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TESTAMENT – THE NEW ORDER – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we take a trip back to 1988 to the second album by Testament called “The New Order.”

This album showcased Testament’s sound and brought them to the forefront of thrash metal. Produced by Alex Perialas, the album includes a cover of Aerosmith’s “Nobody’s Fault” and features Chuck Billy on vocals, Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson guitars, Greg Christian on bass and Louie Clemente on drums.

The track listing for “The New Order” is as follows:

  • Eerie Inhabitants
  • The New Order
  • Trial by Fire
  • Into the Pit
  • Hypnosis
  • Disciples of the Watch
  • The Preacher
  • Nobody’s Fault
  • A Day of Reckoning
  • Musical Death (A Dirge)

“Hypnosis” and “Musical Death (A Dirge)” are instrumental tracks and “Into the Pit” and “Nobody’s Fault” were released as singles and the band shot videos for the songs as well. “The Preacher” was also released as a single and guitarist Eric Peterson came up with the cover art concept.

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR NOBODY’S FAULT BELOW

 

FORBIDDEN – STEP BY STEP – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1988 to the second album by San Francisco’s Forbidden called “Twisted Into Form” for the track “Step By Step.”

The video was in constant rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and with the addition of guitarist Tim Calvert, the album turned out to be more melodic from their first album. The lineup includes Russ Anderson – vocals, Tim Calvert and Craig Locicero – guitars, Matt Camacho – bass and Paul Bostaph (Testament, Slayer, Exodus)  – drums. The band released two more albums before disbanding in 1997 with Bostaph joining Slayer. They reunited in 2001 under their original name Forbidden Evil for Thrash of the Titans, the benefit concert for Chuck Billy and Chuck Schuldiner from the band Death (who sadly passed away from cancer, a few months after the concert) and again in 2007.

Forbidden has not performed or released any new material since 2012, however guitarist Craig Locicero stated in an interview that they are still under contract with Nuclear Blast, however, while there are no plans to do anything, never say never.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “STEP BY STEP”

TESTAMENT – THE NEW ORDER – METAL REWIND

testamentearlyband

Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we take a trip back to 1988 to the second album by Testament called “The New Order.”

This album showcased Testament’s sound and brought them to the forefront of thrash metal. Produced by Alex Perialas, the album includes a cover of Aerosmith’s “Nobody’s Fault” and features Chuck Billy on vocals, Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson guitars, Greg Christian on bass and Louie Clemente on drums.

The track listing for “The New Order” is as follows:

  • Eerie Inhabitants
  • The New Order
  • Trial by Fire
  • Into the Pit
  • Hypnosis
  • Disciples of the Watch
  • The Preacher
  • Nobody’s Fault
  • A Day of Reckoning
  • Musical Death (A Dirge)

“Hypnosis” and “Musical Death (A Dirge)” are instrumental tracks and “Into the Pit” and “Nobody’s Fault” were released as singles and the band shot videos for the songs as well. “The Preacher” was also released as a single and guitarist Eric Peterson came up with the cover art concept.

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR NOBODY’S FAULT BELOW

 

HEAVY METAL BIRTHDAYS ON THIS DAY!

Happy Tuesday Metalheads! Hope you’re having a great week. Today’s post is a little different since a few metallers are celebrating birthdays today. Check out the list below:

CHUCK BILLY

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The Testament and Dublin Death Patrol vocalist celebrates his 58th birthday today, June 23rd. Chuck, who replaced Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza in Testament in 1986, has been an integral part of what makes them one of the greatest bands to come out of the Bay Area. Chuck, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and underwent chemotherapy treatments has since been given a clean bill of health.  The band are currently working on their next album and are scheduled to tour in 2020.

TESTAMENT – NATIVE BLOOD

LIZZY BORDEN

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The Me Against The World singer also celebrates his 60th birthday today. Lizzy, (born Gregory Harges) who named the band after the axe murderess Lizzie Borden has been the frontman since 1983. He was also the vocalist for a side project called Starwood and got his start singing for a band called Diamond Dogs, prior to forming Lizzy Borden. The band went on tour with their “30 years of American Metal” show across the country in 2013 and released their first album in 11 years called “My Midnight Things” last June.

