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Episode 624: Great Scott! - interview with Scott Pingel of the San Francisco Symphony

Episode 624: Great Scott! - interview with Scott Pingel of the San Francisco Symphony

September 25, 2020

Last episode we had an amazing "Creature Feature" whose roots lay in the heyday of The Bay Area. Seven days later, we return to that hallowed scene. In a roundabout way. The Metallica camp is rocking and rolling with the release of "S&M2", the metallers second collaboration with the San Francisco Symphony providing a fresh spin on some old faves. One of the highlights is the contribution of Symphony bassist Scott Pingel. Mr. Pingel was bestowed the honour of performing the beloved "Anethesia" bass solo. So this proved to be the perfect time to get Mr. Pingel's thoughts on the project. Unbelievable!! But the fun doesn't stop there. In our "Sidestage" interview, we chatted with our old friend Sue Decree as her Digregorio project's new release is about to drop. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we sign a petition for the Boss HM-2 pedal and call out trump for his ironic use of CCR's "Fortunate Son". Finally we crank some tunage from Johannson and Speckmen, All Pigs Must Die, D.O.A., and Mongrel's Cross. Whew!! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 623: Hexxellent!! - interview with Hexx

Episode 623: Hexxellent!! - interview with Hexx

September 17, 2020

It's always exciting when some one from the legendary Bay Area joins us. Hexx may not roll off the tip of the brain like some of their contemporaries. But they were in the thick of things going back to the glorious demo days of '83. Now in 2020, the band is showing no signs of letting up. The new album "Entangled in Sin" just hit the new release rack. So it's time to talk with axeman/mainman Dan Watson. We go over the new record, share some Bay Area goodness and finally... we found someone with something positive to say about the controversial Wild Rags (!!) Records. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we give the Horns to Necrot for all their recent Billboard success. Musically, we crank the new Hexx + cool stuff from Messiah, Spell Book, Iron Reagan, Laaz Rockit, Toxic Death and introduce North Dakota's Gorgatron in our "Indie Spotlight". Horns and Stay Healthy.

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Episode 622: Casting Spells - interview with Incantation

Episode 622: Casting Spells - interview with Incantation

September 11, 2020

The whole "This person/place/thing needs no introduction" is a cliche. But its none the less true for this episode's "Creature Feature". The legendary Incantation has been a death metal flagwaver, standardbearer, and trailblazer since '90. And axe/vox John McIntee has been there from the get go. Our chat with Mr. McIntee is long overdue. But no better time like the present as the band has dropped their 12th (!!) killer full lengther  in "Sect Of Vile Divinities". We go over said record, discuss his side projects, and he shares is wisdom of the Metal world. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we pay tribute to some fallen RAM alum and share our Record Store Day booty. Musically, our former co host Roch joins us to review the new Great Kat. As well, we crank some Incantation both new and classic + some Power Trip, Apartment 213, Shed the Skin, Tribe of Pazuzu, and Nocturnal Departure. In our "Indie Spotlight" we welcome the returning Endast!! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 621: Triple Death Threat - interview with VOTOV

Episode 621: Triple Death Threat - interview with VOTOV

August 28, 2020

If nothing else 2020 has been a banner year for Canadian death metal trio VOTOV. In one some way, shape or form, we've been following these hometown heroes for some three decades. Now the pay off is upon us. The band just dropped their label debut album "I.X.X.I." Courtesy of the fine folks at CDN Records. So now in a long over due "Creature Feature", we caught up with the guys at the Fiery Gates Ov Hell!! Ok, it was their rehearsal space. Chuck LaBossiere (axe/vox), John Duke (bass) and skinsman Derek Kroll let us in on the whys and wherefore of said album, their unique monicker, and we discussed making Heavy Metal history!! Spoiler Alert: definite potential Rammy territory here! In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss the "We Summon The Darkness" Netflix flix and some Quiet Riot. In tribute to the immortal Frankie Banali. Musically, we crank the new record + new Skeleton, Reserving Dirtnaps, Decayed Flesh, Assimilation and Sadistic Embodiment. Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 620: Necrock ‘N Roll - interview with Necrot

Episode 620: Necrock ‘N Roll - interview with Necrot

August 21, 2020

Right now, Tank Crimes recording artists Necrot are most deserved darlings in the Metal underground. The new album "Mortal" is set to drop and is already all the buzz. These Oakland bashers are no strangers to the RAM offices though. We've been hyping them from the get go, pushing their last record with main man Luca Indrio. This time 'round though we tapped drummer Chad Gailey. Not only for his brilliance on said record, but we've been luvin' his other projects Mortuous and Vastum as well. So we got Mr. Gailey on the horn and he gave was the 411 on all things Necrot. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss Metallica at the drive inn (!) and sign a petition for 1cent per stream pay outs from Spotify. Musically, we crank the new Necrot, some more Mortuous, Votov, Ghoulhouse, Dystopia, 2 Minute Minor, and Sadistic Intent. In our "Indie Spotlight", we feature Boston grinders Stagnater! Hors Up And Stay Healthy!

