‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records’: new book excerpt available via LAWeekly.com

– August 28th, 2017 –

Los Angeles panel and signing with Brian Slagel, Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, John Bush, Joey Vera, Lizzy Borden, Betsy Bitch announced for Oct. 2nd

On August 29th, Metal Blade Records and BMG will release For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today.

For a preview of For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, please visit LAWeekly.com for an exclusive excerpt of the book: laweekly.com

To pre-order For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, please visit: smarturl.it/mbr35th – where an exclusive box-set is available, with the following contents:
For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records book
For the Sake of Heaviness cassette
–Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary bookmark
–bookplate autographed by Brian Slagel
* box dimensions: 9.375″ x 6.375″ x 1.25″

See below for the For the Sake of Heaviness cassette track-listing:
SIDE A
1. Fates Warning “Guardian”
2. Lizzy Borden “Lord of the Flies”
3. Omen “Holy Martyr”
4. Cirith Ungol “Black Machine”
5. GWAR “Gor-Gor”
6. Cannibal Corpse “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”
7. Six Feet Under “War Is Coming”
SIDE B
1. Mercyful Fate “Egypt”
2. King Diamond “Voodoo”
3. The Black Dahlia Murder “Funeral Thirst”
4. Unearth “Black Hearts Now Reign”
5. Amon Amarth “Twilight of the Thunder God”
6. Visigoth “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy”


For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they’ve accomplished, and where they’re going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue‘s career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist – twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads – from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show‘s Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.

On October 2nd at 7PM, Slagel will appear for a book panel and signing at Book Soup in Los Angeles alongside Eddie Trunk (Sirius XM; TV personality for That Metal Show), Don Jamieson (Stand-up Comedian and TV personality for That Metal Show), John Bush (Armored Saint), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Lizzy Borden (Lizzy Borden), and Betsy Bitch (Bitch). Please visit booksoup.com for more details.

Metal Blade Records online:
http://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records’: new book excerpt available via LAWeekly.com

– August 28th, 2017 –

Los Angeles panel and signing with Brian Slagel, Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, John Bush, Joey Vera, Lizzy Borden, Betsy Bitch announced for Oct. 2nd

On August 29th, Metal Blade Records and BMG will release For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today.

For a preview of For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, please visit LAWeekly.com for an exclusive excerpt of the book: laweekly.com

To pre-order For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, please visit: smarturl.it/mbr35th – where an exclusive box-set is available, with the following contents:
For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records book
For the Sake of Heaviness cassette
–Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary bookmark
–bookplate autographed by Brian Slagel
* box dimensions: 9.375″ x 6.375″ x 1.25″

See below for the For the Sake of Heaviness cassette track-listing:
SIDE A
1. Fates Warning “Guardian”
2. Lizzy Borden “Lord of the Flies”
3. Omen “Holy Martyr”
4. Cirith Ungol “Black Machine”
5. GWAR “Gor-Gor”
6. Cannibal Corpse “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”
7. Six Feet Under “War Is Coming”
SIDE B
1. Mercyful Fate “Egypt”
2. King Diamond “Voodoo”
3. The Black Dahlia Murder “Funeral Thirst”
4. Unearth “Black Hearts Now Reign”
5. Amon Amarth “Twilight of the Thunder God”
6. Visigoth “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy”


For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they’ve accomplished, and where they’re going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue‘s career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist – twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads – from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show‘s Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.

On October 2nd at 7PM, Slagel will appear for a book panel and signing at Book Soup in Los Angeles alongside Eddie Trunk (Sirius XM; TV personality for That Metal Show), Don Jamieson (Stand-up Comedian and TV personality for That Metal Show), John Bush (Armored Saint), Joey Vera (Armored Saint), Lizzy Borden (Lizzy Borden), and Betsy Bitch (Bitch). Please visit booksoup.com for more details.

