Radioactive Metal
Episode 708: Stranger Things Visited

Episode 708: Stranger Things Visited

July 21, 2022

Season 4 of the Netflix series "Stranger Things" had The Metal World captivated. Our beloved genre played such a key part in key character's character and in memorable sequences. So we knew we had to focus some major attention towards it. Besides, we're the original Eddie Munson! We discussed how we related to the time period, "The Satanic Panic" backdrop and which songs would bring us out of the Upside Down. *Spoiler Alert*Spoiler Alert! In our "News, Views and Tunes", we crank some new + used from Angel Witch, The Exploited, Bitches Sin, Faithful Breath, Death Whore and introduce Winnipeg punkers The Strange Things (!!) in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

 

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Episode 707: Howling At The Moon - interview with Deadwolff

Episode 707: Howling At The Moon - interview with Deadwolff

July 15, 2022

Now here's an outfit that makes us howl! T.O.'s Deadwolff impressed us last year when their self titled EP came across our desk. The 'Wolff are a cool Canadian trio heavily influenced by the early 80s HR/NWOBHM with a modern flare. So when they recently came through town we jumped at the opportunity to turn a Wednesday night into a Saturday night! We sat down with the entire pack and go over the whys and wherefores behind the howl. In our "News, Views and Tunes", we go over the Vince Neil teleprompter "controversy". Musically, we crank some Deadwolff + new and used from Savage Master, Witchfynde, Werewolves, Molder, Temple of Void, 30 Immolated; 16 Returned and we introduce Vancouver's Thirteen Goats in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 706: We’re A Canadian Band

Episode 706: We’re A Canadian Band

July 7, 2022

As we pressed "record" on this episode, it was July 1st. Or Canada Day. Unfortunately, with the events of this year we haven't been feeling very patriotic. But all the awesome music produced in the Great White North is always reason to celebrate. So we decided to grab a stack of Canuck wax, pour a couple drinks and shoot the shit. In other words, celebrate RAM-style. We discussed a Sacrifice/Slaughter FB battle thread we created, a Vancouver radio station playing RATM on loop, Vince Neil's goofy "satanic" quote and we test each other's Metal. Musically, we crank some new and used from the aforementioned Sacrifice and Slaughter, Blasphemy, Get The Shot, Forgotten Rebels, Death Sentence, DBC, Soothsayer, Electro Quarterstaff, CiDB, and Primordial Serpent! Horns Up and Stay Healthy, Eh!

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Episode 705: Father Punk - interview with Day Glo Abortions

Episode 705: Father Punk - interview with Day Glo Abortions

June 30, 2022

If you're listening to this on Day One, Happy July 1st - Canada Day! There's no better way to enjoy the holiday than with an interview with a legendary Canadian punk band. Day Glo Abortions are no strangers to RAM. Vox/Axeman Murray The Cretin has graced us with his presence so often now we should just set up a cot beside our recording mic. It was a long sweltering night, and Father's Day even, but Murray was again more than eager to chat. Especially with the new "Hate Speech" album ready to rock! In our "News, Views and Tunes", we talk the new Megadeth track and our RSD Part Deux haul. Musically, we crank some new and used from Day Glos, Primitive Man, Mortiferum, Sacramentum, Overdose, Citizen Rage, and introduce Colorado metalled Buried Realm in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

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Episode 704: Untombed - interview with Tombs

Episode 704: Untombed - interview with Tombs

June 23, 2022

It almost feels like Halloween in June around here. You can't help but feel that way in the prescence of Micheal Hill, he of Tombs fame. The Season of Mist recording artist had a recent stop with Origin and Abysmal Dawn. We were eager to talk to Mr. Hill as we have more than just good music in common. We discussed the new "Ex Oblivion" EP, finding their home with Seasons and his love of all things horror. Currently, the Rolling Stones rock n roll exhibit "Unzipped" is in town. So in our "News, Views and Tunes" we discuss the artists we'd like to see get the same treatment. Musically, we crank new and used from Tombs, Gwar, Septic Death, Hexis, Fulci, VHS, Sundown, and Denouncement Pyre! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!! 

