Metal Blade Records 30 year anniversary party took place on November 30, 2012 at the world famous House of Blues Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, California. Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson from ‘That Metal Show’ hosted the show and Metal Blade Founder Brain Slagel was in attendance along with members of Metallica, Kings X and Agent Steel. The entertainment for the night was Gypsyhwawk, Sacred Reich and Armored Saint.
As we arrived to the venue, Gypsyhawk had already played and Sacred Reich was on stage jamming Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’. They also played ‘American Way’ and that was it… I later found out they only played 3 songs, so we really didn’t miss much of their set.
Headliners Armored Saint hit the stage sporting some of their original 80’s armor gear along with singer John Bush wearing a wig! Their set included ‘March of the Saint’, ‘Can U Deliver’ and ‘Left Hook From Right Field’ plus a jam with a few special guests that all signed with the iconic label.
METAL SHOP would like to congratulate Metal Blade Records on 30 years of Metal and for introducing the world to some stellar bands, including Slayer, Ratt and Metallica… Here is to another 30 years! Big thanks to FULL METAL JACKIE for the tickets… You Rock!