Radioactive Metal
Episode 631: Lone Wolf - interview with Pulchra Morte

Episode 631: Lone Wolf - interview with Pulchra Morte

November 13, 2020

When we were offered a chance to speak with black/thrashers Pulchra Morte, we jumped at it. We were expecting we'd be hearing from vox Adam Clemens. But we were pleasantly surprised when axeman Jarrett Pritchard called. Mr. Pritchard not only has extensive experience in the underground, but he's also a producer extraordinaire. He's turned the knobs for some of our fave artists. We discussed the new record "Ex Rosa Ceremonia" as well as his early demo days and his work behind the board. In all, a most fascinating chat. In our "News, Views, and Tunes', we share some friend's choices for prez and share a heartwarming story courtesy of Hirax' Katon DePena. Musically, we crank the new PM + some Wolvhammer, Brutality, Master, Mercyless, Jesus Piece, Joel Grind, Whipstriker, Eulogy, Hanging Fortress and introduce L.A.'s Make Them Die Slowly in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy! 

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Episode 630: With Odin… - interview with Leaves Eyes

Episode 630: With Odin… - interview with Leaves Eyes

November 6, 2020

All Hail Odin!! Just last year we had the good fortune of having Leaves Eyes vocalists Alex Krull and Elina Sirralla on the show as they passed thru town. Now this year LE are helping us cope with this craziness with a cool new album. "The Last Viking" is an absolute battleshipburner of a record! So we jumped at the chance of having Mr.Krull on the show again. We discussed the new record, his legit Viking ways, and, being Atrocity fans, we had to get an update on that camp as well. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we present our "interview" with Angus Young, share our Record Store Day booty, and we our picks as to who in Metaldom we'd like to see as the new president. Musically, we crank the new Leaves as well as the aforementioned Atrocity, Hellripper, Convulse, Violent Life Violent Death, ACXDC, Angel Nation, and Dead Kennedys. Hails and Horns!! Stay Healthy!!

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DiGregorio Live Stream Release Party

DiGregorio Live Stream Release Party

November 1, 2020

On 10/30/20 We hosted the release party for DiGregorio's debut album "House of Gregory, Chapter 1". This episode is an edited version of that presentation. All songs except for "Dark as Night" and "We Search" have been cut down to 30-second previews to give our Podcast audience a taste of what the live show listeners got.

Guitarist Suzanne DeCree sat down with us to go track by track through the album regaling us with the stories that inspired this album. From tales of ghostly visits from relatives to ghost voices on the recording, you will find entertaining stories at every turn.

As a special promotion, you can save 10% on Digregorio's new album by entering the code "radioactive" at checkout in their BandCamp store.

 

You also get the full story of the Album on DiGregorio's website.

Episode 629: Juan Of The Dead - interview with Juan Garcia (Body Count, Evildead)

Episode 629: Juan Of The Dead - interview with Juan Garcia (Body Count, Evildead)

October 30, 2020

Happy Halloween!! As this episode first hits your earholes, October 31st will be a mere 24 hrs. away. So on the eve of All Hallow's Eve, we couldn't think of a more appropriate guest that the resurrected Evildead. The band was the '86 follow up project for Juan Garcia, who first came to our attention from his stints with Agent Steel and Abattoir. Mr. Garcia may also be familiar with more modern fans for his position as axeman with none other than Body Count!! So with new albums from both BC and ED on the racks, we had a "groovy" chat with Juan Of The Dead (Thank you Ice-T). We discussed the new record "United $tate$ Of Anarchy", his work with Body Count, and his thoughts of the late, great Riley Gale (Rest In Power!). In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss with artists we'd dress up as for Halloween and premiere a new songwritten, performed and recorded from our very own Aaron. Horns way up to that!! Musically, we crank the new Evildead plus the aforementioned Agent Steel and Abattoir. As well, as cool tunes from Exhumed, 45 Grave, Cropsy Maniac, Dolore, Werewolves, VHS, Zombie Assault and feature The Bloody Hell in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 628: This Cat Has Wings - interview with Mercedes Lander (Kittie, The White Swan)

Episode 628: This Cat Has Wings - interview with Mercedes Lander (Kittie, The White Swan)

October 23, 2020

If one isn't a dedicated, die hard Kittie fan, then one might file this week's "Creature Feature" under "Where Are They Now?" But the quick answer to this might be Mercedes Lander "Never Left". True while the Kittie camp may be relatively silent right now, there's plenty going on with the kitty behind the kit. Lander's (side??) project The White Swan just dropped their fourth EP, "Nocturnal Transmission". Over the years we've never exactly hidden what big fans of Kittie we are. So we jumped at the opportunity to have Mercedes on again. We got into the Swan and the differences from her more famous outfit. As well, keeping with the season, we got a glimpse into Halloween at The Landers house. No tricks, all treat. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank the new EP plus Invincible Force, new/classic Impurity, Khemmis, Dead Quiet and Destroyer 666. In our "Indie Spotlight", we introduce Maryland's Lyonen! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Halloween Special: “Trick Or Treat” Watch Along

