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Episode 568: Crown Of Horns - interview with Black Crown Initiate

Episode 568: Crown Of Horns - interview with Black Crown Initiate

August 16, 2019

Black Crown Initiate are freakin' road warrior! We encountered "The Boys" a number of times over the past few years on one tour or another. Their most recent stop in town was their first headlining and their latest before their Century Media debut drops. So it was a good time to finally speak with them. We had a quick couple Lemmys with axe/vox Ash Thomas before we sat to talk BCI. We spoke of the new CM deal, we throw out our own ZZTop/Gillette challenge and share a laugh over a road story. Good times! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the Ohio mass shooting/pornogrind issue and a very KISSish looking  farm animal. Musically, we crank some indie BCI, the new Gatecreeper, new NoMas, Terrorizer, Lady Beast. Inferi, Magurdergrind, and introduce Ottawa metallers TripleMurder in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 567: What We’re Tolkien About - interview with Numenorean

Episode 567: What We’re Tolkien About - interview with Numenorean

August 9, 2019

It's got to be the geography. Much like their Scandinavian counterparts, the Great White north seems to be  the perfect climate (literally and figuratively) for creating cool Black Metal. Case in point - Canadian (post) black metallers Numenorean. Now with their second Season Of Mist recording "Adore" under their belts, the outfit is ready to do some major damage. During the band's recent stop in town we sat down with not one, not two, but all six (!!) members. We discussed their rather geeky origins of their monicker, their ideas of modern Black Metal, and how local boys made good. Another Metal feel good story. As well we celebrate the 35th anniversary of the mighty "Ride The Lightning". An album that holds a particular place in our Metal Heart, we dissect and go over the whys and wherefores of this important record. Musically we crank the latest Numenorean plus cool stuff from Gaahl's Wyrd, Wormed, GAZM, and Phil Anselmo's new outfit En Minor. Horns!!

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Episode 566: Which Worm? - interview with Wormwitch

Episode 566: Which Worm? - interview with Wormwitch

August 2, 2019

The first time we spoke with Prosthetic recording artists Wormwitch it was a memorable occasion. They killed it live supporting the legendary Suffocation. Fast forward a few years and WW are back with a new record, more experience, and a headlining tour of their own. As a bonus, this time we caught up with all three Wormwitchers. We discussed the new record "Heaven That Dwells Within", the growth of the band, and share a road story of the wrong kind of sex in "Sex, Drugs and Rock N Roll" (!!). In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss Metal and Punk bands that have crossed over (not "crossover") to the other's audience. Musically, we crank the new WW, plus Enthroned, Enforced, Cropsy Maniac, Tripsitter, some classics from Nuclear Assault, Dead Kennedys and Ludichrist. Finally, we introduce Canadian punkers Pervcore in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!! 

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Episode 565: Hatriot Games - interview with Hatriot

Episode 565: Hatriot Games - interview with Hatriot

July 26, 2019

The Souza name needs no introduction to The Metal World. Steve "Zetro" Souza has attained legendary with the underground for his brilliant work with the mighty Exodus. But his legacy (see what i did there) will live on in the form of Hatriot. Already no stranger to this show, Hatriot is the side project Zetro formed with his sons Cody and Nick. Now with Exodus taking up so much of the elder Souza's time, the band has been left in the capable hands of his offspring. With the new record "From Days Unto Darkness" just hitting the racks, we got Cody Souza on the horn. We discussed the new album, the band monicker in today's political climate, and The Bay Area yesterday and today. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the Tool/bieber thing, The Metallica tix fiasco, and heavy metal underwear(?)!! Musically we crank the new Hatriot, Tomb Mold, Visceral Disgorge, Spirit Adrift, Endless Chaos, a classic from Epidemic, and we introduce BornBroken in our "Indie Spotlight".  

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Episode 564: Tie Your Metal Down

Episode 564: Tie Your Metal Down

July 19, 2019

The recent Rob Miller/holocaust denier controversy has been causing quite a stir in the Metal underground. When it came to our attention last episode, things were still up in the air as to what exactly was going on. One of our fave heroines, right behind Doro Pesch and Jo Bench of course, is the mighty Wonder Woman. The Amazonian's "Lasso Of Truth" proves to be an effective weapon is questioning unsavories. It made us think of the possibilities of using it upon Metaldom and getting a straight answer on some burning questions. Who would we use it on? What would we ask them? Being "Creature Feature" - less it made for some pretty interesting conversation. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we give our support to oppressed Iranian metallers Confess and go over the new season of Banger TV's "Shredders Of Metal". Musically we crank cool tune from Abbath, Batushka, Outer Heaven, Pelican, Torso, Bleach Everything and introduce Canadian metalllers Widow's Peak in our "Indie Spotlight"! Horns! 

