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Episode 648: Award Winner - Juno Awards (Heavy Metal Album)

Episode 648: Award Winner - Juno Awards (Heavy Metal Album)

March 27, 2021

It's that time again. Generally as a rule, music awards mean two things to heavy music fans - jack and shite'! But we do seem to take notice when it comes to the categories that mean something to us. With the grammys in the can, we can now focus on the upcoming Junos, the Canadian equivalent. Specifically, the Heavy Metal Album of the Year Award. So with that in mind, we're going to forego a "Creature Feature", and delve into our thoughts and picks from this year's nominees. As well, we pay tribute to Gerri Miller, editor pf the great Metal Edge magazine. Which took us down a rabbit hole discussing our past experiences with the wonderful world of metal mags. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank  tunage from Helstar, Depths Of Hatred, Caskets Open, Bikini Kill, Vile Creature, Unleash The Archers and introduce San Diego metallers Monarch in our "Indie Spotlight".  Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 647: Fistful Of Entombed - with Aaron Price (Fistful of Metal magazine)

Episode 647: Fistful Of Entombed - with Aaron Price (Fistful of Metal magazine)

March 18, 2021

As we began compiling this week's episode, tragedy struck the Metal world. We lost one of the all time greats in L.G. Petrov, mainman  behind the legendary Entombed. So we decided a fitting tribute was in order. To assist us we enlisted the insights of Aaron Price. Mr. Price is a scribe for the new "Fistful Of Metal" magazine. We sat down and discussed all things Entombed: our fave album, song and our discovery of the band. And probably most importantly, we predict the future of an Entombed incarnation without the main mouthpiece. No L.G. = No Entombed? In our "News, Views and Tunes", we acknowledge the passing of Lou Otten, the inventor of the cassette, and our experiences with the medium. Plus, Rob Zombie remaking The Munsters??!! Musically, we crank some Nihilist, Cryptopsy, Entrails, Wolf King, Witchtit, Revel In Flesh and introduce Cerbearus in the week's "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

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Episode 646: Kvlted!! - interview with Culted

Episode 646: Kvlted!! - interview with Culted

March 12, 2021

This global crisis has radically altered a lot of things and the way we go about doing them. For musicians, it's the lack of live performing and the challenges of trying to jam/write new material. For Season Of Mist recording artists Culted... well, not much has changed. With 3/4 of the line up hailing from Winnipeg, Canada, and the other 1/4 residing in Sweden, the entire band has never been face to face. With the new album "Nous" on the racks, it's a good time to get multi-instrumentalist Micheal Klassen back on the show. We discussed the band's new record, their unique situation, and made vocalist Daniel Jannson an honorary Winnipegger! This chat sparked our own discussion in our "News, Views, and Tunes", going over what constitutes a "local band" and when/if the designation changes with international success. Musically, we crank the new Culted + cool stuff from Terror, Tombs, Venomous Concept, Sleepless, Meth Leppard, Direct Action, Demoniac and introduce Vancouver bashers Anarcheon in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

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Episode 645: Heatseeker - interview with Endseeker

Episode 645: Heatseeker - interview with Endseeker

March 4, 2021

First up, "Mount Carcass" is one helluva title! So it should only be fitting that it be the monicker of an awesome album. And.. written and recorded by an awesome band! That's what we have with death metallers Endseeker's new Metal Blade release (Apr. 16th). The band hails from Germany but have that Swedish HM2 sound. With all of our recent talk about that particular pedal, it was enough to want to get axeman Ben Liepelt on the horn. We also discussed the new promo vid for the first single (zombie cheerleaders!!) and his thoughts on Germany's legendary artists. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", the first issue of our Decibel subscription arrived and we pounded back the bevvies (cyberlly, if that's a word) with death legends Cianide! Musically, we crank the new Endseeker, the aforementioned Cianide, Coronary, Skeleton, Lizzy Borden, Lik, Eviction, Cave Bastard and we introduce Montreal folk metallers Valfreya in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 644: Musical Bliss - interview with Terminal Bliss

Episode 644: Musical Bliss - interview with Terminal Bliss

February 25, 2021

"Never stop learning" isn't just an old adage. It's solid advice. When the Relapse debut from Richmond bashers Terminal Bliss came across our desk, it had us scratching our heads. "Brute Err/ata" is a unique monicker. And after cranking the record we knew we had to get the band on the horn and enlighten us. Prepping for our chat, we soon discovered we were going to enjoy a lot about the band, as opposed to a quick vocabulary chat. Axeman Mike Taylor gave us all the ins and outs about this killer record, as well as discussing the vastly underrated Richmond scene. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we dispel some myths as the local punk scene opens their doors to those less fortunate during this winter cold snap. Musically, we crank said Terminal record and cool stuff from Razor, Gravesend, Iron Reagan, Bleach Everything, Socioclast, Graveripper, Ominous Ruin, and introduce Malice Divine in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!  

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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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