LIZZIE BORDEN – UNDER YOUR SKIN

GLENN DANZIG

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Glenn Danzig who founded the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig turns 65 today as well. Glenn born in New Jersey is also an avid fan of horror, gore and the occult and founded an adult oriented comic book company called Verotik. Glenn has often been compared to Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley as far as his vocal style goes but has also written songs for Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Danzig released their eleventh studio album “Black Laden Crown in 2017.

DANZIG – HER BLACK WINGS

CHRIS HOLMES

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The former W.A.S.P. guitarist turns 62 today. Chris, who was the lead guitar player in W.A.S.P., left the band in 1990  but rejoined in 1996 staying until 2001. He released his solo album, Nothing To Lose, in 2012 in which he teamed up with Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor from Motorhead. His second album, Shitting Bricks was released in 2015 and he has a new album “Under The Influence” coming out at the end of the year.

CHRIS HOLMES  – BORN WORK DIE

W.A.S.P. – WILD CHILD

Happy Birthday boys!!

METAL WIRE PODCAST #7 – WE’RE BACK!

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Happy Saturday Metalheads! We’ve been gone for a little bit but WE’RE BACK! Check out the latest Metal Wire Podcast streaming NOW!!

Thanks for all your support and I look forward to your comments, suggestions and as always, Keep it Hard, Keep it Heavy and Keep it METAL!!

VERY SPECIAL THANKS: A huge THANK YOU to a very talented artist and special friend Jerry Gonzalez for all your help and hard work on this podcast. You can check out his work at: jerrygonzalezart.com
Very special thanks to Dan Lorenzo and Vessel of Light for the use of the track “Rush of Blood” from their new album “Thy Serpent Rise” for the podcast!

CHECK OUT PODCAST #7 BELOW:

METAL WIRE PODCAST #7 – WE’RE BACK!

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Happy Saturday Metalheads! We’ve been gone for a little bit but WE’RE BACK! Check out the latest Metal Wire Podcast streaming NOW!!

Thanks for all your support and I look forward to your comments, suggestions and as always, Keep it Hard, Keep it Heavy and Keep it METAL!!

VERY SPECIAL THANKS: A huge THANK YOU to a very talented artist and special friend Jerry Gonzalez for all your help and hard work on this podcast. You can check out his work at: jerrygonzalezart.com
Very special thanks to Dan Lorenzo and Vessel of Light for the use of the track “Rush of Blood” from their new album “Thy Serpent Rise” for the podcast!

CHECK OUT PODCAST #7 BELOW:

FORBIDDEN – STEP BY STEP – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1988 to the second album by San Francisco’s Forbidden called “Twisted Into Form” for the track “Step By Step.”

The video was in constant rotation on MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball and with the addition of guitarist Tim Calvert, the album turned out to be more melodic from their first album. The lineup includes Russ Anderson – vocals, Tim Calvert and Craig Locicero – guitars, Matt Camacho – bass and Paul Bostaph (Testament, Slayer, Exodus)  – drums. The band released two more albums before disbanding in 1997 with Bostaph joining Slayer. They reunited in 2001 under their original name Forbidden Evil for Thrash of the Titans, the benefit concert for Chuck Billy and Chuck Schuldiner from the band Death (who sadly passed away from cancer, a few months after the concert) and again in 2007.

Forbidden has not performed or released any new material since 2012, however guitarist Craig Locicero stated in an interview that they are still under contract with Nuclear Blast, however, while there are no plans to do anything, never say never.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “STEP BY STEP”

TESTAMENT – THE NEW ORDER – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! Today we take a trip back to 1988 to the second album by Testament called “The New Order.”

This album showcased Testament’s sound and brought them to the forefront of thrash metal. Produced by Alex Perialas, the album includes a cover of Aerosmith’s “Nobody’s Fault” and features Chuck Billy on vocals, Alex Skolnick and Eric Peterson guitars, Greg Christian on bass and Louie Clemente on drums.

