Releases Worth Getting September 4, 2012

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Piranha 3DD
Parks and Recreation: Season Four
The Office: Season Eight
The Five-Year Engagement
Rear Window
That 70s Show – Season 5
Grounded for Life – The Complete Series


Propagandhi: Failed States
Judas Priest: Screaming For Vengeance – Special 30th Anniversary Edition (CD/DVD)

REVIEW: Halford: Made of Metal

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I love metal; it’s probably my favorite form of music ever. So that of course means I love Judas Priest, they’re one of the greatest metal bands of all time. However I’ve personally never been a fan of front man Rob Halford’s solo stuff. I enjoyed The Fight, just not Halford. But he gets another shot at it, here’s here again with the album ‘Made of Metal’, and out of my love and respect for this music I had to check it out, Blaze Bayley recently put out the first post Maiden album I liked, so why not metal god Rob Halford? Well he doesn’t quite make it this time, but he comes damn close. This is by far Halford’s best album, there are a lot of really good songs on here, unfortunately it’s splattered with a lot of half way decent, generic and boring things too. If you’re a fan of metal you should check it out just don’t go expecting the next Judas Priest album.

‘Undisputed’ This song is pretty fucking awesome. We’re off to great start with a song that sounds like it could be a Judas Priest song from the last two albums. Plus the song is cool because it’s for the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world!
‘Fire And Ice’ Not quite as cool, but a solid metal song. Very power metal.
‘Made Of Metal’ I like this one even less than the previous, we seem to be going downhill in quality but it’s still good metal so far. This is pretty generic though, I feel any decent heavy metal band could do this song.
‘Speed of Sound’ Fuck yes, back to awesome Priest quality metal. This song actually reminds me a fucking lot of Electric Eye.
‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’ Another fucking awesome one, this is starting to get back to kicking a lot of ass. Halford really gets to show that he’s still got a good set of pipes at his age here.
‘Till The Day I Die’ Wasn’t expecting this, it’s basically a country song, well a metal country song. I’m on the fence about it though, it’s an ok song, but that’s about it.
‘We Own The Night’ First song I just don’t like. Just seems like a bad metal song, it’s pretty boring except some guitar parts.
‘Heartless’ Better, still not really good though. Sounds more like a glam metal song most of the time.
‘Hell Razor’ Fucking finally, back to the Priest style. I know Rob is trying to do his own thing but this style suits him best because it rules.
‘Thunder And Lightning’ Another song that I don’t really like. It’s alright, more of a rock song than a metal song.
‘Twenty-Five Years’ Maybe the worst song on the album, tries to be a power ballad I guess but it just turns out boring.
‘Matador’ Back to the good stuff, this song makes you feel like a man. One of my favorites on the album, definitely my favorite that doesn’t sound like Judas Priest.
‘I Know We Stand A Chance’ Back to the generic stuff. This has been my biggest problem with Rob’s solo stuff; it’s always been just ok generic metal.
‘The Mower’ Again like the opening song; this reminds me of something from the last two Judas Priest songs, really heavy, really metal, and really good.

1. Undisputed
2. Fire And Ice
3. Made Of Metal
4. Speed of Sound
5. Like There’s No Tomorrow
6. Till The Day I Die
7. We Own The Night
8. Heartless
9. Hell Razor
10. Thunder And Lightning
11. Twenty-Five Years
12. Matador
13. I Know We Stand A Chance
14. The Mower

Get Made of Metal from Amazon HERE

REVIEW: Persian Risk: Ridin’ High

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This single represents everything I love about 80’s metal. The high power vocals, the riffs, the great melody. While Persian Risk never got as big as Iron Maiden or Judas Priest this single proves they had the talent to do so. Persian Risk was around on the metal scene from 1979 to 1986, they put out one album and three singles. This one came out on Neat Records in 1983, the height of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.

‘Ridin High’ Starts out with some great driving riffs and it’s not long before you’re introduced to the great vocals here. This is 80’s metal, I fucking love this song, it always makes me wanna sing along, metal claw raised high in the air.
‘Hurt You’ Another quick starter, the intro WWWWOOOOOOOHHH would make you think Rob Halford is on this one, in fact this would probably make a great Judas Priest song. Fucking excellent!

1. Ridin High
2. Hurt You

Releases Worth Getting May 11, 2010

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Toy Story (Special Edition)
Toy Story 2: Special Edition
Rock ‘N’ Roll High School
Daria: The Complete Animated Series
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete Fifth Season

Judas Priest: British Steel: 30th Anniversary Edition
Rhapsody of Fire: Frozen Tears of Angels
Armored Saint: La Raza
Stephen Egerton: The Seven Degrees of Stephen Egerton
The Credentials: Routines
John Lee Hooker: Blues In Transition 1955-59 [REMASTERED]

Lost Planet 2

JUDAS PRIEST: Deluxe Version Of ‘British Steel’ Due In May – Feb. 13, 2010

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Sony Music has set a May 11 release date (one day earlier internationally) for the limited deluxe expanded edition of JUDAS PRIEST‘s classic 1980 album “British Steel”.

“British Steel” was the sixth studio album by JUDAS PRIEST. Released on April 14, 1980 and produced by Tom Allom, “British Steel” was recorded at Tittenhurst Park in England — a mansion owned at the time by former THE BEATLES member Ringo Starr, and previously owned by John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

“British Steel” has long been considered one of metals all-time classics. It was with this release that PRIEST truly broke through to the masses, with a pair of tracks that have become fixtures on rock radio — the enduring anthems “Breaking The Law” and “Living After Midnight”. But like all classic albums, there is not a single weak track detected on “British Steel”, as evidenced by such standouts as the perennial concert highlight “Metal Gods”, as well as “Rapid Fire”, “Grinder”, “United” and “The Rage”, among others.

