Episode 427: Peter Pain

September 30, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Since 1990, Swedish metal master Peter Tagtgren has been a major player in the extreme metal underground. His legendary band HYPOCRISY helped but both Swedish death metal and Nuclear Blast Records on the map. Over the years, out of his Abyss Studios, Mr. Tagtgren has paid it forward by turning the knobs on some of your fave records. So when his hardly-a-side-project  PAIN put out their latest LP, we knew it was time to check off another bucket […]

Episode 426: Angry Girl

September 23, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Never before has there been a more fitting monicker. Brazilian thrashers NERVOSA took that name as it means in their native tongue (angry girl). That becomes apparent after just one spin of their sophomore Napalm Records effort, Agony, and even more so when the band hits the stage. It’s a thing of beauty to see these lasses go from girls-next-door to screaming banshees from beyond.  We recently caught up with bass/vox Fernanda Lira right before one such […]

Episode 425: Christy Whores Out The Damned

September 16, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Where does one begin when discussing metal meister Richard Christy? Joe and Jane Average-American would probably be familiar with Christy for his work on the Howard Stern Radio Show, but the more discerning will know him from his multiple contributions to the metal world (Death, Iced Earth, Control Denied). Looking to promote the going ons of his current outfit CHARRED WALLS OF THE DAMNED, he was stoked to be under the RAM spotlight. We discussed his “supergroup” […]

Episode 424: The Rip Chord

September 9, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Paul Gott is a forefather of the Canadian hardcore punk scene. His legendary outfit RIPCORDZ formed in 1980, spanning a career of 15 full lengthers which inspired a generation of Canuck punk. Recently, the ‘Cordz ripped thru town to liven up a boring Monday night. Hanging with Mr. Gott, he gave us the 411 on more than 35 years of underground musical goodness, as seen through the eyes that have seen it all. To paraphrase another […]

Episode 423: Wicked (In A Good Way) Witch

September 2, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

SKELETONWITCH founder and axeman Scotty Hedrick has a rep for being one of the nicest guys in the biz, always with a smile on his face and a song in his amps. Believe all you heard because it’s all true. He was the first guy that showed up at the venue and was thrilled to chat with us once again. Despite the recent upheavals in the ‘Witch’s coven, he maintained his usual demeanor. We discussed the awesome […]