NY death metal legends SUFFOCATION are both an unstoppable force and immovable object. Their first demo recordings hit the underground in 1990 and now almost 30 years later, they’re showing no signs of letting up. They’re also showing no signs of giving up their dominant spot in the hearts and minds of fans the world over. Of course, Suffocation also have an open invitation to return to the RAM hot seat. You’re not going to find a more friendly or hospitable subject than axeman Terrance Hobbs. We discuss the brilliant new “…Of The Dark Light” album, the band’s current (Nuclear Blast) and former (Roadrunner) homes, and the idea of re-recording old “hits”. Oh, and we had a run-in from the Suffo’Young BucksCharlie Errigo (axe) and Eric Morotti (skins). In our News, Views, and Tunes, we talk war wounds in the pit and getting drenched at Gwar! Musically, we crank the new Suffo, US BASTARDS, and some classic ABATTOIR! Horns!!
It’s a new day for the RAM camp! This special episode marks our big de-butt on The Shining Wizards Network. We’re basically taking over the spot vacated by our friends at the Neckbreaker Podcast. The cool dudes behind the awesome show are also the cool dudes from the awesome thrash band DRIVE-BY BUKKAKE. There’s a shit ton of fun going on with these guys, so it’s an appropriate time to finally get DBB mainman Brian Thompson on the horn. We discussed the unique release of their new Crucial Loads record, as well as the origins of their awesome monicker (best name ever!) and the “passing of the torch” on the new Network! In our News, Views, and Tunes, we have our own discussion on bukkake!! We also introduce ourselves to our new listeners and discuss “emo sludge”??? Musically, we crank some DBB and some new CANNIBAL CORPSE and ALL PIGS MUST DIE! Horns!!
Sometimes, relationship breakups aren’t such a bad thing. With musical acts, member changes happen all the time. Sometimes the results are disastrous and sometimes it works out for all parties. But in the case of axe master Dallas Toler-Wade everyone wins! When Mr. Toler-Wade parted with the mighty NILE, we got the awesome NARCOTIC WASTELAND out of the deal. He’s currently crossing the country on tour but we couldn’t wait for him to hit our town, so we got him on the horn. We discussed their second album, his metal heroes, the challenges of being a new band on a headlining tour, and much more . In our News, Views, and Tunes, we yack about partying with SUFFOCATION and pay tribute to the immortal Martin Ain! Horns!!
Greeting Boils and Ghouls! It’s Halloween! RAM is embracing the spirit of the season with our Creature Features. King Fowley has been the mastermind behind the legendary death metal outfit DECEASED for literally decades. His love of all things that go bump in the night makes The King a perfect Halloween guest. He shares with us some ghastly tales of Deceased’s upcoming record and his relationship with Hells Headbangers Records. Mr. Fowley also has his own take on what death metal is and updates us on his other project OCTOBER 31. Great Goblins! In our News, Views, and Tunes, we address the Twiggy Ramirez rape allegation and show our solidarity with the #MeToo Facebook campaign. Musically, we crank some Deceased, the new CLOVEN HOOF, and 7 YEAR BITCH! Happy Halloween and Horns Up!!
Friday October 13th! There’s no more appropriate day for a new album from horror Metal meisters EXHUMED. Now as we’re smack dab in the middle of the Halloween season, there’s no better Creature to Feature than mainman Matt Harvey. Mr. Harvey holds the record for most appearances on RAM and for damn good reason! Exhumed is a killer band with a killer discography, as well as all his other musical endeavours (GRUESOME, EXPULSION) consistently strike a power chord with us. His encyclopedic knowledge of all things horror is legendary. And he’s one sweetheart of a guy. We got into all the whys and wherefores of the new Death Revenge album, talk of his love of horror, and his recent tribute to the immortal George Romero. In our News, Views, and Tunes, we talk some Dave MooStaine (!) and bagpipes in the bathroom (!!). Musically we crank the new Exhumed, IRON MONKEY, and some classic DEATH! Horns!