Shuffle Mode – “The Metal Blade Edition” – 7/10/07

Tale Of The Tape:
Dell DJ 30 (1st gen)
3255 songs (275 full albums) 

I’ve been enjoying the Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary Box Set for the last week or so. It’s an excellent box set:

  • 9 CDs
  • 141 songs
  • 10 hours & 30 minutes long
  • CD #10 is a bonus DVD of 23 videos
  • full color historical booklet

So I dropped this in the Dell DJ so I could take it in the car and to the beach on vacation. It’s already in “shuffle mode” because of so many different bands and songs featured but the set goes chronologically. I like a broader scope so it’s shuffle time! Here’s the first 15 songs (band-song-year):

  1. The Crown – ‘Crowned In Terror’ – 2002
  2. Bitch – ‘Be My Slave’ – 1983
  3. Riot – Sons Of Society – 1999
  4. Fates Warning – ‘Guardian’ – 1986
  5. Omen – ‘Holy Martyr’ – 1986
  6. Brainstorm – ‘Meet Me In The Dark’ – 2001
  7. Metallica – ‘Hit The Lights’ – 1982
  8. Lizzy Borden – ‘Give’em The Axe’ – 1984
  9. Vader – ‘Wings’ – 2000
  10. Engine – ‘Alone’ – 1999
  11. Witchkiller – ‘Day Of The Saxons’ – 1984
  12. Cannibal Corpse – ‘Hammer Smashed Face’ – 1992
  13. GWAR – ‘Slaughterama’ – 1990
  14. Manowar – ‘Warriors Of The World United’ – 2002
  15. Mercyful Fate – ‘The Bell Witch’ – 1993

Bonus Track: Slayer – ‘Chemical Warfare’ – 1984

Current Playlist

I was on vacation last week so I got to organize my collection. After close to nine months of storage boxes and mixed order, I was able to display my CDs and see what I have. I did some digging and listened to these all last week:

  • Mercyful Fate – Don’t Break The Oath (1984)
  • Fates Warning – The Spectre Within (1985)
  • King Diamond – Voodoo (1998)
  • Metallica – Kill’em All (1983)
  • Riot – Restless Breed (1982)
  • Iced Earth – Alive In Athens (1999)
  • Manowar – Fighting The World (1987)
  • Hammerfall – Glory To The Brave (1997)
  • Hammerfall – Legacy Of Kings (1998)
  • Danger Danger -s/t (1989)
  • The Metal Blade Records 20th Anniversary 10 CD box set (2002)

I know the Danger Danger album seems a little out of place but ‘Bang Bang’ was a big time song back in my high school days. I remember hanging in the same parking lot night after night listening to bands like Danger Danger, Tora Tora, Extreme, XYZ, Tesla, and Skid Row. Brings back good memories…..