Episode 455: Album Autopsy – Sword’s Metalized – Part 2

May 5, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

In Part 2 of this Album Autopsy, Mike Plant, Dan Hughes, and Rick Hughes join us again to talk about the songs on SWORD‘s debut, Metalized. We talk about the songwriting process, the record company putting in “special orders”, and the inspiration behind the lyrics (Bikers, Aleister Crowley, drugs, and The Poltergeist, oh my!) We talk about gigs in Montreal at the Moustache Club, the selection of the album name, the promo videos, and touring. We especially […]

Episode 454: Album Autopsy – Sword’s Metalized – Part 1

April 28, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

The Province of Québec has always been a hotbed for metal, but most notably the city of Montréal. Ask any international touring band and they will all say that it’s one of their favorite places to play. With so many metalheads populating the fair province, it’s a given that many kick ass bands would be formed and try to outperform each other. In the early 80s, a band from Saint-Bruno rose from its streets and conquered the Montréal […]

Episode 419: Album Autopsy – Destruction’s Sentence of Death EP

July 29, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

In the early 80s, a new underground genre of aggressive heavy metal was being carefully crafted by the angry youth. Most fans believe that it was mainly happening in the USA but unbeknownst to them,  the same thing was happening in Germany. Hailing from a small town on the Swiss/German border, DESTRUCTION was honing their craft and knocking on doors of record labels. Joining us in this Album Autopsy, metal legend Schmier reminisces about the early days of the band. […]

Episode 415: Album Autopsy – Flotsam & Jetsam’s Doomsday for the Deceiver

July 1, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Back in 1986, a lot of fantastic thrash was being released. It seemed like there was a never ending supply. One of the best releases that year was FLOTSAM & JETSAM‘s Doomsday for the Deceiver. It’s the only album to ever score 6K’s on Kerrang Magazine‘s rating system. Thirty years later, it still holds up with the best of them. To celebrate this landmark anniversary, we invited guitarist Michael Gilbert and vocalist Eric AK to discuss the […]

Episode 385: Album Autopsy – Metal Church’s The Dark – Part 2

November 20, 2015 Roch Vaillancourt 0

In the second part of this Album Autopsy about METAL CHURCH‘s The Dark, former MC guitarist Craig Wells joins us again to discuss every track. We get into a few of the technical aspects of recording the album, what makes a great guitar solo, and one of his major regrets about his time in the band. He also tells us about David Wayne‘s no-nonsense sensibilities, how underrated Kirk Arrington really is, the album cover by legendary artist Don Brautigan, and we […]