The Metal Insight Podcast #37
How do you fix arguing bands? A deep dive with Metal Blade's Brian SlagelTop info for bands + should Slayer retire?
How does a big metal label really work when you peek inside?
Well, in this episode we ask the boss of one of the most important labels in the scene: Metal Blade.
Main man Brian Slagel started it in 1982. He took a demo tape off an eager young Lars Ulrich; he put out Slayer’s first record. He’s now one of the biggest players in the metal business. So this is a dude that knows what he’s doing.
A guy it’s fair to say we all owe a lot to.
He’s just written a history of Metal Blade in a new book, ‘For The Sake Of Heaviness‘, and we dive into that in this podcast.
But he’s also absolutely full of great advice for young bands working hard to get signed, what a label will expect of them, and how he copes with conflict inside bands.
We also even asked him if Slayer should retire…
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