Today we take a trip back to 1989 to the third album by San Francisco Bay Area thrash band, Exodus called Fabulous Disaster. The album released by Combat Records features the song Toxic Waltz, which was often seen on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, and includes a cover of the War song Low Rider. Continue reading
Krokus, who have been on the scene since 1975, are back with their classic lineup and have just released a new album called Dirty Dynamite, earlier this month. Continue reading
On this day in Metal Black Sabbath guitartist Tony Iommi turns 65. Sending well wishes to you for your health issues and looking forward to the new Sabbath album! Continue reading
HearEvil.com had the pleasure of interviewing guitarist Mathieu St-Amour, of the band Chariots of the Gods, who just released their new album, Tides of War. Below Mathieu talks about the album, the band and so much more. Continue reading
Anthems, Anthrax‘s long-awaited, eight-track EP that pays tribute to the classic songs by some of Anthrax’s favorite bands from the 1970s, will be released in North America on March 19 (MRI/Megaforce), and on March 22 in Europe (Nuclear Blast). Anthems’s track listing features Rush’s “Anthem,” Thin Lizzy’s “Jailbreak,” “TNT” by AC/DC, Boston’s “Smokin’,” “Big Eyes” by Cheap Trick, Journey’s “Keep on Runnin,” as well as the album version and a special remix of Anthrax’s “Crawl” from the band’s critically-acclaimed 2011 album Worship Music. Said the band’s vocalist Joey Belladonna, “These are all bands I grew up with and have listened to forever. It’s just great music. I had fun singing these songs and I was happy recording together with Anthrax, doing classic rock songs. Fun stuff!”
Anthems was produced by Anthrax, Jay Ruston and now-ex-guitarist Rob Caggiano, and recorded for the most part throughout 2012 literally all over the world: at Benante’s home studio, in Ruston’s New York studio, on the band’s tour bus while on last summer’s Mayhem Tour, in hotel rooms, and backstage at their Berlin show last December. The band is hitting the road again on February 16 with dates in India and Australia, and then returning to North America to headline the Metal Alliance Tour that kicks off March 22. For all of these dates, Anthrax will be joined by Shadows Fall guitarist Jon Donais.
3/22 Anaheim, CA House Of Blues
3/23 Las Vegas, NV House Of Blues
3/24 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
3/25 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
3/27 W Hollywood, CA House Of Blues
3/28 San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
3/29 Portland, OR Crystal Ballroom
3/30 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
3/31 Seattle, WA Showbox SODO
4/2 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
4/4 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
4/5 Chicago, IL House Of Blues
4/6 Detroit, MI The Filmore
4/7 Cincinnati, OH Bogart’s
4/9 Dallas, TX House Of Blues
4/10 Houston, TX House Of Blues
4/12 Lake Buena Vista, FL House Of Blues
4/13 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4/14 Silver Spring, MD The Fillmore
4/16 Cleveland, OH House Of Blues
4/18 Philadelphia, PA Theater of Living Arts
4/19 Worcester, MA Palladium / New England Metalfest
4/20 New York, NY Irving Plaza
In today’s From The Vault, I wanted to add a Top 10 list of the albums I would consider my Top 10 albums of the 80′s. This wasn’t easy because there are so many albums that I wanted to include and when I asked many of my friends what their Top 10 would be, I heard so many different answers. After thinking about it for awhile, I finally settled on the albums below:
10. Shout at the Devil – Motley Crue
Released in 1986, Shout at the Devil is the second album by Motley Crue that really put them on the map. From the opening track, In The Beginning, I was instantly hooked and never tire of listening to this album from start to finish.
9. Spreading The Disease – Anthrax
Released in 1985, this is the second album from Anthax and the first with singer Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello. The album features the classic Madhouse, A.I.R. and my personal favorite, Armed and Dangerous.
8. The New Order – Testament
Released in 1988, The New Order is the second album by Testament that made me an instant fan. The album features such great songs as Trial By Fire, Into The Pit and the Aerosmith cover Nobody’s Fault.
