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Battle of the Bands

Steve Glaveski

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🎸 Welcome to the Battle of the Bands podcast! 🤘 We're a narrative form podcast that explores the iconic rivalries between legendary rock and metal bands and artists – from Megadeth and Metallica, to Iron Maiden and Judas Priest. 🎵 Join us on this thrilling journey as we unravel the captivating stories, fierce competition, and epic battles that shaped the history of heavy metal. Each season, we'll delve into pivotal moments, albums, tours, lineup changes, and everything in between, taking you through a chronological exploration of the bands' careers. From their early beginnings to their rise to stardom and beyond, we'll dissect the music, lyrics, struggles, and personalities that made the bands we love. With in-depth research and expert analysis, we'll uncover the untold stories, backstage dramas, and creative processes that propelled these bands forward. Join us as we relive the adrenaline-pumping performances, groundbreaking albums, and unforgettable live shows that solidified their place in rock history. Whether you're a diehard of heavy metal, or simply a fan of music intrigued by the competitive spirit of rock and roll, this podcast is for you. So, grab your air guitar, turn the volume up to 11, and join us for an epic battle of riffs, solos, and pure shred energy. 🎧 Tune in to Battle of the Bands podcast, where the music never stops and the competition is fierce! 🤘 #BattleOfTheBands #IronMaiden #JudasPriest #HeavyMetal #RockAndRoll #MusicHistory #Rivalry #Podcast #MusicPodcast #RockPodcast #MetalHeads #LegendsOfRock #RockLegends #MusicAnalysis #BandBiographies #EpicBattles #RockCulture #LegendaryPerformances #Interviews #MusicInsights #BehindTheScenes #RockDocumentary #RockJourney #RockAndRollHistory #RiffsAndSolos #RockEnthusiasts #MusicAppreciation #metallica #megadeth
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05/25/23 • 47 min

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My guest in this special encore episode of Battle of the Bands: Judas Priest v Iron Maiden is rock and metal historian, Martin Popoff.

Popoff has penned more than 110 books on rock and metal, including a dozen on Priest and Maiden, so who better to discuss the band’s rivalry than him?

We discuss Popoff’s journey in metal, his creative possess, when he discovered Maiden and Priest, Priest’s flirting with commercial sounds, the 1990 court case, why Maiden has been more commercially successful, his thoughts on the Ripper snub, latter day album releases, KK’s split with Priest, and which band he would choose if he could pick only one to listen to on a deserted island.

With that, here’s my conversation with the one and only Martin Popoff.

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05/25/23 • 47 min

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06/08/23 • 18 min

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In this episode of our mini season on Mayhem v Burzum, churches burn and Varg pays Euronymous a fateful visit in the middle of the night.

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Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

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Lords of Chaos, Metal Injection, Louder Sound, Blabbermouth, Rolling Stone, and Loudwire.

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Quotes heard throughout this were AI-generated recreations of words said on the record by band members and other participants.

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06/08/23 • 18 min

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05/21/23 • 13 min

We kick off episode 8 in 1992 with Maiden's Fear of the Dark, before navigating the loss of frontmen in both camps, and Rob Halford's coming out as gay at the close of the decade.

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Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

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Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography, Heavy Metal Painkiller, were both used as references.

Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, Kerrang!, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes from bands.

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Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.

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05/21/23 • 13 min

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05/19/23 • 11 min

Episode 6 kicks off in 1984, and sees us venturing somewhere back in time to Ancient Egypt, and playing with synth guitars on Turbo Lover.

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Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

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Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography, Heavy Metal Painkiller, were both used as references.

Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, Kerrang!, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes from bands.

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Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.

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05/19/23 • 11 min

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05/18/23 • 9 min

Episode 5 kicks off in late '82, and tracks Maiden's rise to world domination with Piece of Mind, while Judas Priest have their run in with the PMRC.

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Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

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Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@battlebandspod

For advertising inquiries contact: [email protected]

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Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography, Heavy Metal Painkiller, were both used as references.

Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, Kerrang!, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes from bands.

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Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.

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05/18/23 • 9 min

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05/18/23 • 16 min

Episode 4 kicks off in late '80, taking us through the firing of Dennis Stratton and Paul DiAnno, and the release of two iconic albums from both Maiden and Priest.

