Brian Slagel

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Interview: Brian Slagel on 30 Years of Metal Blade Records

Ever since the first Metal Massacre compilation in 1982, Brian Slagel has left an indelible mark on the world of heavy metal. In his thirty years as the head honcho over at Metal Blade Records, Slagel has overseen the rise of some of metal's most enduring acts, including Cannibal Corpse, Gwar, Amon Amarth, the Black Dahlia Murder, King Diamond and more, not to mention featuring the likes of Metallica, Slayer, Ratt and more on the early editions of the Metal Massacre compilation.