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Episode 563: Battleground - interview with Centuries Of Decay

Episode 563: Battleground - interview with Centuries Of Decay

July 12, 2019

Its an honour just to compete in the Waken Metal Battle Canada. It's right off the bloody hook if you win the whole shebang and get to strut your stuff on the Wacken stage. Victorious in the 2018 edition was Toronto's Centuries Of Decay. Normally we reserve our "Creature Feature" segment for more established acts (i.e. signed). But when an act with a story to tell like C.O.D. steps up then we gotta step up ourselves. During the outfit's recent stop in our neck of the woods we sat down with axe/vox Devin Doucette. We discussed competing in the Battle then the subsequent gig at Wacken! We're so stoked for them! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss fun in the Behemoth pit and go off on the recent Tau Cross controversy. Musically we crank some Centuries..., Victims, Immortal Bird, Amon Amarth, Flash Out, and introduce Elektric Mistress in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 562: Lips On Lips - interview with Anvil

Episode 562: Lips On Lips - interview with Anvil

July 5, 2019

Happy Canada Day!! With The Great White North celebrating it's Bday we figure it's a Great time to celebrate this Great land's musical output! In terms of legendary artists, the mighty Anvil are leaders of the pack. It was a happy accident that Lips and The Boyz are in town shortly before July 1st. We scratch off another "Bucket List" and enjoy a truly RnR moment with Mr. Lips himself. We discuss the origins of the album title literations, the origin of The Vibe (!), and the cinematic return of "Mothra". In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go over Kerrang!'s "20 Heavy Canadian Bands You Need To Know Right Now". Musically, we crank Anvil, new stuff from Baptists, Goathammer, Solanum, Detherous, Occult Burial and  VHS. Plus some classic stuff from Razor, Warpig and Slaughter (don't even think of asking which one!!) (Moose) Horns up!!

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Episode 561: Under Cover

Episode 561: Under Cover

June 28, 2019

Heavy Metallers are a more discerning group of music lovers. Of course its the awesome tunes that count. But Metalheads appreciate the complete package. Now with the rebirth of the mighty vinyl, packaging and presentation is once again an important part of the musical Metal journey. Obviously the first thing that comes to mind is the album cover. While a lot of sub par genres like pop and country are content with a boring band pic, Heavy Metal has a rich history of beautiful artwork. A lot of the time this artwork becomes synonymous with the band itself. This week we sit down with some Lemmys and share our lists of the most Iconic album covers of the genre's illustrious history. We go into extra innings but we guarantee you'll be thinking of RAM the next time your in the music shop. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we celebrate "Go Skateboarding Day" and christen a RAM alum and honorary Canadian!! Musically, we crank new tunes from Saint Vitus, Sekkusu, and Temple Of The Witch. As well as some classics from Bathory, Minor Threat and Beyond Possession!! Horns!!

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Episode 560: Lord Have Mercy - interview with Lord Dying

Episode 560: Lord Have Mercy - interview with Lord Dying

June 14, 2019

Oregon slude doomsters Lord Dying are on the verge of big things. The band is currently tearing it up on tour supporting their latest record. "Mysterium Tremendum" is that all important Album #3 and marks their eOne debut. Their stop in our neck of the woods was a great time to speak with them. We quickly got reacquainted with ax/vox Erik Olsen. We got into the new album and some highlights of their relatively young career. In our "News, Views, and Tunes', we go off on the varg YouTube channel issue and the "straight pride" parade in Boston. Musically we crank some LD, Vulture, Fetid, Ashbringer, Vault Dweller, Limp Wrist, and Lord Gore!! 

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Maryland Deathfest Post Game Show

Maryland Deathfest Post Game Show

June 12, 2019

The Maryland Deathfest is now in the books. A good time was had by all enjoying an amazing weekend of some of the best tunes to be had anywhere. Radioactive Metal had our own contingency there as well. Coreen took her trusty camera and took in the sights and sounds. So consider this our MDF post game show! Basically we sat down and she shares with Metaldom her amazing weekend. Of course we also crank a studded glove of cool tunes from artists that graced the stage including Scour, Mortuary, Fleshcrawl, Hell Bent and Churchburn! See you next year @ MDF!!

