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A note to all listeners: The Thrash Metal Show Podcast aims for quality (of content, not sound) not quantity. Each numbered episode typically requires many hours of research (except for the episodes on Acid Reign, where I press record and let Howard H. Smith aka Jesus H. Hetfield to do the rest). Accordingly, there is no regular schedule for the show and there are often hiatuses. Feel free to contact @NoFriender on Twitter to complain. A note to new listeners: Episodes 1-8 are a rough outline of the origins of thrash metal. The sound in these episodes is particularly rough, even for a show that is known for lo-fi (or no-fi) production values. Listen at your own peril. For a (slightly) more listenable long-form history of thrash, begin with episode 9 as there is likely nothing in episodes 1 through 8 that isn’t covered in later episodes.



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 76 - Howard H. Smith of Acid Reign the Second Interview

(04-29-2019) On this episode of the NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast an interview with Acid Reign front man Howard H. Smith. YES! An interview with a legend of thrash metal music. For the second time on the Thrash Metal Show Podcast Howard H. Smith talks in depth with NoFriender about thrash metal and this is one episode you will NOT want to miss. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast Episode 76 featuring Howard H. Smith of Acid Reign. 


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 75 - Combat Tour 1985 Ultimate Revenge

(04-22-2019) On this episode we look at the legendary Combat Tour 1985 aka The Ultimate Revenge, including Paul Baloff fronted Exodus touring in support of their debut Bonded By Blood, Slayer in support of Hell Awaits, and headliners Venom - in diminished form - supporting their Possessed album.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 74 - Metallica Garage Days Re-Revisited

(04-01-2019) The Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back and NoFriender has a look at a budget record from the masters of thrash metal - Metallica! In 1987 Metallica had just replaced the late Cliff Burton with Jason Newsted and released an EP of cover songs including the fan favorite Last Caress/Green Hell. On this episode of the Thrash Metal Show host NoFriender takes a look back at Metallica Garage Days Re-Revisited.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special - What if Dave Mustaine Wasn’t Kicked Out of Metallica?

(02-11-2019) What if Metallica didn't kick Dave Mustaine out just before recording Kill Em All, and what if they didn't include Dave's four songs on Kill Em All?  Your expert in thrash heavy metal, NoFriender, discusses this very topic in this new Thrash Metal Show Podcast special! Also check out our Metallica concert review on the main website - here.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special - Interview with Author and Journalist DX Ferris (Bonus Interview Special - Patreon Exclusive!)

(01-21-2019) On this NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast special, NoFriender talks with acclaimed author DX Ferris. Ferris has written for Rolling Stone, penned a book about When It Was Cool favorite Donnie Iris, and NoFriender talks to him about his book on thrash metal music legends Slayer. This is an interview you will not want to miss with the tremendous writer DX Ferris! This is a special bonus SECOND part to the interview for our Patreon supporters. Thank you! NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast Special DX Ferris (Part 2)


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special - Interview with Author and Journalist DX Ferris

(01-14-2019) On this NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast special, NoFriender talks with acclaimed author DX Ferris. Ferris has written for Rolling Stone, penned a book about When It Was Cool favorite Donnie Iris, and NoFriender talks to him about his book on thrash metal music legends Slayer. This is an interview you will not want to miss with the tremendous writer DX Ferris! NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast Special DX Ferris


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 73 - Acid Reign and Howard H. Smith Interview

(01-07-2019) On this episode of the NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast, NoFriender trolls Karl hard to begin the show. Then the discussion turns to the mid-1980s in Thrash Metal history. This leads to an interview with Acid Reign front man Howard H. Smith. YES! An interview with a legend of thrash metal music. Howard H. Smith talks in depth with NoFriender about thrash metal and this is one episode you will NOT want to miss. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast Episode 73 featuring Howard H. Smith of Acid Reign. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 073


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special - Would Megadeth Exist if not for Metallica?

