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Episode 613: Hello Newman - interview with CDN Records

Episode 613: Hello Newman - interview with CDN Records

July 3, 2020

As dedicated fans (first) of our beloved genre we like to think we have a pretty good grasp on everything going on. All the whos, whats, whys, and wheres of Heavy Metal, past and present. But there's just soooo much going on that it's impossible to keep track of everything. Still, we're embarrassed to say Canadian underground Metal label CDN Records only came to our attention just last year. We first met CDN head honcho Craig Newman on the streets of Montreal at the Quebec Deathfest. Fast forward and CDN has a slew of cool new releases burning up our stereos. So now's the time to talk shop with Mr. Newman. We discussed everything about this underground phenom and get to know the man himself. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go deep on censorship and capitalism in the scene. Musically, we crank CDN recording artists Goreworm, Votov and Bastard Son. Plus Kruelty, Bloodcum and Culted! Horns and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 612: Oh The Insanity! - interview with Insatanity

Episode 612: Oh The Insanity! - interview with Insatanity

June 26, 2020

When death metal veterans Insatanity announced their comeback full lengther "Hymns Of The Gods Before", we got excited. When it was announced they signed onto good friends of the show CDN Records for it, we were thrilled. When we managed to get bass/vox Chris Lyle on the horn, we went delirious! During our chat with Mr. Lytle we discussed the aforementioned record as it was hitting the racks at that very moment. As well we discussed landing on CDN, the band's glorious Unisound daze, and he introduced the killer new line up!! It was insatane!! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discussed our world re opening post (sorta) covid. And we make our picks to play Lemmy in the upcoming biopic! Musically, we crank the new Insatanity and new stuff from old label mates Mortuary Drape and Varathron. Plus new tunage from Vile Creature, Ulthar, Einangran and introduceCanadian basher's Serene Dark in the "Indie Spotlight". Horns up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 611: For The Recently Deceased - interview with King Fowley (Deceased)

Episode 611: For The Recently Deceased - interview with King Fowley (Deceased)

June 19, 2020

Deceased are up to their old tricks again. Going through their vast discography it's obvious they're not afraid of the odd cover tune. As evident by their "Rotten To The Core" and "Cadaver Traditions" cover comps. So now with the "Ghostly White" album cycle in the books, good friend of the show Mr. King Fowley, is putting their down time to some good use. Thus "Rotten To The Core...2." So we got His Kingliness on the horn to discuss this latest project as well as a few other things like the band's run in Chris Barnes back in the day. King's always good for a story or three. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we weigh in on the Tom Morello/ignorant fans situation and cast our votes to get Oderus Urgungus immortalized in Richmond. Musically, we crank some Deceased, Cauldron Black Ram, Carrion Vale, Wraith, Final Conflict, Nunslaughter, and of course, Gwar!! Finally, we introduce Canadian black metaller Hellmoon in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 610: Soundin’ Pretty Good - interview with Ronnie Atkins of Pretty Maids

Episode 610: Soundin’ Pretty Good - interview with Ronnie Atkins of Pretty Maids

June 12, 2020

Danish legends Pretty Maids have been on our radar since their '84 debut. The band always stuck out amongst the underground as they were one of the few bands hailing from Denmark. Throughout the 90's, as hard rock bands took a hit, Pretty Maids continued to thrive. And are still killing it today. PM's latest live album "Maid In Japan: Back The Future World" is still fresh on the racks. So it's a good time to scratch another off the old Bucket List and speak with mainman Ronnie Atkins. We discussed the whys and wherefores of the new live package, their unique monicker, and the old days of the Copenhagen scene. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the upcoming Record Store Day(s) and call out "Zebraman" from the old Heavy Metal Parking Lot!! Musically, we crank the latest ventures from Pretty Maids, new Poltergeist, Tokyo Blade, Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper, Killitorous, Oxygen Destroyer, and introduce new Winnipeg D.I.Y. label Frozen Hell Records in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 609: Twisted Splitter - interview with Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome, Pounder)

Episode 609: Twisted Splitter - interview with Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Gruesome, Pounder)

June 5, 2020

We always dug the idea of split albums. It showcases two artists for the price of one and aids in the discovery of great new artists. Even better are you dig both artists. Better still when both bands are fronted by someone you'd call "friend". Metal meister Matt Harvey is fronting a fistful of great bands. His most notable being Exhumed and Gruesome. "Twisted Horror" is an awesome new split from both outfits, so we again called up our old buddy. We discussed all the deets that went into the creation of this (somewhat) unique album. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go deep into the chaos across America right now and pay tribute to Bob Kulick. Musically, we crank some tunes from Exhumed and Gruesome, as well as new Xibalba, Anonymous, Dereketa. and Sacrifice. Horns and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 608: Angus Who? - interview with ACXDC

