It’s A Very Venom Saturday!

February 9, 2013 MGP 0

from Wikipedia: Venom are an English heavy metal band that formed in 1979 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Coming to prominence towards the end of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, Venom’s first two albums — Welcome to Hell (1981) and Black Metal (1982) — are considered a major influence on thrash metal and extreme metal in general. Venom’s second album proved influential enough that its title was used as […]

They All Lie And Cheat – Chris Holmes

November 29, 2012 MGP 1

When I was 16, one of my favorite metal albums was the 1984 self-titled debut release from W.A.S.P. I listened to a lot of questionable metal classics, but this album always had that cheap rebellious shine on it, even years later. When I saw them live the following year, all of the delightfully cheesy stage gimmicks I could have ever wanted were there: the fake blood, the flying raw meat, […]

Girl: The Band I Never Heard… Until Now

August 21, 2012 MGP 1

Somehow, in the midst of my teenage love for all things glam in the 1980s, I never even knew that this band, made up of members who would later go to L.A. Guns (Phil Lewis) and Def Leppard (Phil Collen), even existed. On a chance Internet search for something else, I stumbled upon Girl. Apparently, a hefty price is being fetched for their first and second albums, so I will […]

It’s Nigel Tufnel Day, Iddn’t It! (11/11/11)

November 11, 2011 MGP 0

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