Classic Video Of The Week – Armored Saint

Posted in Classic VIdeo Of The Week on July 1st, 2015 by marsaries

In anticipation of episode 112 of the podcast which will feature the return of John Bush to the show, we bring you Can U Deliver off of the album March Of The Saint.

Get ready to hear all about Armored Saint’s great new album Win Hands Down, what it was like to play at Hellfest, running into Rob Halford, and being part of Metallica’s XXX shows.

To go back and pick up March Of The Saint, you can pick it up from the following locations:

Amazon

iTunes

Rakuten UK

FYE

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Bootlegs – Accept – Japan 1985

Posted in Bootlegs on June 26th, 2015 by marsaries

There have been a few lost interviews over the years, one of them was with Accept’s Wolf Hoffmann. The band has continued to put out great music, regardless of who is part of the band. Let’s turn the clock back to 1985 and check out the band live from Japan.

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Signals From Mars – School In Summer Time

Posted in Signals From Mars on June 26th, 2015 by marsaries

So earlier this week Dee Snider went on his podcast to defend his comments regarding AJ Pero After his passing. Look, that’s the thing about saying things in public, you’re always putting it out there for others to comment on, and possibly criticize your motives. I’ve seen people send Dee my comments via social media, and I hardly believe they affected him, but I’m sure there was an outcry by a lot of people with the same sentiment. I get where Dee is coming from, he’s hurt, and upset that AJ didn’t do what he felt was right. It is easy to criticize thing when you’ve never gone through them, it is easy to say “you should do this” but ultimately when forced into a corner, you may not do what you previously professed. My biggest issue is that AJ’s family was brought into all of this. Did anyone really need to know about his kids, girlfriend, or ex-wives? Could it not have just been easier on all accounts to just say “we’re doing this to help his family out.” End of story, no one is the wiser, and you come off like a million bucks, not like you’re trying to get press from a situation. I still have issues with him criticizing other bands for moving on without certain components. Twisted Sister had by some accounts between thirty to forty members before AJ joined, or are those die-hards, SMFs if you will, that went to the Fountain Ballroom, or other places in the NYC tristate area to see the band supposed to forget about seeing them back during their club days? It is still in my opinion hypocritical that he bashes others, while they’re out there with Mike Portnoy. But at the end of the day, his band, he can do as he sees fit.

So much has been discussed about Sammy Hagar and Eddie Van Halen these last few days. This is why podcast are a great medium, if you say something, it is there, it isn’t a ghost writer making things up to spice up your book, it isn’t a writer for some big magazine taking liberties in order to further their career. But I digress, I’ve had instances where people have said “you need to send me the interview in order to get approval to use anything I mentioned”. My first thought is, were you not part of this discussion? Did you say something you want to have omitted? Because I’ve done that plenty of times in the past, an artist will give me some info, and then says can you please remove that, it is going to be a surprise for our fans, the label doesn’t want to me mention this, or let’s discuss it off the record. I’m cool with that, and I get it, but if you’ve just finished talking to me for an hour, and if you can’t stand behind something you’ve mentioned, why say it to begin with? Getting back to Sammy and Eddie, VHND pointed out that in Sammy’s book RED has a few lines in it that pretty much corroborated the fact that Eddie fed Michael Anthony all of his parts. But Sammy has gone out of his way continuously bash EVH whenever he is promoting something, I just don’t understand that. So you keep professing that you had a career before the band, you were in Montrose, you recorded this, and that track, but every time you promote something, it all leads back to VH. If Sammy was never chosen to take over for David Lee Roth would people even care about Sammy? Is his solo career so chalked full of great tracks that he could get away with not playing VH? I am not really a fan, so I’m not sure I can truly be unbiased with my assessment, but I think he needs to play some of his VH hits to appease his audience. It is only a matter of time before Sammy is on his own reality show….oh wait, coming this fall is a Sammy reality show. It is why he is saying the VH brothers won’t allow him to use his music. Word from the grapevine is he has re-recorded versions of some of his VH hits, and now wants to use those instead of the originals on his show. If this is true it may not only be the brothers, but their publishing company as well. We’ll just have to sit back and wait to see how it all plays out.

As much as people enjoy complaining about Kiss and their issues, it seems like a lot of these bands suffer from the same issues, it isn’t exclusive to Kiss. VH, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, etc. It kills me that people don’t realize that their idols, that these super stars at the end of the day are all human, and suffer from the same human conditions, and issues the rest of us do. Polygamy isn’t legal, polyamory is frowned upon, but people expect that a four way, five way, or more person relationship to always be full of rays of sunshine and go on without a hitch. A lot of these bands are modern day carneys, a traveling band of misfits that are great when they’re entertaining, but are looked at as the lowest of the low when they’re out of the spotlight. It makes you wonder why people can form their own opinion on certain situations involving the same person. I can accept them under this circumstance, but not under this one.

