Even though DC will be returning, I made this playlist for AMPed.
I had to honour it, so enjoy music from the rest of the best.
… more soon
I’ll be back.
Ok, I did say that the last show was, the last show. However, after being inundated with emails, messages and actual people coming to me and saying what the hell are you quitting for, I could not answer them.
It’s not as if I’ve got anything else to do, and after recording that show, I felt as if nothing had changed. I thought – end this and go onto something else.
There was nothing there to replace it, and nor did I want something to replace the show.
A few things have to change for me though before I come back.
The commitments I had whilst I was podcasting, they can’t all come back. So even though I’m going to still be a member of music podcasting, I wont be an admin for it, same goes for Made in The UK and my co-hosting for Insomnia Radio UK. Those podcasts are mature enough to run without my help.
Another thing, I need to do a bit more for the artists. Not just playing the tunes, but something else, maybe Charity. Something I need to think about.
So, I’ll be back in a few weeks, keep your RSS Feeds open, and for now enjoy Psychosticks new Single Megaman
The last podcast.
This weeks show has not just hard rock and metal in it, it’s got some electronica, pop and industrial in it too, from bands which I have played over the almost 11 years the podcast has be going.
It’s a best of the best, if thats such a thing, well, my favourite tracks, or tracks which have a little story to them.
- Chris Juergensen: Prospects (from “Prospects”, Japan, USA)
- Cubic Space Division: X-Axis (Folkestone, UK)
- Kill Dorothy: Crazy Like Me (London, UK)
- Lab64: Siamese (from “Casandra’s Temple”, Australia)
- Skinflick Vs. Britney Spears: Toxic (Bangor, Wales)
- Infidel Incorporated: Snap Dragon (from “Infidel Incorporated”, USA)
- Chance: Man on A Mission (from “Eleven Through Fifteen”, USA)
- Julia’s Window: Blacklight (from “Word of Mouth”, Finland)
- Tweaker: Linoleum (USA)
- Jade Leary: Fossil Dawn from (from “Fossildawn”, Montreal, Canada)
- Junius: Betray The Grave (from “Reports from The Threshold of Death, USA)
- Fuckshovel: We Are From England (London, UK)
- Nordic Giants: Shine (feat. Cate Ferris)(from “A Tree as Old as Me”, Brighton UK)
- October File: Crawl (from “Our Souls to You”, UK)
- Thomas Dolby: Europa and the Pirate Twins (from “The Sole Inhabitant”, UK)
- My Toys Like Me: Bats (from “Where We Are”, London, UK)
- Artemis: Sync of Swim (from “Gravity”, Oakland, USA)
- Honningbarna: Dødtid (from Verden Er Enkel, Norway)
- Die So Fluid: Black Blizzard (from “The Opposites of Light”, London, UK)
- Kvelertak: Kvelertak (from “Meir”, Norway)
- Evil Scarecrow: Robotatron (from “Crowcifiction”, Nottingham, UK)
- Psychostick: Obey The Beard (from “Revenge of Vengeance”, Arizona, USA)
- Skálmöld: Narfi (from “Börn Loka”, Iceland)
- Cold in Berlin: Natural Order (from “The Comfort of Loss and Dust”, London, UK)
- Cellarscape: The Same Place (from “The Act of Letting Go”, London, UK)
- The Steals: All Coming Back (from “Static Kingdom”, London, UK)
- Daniel Land and The Modern Painters: Eyes Wide Open (from “The Space Between Us, UK)
It’s been a great journey, I hope you’ve enjoyed it too.
I will still be on twitter, so if you have some great music you would like me to hear, please drop me a line.
I will however never say never.
Thundering Melodic metal from Finland, blending harmonies with growling is always good.
Not out until November in Finland, and December worldwide, Clockwork has a lot in it to take in, lots of clean and dirty lyrics, along with some great melody that you come to expect in Melodic Metal.
The album’s themes range from dealing with death, independence, and an overall tone of overcoming adversity. This Will Be The Day and Blank Canvas are good examples of a pure Finnish power and devotion while Don’t Get Used To This and Almost Human Doll would certainly get you jumping around.
Its clear that English is not their first language, but that does not deter them making great tunes.
Clockwork will be released through Concord Records, digitally and physically.
