June 15, 2013 - Don Weeks Returns...

  • Published in 2013
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Kiss - Hell Or Hallelujah
Metal Church - Battlions
Evile - Outsider
Children Of Bodom - Damaged Beyond Repair
Burning Rain - Out In The Cold Again

Sanctuary - Taste Revenge
Into The Flood - Faitheater
Spirits Of The Dead - Seaweed
Amon Amarth - Blood Eagle
Jorn - Carry The Black
Tony Martin - Raising Hell

Black Sabbath - Damaged Soul
Tank - Crawl Back Into Your Hole
Queens Of The Stone Age - Smooth Sailing
Ire Clad - God Of War

Duskmachine - Endless/Feel No Pain
Kalmah - Wolves On The Throne
Eklipse - Mumbai-Theme (Theme From "Bombay")
We Came As Romans - Tracing Back Roots
August Burns Red - Spirit Breaker

Satan - Cenotaph
Dio - Electra
A Pale Horse Named Death - Killer By Night
Megadeth - Kingmaker
The Quill - Death Valley
Anvil - The Fight Is Never Won

Zed - Skin And Bones
Liege Lord - Broken Wasteland
U.D.O. - Steelhhammer
Disfigured Dead - Cauterized
Deathpoint - Sinister
Better Left Unsaid - Exile The Rightous
Alice In Chains - Pretty Done

Demon Lung - A Decade Twice Over A Day
Pasadena Napalm Division - Spell It Out
Gama Bomb - Backwards Bible
Saxon - Crusader
Overkill - Long Time Dyin'
Monolith Deathcult - S.A.D.M.
Thinning The Herd - Sludge

Beyond - Fatal Power Of Death
Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals - Usurper's Bastard Rant
A Sound Of Thunder - My Disease
Recap by The Metal Wulf

So, Don Weeks had returned from South America, where he'd been touring with Yes. I may have mentioned that he does lighting for numerous bands and/or projects around the state/country/world. Oh, he was also the original host of what was to become the Metallic Onslaught, in case folks had forgotten that, as well!

In the early going of the show it was actually just Joe and I with Don, as Rick and Josh had taken in some local music in Rochester before heading out for our show.
Had a cool discussion regarding the new release from Black Sabbath. Lotta buzz about this disc, and not all of it is very good. Folks have highly mixed feelings, as some seem to love it, and others seem very disappointed.
Personally, I don't hate the disc. I certainly think there are some flaws, not the least of which is Tony Iommi's guitar just not sounding like what we've come to expect. And it's not just me who's noticed it, others have mentioned it as well. And Ozzy's vocals aren't his best work, either. Kinda lackluster, with a few moments here and there where it almost sounds like he's about to get a fire lit under his ass...and then the moment's gone...
I don't know, maybe it'll grow on me, but after two initial listenings, I highly doubt it's going to be in my Top 10 for this year.
I will say this, however. Just having a NEW Black Sabbath record in 2013...is pretty damned cool from that perspective...probably shouldn't bitch too much...
So, a couple of weeks following our most recent visit from Steve Papagiorgio, I found those copies of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, and even recited/sang (sort of...) "The Hearse Song", which is what Steve and I had been singing when that whole topic came up. May have to bring them along when Halloween rolls along...
In the interest of tracking my weight loss progress, Azkath asked how much I was down. Of course, I really wasn't sure of what my weight was when we first mentioned the challenge. If anything, we did establish my initial weight to kick this off as being 356 pounds. Hopefully we're gonna see that number go down a LOT in the coming weeks! Because, let's face it, that cake battle will be far more entertaining between Dave and Jeffie...
And that pretty much wraps it up for this week. We'll be celebrating Joe's birthday on the next show, which is always a fun-filled evening. Don't be surprised if we get a JustJoe visitation, and of course Jeffie won't be able to stay away. 
And to think...I've got some unfinished business...with BOTH of them...


June 8, 2013 - Just another night...

