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Episode 475: War Without End

The mid-to-late 2000s saw the emergence of a new wave of underground thrash. A new fraternity of young upstarts that took a direct influence from the classic 80s thrash masters. Think a gaggle of TESTAMENT/EXODUS offspring ready to take on the world. Leading the charge are LA thrashers WARBRINGER. The consummate road warriors, these warmongers have graced our stages many times, but only now have we been able to finagle a moment of vocalist John Kevill‘s time. We have a thought provoking chat dealing with their new record Woe To The Vanquished, their new Napalm Records home, and the insight into their lyrics. We speak of the band’s youth but Mr. Kevill has a wisdom beyond his years. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over the Metal hopefuls in this year’s Hall Of Fame. Musically we crank the new Warbringer, the new HAEMORRHAGE, MONSTROSITY, and DARKEST HOUR! Horns!

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Warbringer | Haemorrhage | Monstrosity

Episode 474: Not So Tranquil

Everyday here at RAM is an adventure. In our valiant attempts to bring a kick ass Creature Feature each week, we find ourselves jumping through some serious hoops. The legendary DARK TRANQUILITY made their way through town recently and we were looking forward to speaking with vox Mikael Stanne. But trying to nail the man down for a few minutes proved taxing. When we did we found ourselves talking, it was in a not so tranquil environment. But a negative turned into a positive as the atmosphere made our chat a unique experience. We spoke of their latest effort Atoma, their vast catalogue, and headlining vs. supporting. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go deep into the idea of how relevant to Metal the immortal Hugh Hefner was. Musically, we crank the new DT, the new ARCHSPIRE, and some DEBACHERY! Horns!!

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Dark Tranquility | Archspire | Debauchery

Episode 472: Dial RAM for Murder

There’s a lot going on in THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER camp right now. Their new kick ass record Nightbringers is just around the corner, not to mention headlining a star studded tour across the nation. We’ve had The Black Dahlia Murder (TBDM to its friends) vocalist Trevor Strnad on the show just last year, but with them about to ascend to the top of the extreme metal mountain again, we had to get him on the line one more time. He gives us the 411 on the new album, his vocal style, TBDM artwork, and the role Facebook plays with fan interaction. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we give life lessons on hitting the bargain bins and record store etiquette. Musically, we crank some young and old TBDM and Canuck death/doomsters OCCVLT HAND! Horns Up!!

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The Black Dahlia Murder | Occvlt Hand

Episode 471: Blood of Gwar

In 2014, the Metal World lost of one of the all time greats in Oderus Urungus of the mighty GWAR. There’s no way Mr. Urungus would want the blood to stop there, but those are some pretty big shoes to fill. Fortunately, “The Berzerker” Blothar was up for the challenge. With a kick ass new record and tour ready to rock, we caught up with the man himself. We got into the blood n’ guts of the new album, his origins, and the early days of Gwar. But most importantly, we chat about the virtues of Canadian strippers!! So pay attention you slimy pieces of human filth!! In our News, Views, and Tunes, we chat about getting drenched at a Gwar show, we crank the new record and some VALLENFYRE and HELLISH GRAVE. Then we introduce Peoria black n’ rollers ANGELUST in out Indie Spotlight! Horns!

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GWAR | Vallenfyre | Hellish Grave | Angelust

Episode 469: Tim’s For Us Kids – Part 1

Generally when covering a veteran, or “classic” hard rock/heavy metal band, the frontman ends up monopolizing the majority of the attention. But there could also be up to five other guys in that same band, with five different stories to tell. New York hardcore vet Tim McMurtrie is probably most known for slinging the axe in the early days of M.O.D. He was on the seminal USA For MOD record,  which cemented his place in hard music history. These days Mr. McMurtrie remains a key member in the scene. His new(ish) band FULL SCALE RIOT is making a splash and he recently launched his Tripsquad Records label. All this stuff he was stoked to chat  about in Part One of a massive Creature Feature. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we do a little festival talk and some new vs. classic VENOM banter. Musically, we crank some FSR, DARKEST HOUR, and the new PALLBEARER! Horns!

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Full Scale Riot | Darkest Hour | Pallbearer