PHOTO: Seasons in the Abyss-era SLAYER, by Harald Oimoen from MURDER IN THE FRONT ROW.
ROOTS of 1990: Thrash Metal’s Hour of Reckoning | on SiriusXM
Week of October 3, 2020
Sat 10/3, 6PM ET
Sun 10/4, 1PM ET
Mon 10/5, 9AM ET
Tues 10/6, 4PM ET
Thurs 10/8, 9PM ET
We honor the 30th anniversary this week of Megadeth’s Rust in Peace and Slayer’s Seasons in the Abyss with a look at the state of thrash metal in 1990. Beset by the surge of death metal from below, and hybrid “alternative metal” newcomers from all sides, veteran thrashers faced a day of reckoning that not all survived. Hear how thrash metal bands turned to groove, to melody, or just doubled down on aggression with prime 1990 offerings by Destruction, Megadeth, Exodus, Forbidden, Artillery, Anthrax, Prong, Kreator, and Suicidal Tendencies. Thrash or be thrashed—know your Roots!
Feast your eyes on the birth and rise of thrash metal in the S.F. Bay Area, with over 400 crucial early photos of Slayer, Metallica, Exodus, Megadeth, Testament, Death Angel, Possessed, and more in
DESTRUCTION – “Cracked Brain” from CRACKED BRAIN
MEGADETH – “Holy Wars (with Chris Poland)” from RUST IN PEACE DEMOS
TESTAMENT – “Malpractice” from SOULS OF BLACK
FORBIDDEN – “Infinite” from TWISTED INTO FORM
EXODUS – “Objection Overruled” from IMPACT IS IMMINENT
SLAYER – “Seasons in the Abyss (Experimental)” from SEASONS IN THE ABYSS EP
ARTILLERY – “Khomaniac” from BY INHERITANCE
ANTHRAX – “Belly Of The Beast” from PERSISTENCE OF TIME
SODOM – “Shellfire Defense” from BETTER OFF DEAD
PRONG – “Beg to Differ” from BEG TO DIFFER
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES – “Lost Again” from LIGHTS CAMERA REVOLUTION
KREATOR – “People of the Lie” from COMA OF SOULS
Roots is Sound of the Beast author Ian Christe’s heavy metal history show on Sirius XM Liquid Metal channel 40. Since June 2004, each weekly show has examined another subgenre, band, movement, country, or theme. The show is available on-demand online from SiriusXM.com
Totally listening in from the Navajo Nation. Love ya bro!
Great show. I liked the decision to go with the demo of Holy Wars cuz you’re right, we know the origina… https://t.co/TfMOHR4waT
Found the documentary “Get Thrashed” on Amazon a couple weeks ago and found myself locked into it the e… https://t.co/clJE27gr8v
XM is celebrating 30 years of rust and seasons, but what about Persistence of Time? That one came out in 90, too. And it is their best and heaviest. Huge disservice not including that album in the celebration.