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Episode 589: The 2019 Rammy Awards

Episode 589: The 2019 Rammy Awards

January 17, 2020

It's that time again! 2019 is officially in the books. So now its time to look back, laugh, and reflect. Here at RAM it's tradition to do so with our annual Rammy Awards. Heavy Metal fans have little regard for award shows (esp. after the '88 Jethro Tull debacle). Our beloved music is generally poorly received and not given it's due respect. This year end award show is Guaran - damn -teed to give the Devil it's due. Basically, the Rammies (Radio Active Metal...RAM...RAMmy...we're so clever) is when we sit down with some bevvies and share some of our faves of 2019 in the key categories that mean the most to Metalheads. Categories like Artist, Album, Song, Live, and, of course, our Hall of Fame inductees. So grab a celebratory cold one of your own and enjoy the year that was thru our twisted eyes and ears. Horns!!

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Episode 588: Gnarly News and Notes - 2019 News and Gnar Gnars interview

Episode 588: Gnarly News and Notes - 2019 News and Gnar Gnars interview

January 10, 2020

Radioactive Metal prides itself on our extensive coverage of our beloved genre 24/7/365. But sometimes with all that goes on in Metaldom somethings are bound to not make it into our offices. So this week in lieu of our usual "Creature Feature" we're going to take the time to right some wrongs. There were a few news and notes that we feel we never gave our just attention to. More importantly, there were some instances where we lost some of our Metal brethren and the proper tribute wasn't paid to. So as opposed to a "Best Of.." - type show, we decided to cap off 2019 by putting this pretty bullet belt bow on it. Of course, things are still fun and games as well. Canadian "toilet rock" punkers The Gnar Gnars spent a week in town which culminated in a sit down with us before a house show at Sky's place. These deviants definitely made for a great chat. Musically, we "drop a track" courtesy of some the gnarliest artists of the year including Abnormality, The Accused AD, Entrails, Batushka, Berthold City, No Mas, and the returning Nocturnas AD. Horns to 2020!

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Episode 587: Nightflight To Hades - interview with Nocturnal Departure

Episode 587: Nightflight To Hades - interview with Nocturnal Departure

January 3, 2020

Let's start 2020 with a bang! No, how about an "Earth - shattering KaBoom!!" Canadian black metallers Nocturnal Departure may be hometown heroes and good friends of the show, but we're not playing faves here. Their debut full lengther "Cathartic Black Rituals" was released by the mighty Redefining Darkness and their Evilness is commanding attention amongst the underground the world over. We sat down with this terror trio, minus the corpsepaint (!!), to discuss said debut, the Canadian climate and its affect on BM, and still dealing with the whole 'Women In Metal' non issue. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we pay tribute to some fallen comrades and crank some ND, label mates Helleborous, Depraver, Skullcrush, and classic stuff from Anacrusis and D.B.C. Horns and Happy New Year!!

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Episode 586: According To Legend - interviews with Legendry and Saint Vicious

Episode 586: According To Legend - interviews with Legendry and Saint Vicious

December 20, 2019

When it comes to traditional and NWOBHM inspired acts, Pittsburgh doesn't immediately spring to mind. But the new High Roller Records recording artists Legendry are looking to cast their own stone. "Wizard And The Tower Keep" is an ambitious project and mainman Vidar was eager to share all that went into the making of this future classic. We discussed all the ins and outs of the record. Plus the Pittsburgh metal scene and the meaning behind the "ry". Cool chat #2 is courtesy of Canadian hard rockers Saint Vicious. We've already introduced our listeners to the band. But their recent stopover in town gave us the opportunity to feature them in our "Extended Indie Spotlight". Definitely a band to watch for in '20. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", today more than ever we're living in a PC world and the heavy music world isn't immune to it. This week we discuss and swap stories about some past bands, songs, albums, etc; that would never make it to the new release rack today. Musically, we crank our guests + some Death, High Spirits, some solo Evo (Warfare) stuff, Child Bite, Negro Terror and Professor Black. Horns!!

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Episode 585: Praise Of Death - Special Slayer episode feat. author D.X. Ferris

Episode 585: Praise Of Death - Special Slayer episode feat. author D.X. Ferris

December 13, 2019

The legendary Slayer just stepped of the stage for the last time on their farewell world tour. It is an appropeaux time to give our own send off to our version of "The Fab Four". Slayer will always remain trve to our Metal hearts so we had to do it in style. Renowned music author D.X. Ferris literally wrote the book on Tom and the Boys, not once but twice, with "Slayer 66 2/3: The Jeff And Dave Years" and "33 1/3: Reign In Blood". So we tapped Mr. Ferris to co host this special episode to share all his insights and experiences. We chronicle his working relationship with the band, The Relentless Killogy opus, and all of our own personal favourites and band moments. All making for an unforgettable episode. So press play. No mercy will be shown. Not even a divine intervention will spare you from the repentless Hell that awaits. Horns!!

