Iron Maiden is very much the ‘family band’ in my household. While all four of my kids like Black Sabbath and can all claim fandom on a handful of other metal acts, Maiden stands the tallest among them all. They are the only band (sans local acts) that all four of my kids have seen … More The Metal Dad’s Iron Maiden Album Rankings
It’s no secret that in our household very few bands are held in as high regard as Iron Maiden. The announcement that Maiden would be coming back to the U.S. this summer, and would be playing within driving distance of us, was met with sheer glee. A promise had been made many moons ago that … More The Iron Maiden Wish List
In previous iterations of this series I’ve sat my children down and had them listen to a track off a recent metal album that I had previously reviewed. Last time out I threw them a curve ball and played them my favorite track from 80s metal stalwarts, Warlock. Their reaction was a bit surprising – … More Childish Reviews #4: 80s Video Version
This month will mark the 30th anniversary of one of the worst nuclear disasters the world has ever known. The Chernobyl disaster was not the first nuclear accident, sadly, nor would it be the last. But when you talk about the Cold War and you talk about nuclear power gone horribly wrong there may be … More Chernobyl and The Nuclear Playlist
For anyone who missed the “non-metal” list, a little background first. I was asked the last couple years to compile an all-encompassing year end list and inevitably every year that list was weighted quite heavily in favor of all things metal. This year would not have been any different. So I decided that if I … More 2015 Metal Albums of the Year
Another weekly round up of select tracks from the family iPod. This week includes punk rock, death metal, bluegrass and more… Broads – The World May Be Over One of my current favorite acts in the world is Australia’s Broads, a duo comprised of songwriters and multi-instrumentalists, Kelly Day and Jane Hendry (who performed as … More Notes From The iPod Vol. 3
On the eve of the first day of the 2015-16 school year my 15-year old proclaimed at the dinner table that she planned on wearing the above pictured vest to school. It elicited two very different reactions from her two very different parents. Both responses were, frankly, predictable. I exhibited a somewhat controlled burst of … More The Battle of the Battle Vest
The short answer to the above question is: of course! Do your kids listen to some (or all) of the music you love? Then why would it be out of the ordinary for children of a metalhead to not listen to at least some metal? Oh right, because it’s metal… Truth be told, my four … More Do Your Kids Listen To This Stuff?