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Tank - Healing The Wounds Of War 
Children Of Bodom - Crazy Nights
Newsted - Heroic Dose
Jorn - Cancer Demon

Dio - Lord Of The Last Day
Burning Rain - Our Time Is Gonna Come
Megadeth - The Blackest Crow
Scorpion Child - Polygon Of Eyes
Deathpoint - Condemned To Suffer

Pasadena Napalm Division - All Of A Sudden Dead
Nine Inch Nails - Came Back Haunted
Voodoo Highway - Wastin' Miles
Amon Amarth - Warriors Of The North
Demon Lung - Hallowed Ground

Beyond Creation - Injustice Revealed
We Butter The Bread With Butter - Western Beta
Suidakra - Dragon's Head
The Black Dahlia Murder - Every Rope A Noose
Tesseract - Resist

Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
Gama Bomb - Legend Of Speed
Thinning The Herd - Bloodfire
Disfigured Dead - Punishing Atonement
U.D.O. - Metal Machine
Orchid - Nomad

Black Sabbath - Damaged Soul
Colossus - Bereavement
Immolation - Keep The Silence
Anvil - Time Shows No Mercy

Svartcrown - Intern.Virus.Human
Satan - Life Sentence
Better Left Unsaid - The Butcher
The Quill - Darkest Moon
A Pale Horse Named Death - In The Sleeping Death
Evile - Words Of The Dead

Kadaver - The Man I Shot
Amon Amarth - Hel
A Sound Of Thunder - Reign Of The Hawklords
Brutus - Square Headed Dog
High On Fire - Frost Hammer

Magnus Karlsson's Free Fall - Not My Saviour
letlive. - Banshee (Ghost Fame)
Oliva - Soul chaser
Orphaned Land - Through Fire And Water

Zed - Settle The Score   
Recap by The Metal Wulf

All in all a quiet evening. Well, maybe uneventful is a better word for it, 'cuz things are rarely QUIET, being a metal show and all...

One item of note would be an announcement from Azkath, once again claiming that I wrote it.

Hell, this time I'll take credit for it, why not...
So, here's the deal. I've vowed to lose 50 pounds by the end of the summer. In fact, more specifically, I have to lose more weight than Azkath by the end of summer...
If I don't, I have to go one on one in the cake battle with Dave that we've mentioned jokingly in the past. Which is okay, I suppose, 'cuz if I win, Azkath has to challenge Dave to the cake battle. 
Okay, that's not entirely accurate. Azkath is going to have a stand-in, should that come to pass. So, if he loses the challenge, it will be JEFFIE who gets to take on Dave.
And quite frankly, I'm gonna laugh my ass off while watching it!

June 1, 2013 - Phone and Powder for Randy

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Cathedral - Tombs Of The Blind Dead
We Butter The Bread with Butter - 1000 Volt
Megadeth - Cold Sweat
Dagoba - Kiss Me, Kraken
Evile - A Sinister Call

Kadavar - Black Snake
Kylesa - Low Tide
Tony Martin - Bitter Sweet
Satan - Personal Demons
Burning Rain - My Lust Your Fate

Timo Tolkki's Avalon - Avalanche Anthem
Demom Lung - Binding Of The Witch
Immolation - Echoes Of Despair
Doctor Butcher - The Chair
Deathening - The Living Burn

The Black Dahlia Murder - Goat Of Departure
Autopsy - Arch Cadaver
Draugul - One Rode To Asa Bay
Trials - With Only Sorrow Now

Dio - Rainbow In The Dark
Clock Strikes XII - Enter In
Philip H Anselmo And The Illegals - Walk Through Exits Only
New Keepers Of The Water Towers - Visions of Death

Svartcrown - The Therapy Of Flesh
Faith No More - Woodpecker From Mars
Colossus - Transgressor
Orchid - Wizard Of War
F.K.U. - They Feed In The Dark
Sodom - My Final Bullet

ASG - Castlestorm
Attacker - The Hammer
Church Of Misery - All Hallow's Eve
Feed Her To The Sharks - Death's Design
Anvil - Call Of Duty

