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Tag Archives: Brian Slagel

Happy 30th Anniversary to Slayer’s ‘Show No Mercy’

Posted by on December 3, 2013

While heavy metal has unofficially been around for 43 years or so, it was 30 years ago today that Metal Blade Records released Slayer’s debut album, Show No Mercy. While not their most influential album, (that would be 1986’s Reign in Blood), it caught a band on the verge of exploding, and features staples like “Die by […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Sports Crossovers

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, the Arena Football League announced they would be teaming up with KISS to launch a new team in Los Angeles. Surprised? Well you shouldn’t be. Not only has KISS proven time and time again that they’ll put their […]

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Jeff Hanneman Memorial Takes Place Minus WBC

Posted by on May 24, 2013

[youtube]http://youtu.be/0rTgMpDeBeI[/youtube] You’ve gotta give the Westboro Baptist Church at least this: they know when they’re outnumbered. The Jeff Hanneman public memorial went off without a hitch last night, as several thousand mourners packed the Hollywood Palladium. Speakers for the event included Hanneman’s bandmate Kerry King, Metal Blade president Brian Slagel,  and former Grim Reaper guitarist […]

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Metal Blade Founder Brian Slagel Discusses Becoming A Hockey Team Co-Owner

Posted by on February 1, 2013

Readers of Metal Insider will know that Metal Blade president Brian Slagel is an avid hockey fan. But even we were surprised when he announced earlier this week via Facebook that he had officially become part of the ownership team of minor league hockey team the Trenton Titans. We reached out to Slagel to see […]

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Armored Saint Cover Metallica And Slayer With Members Of Amon Amarth And Fates Warning

Posted by on December 3, 2012

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Z6bbMvKBys[/youtube] This past Friday night (November 30), Metal Blade Records celebrated its 30th anniversary with a show at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. Hosted by That Metal Show’s Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson, the event featured performances by Armored Saint, Sacred Reich and Gypsy Hawk. And as an added bonus, Armored Saint […]

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Metal Blade Continues 30th Anniversary With Free As I Lay Dying Show

Posted by on September 7, 2012

As I Lay Dying’s sixth studio album, Awakened, is coming out on September 25. Metal Blade’s 30th anniversary has been happening all year long. The two will come together on the album’s release date, with As I Lay Dying and Battlecross playing a free show at New York’s Santos Party House. If you’re in the New […]

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The Black Dahlia Murder’s Trevor Strnad: “There’s No Glamour Whatsoever In This”

Posted by on August 2, 2012

Way back in June, Metallica’s Orion Music and More Festival took place. Among the more established bands initially announced, the festival definitely respected more extreme genres as well, with The Black Dahlia Murder among the acts playing. MI Contributor Alex Rudisill spoke with TBDM’s Trevor Strnad about the band’s next moves, his favorite bands on […]

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Orion Music + More Fest: Day Two Recap

Posted by on June 26, 2012

This past weekend, Metallica presented the inaugural Orion Music + More festival in Atlantic City, NJ. Metal Insider’s Bram Teitelman, Zach Shaw and Kodi McKinney were there, as was MI contributor Alex Rudisill. We’ll be bringing you plenty of interviews from the show in the coming week, but here’s our take on day two of the […]

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Metal Blade Artists Pick Their Favorite Metal Blade Albums

Posted by on June 21, 2012

This year, Metal Blade Records is celebrating their 30th anniversary. We spoke to owner Brian Slagel earlier this month about the formation and rise of the label, but that’s only part of the story. With such a large and diverse roster spanning so many years, we decided to ask some current Metal Blade artists what […]

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Brian Slagel Celebrates 30 Years Of Metal Blade

Posted by on June 5, 2012

30 years ago, record store employee Brian Slagel put out a compilation of local bands called The New Heavy Metal Revue presents Metal Massacre. That compilation, the first release on Metal Blade Records, included a little band called Metallica, as well as Ratt, Black N’ Blue, and Cirith Ungol, and it went on to launch […]

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