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Episode 639: 2020 Rammy Awards

Episode 639: 2020 Rammy Awards

January 21, 2021

2020 was one helluva year! Now we can truly put the year that was in it's Metal Godz forsaken grave with our annual tradition. The Rammy Awards is our year end take-the-piss-out-of-the-grammy awards. We basically share with all our listeners all of our faves in the categories that mean the most to Metalheads. Such as Fave Band, Album, Song, Live, New/Indie, Comeback and News Story. And of course, our always entertaining, and highly anticipated, RAM Hall Of Fame inductees. All this coupled with some great tunage from Votov, Cianide, and Black Pestilence! Horns Up and here's to a great 2021!!

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Episode 638: We’re All Fvcked! - interview with Fvcked And Bound

Episode 638: We’re All Fvcked! - interview with Fvcked And Bound

January 15, 2021

As 2020 started to wind down, the prevailing sentiment seemed to be that with the new year all the negativity will disappear and all will be hunky-dory. But as this week unfolded, 2021 seems to be picking right up where we left off. Enter our "Creature Feature". The concept behind Seattle bashers Fvcked And Bound is very apropos. We're all fvcked! And bound! And we've enlisted axeman Brian McCelland to tell us as to why. Especially with their newly re-released album "Suffrage". In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we dive into the jon schaffer/Capital building fiasco and crank tunes from FandB, Accuser, Fvck The Facts, The Accused AD, Uniform Choice, Evangelist, Road Warrior, and He Whose Ox is Gorged. Finally, we introduce Within Nostalgia in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy.

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Episode 637: Diamonds Are Forever - interview with Brian Tatler (Diamond Head)

Episode 637: Diamonds Are Forever - interview with Brian Tatler (Diamond Head)

January 8, 2021

In general, 2020 may have been a crap year. Here at the RAM offices the year will be a memorable one for the number of awesome artists that gave us a moment of their time. We're going to keep the Crazy Train on the right track this year starting with this week's legendary "Creature Feature". The influence of the mighty Diamond Head is undeniable. Being one of the NWOBHM originals, DH are no doubt your fave band's fave band. In '20, the band payed homage to their illustrious past while simultaneously ushering the band into the future. "Lightning To The Nations 2020" is a re-recording of their legendary debut and it's one of the few that actually works.  Mainman Mr. Brian Tatler himself was eager to share his thoughts. After we got reacquainted, we discussed all the whys and wherefores of the new album. As well as the NWOBHM in general. Past and present. Diamonds Are Forever! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss Loudwire's 88 Anticipated Albums of '21, Decibel's annual Top 40 and vinyl overtaking CDs for the first time in the SoundScan era. Musically, we crank said Head record plus cool stuff from Sacrifice, Raven, Angel Witch, Blitzkrieg, Municipal Waste, Dropdead, Of Feather And Bone, Heretical Sect and we introduce Swedish trad metallers Century in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy all 2021!

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Radioactive Metal X Mass Special 2020 - Listen Along

Radioactive Metal X Mass Special 2020 - Listen Along

December 24, 2020

Horns Up and Merry Xmas! To help all our beautiful listeners celebrate the holidays, we decided to do something new. This past Halloween we introduced our very first watch along. This season we present our inaugural listen along? (I guess.) The "We Wish You A Metal X Mas and a Head Banging New Year" Christmas compilations become a holiday staple around the RAM offices. An hour long, 2 record set featuring collaborations of some of heavy music's legendary artists. So we want to spent Christmas in your earholes listening tour thoughts and insights (OK, ramblings) about this beautiful music. So download this episode. Go to the link below (or grab your CD, album or spotify). Press play and we'll spread a little holiday cheer together!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iRNqEUOR48

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Episode 636: Scower Power - interview with John Jarvis (Scour, Agoraphobic Nosebleed)

Episode 636: Scower Power - interview with John Jarvis (Scour, Agoraphobic Nosebleed)

December 20, 2020

Black metalled Scour are a unique beast. The line up consists of some of the top names in extreme music including (ex) Pantera, Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, and Misery Index. Slinging bass for this unholy alliance is RAM alum John Jarvis (AN). The Five Horsemen of the Musical Apocalypse have dropped their new EP, "Black" and Mr. Jarvis told us all about it. We discussed the "all star" concept, recording said record, and the contribution from "Aqua Man" himself, Mr. Jason Mamoa. My Man!! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we geek out over our geeky fandoms, most notably the new "Kaldheim" Magic card campaign. Musically, we crank the new Scour + Massacre, Deeds Of Flesh, Undergang, Gama Bomb, Fulgora, Pupil Slicer (ouch!), Smoulder, Iron Dogs, and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. Star Wars fans unite as we introduce Poland's stoner instrumentalists Bantha Rider in our "Indie Spotlight". Whew! Horns Up and Stay healthy!!