Spirits Of The Dead - Red Death
A Pale Horse Named Death - Shallow Grave
Queens Of The Stone Age - I Appear Missing
white Wizzard - Strike The Iron

Alice In Chains - Phantom Limb
J.A.C.K. - Atomic Puppets
Diamond Tyr - Restless One
Liquid Me - Wrong

Satan - Incantations
Retox - Soviet Reunion
C.O.C. - Rabid Dogs
C.O.C. - LS 

Recap by The Metal Wulf
This week, we saw the return of Steve Papagiorgio, which was cool, since we hardly ever see him anymore. Always good for a few laughs!
Joe actually seemed a little surprised that Steve and I were getting along as well as we were. Probably because of that whole lawsuit thing a couple year's back. All water under the bridge, though, it's all good! No hard feelings at all!
(Your check's in the mail, you damnable, infernal, blood-sucking leech...hope you blow it all on hookers and get herpes...)
A request for Celine Dion prompted a short musical interlude on my behalf. The beatdowns ensued almost immediately...no big surprise, there...
Azkath had returned to visit us, seemingly a little miffed over the whole Brony thing. In fact, he'd told me that I had a call from that guy again, regarding that stupid My Little Pony convention. I don't remember much about that call, except that my head hurt afterward...a lot...not to mention the bruising...
And to make the evening even worse, Azkath had gotten wind that I'd snuck in a rare cigarette (it really is unusual for me to light up these days, just every so often if the mood strikes me...), and he decided to freshen me up by dumping athlete's foot powder all over me...
And that was where we left things off...


May 18, 2013 - Lowkey

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Dio - The Last In Line/Children Of The Sea/Holy Diver
Doctor Butcher - I Hate, You Hate, We All Hate!!
Howl - With A Blade
Nine Round - Solitary
Altars - Sent To Destroy

Lowkey - What Am I
White Wizzard - Torpedo Of Truth
Battle Beast - Fight, Kill, Die
Evile - Head Of The Demon

Lowkey - Get Burned
U.D.O. - Death Ride
Zed - Killing Machine
Demon Lung - Heathen Child
A Pale Horse Named Death - In The Sleeping Death

Lowkey - The Anthem
Stone Soul Foundation - Taking Back The U.S.
Horseface - Ten Crowns
Spater - Agony
Stygian - Unholy

Ire Clad - Sinnerstone
The Isotopes - A Major Rocker
Queens Of The Stoneage - If I Had A Tail
Dark Tranquillity - Endtime Hearts

Kings Destroy - Blood Of Recompense
M:Pire Of Evil - Kissing The Beast
M:Pire Of Evil - Blackened Are The Priests
Riot - Swords And Tequila
Blinded By Faith - Chernobyl Survivor
The Monolith Deathcult - Gods Amongst Insects

Helix - Rock You
Anvil - Hard Wired
Gama Bomb - Terrorscope
The Resistance - Eye For An Eye
Meth Leppard - Trial By Stone
Sodom - Cannibal
Amorphis - Mission
Venom - Die Hard

Pamela Moore - Desperate By Design
Sacred Mother Tongue - Demons
Evile - Tomb
Demon Lung - Binding Of The Witch

