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Episode 603: Ash To Ash - interview with Ash Thomas (Faith Xtractor, Surgikill)

Episode 603: Ash To Ash - interview with Ash Thomas (Faith Xtractor, Surgikill)

April 24, 2020

This week we have another veteran we should've had on a long time ago. Ash Thomas is a multi instrumentalist who's been tearing it up in the underground since '93. Most notable (past?) projects include Crucified Mortals and Archeron. Today Mr. Thomas is killing it with killer outfits like Hell's Headbangers Faith Xtractor and Shed The Skin. As well as Surgikill featuring Steve O from the legendary Impetigo! With his newest project Machinations of Fate recently hitting the racks courtesy of Redefining Darkness, we finally got him on the horn. We discussed all of the goings on with his bands and we discovered a mutual love of "WKRP in Cincinnati". We knew he was cool. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we share an embarrassing quarantined story and learn the expression "Djoom" (??). Musically, we crank the aforementioned Faith Xtractor and Surgikill. Plus some new tunage from Deranged, Torn in Half, Violation Wound and introduce Toronto bashers Cryptonight in our "Indie Spotlight". Stay healthy and Horns Up!!

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Episode 602: Creepin’ Us Out - interview with Creeping Death

Episode 602: Creepin’ Us Out - interview with Creeping Death

April 17, 2020

Whats in a name? With their chosen monicker, no doubt young death metal guns Creeping Death have received more than their share of detractors. But to write this outfit off as mere clones would definitely be wrong. In a short period of these Texas bashers are really starting to come into their own. Creeping Death made waves last year with their debut full lengther "Wretched Illusions". On eOne, no less! So now is an awesome time to get axeman Trey Pemberton on the horn. We discussed signing on to a major and dealing  with criticisms regarding it and their monicker. And of course dealing with covid as a band. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discussed the latest ticketmaster skullduggery. And of course, crank some awesome tunes from CD, Blood Red Throne, Benighted, Defeated Sanity, Judiciary, Errant, Foes, Funeral Leech, Crown of Thorns, and introduce Canadian metallers Immolith in our "Indie Spotlight". Stay healthy and Horns!! 

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Episode 601: Flash Of The Scythe - interview with Reaper Metal Productions

Episode 601: Flash Of The Scythe - interview with Reaper Metal Productions

April 10, 2020

"Heavy Metal finds a way". We're paraphrasing here a bit but the sentiment remains true. With all this crazy covd stuff going on, our beloved genre is still finding ways to entertain us. At the forefront are our good buddies with Reaper Metal Productions. RMP mainman Reaper (d'uh) is no stranger to the show having graced us in the past discussing his various musical projects. Now RMP has a myriad of wicked new tunes we've been playing and we've kept ourselves up date with his various other projects under the RMP umbrella. So now is a great time to get Reap (to his friend) back on the horn. We discussed their latest music releases, what RMP looks for in a artist, and dealing with covid. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank some cool tunes from Cirith Ungol, Destructor, Insatanity, Viogression, Dick Vomit, Perdition Temple, and introduce Canadian bashers Black Pestilence in our "Indie Spotlight". Stay safe, stay healthy, and Horns Up!!

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Episode 600: Give in To This - interview with Ritual Dictates

Episode 600: Give in To This - interview with Ritual Dictates

April 3, 2020

Welcome to our Big 6-0-0!! Normally we make a hububaloo about these milestone episodes. But with everything going on in this crazy world we're pretty much just focused to maintaining our due course. Besides it's episode 666 thats going to be be the Big One!! That's not to say that we're half assing it though. The members of Ritual Dictates are no strangers to Metaldom boasting current and ex members of 3 Inches of Blood and Revocation. With their Artoffact Records debut "Give In To Despair" on the racks, we sat down with vox/axe Justin Hagberg. We discussed all things RD including the "supergroup" tag and their unique monicker. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we share our entertainment suggestions for dealing with this crisis and pay tribute to the late great Stuart Gordon. Musically we crank our subjects plus some Revocation, Sacrifice, Riot, Spazz, Hell Bent, Trauma, Flashout, and Cloud Rat! Horns and Happy Bday to us!

