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1984 was the year that saw the introduction of the Apple Macintosh, the launch of the Technology, Entertainment, Design conference, and the year the world learned of the terrifyingly destructive potential of A.I. courtesy of Skynet and The Terminator. 1984 is more than just the title of George Orwell’s cautionary, dystopian novel or Van Halen’s wil…
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Originally formed in the thrash metal mecca known as The Bay Area a year before Metallica was even a thing (shortly before relocating to the Tri-County, metropolitan Seattle, Washington realm), METAL CHURCH continues to bless congregations of faithful metal fans with their own unique brand of thrash infused progressive power metal which has relentl…
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“And in THIS corner…” Already knowing (going in) that our 1988 HEAD-TO-HEAD DEATH MATCH was gonna be “bigger than China”, the Bunkerpoon oversight committee made the executive decision to break this “hog” of an episode into a two-part cliffhanger dangler. At this point, we’ve covered side 1 and now we’re tackling side 2 of Metallica’s …AND JUSTICE …
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The Bunkerpoon is all about passion and “Love Excretions”. Enjoy all the likes and the loves of this year’s Valentines Day Massacre and Happy Valentines Day to all! Help Support Metal Nerdery https://www.patreon.com/metalnerderypodcast Leave us a Voicemail to be played on a future episode: 980-666-8182 Metal Nerdery Tees and Hoodies – metalnerdery.…
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“In THIS corner…” Throughout the thrash community, there’s always been a battle line drawn between the progressive, harmony laden sensibilities of METALLICA and the darker, eviler shades of SLAYER. For many of us, the two albums from these two thrash titans that are most synonymous with summertime and high school are Metallica’s …AND JUSTICE FOR AL…
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Back in the early 90’s (along with hometown thrash titans Ghost Story, Akathesia, and Nihilist) one of the most unique bands to have dominated the local metal scene and trailblazed the path for rap metal before it was even a genre was Atlanta cross-over, groove metal pioneers, STUCK MOJO. Armed with the aural onslaught of Rich Ward’s behemoth guita…
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Eleven years before Metallica released “The Black Album”, AC/DC released “The FIRST Black Album”, BACK IN BLACK, their seventh studio album overall and their first album featuring new vocalist Brian Johnson following the tragic and untimely passing of former frontman Bon Scott. While AC/DC always had an aggressively intense, hard rock sound through…
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When addressing the concept of the THRASH FAMILY TREE, there should be a handful of bands and musicians which immediately come to mind. This week’s docket is a reflection on the vast interconnectedness of the THRASH FAMILY TREE, consisting of The Big Five of Thrash and beyond. Whether we’re talking about musicians snatched up by other bands, replac…
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As of this episode, we will have covered each and every era of every EXODUS vocalist, from Paul Baloff to STEVE “ZETRO” SOUZA to Rob Dukes (and back again) to ZETRO. As the 2nd vocalist for EXODUS, STEVE SOUZA’s voice gave the band a distinct sonic ferocity which set them apart from their “Big Five” counterparts, spewing forth some of the most brut…
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If you thought this episode was going to be all about early Metallica, early Anthrax, or early Slayer, SURPRISE, it’s not! While the above bands do in fact belong under the same umbrella, CLASSIC METAL (relative to today’s heavy metal landscape) falls right in that sweet spot from the late 70’s through the 80’s, when hard rock began its transformat…
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November 18, 1983 Put your ’83 hat on and travel back to the days of yore when OZZY OSBOURNE was still a relatively new solo artist struggling to bounce back after enduring the tragic and untimely demise of guitarist Randy Rhoads following The Ozzman’s first 2 legendary albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman. Enter Jake E. Lee, Rhoads’ succe…
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Not only were VAN HALEN effectively “the Black Sabbath of shred” but they ultimately paved the way for the L.A. hair metal shred scene that exploded during the 80’s. Not only is this episode an ALBUM DIVE into the first VAN HALEN album (by none other than the mighty VAN HALEN), but If you’re into “reading books with your ears” then check out the au…
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8/21/1990 Relative to earlier ANTHRAX albums, PERSISTENCE OF TIME has a more aggro sound than any album before it. The darker mix and overall vibe represent a departure from their previous albums, with an infusion of S.O.D. along with more progressive sounding elements. Perhaps the most memorable things that stand out about this album in the persis…