7. Ride The Lightning – Metallica
Released in 1984, this is the second album by Metallica that features such great classics as For Whom The Bell Tolls, Creeping Death and Fade To Black. This is the last album Dave Mustaine receives song credit on and the first to feature guitarist Kirk Hammett.
6. Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying? – Megadeth
Released in 1986, this album is the second album by former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine and his band Megadeth. From the opening track, Wake Up Dead to Peace Sells to The Conjuring, Megadeth covers a range of topics from cheating boyfriends/husbands to witchraft and devil worship to politics.
5. Operation Mindcrime – Queensryche
Released in 1988, this the third album by Queensryche which tells the story of a recovering drug addict. Nikki had become disillusioned with society and got involved with a group headed by Doctor X who manipulates him into becoming a political assassin and controls his mind with the word mindcrime. The story shows the struggle the main character goes through to remember exactly what happened while he was an addict and how he struggles to deal with his internal demons and “mindcrimes.”
4. The Ultimate Sin - Ozzy Osbourne
Released in 1986, The Ultimate Sin once again showcases guitarist Jake E. Lee and the first album with drummer Randy Castillo. This is the fourth studio album released by Ozzy Osbourne after his split with Black Sabbath and includes the classic tracks, Shot In The Dark, Killer of Giants, Secret Loser and the title track, The Ultimate Sin.
3. Pyromania – Def Leppard
Released in 1983, Pyromania is the third album by Def Leppard and the first album with guitarist Phil Collen. The album includes so many great classics including Photograph, Too Late For Love, Rock of Ages and Foolin’. Def Leppard has shown their strength with all of the challenges they have faced in their career and have proved they can Rock Rock but won’t drop.
2. Back In Black – AC/DC
Released in 1980, Back In Black is the seventh album by AC/DC and the first with new singer Brian Johnson, after the sudden passing of Bon Scott. The album’s black cover was first rejected by the record company and the band compromised and placed a grey outline around the band’s logo. Dedicated to Bon’s memory, the album is AC/DC’s biggest selling album to date.
1. Screaming For Vengeance – Judas Priest
Released in 1982, Screaming for Vengeance is the eighth studio album by Judas Priest and my all-time favorite Priest album. The most successful track on the album, You Got Another Thing Comin’ was a last minute addition that pushed the album over the top.
I look forward to hearing your comments and your picks for the Top 10 albums from the 1980′s. From all of us at HearEvil.com we want to wish you a Happy and Healthy and Prosperous New Year and look forward to your feedback for the coming year! Thank you for all your support.
Last week I had the great opportunity to interview Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza who sang with Exodus from 1986–1993 and again from 2002–2004. Steve, while the ultimate professional, was so down to earth and really excited to talk about what was going on with him and especially his new band. Steve has a number of musical projects going on including Dublin Death Patrol, Tenet, AC/DZ and his new band Hatriot which includes Kosta Varvatakis and Miguel Esparza on guitars, Alex Bent on drums and his son Cody on bass. Check out Zetro’s interview below: Continue reading
Legendary vocalist Steve “Zetro” Sousa who continues to be a prominent force on the metal scene has formed a new band called Hatriot. The band who released their 4 song demo last year is taking off and on the path to world domination. The band includes Zetro’s 21 year old son Cody Souza on bass, Andrew Gage and Kosta Varvatakis on guitars and Alex Bent on drums. Continue reading
Happy Birthday to AC/DC guitartist Angus Young who turns 57 years old today. Angus, who is the youngest of 7 children and was born in Glasgow, Scotland, decided to drop out of school at 15 to play music. After a short tenure in a few bands, Angus formed AC/DC in 1973 with brother Malcom and created one of the most influential rock bands in music history! Continue reading
Brian Johnson revealed during a recent interview that the new AC/DC album has been delayed because of one of the members of the band has been ill. Although Johnson didn’t reveal which member has been sick, he said:
“Hopefully this year we can get back together again. One of the boys is a little sick. I can’t say anything, but he’s getting better.”
Brian was asked if the illness was terminal and replied that while it’s not terminal, it was pretty bad, however a full recovery is expected.
Thoughts go out to the band and speedy recovery!