Episode 414: Fn’ J

June 24, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM are one of those legendary underground outfits that we feel never really got their fair shake. F&J (to their friends) go back to the beginnings of the thrash scene and should be spoken in the same breath of some of their contemporaries. With the release of their kick ass new self-titled record, we decided it was time to right some wrongs. Axeman Michael Gilbert is an original member and has been the heart and […]

Episode 413: The Inside Track

June 17, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

It was definitely a wild week with much to discuss. First up, frequent guest/good friend and Heavy Metal everyman Bob Nalbandian joined us while crusinin’ the Cali coastline. With the release of the latest installment of his INSIDE METAL docs-series (The L.A. Metal Scene Explodes), Mr. Nalbandian gave us the 411 discussing how it came to be, the years covered, and where it will available. A chat with Bob is just as entertaining and informative as his […]

Episode 412: The Other Brother

June 10, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

The Drover family is no stranger to RAM. Apart from being MEGADETH fans, we had the pleasure of chatting with Glen Drover a few years back. So it stands to reason that we would one day extend the invitation to his brother Shawn. Mr. Drover pounded the skins for Megadeth for a decade. Then a couple years back, he jumped ship with axe whiz Chris Broderick and formed ACT OF DEFIANCE. Upon his arrival in town to promote their Metal […]

Episode 411: Off the Records

June 3, 2016 Roch Vaillancourt 0

There’s an old adage that goes “The eyes are a window to the soul”. Around here, we feel the quickest way to view our messed up insides is through our record collection. With the rise of reality TV bullshit, new expressions are being added to Joe and Jane Average’s vernacular. In 2016 record (and DVD) collecting is seen as “hoarding”. But as musical connoisseur we see the value of the physical product, regardless of the format. […]