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Whether it’s the Kool-Aid man crashing through walls with refreshments, Macho Man Randy Savage snapping into Slim Jims, or James Hetfield just being the most affirmative frontman in all of metal, YEAH is the common denominator among these men of greatness. In our quest for the SOURCE OF THE YEAH, we felt obliged to produce our most positivity infus…
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After 39 years, LIVE UNDEAD may still be one of the finest recorded moments in SLAYER’s budding thrash legacy, capturing a “kinda live” re-recording of the best parts of their hugely successful Metal Blade debut (SHOW NO MERCY) and their follow-up EP (HAUNTING THE CHAPEL) in a room full of rowdy, surly, and occasionally unruly, die-hard SLAYER fans…
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Before CORROSION OF CONFORMITY gifted us with their signature “Southern Fried Sabbath” sound, the metal world was first introduced to BLIND, a unique blending of thrash, doom, and stoner metal tempered with heavy foundations built on straight-up Sabbath worship. Clearly a progression from the punk & hard-core centric sound of earlier COC and their …
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“You know I've smoked a lot of grass, Oh Lord I’ve popped a lot of pills…” – The Pusher Since before the dawn of heavy metal, RELAXERS have been a recurring theme in song lyrics. Whether revered with praise and appreciation or reviled through tales of tragedy and woe, one cannot deny the obvious power and impact RELAXERS have had on heavy music thr…
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“Sure, God’s all-powerful, but does he have lips? Whoa…” It was the early 90’s, and the landscape of metal was undergoing a transformation. Hair metal was effectively dead and gone, the popularity of thrash was rapidly approaching its zenith, and ALICE IN CHAINS were well on their way to becoming one of the most recognized bands in the world, thank…
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“You have to watch it with your ears and listen with your eyes…” There’s a multitude of reasons why we need time travel technology, but the most pressing one is so we can go back to our high school years and re-discover the NOLA based thrash-groove force of nature known as EXHORDER. While EXHORDER may be one of the more obscure artists from the thr…
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LED ZEPPELIN III might just be one of the most perfectly ideal albums for fall as it contains all of the essential components of fall: subtle stoner vibes, a folksy, medieval, Tolkien-esque feel, and a general all around magical and mystical nature. It’s a vastly unique album and is (sonically speaking) more radically different than anything else i…
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“That devil stuff just freaks me out, man…” It’s October, which means it’s Halloween season and the haunted realm of ghosts & ghouls, werewolves & witches, vampires, goblins & zombies will soon be taking over. It also means a brief review of some classic horror cinema and enough sugar to (quite literally) reanimate the dead. To properly commemorate…
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September 7, 2018 One of the finest albums of the fall season that deserves space in your autumn playlist (right alongside everything Sabbath & Zeppelin) is PIG DESTROYER’s 2018 work of grindcore perfection, HEAD CAGE. While the Alexandria, Virginia based grind lords are one of the most recognized bands of the genre, HEAD CAGE has a more “mainstrea…
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November 3, 1992: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s self-titled debut injected some much-needed angst & social awareness into metal in the early 90’s with their own unique brand of vitriolic, sonic vengeance aimed at the corrupt power elite responsible for negatively impacting sociopolitical and corporate landscapes the world over with complete impunity. …
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Who: King Parrot, Lamb of God, & PANTERA What: One of the finest heavy metal concert experiences EVER When: Tuesday, September 12, 2023 Where: Ameris Bank Amphitheater - Alpharetta, Georgia Why: For the celebration of The Abbott Brothers history & legacy On this night, thousands of loyal Atlanta metal fans made the pilgrimage to behold the spectacl…
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“That’s something you could remember to forget later…” One of the most profound things about heavy metal is its natural evolution over time. It’s never forced and somehow everything just flows together with perfection, like some intelligently designed, supernaturally endowed, cosmic jigsaw puzzle. Similar to the way Pantera picked up the baton for …