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Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

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Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@battlebandspod

For advertising inquiries contact: [email protected]

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Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography, Heavy Metal Painkiller, were both used as references.

Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, Kerrang!, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes from bands.

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Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.

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05/18/23 • 16 min

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05/17/23 • 18 min

Episode 2 kicks off in 1973 and takes us right through to 1978.

Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography Heavy Metal Painkiller were both helpful.

Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes.

For advertising inquiries contact: [email protected]

Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.

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05/17/23 • 18 min

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05/17/23 • 10 min

Episode 3 kicks off in 1978, taking us through to 1980 and the commercial success of both British Steel and Iron Maiden's self titled album.

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Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography Heavy Metal Painkiller were both helpful.

Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes.

For advertising inquiries contact: [email protected]

Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.

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05/17/23 • 10 min

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05/15/23 • 13 min

We're back!

And we're traveling back in time to the early days of two legendary British heavy metal bands - Judas Priest and Iron Maiden. These pioneering groups would later become global icons, but their humble beginnings were marked by struggle, perseverance, and a burning passion for music. This is the genesis of their riveting story.

Episode 1 takes us way back to the late 1960s.

Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Quoted voices are AI-generated recreations of words said and captured in print by respective individuals.

A product of No Filter Media.

Sources: Too many to mention, but Steve Harris quotes in this episode are taken from Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills.

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05/15/23 • 13 min

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05/21/23 • 12 min

In this exciting episode of Battle of the Bands, we explore the dynamic 80s landscape that transformed hard rock and heavy metal forever.

From MTV's glam era to the grunge, thrash, and emerging death metal bands, this episode dives deep into the environment that shaped the rivalry between Iron Maiden and Judas Priest.

Discover the stories behind fan-favorite albums such as Maiden's "7th Son of a 7th Son" and Priest's "Ram It Down." Hear about the internal tensions, creative differences, and the infamous legal battle that Judas Priest faced regarding subliminal messages in their music.

Topics discussed include:

The impact of MTV on rock and metal

Emergence of grunge, thrash, and death metal

Iron Maiden's "7th Son of a 7th Son" album and its influence

Judas Priest's "Ram It Down" and the mixed reception

Adrian Smith's departure from Iron Maiden

Judas Priest's legal battle over subliminal messages

The creation and legacy of Priest's "Painkiller" album

Also mentioned in this episode:

Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, KISS, Whitesnake, Dokken, Manowar

Seattle Grunge Movement

Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson

Orson Scott Card (author of "7th Son")

Adrian Smith, Janick Gers, Iron Maiden

Columbia Records, Chuck Berry

Belnapp and Vance (Judas Priest fans)

CBS Records, Megadeth, Pantera, Annihilator

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Written, recorded, produced, and narrated by Steve Glaveski.

Battle of the Bands is a No Filter Media production.

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Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/@battlebandspod

Sign up to our mailing list: https://battleofthebandspod.com

For advertising inquiries contact: [email protected]

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Sources: Too many to mention, but Mick Wall's awesome Iron Maiden biography, Run To The Hills, and Martin Popoff's excellent Judas Priest biography, Heavy Metal Painkiller, were both used as references.

Other publications such as Loudwire, Louder Sound, Metal Injection, Kerrang!, and of course, Wikipedia, were used in sourcing interesting anecdotes and quotes from bands.

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Disclosure: Quotes voiced in this episode are AI-generated recreations of on-the-record quotes by respective band members and individuals.

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05/21/23 • 12 min

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FAQ

How many episodes does Battle of the Bands have?

Battle of the Bands currently has 31 episodes available.

What topics does Battle of the Bands cover?

The podcast is about Rap, Music, Music History, Popculture, Metal, Entertainment, Podcasts and Hiphop.

What is the most popular episode on Battle of the Bands?

The episode title 'Judas Priest v Iron Maiden | ENCORE | Martin Popoff Interview' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on Battle of the Bands?

The average episode length on Battle of the Bands is 17 minutes.

How often are episodes of Battle of the Bands released?

Episodes of Battle of the Bands are typically released every day.

When was the first episode of Battle of the Bands?

The first episode of Battle of the Bands was released on Aug 11, 2020.

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