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Episode 643: Wise Guy - interview with Sean Frasier (Decibel magazine, Wise Blood Records)

Episode 643: Wise Guy - interview with Sean Frasier (Decibel magazine, Wise Blood Records)

February 18, 2021

Long time listeners will be all too familiar with our love of Decibel magazine. We've been avid readers for years and even have some on going in jokes on this very show about this amazing tome. When we came into contact with Decibel scribe Sean Frasier, we knew we had to sit down with him and hear all about our fave rag. On top of that, Mr. Frasier is also the mainman behind the fledgling label, Wise Blood Records. A cool new indie already gracing our ears with awesome acts and tunes. We dive deep into his work at Decibel; first and fave interview, working with the veteran staffers and everything that goes into running an indie. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the dude who made a guitar from his uncle (!??!) and go over the recently announced Hall Of Fame nominees. Musically, we crank WB recording artists Vexing Hex and Mother Of Graves + Armoured Angel, Skeletal Remains, Ides of Gemini, Deiquisitor, Mortify, Ritual Warfare and introduce San Diego's Conjureth in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

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Episode 642: Magic Band - interview with Wizard

Episode 642: Magic Band - interview with Wizard

February 11, 2021

This week's episode of Radioactive Metal is gonna put a spell on you! German metallers Wizard are one of the unsung heroes of Metal! They've been waving the genre flag since '91 and are about to drop their 12th (!!) full lengther "Metal In My Head" via Massacre Records. The record is full of anthems that will get the fists pumping and the Horns waving! So when the record blew us away here at the RAM offices, we knew we had to dive right in. We got vox Sven D'Anna on the line to get the 411 on everything in the Wizard World. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go deep into the year 1980 as we just celebrated the 40th anniversary of this momentous year. We go over all the top album releases, band formations, and news stories in the Metal and Punk scenes. Musically, we crank the new Wizard + some Discharge, Necrot, Oz, White Wizzard, Hellraizerr, Warlord, Witchfynde, Forgotten Rebels, Wombbath, and introduce Hexorcist in our "Indie Spotlight!" Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 641: Pounding Metal - interview with Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome, Pounder)

Episode 641: Pounding Metal - interview with Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome, Pounder)

February 4, 2021

We're convinced there's more than one Matt Harvey. Somewhere about 10 years ago while on tour driving on a Texas backroad, Mr. Harvey was abducted by aliens. He was cloned then unleashed upon an unsuspecting Metal world. All of this is judging by the amount of creative output the man has given us. Most noted for his death metal band Exhumed, Mr. Harvey is involved in a number of amazing outfits. The most recent is the new record "Breaking The World" from trad metallers Pounder. Being old buds with the show, we had a great chat about the new album, the back story with Carcass' Tom Draper and his unofficial connection to pro wrasslin'. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank the new Pounder plus some rereleased classic Sacred Reich, Harlott, Holocausto, Savage Master, Tyrant, Wooded Stake, Terminal Bliss and introduced Canadian rockers Feed After Midnight in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

 

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Episode 640: Beautiful But Deadly - interview with Crystal Viper

Episode 640: Beautiful But Deadly - interview with Crystal Viper

January 28, 2021

Believe it or not, Polish trad metallers Crystal Viper have just dropped their 8th (!!) full lengther. Their Listenable debut "The Cult" just hit the shelves giving the perfect opportunity for vox/axeperson Marta Gabriel to make her RAM debut. We go over the ins and outs of the new album plus we discuss working with Jack Starr's Burning Starr and the band's predilection for cover songs. You gotta hear the new King Diamond cover!! Also we go over the charges against Jon Schaffer and the ramification on Iced Earth, pay tribute to the "So Far, So Good...So What!" album, and pay off a wage to thrash veterans Sacrifice. Musically, we crank the new CV and  cool stuff from Coffins, Gatecreeper, Xentrix, Loudblast, the legendary Repulsion, Wolves Attack! and introduce Cali "geek metal" bashers Repaid in Blood in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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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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