Episode 8 of season 14 of VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming “That Metal Show” is the heaviest show of the season as Kerry King of Slayer returns. Kerry sits down with hosts Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine to discuss the upcoming Slayer album, getting the rust off for the upcoming summer tour, and even reveals some information about material for another record exclusively on the show.
The second guest on the episode welcomes Lzzy Hale of Halestorm to the set for the first time. Lzzy appeared on the show last season via the Metal Modem and talks about the new Halestorm album. They recorded the new album in a church in Nashville all playing together live, something they have never done before.
The episode features the debut of Zakk Wylde from Black Label Society as the guest musician. Zakk has been asked to perform on “That Metal Show” every season and finally in season 14, he obliged. Zakk wowed the crowd with playing abilities while showcasing his new custom audio equipment, Wylde Audio. In a first for the show, Zakk played out the final segment of the show with an extended off-the-cuff solo arrangement.
One of the episode highlights comes in the “Stump The Trunk” segment this week. The audience questions Eddie again, but this time also comes under fire with questions from Zakk himself, Joe Hottinger from Halestorm, and even Ed’s own mother gets a stump in. “Take It Or Leave It” returns this week with the hosts debating the recent announcement of Skid Row’s new singer and they offer up their favorite new releases in the “Pick Of The Week.” The “TMS Top 5” looks at the Top 5 Zakk Wylde Songs and tracks like “Miracle Man,” “No More Tears,” “In This River,” and “Stillborn” all find their way in to the discussion.
Fans can watch all previous episodes and other exclusive bonus clips at ThatMetalShow.VH1.com and on the new VH1 app as well as the new “That After Show” segment, which discusses the guests’ love of sports and the weirdest thing they have ever seen from the stage on tour.
Season 14 will mark the return of some notable faces in hard rock/heavy metal and contain a large group of first timers as well. Some Season 14 guests will include “That Metal Show” alumni Kirk Hammett, Michael Schenker, Ace Frehley, and Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot. This season will also first-time appearances for Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad and Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides.
Known for having the best musicians in music perform each week on “That Metal Show,” Season 14 continues the trend. Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob is a TMS alum who will be making his TMS musical debut. TMS first timers will be Damon Johnson of Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders, and Nita Strauss of Alice Cooper/The Iron Maidens. Season 14 of “That Metal Show” consists of 12 all-new episodes and is shot at Metropolis Studios in New York City on Tuesday nights for broadcast that Saturday. Audience tickets for upcoming tapings are now available via Gotham Casting at http://gothamcasting.com/gothamrsvp/.
“That Metal Show” first premiered on VH1 Classic in November 2008 and since has become the only place for all things hard rock and heavy metal on cable television. The show has been visited by some of the biggest names in the genres including members of Black Sabbath, Van Halen, Metallica, Aerosmith, Pantera, Kiss, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Pearl Jam, Guns N’ Roses, Queensrÿche, Heart, and many more.
“That Metal Show” is a production of VH1 Classic. Lee Rolontz, Jeff Baumgardner, and Keshia Williams serve as executive producers for VH1.
VH1 Classic brings you the best metal, rock, soul and pop from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. The channel features the gods of rock – from Black Sabbath, Metallica, and Iron Maiden to Stone Temple Pilots, Pearl Jam, and Dire Straits – in marquee concerts and music specials, and of course, tons of classic music videos. Recent big events include “National Metal Day” (11.11) and “Metal Evolution”, an 11-part documentary series on the history of metal. When it comes down to it – all music should go to 11.