The Official Station for 80's Rock & Heavy Metal
We bring you music from the best rock groups of the 80s.
The 80’s was a pioneer era for music, from the new wave of British heavy metal to the launching of MTV, and the Hollywood Sunset Strip music scene. The 80s was a decade of decadence and living life to the extreme, big and loud! Heavy Metal and Glam Rock filled that need for the music that complimented the untamed 80s lifestyle. Some rock radio stations had shows on the weekend that featured new bands like Metallica, Anthrax, Slayer, and Mercyful Fate. (All those bands were formed in 1981.) Headbangers Ball premiered on MTV in 1987, showcasing metal bands to a musically metal deprived audience.
The 80s was an amazing time for music, especially for Rock & Roll and all the sub genres that went with it. I am glad I experienced my teenage years in the 80’s and got to discover the music when it was new. I remember hanging out at the lake with my friends and Keith, who was really into Thrash Metal, said, “hey check out this new band called, Metallica,” as he handed me the cassette tape. In 1986 I saw Van Halen in concert for the first time. When I was 17, I saw Pantera at a small hole in the wall Heavy Metal club in West Fort Worth. Those were some great times, and our music enhanced that experience. This free internet radio station is to commemorate those good times and to show our love for 80s Rock!