We kicked episode 6 with a track called ‘Burning For You’ a cover of a great track by Blue Öyster Cult, very well done here by Iced Earth. The show then got heavy with Killswitch Engage and Annihilator, with ‘Desperate Times’ and ‘Set the World On Fire’ respectively. Both of these fall into the TSORR Songs that could be about South Africa category. Accept and Sinner gave us a taste of German metal and then we had Thundermother out of Sweden. There was a great little SA music segue early in the show where we checked out Jack Hammer Band with a pre-released track called ‘As I Turn Away‘ and then a band out of Sekunda called Pilgrim South. Their new track ‘Old Man Moonshine went down well. From there we were into familiar territory with Iron Maiden, Megadeth, and Def Leppard. my love affair with Def Leppard’s Mutt Lange produced Hi ‘N’ Dry album continues, we listened to ‘Lady Strange’.
Manic Street Preachers and a new-ish band I am not too familiar with called St. Aurora changed the pace a bit and then we started to delve into this week’s Ultimate Challenge, 4 albums released in 1980 and you can only choose one. The albums selected were Judas Priest – British Steel, Black Sabbath – Heaven & Hell, Motörhead – Ace of Spades, and ACDC – Back in Black. the votes came in but in the end, it was one-way traffic with the winner of this week’s Ultimate Challenge going to Back In Black.
The Immortal track was Gun ‘n’ Roses with Estranged and we kept our punk confined to the USA with Iggy Pop, The Distillers, and Weezer. I had some problems with Brody Dalle squashed in the middle. This week I discovered Doomsday Outlaw, this track called ‘ Is This The End of Everything’ features the kind of guitar tone and phrasing that I absolutely love. Talking guitar, a track off the new Winery Dogs with Richie Kotzen, Bily Sheehan, and Mike Portnoy hit the stop. Girish and the Chronicles are just simply blazing, what a band. We ended heavy with Ablaze My Sorrow off their new EP, and Phantom Days by Dark Tranquility. Oh, one last thing TSORR made No 12 on the list of top 35 Rock Podcasts on the planet, check it out right here:
Artists Featured: Iced Earth, Killswitch Engage, Annihilator, Bullets & Octane, Deaf Havana, Accept, Thundermother, Five Finger Death Punch, Sinner, Theory of a Deadman, The Cult, Alabama 3, Godsmack, Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Hammer Band, Pilgrim South, Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Def Leppard, Adrenaline Mob, Manic Street Preachers, St. Aurora, Black Sabbath, Dan Patlansky, Hinder, Motörhead, Winery Dogs, Black Veil Brides, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Iggy Pop, The Distillers, Weezer, Doomsday Cowboy, Girish & the Chronicles, ACDC, Ablaze My Sorrow, Dark Tranquillity
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