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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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Episode 025 - Gateway Albums

Chris and J talk about those gateway metal albums for people who want to get into metal. 

Our picks of the week: J - Deceased - Fearless Undead MachinesChris - We Are Sentinels - We Are Sentinels

Part 1: Bands for people to get into metal

Part 2: Albums for metal fans who want to get into more extreme metal

Part 3: Metal for music nerds

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Episode 024 - Metal in 1987

Chris and J look back at the albums from 1987 that changed metal forever. 

Our picks of the week: J - Sacrificial Slaughter- Generation of Terror (EP)Chris - Fates Warning - Live Over Europe

Some of our favorite albums from 1987: Aerosmith- Permanent Vacation; Alice Cooper - Raise Your Fist and Yell; Anthrax - Among the Living; Armored Saint - Raising Fear; Black Sabbath - The Eternal Idol; Candlemass- Nightfall; D.R.I.- Crossover; Death - Scream Bloody Gore; Napalm Death - Scum; Testament - The Legacy; Exodus - Pleasures of the Flesh; Overkill -Taking Over; Ozzy - Tribute; Dio - Dream Evil; U.D.O. - Animal House; Warlock - Triumph and Agony; Sacred Reich- Ignorance; Death Angel - The Ultra Violence; Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King; Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 1; King Diamond - Abigail

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Episode 023 - Pantera (R.I.P. Vinnie Paul)

Chris and J talk about Pantera and the passing of Vinnie Paul. 

Our picks of the week: J - Necrot Blood Offerings; Chris - Tesla - The Great Radio Controversy

Part 1: Seeing Pantera Live

Part 2: Pantera Albums

Part 3: The Legacy

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Episode 022 - Metal Bass Riffs

Chris and J give a nod to some of the best metal bass riffs. 

Our picks of the week: Chris & J - Brian Slagel - For the Sake of Heaviness (Book)J - Paganizer - Land of Sweeping SoulsChris - Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy

Some of our favorite metal bass riffs: Spinal Tap - Big Bottom; Iron Maiden - Wrathchild & Number of the Beast; Metallica - Orion, My Friend of Misery; Megadeth - Countdown to Extinction, Peace Sells, Go to Hell; Anthrax - Caught in a Mosh; Cannibal Corpse - Hammer Smashed Face, Strangulation Chair; Queensryche - Jet City Woman; White Zombie - Black Sunshine; Motorhead - I Don't Believe a Word; Primus - Southbound Pachyderm, My Name is Mudd; S.O.D. - Chromatic Death; Havok - FPC, Hang 'Em High; Ozzy - No More Tears; Black Sabbath - War Pigs, NIB, Heaven and Hell; Fates Warning - Monument; Flotsam and Jetsam - Hammerhead; Testament - Urotsukidoji; Redemption - Walls; Rush - YYZ; King's X - Everybody Knows a Little Bit of Something; Tesla - Hang Tough, Fear Factory - Edgecrusher

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Episode 021 - So Far, So Good, So What?

At the halfway point through 2018, Chris and J stop to smell the metal. This episode features the song "Your Savior" by the band Plague from their Plague EP

Our picks of the week: J - Plague Plague (EP); Chris - Behemoth - The Satanist

Some of our favorite releases of 2018 are: Judas Priest - Firepower; Angelus Apatrida - Cabaret De La Guillotine; Kataklysm - Meditations; Godslave - Reborn Again, Candlemass - House of Doom (EP); At the Gates - To Drink From the Night Itself; Anthrax - Kings Among Scotland (DVD); Bloodletter - Under the Dark Mark; Nervosa - Death to Mankind, Gruesome - Twisted Prayers; Distillator/Space Chaser (Split); Tad Morose - Chapter X; Overkill - Live in Overhausen (Blu Ray); Corrosion of Conformity - No Cross No Crown; Primordial - Exile Amongst the Ruins, Dimmu Borgir - Eonian 

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Episode 020 - Metal Songs for Summer

Chris and J are ready for a summer full of outdoor concerts, grilling and beer drinking. This episode is all about metal songs for your summer. 

Our picks of the week: J - Nervosa Downfall of Mankind; Chris - Tad Morose - Chapter X

Some of our favorite summer songs include: Metallica - Wherever I may Roam & Enter Sandman; Accept - Son of a bitch, Judas Priest - Bloodstone; Dio - Don’t talk to strangers & Stand Up and Shout; Iron Maiden - Wasted Years; DLR - Just Like Paradise; Megadeth - Hangar 18; Pantera - Mouth for War & Domination; Anthrax - Gung Ho & Caught in a Mosh; Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart & Livewire; AC/DC - Shoot to Thrill; Alestorm - Drink; Zimmer’s Hole - When You Were Shouting at the Devil; Candlemass - If I Ever Die; Exumer - Sacred Defense; Sacred Reich - Surf Nicaragua; Motorhead - Civil War & I don’t believe a wordSlayer - South of Heaven, Hell Awaits (live); Ghoul - Guitarmegeddon & Humans til Deth; Skid Row - Monkey Business; Darkseed - Forever Darkness; Dream Evil - The Book of Heavy Metal; GNR - You Could Be Mine; In Flames - Only for the Weak; Ozzy - Shot in the Dark & Perry Mason, Queensryche - I don’t believe in love; Scorpions - The Zoo; Styx - Blue Collar Man; Ted Nugent - Stranglehold; Ugly Kid Joe - Neighbor; Helloween - I want out; Hammerfall - Renegade

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