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I don’t know much about bikes but apparently the bike above is called Threesome. Surely, you can imagine that this wasn’t what I had in mind when I went to look for a picture of a threesome.
But all that aside, it’s time for this week’s Weak Recap. What’s the deal with the threesome? Well, we decided to change the format a bit, with me asking the questions and Mark and Alex answering them.
We’re not homosexual. At least I’m not. I’m not sure about Mark and Alex, nor do I care really. It’s up to them what they want to do behind closed doors.
But you don’t give a shit either way, do you? Same here. So, just make the jump for a non-homosexual three-way interview about recent happenings in the world of Heavy-fucking-Metal.
Seven deadly sins, seven ways to win, seven holy paths to hell, and your trip begins. Seven downward slopes, seven bloodied hopes, seven are your burning fires, seven your desires… These are the words that open Iron Maiden‘s seventh album, the aptly titled Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. And what a way to open it is.
Released in 1988, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is the second Iron Maiden album to feature keyboards, it is the last to include guitarist Adrian Smith until Brave New World in 2000, and it is the band’s attempt at somewhat of a concept, almost Prog like, album.
We’ve been running this site for nearly a year now and we have yet to review a single Iron Maiden album, we just had a brilliant Friday Top 10 on the Maiden, so it’s about time we reviewed an album right? Make the jump to see what I make of the 1988 classic (bollocks I just gave away my verdict).
Iron Maiden are, without question, the greatest metal band of all time. Yes, I said it. If you don’t share my opinion,
you fail as a metal fan and I hate you then it’s perfectly fine. The originators of the genre, Black Sabbath, surely would have something to say about this title. You can also throw in Judas Priest and Metallica into the mix, as well.
I’ll be honest and admit composing a top 10 Iron Maiden list was quite a challenge. But after countless nights of no sleep and ridiculous pressure
and physical abuse from the Dose of Metal crew (to deliver the absolute best 10 Iron Maiden tracks), I actually succeeding coming up with a legit list.
So, what are you waiting for? Make the jump to view the 10 greatest Iron Maiden songs!
If you ever wanted to spend money on yet another item with Iron Maiden‘s name on it, you’re in luck. They’re releasing a photographic book with photos from John McMurtrie (their official photographer). This is what their website is saying:
“On Board Flight 666 charts the extraordinary journey of Iron Maiden in their specially customized Boeing 757, piloted by lead singer and airline Captain Bruce Dickinson. Traveling across 5 continents, twice around the globe to undertake two World Tours, John’s pictorial odyssey maps their progress from Ed Force One’s historic take-off in January 2008 on the groundbreaking Somewhere Back In Time Tour through to 2010/11′s The Final Frontier World Tour in support of their fifteenth and most successful chart studio album to date, The Final Frontier (August 2010) which reached No 1 in at least 28 countries.“
Read full post here.
They also give you an 18 page preview, which you can get here. They say “Warning: This is a spoiler!” near the link, as if this was the final book of Harry Potter or something, and god forbid should you find out how it ends (probably a photo of them getting off the plane or something). Relax, jeez.
Speaking of Maiden, tonight’s Top 10 will be Maiden-related, so make sure you check us out a bit later on…
The UK’s Metal Hammer hosted their very “special” awards ceremony, The Golden Gods, last night. We at Dose of Metal at times have considered hosting our own awards ceremony, but ultimately we’re just not self-indulgent or pretentious enough to attempt such a feat. Actually, it’s just we’re too lazy, poor and not big enough to pull it off. Instead though, we can just look at other award ceremonies, and criticize them, which is exactly what I’m going to be doing.
Winners include Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Rob Zombie and many more. Find the complete results, plus my own little thoughts and criticism below.
* Best New Band – The Damned Things —- Meh, debut was catchy, but overall fairly mediocre.
* Metal As F*ck – Nergal (Behemoth) —- No argument here.
* Best Underground – Primordial —- Also no arguments here.
* Dimebag Darrell Shredder(s) – Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE) —- Yeah, Gus is pretty awesome.
* Breakthrough Artist – Sabaton —- Who??
* Best UK Band – Iron Maiden —- Of course. Question though, do Iron Maiden win every year?
* Best Live Band – Skindred —- Skindred? Fuck off.
* Inspiration Award – Twister Sister —- Twisted Sister? No thanks
* Best International Band – Avenged Sevenfold —- Fuck off.