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Episode 599: Kiss Was Taken - interview with Thrust

Episode 599: Kiss Was Taken - interview with Thrust

March 27, 2020

For veteran Metallers, Thrust should have a special place in your Metal heart. During the early/mid 80s underground Metal explosion, Thrust's Metal Blade debut "Fists Held High" was part of that first wave of wicked records that paved the way. The mainman behind the outfit is axeman Ronnie Cooke. Mr. Cooke is an Iron Man of the Metal world and after all these decades he continues to kill it. In a long overdue interview we discuss the storied history of the band, their spot in the current Metal scene, and the 2020 concept of "Posers". Another chat off the old Bucket List! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss coping with the pandemic thru the scene. Musically, we crank some new and classic Thrust, label mates Lost Legacy and Spartan Warrior plus new tune from Nunslaughter and Shards Of Humanity. Horns!!

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Episode 598: Going Viral

Episode 598: Going Viral

March 20, 2020

This week we stare the elephant in the living room right in the eye. The threat and fear of the coronavirus (didn't they support Anthrax in '87?) has brought the music scene (and the pop culture world) to a grinding halt. Tours are being postponed or cancelled. Venues are being being shut down. This is affecting your favourite radio show directly. Inactivity on the live front greatly hinders our ability to present our awesome "action" interviews every week. But all is forgiven this week as their are bigger things on the World's plate. We vent our frustrations but also offer up ideas to help combat this invisible enemy. But its not all doom and gloom. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we announce the signing of another awesome local outfit. Plus, we crank some tuna from Inter Arma, Sacred Reich, Virus, Lord Vigo, Imperial Savagery, Immortal Possession and introduce Russia's Neorhythm in our "Indie Spotlight". Stay healthy and Horns up!!

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Episode 597: For Art’s Sake

Episode 597: For Art’s Sake

March 13, 2020

Something a little different this week. Metallica axeman Kirk Hammett makes no secret of this other passion...horror flicks. Over the years, Mr. Hammett has amassed quite a collection of vintage horror film posters and memorabilia. Almost a museum's worth. Or at least a fair amount to warrant it's own exhibit. Thus, "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci Fi from the Kirk Hammett Collection" is born. This travelling exhibition made a recent stop in our area so we had to make an evening of it. And of course share our experience with all our listeners. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we share our recent trip to T.O. and crank some tuna from Abigail, Sadus, Necrowretch, Machinations Of Fate, and introduce Canada's The Order Of Chaos in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 596: The Life and Times

Episode 596: The Life and Times

March 6, 2020

Throughout the years, our beloved genre has been represented in the cinematic world time and again. A lot of these flicks our veterans listeners no doubt practically have committed to memory. These films also produce a number of characters whose stories ended as the credits rolled. This week, fresh off of finally seeing "This Is Spinal Tap" in a theatrical setting, we took it upon ourselves to complete these character's stories. Knowing what we know now with how the music biz has evolved we took some educated guesses and came up with some rather novel ideas of these lives and times. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we pour some Lemmys and crank some tunage from Intronaut, Stallion, Black Flag, and introduce Denmark's Vansind in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 595: Maximum RnR - interview with Max Cavalera

Episode 595: Maximum RnR - interview with Max Cavalera

February 28, 2020

This week we spoke with none other than The Man, The Myth, The Legend...Mr. Max Cavalera. With Soulfly's latest endeavour being a couple years old now, a lot of other artists would be taking the time to slack off a bit. But the outfit is still out pounding the touring pavement. It afforded us the opportunity to once again sit down with The Man and pick his brain. We discussed the Soulfly's longevity and his place in the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. All with the exuberance of a rookie. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we announce the signing of a great local band to a pretty sweet deal and crank some tunage from Gatecreeper, Immortal, Sepulture, Sarcofago, Votov, Zombie assault and introduce North Carolina's (!!) Krvsade in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 594: Toxic Talk - interviews with Toxic Holocaust and Shit Happens

Episode 594: Toxic Talk - interviews with Toxic Holocaust and Shit Happens

February 20, 2020

Looks like the 2020 touring schedules have finally commenced. Which means our "Creature Feature" exclusive interviews are back on track. First up the mighty Soulfly flew thru town bringing with them the amazing Toxic Holocaust. Our chat with the "Modern Day Bathory" Joel Grind is long overdue. But its going to pay off this week. We corralled Mr. Grind long enough to get the 411 on the new "Primal Future: 2019" album. As well, we got into all his studio stuff side work and the origins of his gimmick monicker. On the "Sidestage", Winnipeg punkers Shit Happens just dropped their debut demo. So we had a great introductory chat at their release party gig braving the elements behind the venue! Only in Canada, eh! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we address the recent R.A.T.M. ducat controversy which turned into a "Who is" and "What is" type chat regarding Nu Metal. Musically, we crank a buncha TH and new stuff from Ambush and Unmerciful!! Horns!! 

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