Enders Game - The Powers That Bleed
Second Empire - Paradox Nightmare

Sacred Steel - When The Siren Calls
Recap by The Metal Wulf

Mercia were originally scheduled to join us for a bit, but they're currently in the studio recording their next album, so we'll just have to catch up with them another time.
Matt and Sean from Lowkey, however, were on hand, and brought us up to speed with some things in their camp. Pretty much what you'd expect from them this time of year, hittin' up a lot of the local outdoor shindigs, with TrishStock coming up next. They've got a new disc to support, so you can expect to hear plenty of new tracks played live if you make it to a show. Something I highly recommend, by the way, always a good time!
Azkath joined us once again, and seemed highly miffed at my behavior on No Pants Day. 
Which is kinda weird, to be honest, because if somebody should be pissed, it's me...something I made decidedly clear in a little rant I made regarding the beating I took at the hands of Jeffie and JustJoe.
Yep, it's pretty sad when a person tries to come out of his shell, only to be reviled and treated with intolerance and violence. Josh even knew where I was going, as I accused Jeffie and JustJoe of enacting a hate crime on me.
I also swore vengeance on them both...
Above and beyond that, it was pretty much an evening of pumping ourselves up for Finger Lakes MetalFest, which was amazing, as always. The bands kicked ass and we seemed to have a really good turn-out, which gives some hope for next year being even bigger and better. 
Enough 'bout that for now, though, I'm pretty sure we'll have plenty to share on the next show!


April 27, 2013 - Horseface and Stygian Visit

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Amorphis - Hopeless Days 

Avantasia - Black Orchid 
Cathedral - Infestation Of Grey Death 
Howl - Down So Low 
Deep Purple - Blood From A Stone 
Ghost B.c. - Monstrance Clock 
Ark Of The Covenant - Parasite 
Vision Of Disorder - Colorblind 
Potential Threat - Written In Blood 
Killswitch Engage - No End In Sight 
Starkill - Immortal Hunt 
Arsis - Handbook For The Recently Deceased 
Stygian - Unholy 
Horseface - Ten Crowns 
Dust - From A Dry Camel 
Ugly Kid Joe - Devil's Paradise 
Skid Row - Let's Go 
Scanner - Across The Universe 
Stygian - Bloodlines 
Spater - Hot Rod Demon 
Horseface - Passion 
Queensryche - I Don't Believe In Love 
Russkaja - Barada 
Dead Horse Trauma - The Head Of The Snake 
Stygian - Sovereign 
Spater - Agony 
Horseface - Drown (The Siren Song) 
Amon Amarth - Deceiver Of The Gods 
Megadeth - Super Collider 
Mindless Self Indulgence - It Gets Worse 
Terror - Live By The Code 
Anciients - Built To Die 
Woe - Ceaseless Jaws 
Sodom - Into The skies Of War 
War & Peace - Snake Eyes 
Anvil - 666 
Anvil - Eat Your Words 
M:Pire Of Evil - Kissing The Beast 
Kadaver - Black Snake 
Gama Bomb - Metal Idiot 
Pushmen - Born Again Too Late 
While She Sleeps - Until The Death 
Dead Awaken - Venom OfThe Population 
Sacred Mother Tongue - Bird In Hand 
Spiritual Beggars - Kingmaker 
Kvelertak - Trepan 
Avenger Of Blood - Centuries Of Hell 
Suicidal Tendencies - smash It! 
Owl - Taking Over 
Recap by The Metal Wulf

Fairly uneventful evening all told. David Henninger from Spater dropped by for more promotion of Finger Lakes Metal Fest. Yeah, time is flying, as of this writing the event is just a hair over two weeks away. Doesn't seem possible, but there ya have it!
Also on the Metal Fest end of things, we had Jesse Halstead, who will be singing for two bands at MetalFest this year. He'll be fronting his long-time band HorseFace, who will also be officially releasing their new CD ("Army Of Swine") that very day. He'll also be fronting Stygian, coming full circle from a year ago when that band asked him to be their vocalist following THAT Metal Fest.
Crazy how things happen, huh? Oh, and Stygian will have new music available, as well, to my understanding.

Azkath was also on hand, and proceeded to pummel me senseless when I'd admitted to liking The London Quireboys. Seems one of their songs had come up as a bullet on one of his Russian Roulette shows on The Last Exit For The Lost, and he had to rub it in my face....not to mention beat the snot out of me when I refused to denounce them...
Sorry, love that first album ("A Bit Of What You Fancy"), even 23 years after it's release. I've even done an edition of Randy's Rants talking about this whole debacle, so keep your eyes open on the ol' YouTube channel. I hope to have the latest clip up very soon.