Red Bee are back after a two year hiatus with a double A-Side release
Chokehold and I, Alone are fused with a new sonic level of intensity, complexity and atmosphere. Progress has been solid so far: the band have put together skeletons of many new tracks, with one track fully realized and in the can: Dead Inside. Fans will have the opportunity to hear live this first taste of what’s in store when RED BEE come out of creative hivernation to play two killer shows this month.
This Friday November 6th they will join the ferocious KING PARROT and local Blue Mountains legends BE FACED in Katoomba, NSW. And on the following Friday November 13th they will line up with Newcastle heavy instrumental kings MAJORA / ambient transcenders DUMBSAINT in Islington, NSW.
Blunt Magazine from Australia post Chokehold online for you to enjoy
It’s also available to Download too.
Something to get you going this morning, Some Stoner from Vancouver, Canada
88 Mile trip are a 5 piece heavy rock band from Vancouver BC, Canada, they only formed in 2013.
Influenced by classic heavy rock, metal, stoner and doom acts of the past 40 years, they’ve combined that with their desire to write driving, head banging, fist raising songs and perform high energy and groove heavy shows 88 Mile Trip has found a connection with the people who hear and see them.
With a great following in their local scene, they released their self titled Live off the Floor EP in 2013, as well as playing to packed rooms around Vancouver.
Having opened up for some of my favourites like Orange Goblin, and Holy Grail, 88 Mile Trip are poised to take their sound further with this new album Through The Thickest Haze, and plan to tour extensively with it.
Having heard it, has some some infectious hooks from the get go. Opening track The Repressed is a call to arms, along with Serpent Queen (who has not met one of them?)
A Call to Rise, is a more uptempo piece. The whole finishes off with a roaring tracks called Sacred Stone, one for powering down the highway, with with windows down and the player cranked to 11.
There’s a wave-like movement through the whole album, with the waves made of deep bass boulders!
The albums out now over at Bandcamp.
David Bell : Vocals
Hugo Gould Marks: Guitar
Casey James: Guitar/Backing Vocals
Darin Wall: Bass
Eddie Riumin: Drums
Thanks to Against PR
Has to Be Night of the Living Dead from 1968 and for your Halloween delight I’ve found it on You Tube for you.
The Start of George Romeros Zombie Movies, this is a great beginning.
I’ve always loved Evil Scarecrow, I first saw them at The Purple Turtle, when they were touring their second album Sixty Six Minutes Past Six.
For Halloween though, have a listen to Vampyre Trousers off their first release Crowcifiction
OneLegMan are a four alt metal group from Italy. Their new Album Do You Really Think This World Was Made for You? is out now, and it’s a belter.
The album is a concept album about people experiencing, living and interpreting the theme of change through a tragedy which will leave a mark on their lives forever.
It’s dedicated to those affected by the earthquakes which struck Emilia-Romagna region, Northern Italy, in May 2012.
With huge progressions in Freak, and One Step Back, this will certainly be one of the albums I will keep coming back to.
Heavy bass riffs throughout, the band are as tight as they can be for this release, which came out on Buil2Kill Records last week.
Thanks to AgainstPR
New single from Portuguese Rockers The Royal Blasphemy Injustice proves that a stripped down raw sound is just whats needed at the moment.
From the get go this one had me tapping my feet, and before the end head was twirling. What more can I say – this is a belter of a track, and their upcoming album Sanatorium: Freedom should be the same.
This single is out now – go get it.
Thanks to Fabio
MuckRaker are new to me, but this Atlanta based band has been bringing honest Hard Heavy Metal to the ears of their listeners since 2010, their album Karmageddon brings the same.
With a blend of Heavy Rock, Stoner and good old Rock and Roll, some of the tracks on this album are big anthems. Red Vulture is obviously the one which will have people chanting in the crowd, as well as Rise of The Loggerheads, it’s a hellraiser for sure.
With just one listen, I’d love to see these guys live. Karmageddon has been a downloadable since June, at both BandCamp and iTunes, but the band has signed up with Eternal Sound Records, and they will be re-releasing the album as a CD on 15th January.
Their debut album “Big Black Bus”, is on Bandcamp too.
They recently announced on Facebook that they are looking for a guitarist who can sing, drop them a line.
Part of Halloween week, we have a few tracks that might make your spine tingle, or at the very least make your ears buzz.
