It's a coastal throwdown this week on Loudwire Nights as host Chuck Armstrong pits the best of the West Coast vs. the best of the East Coast.

No disrespect to the Midwest or the South, but the West Coast and East Coast have brought up plenty of great rock and metal bands over the years. Three quarters of thrash's "Big 4" reside out west with Metallica leading the way, but that fourth thrash giant Anthrax is representing hard for the eastern U.S.

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Seattle is known as the mecca of grunge's West Coast birth, kicking off the careers of Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Nirvana and Alice in Chains, but the East Coast certainly populated the nu-metal movement that followed with Rob Zombie, Limp Bizkit, Staind, Godsmack and Breaking Benjamin representing.

Join Chuck Armstrong on Loudwire Nights as he introduces this week's battle in the 8PM block, then breaks down the arguments for the West Coast on Tuesday and the East Coast on Wednesday. You'll have all week to register your rankings, with the winning coast being featured in a block at 8PM during the Friday broadcast.

Just this reminder, Loudwire Nights with Chuck Armstrong airs nightly starting at 7PM ET. You can tune in anytime, from anywhere right here or by downloading the Loudwire app.

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