Thursday, December 25, 2008

Happy Holidays!

This is Randy, wishing all of you metalheads a good Christmas/Chanukkah/Kwanzaa as well as a rockin' New Year!

2008 saw a lot of great metal releases (my favorite probably being the new Metallica or In Flames albums) and lets hope that 2009 will be even better(check the Release List to the right for a sneak preview of what's to come!)

A new Lamb of God song is posted below and it appears God Forbid are also releasing a new song called War of Attrition via their new Web site on Friday (December 26).

Remember that although living the rock n' roll lifestyle is awesome, be careful out there and don't drink and drive. I don't want any of my Metal Show fans dying!

Once again have a good holiday and make sure to crank the metal loud as hell!

Here is a funny video a friend of mine discovered... I decided it was better than posting a cliche Christmas video or something.

Lamb of God Contractor Widget

Lamb of God recently released the song Contractor to build hype for the new album Wrath which is due out in February.

This song sounds like it has a mix of everything from the band's past with a thrash feel.

Drummer Chris Adler had this to say:

"This album is going to surprise a lot of people. Typically bands that get to where we are in our career begin to slack off, smell the roses and regurgitate.

We chose a different path.

No one wants to hear another band member hyping a new record. 'Wrath' needs no hype. We have topped ourselves and on February 24 you will feel it."

My only complaint is where are the solos? But I imagine Willie and Mark will have that covered as well.

If this song is any indicator, Wrath is going to be better than Sacrament and may even be a candidate for album of the year in 2009.

Plus they brought back more of that groove seen on Ashes of the Wake so it sounds like they listened to me on that one!


Also you can download the song courtesy of right here.

Monday, December 22, 2008

8-bit Metal Music is Awesome.

Just imagine getting to the castle in Mario Bros or beating up bad guys in Double Dragon to this music!

Click on the video itself to find other links to 8-bit metal songs including Reign in Blood and Hangar 18.

UPDATE: Found Cowboys From Hell too and it sounded too badass to pass up.

Pantera- Cowboys From Hell

Metallica- Master of Puppets (8-bit style)

Thanks once again to the great for discovering this funny shit.

Monday, December 15, 2008

No Metal Show this Week

So I am starting the long process of studying for finals and I will not have time to do the show Tuesday night. Then I am back in Des Moines for winter break until a few weeks into January.

Be sure to keep checking back for occasional updates as well as an announcement of the new time-slot for next semester!

Also I just added a new album to the upcoming CD Release list. It's the new Saxon album Into the Labyrinth.

Check out Saxon's video for the song Beyond the Grave below!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

RIP Dimebagg

Well Monday December 8 marked the day that Dimebagg was killed in action on stage. I remember my brother calling me at 4AM telling me the news and I did not believe him when I heard it. Went on and sure enough, the unthinkable had happened.

However, we will always remember him in when we pop in a Pantera CD, play one of his riffs on guitar or watch Vulgar Videos.

Hell we will remember him when whiskey is cracked open and fireworks are shot off!

Here is one of the best solos from a metal legend! (The solo is from Floods off The Great Southern Trendkill album.)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Metallica releases All Nightmare Long video!

Metallica released their second single off the album Death Magnetic called All Nightmare Long.

It seems to have some sort of sci-fi vibe going on and is very different, not something anyone expected Metallica to put out I'm guessing!

I'll let you judge for yourself whether you love it or hate it. Either way, good tune!

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I was reading a list of the top 10 Doom Metal bands from

I am glad that IGN has been finding the time lately to support metal music in general and this is actually a pretty cool list.

Nowadays it seems like the sludge/doom metal moniker is overused, but throughout the years there were bands that made the genre great.

This song is one of the catchier and more awesome Sabbath inspired riffers though. Check it out!

Candlemass- Bewitched

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Two Loves in Life

KFC and metal music brother!

Remember to listen to The Metal Show Tuesday night from 8-10PM!

Thanks to for finding this hilarious commercial!