BEFORE THEY CALLED IT HEAVY METAL - FEATURED ARTIST:
BLACK SABBATH and their 1970 monumental album PARANOID!!!
Black Sabbath's self-titled debut was such a success that the record company wanted the band back in the studio to record a follow-up just 4 months later! The titletrack (perhaps Sabbath's biggest all time hit) was written and recorded in about 25 minutes when Butler & Iommi realized they didn't have enough material to fill an entire album! Something to be said about just "going with it" when a good thing falls into place.
There are some mega-hits on this release, including "Iron Man," "Faries Wear Boots," "War Pigs," and the title track "Paranoid". We'll feature Side 1 of the album during the early airing, and Side 2 during the late airing!
Tune in at 15:00 and 21:00 Central European Time (9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern USA Time) each Monday to relive great musical memories of the distant past!
Band Of The Week: STONELOAD!
Stoneload is "Band of the week" on Metal Express Radio!
They have been described to be the best up and coming Thrash Metal band in Sweden, successfully blending Old School Thrash with a modern touch.
On top of nearly every hour this week you can hear a Stoneload track on Metal Express Radio! Then, go to our Interviews section and find out a little more about the band and what makes them tick by going here!
Check them out at www.stoneload.com.
The Daily Album Premieres For This Week!
Songs from these new releases will be featured at 6:00/18:00 CET (Noon/Midnight EST) on the days indicated:
||The Killing Floor
||Cage Of Infinity
||Laws Of Motion
The FRIDAY edition of the Daily Album Premiere show contains 3 tracks from each of the Daily Premiere albums. Be sure to tune in here!
New SPOCK'S BEARD Audio Interview!
It was so extreme him leaving that we didn't have a plan. We just went ahead. It was actually kinda strange the way it happened. We just decided "well, you know, this is the best band we've ever been in. We really love playing with each other. Let's just try to keep it going. We may fail after one record we may not even get one record out. Let's go as far as we can 'cause we don't really know where to go.
- Dave Meros on continuing Spock's Beard after Neal Morse quit the band.
Our UK reporter Mick Burgess caught up with Dave Meros from Spock's Beard on their current UK tour. Hear them talk about touring, the departure of drummer/vocalist Nick D'Virgilio, the entry of vocalist Ted Leonard and about continuing the band after co-founder Neal Morse left.
Click here to listen
New JOURNEY Print Interview!
They have sold millions of albums worldwide; they have one of the biggest selling downloaded songs ever and they are back on tour in the UK with Whitesnake and Thunder.
Mick Burgess chatted to Journey`s Jonathan Cain about the tour and Journey`s forth.
Read it all right here now!
This Week's HAIR APPARENT On The HAIRBANGER'S HAIRSPRAY SHOW!
Okay so it's probably not another Whitesnake live album we need but nonetheless we feel it's our civic duty to present it to you!
In April the band released Made In Japan a 2 CD/DVD combo package of their set at the LOUD PARK festival on October 15th 2011 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan. One disc contains live tracks while the second CD is a series of high quality sounding "sound check takes" (some accoustic) from different Japanese venues on the same tour.
We'll feature a track off the CD during each hour!
Be sure to tune in at 15:00 and 21:00 Central European Time (9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Eastern USA Time) this Tuesday to catch some on The Hairbanger's Hairspray Show "WHERE HAIR MATTERS"!