Join us on a trip to Germany circa 1984-1988 when the lines between speed metal and power metal was blurring, and black metal was walking right beside it. We present a brief overview of our 3 principal genres around this time, discuss the foundation of Noise Records, it’s controversial founder, and the other men behind the scenes who made this music happen. 

Albums Discussed:

Running Wild – Gates to Purgatory
Helloween – Walls of Jericho & Helloween EP
Rage – Reign of Fear/Avenger – Prayers of Steel & Depraved to Black 
Blind Guardian – Battalions of Fear & Lucifer’s Heritage Demos
Paradox – Product of Imagination
Warrant – The Enforcer & First Strike EP
Mephisto – Mephisto
Airwolf – Victory Bells
Stormwitch – Walpurgis Night
Iron Angel – Hellish Crossfire
Attack – Danger in the Air
Atlain – Living in the Dark
Sweet Cheater – Immortal Instant
Brainfever – Capture the Night
Stranger – The Bell

Intro Music By Zud

Check The Playlist Here:

Bonus Black Metal Playlist 


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