Wednesday, December 18 2013 01:17

Holiday Music - Thrashing Through the Snow: A Very MEGADETH Christmas

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125megaxmasWith all of the "rock" and "metal" Christmas albums out there, it's always a wonder that more bands don't get in on the action. TWISTED SISTER has done it. There was that "all-star" WE WISH YOU A METAL XMAS & A HEADBANGING NEW YEAR compilation, and this year actor Christopher Lee released his second metal Xmas EP. The latest band is an unlikely one, much like BAD RELIGION's recent offering. Last night, MEGADETH unveiled their commercial for THRASHING THROUGH THE SNOW: A VERY MEGADETH CHRISTMAS. Check it out, along with an appearance from JENNY LEWIS, who duets with Dave Mustaine for "Baby, It's Cold Outside."

Sadly, this album is not real, but another fine comedy bit from JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC. Now go get yourself some MEGADETH for the heavy music fan on your holiday shopping list. Here's some selections hand-picked by The Rock Father, and available now from my affiliate, Amazon:

25 Days of Xmas is a yearly extension of my Holiday Coverage here on The Rock Father, which also includes my daily Holiday Gift Guide and Seasonal Cheer section, and the 2013 Master List of Great Gift Ideas. For 25 Days of Xmas, I give a rundown of 25 Pop Culture items that can help make your season bright.

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James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

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Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

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