- Zombina and The Skeletones: Nobody Loves You (When you’re dead)(UK)
- The Hell: The Fever (from “Brutopia”, Watford, UK, Prosthetic Records)
- Vantablack Warship: Irreversible Kill (from “Vantablack Warship”, Quebec, Canada, Asher)
- Forte Ruin: Enter The Masquerade (Finland)
- Empire of Fools: Down To Earth (UK)
- Devil in Me: Break The Chain (from “Rebel Soul”, Portugal)
- Exmortus: For The Horde (Single Release, California, USA)
- Ashes to Ashes: The Forgiveness Song (Italy)
- Midori and Ezra Boy: Burned (from “Midori and Ezra Boy”, San Francisco, USA)
- Elferya: With All My Love (from “Edens Fall”, Switzerland)
- Skyharbour: Evolution (from “Guiding Lights”, USA)
- Denigrata: Kyrie Eleison (from “Missa Defunctorum”, Nottingham, UK)
- Willie Dick: Deeper Darker (Glasgow, UK)
After 3 years at sea Silent Line are releasing a new album names Shattered Shores on the 30th. A Great blend of Groove and Death Metal, with plenty of sea storm based themes here. Well worth picking up.
Track Listing: Silent Line – Shattered Shores
1. Frost of The Night (5:46)
2. Erosion (3:52)
3. Black And White (3:21)
4. Shattered Shores I Timeless Night (5:45)
5. Summer Song (5:40)
6. Starfall (4:08)
7. Shattered Shores II A New Beginning (8:08)
8. Into The Chasm (4:39)
9. The Faceless Shadow (6:24)
10. Embrace the End (5:19)
Album Length: 53:07
All songs performed by: Silent Line
All songs written by: Silent Line
Produced by: Mike Burton
Mixed by: Mike Burton
Mastered by: Jens Bogren
Album & Live Band Line Up: Mike Burton (vocals, guitar), Adam Kallstrom (drums), Andy Sidloski (bass), Randy Bergh (guitar)
Photo: Brittany Kallstrom Photography
Thanks to Asher http://www.ashermediarelations.com/
I love people on You Tube who post full movies, so whilst it lasts, enjoy “Trick or Treat”, the classic Rock Horror Movie from 1986
This movie features a great soundtrack with all original music by Fastway, and cool cameos by Gene Simmons as a radio DJ and Ozzy Osbourne as a televangelist, spouting the horrors of listening to Heavy Metal.
Bringing Death Metal and Symphonic Harmonies together, Enthring have a four track EP called The Art of Chaos, out now
The first track had me hooked, We Thrive on Chaos is a great opener for a band which is very suited for people who want to know what death metal is all about.
Continuing with an epic story filled track And We Dream of Our Demise. Loaded with great hooks.
This is a self released album, so they are doing it all themselves, and this fantastically produced EP is well worth adding to your collection, or if you are just starting to expand your metal genre horizons, this a great band to start with.
Norwegian Black Metalists Kampfar have a new full length out on 13th November on Indie Recordings, and I’ve had a chance to give it a listen.
From the get go, I knew I was going to we swept away in a wall of sound. Their previous releases have never disspointed me, and this one has some great anthemic tracks, like Daimon. They’ve released Icons as a taster of the album. You can preorder here.
Kampfar will be on tour with Gorgoroth in December.
I only wish they would come to the UK more often.
I’ve liked Shining for quite a while, this DarkJazz group from Norway.
Check out their latest video – The Last Stand.
Thanks to Spinefarm.
.. To My Nightmare.
Still one of my favourite songs for this season to be scary. Alice Cooper: Welcome to My Nightmare
From his 1975 album of the same name, this, along with Schools Out was my first experience of Alice Cooper, why I had not really heard of him properly until ’86 I have no idea, maybe I thought he was just one of those eccentric sixties rockers like Wizzard that could be comfortably ignored whilst I headbang away to Metallica and Maiden. Oh how naive I was back then.
Alice for me plays the full gamut of themes, and he’s such a nice guy too, even if he does spend more time on the golf course than he does on stage now.
Melodic-death metal goodness hits my ears today with an EP from Edmondton’s Tales of The Tomb. Out on the 27th November.
The concepts of this EP are three fold: How to kill, being a killer, and how stories are told in the media about them.
There are references to Harold Shipman here to on the final track, an almost slow grind piece called “Dr.Death”, which was his nickname in the papers here in the UK.
As it’s still almost a month away from release, there are a few demos on their soundcloud page, but you can listen to “Snowtown” here: