Monday, April 3, 2017

C is for Crash

Crash is a thrash metal band from South Korea. With a name like Crash they had to play thrash, didn't they? 

Formed in 1991 and still kicking proverbial, the band consists of Ahn Heung-chan (bass and vocals), Jung Hong-wook (drums) and Ha Jae-Yong (guitars). They used to be a foursome back in the day, but one of the guys was sacked.

Their latest album Untamed Hands in Imperfect World was released in 2014.

This is an older song called Crashday 

In 1982 a British band called Iron Maiden released a heavy metal masterpiece called The Number of the Beast. It featured a new singer: classically trained vocalist Bruce Dickinson, and one the Iron's all time classic songs: Hallowed Be Thy Name. From this record also came a single which took Iron Maiden into the mainstream, and in so doing, they hooked a bucket load of new fans, like me.

Run to the Hills was the first true heavy metal track I fell in love with, and I still love Iron Maiden. The Irons are special for many reasons, but to name one: I think Bruce Dickinson is one of the best metal singers of all time.


  1. I've seen Maiden 4 times live - always great. Dickinson is without doubt one of the best vocalists in the genre. And he flies them around on their 747. Not too shabby.

  2. I haven't had the pleasure, but I expect they'll tour Down Under again one day before they pack it in. I hope so, anyway. Wouldn't you love to ride with them on Flight 666 to one of their shows...I reckon they'd be a pretty chilled bunch of old metal heads. Up the Irons! Thanks for visiting Square Pegs and for taking the time to comment.

  3. Iron Maiden- now you're talking! Unique, instantly recognisable, brilliant!

    Today in Amble Bay!

    1. Well said, Keith. Do you think Pete's Place would host them for a gig? Arthur would be sick for the Irons, wouldn't he? The only problem might be where Bruce could land the jet in Amble Bay.

  4. Replies
    1. We're getting heavier now Megan. Are you sure you're up for it? Of course you are!

  5. Great band, Iron Maiden. I've never seen them live, but that would be a trip. The link for Crash said 'not found' so I went looking and came up with this: Crashday Not bad!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier. Cheers!
    Debbie @ THE DOGLADY'S DEN
    Latest Post: CHERRY HILL PARK: First love is the hardest!

  6. Iron Maiden are one of the greats. Epic songs, and a distinctive sound. Steve Harris and his galloping bass lines. Duelling lead guitarists. Great stuff. Thanks for letting me know about the broken link.