Halloween Special: “Trick Or Treat” Watch Along

October 19, 2020

'Tis the season to get spooky! Halloween is upon us. To get us into the spirit of All Hallow's Eve, we're doing something a little different for RAM. Welcome to our Inaugural Watch Along Special. Where basically your hosts sit down and enjoy a cool one. We pick a seasonal appropriate flick. Then give our insightful commentary on it. OK, so we had a few drinks and yapped about it.  80s metal/horror masterpiece "Trick Or Treat", and the Fastway soundtrack, has been a staple around the RAM offices for decades. "ToT" not only epitomized 80s metal and horror but pop culture and social ideals and characteristics as well. So grab some of your faves. Download this special episode. The link to the film is in the show notes. And enjoy all things "Trick Or Treat"! Horns Up and Stay Healthy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ta9UTks5P8M

 

Episode 627: Spreading Rumors - interview with Vicious Rumors

Episode 627: Spreading Rumors - interview with Vicious Rumors

October 16, 2020

Happy 14th Bday to us!! What a long strange trip it's been (OK, we'll let ourselves out). But as much as we'd like to sit back and bask in our back patting, we've got a lot of Metal to get to. Last year we had the good fortune of hanging with none other than Vicious Rumors' founder/axeman Geoff Thorpe as the band crossed the country. Now their new album "Celebration Decay" is still fresh on the racks. So we got Mr. Thorpe on the horn to catch up. We discussed the new album and the ideas behind it, the influence of horror, and keeping in touch with old friends from the Bay Area. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", there is only one subject - the loss Eddie Van Halen. So we took the time to discuss some of fave VH sounds and moments. Musically, we crank the new VR plus new stuff from Raven, Nightmare, Mad Max, Witchtarap,  The Troops of Doom and introduce Halifax bangers Ancient Thrones in our "Indie Spotlight"! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

Episode 626: Bow to Metal’s Messiah - interview with Messiah

Episode 626: Bow to Metal’s Messiah - interview with Messiah

October 9, 2020

Swiss veteran Messiah's heyday wrapped up in '94 after five amazing albums. The latter three with the legendary Noise Records. Now fast forward some twenty five years and the band is once again having a banner year. Messiah's new comeback full lengther "Fracmont" is now available via the good folks at High Roller. So we were eager to speak with vox Andy Kaina to get the story. We spoke about the new record and deal, including the creepy new single. As well, he shared his thoughts on the underrated Swiss scene. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we share our Record Store day booty. Musically, we crank the new Messiah + Annal Nathrakh, Stallion, Baphomet's Blood, Nihilist (pre-Entombed), Razor and introduce TX' Bondbreakr in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 625: Relapse Record Show Day - interviews with Primitive Man and Realize

Episode 625: Relapse Record Show Day - interviews with Primitive Man and Realize

October 2, 2020

This crazy 2020 may be slowing the world down. But the good folks at Relapse Records are staying busy as ever. They've had another metric metal tonne of awesome releases and we've done our best at covering them. But - Wow!! So we find ourselves with the pleasure of presenting not one but two amazing "Creature Features" from the Relapse roster. The new Primitive Man album "Immersion" is killer and we got Ethan McCarthy on the horn to discuss it. As well, labelmates Realize just dropped their latest platter of industrial metal madness, "Machine Violence". We spoke with Kyle Kennedy (Sex Prisoner) to get the 411 on the all the going ons in his camp. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we won another radio contest and pay tribute to pro wrassler Road Warrior Animal. Musically, we crank this week's guests + new and cool tunes from Coffins, Sex Prisoner, Voracious Scourge, Gorephilia, Vermin Womb, Horsewhip, and Malhavoc! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 624: Great Scott! - interview with Scott Pingel of the San Francisco Symphony

Episode 624: Great Scott! - interview with Scott Pingel of the San Francisco Symphony

September 25, 2020

Last episode we had an amazing "Creature Feature" whose roots lay in the heyday of The Bay Area. Seven days later, we return to that hallowed scene. In a roundabout way. The Metallica camp is rocking and rolling with the release of "S&M2", the metallers second collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony providing a fresh spin on some old faves. One of the highlights is the contribution of Symphony bassist Scott Pingel. Mr. Pingel was bestowed the honour of performing the beloved "Anethesia" bass solo. So this proved to be the perfect time to get Mr. Pingel's thoughts on the project. Unbelievable!! But the fun doesn't stop there. In our "Sidestage" interview, we chatted with our old friend Sue Decree as her Digregorio project's new release is about to drop. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we sign a petition for the Boss HM-2 pedal and call out trump for his ironic use of CCR's "Fortunate Son". Finally we crank some tunage from Johannson and Speckmen, All Pigs Must Die, D.O.A., and Mongrel's Cross. Whew!! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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