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Episode 564: Tie Your Metal Down

Episode 564: Tie Your Metal Down

July 19, 2019

The recent Rob Miller/holocaust denier controversy has been causing quite a stir in the Metal underground. When it came to our attention last episode, things were still up in the air as to what exactly was going on. One of our fave heroines, right behind Doro Pesch and Jo Bench of course, is the mighty Wonder Woman. The Amazonian's "Lasso Of Truth" proves to be an effective weapon is questioning unsavories. It made us think of the possibilities of using it upon Metaldom and getting a straight answer on some burning questions. Who would we use it on? What would we ask them? Being "Creature Feature" - less it made for some pretty interesting conversation. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we give our support to oppressed Iranian metallers Confess and go over the new season of Banger TV's "Shredders Of Metal". Musically we crank cool tune from Abbath, Batushka, Outer Heaven, Pelican, Torso, Bleach Everything and introduce Canadian metalllers Widow's Peak in our "Indie Spotlight"! Horns! 

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Episode 563: Battleground - interview with Centuries Of Decay

Episode 563: Battleground - interview with Centuries Of Decay

July 12, 2019

Its an honour just to compete in the Waken Metal Battle Canada. It's right off the bloody hook if you win the whole shebang and get to strut your stuff on the Wacken stage. Victorious in the 2018 edition was Toronto's Centuries Of Decay. Normally we reserve our "Creature Feature" segment for more established acts (i.e. signed). But when an act with a story to tell like C.O.D. steps up then we gotta step up ourselves. During the outfit's recent stop in our neck of the woods we sat down with axe/vox Devin Doucette. We discussed competing in the Battle then the subsequent gig at Wacken! We're so stoked for them! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss fun in the Behemoth pit and go off on the recent Tau Cross controversy. Musically we crank some Centuries..., Victims, Immortal Bird, Amon Amarth, Flash Out, and introduce Elektric Mistress in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 562: Lips On Lips - interview with Anvil

Episode 562: Lips On Lips - interview with Anvil

July 5, 2019

Happy Canada Day!! With The Great White North celebrating it's Bday we figure it's a Great time to celebrate this Great land's musical output! In terms of legendary artists, the mighty Anvil are leaders of the pack. It was a happy accident that Lips and The Boyz are in town shortly before July 1st. We scratch off another "Bucket List" and enjoy a truly RnR moment with Mr. Lips himself. We discuss the origins of the album title literations, the origin of The Vibe (!), and the cinematic return of "Mothra". In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go over Kerrang!'s "20 Heavy Canadian Bands You Need To Know Right Now". Musically, we crank Anvil, new stuff from Baptists, Goathammer, Solanum, Detherous, Occult Burial and  VHS. Plus some classic stuff from Razor, Warpig and Slaughter (don't even think of asking which one!!) (Moose) Horns up!!

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Episode 561: Under Cover

Episode 561: Under Cover

June 28, 2019

Heavy Metallers are a more discerning group of music lovers. Of course its the awesome tunes that count. But Metalheads appreciate the complete package. Now with the rebirth of the mighty vinyl, packaging and presentation is once again an important part of the musical Metal journey. Obviously the first thing that comes to mind is the album cover. While a lot of sub par genres like pop and country are content with a boring band pic, Heavy Metal has a rich history of beautiful artwork. A lot of the time this artwork becomes synonymous with the band itself. This week we sit down with some Lemmys and share our lists of the most Iconic album covers of the genre's illustrious history. We go into extra innings but we guarantee you'll be thinking of RAM the next time your in the music shop. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we celebrate "Go Skateboarding Day" and christen a RAM alum and honorary Canadian!! Musically, we crank new tunes from Saint Vitus, Sekkusu, and Temple Of The Witch. As well as some classics from Bathory, Minor Threat and Beyond Possession!! Horns!!

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Episode 560: Lord Have Mercy - interview with Lord Dying

Episode 560: Lord Have Mercy - interview with Lord Dying

June 14, 2019

Oregon slude doomsters Lord Dying are on the verge of big things. The band is currently tearing it up on tour supporting their latest record. "Mysterium Tremendum" is that all important Album #3 and marks their eOne debut. Their stop in our neck of the woods was a great time to speak with them. We quickly got reacquainted with ax/vox Erik Olsen. We got into the new album and some highlights of their relatively young career. In our "News, Views, and Tunes', we go off on the varg YouTube channel issue and the "straight pride" parade in Boston. Musically we crank some LD, Vulture, Fetid, Ashbringer, Vault Dweller, Limp Wrist, and Lord Gore!! 

