ROOTS of the METAL MASSACRE LP | on SiriusXM
Week of June 18, 2022
Sat 6/18, 6PM ET
Sun 6/19, 1PM ET
Mon 6/20, 9AM ET
Tues 6/21, 4PM ET
Thurs 6/23, 9PM ET
This week we honor 40 years of the METAL MASSACRE compilation LP, a collection of raw songs by the best of the American metal underground in 1982. Created by two fanzine editors using their minimum-wage job savings, the LP introduced the world to Metallica, Ratt, Steeler, Bitch, Cirith Ungol, Black ‘N’ Blue, and others, and became the basis for Metal Blade Records. Join us for a die-hard DIY session— and know your Roots!
Read about the Metal Massacre LP and its impact in SOUND OF THE BEAST: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal.
METALLICA – “Hit the Lights (first version)” from METAL MASSACRE
STEELER – “Cold Day in Hell” from METAL MASSACRE
BLACK ‘N’ BLUE – “Chains Around Heaven” from METAL MASSACRE
BITCH – “Live for the Whip” from METAL MASSACRE
MALICE – “Captive of Light” from METAL MASSACRE
RATT – “Tell the World” from METAL MASSACRE
AVATAR – “Octave” from METAL MASSACRE
CIRITH UNGOL – “Death of the Sun” from METAL MASSACRE
DEMON FLIGHT – “Dead of the Night” from METAL MASSACRE
PANDEMONIUM – “Fighting Backwards” from METAL MASSACRE
MALICE – “Kick You Down” from METAL MASSACRE
METALLICA – “Hit the Lights (second version)” from METAL MASSACRE
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.