Today’s installment of From The Vault takes us back to 1989 and a band called Nuclear Assault. Formed in 1984 after bassist Dan Lilker was fired from Anthrax, Nuclear Assault released two demos that helped them secure a multi-album deal with Combat Records and a tour across the United States. Their first two albums on Combat Records were starting to create a buzz, however 1989’s Handle With Care and the video Critical Mass became a popular video on MTV rotation, most notably on Headbangers Ball. 

One of the best parts of this video is the appearance of the secretary who brought down Televangilist Jim Bakker (husband of Tammy Faye Bakker) and sometime metal video guest star Jessica Hahn who tries her best to show she’s a Nuclear Assault fan! Even Riki Rachtman has a comment about her “performance.” Check out the video below and don’t forget to follow the bouncing yellow circle!





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