Outside of that, the only really notable events occurred later in the evening. We've had a television in the Stupid Room for awhile, and Josh had been watching some basketball in between talk breaks. After it was all said and done, Eric from Ire Clad turned it to the Disney Channel...and subject us to an hour and a half of some of the lamest programming I've ever seen.
No beef against Disney, mind you. I mean, truth be told, if I had a choice, I'll always go with Warner Bros. and Looney Tunes over anything Walt ever concocted, but hey, it's still fun on occasion to take in some Disney animation.
But their other shows suck. Case in point, this thing that Eric was watching called "Good Luck Charlie"...god-awful...freakin' terrible...
Eric went on to describe to us his dream of recording an album of Demi Lovato covers, only giving it the extreme metal touch...you know, blast beats and such...and if that doesn't scare you, I'm pretty sure he mentioned an interest in doing something similar with the Lady GaGa catalog...
Utterly terrifying...

So, with all that being said, our next show will be No Pants Day. I think that pretty much says it all. Bunch of goofs running around in their boxers, maybe some ladies in their undies as well, you never know.
One thing that won't be making an appearance this year, though, is anything resembling a damned Bronie! Ain't happenin', not on my watch!

March 30, 2013 - Easter Jeffie

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Suicidal Tendencies - Smash It! 

Trouble - 'Scuse Me 
Bring Me The Horizon - The House Of Wolves 
Dark Sermon - Hounds 
Iron Maiden - Killers 
U.D.O. - Metal Machine 
Killswitch Engage - You Don't Bleed For Me 
Necrophagia L.A. - Tear Off Your Face 
War-Saw - Intro (Final Warning) 
War-Saw - Nuclear Nightmare 
Alice In Chains - Brother 
Ghost B.C. - Year Zero 
Queensryche - Redemption 
Dedvolt - Let It Burn 
Niacin - Krush 
Clutch - D.C. Sound Attack 
Anthrax - Smokin' 
Spiritual Beggars - Left Brain Ambassadors 
October Tide - Emptiness Fulfilled 
Left For Dead - Kill All Humans 
Lynch Mob - Wicked Sensation 
Robin Trower - Bridge Of Sighs 
Avenger Of Blood - Spawn Of Evil 
Kverertak - Nekrokosmos 
Jungle Rot - Rage Through The Wasteland 
Robot Lords Of Tokyo - Keepers Of The Night 
Saxon - Wheels Of Terror 
Gloryhammer - Magic Dragon 
Lordi - The Riff 
Hatriot - Blood Stained Wings 
Rotting Christ - Grandis Spiritus Diavolos 
Hatchet - Dawn Of The End 
Stryper - The Rock That Makes Me Roll 
Alice In Chains - Stone 
Flotsam And Jetsam - Ugly Noise 
Manowar - Manowar 
Soilwork - Realm Of The Wasted 
Ken Mode - The Terror Pulse 
Suffocation - Cycles Of Suffering 
Dark Throne - Valkyrie 
Mortillery - Madhouse 
Krokus - Rattlesnake Rumble 
Mad Season - I Don't Know Anything 
Terra Tenebrosa - The Compression Chamber 
Mothership - Angel Of Death 
Nightshade - Betrayal 
While She Sleeps - Death Toll 
Crossfaith - Jagerbomb 
Hope For The Dying - The Lost 
Psyche Corp. - Pound Of Flesh 
Godseed - This From The Past 
Avenger Of Blood - Centuries Of Hell 
Recap by The Metal Wulf
There was a touch of the ol' Full Moon Madness goin' on, and I spent the evening partially fuzzy. Still kinda disappointed that nobody wanted to scratch me behind the ears...
You'll see what I mean when the video gets shared...
Had a brief visit from some of the extended Onslaught family, as Will and Lindsey dropped in to say hello for a bit. It had actually been quite some time since the two of them had dropped by, so it was fun seeing them. Hard to believe that it's been just over a year since they became parents!
Kudos to Lindsey for being the only person who was nice enough to scratch behind my ears. It felt very nice...
So, before getting to the meat and potatoes of crazy events for the evening, I need to discuss a strange phone call that came for me during the first talk break. 
