Did you miss this week’s Midnight Metal? Hear something and wonder “who was that? That was AWESOME! ” Here’s what you heard on this week’s edition of Midnight Metal:

Ion Dissonance – Perpetually Doomed: The Sisyphean Task
Iron Maiden – Aces High
Norma Jean – Spearmint Revolt

Amon Amarth – Get in the Ring
Overkill – Wrecking Crew
Old Man’s Child – In Torment’s Orbit
Final Confession – The Aftermath
Vader – Helleluyah!!! (God is Dead)
Lorna Shore – Cursed to Die

Dethklok – Go Into the Water
Pantera – We’ll Grind That Axe for a Long Time
Kardashev – Glass Phantoms


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Midnight Metal News – August 12th 2022

How different Megadeth’s debut album almost sounded, Lorna Shore announce some tour details, Phil Anselmo discusses the Pantera reunion and Brenden Small’s studio gets broken into this week in Midnight Metal News!


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  • What Megadeth’s Debut Album Almost Sounded Like

    David Ellefson announced last week that he’ll be joining other ex-Megadeth members Jeff Young and Chris Poland in October for a 4-stop tour, as The Kings of Thrash, where they’ll be playing the first two Megadeth albums in their entirety.

    Ellefson also mentioned that the tempo for many of the songs on Killing is My Business… And Business is Good were originally much slower. “The tempos were much, much slower. In fact, almost at a Black Sabbath tempo,” said Ellefson. “However, one day a fan letter showed up to our mailbox, addressed to Dave, which pleaded, ‘I hope your new band is faster than Metallica,’ and BOOM! That was it…” Just like that Megadeth went from groove to thrash.



  • Lorna Shore Tour Details

    One of the breakout performances from this year’s Lollapalooza was from deathcore outfit Lorna Shore and they’re capitalizing on it currently on their European tour.

    They’ll be back in the states this fall with Aborted, Ingested, Angelmaker and Ov Sulfur and hitting St. Andrews Hall on November 16th, just over a month after their new album Pain Remains drops on October 14th.



  • Phil Anselmo Discusses Pantera Reunion

    While everyone has had an opinion on the recently announced Pantera reunion happening in 2023, vocalist Phil Anselmo finally gave his point of view in a recent interview with The Pit.

    Dimebag and Vince always wanted this band to be a legacy band, to be massive and I know Dime and Vince would want the legacy and the name of Pantera to go on and on in everybody’s damn face,” said Anselmo. “That would be their biggest dream.”



  • Break-in at Brenden Small’s Studio

    This past weekend was the Adult Swim Festival Block Party, which featured the first Dethklok show in the last few years and just a few days before Metalocalypse creator Brendon Small discovered his Los Angeles studio had been broken into and was about 12 guitars shy.

    He tweeted out descriptions of the missing guitars in the hopes that fans can help him recover them. Small is also knee deep in writing a Metalocalypse feature film.



  • Midnight Metal News as Heard on This Week’s Episode

    Here’s Midnight Metal News, as heard on this week’s show!