Battle of the Bands

Steve Glaveski

🎸 Welcome to the Battle of the Bands podcast! 🤘 We're a narrative form podcast that explores the iconic rivalries between legendary rock and metal bands and artists – from Megadeth and Metallica, to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. 🎵 Join us on this thrilling journey as we unravel the captivating stories, fierce competition, and epic battles that shaped the history of heavy metal. Each season, we'll delve into pivotal moments, albums, tours, lineup changes, and everything in between, taking you through a chronological exploration of the bands' careers. From their early beginnings to their rise to stardom and beyond, we'll dissect the music, lyrics, struggles, and personalities that made the bands we love. With in-depth research and expert analysis, we'll uncover the untold stories, backstage dramas, and creative processes that propelled these bands forward. Join us as we relive the adrenaline-pumping performances, groundbreaking albums, and unforgettable live shows that solidified their place in rock history. Whether you're a diehard of heavy metal, or simply a fan of music intrigued by the competitive spirit of rock and roll, this podcast is for you. So, grab your air guitar, turn the volume up to 11, and join us for an epic battle of riffs, solos, and pure shred energy. 🎧 Tune in to Battle of the Bands podcast, where the music never stops and the competition is fierce! 🤘 #BattleOfTheBands #IronMaiden #JudasPriest #HeavyMetal #RockAndRoll #MusicHistory #Rivalry #Podcast #MusicPodcast #RockPodcast #MetalHeads #LegendsOfRock #RockLegends #MusicAnalysis #BandBiographies #EpicBattles #RockCulture #LegendaryPerformances #Interviews #MusicInsights #BehindTheScenes #RockDocumentary #RockJourney #RockAndRollHistory #RiffsAndSolos #RockEnthusiasts #MusicAppreciation #metallica #megadeth read less


Judas Priest v Iron Maiden | 7 | Painkillers and Suicides
May 21 2023
Judas Priest v Iron Maiden | 7 | Painkillers and Suicides
In this exciting episode of Battle of the Bands, we explore the dynamic 80s landscape that transformed hard rock and heavy metal forever. From MTV's glam era to the grunge, thrash, and emerging death metal bands, this episode dives deep into the environment that shaped the rivalry between Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.  Discover the stories behind fan-favorite albums such as Maiden's "7th Son of a 7th Son" and Priest's "Ram It Down." Hear about the internal tensions, creative differences, and the infamous legal battle that Judas Priest faced regarding subliminal messages in their music.   Topics discussed include: - The impact of MTV on rock and metal - Emergence of grunge, thrash, and death metal - Iron Maiden's "7th Son of a 7th Son" album and its influence - Judas Priest's "Ram It Down" and the mixed reception - Adrian Smith's departure from Iron Maiden - Judas Priest's legal battle over subliminal messages - The creation and legacy of Priest's "Painkiller" album   Also mentioned in this episode: - Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, KISS, Whitesnake, Dokken, Manowar - Seattle Grunge Movement - Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson - Orson Scott Card (author of "7th Son") - Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, Iron Maiden - Columbia Records, Chuck Berry - Belnapp and Vance (Judas Priest fans) - CBS Records, Megadeth, Pantera, Annihilator --- Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski. Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.  --- Follow us on Twitter:   Sign up to our mailing list:  For advertising inquiries contact:  --- Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography, Heavy Metal Painkiller, were both used as references. Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, Kerrang!, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes from bands.  --- Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.