Some person with a phony accent (think Apu from "The Simpsons"...) mentioned something about how he'd heard I was interested in My Little Pony. He even went so far as to extend an invite to a convention in Las Vegas, where he wanted me to be their keynote speaker for the event...
I was honestly perplexed at first. I mean, I was pretty sure somebody was just fucking with me, but let's face it, crazy shit happens with us sometimes, and I've approached a juncture where very little actually shocks me anymore. Hell, for all I know, there really COULD be some weird sort of Bronie-Con going on. 
Anyhow, I declined, politely explaining to this person that I wasn't remotely interested in anything Bronie-related, in fact I went so far as to inform him that I'd never even heard the term until this past December. 
The guy didn't seem to believe me. In fact, he told me to "stop being a Richard", which roughly translates to don't be a dick (short for Richard...)
I will say this, it was an amusing conversation. Rick and Joe were pretty much losing it based solely on what they could hear on my end of the conversation, which I ended by thanking the caller for listening.
Pretty sure this particular incident warrants an installment of "Randy's Rants", so be on the lookout for that.
Well, it really came as no surprise when Jeffie arrived. As a matter of fact, Azkath's abrupt departure was the first clue that trouble was on the way.
Yep, previously assumed to be shark-bait...imprisoned by Sloth, before he escaped (more on that in a bit...), Jeffie made his return to the Onslaught this past Friday night...and what a return it was...
He started parading around in his underwear (wearing a shirt, at least...), and started pelting us with empty plastic Easter eggs. And instead of fake bunny ears, he was wearing that silly dragon cap of his, which just looked really...well...
Okay, as stupid as it looked, it was pretty fucking funny, I can't deny it.
Still, he pelted us with EMPTY plastic Easter eggs! No chocolate, foiled-wrapped eggs or peanut butter cups, or Peeps (personally, I hate Peeps...), or jelly beans (can take or leave those, as well...), or...well, you get the point.
In all honesty, after getting blasted directly on the right cheek bone, I should be grateful that those eggs had nothing inside them...
Anyhoo, we proceeded to welcome him back to the show by beating the unholy fuck out of him, throwing the eggs back at him, kicking and stomping him into the ground, beating him with his own Easter basket.
Yep, welcome back, Jeffie!
So, once he was capable of movement and semi-coherent speech again, he brought us up to date on all the fun stuff that happened to him after following Joe to Florida earlier this year.
Seems that Jeffie got really bored and decided to take some Twinkies to Sloth. Now, bear in mind, at this point in time there were no Twinkies on the shelves. Oh, maybe some generic, store-brand equivalents here and there, but no real Twinkies. Jeffie managed to find an old box deep on a shelf.
And, for Sloth, this has been an EXTREMELY sensitive subject. I don't think I've ever seen anybody get so emotional over the loss of a snack cake before. The man has truly been in mourning...
So, apparently Jeffie came along with the Twinkie box, but accidentally ate them all on the way, and Sloth just lost it. Freaked out. Beat Jeffie mercilessly, and then locked him in the basement for a couple of months. 
Bear in mind, Sloth actually revealed to us that Jeffie was in his basement just a mere three weeks ago when he dropped in for Ayrdaea's birthday.
So, the following week was when Azkatch received the cryptic message stating simply..."I got out..."
And, that brings us up to date, with Jeffie officially returned to the Onslaught. With that being said, anybody with a secure basement can now feel free to abduct him again, it won't be necessary to inform us of where you're keeping him. 
Awwwww, Hell, who am I kidding...we're pretty well stuck with him again...


March 2, 2013 - Azkath's Revenge...