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“Awww mannn…” As of the recording of this episode, we were hyping ourselves into a frenzy to get fired up and ready for the upcoming PANTERA show (with King Parrot and Lamb of God opening) at the Ameris Amphitheater in Alpharetta, Georgia on September 12th, 2023. And as of the publishing of this episode, we will have already borne witness to the aw…
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September 29, 1986: By this point in time, nearly 2 years had passed since the release of Powerslave and nearly a year had passed since Live After Death was released, commemorating the World Slavery Tour of 1984-1985 that cemented IRON MAIDEN as one of the most legendary bands in all of metal. And just like with any other advancements forward impac…
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If you were to blend the dark, heavy riffs of Sabbath & Zeppelin with the straight-ahead power of AC/DC and then add the incredible vocal crooning style of The Doors’ frontman Jim Morrison, mixing everything with a generous infusion of punk rock angst and Halloween themed, gothic horror vibes to tie it all together, the end result would be DANZIG, …
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The 1970’s is one of the greatest decades in the history of the development of modern metal. Back in the 70’s, it was not at all uncommon to get 2 albums from the same artist within the same year! During the 70’s, you’d drop the needle on the record, turn on the lava lamps and the black lights, indulge in your preferred relaxer of choice, and be in…
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“Let it ring out…okay turn it off now…” Way back “during the late 1900’s” (1998 to be precise), METALLICA released an updated volume of various cover songs by various artists of their youth via GARAGE INC., a 2-disc set (that’s compact disc, btw: those were still pretty popular “during the late 1900’s”) including one disc of brand new cover tunes a…
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It’s always a treat to talk about “hometown” metal, especially when it’s one of the heaviest, most modern, progressive metal bands in the entire genre. Actually, to call them “prog” might be a bit misleading, although “progressive” is certainly an apropos descriptor for the shared artistic odyssey which Brann Dailor, Brent Hinds, Bill Kelliher, and…
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With a little guidance from Loudwire’s Dumbest Best Metal Band Names listicle, we decided to take the offramp into the offbeat and investigate the most off-kilter, ODDBALL metal bands with the most outlandish names and over the top aesthetics ever to bless metal. Whether it’s the band’s look, their theme, or the simple hilarity of “what’s in a name…
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Less than a year after the release of the crushingly heavy & near flawless masterpiece known as their self-titled debut album, LED ZEPPELIN released their sophomore follow up, LED ZEPPELIN II, on the 22th and the 31th of October 1969 (in the US & UK, respectively). While something of a departure from the blues-centric focus of their debut, LED ZEPP…
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Given the recent release & fanfare surrounding the remixed and remasterized 40th anniversary edition of LIVE EVIL, the “first official” live album from metal founding fathers BLACK SABBATH and the last official album to feature RONNIE JAMES DIO on vocals (until 1992 anyway), we felt obliged to share our own personal experiences regarding LIVE EVIL,…
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QOTSA, aka QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, began back in the late “Nineteen Hundreds” in Seattle, Washington following the breakup of Josh Homme’s former band, desert metal legends Kyuss. With a wide array of sonic textures, layers, and sound design sorcery ingrained within their music, as with Kyuss, QOTSA is another prime example of a band whose albums …
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This episode is dedicated to one of a handful of times in thrash metal history where the first two albums have two totally different singers, giving the illusion of two totally different “first new albums”. And since this is an episode of firsts, we felt that diving into BONDED BY BLOOD (the first album with Paul Baloff on vocals) and PLEASURES OF …
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If you’re gonna describe a riff to somebody…” There are a multitude of MOUTH SHAPES that exist all across the rock & metal landscape, many of which we’re pretty certain you’ve never heard of before in your life. Sure, there’s the typical FLAHNS & DJUNTS. (And thanks to Pantera, there are even super djunts!). But did you know about the muns, the bun…
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July 27, 1979 Perhaps one of the most brilliant & haunting albums of AC/DC’s 1970’s output, HIGHWAY TO HELL shows the band at their peak with the most polished production of their career thanks in no small part to the production genius of Robert John “Mutt” Lange. Not only is it the perfect finale to the Bon Scott era of the band, but it perfectly …
