KISS – debut/ST (1974 – Casablanca Records)
A Rock N’ METAL Thanksgiving – It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the U.S. and I’m thankful as always for my family, friends, Metal Buddies, faith, country and the freedom I’ve grown so accustomed to since being alive. I’m thankful for our U.S. troops that protect us here at home and abroad. The Rock N’ Metal that inspires me each and every day, I am absolutely giving thanks for as well. (See below!)
I’m giving thanks for this clear Metal fact: I’ll be catching up with Best Metal Buddy Scott Coverdale this Thanksgiving weekend… over a couple of cold brews and plates of wings as we discuss… Metal and NFL news.
Now, let’s begin: A Rock N’ METAL Thanksgiving – What I’m Thankful For!
I am thankful for ALL the pioneers of Heavy Metal, aka, Metal. I give Metal thanks to the 1969 debut/ST from Led Zeppelin, with the 1970 debut/ST album from Black Sabbath to follow. I am also thankful for 1974′s KISS debut/ST (see at top of post). Moving forward to 1979′s No Mean City from Nazareth and every other seminal and not so famous Heavy Rock album from those building block years of Metal – I declare my Metal thanks!
From Saxon to Iron Maiden and from Motörhead to Diamond Head, I give Metal thanks. Believe me, if I could list every single band and musician that has psyched-me-out throughout my Metal lovin’ life, I would!
I am thankful for ALL the pre-Heavy Metal history; a Rock and Roll and Classic Rock History that includes all the pioneering bands and musicians that paved the path for Hard Rock and Metal.
I am very, very, thankful for these albums & bands: (A very short list, of course!)
LIZZY BORDEN – Best Of (1994 – Metal Blade Records)
SATYRICON – The Age Of Nero (Koch Records)
DIO – Holy Diver (1983 – Warner Bros.)
SOUNDGARDEN – Down On The Upside (1996 – A&M Records)
SOULFLY - Enslaved (2012 – Roadrunner Records)
WITCH CROSS IS BACK! WITH KEV MOORE! WHOA!
DORO… WHOA! WHOA AGAIN!
CHRIS BARNES and SIX FEET UNDER… WHOA!
ORANGE GOBLIN… WHOA!
THE BIG FOUR… WHOA!
BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION - Afterglow
(2012 – J&R Adventures)
3 INCHES OF BLOOD - Long Live Heavy Metal
(2012 – Century Media)
BLACK SABBATH – Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
(1973 – Warner Bros.)
QUEENSRYCHE – Operation Mindcrime (1988 – EMI)
What and/or who are you thankful for on this Thanksgiving Day? If you’re thankful for a favorite band and/or musician… let it be known by commenting! Whoa!
LONG LIVE METAL.
LONG LIVE ROCK & HARD ROCK.
METAL BE THY NAME.