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Krokus - Bailout Blues
Saxon - Crusader (Orchestrated Version)
Six Feet Under - Zombie Blood Curse
Black Mass - March To Hell
Stryper - Bleeding From The Inside Out
Rotting Christ - 666
Voodoo Circle - Heart Of Babylon
Raped Ape - Victim Of The Game
KMFDM - Animal Out
Rob Zombie - Dead City Radio
Alice In Chains - Hollow
Darkthrone - Valkyrie
Cancer Bats - NIB
Mourning Beloveth - Old Rope
Hatchet - Screams Of The Night
Blood Of The Sun - Burning On The Wings Of Desire
Lowkey - Devastation
Blood Tsunami - Grave Desecrator
Grief Of Emerald - Cage Of Pain
Finntroll - Can You Forgive Her
Burden My Surrender - Empty Rooms
Guns Of Moropolis - Prisoner Of War
Replacire - Slow Cuts Inside A Throat
Deep Purple - Stormbringer
Venom - Die Hard
Toranaga - Oh Well
October Falls - Boiling Heart Of The North
Within The Ruins - Absolute Hell
Gemini Syndrome - Pleasure And Pain
Soilwork - Owls Predict, Oracles Stand Guard
Lizzy Borden - Give 'Em The axe
M.O.R.G. - Devil Inside
Seplophile - Retribution
Suffocation - Cycles Of Suffering
Coroner - Sudden Fall
The Porridgeface - Deception Ignored
Deathchain - Tiamat's Eyes Of Death
Avenger Of Blood - Agressive Psychotic Behavior
Trouble - Run To The Light
Manilla Road - Only The Brave
Mortillery - Cease To Exist
Lowkey - Get Burned
Vinnie Vincent - Boyz Are Gonna Rock
Six Feet Under - Alive To Kill You
Doro - Hellraiser
Rotting Christ - Iwa Voodoo
KMFDM - Quake
Whiplash - The Burning Of Atlanta
Recap by The Metal Wulf
Had a couple of surprise visits throughout the evening, the most surprising being the arrival of Steve Papagiorgio, who we last saw leaving the Onslaught in a massive hurry. As you'll remember, Stave attempted to drop by last May.

On No Pants Day...

Yep, he didn't stick around long...

Cool seeing him, although we didn't get a chance to really question him about any current ventures (more like schemes...) he may or may not be involved in. Hoping we can pry into his brain a bit next time!

Lance also arrived, ironically just after we'd played a new track from Stryper, which wasn't terrible, as far as they go. One of those bands I'm usually on the fence about.

Speaking of Lance, he and I had both subjected the listening audience to our respective singing voices. It was an amusing segment, at least from our end.

Seriah Azkath was once again on hand, offering me a gift in the early going, supposedly to make up for the endless taunting he's been doing in recent weeks, constantly dangling the promise of minty fresh breath strips, sometimes directly under my nose.

Seems that my beating him down the previous week didn't sit well. The gift in question turned out to be a portable CD player, kinda old-school, but still useful, in the right hands.

Turned out these were the wrong hands, though...

Yep, and those wrong hands planted that thing directly to the side of my cranium...painfully...soon to be followed up with a fire extinguisher, which, as you can well imagine, was far worse than the discman...

And that pretty much sums up last week!

As for the next installment, look for Joe and Josh in the early going, along with Azkath, I would bet.

Rick and I should be showing up a little later, as we'll be in Rochester checking out Nile at the Montage Music Hall. Pretty sure we'll have plenty to say about this one once we get there!

