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I speak with Metal Blade Records head honcho Brian Slagel about the start of the thrash metal scene in the 80’s, and the foundations of bands including Metallica and Slayer.

Brian provides his insights on how record companies are surviving these days, where that income comes from, and the issues surrounding digital streaming.

He also sheds light on some of the questions within the metal scene including the mystery surrounding Slayer’s “Live Undead”, if Slayer will carry on, and the legal issues surrounding Polish black metal band Batushka.

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