Category Archives: Band Spotlight

Episode 450: He Speaks The Truth

The Big 4-5-0! Not a traditional milestone but definitely one to acknowledge. Around the RAM offices, we like to do that by setting our loyal Beautiful MFers up with a top draw Creature Feature. In the extreme metal underground, Kevin Sharp needs no introduction. Mr. Sharp burst onto the scene in the early 90s with the brilliant BRUTAL TRUTH debut. Since then, he’s built an amazing legacy leading up to his current project. Grinders LOCK UP have a new record, a new label, and Sharp completes the trilogy as the new voice vox. We discuss the new Demonization record, their new spot on Listenable Records, and even reminisce about a shared memory. We only really scratched the surface. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we discuss Metal in the movies and wwwaaayyy too much Power Rangers! Musically we crank Kev’s Lock Up and Brutal Truth, ABOMINATOR, STRIFE, and ROLLINS BAND. Horns!!

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Lock Up | Brutal Truth | Abominator | Strife | Rollins Band

Episode 448: Nun Shall Defy

So far, this year’s Creature Features have been an awesome mix of classic, legendary artists coupled with some extreme outfits currently ruling the underground roost. Devil metal rockers NUNSLAUGHTER actually fits in both categories as they go back to the 80s demo trading heyday. In 2017, they continue to make an impact as one of Hell’s Headbangers top guns. Through all this time, vox/mainman Don of the Dead has been literally front and centre. In another long overdue chat, we discuss their controversial moniker (they just missed some PMRC love), their eight hundred million record discography, and the threat of new material. In our News, Views and Tunes, we go over rare SAVATAGE autographs, Lady GaGa’s ass, and crank some Nunslaughter, POWER TRIP, and AZARATH! Finally, looking to impress Mr. Of the Dead with some home grown talent, we have a quick chat with Winnipeg death/horror/D-beat thrashers ZOMBIE ASSAULT in our Extended Indie Spotlight. Horns!!

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Nunslaughter | Power Trip | Azarath | Zombie Assault

Episode 447: Old Sharks, New Tracks

Jack Russell is one dude who’s paid his dues. The mainman behind LA legends GREAT WHITE has done it all and seen it all. He has celebrated the triumphs and survived the tragedies. Through it all, he’s still one of rock n’ roll’s genuine nice guys. Now with a great new record in tow, we catch up with Mr. Russell for his side of the GW story. We get into the legal mumbo jumbo behind the moniker and his awesome new He Saw It Coming album. He’s still a big fish in a big pond. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we discuss “back alley Lemmys” and CANNIBAL CORPSE entering the cryptozoological record books. Musically, we crank Mr. Russell’s new record, WITCH CROSS, SCYTHIAN, NIGHT RANGER, new INFERNAL MAJESTY, and introduce Maryland’s ATOMIC 26 in our Indie Spotlight. Horns!!

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Jack Russell’s Great White | Witch Cross | Scythian
Night RangerInfernal Majesty | Atomic 26

Episode 446: 90 Minutes To Midnight

Cleveland black/thrash-n-roll metallers MIDNIGHT are having a banner year. They’ve got a hot new EP Shox Of Violence terrorizing the racks right now (courtesy of the fine folks at Hells Headbangers) and are also gearing up for the upcoming Decibel tour. This is a fantastic time to catch up with mainman Athenar to get his take on the going-ons at the witching hour. We discussed said record, went behind the scenes of the tour, and their contributions to the awesome Green Room flick. And since this an audio interview, we have no idea if he’s wearing his famous hood or not. In our News, Views and Tunes, we acknowledge some fallen comrades and go off big time on the ignorance and apathy displayed at the Grammy’s. Musically, we crank some new Midnight, some new/old SACRIFICIAL SLAUGHTER, and current underground darlings BLOOD INCANTATION! Horns Up!!

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Midnight | Sacrificial Slaughter | Blood Incantation

Episode 445: Life on the Sharp Edge

We’ve always been one for the underdog. In terms of recognition, 80s Montreal metallers SWORD never quite got up there with some of their Canadian counterparts. But in our hearts and minds, they’ve always been up there with the best of ’em. Now on the comeback trail with a brand new live album, it’s a good time to give Sword their deserved accolades. We caught up with guitarist Mike Plant to discuss the new live CD, how tight they were on stage, and partying with Lemmy in a private club in London. Roch also shares with Mike a moment he had with the band at a club gig in 1989. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we talk about drum styx (and other stuff) to the face, HMV Canada memories and the latest in the Lambesis saga. Musically, we crank some Sword, the new VENOM PRISON and GRINDMOTHER!  Horns Up!!

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Sword | Venom Prison | Grindmother