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Episode 559: Used To Love “Em

Episode 559: Used To Love “Em

June 7, 2019

The rock n roll world is all abuzz. Recently Slash himself announced that the reunited trio of Axl, Duff and himself have begun working on new material. Finding ourselves in the previously unknown territory of not having a "Creature Feature" for the second week in a row, we decided it would be a good time to discus the idea of new GnR tunage. Are we excited? Curious? Even care? How will the rest of Metaldom react to new music? Everybody already has strong opinions about the outfit's recorded output. Especially the more controversial songs. A handful of songs garnered a lot negative press and stirred up the shite'. So we took the time to dissect those illustrious songs. Another great episode filled by passion and alcohol!! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank some awesome songs in their own right courtesy of Dopethrone, Zaum, and introduce Canadian thrashers Concrete Funeral in this week's "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 558: Money For Something

Episode 558: Money For Something

May 31, 2019

With seemingly every band either travelling to and/or playing the Maryland Deathfest we found ourselves without a "Creature Feature" this week. No pro-blem-o. This week we kick up our feet, broke out the beer and Lemmys, and just let loose. Everyone has played the "If I Won The Lottery" game. If money were no object, what would you do. We had our drunken version of this game geared toward Heavy Metal. Where would we go. What we do. How would we contribute further to the Metal World. Crack open one of your faves and give this a listen. In our "News, Views, and Tunes",we pay tribute to artists that created some key Metallic art. We crank some new tunes from Hate, Martydod, Jesus Piece, some classic Sodom and SNFU, and introduce Wykan in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!

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Episode 557: Awoken - interview with Sacred Reich

Episode 557: Awoken - interview with Sacred Reich

May 24, 2019

Another 'Bucket List" moment! Its beginning to look a lot like '87 'round here with a number of big name artists on the comeback trail. Leading the pack is the mighty Sacred Reich. The thrash veterans have been faves of ours since their awesome debut. Now decades later the Reich are back and ready to dominate once again. Step one - new album. "Awakening" will be hitting the racks this summer. To tide you over, we finally sat down with bass/vox Phil Rind. We get into the new album, inspirations for new material, and the band's relationship with Tony Forresta (Iron Reagan, Municipal Waste). And we have a personal "Thanx" to give him! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we share tales from the live front and give our condolences on recent Metal tragedies. Musically we crank the new 'Reich plus new tunes from Nocturnus AD, Helevorn, Adrenaline, some classic Goblin, and introduce Regina hardcore bashers FPG in our "Indie Spotlight'! Horns!! 

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Episode 556: Metal Mode - interview with KEN Mode

Episode 556: Metal Mode - interview with KEN Mode

May 17, 2019

Better late than never. Canadian metallic noise rockers KEN Mode have obviously been on our radar from the get go. The Season Of Mist recording artists are an established, internationally renowned touting outfit. But they're also hometown heroes only now finally getting their spot on the "Creature Feature" hotseat. Right before hitting the stage in their primo slot at the Manitoba Metalfest, we sat down with all three members of the 'Mode - Jesse Mathewson (vox, axe), Shane Mathewson (drums), and Skot Hamilton (bass). We go over the latest record "Loved", their spot and impact on the Seasons label and just have a whole lotta fun. A highly entertaining chat not to be missed. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the "perfect song" and give the Horns for "Vinnie Paul Day". Musically, we crank the new KEN Mode, new tunes from Full of Hell, SunnO))), Burial and introduce Montreal metallers Ghoulunatics in our "Indie Spotlight"! Horns!

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Episode 555: We Ain’t Trippin’ - interview with Power Trip

Episode 555: We Ain’t Trippin’ - interview with Power Trip

May 10, 2019

Crossover thrashers Power Trip seem forged especially for RAM. 65% Metal. 35% Hardcore. 5% pro wrasslin'. Right before the Trippers hit the road they took the time to headline the Manitoba Metalfest giving us the opportunity for a long overdue chat. Vox/mainman Riley Gale was eager to talk record 2.5 (??) "Opening Fire 2008 -2014", their SOLD OUT (!!) Decibel cover, and the band's musical involvement with the WWE. On 4/20 no less. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we go over the Lamb Of God stolen axe incident, the Cro Mags lawsuit sitch, and producer Rick Rubin's controversial "Slayer/black metal" statement. Musically we crank some Power Trip, new tunes from Tanith, Destrage, Windswept, Amygdala, some Necrophobic, and introduce (another Trip) in Canadian punkers Guilt Trip in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns!!