RidingEasy Records, the label behind the Brown acid garage-rock and proto-metal compilation, dive into the golden age of heavy metal with a new collection called Scrap Metal, Vol. 1.
Subtitled “Excavated Heavy Metal From the Era of Excess”, the Scrap The compilation features nine breathtaking and breathtaking tracks from underground heavy metal acts across North America that were performed and recorded with minimal success throughout the 1980s. Songs run the gamut from New Wave of British Heavy Metal to thrash to glam metal, nodding to titans of the time like Motley Crue and Iron Maiden.
We have an exclusive premiere of an extraordinary track by Scrap Metal, Vol. 1, the charming track “69 in a 55” by the power metal quartet Air Raid from the Bay Area. You can listen to it below.
“69 in a 55” is a rock solid performance from Air Raid, which included the track on their only outing, both songs Strength of the Rock 7 “, in 1983. Singer and guitarist Tommy” Thrasher “Merry barks excitedly over supple riffs, harmonized guitar solos and swing rhythms pulled straight from the Killers– era of Iron Maiden playbook.
Other highlights from Scrap Metal, Vol. 1 include “The Power,” a swashbuckling glam-thrash hybrid from River Vale, NJ’s Resless (yes, that’s spelled correctly) and “Iron Curtain,” a traditional Cold War-inspired metal blitzkrieg from the New York quintet Czar .
Scrap Metal, Vol. 1 arrives November 12 and is available for preorder now. You can see the full list of tracks below.
Various artists, ‘Scrap Metal, Vol. 1 ‘List of Tracks
1. Quick tears, “Headbang”
2. Air raid, “69 in a 55”
3. Resless, “The Power”
4. Don Cappa, “Steel City Metal”
5. The beast, “As enemy”
6. Dead silence, “I can’t stop”
7. Hazardous waste, “Danger zone”
8. Tsar, “Iron Curtain”
9. Real Steel, “Queen of the Vikings”
Listen to ’69 in a 55 ‘by Air Raid
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