Radioactive Metal
Episode 674: Doctor Doctor - interview with Paradox

Episode 674: Doctor Doctor - interview with Paradox

October 7, 2021

"Two doctors walk into a bar...a pair of docs". Ok, we're mixing up bad jokes here but you get the idea. To the Metal World though, Paradox is an awesome veteran band spawned from the legendary 80s German thrash scene. Paradox have a new platter on the shelves in the form of "Heresy 2 - End Of The Legend". A worthy sequel to their most famous record. So we sat down with the man behind the legend Charly Steinhauser. We get into the new record, their former label Roadrunner (now and then) and we find out exactly what a "paradox" is. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we talk the Elvira 40th Anniversary special and sign a petition to get punk legend Chi-Pig (SNFU) a spot on the Canadian Walk of Fame. Musically, we crank new and used from Paradox, Iron Angel, Lock Up, Doom, Government Issue, Christian Muenzer, Dolore, Morbific, the aforementioned SNFU and introduce Chicago's Creepshow in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

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Episode 673: Crisix Million Dollar Band - interview with Crisix

Episode 673: Crisix Million Dollar Band - interview with Crisix

September 30, 2021

Until now, Spanish thrashers Crisix were barely a blip on our musical radar. Well that's on us. Once we investigated further we were blown away by their old school thrash. And the outfit's new Listenable release "The Pizza EP" has been getting multiple spins in the RAM offices. So we got vox Juli Bazooka on the horn to explore this unique effort. We get into the concept of the record and the band's love of pizza, American thrash and Jurassic Park! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", it's Bandcamp Friday again!! So this time we share our picks and recommendations. Check out the links below! Musically, we crank the new Crisix plus some new and used from Portrait, Criminal, Violator, Hazzerd, Regional Justice Centre, the immortal Piledriver and introduce Chicago's Bear Mace in our "Indie Spotlight". Horn Up and Stay Healthy!

Digregorio - House of Gregory Chapter One - https://digregorio.bandcamp.com/

5 Cent Freak Show - Reannimation of Annihilation - https://5centfreakshow.bandcamp.com/

Messer Chups - Hyena Safari - https://messerchupsofficial.bandcamp.com/

The Creepshow - Death at my Door - https://thecreepshow.bandcamp.com/

Carcass - Torn Arteries - https://carcass.bandcamp.com/album/torn-arteries

Borris - Now World Tour "In Your Head" 2021 - https://boris.bandcamp.com/album/no-world-tour-in-your-head-2021

Episode 672: Matt Of Steel - interview with Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome)

Episode 672: Matt Of Steel - interview with Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome)

September 22, 2021

With the rise of superhero movies dominating the box office, these days it seems like it's almost fashionable to be a geek. Veteran death metaller Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Pounder) was a geek long before being a geek was cool. Mr. Harvey grew up on horror/ monster movies, sci-fi and comic books. So being the talented musician he is, his latest project was inevitable. "The Last Son Of Krypton" is an amazing instrumental soundtrack for a film that only exists in Harvey's mind. Drawing influence from the John Williams-esque composers, Harvey has created a beautiful set of music worthy to accompany the next "Man Of Steel" flick. Now Mr. Harvey once again sits down with us to tell all about this "super" project. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank the title track + some of Matt's other projects, Pounder and Expulsion. As well, lots of New and Used from The Troops of Doom, Trappist, Sacrifixion, Get The Most, Morta Skuld, and introduce Montreal's CroMagnum in our 'Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 671: Twas The Month Before Halloween

Episode 671: Twas The Month Before Halloween

September 16, 2021

It's the fall season. So that means we're gearing up for most Metalhead's favourite time of the year - Halloween!! But this most sacred of daze doesn't begin and end on Oct. 31st. There's much to do in prep for The Big Day. This week we've compiled a list of movies to view, comics to read, costumes to procure and all the activities to get you in the Halloweening mood. With the shitstorm that was last year's, let's make this best spooky season yet! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", heavy music has taken the pro wrestling world by storm lately. So we share what's been musically marking us out! Tunage wise, we got New and Used from Paradox, Kryptos, Nasty Savage, Earth Crisis, Vitamin X, Black Mass and introduce Primalfrost in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 670: Cringey Metal

Episode 670: Cringey Metal

September 10, 2021

Normally when using words like "cringe" and "creepy" with regards to our beloved genre, it's used in a more artistic and horror related manner. Death and Goth Metal aside, a few of the more mainstream Heavy Rock/Metal artists have put pen to paper and come up with some rather cringeworthy lyrics. Call it art from a different era, if you will. Nonetheless, some classic songs (KISS, The Nuge, Winger a.o.) have made us go "Ugh!" and took us down some dark paths that "old time rock n roll" shouldn't take us. So we gave some of these creepy tunes the once over. And it's not even Halloween...yet! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the new Maiden and bullies in music school(!) Musically, we crank new tunage from Lucifyre, Gama Bomb, Expunged, Imprecation and introduce Ottawa deathsters Deformatory in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 669: In Trouble - Tribute to Eric Wagner