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Episode 703: Into The Abyss - interview with Abysmal Dawn

Episode 703: Into The Abyss - interview with Abysmal Dawn

June 16, 2022

This week's interview has been long time coming. Abysmal Dawn axe/vox Charles Elliot has been an ally and asset to this show for a number of years now. So when AD came thru town we were stoked for an opportunity for an in person "action" interview with the LA death metaller. We discussed the new EP, the current tour with  Origin and the outfit's place in the Metal scene. As well, in response to the Pistol mini series (check out last episode), we share our choices of the artists we'd like to see get the bio series treatment. In our "News, Views, and Tunes",  we pay tribute to artist Ken Kelly, discuss 80s guitar mags and some old school Twisted Sister. Musically, we crank some new and used from the aforementioned Abysmal Dawn, Origin, Severe Torture, Deathwhite, Brick By Brick, Chaotian and Monasterium. Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 702: Drink ’til Midnight, Pistol Dawn

Episode 702: Drink ’til Midnight, Pistol Dawn

June 9, 2022

Over the years, the legendary Sex Pistols have become a polarizing topic. The Pistols are Punk rock trailblazers. But the outfit have had their sheer of critiques over being a marketing ploy to sell the latest "punk" fashion. As well, vocalist Johnny Rotten has come under fire for betraying his punk ethics in his later life. Regardless of the yays or nays, it cannot be denied that the Pistols story was one hell of a ride. The FX channel recently were brave enough to tackle the subject in a six part mini series. So we tore into it and are ready to share our thoughts. Not only on the series but the Sex Pistols in general. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank some new and used from Anvil, Piledriver, Volcandra, The Slime and The Skirts. Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 701: ”Strike Her! Strike Her!” - interview with Striker

Episode 701: ”Strike Her! Strike Her!” - interview with Striker

June 2, 2022

How do you follow up a legendary "Bucket List" interview? How about with a Juno Award winner! Joining last week's "Creature Feature" Exciter at the Manitoba Metalfest was Canuck trad metallers Striker! So now is a great time to get caught up with former RAM alum vox Dan Cleary. We discussed winning said award and the  "Strike Her!" gag from the classic "Airplane" flick. Last episode we took the Nuge up to task for the beef with Joan Jett. So we put our money where our mouths is and came up with our own "Top Ten Greatest guitarists" lists. To do this properly, it's definitely harder than it seems. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the new Tony Hawk doc. Musically, we crank new and used from the aforementioned Striker + Grave Digger, Razor, Cryptopsy, (the real) Slaughter, Jungle Rot, Outre Tombe, Riot.303 and Nekkromaniac. Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

 

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Episode 700: We’re So Excited! - interview with Exciter

Episode 700: We’re So Excited! - interview with Exciter

May 26, 2022

Like the lady said..."We're so excited!" First off, this is another milestone with episode 700!! Plus, we recently experienced a night of firsts at the recent Manitoba Metalfest. It was the first time the legendary Exciter played our neck of the woods. It was the first time we've seen the classic line up live. And finally, it was the first time we had the good fortune of getting drummer/vox Dan Beetler onto our interview hotseat. Our excitement for Exciter goes back as far as for Heavy Metal itself with the classic "Violence And Force" album. So we didn't even really know where to begin with Mr. Beehler. But at the same time we had a thousand questions for him. We discussed the band's history with Megaforce Records and what the future holds! Another Bucket List interview! In our "News, Views and Tunes", we go into extra innings discussing Judas Priest and Onslaught going into the "Rock n Roll" and "Metal" HOFs, the impending return of Spinal Tap, and completely dissect the Joan Jett/Ted Nugent beef. Musically, we crank new and used from Exciter, D.O.A., the aforementioned Onslaught, Tysondog, Metalucifer, Iron Dogs, Immortal Bird, and Sadistic Ritual! Whew! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 699: Give ’Em The Axe

Episode 699: Give ’Em The Axe

May 5, 2022

Heavy Metal comes in all shapes, sounds, forms and sub (sub) genres. But one constant is the electric guitar. The guitar epitomizes Heavy Metal. So if you're not a well seasoned player, then the guitar could be taken for granted. Or at least to the point where, as fans, we don't necessarily have a firm grasp on the instrument. 50% of us here at RAM are a said seasoned player. And the other half is more of an appreciator. So combining our efforts, we're taking a look at the driving force behind  our beloved genre. Namely, our takes on the major offerings from the major brands. Hopefully this episode will give you an appreciation for "The Axe". In our "News, Views and Tunes", we give our thoughts on the shooting at the L.A. deathcore show. Musically, we crank new and used from Ripping Corpse, Dead Head, Sore Throat, Suppression, Wraith, Modern Terror and Crawling Through Tartarus. Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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