* Best Album – “Absolute Dissent” by Killing Joke —- Haven’t heard it yet, so unsure on this one, but I bet there’s better.
* Event of the Year – “The Big 4” coming together for first time ever in the U.K. —- Yeah, as a UK citizen, this is awesome.
* Riff Lord(s) – Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein (DOWN) — Down are great, but there’s a lot of riff lords I guess.
* Spirit of Hammer – Diamond Head — Yeah, I guess I’m cool with this.
* Icons – Judas Priest —- Undeniably deserving of the title.
* Golden God – Rob Zombie —- Rob Zombie sucks.
Well ladies and gentlemen, this is a very special edition of our Weak Recap. I know what you’re thinking; “but Mark, every week you do the Weak Recap is a special one” and you’d be right. But this week’s is particularly special, because this is the 13th week of our awesome weekly recap feature. That means we’ve managed to keep this up for over 3 months, with each week just getting better and better. And 3 months is quite an achievement since the longest I’ve managed to keep a girlfriend is 2 hours.
So how’s this week going to improve as opposed to previous weeks? Well, this time I’m going to be interviewing Alex, meaning you have the two sexiest writers of DoM together for the first time! I have no idea how you ladies out there are going to contain your excitement.
So women, make sure you have a fresh pair of panties at hand, because it’s time for mine and Alex’s awesome love making session. Erm, I mean it’s time for us to recap the week. Just make the jump already!
That’s what Bruce Dickinson thinks about his band Iron Maiden in comparison to Metallica.
In a recent interview with the UK’s Metal Hammer magazine, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson discusses how the band have managed to stay on top, and how “Iron Maiden are better than Metallica.”
You’ve just got to have a sense of fearlessness,” says Bruce. “I got into trouble for saying that we’re better than Metallica… and, it’s true! They might be bigger than us and they might sell more tickets than us and they might get more gold-plated middle-class bourgeoisie turning up to their shows but they’re not Maiden. I did say it’s a bit of a wind-up. I thought, if I’m going to turn into an asshole, I might as well, you know, go for it!”
I can see Bruce is probably being a bit tongue-in-cheek and just trying to play the asshole (I know I love to too), but I have to agree with him. I love both bands, I really do respect both for what they’ve done for Metal, but Maiden are the superior band in my opinion. Now feel free to flame me.
Remember when I posted my wacky comments on Kerrang! magazine’s Top 10 of the most influential rock bands of the last 30 years? Well, it’s time to post the metal equivalent of that Top 10, only we’re not limiting ourselves to time, so it’s the most influential bands of metal history.
Also, only metal bands can make the list. Not bands that aren’t metal themselves but influenced a wide array of metal bands, so exclude AC/DC, Deep Purple etc.
Now, make the jump to see if my list is better than Kerrang’s list.
In case you didn’t notice, we’ve been a bit busy lately, so we apologize for the lack of frequent updates.
You are seeing here an amazing clip of Iron Maiden live which should make you forget about how lazy we are.
Anyways, truly sorry for not updating this site as much as we should but we’re doing this for fun, we have jobs and personal lives to take care of too, so from time to time all of us will have busy schedules at the same time. Blah blah blah, enough corny shit, bitch.
Enjoy the Argentinian crowd singing “Fear Of The Dark” louder than the band.
So first off, I need to set the record straight. I’ve never bought or read a Kerrang! magazine myself, just like I’ve never read a Metal Hammer magazine. The only metal magazines I get once in a while are Nuclear Blast’s BLAST! magazine and a couple more Merchandising magazines. I’m informing you of that because I want to make clear that my following rant is not meant to be offensive towards a magazine I’ve never even read myself.
With that being said, Kerrang! magazine are having a Top 10 — about the most influential rock groups of the last 30 years — in their next issue and, at first look, it’s incredibly bad and people on other websites are already bitching about it. But you have to take three things into consideration before you make a judgement about said list.
- The list was voted by the readers of Kerrang! magazine, therefore it’s not Kerrang’s fault if the list is garbage.
- A Top 10 list, especially about a topic like that, is pretty hard to tackle and some people are always going to disagree with some, or all, of the places.
- Commenters on Blabbermouth are bitching. So fucking what? That’s all this site is known for.
Now, make the jump to finally see the list and to read my comments about each band, that made the list.