In 2009 JUDAS PRIEST performed the “British Steel” album in its entirety for the first time ever as part of their 30th anniversary USA tour. A filmed recording of the show on the August 17, 2009 at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida will be included in both the limited-edition deluxe and deluxe releases. The show was captured in front of a vibrant American audience and in full 5.1 surround and stereo sound. Known for their high-energy and spectacular stage shows the band played the entire “British Steel” album in sequence as well as a number of other well-know tracks from their catalog.

The live concert was mixed in stereo and 5.1 by the original “British Steel” producer Tom Allom. In addition, the DVD will include the bonus content of “The Making Of British Steel”, a 30-minute doc featuring the 4 original band members. This new DVD brings the live PRIEST experience like no other live recording.

The deluxe expanded edition will come in two formats:

* Limited edition deluxe three-disc to include original album, live DVD and live CD
* Deluxe two-disc to include original album plus live DVD

Full track listings are as follows:

Disc 1 – Remastered Album

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking The Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler

Bonus Tracks:

10. Red, White & Blue
11. Grinder (Live)

Disc 2 – DVD

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking The Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler
10. The Ripper
11. Prophecy
12. Hell Patrol
13. Victim Of Changes
14. Freewheel Burning
15. Diamonds And Rust
16. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

Disc 3 – Live Album

01. Rapid Fire
02. Metal Gods
03. Breaking The Law
04. Grinder
05. United
06. You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise
07. Living After Midnight
08. The Rage
09. Steeler
10. The Ripper
11. Hell Patrol
12. Victim Of Changes
13. Freewheel Burning
14. Diamonds And Rust
15. You’ve Got Another Thing Coming

Top 20 albums of 2009

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Alright this is the first time I think I’ve attempted this, a couple notes first here. I’m leaving ‘Iron Maiden: Flight 666′ of the list here because Iron Maiden is in a league of their own and will always capture the top spot with an unfair advantage. Second note I’m also leaving off ‘Death: For The Whole World To See’ it was released this year but actually happened in the 70’s, so I’m not sure if it qualifies. If I leave it on it would most likely be in the top 5 because it is amazingly awesome. Also I’m not including 4 that would have most likely made it, “R.A. the Rugged Man: Legendary Classics Vol 1″, “Deep Sleep: Three Things At Once”, “Psyched To Die: Year One” and “Drag the River: Bad at Breaking Up” because they are compilations. And lastly I’m not including “Judas Priest: A Touch of Evil: Live” because it is a live album.

1. Parasites: Solitary
2. Dear Landlord: Dream Homes
3. House Boat: The Delaware Octopus
4. Propagandhi: Supporting Caste
5. Teenage Bottlerocket: They Came From The Shadows
6. Wizard: Thor
7. Chad Price: Smile Sweet Face
8. Jon Snodgrass: Visitor’s Band
9. Mean Jeans: Are You Serious?
10. Del The Funky Homosapien: Funk Man (the stimulus package)
11. Sick Sick Birds: Heavy Manners
12. Jetty Boys: Sheboygan (review coming soon)
13. Anvil: This Is Thirteen
14. The Riptides: Tales From Planet Earth (review coming soon)
15. Del the Funky Homosapien/Tame One: Parallel Uni-Verses
16. The Vivian Girls: Everything Goes Wrong
17. Delay: Plain Language
18. The Riverdales: Invasion USA
19. Spinal Tap: Back From The Dead
20. The Apers: You Are Only As Strong As The Table You Dance On

Weekly Band Profile: Judas Priest

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Name: Judas Priest
From: Birmingham, England
Web Site:
Lifespan: 1969–present
Genre: Metal
Best Release: Unleashed in the East
Rocka Rolla
Sad Wings of Destiny
Sin After Sin
Stained Class
Hell Bent For Leather
British Steel
Point of Entry
Screaming for Vengeance
Defenders of the Faith
Ram It Down
Angel of Retribution
Unleashed in the East
’98 Live Meltdown
Live in London
A Touch of Evil: Live
Rocka Rolla
The Ripper
Diamonds & Rust
Better by You, Better Than Me
Evening Star
Take on the World
Rock Forever
Living After Midnight
Breaking the Law
Don’t Go
Heading Out to the Highway
Hot Rockin’
You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’
(Take These) Chains
Electric Eye
Freewheel Burning
Love Bites
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll
Turbo Lover
Locked In
Parental Guidance
Johnny B. Goode
A Touch of Evil
Night Crawler
Burn in Hell
Machine Man
Rob Halford
Glenn Tipton
K. K. Downing
Ian Hill
Scott Travis
Ask people who the first metal band are and you might get a few answers. Most people will most likely say Black Sabbath. This answer is wrong for a couple of reasons. First of which they were a blues band to start and second they’re not very good. Another popular answer you’ll get is Deep Purple, this one I will not disagree with, it’s the answer that the legendary Lemmy gives so it’s got to be right. But the other answer you’ll get is Judas Priest, this answer is also correct. They were the first real metal band to be all metal all the time. They’ve produced some of the best metal anthems of all time and also have the greatest music video ever made – “Breakin the Law”. As with some band Judas Priest had a dark period, singer Rob Halford left the band and was replaced by fan Tim Owens. The albums released in that period sucked, I would say Tim Owens sucks but I was a fan of the stuff he did with Iced Earth. But a silver lining was there as eventually Rob Halford took over his rightful place again and now the band is back and as good as ever.

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