Episode 506: Magical Metal Dust

May 18, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

US heavy hitters SEVENDUST are a rock n’ roll survival story. A product (or victim) of the era, the band was unjustifiably lumped into the whole “nu” metal thing. But now, more than two decades later, Sevendust is still going strong while most of their counterparts disappeared or became irrelevant. Their new opus “All I See Is War” is still fresh on the new release rack. It’s a killer record that proves why they’ve maintained their position. […]

Episode 505: Siren Songs

May 11, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

We recently had the pleasure of having Norwegian symphonic goth metallers SIRENIA come thru our neck of the woods. Still promoting their latest record, “Dim Days Of Dolor”, this marked the first time the band has graced us with their presence. The mainman behind the music is axe/keysman Morten Veland . Being Scandinavian, he felt geographically at least, right at home ’round here so he was eager to chat all things Sirenia. We discussed the “discovery” of […]

Episode 504: Unhooded

May 4, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

In the immortal words of Alice Cooper: “He’s back! The man behind the mask!” For years now, we’ve been big supporters of Hells Headbangers recording artists MIDNIGHT. We bought their albums, played their tunes, and had an amazing phone chat with mainman Athenar last year… but we’ve never seen the guy’s face!! Midnight is (in)famous for performing under their trademark black masks and hoods. So much like a masked pro wrestler or superhero, they like to  keep […]

Episode 503: The G Man Cometh!

April 27, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

The Ozzman gets a lot of criticism but Horns to him for his keen eye for talent on the axe. Immediately coming to mind: Randy Rhodes, Zakk Wylde, Jake E. Lee, and tonight’s Creature Feature  GUS G. But while the majority of fans will know Mr. G for his work with Ozzy, ’round here we’re just as versed with his work with FIREWIND. So when G’s latest solo effort “Fearless” crossed our desk, we were excited to get him […]

Episode 502: The Big Rossman

April 20, 2018 Roch Vaillancourt 0

Bruce who? Ross The Boss, the man, the myth, the legend, has played key roles in the development of two of our beloved genres. First, his band THE DICTATORS were a standard of 70s punk. Then, the NY veteran switched gears in the 80s and entered the world of heavy metal by forming the mighty MANOWAR!! Despite these accolades, the Big Bossman has now spent the majority of his musical endeavours as just plain old Ross The Boss. […]