Metal Blade Records online:
http://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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‘For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records’: new book excerpt available via Billboard.com

– August 21st, 2017 –

NYC panel and signing with Brian Slagel, Don Jamieson, Richard Christy, Jim Florentine, Trevor Strnad announced for Sept. 19th

On August 29th, Metal Blade Records and BMG will release For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records – written by label founder and CEO Brian Slagel with Mark Eglinton, and featuring a foreword by Metallica‘s Lars Ulrich. Celebrating the storied label’s 35th anniversary, For the Sake of Heaviness is an inside look at how Slagel built Metal Blade from a one-man operation in his mom’s non-air-conditioned garage to the preeminent international home of heavy music that it is today.

For a preview of For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, please visit Billboard.com for an exclusive excerpt of the book: billboard.com

To pre-order For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records, please visit: smarturl.it/mbr35th – where an exclusive box-set is available, with the following contents:
For the Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records book
For the Sake of Heaviness cassette
–Metal Blade Records 35th anniversary bookmark
–bookplate autographed by Brian Slagel
* box dimensions: 9.375″ x 6.375″ x 1.25″

See below for the For the Sake of Heaviness cassette track-listing:
SIDE A
1. Fates Warning “Guardian”
2. Lizzy Borden “Lord of the Flies”
3. Omen “Holy Martyr”
4. Cirith Ungol “Black Machine”
5. GWAR “Gor-Gor”
6. Cannibal Corpse “Stripped, Raped, and Strangled”
7. Six Feet Under “War Is Coming”
SIDE B
1. Mercyful Fate “Egypt”
2. King Diamond “Voodoo”
3. The Black Dahlia Murder “Funeral Thirst”
4. Unearth “Black Hearts Now Reign”
5. Amon Amarth “Twilight of the Thunder God”
6. Visigoth “From the Arcane Mists of Prophecy”

For the Sake of Heaviness pulls back the curtain to reveal the definitive look at how Metal Blade began, what they’ve accomplished, and where they’re going. Slagel reveals the early advice he gave that helped guide Motley Crue‘s career; how he helped Metallica replace their bassist – twice; his detailed work on Thin Lizzy and Alice Cooper re-issues; his behind-the-scenes role in the careers of Slayer, GWAR, Mother Love Bone, Alice in Chains, Faith No More, Goo Goo Dolls, and Lamb of God; and his unlikely ventures with kindred metal heads – from hockey star Ken Baumgartner, to celebrity chef Chris Santos, to The Howard Stern Show‘s Richard Christy, to comedians Jim Florentine, Don Jamieson and Jim Breuer.

On September 19th at 6PM, Slagel will appear for a book panel and signing at Rough Trade in NYC alongside Trevor Strnad (The Black Dahlia Murder), Richard Christy (Charred Walls of the Damned and The Howard Stern Show radio personality), and Jim Florentine (Stand-up Comedian and TV personality for That Metal Show). Hosted by Don Jamieson (Stand-up Comedian and TV personality for That Metal Show), please visit roughtradenyc.com for more details.

Metal Blade Records online:
http://www.metalblade.com
https://www.facebook.com/metalbladerecords
https://twitter.com/MetalBlade
https://www.youtube.com/MetalBladeRecords
https://instagram.com/metalbladerecords

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That Metal Show Dropped From VH1 Classic

Eddie Trunk from That Metal Show has released the following statement about the show being cancelled, but potentially still appearing in the future on a different network:

“A message to the loyal fans of That Metal Show from Eddie, Jim & Don: we are sorry to report that VH1 Classic will not continue to make any new episodes of That Metal Show.

“It has been an incredible run of eight years, roughly 125 episodes and some really cool specials. The global response to TMS has been simply amazing, and we will be eternally grateful for the support from the rock and metal fans that have showed us so much love. We truly would have never made it as long as we did without you!

“A huge thanks also to the great crews we had over the years both in NYC and Los Angeles, to our producer Jeff Baumgardner, and to all the executives at VH1. And finally, thanks to the hundreds of artists that joined us on our set, had fun with us, shared their stories and many, many laughs. From the biggest names in rock history, to the up-and-comers: we thank you all for being a part of it.

