Heavy Metal Radio

 
Welcome to a Monday. We’re those old fuckers that play those old heavy metal songs. METAL SHOP rolls out kick ass 80’s metal and hard rock 24/7.
 
All your favorites are always in the mix, including IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST, METALLICA, DIO, MÖTLEY CRÜE, MEGADETH, QUEENSRŸCHE, SCORPIONS, RATT, SLAYER, and more.
 
Listen also for the new ANTHRAX… ‘Evil Twin’ is coming up soon. The new album ‘For All Kings’ is excellent and cracked the U.S. Top 10 in its first week of release to land at position No. 9 on The Billboard 200 chart.
 
In a recent interview with vocalist Steve “Zetro” Souza of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS, he said “we’re not considered one of the [so-called] “Big Four” [of 1980s thrash metal, which consists of METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX], and I hate that phrase. METALLICA is by far the biggest band in the world, so to put the other three in that category? No disrespect to MEGADETH, ANTHRAX or SLAYER; I love all of those bands, but I lived in the Bay Area when metal was being born, and everybody wanted to be like EXODUS. That goes from POSSESSED, LEGACY, DEATH ANGEL. It was not necessarily METALLICA, it was EXODUS. So, to me, that was the band that innovated and started it out.”
 
Checkout this video an IRON MAIDEN fan uploaded of the official and bootleg merchandise stands at the band’s March 3rd concert at Palacio De Los Deportes in Mexico City. METAL SHOP’s Ralph Cartel noted that in Las Vegas, the official merchandise booth was out of control. In Mexico though, not a soul is buying a t-shirt inside the venue but if you go outside it’s a whole different story.
 
Former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider is currently on tour where he is performing ACCEPT songs one last time before he closes the chapter for good, saying “I wanna close, like a book, and say, ‘Okay, that’s it. I read it.’ Sometimes you have to come to an end with something. I wanna close up everything with ACCEPT. Click Here to read more and see video footage from Friday’s show in Jyväskylä, Finland.
 
Happy Birthday to Linda Jarota listening to METAL SHOP in Pennsylvania, Chris Hiles listening in Washington State, Tony Nicholl listening in the U.K., and Jorge Zorrilla Diaz listening in Peru.
 
Have a good one all and stay dry out there.
 
Slayer Raining Blood Weather Map
 

 
This Day In History (Dec. 6, 2003): METAL SHOP signed on 9 years ago today and HAIR BAND RADIO 5 years ago today! We’re just excited we’re still here.
 
Thanks to everyone who makes this go, including Ralph in L.A. bringing us the front row view at all the big shows. Most important though are the METAL SHOP Listeners… Thanks to everyone for listening and supporting the stations. We love bringin’ the Kick Ass 80’s Metal and Hair Band Hits to you everyday.
 
We’re off to stuff our face with birthday cake and brews.  Rock on!
 


On December 6th, METAL SHOP celebrated eight years streaming on the web via Live365.com and we’re thrilled to be one of the most listened to Rock Stations Online in the ‘metal’ genre.
 
A ‘Big Thanks’ to everyone who tunes in daily from your desktop at work or increasingly, with your smartphone or other mobile device. Live365 makes it easy with free mobile apps, so you can listen anywhere, even in your car!
 
So you get the audio on your mobile device, but what about the 80s Metal Hair news and other content available on the desktop version of the METAL SHOP website? Certainly, it’s tough to navigate on your iPhone or Droid.
 
As a result, a simpler version of the site was implemented using mobile website builder ‘DudaMobile,’ a free service that allows businesses and individuals a quick and easy way to convert their desktop site to a mobile site in only minutes.
 
Now, when you visit www.metalshoprocks.com or sister station Hair Band Radio at www.hairbandhits.com on your mobile device, you will be automatically forwarded to the mobile site, that features a lot of the cool stuff on the desktop version, including news items, photos, videos and more.
 
If you haven’t done so, please check it out. Your feedback is appreciated.
 
Thanks again for listening and Happy Holidays!