Podcast Episode 87 – Bands Becoming Brands

The latest episode of Mars Attacks contains a chat with fellow Cast Iron Ring member Scott Thompson from Focus On Metal. During the episode we discuss bands reaching the brand status. You know those bands who’s t-shirts you see at every show, or on some celeb that appears on TMZ, unsuspecting teens, etc. How about the merch you find at your local superstore or mall, who would have thought 30 years ago that you could find a band t-shirt at your local supermarket?

We all know these kinds of bands, and we’ve been fans for years. Scott and I discuss the importance of bands reaching a point where all of the extra accoutrements that are on the market are just as important as the music or tour the band is on. The importance of having a name, symbol or logo that is recognized even outside of the metal community. Taking things one step forward and becoming a brand.

Throughout the episode you’ll hear music by Led Zeppelin, Ramones, Motorhead, Judas Priest, Motley Crue and Iron Maiden. Support the bands you love and help support the podcast at the same time, go to our Amazon store and pick up any of the albums featured during this episode here.

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