Friday, December 28, 2018

December 28th, 2018 - Hellbound On A Red Chair

Hello and happy Friday rockers, rollers, and hop lovers!  The Meista here today rocking out with a pairing of Warlock's sophomore album, "Hellbound" and a Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewing Company!  Oh yeah!!

Album Info:
  • Artist: Warlock
  • Title: "Hellbound"
  • Recorded: February through April 1985 at Country Lane Studios in Munich, Germany
  • Release date: May 29th, 1985 (2nd album by Warlock)
  • Record company: Vertigo / Mercury
  • Production: Henry Staroste, Rainer Assmann
  • Album cover art: Holger Matthies
  • Personnel: Michael Eurich (drums), Rudy Graf (guitars), Doro Pesch (lead and backing vocals), Frank Rittel (bass guitar), and Peter Szigeti (guitars)
  • Additional musicians: Wesley Plass (guitars)
  • Musical style: Heavy metal, speed metal, power metal, hard rock 
  • Sound: With crunching guitars, machine gun fire drumming, and thunderous bass, "Hellbound" is a heavy duty rocker with loads of catchy hooks, killer solos, and Doro's distinct and wonderful vocals!  
  • Major themes: Rebellion, heavy metal, sex, lust, evil, etc.
  • Tracks:   
  1. "Hellbound"
  2. "All Night"
  3. "Earthshaker Rock"
  4. "Wrathchild"
  5. "Down And Out"
  6. "Out Of Control"
  7. "Time To Die"
  8. "Shout It Out"
  9. "Catch My Heart"
  10. "Hellraiser"
  11. "You Hurt My Soul (On 'N' On)"
  12. "Turn It On"
  13. "Evil"
  14. "All Night" (Special Single Mix)

Brew Info:
  • Brewery: Deschutes Brewing Company (Bend, Oregon)
  • Website:
  • Brew: Red Chair NWPA
  • Style: American Pale Ale (APA)
  • Serving: 12 ounce bottle
  • ABV: 6.2%
  • IBUs: 60
  • Ingredients: Pale, Crystal, Munich, Carapils, and Pilsner malts with Cascade and Centennial hops
  • Pour: The Red Chair NWPA pours a clear, deep copper-amber with a creamy and dense, off-white 1-finger head with great retention and lots of sticky, intricate, spider web lacing throughout.
  • Nose: The nose is hoppy, citrusy, dank, malty, and herbal.  There are aromas of pine, ganja, cedar, grapefruit rind, rye, barley, and bitter herbs. 
  • Taste: The taste of the Red Chair NWPA is citrusy, earthy, malty, and herbal.  There are notes of grapefruit, orange peel, pine, wild flowers, black tea, light rosemary, and black pepper in the finish. 
  • Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation, the mouthfeel of the Red Chair NWPA is crisp, punchy, and slightly bitter with a dry, clean finish.
Overall pairing: The very crushable, drinkable, yet punchy flavors of Deschutes' Red Chair NWPA is perfect for the straightforward, in-your-face, heavy duty rockin' roll of Warlock's kickass second album, "Hellbound"!  Those hoppy flavors pair well with Doro's powerful vocals while the malts are great for the rockin' backbone of the band!
Prost!!  Rock on!!

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