(12-18-2018) A bonus special from NoFriender and the Thrash Metal Show Podcast asking the question- Would Megadeth exist if not for Metallica? In January, When It Was Cool will have coverage of Metallica live in concert so prep yourself with this great new Thrash Metal Show Special! NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Special


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 72 - 1986

(12-10-2018) The NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back with a look at the year in thrash metal - 1986. The Thrash Metal Show Podcast is a documentary style series taking a look at the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music and is presented by WhenItWasCool.com. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 072



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 71 - Anthrax: Among the Living - Part 3

(12-03-2018) The NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back with a look at Anthrax and the album Among the Living. This is part three of a series. The Thrash Metal Show Podcast is a documentary style series taking a look at the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music and is presented by WhenItWasCool.com. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 071


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 70 - Anthrax: Among the Living - Part 2

(11-27-2018) The NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back with a look at Anthrax and the album Among the Living.  This is part two of a series. The Thrash Metal Show Podcast is a documentary style series taking a look at the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music and is presented by WhenItWasCool.com. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 070


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 69 - Anthrax: Among the Living - Part 1

(10-29-2018) The NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back with a look at Anthrax and the album Among the Living.  This is part one of a series. The Thrash Metal Show Podcast is a documentary style series taking a look at the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music and is presented by WhenItWasCool.com. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 069


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 68 - Nuclear Assault: Game Over - Part 3

(10-22-2018) NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back talking more of the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal music. On this episode, NoFriender takes a look at Nuclear Assault and the epic Game Over. This is part three of a series. If you are interested in music, particularly heavy metal music, then the Thrash Metal Show Podcast is for you! A docu-series taking a look at the history of the metal genre that gave us Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and more! NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 068


Special - NoFriender & DragonKingKarl Rock and Roll Extravaganza Podcast Special (Free)

(10-15-2018) Today the NoFriender and DragonKingKarl team up to talk lots about rock music. We start out talking about the 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees including Def Leppard and Judas Priest being left off the ballot this year. Then we begin to talk all things rock and roll including (but not limited to) Metallica, KISS, Rush, Slayer, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, hair metal, and then we dive deep for the geeks and talk drumming, music theory, and more.  It's all the rock and roll you need and a mega fun show! Check it out! NoFriender & DragonKingKarl Rock and Roll Extravaganza Special



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 67 - Nuclear Assault: Game Over - Part 2

(10-08-2018) NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back talking more of the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal music. On this episode, NoFriender takes a look at Nuclear Assault and the epic Game Over. This is part two of a series. If you are interested in music, particularly heavy metal music, then the Thrash Metal Show Podcast is for you! A docu-series taking a look at the history of the metal genre that gave us Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and more! NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 067


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Patreon Special - Howard H. Smith of Acid Reign and the Talking Bollocks Podcast [Adult Language]

(10-05-2018) NoFriender and Howard H Smith of UK thrash pioneers Acid Reign and the Talking Bollocks podcast talk thrash metal, podcasting, Overkill, and so much more.  A fun time by two experts and fans of thrash style heavy metal. [This show does feature explicit language so be warned in advanced] NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Patreon Special with Howard H. Smith


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 66 - Nuclear Assault: Game Over - Part 1

(10-01-2018) NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast is back talking more of the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal music. On this episode, NoFriender takes a look at Nuclear Assault and the epic Game Over. If you are interested in music, particularly heavy metal music, then the Thrash Metal Show Podcast is for you! A docu-series taking a look at the history of the metal genre that gave us Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and more! NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 066


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special - Would Metallica Exist if not for Dave Mustaine

(09-15-2018) NoFriender is back with a new Thrash Metal Show Podcast special which asks the question - Would Metallica exist if not for Dave Mustaine? Dave Mustaine, of course, went on to found his own mega-successful band Megadeth but he was also instrumental in the formation of Metallica as well. Join host NoFriender as he takes a look at the origins and evolution of thrash style heavy metal music and examines the early days of Metallica.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 065 - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying by Megadeth - Part 4

(09-03-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the iconic Megadeth album Peace Sells.... But Who's Buying?  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 064 - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying by Megadeth - Part 3

(08-20-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the iconic Megadeth album Peace Sells.... But Who's Buying?  In part 3, this incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 063 - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying by Megadeth - Part 2

(08-06-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the iconic Megadeth album Peace Sells.... But Who's Buying?  In part 2, this incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 062 - Peace Sells... But Who's Buying by Megadeth

(07-16-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the iconic Megadeth album Peace Sells.... But Who's Buying?  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 061 - Pantera

(06-25-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the iconic band Pantera following the death of drummer Vinnie Paul.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 060 - Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) Part 3

(06-11-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the late guitarist of heavy metal thrash metal icons- Slayer- Jeff Hanneman.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special Edition - The Jackie Fargo and Metallica Connection

(06-07-2018) NoFriender returns with a special and... I have no idea what it is.  But it sounds utterly fascinating.  Somehow, someway, NoFriender is going to tell us about the connection between Memphis pro wrestling legend Jackie Fargo and the pioneers and icons of thrash style heavy metal Metallica.  I can't wait to hear this myself.  It's free so check it out. 


