Episode 1: Brian Slagel

Brian is the founder and CEO of Metal Blade Records where he has released seminal albums from Slayer, Mercyful Fate, Cannibal Corpse, Amon Amarth, King Diamond, and Cryptic Slaughter to just name a few. Metal Blade was also the home to the iconic compilation series Metal Massacre which was the very first break Metallica ever received. He has penned the book For The Sake of Heaviness: The History of Metal Blade Records where he had some nice things to say about me so that’s pretty cool! You can find him on Instagram @brianslagel and his label @metalbladerecords