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Summary: Prepare to travel back in time and embrace the dayglo technicolor of the 1980’s, a time when Miami Vice impacted fashion, the PMRC became the best promoters of heavy metal in the world, and JUDAS PRIEST achieved mainstream success and popularity with a shift towards bigger, heavier, more modern metal soundscapes which has become their call…
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“Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” 1987. That sounds like a very long time ago, but here’s a few events that will provide some perspective. 1987 marked the time of the Black Monday stock market crash, the FDA approval of Prozac, the first sighting of The Simpsons on television, WrestleMania III at the Pontiac Silverdome, and the release of Guns …
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“You are Number 6…” There’s a t-shirt somewhere that perfectly sums up the philosophy of life, which is as follows: “You can only trust yourself and the first six Black Sabbath albums.” After 4 brutally brilliant albums of heavy metal doom & gloom, and one with a greater focus on more progressive music and experimental soundscapes, BLACK SABBATH fi…
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“It was everything I loved about my teen years…” The 2023 KLASH OF THE TITANS NORTH AMERICAN TOUR (featuring SpiritWorld, Death Angel, Sepultura, and Kreator) which recently graced the stage at The Masquerade in Atlanta, Georgia is easily one of THE most perfect thrash shows we’ve ever experienced. It was “100% bone across the board” and that ratin…
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“They’ve got HUGE djunts!” MESHUGGAH, the Nordic Godfathers of Djent (“Djunt”) hailing from Umea, Sweden, sound like the logical evolution of extreme metal to emerge out of the early 90’s thrash scene. Tempered with their own surgically precise, ferociously complex, polyrhythmic brand of math metal genius, MESHUGGAH have carved out their own unique…
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“Everything’s LITERALLY ‘literally’…” It’s time to blow out the lines again, which means anything goes! And by “anything” we LITERALLY mean anything, including possibly the worst Aussie accent ever attempted. For the record, we humbly apologize (in advance) to our Australian and/or New Zealand listeners (and/or bolth) as well as the good people of …
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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, the Glendale, California quartet who dominated the “Alt + Nu” metal landscape from 1998 to 2005 before going on hiatus, are one of the most uniquely incomparable & original bands of the early 2000s. To paraphrase Winston Churchill, S.O.A.D. are the heavy metal equivalent of “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma”, a mus…
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AC/DC’s 1978 banger, POWERAGE (pronounced like voltage, amperage, and sausage; NOT like volt-AGE, amper-AGE, or saus-AGE) is undoubtedly one of “the most 1978 sounding” albums that has ever been released in rock and metal. And after giving it a listen, you’ll undoubtedly agree. It’s the first album to feature Cliff Williams on bass, the first album…
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For anyone out there who identifies as a “cannabis person” on any level, even if that means just being a fan of STONER METAL, then we cordially invite you to our 420 SUPER SPECIAL to partake of a small sampling of the myriad of stoner metal strains which are available to you. There’s some 70’s style stoner metal, some actual 1970’s stoner metal, so…
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July 25, 1983: the day that changed heavy metal forever. There are certain turning points in heavy metal that simply cannot be denied. KILL ‘EM ALL, the debut album from the mighty METALLICA, is without question the first shot fired in the sonic revolution of heavy metal that would ultimately come to be known as the point of origin for thrash metal…
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After touring a crapload for The Black Album and effectively unloading their classic thrash sound from the 80’s, METALLICA released LOAD in June of 1996 and RELOAD in November of 1997 (same sessions, different loads). The original intent was for “The Loads” to be released as a double album (aka “One Massive Load”), but since there was concern that …
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IRON MAIDEN’s 3rd release with Bruce Dickinson (and 5th release overall), POWERSLAVE, might very well have been the most progressive heavy metal album of 1984. In fact, it is easily the most progressive metal album of the early Dickinson era, with ½ the songs from this album being included on their 1985 “World Slavery Tour” concert souvenir, Live A…
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