ROOTS of Classic 1980s Power Metal…and a Metal Mystery! | on SiriusXM

ROOTS of Classic 1980s Power Metal…and a Metal Mystery! | on SiriusXM
Week of March 27, 2021

Sat 3/27, 6PM ET
Sun 3/28, 1PM ET
Mon 3/29, 9AM ET
Tues 3/30, 4PM ET
Thurs 4/1, 9PM ET

This week’s show presents a thirty-year mystery —who is this classic 1980s power metal band? We honestly don’t know, and we need your help. Listen to the mystery song, and regale your ears with the glory of like-minded power metal pioneers Helstar, Liege Lord, Jag Panzer, Sacred Rite, Heir Apparent, Omen, Riot, and many others. Can you crack the spell of mystery— know your Roots!

Experience the force of power metal in the pages of SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal, by Roots host Ian Christe.

PLAYLIST:

OVERKILL – “Death Rider” from METAL MASSACRE V
HELSTAR – “Face the Wicked One” – REMNANTS OF WAR
LIEGE LORD – “Feel the Blade” from MASTER CONTROL
SA SLAYER – “Upon Us, The End” from GO FOR THE THROAT
REDD BARRON – “Kill or Be Killed” from LIVE AND REDD
ROOTS POWER METAL MYSTERY – “Who Is This Band?” from IG @BAZILLIONPOINTS
JAG PANZER – “Warfare” from AMPLE DESTRUCTION
SACRED RITE – “I’ve Seen the Wizard” from IS NOTHING SACRED
OMEN – “The Axeman” from BATTLE CRY
HEIR APPARENT – “Another Candle” from GRACEFUL INHERITANCE
AMERE’T – “Curse of the Arabian King” from CHICAGO METAL WORKS VOL 5
ATTACKER – “(Call on) the Attacker” from METAL MASSACRE V
RIOT – “Thundersteel” from THUNDERSTEEL

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.

2 COMMENTS

  1. Mystery Power Metal Song
    Maybe this is. shrapnel band? This definitely has some similarities to the Shrapnel sound. Reminds me of David Chastain or Virgin Steele, but also Tyrant and some early Metal Blade stuff. Have you tried to ask Mike Varney? Not sure he is even still alive??? Well I’m sure you have checked these options but just figured I’d put my 2 cents in! Good Luck and thanks Ian for so many awesome Bloody Roots and books! Metal Forever!
    Mike Pooch Pucciarelli

  2. Is there any chance the mystery band is Breaker from Cleveland, OH. I can’t find this song in particular, but is really has their signature.

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