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 059 - Jeff Hanneman (Slayer) Part 2

(05-21-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a continuing look at the late guitarist of heavy metal thrash metal icons- Slayer- Jeff Hanneman.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 058 - Slayer Band Dynamics and Retirement

(05-14-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the band dynamics and pending retirement of heavy metal thrash metal icons - Slayer.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 057 - Jeff Hanneman of Slayer

(05-07-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the influence of the late great founding member of Slayer- Jeff Hanneman.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 056 - Long Form History of Overkill (Part 1 - Intro)

(04-30-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the influence that the legendary heavy metal band Overkill and begins a long form history of the band.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 055 - Mercyful Fate

(04-23-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the influence that the legendary heavy metal band Mercyful Fate had on thrash heavy metal.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 054 - Iron Maiden

(04-16-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the influence that the legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden had on thrash heavy metal.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 053 - Motorhead

(04-09-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of  thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the influence that the legendary heavy metal band Motorhead had on thrash heavy metal.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 052 - Judas Priest

(04-02-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of  thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the influence that the legendary heavy metal band Judas Priest had on thrash heavy metal.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 051 - Black Sabbath

(03-26-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of  thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the influence that the legendary heavy metal band Black Sabbath had on thrash heavy metal.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 050 - Hardcore

(03-19-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of  thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the post-punk and hardcore movement.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the  When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts  for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 049 - New Wave of British Heavy Metal Movement

(03-12-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 048 - Return to the UK

(03-05-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the thrash heavy metal scene again in the UK.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 047 - Heavy Metal in Canada

(02-26-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the thrash heavy metal scene in Canada.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 046 - Brazil and Sepultura

(02-19-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the thrash heavy metal scene in Brazil and the band Sepultura.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 045 - Venom

(02-12-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the thrash heavy metal band Venom.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 044 - Thrash Spreads to Europe

(02-05-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at thrash style heavy metal spreading to Europe.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Thrash Metal Show Podcast 44


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 043 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 7 (The Final Chapter)

(01-29-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 7).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 043


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 042 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 6

(01-22-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 6).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 042


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 041 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 5

(01-15-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 5).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 041



NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 040 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 4

(01-08-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal. This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 4).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 040


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 039 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 3

(01-01-2018) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 3).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 039


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 038 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 2

(12-25-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 2).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 038


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 037 - Slayer Reign in Blood - Part 1

(12-18-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Slayer's Reign in Blood album from 1986 (Part 1).  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 037


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 036 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 5)

(12-11-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 5 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 036



NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 035 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 4)

(12-04-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 4 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 035


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 034 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 3)

(11-27-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 3 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 034


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 033 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 2)

(11-24-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 2 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 033


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 032 - Metallica Master of Puppets (Part 1)

(11-13-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's greatest albums- Metallica's Master of Puppets.  This is part 1 of a series on Master of Puppets. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show 032


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 031 - Megadeth Part 4

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Megadeth.  This is part 4 of a series on Megadeth. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 031



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 030 - Megadeth Part 3

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Megadeth.  This is part 3 of a series on Megadeth. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 030


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special Edition - Metal Mascots!

