Episode 066: In our first installment of 2017 and our first in nearly a month, your favorite heavy metal caballeros discuss some old business regarding Disturbed and Tony Iommi before discussing the latest from Revel in Flesh, Broken Soul, Red I.V., Alluvial, Gone is Gone and Halestorm. General, recording, touring and charting news for Metallica, Megadeth, Saxon, Hammerfall, Trivium, Vektor, Judas Priest, Immolation, Darkest Hour, Suicide Silence, Life of Agony and more. Chris discusses Orange Goblin frontman Ben Ward's crowdfunding campaign to assist the families affected by the recent employment cuts at Team Rock LTD before giving an update on the YouCaring campaign for Mike Williams of EyeHateGod, which Dan follows with an update on the campaign to fund the tenth anniversary release from Seven Kingdoms. Chris and Dan discuss the handful of shows they saw during the hiatus, including Sonata Arctica, Leaves Eyes, Omnium Gatherum and Jessikill (at Alamo City Music Hall), Killstorm, Target 7 and Broken Soul (at Fitzgerald's Bar), the Iron Maiden Laser Concert Experience featuring Seventh Son, Jessikill and Jose Shredderiffic (at Fitzgerald's Bar), Red I.V.'s New Years Eve EP release show (at Tonic Bar) and Dirty Sponge and Broken Soul (at Fitzgerald's Bar). Dan gives a heads-up regarding the forthcoming interview video with local legends Seance before announcing the removal of the Social Media Highlight segment from the podcast and the creation of the Shred Shack Sound Sharing Show, abbreviated as The S5. The show is closed out with a review of Rolling Stone's Top 20 Heavy Metal Albums of 2016 list.
Here are the links to the crowdfunding pages mentioned earlier:
Ben Ward's Team Rock YouGiving Page:
Seven Kingdom's "Decennium":
Mike Williams YouCaring page:
For those interested in the Rolling Stone article referenced above:
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