Leave it to a good Canadian boy to take a chance on an artistic endeavour, eh. Death metal meisters GORGUTS‘ latest effort Pleiades’ Dust is a thirty-two minute, one song masterpiece. Obviously mainman Luc Lemay is extremely proud of this adventurous project. While crossing Canada for the first time ever, Mr. Lemay was eager to join us again to discuss it in-depth. He jumped right in with both feet explaining the concept, the label’s reaction, and pulling it off live. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over the new METALLICA and air an IRON REAGAN infomercial. Musically, we crank as much of the new Gorguts as possible, ASPHYX, MIDNIGHT, BRAIN TENTACLES, and the aforementioned Iron Reagan. Horns Up!!
Bay Area thrashers DEATH ANGEL are one of the all-time faves around the RAM offices. We jump at every opportunity to have them on the show. We can only hope axeman Ted Aguilar isn’t tired of our shit by now, being the Creature Feature for the third time now. Death Angel were in town recently supporting their latest platter, The Evil Divide, so we caught up with Mr. Aguilar to discuss the tour, recording at Audiohammer, how awesome his bandmates are, and his old project SCARECROW. One more interview with the man and we’re going to have to give him his own desk, chair, and corner office “with a view”. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we discuss the awesomeness of ANAL TRUMP (!!) and tease the lady about sports. Musically we crank the new DA, the new MARTYRDOD, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EXCEL, and the aforementioned Anal Trump. Grab ’em by the Horns!!
Do you like a little melody with your doom? Maybe you like to hum along and tap your toes while contemplating the end of existence. We’re being a little extreme here but that’s what comes to mind when discussing “melodic doom”. This tag describes CASTLE to a T. While in town to support their fourth record called “Welcome To The Graveyard”, we caught up with axeman Matt Davies. We discussed their label switch, the new album and it’s concepts, and working with producer extrodinaire Billy Anderson. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over some of the announced metalfgsts for 2017 and we take credit for some recent artist signings. Finally we crank some new tunes from TESTAMENT, SEX PRISONER, COGNITIVE, and TURNSTILE. Horns up!!
Los Angeles is considered a mecca of just about everything. In the Metal world, the City of Angels is predominantly known as the hometown of glam or hair metal. But when you dig a little deeper, you can find more unearthed treasures. That’s what the producers of the INSIDE METALdocu-flick series pride themselves on. With Vol 2 ready for your DVD collection, we once again caught up with producer Carl Alvarez. We talk about the bands that graduated the 80s L.A. metal scene, the experience of seeing their early shows, why some never really made it past the local scene, and so much more. In our News, Views and Tunes, we bury some piss-poor horror flicks and put over October 28th as an awesome metal day. Musically, we crank the new CROWBAR and DARKTHRONE,DRILLER KILLER, and HERETIC. Horns!!