“Of course we very much want to keep That Metal Show alive, and with the blessing of VH1 Classic, we’ve got the keys to the show and are currently searching for a new home. We’re not sure where we’ll land, but we hope to be back in our studio and your living rooms as soon as possible. In the meantime, keep an eye out for us on the road and come say, ‘Hello.’

“Thank you for watching all these years, and we’ll keep you posted as soon as we have news to share.”

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Don Jamieson Releases New Album “Hell Bent For Laughter”

Don Jamieson’s “Hell Bent for Laughter” is available everywhere now. The album was recorded in December of 2013 at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Pleasant Beach, NJ.

You can pick up your own copy at iTunes here, or stream the entire album at Spotify.com. Don Jamieson comments:

“I’m really pumped to unleash my second stand-up comedy CD, ‘Hell Bent For Laughter,’on the masses. In this day and age of ‘fake outrage,’ Metal Blade never asked me to tone it down or soften anything up. So I didn’t.”

You can also see Jamieson live on these dates:

Stand-Up Comedy
03/28 Rochester, NY The Joke Factory
03/29 Rochester, NY The Joke Factory

Don, Jim, and Ed from That Metal Show Live on Stage
04/04 Seattle, WA Studio 7
04/05 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
04/11 Puebla, MX McCarthy’s
04/12 Ciudad de México, MX Casino Life

Stand-Up Comedy
04/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance

Don, Jim, and Ed from That Metal Show Live on Stage
05/03 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13

Stand-Up Comedy
05/16 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/21 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/22 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/23 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/24 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/25 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

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Don Jamieson’s ‘Hell Bent for Laughter’ is available now!

– March 18th, 2014 –

Don Jamieson‘s “Hell Bent for Laughter” is available everywhere today! The album was recorded in December of 2013 at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Pleasant Beach, NJ. The BYOB club, one of Jamieson’s favorites on the east coast, turned out to be the perfect venue for Don’s straight-forward, irreverent comedy! Fans can listen to the opening track from the album, including an intro from UFO’s Vinnie Moore and Jim Florentine at metalblade.com/donjamieson. An iTunes version with an exclusive bonus track is also available to download, and fans can also stream the album on Spotify!

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/album/id815907778
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5U7duUg8qu0C6v4zb4NhZO

Tune in to Nights with Alice Cooper tonight to hear a cut from “Hell Bent for Laughter“! Alice Cooper will also be giving away a few copies of the CD on air! Find out how to listen here: http://www.nightswithalicecooper.com/on-the-air/listen-now

Don Jamieson comments: “I’m really pumped to unleash my second stand-up comedy CD, ‘Hell Bent For Laughter,’on the masses. In this day and age of “fake outrage,” Metal Blade never asked me to tone it down or soften anything up. So I didn’t.”

Don Jamieson began his writing and stand up career nearly two decades ago as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV, helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore and Tom Green. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Inside the NFL.” Additionally, Jamieson co-stars on That Metal Show on VH1 Classic with Eddie Trunk and Jim Florentine. To date, That Metal Show is the longest running original program in the history of the network.

Don Jamieson’s previous album, “Live and Hilarious“, debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart among albums from Louis C.K., Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Tosh and more. The album also debuted at #17 on the iTunes comedy charts.

DON JAMIESON
Stand-Up Comedy
03/28 Rochester, NY The Joke Factory
03/29 Rochester, NY The Joke Factory
Don, Jim, and Ed from That Metal Show Live on Stage
04/04 Seattle, WA Studio 7
04/05 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
04/11 Puebla, MX McCarthy’s
04/12 Ciudad de México, MX Casino Life
Stand-Up Comedy
04/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Don, Jim, and Ed from That Metal Show Live on Stage
05/03 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
Stand-Up Comedy
05/16 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/21 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/22 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/23 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/24 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/25 Point Pleasant, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

Follow Don Jamieson at the following locations:
www.donjamieson.com
www.metalblade.com/donjamieson
www.twitter.com/realdonjamieson
www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial

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LAMB OF GOD’s Randy Blythe and Chris Adler to Guest ON VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show”

In anticipation of the February 27th worldwide release of the feature film, “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic?s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 p.m. This will be the first LAMB OF GOD visit to “That Metal Show”. The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the […]

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Appear On “That Metal Show”

In anticipation of the February 27th worldwide release of the feature film, “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 PM.

