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 457: Krull Island

May 19, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

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 […]

Episode 456: Weeding Out The Weak

May 12, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

“It’s 4/20, Dude!” (In our worst/best Jeff Spicoli). On April 20th, we couldn’t think of a band we’d rather see in our hometown than the mighty WEEDEATER. The North Carolina metaller’s stoner/doom stylings is the perfect soundtrack to celebrate “The Devil’s Lettuce” in 2017. We dragged bass/vox Dixie Dave Collins away from the merch booth long enough to share some thoughts. We discuss the latest record Goliathan, their controversial monicker, and their fish-out-of-water story with Season […]

Episode 455: Album Autopsy – Sword’s Metalized – Part 2

May 5, 2017 Roch Vaillancourt 0

In Part 2 of this Album Autopsy, Mike Plant, Dan Hughes, and Rick Hughes join us again to talk about the songs on SWORD‘s debut, Metalized. We talk about the songwriting process, the record company putting in “special orders”, and the inspiration behind the lyrics (Bikers, Aleister Crowley, drugs, and The Poltergeist, oh my!) We talk about gigs in Montreal at the Moustache Club, the selection of the album name, the promo videos, and touring. We especially […]