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!
Canadian crossover thrashers SOLANUM have returned. When last we spoke to the guys, they had just put out a killer split EP and were poised to take it out on the road. Since then, they’ve stepped up their game with a cool new record now available on Unspeakable Acts Records. So it’s an opportune time to catch up and hang with them at their jam space. The Winnipeg warriors were eager to share lots of stuff about the new EP, their spot on Unspeakable, and the impact their hometown is having. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we crank the new record, the new INCANTATION and WARBEAST, and introduce Colorado’s CRAFTEON in our Indie Spotlight. Horns up!!
Recently, Canadian thrash legends ANNIHILATOR made metal history with their first tour of their native soil in roughly 25 years. As stoked as we were to hear some old faves live, Montreal metallers MUTANK must be stoked many times over being able to share the stage with them. We’re embarrassed to say that Mutank only got on our radar upon this tour announcement. Horns down to us for that as they have a fantastic tale to tell. A tale that vox/bassist Stephan Reynolds and axeman Costa Skoulikas were more than eager to share. We discussed said tour, working with producer Topon Das (he of FUCK THE FACTS fame), and most importantly, their winning the 2014 Wacken Metal Battle!! In our News, Views, and Tunes, we go over some upcoming releases and get salty over ARCH ENEMY. Musically we crank the latest Mutank and Annihilator, the new DYING FETUS, CANNABIS CORPSE, FORSAKEN RITE, and introduce Brazil’s NEKROKULT in our Indie Spotlight. Horns!!
This week’s Creature Feature is an example of one of heavy music’s great joys. Quebec City’s hardcore crossover thrashers GET THE SHOT came through town in a supporting role. We pride ourselves on having a tight grip on the extreme music scene, but we have to admit that GTS totally escaped our notice. When we saw this band on the bill, we did our homework and… Wow! GTS’ awesome brand of hardcore/metal crossover blew us away. After only one song, we knew we had to check ’em out and sit down with vocalist J-P. He tells us how they developed their sound, the dis and dat of the new album, and we discover that he’s a philosophy professor! In our News, Views and Tunes, we go over various musical life lessons and the metal perspective of the Kathy Griffin saga. Musically, we crank the new GTS, DESTRUCTION, REVENGE, DEAD RANCH, and introduce Winnipeg metallers FIVE HUNDRED POUND FURNACE in our Indie Spotlight! 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!!