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The Rock Pit - Hard rock, Metal and Blues Interviews, news & reviews from Australia and around the world

THE ROCKPIT 2010 ROUNDUP – METAL BILLY

 

ALBUMS

 

 

1) Exodus - Exhibit B : The Human Condition


2) Armored Saint - La Raza

 

Jeff Duncan of Armored Saint says "Making "La Raza" was a pleasure. It was different to make than previous Armored Saint records in that the songs were already written and arranged by Joey Vera and John Bush. I absolutely love the songs and they made for an awesome canvas for me to create guitar solos on. Once again I am privileged and proud to be a part of another powerful offering that continues to be the legacy of Armored Saint. Much love and thanks to all of the fans and support worldwide."


3) Holy Grail - Crisis In Utopia


4) Accept - Blood of the Nations


5) Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare


6) High on Fire - Snakes for the Divine


7) Death Angel - Relentless Retribution


8) Slash - Slash


9) Overkill - Ironbound


10) Baptized In Blood - Baptized in Blood

 


11) The Sword - Warp Riders


12) Dew Scented - Invocation


13) Black Label Society - Order of the Black


14) Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier


15) Bullet for My Valentine - Fever

 

2010 Best Gigs

 

1) Machine Head / Devildriver - Metro City


2) Megadeth - Rust In Peace Live @ No Sleep Til Festival


3) Exodus - Amplifier Bar


4) Them Crooked Vultures - Challenge Stadium


5) Metallica / Lamb of God - Burswood Dome


6) Paul Dianno - Amplifier


7) Testament - Billboard Melbourne


8) Soundwave 2010 - Baroness / Trivium / Anvil / Anthrax / Clutch / *NOT* Faith No More


9) Bullet For My Valentine - Challenge Stadium


10) AC/DC - Subiaco Oval

 

2010 High Points

 

• Meeting thrash Guitar Legends Gary Holt and Dave Mustaine, and interviewing Chuck Billy
• Seeing three of the Big Four perform live ( all 4 if you include Slayer last year & next year ) and two of the “Next 4"
• Road trip to see Testament live in Melbourne
• Contributing slightly more to The Rockpit than 2009 and seeing the site grow
• Continued resurgence of Thrash Metal
• Staying alive

 

2010 Low Points

 

• Passing of Metal Legend Ronnie James Dio ( and Jimmy Sullivan of A7X late last year )
• Change of venue for Soundwave 2011
• Burswood Dome still a crap concert venue

 

2011 Anticipations

 

• New albums by Trivium, Black Tide, Machine Head and The Haunted
• Will the Big 4 play live in Australia ?
• Iron Maiden, Slash, QOTSA etc @ Soundwave
• More road trips
• Kyuss Lives!!
• The Rockpit Celebrity Wedding of the Year
• Death of Kyle Sandilands (hopefully)

 

THE ROCKPIT 2010 ROUNDUP – DAVID CARRUTHERS

 

 

1. Iron Maiden - The Final Frontier


2. Crashdiet - Generation Wild

 

David says “First album with vocalist Simon Cruz and hopefully not the last, Crashdiet have given us a mix of “Animalize” and “Slave to the Grind” and updated their sound for 2010. Songs like ‘Armageddon’, ‘Generation Wild’ and ‘Rebel’ will have you hooked in no time.”

 

3. Babyjane - Are You Listening


4. Slash - Slash


5. Murderdolls - Women and Children Last


6. Hardcore Superstar - Split Your Lip

 

David says “Hardcore Superstar don't disappoint us with this album, full of memorable hard and fast singalong choruses and a couple of great ballads. If you looking for an album to get you pumped for a night out look no further than songs like ‘Sadistic Girls’, ‘Split Your Lip’ and ‘Bully’.”

 

7. Crazy Lixx - New Religion


8. Armored Saint - La Raza


9. Vince Neil - Tattoos and Tequila


10. Black Label Society - Order of the Black

 

BEST GIGS…

 

1. Sebastian Bach - Local 269, New York
2. Iron Maiden & Dream Theater - Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto
3. Anthrax - Soundwave Festival, Perth
4. Kiss - Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto
5. Aerosmith - Air Canada Centre, Toronto
6. Ace Frehley - Metros Fremantle, Perth
7. Rush - Air Canada Centre, Toronto
8. AC/DC, Aerosmith, Slash, Cinderella.. - Download Festival, Donington
9. Ozzy & Halford - Air Canada Centre, Toronto
10. Megadeth & Testament - Molson Ampitheatre, Toronto

 

2011 ANTICIPATIONS…

- New KISS album and return to Australia
- Iron Maiden at Soundwave
- Hopefully some new music from Butler, Iommi and Appice
- New Sebastian Bach album

 

HIGH POINTS…

 

Murderdolls reunite and put out a killer album
The NWOSS (New Wave of Swedish Sleaze) continues to grow with great albums from Crashdiet, Hardcore Superstar and Crazy Lixx
Seeing Anthrax play their last "ever" show with John Bush

 

LOW POINTS…

 

The end of a Dream Theater era, with Mike Portnoy calling quits
RIP to many great rockers in particular Ronnie James Dio and Peter Steele
Ace Frehley's embarrassing performance of New York Groove at New York Rangers home opener

 

Want more? You can read each of our contributor's personal favourite albums, highs and lows of 2010 and anticipations for 2011...

 

Read The Rockpit Contributor's 2010 Roundup here

 

Read Mark Rockpit's 2010 Roundup here

 

Read Shane Rockpit's 2010 Roundup here

 

Read Todd Rockpit and Aaron Delbono's 2010 Roundups here

 

Read Jo & TJ's 2010 Roundup here

 

Read Steve Warsap and Paul Haddlington's 2010 Roundups here