Episode 502: The Big Rossman

April 20, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Bruce who? Ross The Boss, the man, the myth, the legend, has played key roles in the development of two of our beloved genres. First, his band THE DICTATORS were a standard of 70s punk. Then, the NY veteran switched gears in the 80s and entered the world of heavy metal by forming the mighty MANOWAR!! Despite these accolades, the Big Bossman has now spent the majority of his musical endeavours as just plain old Ross The Boss. […]

Episode 501: No Bone Unearthed

April 13, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

California death metallers SKELETAL REMAINS are making big strides in their quest to bring the Metal to the masses. That all important 3rd album, “Devouring Mortality”, just hit the new release rack. It’s a key album that finds them stepping up a notch, as it marks their debut on Dark Descent (and Century Media) Records. Once again amongst the chaos of The Manitoba Metalfest, we caught our breath with axe/vox Chris Monroy, Adrian Obregon (guitar), and bassist […]

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 […]