031 - 'METALLICA' (THE BLACK ALBUM) WITH CALVIN LEVER

'My Classic Album' is "off to Never Never Land" as we celebrate 'Metallica', the self titled 1991 album that millions the world over know simply as The Black Album.

Mike is joined by Calvin Lever; rhythm guitarist of UK metal band Night Screamer. Mike and Calvin discuss the importance of The Black Album in their own lives while exploring how the personal lives of Metallica along with their relationship with producer Bob Rock led to one of the biggest selling albums in music history.

 

How did Chris Issak serve as an influence on the likes of 'Nothing Else Matters' and 'The Unforgiven'?

 

Which song's lyrics originally dealt with cot death?

 

What exactly is the Tent of Doom?

 

PLUS Mike plays a track from Night Screamer's debut album 'Dead of Night'. Plenty to get your teeth in to on this bumper edition of 'My Classic Album'. 

 

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Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese

'March of the Dead' by Night Screamer taken from their debut album 'Dead of Night' available at www.nightscreamer.bandcamp.com

026 - 'SHOUT AT THE DEVIL' WITH TIM KING

Children of the Beast rejoice! SOiL's Tim King joins Mike to talk about his chosen classic album 'Shout At The Devil' by Mötley Crüe!

Tim's story with the album started in the playground at 11 years old and from that moment his own journey into metal began. As for the Crüe, the controversy surrounding this album and the great songs on it proved the breakthrough towards a truly memorable career for the band which has recently been immortalised in Netflix movie 'The Dirt'.

 

What paranormal event caused Nikki Sixx to ditch original album name 'Shout WITH the Devil'?

Which of the songs on the album has the distinction of being part of the infamous Filthy Fifteen?

What is Tim's initiation to find a true Mötley Crüe fan?

 

These questions and more will be answered on this edition of 'My Classic Album'.

 

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Music Credits: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese

021 - 'HOLY DIVER' WITH BLAZE BAYLEY

We've been gone too long in the midnight sea but 'My Classic Album' is back for a second season and we can't help but 'Stand Up and Shout' about our first episode!

Mike is joined by former Iron Maiden front man Blaze Bayley who brings with him one of the most celebrated metal albums of all time in Dio's debut 'Holy Diver'. Hear Blaze's incredible story from his days of working in a hotel listening to 'Holy Diver' to touring the world as part of Iron Maiden with Ronnie James Dio in tow! Mike and Blaze also talk about the story of how Ronnie went from leaving Black Sabbath, to recording a debut with the likes of Vinny Appice, Jimmy Bain and Vivian Campbell that would be remembered and beloved by metal fans for years to come.

How did Vinny Appice achieve the iconic drum sound on the album?

Who recorded Blaze's favourite cover version of 'Stand Up and Shout'?

Which song on 'Holy Diver' nearly didn't make the album as Ronnie James Dio was intent on destroying the tape? 

All this and more will be revealed on this episode of 'My Classic Album'.

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Music Credit: 'This Is Rock' by Silvia Marchese