Episode 490: Harmful Effects

January 26, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Hardcore rockers HARM’S WAY are making huge strides forward in their career. Predominantly a hardcore band, they have been top tier talent in that scene. We’ve been following the band from the get-go and had them on the show while they were promoting their last record. It was a pleasant surprise to see HW sign-on with Metal Blade Records. We were fully expecting to speak with usual spokesman, drummer Chris Mills, but we were stoked when vox […]

Episode 458: Beast of a Band

May 26, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Tours with multiple established bands are “win” situations all around. For fans, it’s more bang for the buck. For the artists, it’s a chance to travel with and hang with a number of friends (or make potential ones). For programmers like RAM, it’s an opportunity to present as much content to our listeners as possible. The recent SABATON stop has now given us our second Creature Feature in a row. Nuclear Blast recording artist BATTLE BEAST is […]

Episode 385: Album Autopsy – Metal Church’s The Dark – Part 2

November 20, 2015 Roch Vaillancourt 0

In the second part of this Album Autopsy about METAL CHURCH‘s The Dark, former MC guitarist Craig Wells joins us again to discuss every track. We get into a few of the technical aspects of recording the album, what makes a great guitar solo, and one of his major regrets about his time in the band. He also tells us about David Wayne‘s no-nonsense sensibilities, how underrated Kirk Arrington really is, the album cover by legendary artist Don Brautigan, and we […]

Episode 384: Album Autopsy – Metal Church’s The Dark – Part 1

November 13, 2015 Roch Vaillancourt 0

When metal was on it’s meteoric rise in popularity in 1986, METAL CHURCH released their album The Dark. Peaking at #92 on Billboard, it was a classic and influential album in the making. So we reached out to former MC guitarist Craig Wells who was more than happy to share stories about those days. In Part 1 of this Album Autopsy, Scott from Focus On Metal joins Roch and Craig for an educational conversation. We learn about […]