This will be the first Lamb Of God visit to “That Metal Show.” The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.

In addition, Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a weeklong special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.

“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to this location.

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Appear On “That Metal Show”

In anticipation of the February 27th worldwide release of the feature film, “As The Palaces Burn”, Randy Blythe and Chris Adler will appear on VH1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” on February 22nd, airing at 11 PM.

This will be the first Lamb Of God visit to “That Metal Show.” The host of the show, Eddie Trunk, conducts the 30 minute Q&A that will follow all showings of “As The Palaces Burn” in theaters and venues.

In addition, Sirius XM’s Liquid Metal (channel 40) will present a weeklong special on the film, February 21st through 28th. The special will feature newly recorded interviews by Jose Mangin with Blythe, Adler, and film director Don Argott.

“As The Palaces Burn” is now set for showings in over 25 countries in addition to the U.S. For a complete updated list of theaters, venues, and show times go to this location.

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Don Jamieson to release “Hell Bent for Laughter” next month!

– February 11th, 2014 –

Don Jamieson is set to release his second album on March 18th on Metal Blade Records! “Hell Bent for Laughter” was record in December of 2013 at Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club in Pleasant Beach, NJ. The BYOB club, one of Jamieson’s favorites on the east coast, turned out to be the perfect venue for Don’s straight-forward, irreverent comedy! Fans can listen to the opening track from the album, including an intro from UFO’s Vinnie Moore and Jim Florentine at metalblade.com/donjamieson. An iTunes version with an exclusive bonus track is also available for pre-order now.

Don Jamieson comments: “I’m really pumped to unleash my second stand-up comedy CD, ‘Hell Bent For Laughter,’on the masses. In this day and age of “fake outrage,” Metal Blade never asked me to tone it down or soften anything up. So I didn’t.”

Don Jamieson began his writing and stand up career nearly two decades ago as one of the young and talented comedy minds at MTV, helping to launch the careers of comics like Jon Stewart, Kevin James, Pauly Shore and Tom Green. Amongst his many accomplishments, Jamieson won an Emmy for his work on HBO’s Inside the NFL.” Additionally, Jamieson co-stars on That Metal Show on VH1 Classic with Eddie Trunk and Jim Florentine. To date, That Metal Show is the longest running original program in the history of the network.

Don Jamieson’s previous album, “Live and Hilarious“, debuted at #9 on Billboard’s Comedy Albums chart among albums from Louis C.K., Mike Birbiglia, Daniel Tosh and more. The album also debuted at #17 on the iTunes comedy charts.

DON JAMIESON
Gigs, appearances, and more
02/15 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom Don, Jim, and Ed from That Metal Show Live on Stage
02/21 Kenilworth, NJ 10th St. Live Hosts a Night of Heavy Bands
Stand-Up Comedy
03/14 New Hope, MN New Hope Cinema Grill
03/15 New Hope, MN New Hope Cinema Grill
03/28 Rochester, NY The Joke Factory
03/29 Rochester, NY The Joke Factory
Don, Jim, and Ed from That Metal Show Live on Stage
04/04 Seattle, WA Studio 7
04/05 Portland, OR Tonic Lounge
04/11 Puebla, MX McCarthy’s
04/12 Ciudad de México, MX Casino Life
Stand-Up Comedy
04/26 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
Don, Jim, and Ed from That Metal Show Live on Stage
05/03 Wilmington, DE Mojo 13
Stand-Up Comedy
05/16 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/17 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/18 Columbus, OH Rock on the Range
05/21 Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/22 Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/23 Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/24 Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club
05/25 Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ Uncle Vinnie’s Comedy Club

Follow Don Jamieson at the following locations:
http://www.donjamieson.com
http://www.metalblade.com/donjamieson
http://www.twitter.com/realdonjamieson
http://www.facebook.com/donjamiesonofficial

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