Episode 385: Album Autopsy – Metal Church’s The Dark – Part 2

In the second part of this Album Autopsy about METAL CHURCH‘s The Dark, former MC guitarist Craig Wells joins us again to discuss every track. We get into a few of the technical aspects of recording the album, what makes a great guitar solo, and one of his major regrets about his time in the band. He also tells us about David Wayne‘s no-nonsense sensibilities, how underrated Kirk Arrington really is, the album cover by legendary artist Don Brautigan, and we finish with some METALLICA touring stories in late 1986. Our very good friend Scott from Focus On Metal joins us again for this discussion about this classic album. Horns up!

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Metal Church’s The Dark

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Episode 384: Album Autopsy – Metal Church’s The Dark – Part 1

When metal was on it’s meteoric rise in popularity in 1986, METAL CHURCH released their album The Dark. Peaking at #92 on Billboard, it was a classic and influential album in the making. So we reached out to former MC guitarist Craig Wells who was more than happy to share stories about those days. In Part 1 of this Album Autopsy, Scott from Focus On Metal joins Roch and Craig for an educational conversation. We learn about the writing of the album in his grandmother’s garage, the best way to record a demo, what happened to MC’s deal with Elektra Records, and working with producer Terry Date. Horns up!

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Metal Church’s The Dark

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