Episode 669: In Trouble - Tribute to Eric Wagner

September 2, 2021

The RAM office was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Wagner. Mr. Wagner was most noted as the founder and frontman of the legendary Trouble. The Doom metallers have a special place in our Metal Hearts, so we wanted to pay tribute. Former co host Roch was the creator and host of our awesome "Album Autopsy" series. The first episode focused on the amazing self titled, and eventually christened "Psalm 9", debut. Mr. Roch sat down with Mr. Wagner, drummer Jeff Olsen and Metal Blade producer Bill Metoyer. Together they dive deep into this important record. So in honour of Mr. Wagner, we present this encore presentation. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we tackle the baby (aka elephant) in the swimming  pool (aka living room). Is this lawsuit justified? Or a cash grab? As well, we took in our first live show in eighteen months!! Musically, we crank new and used from the aforementioned Trouble, the unique new Matt Harvey (Exhumed) album, Warzone, 7 Year Bitch, MainEEaxe, Burning Witch, Sudden Impact, Domination Campaign and introduce Finnish punk n rollers Graveyard Shifters in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

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Episode 668: Talkin’ Tunes

Episode 668: Talkin’ Tunes

August 26, 2021

We found ourselves sans "Creature Feature" again this week. But no matter, as there was enough going on in the World of Heavy Metal to grab our attention. The month of August has some off the beaten path anniversaries. Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse dropped their infamous debut this month in '90. As well, this is the 20th anniversary of Go-Gos vocalist Belinda Carlisle appearing Playboy(!) But honestly... we read the article too! Finally, we share our theory of 80's hard rocker Billy Squire being the original Rage Against The Machine(!!) In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go over our "Metal Fix" and crank tunage from the aforementioned C.C. + new and used from Negative Approach, Vincent Crowley, Acid Witch, Wormwitch, Pantychrist and the amazing Lingua Ignota!  Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 667: The Neighbour Of The Beast

Episode 667: The Neighbour Of The Beast

August 12, 2021

Welcome to the week after The Big One! Following our monumental 666th episode, the music world celebrated another milestone. It was the 40th anniversary of the debut of MTV. Of course even in those early years MTV never meant much to Metal fans. Apart from the Headbanger's Ball, the only thing of interest was the fact that some of the coolest vids were constantly being barred from airplay. So we choose to "celebrate" EmptyV by giving these vids the once over. As well, Canada's "Loud As Hell" fest just went down. Our good buddy, and co host of our sister show "Wrestling Night In Canada", Dustin "Ducky" Maruca was there and gives his "On The Spot Report!" All this plus a metric fvck ton of cool tunage from Wolves In The Throne Room, Into Eternity, Despise You, Dead Kennedys, Cell, Krigsgrav and White Cowbell Oklahoma!! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 666: The Big One - interview with Aborted and celebrating episode 666

Episode 666: The Big One - interview with Aborted and celebrating episode 666

August 6, 2021

As one of the longest running podcasts (of any kind), Radioactive Metal continues to roll. Of course, only a Metal program would acknowledge episode 666 as a milestone. After 665 episodes, we are here - The Big One! To celebrate we got "the band back together" and tapped former co hort Roch to co host. We cracked open some bevies and reminisced about some of our fave memories. We go over some unique interview locales and the times we got the rock star treatment. For a "Creature Feature", it had to be an artist worthy of this position. Death Metal legends Aborted fits the bill. With a new record "Maniacult" on the racks, we spoke with vocalist Sven de Caluwe'. We discussed said album, his continued relationship with Megadeth's Dirk Verbeuren and our mutual love of all things geek! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we pay tribute to our recently fallen comrades  and crank a Fistful of Metal including Aborted, Master, Metal Church, Exhumed, Heretic, Nile, Iron Reagan, Cathedral, Putrescence, Flash Out and Metal Against Coronavirus (??) So Happy Whatever to us. Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

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Episode 665: Woman Of Dark Desires - interview with Jade Willow

Episode 665: Woman Of Dark Desires - interview with Jade Willow

July 29, 2021

We're always looking for that unique interview guest. Band interviews are the bread and butter of this show. But there are so many unsung areas all with a story of their own. Enter - Jade Willow. Miss. Willow is a "D.I.Y. model", adult content creator, fellow podcaster and an all 'round interesting person. So we wanted to hear her story first hoof. We get into her modelling, the wonderful world of OnlyFans, and  into her mental advocacy with her "Shedding Skin" podcast. All this with her cool Black Metal look! Awesome! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss our latest vinyl therapy haul and the new Maiden single/video. Musically, we crank some classic Bathory, the 80s Hazzard (w/Herman Frank), Noctule, Old Grandad, Blasphemous Creation and introduce Bay Area bashers Infex in our "Indie Spotlight".  Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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