Another thing I find amusing, a lot of sites have been posting lately, “can you believe this is so and so’s daughter?” No kidding, so and so married a supermodel, or had the kid with a hot stripper, why wouldn’t their offspring be good looking? They’re only half of the equation, and in most of the instances pointed out, their kids have turned out alright.

We are at the halfway point of the year, and there have been some great albums that have come out this year. Let me know what some of your favorites have been. As always you can leave your comments on our Facebook site.

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Podcast Episode 111 – Unleash The Archers

Posted in Audio, Feed, Interviews on June 24th, 2015 by marsaries

Interviews have returned to Mars Attacks Podcast, episode 111 of the podcast features Britteny Slayes of the Canadian power metal band Unleash The Archers. During the episode she discusses the lineup change that took place before writing and recording their latest album Time Stands Still. The differences between releasing albums independently or having a label like Napalm Records behind them. What it was like to film the video for Tonight We Ride, and a whole slew of other topics. The interview begins at roughly the half hour mark.

During the episode you will hear samples of music by Unleash The Archers, Fear Factory and Overkill. Support the bands you love by purchasing their music, feel free to purchase any of the albums in questions from the following links:

Unleash The Archers

Amazon

iTunes

CD Universe

Rakuten.co.uk

Fear Factory

Amazon

iTunes

Rakuten.co.uk

Overkill

Amazon

iTunes

Second Spin

The episode can be streamed or downloaded from here:

Download From iTunes
Download From Stitcher

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Classic Video Of The Week – Zebra – Tell Me What You Want

Posted in Classic VIdeo Of The Week on June 24th, 2015 by marsaries

A track that comes off of their debut self-titled album Zebra, this is the Long Island band’s second video off of this album. Who’s Behind The Door was the first video, and back then in the 80s you had bands whose videos continued one another. So in this video you see a nod to Who’s Behind The Door, I guess this practice went away when bands slowed down their production of videos. The band was heralded as the American Rush, as the next big thing to a lot of people, but record deals, a shift in what labels wanted at the time, the Bon Jovi, glam metal influence, that escaped a band that had more to do with Led Zeppelin or the Beatles than 80s pop-metal. The band has always had a hardcore following in the north east, and although there have been health issues with members of the band, they still manage to do very well with their reunion shows.

If you want to check out Zebra’s great debut album, you can pick it up from the following locations:

Amazon

iTunes

CD Universe

FYE

Second Spin

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Monday Morning Questions – Symphonic Copy Cats

Posted in Monday Morning Questions on June 22nd, 2015 by marsaries

So a few weeks back Tuomas Holopainen of Nightwish mentioned that in an interview that “I’ve never come across a Nightwish copycat band.” This is a bit of chicken or the egg, as there are tons of bands, tons of symphonic metal bands that sound similar to Nightwish in my opinion, I literally laughed when I read the statement. What do you guys think, are there other bands that sound similar or is Tuomas right?

Leave your comments on our facebook page which can be found here.

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Bootleg – Angelus Apatrida

Posted in Bootlegs on June 18th, 2015 by marsaries

Angelus Apatrida recently did a live showcase for the Spanish equivalent of PBS, BBC or any other state run or funded television network. They are no strangers to doing so, but I wanted to present their latest appearance which was made available earlier this week.

Although the band’s latest album Hidden Evolution was a digital only release in the US, you can also purchase the album on import CD or Vinyl. Check out the following retailers for all of your options. Amazon iTunes Rakuten.co.ukFYESecond Spin

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New Track Spotlight – Fear Factory – Soul Hacker

Posted in New Track Spotlight on June 17th, 2015 by marsaries

Fear Factory is about to unleash Genexus, they have as a result released a lyric video for the track Soul Hacker. For those of you that have followed the show know that this along with Armored Saint’s Win Hands Down are probably the two most anticipated albums of 2015. Check out Soul Hacker.

Here is a teaser for Genexus:

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Classic Video Of The Week – Triumph – Follow Your Heart

Posted in Classic VIdeo Of The Week on June 17th, 2015 by marsaries

This goes out to all of our friends that reside or originally came from the Great White North, Canada. Another band that was huge back in the day, but went their separate ways up until recently when some reunion shows did finally take place. But as soon as the band came back, they went quickly away once more. In any event, enjoy the video!

Help the podcast out, and support the bands you love at the sametime, pick up Triumph’s album Thunder Seven from Amazon iTunes CD UniverseFYE and used from Second Spin or FYE

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New Blood Spotlight – King Destroy

Posted in New Blood Spotlight on June 16th, 2015 by marsaries

One of the problem with being a one man show is keeping up with the Joneses per say. King Destroy is something that I received a few months back and had in a list of albums to check out. Although the band is made up of components of various NYC bands, this is the first time I have come across the band, so it falls into that “new to me” category. In any event check out the track Smokey Robinson from their self-titled album.

To keep up with the band follow them on Twitter, facebook and bandcamp.

You can pick their album up from their bandcamp site, Amazon, or iTunes.

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