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Episode 671: Twas The Month Before Halloween

Episode 671: Twas The Month Before Halloween

September 16, 2021

It's the fall season. So that means we're gearing up for most Metalhead's favourite time of the year - Halloween!! But this most sacred of daze doesn't begin and end on Oct. 31st. There's much to do in prep for The Big Day. This week we've compiled a list of movies to view, comics to read, costumes to procure and all the activities to get you in the Halloweening mood. With the shitstorm that was last year's, let's make this best spooky season yet! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", heavy music has taken the pro wrestling world by storm lately. So we share what's been musically marking us out! Tunage wise, we got New and Used from Paradox, Kryptos, Nasty Savage, Earth Crisis, Vitamin X, Black Mass and introduce Primalfrost in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 670: Cringey Metal

Episode 670: Cringey Metal

September 10, 2021

Normally when using words like "cringe" and "creepy" with regards to our beloved genre, it's used in a more artistic and horror related manner. Death and Goth Metal aside, a few of the more mainstream Heavy Rock/Metal artists have put pen to paper and come up with some rather cringeworthy lyrics. Call it art from a different era, if you will. Nonetheless, some classic songs (KISS, The Nuge, Winger a.o.) have made us go "Ugh!" and took us down some dark paths that "old time rock n roll" shouldn't take us. So we gave some of these creepy tunes the once over. And it's not even Halloween...yet! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the new Maiden and bullies in music school(!) Musically, we crank new tunage from Lucifyre, Gama Bomb, Expunged, Imprecation and introduce Ottawa deathsters Deformatory in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 669: In Trouble - Tribute to Eric Wagner

Episode 669: In Trouble - Tribute to Eric Wagner

September 2, 2021

The RAM office was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Eric Wagner. Mr. Wagner was most noted as the founder and frontman of the legendary Trouble. The Doom metallers have a special place in our Metal Hearts, so we wanted to pay tribute. Former co host Roch was the creator and host of our awesome "Album Autopsy" series. The first episode focused on the amazing self titled, and eventually christened "Psalm 9", debut. Mr. Roch sat down with Mr. Wagner, drummer Jeff Olsen and Metal Blade producer Bill Metoyer. Together they dive deep into this important record. So in honour of Mr. Wagner, we present this encore presentation. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we tackle the baby (aka elephant) in the swimming  pool (aka living room). Is this lawsuit justified? Or a cash grab? As well, we took in our first live show in eighteen months!! Musically, we crank new and used from the aforementioned Trouble, the unique new Matt Harvey (Exhumed) album, Warzone, 7 Year Bitch, MainEEaxe, Burning Witch, Sudden Impact, Domination Campaign and introduce Finnish punk n rollers Graveyard Shifters in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

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Episode 668: Talkin’ Tunes

Episode 668: Talkin’ Tunes

August 26, 2021

We found ourselves sans "Creature Feature" again this week. But no matter, as there was enough going on in the World of Heavy Metal to grab our attention. The month of August has some off the beaten path anniversaries. Death Metal legends Cannibal Corpse dropped their infamous debut this month in '90. As well, this is the 20th anniversary of Go-Gos vocalist Belinda Carlisle appearing Playboy(!) But honestly... we read the article too! Finally, we share our theory of 80's hard rocker Billy Squire being the original Rage Against The Machine(!!) In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go over our "Metal Fix" and crank tunage from the aforementioned C.C. + new and used from Negative Approach, Vincent Crowley, Acid Witch, Wormwitch, Pantychrist and the amazing Lingua Ignota!  Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 667: The Neighbour Of The Beast

Episode 667: The Neighbour Of The Beast

August 12, 2021

Welcome to the week after The Big One! Following our monumental 666th episode, the music world celebrated another milestone. It was the 40th anniversary of the debut of MTV. Of course even in those early years MTV never meant much to Metal fans. Apart from the Headbanger's Ball, the only thing of interest was the fact that some of the coolest vids were constantly being barred from airplay. So we choose to "celebrate" EmptyV by giving these vids the once over. As well, Canada's "Loud As Hell" fest just went down. Our good buddy, and co host of our sister show "Wrestling Night In Canada", Dustin "Ducky" Maruca was there and gives his "On The Spot Report!" All this plus a metric fvck ton of cool tunage from Wolves In The Throne Room, Into Eternity, Despise You, Dead Kennedys, Cell, Krigsgrav and White Cowbell Oklahoma!! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 666: The Big One - interview with Aborted and celebrating episode 666

