A Rock N’ METAL Thanksgiving – What I’m Thankful For! WHOA!


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!

AC/DC… WHOA!

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)

SCORPIONS… WHOA!

WITCH CROSS IS BACK! WITH KEV MOORE! WHOA!

STRYPER… WHOA!

MASS… WHOA!

DORO… WHOA! WHOA AGAIN!

CHRIS BARNES and SIX FEET UNDER… WHOA!

SKELETONWITCH… WHOA!

VENOM… WHOA!

HATEBREED… WHOA!

ORANGE GOBLIN… WHOA!

THE BIG FOUR… WHOA!

OVERKILL… WHOA!

TESTAMENT… WHOA!

EXODUS… 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!

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LONG LIVE METAL.

LONG LIVE ROCK & HARD ROCK.

METAL BE THY NAME.

Stone.

5 Responses to “A Rock N’ METAL Thanksgiving – What I’m Thankful For! WHOA!”

  1. …..and let’s give thanks for Stone and Metal Odyssey!!! 🙂
    Hope you’re enjoying a great Thanksgiving Day man!
    Your list has just reminded me I need to listen one more time to the killer riff on ‘Sabbath Bloody Sabbath’ which was EXTREME when it first hit the airwaves and is EXTREME today. Tony Iommi? Hell yeah, let’s give thanks for him!!!

    • Gee metal whiz, thanks Kev! I had a fine Thanksgiving Day with many family members… and I’m thankful for that! I ate so much food, that I’ve skipped breakfast today and haven’t even ate lunch yet! LOL! Tony Iommi and Black Sabbath. ‘Nuff said. You ROCK Kev!

  2. Stone, what a great list. Definitely some great things to be thankful for. Starting my day streaming the new Incantation from your previous blog and planning to have some great background metal playing throughout the day. Happy turkey day!

    • Thanks Metal Buddy! Hope your Thanksgiving Day was METAL grand! Background METAL music is essential on the holidays… and every day! Whoa! Yeah… that new Incantation is insane! 🙂 \m/\m/

  3. Bands I’m thankful for, now there’s something. If I have to name a few it would be Twisted Sister and Dio and the time I saw them together, the Stormtroopers of Death who singlehandedly introduced me to thrash and Southern Rock bands like Molly Hatchet and Lynyrd Skynyrd. I am also thankful that serving in the marines gave me the opportunity to expand my musical horizons.

    I had to work on Thanksgiving yesterday but I still cooked a Thanksgiving Dinner for the five men with autism I was working with. They all very much enjoyed their dinner. Hope you had a great metal Thanksgiving.

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