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Maryland Deathfest Post Game Show

Maryland Deathfest Post Game Show

June 12, 2019

The Maryland Deathfest is now in the books. A good time was had by all enjoying an amazing weekend of some of the best tunes to be had anywhere. Radioactive Metal had our own contingency there as well. Coreen took her trusty camera and took in the sights and sounds. So consider this our MDF post game show! Basically we sat down and she shares with Metaldom her amazing weekend. Of course we also crank a studded glove of cool tunes from artists that graced the stage including Scour, Mortuary, Fleshcrawl, Hell Bent and Churchburn! See you next year @ MDF!!

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Episode 559: Used To Love “Em

Episode 559: Used To Love “Em

June 7, 2019

The rock n roll world is all abuzz. Recently Slash himself announced that the reunited trio of Axl, Duff and himself have begun working on new material. Finding ourselves in the previously unknown territory of not having a "Creature Feature" for the second week in a row, we decided it would be a good time to discus the idea of new GnR tunage. Are we excited? Curious? Even care? How will the rest of Metaldom react to new music? Everybody already has strong opinions about the outfit's recorded output. Especially the more controversial songs. A handful of songs garnered a lot negative press and stirred up the shite'. So we took the time to dissect those illustrious songs. Another great episode filled by passion and alcohol!! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank some awesome songs in their own right courtesy of Dopethrone, Zaum, and introduce Canadian thrashers Concrete Funeral in this week's "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 558: Money For Something

Episode 558: Money For Something

May 31, 2019

With seemingly every band either travelling to and/or playing the Maryland Deathfest we found ourselves without a "Creature Feature" this week. No pro-blem-o. This week we kick up our feet, broke out the beer and Lemmys, and just let loose. Everyone has played the "If I Won The Lottery" game. If money were no object, what would you do. We had our drunken version of this game geared toward Heavy Metal. Where would we go. What we do. How would we contribute further to the Metal World. Crack open one of your faves and give this a listen. In our "News, Views, and Tunes",we pay tribute to artists that created some key Metallic art. We crank some new tunes from Hate, Martydod, Jesus Piece, some classic Sodom and SNFU, and introduce Wykan in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 557: Awoken - interview with Sacred Reich

Episode 557: Awoken - interview with Sacred Reich

May 24, 2019

Another 'Bucket List" moment! Its beginning to look a lot like '87 'round here with a number of big name artists on the comeback trail. Leading the pack is the mighty Sacred Reich. The thrash veterans have been faves of ours since their awesome debut. Now decades later the Reich are back and ready to dominate once again. Step one - new album. "Awakening" will be hitting the racks this summer. To tide you over, we finally sat down with bass/vox Phil Rind. We get into the new album, inspirations for new material, and the band's relationship with Tony Forresta (Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste). And we have a personal "Thanx" to give him! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we share tales from the live front and give our condolences on recent Metal tragedies. Musically we crank the new 'Reich plus new tunes from Nocturnus AD, Helevorn, Adrenaline, some classic Goblin, and introduce Regina hardcore bashers FPG in our "Indie Spotlight'! Horns!! 

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Episode 556: Metal Mode - interview with KEN Mode

Episode 556: Metal Mode - interview with KEN Mode

May 17, 2019

Better late than never. Canadian metallic noise rockers KEN Mode have obviously been on our radar from the get go. The Season Of Mist recording artists are an established, internationally renowned touting outfit. But they're also hometown heroes only now finally getting their spot on the "Creature Feature" hotseat. Right before hitting the stage in their primo slot at the Manitoba Metalfest, we sat down with all three members of the 'Mode - Jesse Mathewson (vox, axe), Shane Mathewson (drums), and Skot Hamilton (bass). We go over the latest record "Loved", their spot and impact on the Seasons label and just have a whole lotta fun. A highly entertaining chat not to be missed. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the "perfect song" and give the Horns for "Vinnie Paul Day". Musically, we crank the new KEN Mode, new tunes from Full of Hell, SunnO))), Burial and introduce Montreal metallers Ghoulunatics in our "Indie Spotlight"! Horns!

