You’ve started a band. You got all your ducks in a row and now all you need is a kick ass name. Your monicker is the first and main representation of your band. So you better make it a good one. But sometimes it seems this basic piece of advice is hardly applied. When we dive deeper into the Metal world, we start to find some ridiculous names that makes us go “WTF! Who ever thought that was a good name?” Really now – NUCLEAR VOMIT? DEATHFIST? WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER??!! *sigh*. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over Gene Simmons’ attempt to trademark “The Horns” and crank some (good bands with bad names) YOUR KID’S ON FIRE, MAHOGANY HAND GRENADE and GOATPENIS. Because we just don’t have enough goat penis in our lives. Horns Up!!
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!!
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!!
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 our guest this week! Usual band spokesperson Noora Louhimo was resting her voice so it afforded us the opportunity to sit down with axeman Joona Bjorkroth. We discussed everything about “The Beast” including that all important third album Bringer Of Pain and their spot in the Metal world. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we discuss Babymetal and address the Chris Cornell elephant in the living room. Musically, we crank some Battle Beast and new tunes from OCEANO, INTEGRITY, WORMWITCH, and the mighty METAL CHURCH! Horns!!
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!!