80s metal

Don Jamieson - Live and Hilarious (Metal Blade/Riot)

Don Jamieson – host of VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” and “comedian.” Only one of those statements is true. Guess which one?

Don Jamieson is a New Jersey boy. Bon Jovi comes from New Jersey. What’s the difference between Jamieson and Jovi? Jovi could probably entertain a crowd.

Tearing Down the World - Schmier, Destruction and thrash metal

One of the figureheads of the Teutonic Thrash movement, Schmier has nothing but an unquenchable thirst for thrash metal that has fueled him for over 30 years on the road, as he explains.

Destruction has been thrashing for a very long time. Almost 30 years in fact.

Veins Iced Over - The Awakening (Indie)

When is the last time you heard Testament and Judas Priest together in concert? If you never have had that experience then check out this album.
This album was a musically sound album from the guitar, to the drums, to the vocals everything fit into place as it should. I especially liked the use of speed in this album.

Stryper – Murder By Pride (Frontiers/Riot)

Grab your hairspray and your spandex pants as Christian Rockers Stryper put down their bibles and pick up their instruments to serve up one hell (oops) heck of an album. The 80s are back and they never sounded so heavenly.
Release Date: 
28 Aug 2009 (All day)

The first thing you have to do when listening to Stryper is admit that you’re prejudiced.

Silent Memorial – Retrospective (Limb/Riot)

Swedish outfit that tote the line ‘prog rock’ but don’t let that or the balding heads fool you – this is basically good 80s hair metal/AOR but with a lot more maturity.

Think Steve Vai era Whitesnake or Malmsteem era Alcatrazz, hell even those good moments that Journey pulled out, or any of those good AOR bands th