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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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Episode 593: Valentine’s Day Massacre 2020

Episode 593: Valentine’s Day Massacre 2020

February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine's Day, you beautiful MFers! Feb. 14th is that special day where love is in the air and...blah, blah, blah! Actually, we here at Radioactive Metal aren't that cynical but we do have our own twisted spin on this day. Our annual "Valentine's Day Massacre" episode is a bit anti-VDay with sort of a "She broke my heart, so I ripped her's out" type vibe. This episode we share the goings on at the "Black And Blue" fetish ball (!) that Sky put on. We rip a page from Revolver magazine and list our own "Hottest Chicks In Metal". And we play an (a)rousing game of Strip Trivia(!!). And of course all the inappropriately appropriate music to share with that special someone including Deceased, Huntress, Cauldron Burial, The Donnas, Forgotten Rebels, Aphrodite, Torsofuck, Dick Vomit, Shitfucker and Death Sentence!! Happy Horns!!

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Episode 592: One Big Fix

Episode 592: One Big Fix

February 7, 2020

Simple enough this week. We found ourselves looking to take the week off. It gave us a long over due chance to kick back, pour some Lemmys, and just talk Metalshop. All in between a Fistful of Metal. Something we'd be doing tonight anyway so we might as well press "record". We recall our amazing night of punk rock and skateboarding at the Scam Jam 6 festival. As all we pay tribute to ex-D.R.I.er Josh Pappe (Rest In Power) and address our recent rash of dick pics on snapchat!! All to a most wicked soundtrack including Anvil, God Dethroned, Haunt, Wake, Cianide, Wombbath, Torpedo, D.R.I., JFA, D.B.S., and Slave One!! Horns!!

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Episode 591: One Helluva Week!!

Episode 591: One Helluva Week!!

January 31, 2020

Since the 2020 tours have yet to really kick in, we find ourselves "Creature Feature"less again this week. But the timing is good because we find ourselves with a metric shit ton of stuff to talk about. Not to mention we have all Four Horsemen Of The Apodcalypse armed and ready. We discuss the recent Aerosmith saga, dress codes at gigs (??!!), and we paid tribute to the insane amount of fallen brethren we lost this past week. But we're not totally guest less. We had a quick, cool chat with Kayla "KK" Wilding, the vox of Winnipeg punkers Shit Happens. She was displaying her artistic talents at the recent "Bad Ass Babes In Bands and Bad As Babes With Brushes" festival. Musically, we crank the new Midnight, Cynic, and some classic stuff from C.O.C., Warzone and Dead Kennedys! So pour a Lemmy and rock out with us. Horns! 

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Episode 590: A Show of Fans - Band Spotlight feat. Rush

Episode 590: A Show of Fans - Band Spotlight feat. Rush

January 24, 2020

The music world mourned the recent passing of the legendary Neil Peart. For decades the rabid fanbase of the almighty Rush spanned not only rock fans in general but included 80s normies to death metallers and punks of today. Now is the time to properly pay tribute to the Canadian wonder boys with a traditional Spotlight episode. To help us we've enlisted the expertise of one Mark Buell. Mr. Buell is the Regional Bureau Director for the North American Internet Society. More importantly, he's been a good friend of ours since we were a mere 8 yrs old. Even more importantly, he's been a Rush aficionado for four decades!! So we're stoked to discuss all things Rush including the legacy of Mr. Peart, all our faves in the Rush discog and their illustrious career in general. We just wish it was under better circumstances. Around here Rush will always be the Rush of the music world.

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Episode 589: The 2019 Rammy Awards

Episode 589: The 2019 Rammy Awards

January 17, 2020

It's that time again! 2019 is officially in the books. So now its time to look back, laugh, and reflect. Here at RAM it's tradition to do so with our annual Rammy Awards. Heavy Metal fans have little regard for award shows (esp. after the '88 Jethro Tull debacle). Our beloved music is generally poorly received and not given it's due respect. This year end award show is Guaran - damn -teed to give the Devil it's due. Basically, the Rammies (Radio Active Metal...RAM...RAMmy...we're so clever) is when we sit down with some bevvies and share some of our faves of 2019 in the key categories that mean the most to Metalheads. Categories like Artist, Album, Song, Live, and, of course, our Hall of Fame inductees. So grab a celebratory cold one of your own and enjoy the year that was thru our twisted eyes and ears. Horns!!

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Episode 588: Gnarly News and Notes - 2019 News and Gnar Gnars interview

Episode 588: Gnarly News and Notes - 2019 News and Gnar Gnars interview

January 10, 2020

Radioactive Metal prides itself on our extensive coverage of our beloved genre 24/7/365. But sometimes with all that goes on in Metaldom somethings are bound to not make it into our offices. So this week in lieu of our usual "Creature Feature" we're going to take the time to right some wrongs. There were a few news and notes that we feel we never gave our just attention to. More importantly, there were some instances where we lost some of our Metal brethren and the proper tribute wasn't paid to. So as opposed to a "Best Of.." - type show, we decided to cap off 2019 by putting this pretty bullet belt bow on it. Of course, things are still fun and games as well. Canadian "toilet rock" punkers The Gnar Gnars spent a week in town which culminated in a sit down with us before a house show at Sky's place. These deviants definitely made for a great chat. Musically, we "drop a track" courtesy of some the gnarliest artists of the year including Abnormality, The Accused AD, Entrails, Batushka, Berthold City, No Mas, and the returning Nocturnas AD. Horns to 2020!

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