Episode 666: The Big One - interview with Aborted and celebrating episode 666

August 6, 2021

As one of the longest running podcasts (of any kind), Radioactive Metal continues to roll. Of course, only a Metal program would acknowledge episode 666 as a milestone. After 665 episodes, we are here - The Big One! To celebrate we got "the band back together" and tapped former co hort Roch to co host. We cracked open some bevies and reminisced about some of our fave memories. We go over some unique interview locales and the times we got the rock star treatment. For a "Creature Feature", it had to be an artist worthy of this position. Death Metal legends Aborted fits the bill. With a new record "Maniacult" on the racks, we spoke with vocalist Sven de Caluwe'. We discussed said album, his continued relationship with Megadeth's Dirk Verbeuren and our mutual love of all things geek! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we pay tribute to our recently fallen comrades  and crank a Fistful of Metal including Aborted, Master, Metal Church, Exhumed, Heretic, Nile, Iron Reagan, Cathedral, Putrescence, Flash Out and Metal Against Coronavirus (??) So Happy Whatever to us. Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

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Episode 665: Woman Of Dark Desires - interview with Jade Willow

Episode 665: Woman Of Dark Desires - interview with Jade Willow

July 29, 2021

We're always looking for that unique interview guest. Band interviews are the bread and butter of this show. But there are so many unsung areas all with a story of their own. Enter - Jade Willow. Miss. Willow is a "D.I.Y. model", adult content creator, fellow podcaster and an all 'round interesting person. So we wanted to hear her story first hoof. We get into her modelling, the wonderful world of OnlyFans, and  into her mental advocacy with her "Shedding Skin" podcast. All this with her cool Black Metal look! Awesome! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss our latest vinyl therapy haul and the new Maiden single/video. Musically, we crank some classic Bathory, the 80s Hazzard (w/Herman Frank), Noctule, Old Grandad, Blasphemous Creation and introduce Bay Area bashers Infex in our "Indie Spotlight".  Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 664: Alumni Week

Episode 664: Alumni Week

July 23, 2021

Consider this "Alumni Week" here at the U of R.A.M. This weeks music fish wraps were goblet full of great news concerning former Radioactive Metal interview guests. So with a Metal Heart full of pride we focus our attention on those breaking stories. We go over the rumours of Testament's Steve DiGiorgio taking over bass duties on the new Megadeth album. The awesome news of Exodus drummer Tom Hunting's successful surgery. As well, Canadian hardcore veterans Propaghandi selling out their home going gig in 30 seconds!! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go over our Record Store Day haul. And finally, we crank the aforementioned Prop + Nunslaughter, War on Women, At War, Rebel Priest, Krossfyre, Tombstoner and introduce Canadian bashers Vagina Witchcraft in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 663: QDF3 - discussing Quebec Deathfest 3

Episode 663: QDF3 - discussing Quebec Deathfest 3

July 15, 2021

Henceforth, the Quebec Deathfest is going to be a part of our lives. We had such an amazing time last time out, we couldn't wait to go back. But then the you-know-what hit and the Music Godz reigned hellfire down on our parade. Now the world is opening up again and it's official - QDF 3 is happening! Sept 30 - Oct 1st of '22! We're so stoked we decided to take time out to discuss. This particular Fest is a thing with "Ducky" Dustin Maruca, good friend and co host of our brother show "Wrestling Night In Canada". So we enlisted his help going over the line up and sharing which artists we're looking forward to seeing. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank QDFers Infernal Majesty and Saccage + new tunage from Hammers Of Misfortune, Nothing Sacred, Eye Of Purgatory and feature Canuck thrashers Rippr'd in our "Indie Spotlight". Horn Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 662: Witchy Radio - interview with Witch Cross

Episode 662: Witchy Radio - interview with Witch Cross

July 8, 2021

Another one off the old Bucket List! We discovered Danish heavy rockers Witch Cross in '84. The same time we went Metal full time. The outfit's debut album "Fit For Fight" caught our attention right away. So much in fact said album produced one of our fave songs ever! The band's output has been sporadic over the years. But now WC are back with an amazing new album "Angel of Death". Founder/axeman Mike Koch has been there for the whole ride. And the new album affords us the opportunity to have him the RAM hottest. We go over everything about the new album and dive into some cool history. So exciting! In our "News, Views and Tunes",  we discuss the recent Canadian church burnings and read/dissect an interesting "Entitled Parent" Reditt post regarding a Les Paul gee-tar. Musically, we crank new (and classic) Witch Cross + Witch Vomit, Ghoul, Exorcist, Morbid Breath and Noctambulist. Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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