September 9th, 2017
We're continuing our re-visitation of "Off the Rails Month", where we take a look at albums that seemingly came out of left field, with Judas Priest's tenth studio album, 1986's "Turbo". And we're bringing Jalyn Graham Owens (author of "Graham: the First Twenty") from "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" along for the ride. Upon its release, "Turbo" sold well initially and was Judas Priest's last platinum album, but sales quickly tapered off and it has since become a controversial album. But what of this album? Was it a fun mid-80's party metal album, or was it painfully commercial and gruesomely meaningless? Tune in to find out.
Check out "Graham: the First Twenty" right here.
Check out "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" right here.
March 11th, 2017
It took us 75 episodes, but we're finally going to discuss Judas Priest. Join us when we take our first dip into the catalog of the Metal Gods by delving into their 1980 breakthrough, "British Steel". While being the album that brought Judas Priest to the masses, "British Steel" has become a bit divisive among Judas Priest's fans as time has gone on. So, what of this album? Is it a NWOBHM classic or is it formulaic, overly pedestrian and overrated? Tune in to find out.
September 17th, 2016
It's Iron-Cast's 50th episode! And to celebrate we're going back to our motto of "We love our lists around here", by bringing you literally the mother of all lists. That's right, we're going to be reviewing the songs on a list made by mothers... The PMRC "Filthy 15". In 1985, the Parents Music Resource Center published a list of 15 songs that were recommended to be banned outright due to the content matter of those songs. Even though none of these songs were banned, they became a focal point of music censorship in the mid 1980s. Join us as we crack open this time capsule from 1985, have a chuckle over what was considered filthy back then and also see if these songs aged like wine or like bread. Also, we give our top moments of episodes 41-50.
If you want to know what was on the PMRC Filthy 15, you can check it out right here.