Episode 608: Angus Who? - interview with ACXDC

May 29, 2020

During the 80s "Satanic Panic", a certain Australian hard rock band came under fire for their monicker. Fast forward years later and California powerviolencers ACXDC took the concept and ran with it. We got stoked when the grinders signed on with Prosthetic Records and jumped at the opportunity to speak with vocalist Sergio Amalfitano. At that very moment the new album "Satan Is King" was being put out on the racks. Gotta love happy accidents. Mr. Amalfitano was quick to explain the history of their unique name and the concept of the new record. Great stuff in another long overdue chat. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we celebrate a shared Bday with some classic records. Musically, we crank the new ACXDC, Vader, Oz, Ulcerate, WVRM, Werewolves, Tombstoner, Pile of Priests (!!), and introduce Canadian thrashers Torrefy in our "indie Spotlight". Horns and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 607: Metal Makes Us Feel Good - interview with Lord Vigo

Episode 607: Metal Makes Us Feel Good - interview with Lord Vigo

May 22, 2020

German metallers Lord Vigo should be on your radar for a number of reasons. #1. We recently played them. #2. Their unique monicker really stands out. As does their unique epic doom meets NWOBHM sensibilities sound. #3, and most importantly, they've got an awesome new album "Danse De Noir" on the racks courtesy of the good folks at High Roller Records. So now's the time to get vox/(studio) drummer Vinz Clortho on the horn. We talked the new record, their new home, and their obvious love of sic-fi. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we talk bloody armpits (??!!) and crank tune from the new LV plus Sinister, Raspberry Bulbs, Power From Hell, Slaughter Messiah, Infernal Execrator, and introduce Florida doom rockers Northern Crown in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns and Health!!

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Episode 606: Dave’s Right Here, Man! - interview with Slasher Dave (Acid Witch, Slasher Dave)

Episode 606: Dave’s Right Here, Man! - interview with Slasher Dave (Acid Witch, Slasher Dave)

May 15, 2020

Slasher Dave is probably most familiar to our listeners as the mainman behind the amazing Acid Witch. But every great artist has a strong versatility to their art. So when Dave's not killing it with his main gig, his alter ego Slasher Dave creeps out. Dave's love of all things Horror is never more evident than with the cool sounds this project conjures up. SD's music is his own instrumental interpretation of classic horror flicks. Case in point - his new album "Cannibal Death Gods" is a beautiful homage to the jungle cannibal flicks of yesteryear. So now's a great time to yack with Dave about the whys and wherefores of this record including the concept and what drives his unique art. Of course, we get an update on Acid Witch as well. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we celebrate Motorhead Day (the 8th of May) with a toast to Lemmy himself. Musically, we crank the new Slasher record plus some Acid Witch, Sarcofago, Devangelic, Horrific, Holocausto, and introduce South American deathsters Reptilium in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 605: Beer Me, Please - interview with Chris Dodge (Spazz, Despise You, Trappist)

Episode 605: Beer Me, Please - interview with Chris Dodge (Spazz, Despise You, Trappist)

May 7, 2020

Once we sat down with grindcore/powerviolence trailblazer Chris Dodge (Spazz, Depise you, Infest), we knew this was going to be a unique episode. Apart from all these amazing projects he's plied his trade with, Mr. Dodge has left his mark on a variety of other aspects in the aggressive music community. So we sat down and had one helluva chat with the man. We discussed all his musical output, hailing from the Bay Area, Slap a Ham Records, and his love of specialty beers. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we take inspiration from Mr. Dodge's "No Corporate Beer" column in Decibel magazine and do a our own taste test from some of our local(ish) brews. Musically, we crank a bunch of Chris' projects as well as D.O.A.'s Joey Shithead's tribute to the front liners against this crisis. Big Horns especially to them!!

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Episode 604: Speak No Mercy - interview with Unmerciful

Episode 604: Speak No Mercy - interview with Unmerciful

May 1, 2020

You have to strike while the Irons are hot. As this episode first goes to air, US death metalllers Unmerciful's latest platter "Wrath Encompassed" will only be a week to the day on the racks. So we had to get bassist Jeremy Turner on the horn. We discussed the band's switch to Willowtip, his live work with Cannibal Corpse, and quizzed him about any potential King Diamond jokes. But I think we may be starting those now (Ooops). In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss being a "professional drinker"(!!) and crank some tunes from Unmerciful and label mates Malignancy, Phobia and Extreme Noise Terror. Plus cool stuff from Morbid Angel, Destroyed In Seconds, Heinous, Chthonic Cult, and introduce Hamilton metallers Lutharo in our "Indie Spotlight". Stay Healthy and Horns Up!! 

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