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Episode 555: We Ain’t Trippin’ - interview with Power Trip

Episode 555: We Ain’t Trippin’ - interview with Power Trip

May 10, 2019

Crossover thrashers Power Trip seem forged especially for RAM. 65% Metal. 35% Hardcore. 5% pro wrasslin'. Right before the Trippers hit the road they took the time to headline the Manitoba Metalfest giving us the opportunity for a long overdue chat. Vox/mainman Riley Gale was eager to talk record 2.5 (??) "Opening Fire 2008 -2014", their SOLD OUT (!!) Decibel cover, and the band's musical involvement with the WWE. On 4/20 no less. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go over the Lamb Of God stolen axe incident, the Cro Mags lawsuit sitch, and producer Rick Rubin's controversial "Slayer/black metal" statement. Musically we crank some Power Trip, new tunes from Tanith, Destrage, Windswept, Amygdala, some Necrophobic, and introduce (another Trip) in Canadian punkers Guilt Trip in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

Episode 554: Origin Story - interview with Origin

Episode 554: Origin Story - interview with Origin

May 3, 2019

The irony isn't lost on us. The latest album from extreme metallers Origin is a rather unique release. Before the band started tearing it up in the underground they had their humble beginnings. Now years later, Agonia Records is re - presenting those days in the form of "Abio-genesis - Coming Into Existence". Origin's musical origin. Although those days certainly belonged to axeman Paul Ryan, we had the opportunity to get vokillist Jason Keyser's take on the sitch. In town headlining night one of The Manitoba Metalfest, we caught up with Mr. Keyser. We discussed to the new record, his time in Skinless, and his degree in anthropology. Welcome back , Jas. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we get into Ozzy's mishap and trade stories on the live front. Musically, we crank the new Origin plus cool tunes from Onslaught, All Hell, Protector, Saint Vicious, some classic Skinless, and introduce Canadian metallers Tessitura in the "Indie Spotlight". Horns!! 

Episode 553: Fleshsign Is Nigh - interview with Fleshgod Apocalypse

Episode 553: Fleshsign Is Nigh - interview with Fleshgod Apocalypse

April 26, 2019

Veteran Italian symphonic extreme metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse have established themselves an artististic reputation for both their amazing discography and awesome live show. With their latest Nuclear Blast opus "Veleno" about to drop, we caught up with lead vox/axeman Francesco Paoli when Fleshgod (to their friends) tore thru town supporting the immortal Hypocrisy. Mr. Paoli was quick to discuss not only the new record but all things that go into making FGA what its is today. In our "News, Views, and Tunes" we discuss a Vinnie-less Hell Yeah and get into some NHL playoff hockey talk, eh. Musically, we crank some new tunes from Fleshgod, Abnormality, Lord Gore, Dead To A Dying World, and introduce Canadian deathsters Anomalism in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 552: Original Roth - interview with Uli Jon Roth

Episode 552: Original Roth - interview with Uli Jon Roth

April 19, 2019

The legendary Uli Jon Roth is a musician's musician. An artist's artist. Probably most noted for his work with the mighty Scorpions in the 70s, Mr. Roth has a vast discography spanning five (!) decades. In honour of this, Mr. Roth is currently on his "Triple Anniversary" tour commemorating three key moments in his storied career. It was an absolute honour that Mr. Roth gave us a moment of his time. So sit up straight, shut your mouth, and open your ears as we discuss his legendary status, this awesome tour, and his current relationship with the Scorps. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we celebrate Record Store Day, "The Hoff" going Metal (!!), and the creepy Wayne Static mask issue. Musically, we crank some Uli, the new Allegaeon and Hand Of God, Night Demon, Frightmare, Hammr, and Sick Fix. Horns!!

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Episode 551: Smooch - Band Spotlight feat. KISS!

Episode 551: Smooch - Band Spotlight feat. KISS!

April 12, 2019

You want the best! You got the best! Our longtime listeners will remember our "Band Spotlight" episodes. We chose a veteran outfit with an extensive back catalogue and shared our faves in key categories important to Metallers. To kick this rebooted series off we tapped the legendary KISS! Gene and the boyz are in the middle of another "farewell" tour for which we were front and centre. So all things considered, the timing of this episode is perfect. So we cracked the beer, mixed the Lemmys, and dove into all things KISS. A raw, stripped down conversation not to be missed by KISSers and music fans alike. Horns!