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Episode 584: Doom And Dudes - interviews with Year Of The Cobra and Villain

Episode 584: Doom And Dudes - interviews with Year Of The Cobra and Villain

December 6, 2019

Pour a Lemmy and get comfy because we got another extra innings barnburner. Like last week we present two interviews that represent different subgenres of our beloved heavy music. First up is doom/stoner duo Year Of The Cobra in our "Creature Feature". We sat down with bass/vox Amy Tung Barrysmith to discuss the new record "Ashes And Dust", the sound's evolution, and the songwriting process. In our "Extended Indie Spotlight", we go from doom and gloom to 80s party dudes, Villain. We sat down with the boyz over beer and pizza and discussed being a band out of time and all that goes with it. We should be seeing big things from them in 2020. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss what makes the perfect concert and go over the whole VH/billie eilish thing. Musically we crank our guests + All Out War, Lord Mantis, Womit Angel, Skullfist, and Jucifer. Whew again! Horns!

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Episode 583: Captain Comeback - interviews with Calling All Captains and Cell

Episode 583: Captain Comeback - interviews with Calling All Captains and Cell

November 29, 2019

This week is an absolute barnburner of an episode. We aspire to be the best in covering all the diverse stylings that make up the heavy music underground. So we present not one, but two, cool interviews that bookend the musical spectrum. First up in our "Creature Feature", we sat down with Equal Vision pop punkers Calling All Captains. In the unique setting of our own home right before a houseshow!! Not to be outdone, our second chat features Winnipeg black metalllers Cell in our "Extended Indie Spotlight". These unsigned (for now) bangers made incredible waves on their recent North American tour becoming Metal's Best Kept Secret no more. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we dissect the circus that is the Crue/Def Lep/Poison stadium tour and give our predictions for next year's Quebec Deathfest. All this and we break up a bar fight ON THE AIR!!! Musically, we crank our guests plus new Cattle Decapitation, Morbid Angel, Piledriver, Bones, and Nunslaughter! Whew! Horns!

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Episode 582: Mr. Record Man

Episode 582: Mr. Record Man

November 22, 2019

No "Creature Feature" per say this week. But no shortage of cool shite to discuss. For the first time since the 80s, vinyl is going to be out selling CDs. So with more music lovers heading to the record shops it seemed like a good time to talk shop with an individual already in the trenches. Jason Churko plys his trade behind the counter at the much discussed "Into The Music" shop in Winnipeg. We discuss the ins and outs and whys and wherefores of working a record shop. A subject getting more and more relevant. As well, as Metalheads we have to endure a lot of BS from the everyday Joe and Jane Average. The "Normies" are constantly criticizing our beloved music and giving their unnecesary, and ignorant, 2 cents. So we took the time to discuss the stuff that irks and gnaws us the most. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the house show that Sky recently put on and crank some cool tune from Mortiferum, Warsenal, Sect, Frecuencia De Muerte, and some live Midnight! Horns!!

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Episode 581: Beyond Metal - interview with Beyond Creation

Episode 581: Beyond Metal - interview with Beyond Creation

November 15, 2019

Canadian tech deathsters Beyond Creation have had a stellar year. They released their sophomore Season Of Mist records (and third over all) "Algorythm" to a rabid underground. Going so far as to nab themselves a Juno nod (the Canadian equivalent of the grammies). We caught up with B.C. again during their tour stop here. Vox/axe Simon Girard was eager to give a moment of this time. As well, we welcome Sky La Vercruysee, she of Bulldog Pizza and Event Centre fame. Sky joins us to share with us her thoughts on artists that have "jumped the shark", either personally or for their careers. Eyyyyyy!! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we trade stories from the live front and crank tunes from the latest B.C., the new Wolfbrigade, Cloak, Insvrgence, Sentient Horror, Squalus, Wehrmacht, and Mercyful Fate. Rest In Power, Timi Hansen! Horns!!

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Episode 580: Clitorious - interview with Cliterati

Episode 580: Clitorious - interview with Cliterati

November 8, 2019

Oregon hardcore bashers Cliterati are making major waves in the underground scene. Their radical left wing and feminist views may be rustling some feathers. But it's their awesome new album "Ugly Truths/Beautiful Lies" that's garnering the majority of the attention. The band was been Wowing us for awhile now so it was time to speak with vox Ami Lawless. We discussed the new record, the origins of her gimmick name and band monicker and working with Joel Grind. We made a new BFF in Lawless, for sure. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss where some of our fave acts were in their careers when we were at the height of our fandom. An entertaining and surprising conversation. And for a few minutes we discover corporate radio isn't always a cultural wasteland. Musically, we crank some Cliterati, Integrity, Hellripper, Violation Wound, Chthonic Deity, and some classic stuff from Fastway, Strife and Hallow's Eve! Horns!!

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