Album Art Exploration Articles 

Vic Rattlehead: A History of the Megadeth Mascot

Vic Rattlehead has been the face of Megadeth since day one. Even before scoring a record deal, Dave Mustaine had a clear vision for his mascot. The 1984 demo Last Rites proudly displayed a crude rendering of Vic on the cassette insert. Combat records quickly inked a deal with Megadeth and released Killing is my Business…and Business is Good! Unfortunately Vic’s entry into the national spotlight did not go as planned. Fans may love the inaugural Vic Rattlehead but the band was far from happy. Dave Mustaine claims he has…

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Articles Observations and Musings 

Metallica Damage Inc. Tour – Jason Newsted’s Second Gig

The rise of You Tube has allowed unprecedented access to bootleg concert footage. Once the sole domain of grainy VHS tapes, fans can now watch virtually any recorded performance online. Occasionally, a unique moment is captured on film. Such is the case with Metallica’s 1986 Anaheim, California show at the now defunct Jezebel’s. Jason Newsted touring behind Master of Puppets gives the concert historical significance. It had been barely over a month since Cliff passed away and Anaheim was Jason’s second appearance with the band. Metallica are back on the…

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Danzig Concert Review – How The Gods Kill 25th Anniversary Tour – Philadelphia, PA 9-8-2017

Danzig will be performing How the Gods Kill in its entirety at the 2017 Riot Fest. Given Glenn’s displeasure with extensive touring, those unable to travel were disappointed to miss a historic show. Fortunately, east coast fans had their wishes granted with the announcement of a mini tour in the days leading up to the festival. A short blurb on the venue website promised “many” songs from How the Gods Kill along with other fan favorites. I arrived at the Philadelphia show in time to catch a stellar set from…

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