#52 February 1998


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Welcome to this weeks episode of Heavy Metal History.

This week we move forward to February of 1998. '98 is shaping up to be quite a year for metal releases, February alone has 2 of my favorite bands and records being released. Primal Fear continue the trend of Power Metal, Amon Amarth storm onto the scene with their epic and unique sound of Scandinavian “Viking” Metal. And one of the most under rated albums of all time, Morbid Angels “Formulas Fatal to the Flesh” was released, this album showcased such a ferocity and heaviness that is almost unparalled. And the legendary King Diamond released one of his best sounding albums with Voodoo and even has a guest solo with the legendary Dimebag Darrel.

And if you recall our February 1987 episode where we did a dramatic reading of King Diamond's "Abigail" (How cool that "Voodoo" was also released in February nearly 20 years later) we once again will do a dramatic reading, this time of King Diamond's "Voodoo" My friend Blaine, who was last heard on our Halloween special joins us for the reading. Thanks for listening and please rate and review us on iTunes or Spotify!

Records we discussed:

  • Primal Fear – “Self Titled

  • Amon Amarth – “Once Sent from the Golden Hall

  • Morbid Angel – “Formulas Fatal to the Flesh

  • King Diamond – “Voodoo


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