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The Heavy Metal Box in Rocktober


09/20/07
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(PR) Rhino Entertainment will release The Heavy Metal Box on October 2nd. Heavy metal is not for the faint of heart. The songs don't want you to dance, shake, spin, or jump. They insist that you bang your head. Forget nuances or subtlety, heavy metal's main concern is kicking your ass.

Rhino dives into the mosh pit with a four-disc collection of musical wickedness that packs more fire and brimstone than an Aleister Crowley barbeque. The Heavy Metal Box invokes some of metal's biggest names with Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies"; Black Sabbath's "Neon Knights"; "Highway Star" by "the loudest group in the world," Deep Purple; Iron Maiden's "The Phantom Of The Opera" with singer Paul Di'Anno and "The Number Of The Beast" with singer Bruce Dickinson; Judas Priest's "The Ripper" and "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"; Metallica's "Whiplash" and uber-doom-ballad "One"; Megadeth's searing political statement "Peace Sells"; Slayer's soul crushing "South of Heaven"; and Pantera's marriage of metal and hardcore on "Cowboys From Hell." The boxed set also includes songs by Ted Nugent, Kiss, W.A.S.P., Diamond Head, Venom, Living Colour, and a pair of tracks featuring leather-lunged Lemmy Kilmister who appears on Hawkwind's "Lost Johnny" and Motorhead's "Ace of Spades."

The set will be offered in limited edition packing that resembles an amplifier. In a nod to Spinal Tap-whose song "Big Bottom" is included in the set-the faux-amp box features an authentic, turn-able Marshall knob allowing you to literally turn it up to 11. Arranged chronologically, the compilation gathers 70 choice selections from various record labels tracing the evolution of metal during its first golden age between 1968 and 1991. The Heavy Metal Box presents more than five hours of blistering fury guaranteed to send devil horn salutes in the air.

Track Listing Disc 1 1. "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" -- Iron Butterfly 2. "Summertime Blues" -- Blue Cheer 3. "Easy Livin" -- Uriah Heep 4. "Highway Star" -- Deep Purple 5. "Billion Dollar Babies" -- Alice Cooper 6. "Lost Johnny" -- Hawkwind 7. "Bad Motor Scooter" -- Montrose 8. "Working Man" -- Rush 9. "Man On The Silver Mountain" -- Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow 10. "Detroit Rock City" -- Kiss 11. "The Ripper" -- Judas Priest
12. "Cat Scratch Fever" -- Ted Nugent 13. "Lights Out" -- UFO 14. "Godzilla" -- Blue Oyster Cult 15. "Demolition Boys" -- Girlschool 16. "White Witch" -- Angel Witch 17. "The Phantom Of The Opera" -- Iron Maiden 18. "Neon Knights" -- Black Sabbath

Disc 2 1. "Ace Of Spades" -- Motorhead 2. "Am I Evil?" -- Diamond Head 3. "Nice Boys" -- Rose Tattoo 4. "Attack Of The Mad Axeman" -- Michael Schenker Group 5. "Denim And Leather" -- Saxon 6. "Blitzkrieg" -- Blitzkrieg 7. "Gangland" -- Tygers Of Pan Tang 8. "Witching Hour" -- Venom 9. "You've Got Another Thing Comin'" -- Judas Priest 10. "The Number Of The Beast" -- Iron Maiden 11. "Star War" -- Raven 12. "Say What You Will" -- Fastway 13. "Black Funeral" -- Mercyful Fate 14. "Animal (F**k Like A Beast)" -- W.A.S.P. 15. "Mean Streak" -- Y&T 16. "Holy Diver" -- Dio 17. "Queen Of The Reich" -- Queensryche 18. "Whiplash" -- Metallica

Disc 3 1. "Rock You Like A Hurricane" -- Scorpions 2. "Metal Health" -- Quiet Riot 3. "Into The Fire" -- Dokken 4. "Balls To The Wall" -- Accept 5. "Round And Round" -- Ratt 6. "I Wanna Rock" -- Twisted Sister 7. "The Boulevard Of Broken Dreams" -- Hanoi Rocks 8. "Big Bottom" -- Spinal Tap 9. "Midnite Maniac" -- Krokus 10. "I'll See The Light, Tonight" -- Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force 11. "Crazy Nights" -- Loudness
12. "Shake Me" -- Cinderella 13. "Watch The Children Pray" -- Metal Church 14. "To Hell With The Devil" -- Stryper 15. "A Little Time" -- Helloween 16. "Wrecking Crew" -- Overkill 17. "Caught In A Mosh" -- Anthrax 18. "Peace Sells" -- Megadeth

Disc 4 1. "Still Of The Night" -- Whitesnake 2. "Rock Me" -- Great White 3. "Talk Dirty To Me" -- Poison 4. "Bathroom Wall" -- Faster Pussycat 5. "Hall Of The Mountain King" -- Savatage 6. "Kiss Me Deadly" -- Lita Ford 7. "Hail And Kill" -- Manowar 8. "Trial By Fire" -- Testament 9. "Welcome Home" -- King Diamond 10. "South Of Heaven" -- Slayer 11. "One" -- Metallica 12. "Cult Of Personality" -- Living Colour 13. "Youth Gone Wild" -- Skid Row 14. "Cowboys From Hell" -- Pantera 15. "Beg To Differ" -- Prong 16. "Dead Embryonic Cells" -- Sepultura

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