February 23, 2013 - Randy vs Azkath

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U.D.O. - Braindead Hero 

Savatage - Starlight 

Anthrax - Anthem 
Cancer Bats - Into The Void 
Bullet For My Valentine - Riot 
KMFDM - Quake 
Darkthone - Lesser Men 
Black Mass - Mountain Of Skulls 
Soilwork - Realm Of The Wasted 
Setiva - Sick Sinister 
Cold Steel - Blood Secrets 
Hatriot - And Your Children To Be Damned 
Crashdiet - Excited 
Setiva - Bury Me 
Hatebreed - Dead Man Breathing 
Soothsayer - Govern Me 
Zen Kura - Cyanide 
Riot - Outlaw 
The Beards - This Beard Stays 
Setiva - Hellmouth 
Gemini Syndrome - Left Of Me 
Finntroll - Blodsvept 
Hatchet - Signals Of Infection 
Sir Reg - 'Til The Dead Come Alive 
Blood Of God - Master Of The Dead 
Setiva - Purpose 
Call Of The Void - Napalm Lungs 
Hypocrisy - End Of Disclosure 
Mad Season - Locomotive 
Omnium Gatherum - Nightwalkers 
Megadeth - Hangar 18 
M.O.R.G. - Devil Inside 
Saxon - Wheels Of Terror 
Seplophile - Glassstorms 
The Porridgeface - Fire Fear Flames 
Ghost - Secular Haze 
Kongh - The Portals 
Avenger Of Blood - Centuries Of Hell 
Gibby Haynes - Horse Named George 
Psyche Corporation - Nightmares 
Flotsam And Jetsam - Ugly Noise 
Flotsam And Jetsam - Gittyup 
Manilla Road - Stand Your Ground 
Enforcer - Death Rides This Night 
Volume IV - Wager 
Victor Griffin's In-Graved - Love Song For The Dying 
Savatage - Chance 
Kiss - All American Man 
Maelstrom - Arise 
Voivod - Corps Etranger 
Recap by The Metal Wulf...
Gotta say, it was cool having some representation from Setiva on the show this past Friday night. Most of us have known Ferg since his days in Loopus, and we got to talk about some of those fun times, as well as the recent reformation of Setiva.
They'll be out and about doing some shows in the coming months, most notably the 4/20 show at Pineapple Jack's, which will likely have at least a couple of us in attendance. Gonna be a tough call, as that's also the same day as the Wounded Warrior's benefit show in Geneva. Hmmmmm...
Speaking of shows, there was some happy discussion regarding Testament's show in Buffalo the previous Sunday. Great sets from all the bands that played, yet sadly Overkill had to cancel due to Blitz's bout with pneumonia. Apparently it was bad enough that Overkill actually had to back out of the rest of the tour while Bobby recovers.
Still, if you haven't seen this show yet, don't let that deter you! Check 'em out!
So, as you'll remember, Joe had taken out the Abba chip so I'd be able to enjoy the Testament show, which I have to say I was immensely grateful for. The idea of hearing Chuck Billy singing "Fernando" was kind of frightening to me, to be honest.
But, I didn't end up getting off quite as lucky as I'd thought. At some juncture I must have briefly dozed off in between talk breaks, and somehow a new chip got placed in me.
And in it's own way, it sucks JUST AS BAD as the Abba chip. See, instead of hearing random ABBA songs whenever music plays...all I hear now is Gordon Lightfoot singing "The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald"...
Okay, admittedly, I've never really disliked this song. It's not like it's a bad song, but still...every time I hear music? All day long, while I'm at work...over and over and over...
Yup, I'm in hell, all over again...
I'd have to say that these circumstances probably contributed, at least in part, to my actions later in the show. For those who were listening, you know that Azkath was taunting me once again with his damned breath strips. Well, he pushed me a little too far, and I went off on him. I ended up throwing him into one of the corners, following it up with a running splash that should look pretty cool on video, once it's up. I tried going in for a Stink-Face after he crumpled to the floor, but he was able to avoid that particular indignity.
Things went back and forth from there, we basically beat the tar out of each other. But, in the end, I think I had him on the run...at least this time...
Eventually I DID end up with some breath strips, and well...things got a little weird from there. By weird I mean everybody's shirts and/or hoodies seemed so soft. Just couldn't stop touching fabric...never had that happen before...very strange experience...
Of course, nobody else seemed very receptive, and I can't say I can blame them. In retrospect, I'm not overly comfortable with that, either...
Note to self: Stay away from breath strips...even if they ARE minty fresh awesomeness...
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