Roots of 1985: Thrash Metal’s Arrival | 50 Years of Metal on SiriusXM

Roots of 1985: Thrash Metal’s Arrival | 50 Years of Metal on SiriusXM
Week of June 20, 2020

Sat 6/27, 6PM ET
Sun 6/28, 1PM ET
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Our 50-year metal history miniseries continues with a deep dive into 1985, the year that thrash metal fully arrived. As heavy metal giants Judas Priest and Iron Maiden took a breather that year, the metal scene was overrun by brand new frantic, ferocious assaults from Megadeth, Overkill, Slayer, Destruction, Kreator, Celtic Frost, Razor, Hirax, Artillery, Agent Steel, Possessed, and Anthrax’s major label debut. Know your Roots!

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PLAYLIST

OVERKILL – “Rotten to the Core” from FEEL THE FIRE
MEGADETH – “The Skull Beneath the Skin” from KILLING IS MY BUSINESS, AND BUSINESS IS GOOD
CELTIC FROST – “The Usurper” from TO MEGA THERION
EXODUS – “No Love” from BONDED BY BLOOD
PILEDRIVER – “Sex With Satan” from METAL INQUISITION
POSSESSED – “Pentagram” from SEVEN CHURCHES
SLAYER – “At Dawn They Sleep” from HELL AWAITS
ANTHRAX – “Lone Justice” from SPREADING THE DISEASE
S.O.D. – “Freddy Kreuger” from SPEAK ENGLISH OR DIE
HIRAX – “Blitzkrieg Air Attack” from RAGING VIOLENCE
KREATOR – “Endless Pain” from ENDLESS PAIN
DESTRUCTION – “Antichrist” from INFERNAL OVERKILL
ARTILLERY – “Fear of Tomorrow” from FEAR OF TOMORROW
AGENT STEEL – “Mad Locust Rising” from MAD LOCUST RISING
RAZOR – “Evil Invaders” from EVIL INVADERS

ROOTS is Sound of the Beast author and Bazillion Points publisher Ian Christe’s heavy metal history show on Sirius XM Liquid Metal channel 40. Launched in June 2004, each weekly show has examined another subgenre, band, movement, country, or theme in metal, punk, and heavy rock. Past episodes are available on-demand online from SiriusXM.com

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