Episode 499: Original Hammer

March 30, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Veteran NY thrashers DEMOLITION HAMMER played an important role in the history of the extreme metal underground. DH made their debut with their classic “Tortured Existence” album on the very young and fledging Century Media Records at the time. This album, along with a handful of other key releases, helped build the foundation for the CM that we all know and love. The band’s tenure would be short lived, releasing only two more records. The last couple of […]

Episode 498: Summer Of Saint

March 23, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

We see a pattern here. It was this time last year that we ran our first (!) ARMORED SAINT interview, a real cool chat with Joey Vera. Now this year, The Saint march into summer with a pretty cool gameplan. Throughout July and August, the band will hit the road playing the “Symbol Of Salvation” record in its entirety. The band’s extensive discography does have some bigger, more well known albums. But “Symbol” holds a special place […]

Episode 497: No Cure for Metal

March 16, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Progressive NY death metallers UNCURED are a unique story. Generally our Creature Feature segments are reserved for established veterans on reputable labels with larger followings. Uncured though are unsigned and basically doing it D.I.Y. One just would never know it. With their extensive touring and promotion, they appear to be the blueprint of a big label’s promotions.  Three quarters of the line up are barely into their 20s but accented by veteran DIECAST bassist Jon Kita! So when Uncured […]

Episode 496: So Good It Should Be

March 9, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Obviously, with an outfit like Season Of Mist recording artists PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the groups namesake and frontman will be the one garnering the most press attention. But each group can have 3, 4,5 other members and each have their own unique story to tell. With P.H.A. & The Illegals, axeman Stephen Taylor is such a member. With the new record “Choosing Mental Illness As A Virtue” getting major play in RAM offices, we […]

Episode 495: Wagging Tongues

March 2, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

The mighty Metal Blade Records seems to be spreading their musical wings recently. Having been a major Metal player for literally decades, they seem to be trying to get their foot in the hardcore world door too. First, they released the brilliant new HARMS WAY album and now they’re readying the new TWITCHING TONGUES album. We got psyched by their Blade signing and with record #2 “Gaining Purpose Through Passionate Hatred”, we finally sat down with vox Colin Young. […]