CLEOPATRA RECORDS DVD/CD RELEASE: Kings Of Thrash – Best Of The West: Live At The Whisky A Go Go (2022)

If you grew up loving metal in the 80s, you probably were into the Bay Area thrash scene. This two CD and one DVD set has Megadeth guitarists David Ellefson and Jeff Young, along with Fred Leong and Chaz Aching, as well as an appearance by Megadeth bassist Chris Poland playing some of the best songs from that band.

The CDs include the following songs:

DISC 1

1. Last Rites
2. Rattlehead
3. The Skull Beneath The Skin
4. Good Mourning / Devil’s Island
5. Wake Up Dead
6. 502
7. In My Darkest Hour

DISC 2
1. Orange Light
2. Into The Lungs Of Hell
3. Set The World Afire
4. Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good
5. Chosen Ones
6. Liar
7. Hook In Mouth
8. Mechanix
9. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
10. Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?

The live DVD has a set at the Whiskey-A-Go-Go on October 15, 2022 with the band blasting through the following Megadeath tracks:

1. Last Rites
2. Rattlehead
3. The Skull Beneath The Skin
4. Good Mourning / Devil’s Island
5. Wake Up Dead
6. 502
7. In My Darkest Hour
8. Orange Light
9. Into The Lungs Of Hell
10. Set The World Afire
11. Killing Is My Business…And Business Is Good
12. Chosen Ones
13. Liar
14. Hook In Mouth
15. Mechanix
16. These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
17. Peace Sells…But Who’s Buying?

Kings of Thrash have been touring and playing Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good! and So Far, So Good… So What! — as well as some of Peace Sells… They’re also recording some of their own original music, which is exciting. If you’re into the music of this era and want to enjoy fast riffs without having to hear Dave Mustaine sing — a bonus for me — then you’ll enjoy this set.

Also, full disclosure, I know that Ellefson has had a controversial moment in 2021 yet it seems all charges were dismissed. Being a metal fan is rough — especially extreme metal — but I figure it should at least be mentioned before I get a bunch of comments about it.

You can learn more about the Kings of Thrash on their official site and buy this from MVD.

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