The track listing for “The New Order” is as follows:

  • Eerie Inhabitants
  • The New Order
  • Trial by Fire
  • Into the Pit
  • Hypnosis
  • Disciples of the Watch
  • The Preacher
  • Nobody’s Fault
  • A Day of Reckoning
  • Musical Death (A Dirge)

“Hypnosis” and “Musical Death (A Dirge)” are instrumental tracks and “Into the Pit” and “Nobody’s Fault” were released as singles and the band shot videos for the songs as well. “The Preacher” was also released as a single and guitarist Eric Peterson came up with the cover art concept.

 

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO FOR NOBODY’S FAULT BELOW

 

HEAVY METAL BIRTHDAYS – METAL REWIND

Happy Friday Metalheads! Hope it’s been a great week. It’s finally Friday and time to kick back and relax. Today’s post is a little different than our normal Metal Rewind. There are a few metallers celebrating birthdays this weekend. Check out the list below:

CHUCK BILLY

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The Testament and Dublin Death Patrol vocalist celebrates his 57th birthday this coming Sunday, June 23rd. Chuck, who replaced Steve ‘Zetro’ Souza in Testament in 1986, has been an integral part of what makes them one of the greatest bands to come out of the Bay Area. Chuck, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2001 and underwent chemotherapy treatments has since been given a clean bill of health.  The band are currently working on their next album and are scheduled to tour in 2020.

TESTAMENT – NATIVE BLOOD

LIZZY BORDEN

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The Me Against The World singer also celebrates his 56th birthday on Sunday. Lizzy, (born Gregory Harges) who named the band after the axe murderess Lizzie Borden has been the frontman since 1983. He was also the vocalist for a side project called Starwood and got his start singing for a band called Diamond Dogs, prior to forming Lizzy Borden. The band went on tour with their “30 years of American Metal” show across the country in 2013 and released their first album in 11 years called “My Midnight Things” last June.

LIZZIE BORDEN – UNDER YOUR SKIN

GLENN DANZIG

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Glenn Danzig who founded the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig turns 64 on Sunday as well. Glenn born in New Jersey is also an avid fan of horror, gore and the occult  and founded an adult oriented comic book company called Verotik. Glenn has often been compared to Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley as far as his vocal style goes but has also written songs for Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison. Danzig released their eleventh studio album “Black Laden Crown in 2017.

DANZIG – HER BLACK WINGS

CHRIS HOLMES

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The former W.A.S.P. guitarist turns 61 on Sunday also. Chris, who was the lead guitar player in W.A.S.P., left the band in 1990  but rejoined in 1996 staying until 2001. He released his solo album, Nothing To Lose, in 2012 in which he teamed up with Phil “Philthy Animal” Taylor from Motorhead. His second album, Shitting Bricks was released in 2015 and he has a new album “Under The Influence” coming out at the end of the year.

CHRIS HOLMES  – BORN WORK DIE

W.A.S.P. – WILD CHILD

Happy Birthday boys!!

VIO-LENCE – BODIES ON BODIES – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1988 to a song by the San Francisco Bay Area band Vio-lence off their debut album “Eternal Nightmare” for the song “Bodies on Bodies.”

The lineup for Vio-lence for this album includes Sean Killian – vocals, Rob Flynn and Phil Demmel – guitars, Dean Dell – bass and Perry Strickland – drums.

Vio-lence broke up in 1993, but the band reunited to play the Thrash of the Titans Benefit for Chuck Billy and Chuck Schuldiner in 2001 and re-released “Eternal Nightmare” as a two disc set with rare tracks as well as a live concert. The reunion was short-lived and after playing a few shows, the band disbanded in 2003. Recently they have reunited with some original as well as new members and are currently planning shows for later this year in New York City.  There are also some shows planned in their native San Francisco with Testament and Death Angel in the near future.

 

CHECK OUT THE “BODIES ON BODIES” DEMO TRACK