In today’s episode JP sits down with five of the writers of SLUG’s weekly online exclusive metal feature, Napalm Flesh, to discuss the most influential metal albums of their lives. SLUG and Napalm Flesh writers Henry Glasheen, Megan Kennedy, Dylan Chadwick, Gavin Hoffman and Ricky Vigil discuss what albums had a profound effect on their music tastes and why they’re each so influential to the genre. The Heavy Metal Shop turns 25 years old this year and we’d like to hear some of your favorite memories from the shop! Call our voicemail line and tell us in detail for us to play on a future episode! Or give us a ring about something else from the show, drunk dial us, ask for our advice on anything, or just send us your feedback by calling our automated voicemail line at 858-233-9324. You may get played on the show!

Host: JP
Executive Producer: Angela H. Brown
Lead Producer: Gavin Sheehan
Associate Producers: Jeanette D. Moses, Ricky Vigil, Esther Meroño, Jonathan Paxton
Theme Song by Birthquake
Theme Producer: Jesse Ellis
Art Design & Logo: Thy Doan
Technical Designer: Kate O’Connor

Interviewers: JP
Music This Episode: Opeth, Converge, Carnivore, Burzum, The Lord Weird Slough Feg, Eagle Twin

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