Category Archives: Band Spotlight

Episode 438: Flotz till Death!

The legendary FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have had a banner year. A killer new album and tour has rejuvenated Metaldom’s interest in the band. The Arizona thrashers helped cap off our 2016 by returning to the RAM hot seat. Once again, we caught up with Michael Gilbert and Eric AK to discuss everything Flotz. They share a story from their latest tour in Belgium with DESTRUCTION, where their bus caught fire and where they averted physical confrontation at a convenience store with some hoodlums. We also discuss the lack of distribution of their new release and why they re-recorded No Place for Disgrace. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we take the piss out of Nickelback and Kid Rock and crank some F&J, HELSTAR, CLITERATI, DEAD WAR, and introduce Cal-aye-for-nigh-aye’s HELION PRIME in our Indie Spotlight. Horns Up!!

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Flotsam and Jetsam | Helstar | Cliterati | Dead War | Helion Prime

Episode 436: Five Person Metal Punch

2016 is the year that Napalm Records recording artists THE AGONIST proved they were the real deal. Still living with the stigma of being “the chick from Arch Enemy’s first band”, the Montreal metallers are having a banner year. They released kick ass record number 5 and are tearing it up supporting the mighty EPICA. In a long overdue Creature Feature, we finally caught up with axeman Danny Marino and vox Vicky Psarakis. We discussed the magic number 5, their relationship with Napalm, and Vicky making this band her own, all under some trying circumstances that made for a memorable moment. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we report on Black Friday Record Store Day and make a plea for the EYEHATEGOD situation. Musically, we crank a new The Agonist song, labelmates UNLEASH THE ARCHERS, T.O.M.B., and we go old school with some WARLORD, TOUCHED, and THRASHER. Horns Up!!

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The Agonist | Unleash the Archers | Warlord
Touched | Thrasher | T.O.M.B.

Episode 435: Cool Guts Luc

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!!

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Gorguts | Iron Reagan | Asphyx | Midnight | Brain Tentacles

Episode 434: Evil Angels

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!!

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Death Angel | Anal Trump | Municipal Waste | Excel | Martyrdod

Episode 433: A Man’s House

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!!

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Castle | Testament | Sex PrisonerCognitive | Turnstile