Metal Will Never Die: The Official Bootleg Box Set 1981-2010 4CD
- Order number: 34532
- Band/Artist: RODS
- Format: CD
- Genre: HARDROCK
- Erscheinungsdatum: 25.02.2022
Four CD box set of live recordings by the unashamedly heavy metal legends The Rods
A raw and often uncompromising set of illicitly made and under the counter sold - Featuring live sets from the early ‘80s and more recently 2009 and 2010
Formed in 1980, in Cortland, New York by David “Rock” Feinstein (guitar & vocals), Steven Starmer (bass & vocals) and Carl Canedy (drums & vocals). Feinstein had originally come to the musical arena with his more famous cousin Ronnie James Dio in the rock band ELF.
The Rods’ debut album, ‘Rock Hard’, was released in 1980, retitled simply ‘The Rods’ the following year, it was swiftly followed by the ‘Full Throttle’ EP, material from these releases making up the bulk of CD One which was recorded across two concerts in 1981 and 1982 in HM stronghold, El Paso, Texas.
Finding champions in the rock and metal press, especially UK’s Kerrang! magazine, they released the ‘Wild Dogs’ LP in 1982, their rising popularity making them the perfect opening act for Iron Maiden on their Beast On The Road UK tour, which is captured here on CD Two.
A highly prolific band throughout the early 1980s, they released ‘In The Raw’ (1983), ‘The Rods Live’ (1983), ‘Let Them Eat Metal’ (1984) and ‘Heavier Than Thou’ (1986), shortly after which The Rods went their separate ways for more than two decades.
Reunited in 2008 with the Feinstein and Canedy joined by Gary Bordonaro on bass, they became a firm festival favourite, especially in Europe as was captured at the Headbangers Festival in Germany in 2009 which features on CD Three.
Comeback album ‘Vengeance’ was released in 2011 to positive reviews, featuring tracks that had been previously previewed at a performance in their hometown of Cortland, New York in 2010, which is featured here on CD Four.
While every effort has been made to produce the best possible audio, limitations in the material drawn from various, non-standard, and unofficial sources means that the quality may not be up to the standard usually expected. All tracks have been included for their historical importance.