Category Archives: Indie Spotlight

Episode 463: The Mutant Tank

Recently, Canadian thrash legends ANNIHILATOR made metal history with their first tour of their native soil in roughly 25 years. As stoked as we were to hear some old faves live, Montreal metallers MUTANK must be stoked many times over being able to share the stage with them. We’re embarrassed to say that Mutank only got on our radar upon this tour announcement. Horns down to us for that as they have a fantastic tale to tell. A tale that vox/bassist Stephan Reynolds and axeman Costa Skoulikas were more than eager to share. We discussed said tour, working with producer Topon Das (he of FUCK THE FACTS fame), and most importantly, their winning the 2014 Wacken  Metal Battle!! In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over some upcoming releases and get salty over ARCH ENEMY. Musically we crank the latest Mutank and Annihilator, the new DYING FETUS, CANNABIS CORPSE, FORSAKEN RITE, and introduce Brazil’s NEKROKULT in our Indie Spotlight. Horns!!

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Mutank l Annihilator | Dying Fetus
Cannabis CorpseForsaken Rite | Nekrokult

Episode 461: Take Your Best Shot

This week’s Creature Feature is an example of one of heavy music’s great joys. Quebec City’s hardcore crossover thrashers GET THE SHOT came through town in a supporting role. We pride ourselves on having a tight grip on the extreme music scene, but we have to admit that GTS totally escaped our notice. When we saw this band on the bill, we did our homework and… Wow! GTS’ awesome brand of hardcore/metal crossover blew us away. After only one song, we knew we had to check ’em out and sit down with vocalist J-P. He tells us how they developed their sound, the dis and dat of the new album, and we discover that he’s a philosophy professor! In our News, Views and Tunes, we go over various musical life lessons and the metal perspective of the Kathy Griffin saga. Musically, we crank the new GTS, DESTRUCTION, REVENGE, DEAD RANCH, and introduce Winnipeg metallers FIVE HUNDRED POUND FURNACE in our Indie Spotlight! Horns Up!!

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Get The Shot l Destruction | Revenge
Dead Ranch | Five Hundred Pound Furnace

Episode 460: Psycroptic Therapy

This story is an old one told many, many times on this show. Band comes through town. Band kicks big ass. Band appears on kick ass radio show. Prosthetic Records recording artists PSYCROPTIC are terrorizing the nation with a fistful of other cool, brutal metal bands. Their stop in our neck of the woods gave us a perfect opportunity to speak with vox Jason Peppiatt (Pep to his buddies). Pep gave us the 411 on their latest s/t record, the killer scene down under, and exactly what a “psycroptic” is. An old story that never gets old. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we discuss the massive spike in Chris Cornell‘s music and the happenings in the INCANTATION camp. Musically, we crank some Psycroptic, new FULL OF HELL, WITCH VOMIT, NOCTURNAL GRAVES, IMPIOUS BAPTISM and introduce Holland’s ONEGODLESS in our Indie Spotlight. Horns Up!!
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Episode 459: Cro-Magnon Man

John Joseph literally wrote the book on NY (worldwide, actually) hardcore. Mr. Joseph has a rich, storied career fronting the mighty CRO-MAGS and influenced a generation of Punks and Metalheads alike. But these days, the man is focusing his attention on his other band (don’t call it a side project) BLOODCLOT. About to tour their new Metal Blade record Up In Arms, we got on the horn with John. He was excited to talk about the history and the current going-ons of Bloodclot, some Cro-Mags, tattoo talk, and most importantly, all his awesome charity work. He’s hard to the core indeed. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we get into the ENTOMBED legal matters, MOTÖRHEAD whiskey, and cockblocking!! Musically, we crank some Bloodclot, Cro-Mags, VISCERAL DISGORGE, EXPULSION, and classic Entombed! In the Indie Spotlight, we present DEAD ASYLUM! Horns!!

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Bloodclot l Cro-Mags | Visceral Disgorge
Expulsion | Entombed | Dead Asylum

Episode 457: Krull Island

Symphonic metallers LEAVES’ EYES could very much be considered Metal’s answer to Beauty And The Beast. Alexander Krull played a major role in the early 90s during the Roadrunner-led era of death metal, while he was fronting the legendary ATROCITY. In an attempt to expand their musical horizons, the thrashers morphed into the very different Leaves’ Eyes while keeping their much heavier alter ego active. Now armed with a new kickass EP and new(ish) vocalist in the operatic Elina Siirala, Mr Krull and Co have taken the show on the road. We caught up with the dynamic duo to discuss the current happenings in the Eyes camp, Miss Siirala’s background, and some Atrocity. In our News, Views and Tunes, we go over some new and upcoming releases, talk some slut vomit, and say Happy Bday to the immortal Chuck Shuldiner. Musically we crank the new Leaves’ Eyes, classic Atrocity, classic POSSESSED, AVULSED, VOMIT REMNANTS, UNGRAVED APPARITION, and THEATRE OF TRAGEDY. Horns Up!!

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Leave’s Eyes l Atrocity | Possessed | Avulsed
Vomit RemnantsUngraved Apparition | Theatre of Tragedy