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WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE GUITARIST?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite guitarist. Each week I’ll chose two classic videos and please let me know in the comments below which one you enjoy the most.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite guitarist. Last week it was Dave Mustaine vs. James Hetfield. My choice:

DAVE MUSTAINE

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Here are this week’s choices:

SCOTT IAN 

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VS.

KERRY KING

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE GUITARIST?

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope you’re having a great week so far. This month I want to hear from you guys on your favorite guitarist. Each week I’ll chose two classic videos and please let me know in the comments below which one you enjoy the most.

Thanks to everyone who voted on their favorite video. Last week it was King Diamond – Helloween vs. Ozzy Osbourne – Bark at the Moon. Tough choice again but in the end I chose:

KING DIAMOND – HALLOWEEN

Here are this week’s choices:

DAVE MUSTAINE

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VS.

JAMES HETFIELD

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I look forward to reading your responses and let me know in the comments below who your favorite is and which lineup you like best. Also don’t forget to visit us The Metal Wire on Facebook and on Instagram (the_metal_wire). Have a METAL week! Horns up!

 

MEGADETH – IN MY DARKEST HOUR – METAL REWIND

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Happy Friday Metalheads! As I mentioned on our Instagram page yesterday (the_metal_wire) it’s our 1 year anniversary and I want to take the time to thank each and every one of you for all your support and dedication to The Metal Wire. We couldn’t have done it without you and we have lots of great things coming up for the future. With that being said today I’d like to take a trip back to 1988 to a song by Megadeth off their third album “So Far, So Good…So What!” called “In My Darkest Hour.”

Dave Mustaine has stated in various interviews that the song was inspired after hearing of Cliff Burton’s death. According to liner notes on the album, Dave and bassist David Ellefson wrote the song in one sitting.  While the song was inspired by Cliff’s death, it’s true meaning is about Mustaine’s  breakup with his girlfriend, Diana.

The song was released as a single, but never actually ended up on the charts. MTV also banned the video because they felt the lyrics were about suicide. The band was highlighted in the Penelope Spheeris movie “The Decline of The Western Civilization, Part II: The Metal Years” and the movie closes with Megadeth’s performance of the track. Spheeris also directed the video.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO BELOW FOR “IN MY DARKEST HOUR”

METALLICA – KILL’EM ALL – METAL REWIND

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Today we take a trip back to 1983 to the classic first album by Metallica called “Kill ‘Em All” released on Megaforce Records.

The band was planning to name the album “Metal Up Your Ass” with the cover art featuring a toilet bowl and a hand clutching a dagger but was changed after suggestions from Megaforce Records. The new title came about after Cliff Burton said in response to the situation: “Why don’t we just kill ’em all?”

The lineup for “Kill “Em All” includes James Hetfield, Kirk Hammettt, Lars Ulrich and the late Cliff Burton. Dave Mustaine, who was the original guitarist in Metallica received writing credits on four of the songs on the album (“The Four Horsemen” (originally titled “The Mechanix”), “Jump In The Fire”, “Phantom Lord” and “Metal Militia”). The album was ranked number 35 on Rolling Stone’s 1989 list of The 100 Greatest Albums of the ’80s and was listed by Kerrang! magazine at number 29 among the “100 Greatest Heavy Metal Albums of All Time”.

What more can you say but Hit The Lights and Jump In The Fire!!

MY 80’s HEAVY METAL SUPERGROUP

Hey Metalheads! Happy Wednesday! Hope your week is going well. I was thinking about today’s blog post and thought to myself, if I could make a supergroup of musicians from some of my favorite bands from the 80’s who would I choose. Below are my choices for my ultimate 80’s supergroup:

 

DAVE LOMBARDO – DRUMS

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ALEX SKOLNICK – GUITAR

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DAVE MUSTAINE – GUITAR

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STEVE HARRIS – BASS

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ROB HALFORD – VOCALS

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Who would you pick for your 80’s super group? What would you name the band? Let me know in the comments below!

MEGADETH – GOOD MOURNING/BLACK FRIDAY – METAL REWIND

Today we take a trip back to 1986 to the second album by Megadeth “Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying” for the track(s) “Good Mourning/Black Friday.”

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L to R: Gar Samuelson, Dave Mustaine, Dave Ellefson and Chris Poland

Pictures courtesy of Hammer and Discogs

The song(s) is based on the actions of a serial killer and the different methods they choose to use on their victims. Dave Mustaine has stated in interviews that the song was inspired by former drummer Dijon Carruthers, who was in the band briefly before Gar Samuelson was hired. Carruthers at the time was hanging out with people who were practicing the occult and many of the tracks on this album explore the theme of occultism.

Check out the classic tracks below: