steve DiGiorgio, Bob Daisley, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Pilson; Others- Tim "the ripper" Owens, Derek Sherinian.

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Episode 028 - Live shows

Chris and J celebrate a weekend of hanging out while talking about some live shows and what it was like seeing the Slayer retirement tour. 

Our picks of the week: J - Anthrax - Spreading the DiseaseChris - Redemption - Long Night's Journey Into Day

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Episode 027 - Heavy Metal bands we overlooked

Chris and J talk about those heavy metal bands we somehow overlooked. 

Our picks of the week: J - Jungle Rot - Jungle RotChris - Unleash the Archers - Apex

Some of these bands include: Hatebreed; Avenged Sevenfold, Chimaira, Ghost, Devildriver, Jungle Rot, Kataklysm, Evergrey, Immolation, Agathodaimon, Moonspell, Napalm Death. 

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Episode 026 - Funny Moments in Heavy Metal

Chris and J talk about times when heavy metal music makes us laugh. 

Our picks of the week: J - Hatchet - Dying to ExistChris - Null O Zero - Instructions to Dominate

Part 1: Heavy metal moments that aren't supposed to be funny but are hilarious!

Part 2: When bands are funny on purpose!

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