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Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
11/13/22 11:49 p.m.
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/14/22 12:48 p.m.

Maiden in Tampa was awesome–the usual A+ performance. 

But some of the show seemed familiar. Hadn't we seen that Eddie before? And again with the same Spitfire for Aces High?

Oh yeah, we saw this very same tour back in South Florida in 2019. (We've seen the same tour more than once, but usually there's not quite the gap.)

Tony Sestito
Tony Sestito UltimaDork
11/14/22 1:40 p.m.

Picked up a couple 80's Metal classics over the weekend: 



Aside from Ozzy and Ronnie James Dio, Sabbath had a few other vocalists over the years, including Tony Martin in the 80's and 90's. The Tony Martin albums are hit and miss, but this one stands out as of the best Sabbath albums, period. Iommi is shred-tastic on here, and the riffs are heavy as ever. There's even a cameo by his buddy Brian May (yes, THAT Brian May) on this album! 



You probably know who Trans-Siberian Orchestra is. What you may not know is that their origins started with this band, Savatage. Before they pulled that money train into the station, they were making Prog/Power Metal albums like Hall of the Mountain King. I discovered this one in the early 00's, up late at night and watching VH1 Classic's Metal Mania show. I saw this video: 
 


After laughing at the pure cheese this video offers up, I couldn't get the song out of my head, so I went down the Savatage rabbit hole. Turns out, this album properly RIPS! No mention of Christmas anywhere on this one. 
 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
11/14/22 4:32 p.m.

In reply to Tony Sestito :

GET OUT OF MY HEAD laugh

I just searched out that album last weekend.  Was looking for a good metal cover of Peer Gynt (and I found one, forgot to link) and thought eh, let's get some Savatage in there too.

Did not know that about TSO.  They do a show every Christmas in Cleveland and half my family goes.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
12/23/22 6:34 p.m.
David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
12/23/22 7:36 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

It's always time for that one.\m/

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/20/23 8:44 p.m.

Mainly when it is like -5F out smiley  Its original name was "When Hell Freezes Over" which is also apt, it is just a very "cold" feeling piece.

 

I never linked the one from before.  It actually seems to be a *squints* guitar cover of the Apocalyptica version, who are a band that got their fame from playing cello covers of Metallica... who are the reason I got to like this little bit of music because Kirk would play a few bars of it while walking onstage...

 

 

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) MegaDork
1/20/23 9:43 p.m.

...so anyway, YT Music has been throwing me a lot of Dethklok for some reason and I've been listening to it non-ironically

 

(how does laser beams or acid work underwater?)

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