Monthly Archives: April 2012
Metal Masters Clinic #3 was held on April 12, 2012 at The Key Club in West Hollywood, California. Let me tell you it was one of the best shows I have EVER attended and I have been to over 500 rock and metal concerts since the 80′s.
The guests for this show were Kerry King and Dave Lombardo from SLAYER!!! David Ellfeson and Chris Broderick from Megadeth!!! Mike Portnoy from Adrenalin Mob!!! Phil Anselmo from Pantera!! And Frank Bello and Charlie Benante Anthrax!!!
When we arrived Frank Bello (Anthrax) was giving out a few pointers about playing bass as did David Ellefson (Megadeth). Dave Lombardo (SLAYER) was next and he did a few SLAYER songs on the drums. Charlie Benante (Anthrax) also came out and showed off a few drum techniques before Mike Portnoy joined Dave and Charlie on stage and all three drummers jammed together!!!
It was time for some kick ass music that was led by Kerry King and Phil Anselmo… the rest of the guys came out on stage to play ‘Reign In Blood’ and ‘Angel of Death’… two SLAYER songs that just got the crowd warmed up.
I am still in amazement of the intensity Phil Anselmo displayed… he still has it as a singer!!! It had me wanting to fuck shit up. If that wasn’t enough, they played five Pantera songs that included ‘Walk’, ‘This Love’ and ‘Fucking Hostile’.
The show highlight was when Geezer Butler made a special appearance and jammed to ‘Hole in The Sky’!!!!! This show ranks in my top 3 best of all time!!! Too bad its not a tour, so it could happen more often!!!! Special thanks to Kevin Chiaramonte at PFA (Paul Freundlich Associates).
Here are a few photos of the gig… Enjoy. -Ralph
The Grammy Museum Opened the ‘History of Heavy Metal’ exhibit on April 11, 2012 to the press and METAL SHOP Rocks was invited for a preview.
Some of the memorabilia on display include hand-written songs by Ronnie James Dio and Randy Rhoads’ signature guitar. Many other instruments, wardrobe and music can be enjoyed by metal heads at this exhibit open now through February, 2013 n Los Angeles, California.
Here are a few photos… Enjoy. -Ralph
Sepultura Kicked off their North American tour on April 10, 2012 at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, California with special guests Death Angel, Havok, Krisiun and Lords of Ruin. Upon arriving, METAL SHOP Rocks caught kick ass sets by Havok from Denver, followed by Krisiun, a death metal band out of Brazil.
With about 1,100 crazed metal heads in attendance, Death Angel then took the stage and they were firing on all cylinders as all bandmember’s where on point on every song… it was a solid show!!!
Now it was time for Sepultura! Having seen the original member’s back in the 80′s and early 90′s with Brothers Max and Igor Cavalera, seeing them in 2012 was very strange because the older songs were performed without the twin guitars! Don’t get me wrong, Andreas Kisser is a great guitar player and can handle his own, but without a second guitar, the music sounded like it was missing that extra crunch.
Sepultura played a 20-song set and the mosh pits were insane the whole time!!! It was cool to see a few Brazil Soccer shirts in the crowd that even Kisser noticed and pointed it out. In all, it was a great time, but Death Angel stole the show… shhh!!! – don’t tell anyone I said that
Thanks go out to Art at the Yost Theater and the Sepultura tour manager for making this happen for us because it almost didn’t happen. Here are a few photos and videos from the show… Enjoy. -Ralph
IRON MAIDEN: En Vivo! – Live at Estadio Nacional, Santiago, Chile [Blu-ray] was released worldwide on March 26, 2012. Thanks to Todd Nakamine at Phantom Music Management, METAL SHOP Rocks received an advanced copy.
The video contains two discs. The first disc features a complete live kick ass concert from Iron Maiden in Santiago, Chlie with great multiple/split-screen camera shots. The second disc contains an 88 minute documentary about the people who put an Iron Maiden show together… from the road crew to behind the scenes logistics… a great opportunity to see what it is like to be in the Maiden Family!
This Video is a must have for all Iron Maiden fans. UP THE IRONS!!!!
Disc 1 Track list (Live Show)
- Satellite 15
- The Final Frontier
- El Dorado
- 2 Minutes To Midnight
- The Talisman
- Coming Home
- Dance Of Death
- The Trooper
- The Wicker Man
- Blood Brothers
- When The Wild Wind Blows
- The Evil That Men Do
- Fear Of The Dark
- Iron Maiden
- The Number Of The Beast
- Hallowed Be Thy Name
- Running Free
- Final Frontier Promo Video
- The Making of Satellite 15
- Final Frontier World Tour Show Intro