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Episode  635: All Hail The King - interview with Brian Kingsland (Nile)

Episode 635: All Hail The King - interview with Brian Kingsland (Nile)

December 13, 2020

This week's "Creature Feature" will be most familiar with listeners for his recent (ish) work with the mighty Nile. South Carolina metaller Brian Kingsland was tapped to join the legendary outfit in '17 and swung his axe for last year's "Vile Nilotic Rites". But Mr. Kingsland is padding his resume elsewhere as well. His new project Imperishable dropped it's first single in anticipation of a 2021 EP. The tune is so impressive, we had to get him on the horn. We discussed the new project, joining Nile, and he shares a story involving the wonderful world of wrasslin'. In our "News, Views and Tunes", we discuss all this Cameo business, acknowledge the anniversary of the inspiration for "Smoke on The Water" and introduce the amazing DeathOrchestra!! Musically, we crank some new Terror, some classic Nile, Undeath, High Command, Anthropic, Urgehal, Bloody Hammers, the aforementioned DeathOrchestra and introduce Utah bashers Deathblow in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 634: This Is The Beginning - interview with Mors Principium Est

Episode 634: This Is The Beginning - interview with Mors Principium Est

December 4, 2020

We remember the first time Finnish melodic death metallers Mors Principium Est came to our attention. The outfit was the first tune on a European metal mag's (we want to say Metal Hammer ??) promo comp. Their unique monicker stuck in our brains and never left. So now, with the band having dropped their latest album "Seven", we got on the horn with vox Ville Viljanen to get the first hand info. We also discussed recording during these challenging times and played "Ville's Choice" with his fave memories. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we play our "Will and Should" game with the Metal grammy nominees and rave about some classic records that were given a fresh coat of paint (metallic, of course). Musically, we crank the new MPE + Diamond Head, Nails, Serpent's Oath, Iron Saviour, Iron Mask, Call The Paramedic and Johnny NoCash and The Celtic Outlaws. Finally, we introduce not one, but two, Winnipeg black metal bands, Primordial Serpent and Kalameet, in our "Indie Spotlight"! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 633: Skoolz In!

Episode 633: Skoolz In!

November 27, 2020

Schools...in(?) This week we find ourselves on the other side of the mic. Mr. Mark Buell is an old friend and RAM alum who joined us in celebrating all that is Rush after the passing of Neil Peart (Epi. 590). Well, Mark recently hit us up for a favour. His son Issac was assigned a school project of creating his own podcast. Choosing the subject of the "History Of Heavy Metal", his "Cool Uncle Snowy" jumped at the chance to lend a helping hand. We also pressed "Record" on our end and found ourself in radio show Bizarro World. Of course, it was straight As all around. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we relive some our own high school memories and crank some new and classic tune from White Magician, Ilsa, Skeletal, Pessimist, Necrophagia and welcome the return of Montreal's Synastry in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up  and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 632: Bravo! Bravo! - interview with Lori Bravo (Nuclear Death)

Episode 632: Bravo! Bravo! - interview with Lori Bravo (Nuclear Death)

November 20, 2020

Another one off the ole' "Bucket List"!! Our fandom with extreme pioneers Nuclear Death goes back to the turn of the '90s. The terrorific trio just released two killer records on the old Wild Rags Records label and had the attention of stereos throughout the underground. In another long time coming chat, we sat down with vox/bassist Lori Bravo. We could now write her biography  as she regaled us with her early years discovering music. And to forming ND and all the trials and tribulations with being a female in that era of extreme music. Definitely an eye opening and captivating chat! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank some classic Nuclear + new Machetazo, Impetigo, Sadistic Intent, Old Funeral and Silence Equals Death. In our "Indie Spotlight" we introduce TX' Deathroll (feat. Kevin Talley). Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

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Episode 631: Lone Wolf - interview with Pulchra Morte

Episode 631: Lone Wolf - interview with Pulchra Morte

November 13, 2020

When we were offered a chance to speak with black/thrashers Pulchra Morte, we jumped at it. We were expecting we'd be hearing from vox Adam Clemens. But we were pleasantly surprised when axeman Jarrett Pritchard called. Mr. Pritchard not only has extensive experience in the underground, but he's also a producer extraordinaire. He's turned the knobs for some of our fave artists. We discussed the new record "Ex Rosa Ceremonia" as well as his early demo days and his work behind the board. In all, a most fascinating chat. In our "News, Views, and Tunes', we share some friend's choices for prez and share a heartwarming story courtesy of Hirax' Katon DePena. Musically, we crank the new PM + some Wolvhammer, Brutality, Master, Mercyless, Jesus Piece, Joel Grind, Whipstriker, Eulogy, Hanging Fortress and introduce L.A.'s Make Them Die Slowly in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

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