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Episode 619: Rockett Man - interview with Onslaught

Episode 619: Rockett Man - interview with Onslaught

August 14, 2020

With the world in upheaval right now, a lot of people might just be ready to throw in the 2020 towel. Pop culture might be taking a beating but the wonderful world of Heavy Metal is still Deliverin' The Goods!! Case in Point - the  killer new record from legendary British bruisers Onslaught. "Generation Antichrist" is already in contention for "Album Of The Year" around the RAM offices. Onslaught mastermind Nige Rockett was eager to come back on the show and give us the low down. We discussed the modernizing of their Satanic lyrics, their (non) spot in NWOBHM, and reminisced about the polarizing "In Search Of Sanity" album. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we get deep into the recent controversial statement from spotify's CEO and make a Last Will and Testament for Snowy's music collection. Musically, we crank some Onslaught, old and new. Plus, tunage from Terminal Nation, Concrete, Exhumation and Bitches Sin! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode 618: Smile For The Mic - interview with East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys, Killer Smiles)

Episode 618: Smile For The Mic - interview with East Bay Ray (Dead Kennedys, Killer Smiles)

August 6, 2020

It may say "Metal" on the marquee, but we've never shied away from covering all genres of heavy music. Punk rock legends Dead Kennedys are an outfit we practically grew up with. Upon their demise, Jello Biafra remained on our radars thru his spoken word performances. But admittedly, the rest of our "Fab Four" kind of fell off our radars. Until now. We had the golden opportunity to speak with DKs axeman East Bay Ray as his new(ish) project The Killer Smiles recently dropped their latest record. Another "Bucket List" moment as we discussed KS' album "Raising The Stakes", the differences between his projects, and Mr. Ray shows he still has the punk rock spirit. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we crank some killer tunes from said Smiles, Messiah, Thundermother, and of course some classic DKs. In our "Indie Spotlight", we head to LaLaLand some some brutal death metal with Bloodfeast Ritual. Honrs Up and Stay Healthy!

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Episode617: Happy Back In Black Day

Episode617: Happy Back In Black Day

July 29, 2020

Despite a number of pokers in the interview fires, we decided to forego all in favor of acknowledging a very important rock n roll milestone. As we sat down and pressed "record", one of the most influential records for any genre celebrated it's anniversary. AC/DC's "Back in Black" turned the Big 4-0. So now's the time to go over this monumental album discussing our own personal whys and wherefores, sharing our memories revolving around it and throwing out some cool trivia. No matter how "kvlt" or underground you are, admit it, you had/have a copy. We weren't totally without an interview though. We had a quick "Sidestage" interview with Winnipeg skate punks Six Outta Ten in our "Indie Spotlight". In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we sign the petition to get SNFU legend Chi Pig onto Canada's Walk Of Fame and discuss some "Fuzz Face" and "Big Muffs" (!!). Finally, we crank some tunage courtesy of Impiety, Baptists, Disavowed, and Faceless Burial. Horns Up and Stay Healthy!!

 

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Episode 616: The Twitter Trap

Episode 616: The Twitter Trap

July 24, 2020

No "Creature Feature" = no pro-blem-o! We may not have an interview subject to grill, but there's still plenty of meat on this week's bone to gnaw on. First off, we compare and contrast the handling of this covid crisis at live shows in the US (Great White) compared to Switzerland (Destruction). Also, twitter has been all the rage in the Metal World as we go over the recent Chris Jericho/Sebastian Bach debacle. As well, we go over why trapt had abysmal first week sales. Some people just need to keep their twitter traps shut! To help figure all this out we enlisted the expertise of Shit Happens drummer/Ninjacat Productions dude, Dustin "Ducky" Maruca. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we pay tribute to the legendary Chi-Pig (SNFU). Musically, we crank tunage from Mortuous, Live Burial, Entry, Manhole, of course some SNFU, and introduce Arizona's The Exiled Martyr in our "Indie Spotlight"! Horns Up and Stay Healthy!

 

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Episode 615: Spirit On Radio - interview with High Spirits

Episode 615: Spirit On Radio - interview with High Spirits

July 17, 2020

The story of Chicago rockers High Spirits is kind of unique. Led by the amazing Professor Black, the outfit doesn't even really consider themselves Metal. They have their own self coined description of "high energy rock". But they actually came to the attention of the underground via Hell's Headbangers (??!!). So if they come recommended by the good folks at HH, then we've got to check 'em out. Bonus that their new record "Hard To Stop" courtesy of High Roller Records just dropped as well. So we sat down with the Good Professor to discuss the new album, working with Hell's, and his incredible three album and two EP 2018. In our "News, Views, and Tunes", we discuss combating covid and Tom Araya...in his PJs (??!! again). Musically we crank the new HS, some Professor Black solo, label mates EVO (Warfare), plus new tunage from Power Trip, Defeated Sanity, Solanum, Inhumed and introduce Canadian fvckers Turbo in our "Indie Spotlight"! Stay Healthy and Horns Up!!

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