(10-25-2017) NoFriender gives us a $1 Patreon special edition of his Thrash Metal Show Podcast and in this edition he talks the mascots of heavy metal music! NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Metal Mascots Special


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Special Edition - Overkill Concert Review

(10-24-2017) NoFriender gives us a $1 Patreon special edition of his Thrash Metal Show Podcast and in this edition he talks about his experience at a recent Overkill concert!  Rock out with NoFriender and icons of thrash heavy metal music - Overkill!  NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast Special - Overkill Concert Review


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 029 - Megadeth Part 2

(10-23-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Megadeth.  This is part 2 of a series on Megadeth. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast 029


NoFriender Thrash Show Podcast - Episode 028 - Megadeth Part 1

(10-16-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Megadeth.  This is part 1 of a series on Megadeth. This incredible podcast, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 28



NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 027 - Anthrax Part 7

(10-09-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Anthrax.  This is part 7 of a series on Anthrax so be sure to also check out part one and part two and part three and part four and part five and part six.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 27


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 026 - Anthrax Part 6

(10-02-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Anthrax and also a look at the SOD - Stormtroopers of Death project.  This is part 6 of a series on Anthrax so be sure to also check out part one and part two and part three and part four and part five.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 26


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 025 - Anthrax Part 5

(09-25-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Anthrax.  This is part 5 of a series on Anthrax so be sure to also check out part one and part two and part three and part four.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 25


NoFriender Thrash Metal Show Podcast - Episode 24 - Anthrax Part 4

(09-18-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Anthrax.  This is part 4 of a series on Anthrax so be sure to also check out part one and part two and part three.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 24


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 23 - Anthrax Part 3

(09-12-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes another look at one of the genre's pioneers- Anthrax.  This is part 3 of a series on Anthrax so be sure to also check out part one and part two.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 23



NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 22 - Anthrax Part 2

(09-03-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode is part two of a look at thrash metal pioneers Anthrax.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 22


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 21 - Anthrax Part 1

(08-25-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at thrash metal pioneers Anthrax.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 21


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 20 - Vio-Lence Part 3

(07-23-2017) NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Vio-Lence (Part 3).  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 20


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast Special - What is Thrash?

NoFriender has released his special "What is Thrash" podcast special for free to everyone!  Check out this awesome introduction to the world of hard rock heavy metal and thrash metal.  Thrash Metal Podcast - What is Thrash Special


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 19 - Vio-Lence Part 2

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Vio-Lence (Part 2).  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 19



NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 18 - Vio-Lence Part 1

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Vio-Lence.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 18


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 17 - Testament

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Testament.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 17


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 16 - Death Angel

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Death Angel.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 16


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 15 - Nuclear Assault

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Nuclear Assault.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 15


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 14 - Dark Angel

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Dark Angel.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 14



NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 13 - Overkill

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at Overkill.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal music.  Episode 13


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 12 - Slayer

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the Slayer albums Haunting the Chapel and Hell Awaits.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  Episode 12


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 11 - Slayer

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the debut album by Slayer - Show No Mercy.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  Episode 11


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 10 - Metallica Ride the Lightning

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the Metallica album Ride the Lightning.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  Episode 10


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 09 - Metallica Kill ‘Em All

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal.  This episode takes a look at the Metallica pioneering album Kill 'em All.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing.  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  Episode 9



NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 08 - Origins Recap

NoFriender continues his amazing look at the origins of thrash heavy metal. After the looking at the "original six" and the first milestones in thrash metal, NoFriender now looks at Dark Angel and the evolution of the original six.  This incredible series, exclusive to the When It Was Cool website, has been amazing. Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  Episode 8


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 07 - Megadeth

NoFriender continues this amazing audio documentary into the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal by looking at Megadeth!  Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  Episode 7


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 06 - Exodus

NoFriender continues this amazing audio documentary into the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal by looking at Exodus! Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 6


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 05 - Over Kill

NoFriender continues this amazing audio documentary into the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal by looking at the massively under appreciated Over Kill! Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 5


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 04 - Anthrax

NoFriender continues this amazing audio documentary into the origins and evolution of thrash heavy metal by looking at pioneers Anthrax! Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 4


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 03 - Slayer

NoFriender continues his look at the origins and evolution of Thrash heavy metal by telling us about the origin of Slayer! Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 3


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 02 - Metallica

NoFriender continues his look at the origins of Thrash heavy metal with an examination of the origins of Metallica! Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal. Episode 2


NoFriender Thrash Metal Podcast - Episode 01 - Origins and Evolution of Thrash Metal

NoFriender takes a look at the origins and history of thrash heavy metal by examining the evolution of the genre through bands like Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax, and more. Check out all the parts for a complete understanding of the origins, development, and evolution of thrash heavy metal.  Episode 1