June 2, 2012 - Freddy Villano of Awaken

Listen to the Show;

L.A. Guns - Hollywood Forever
Amulance - Witch's Sin
Jorn - Bring Heavy Rock To The Land
Mucky Pup - Little Pigs

Circus Maximus - Reach Within
Ancient Cross - The Hourglass
Rush - Headlong Flight
Malice - New Breed Of Godz

Pantera - Mouth For War
Lowkey - Passion
Six Feet Under - Blood On My Hands
I, Omega - Cannibals

Awaken - Bones To Dust
Havok - Post Mortem/Raining Blood
Royal Thunder - Sleeping Witch

Awaken - The Inquisitor
Chaosweaver - Ragnarok Sunset
Dying Fetus - Second Skin
Whitechapel - Hate Creation

Awaken - As The Dark So The Light
Ereb Altor - Seven
Architects (UK) - Behind The Throne
Rise To Remain - Power Through Fear
Mnemic - There's No Tommorrow

Awaken - Beneath The Surface
Fear Factory - Virus Of Faith
Candlemass - The Sound Of Dying Demons
Mucky Pup - Death By Cholestrol
Cold Day - Deep Inside

Lowriderz - Never Cut A Beard
For Today - Under God
Grand Magus - Iron Hand
Kreator - Victory Will Come
Gypsyhawk - Hedgeking

Athiest - Unquestionable Presence
Fallguy - Kill The Machine
Avigal - Gates Of Hell
Altars - Red Brick Army
Kill Devil Hill - War Machine

Spider Rockets - Better When It's Loud
Lawnmower Deth - Watch Out Grandma Here Comes A Lawnmower
Confessor - Eve Of Salvation
Malice - Sinister Double
Saint Chaos - Nothing Is Forever

Recap by The Metal Wulf

Still basking in the warm aftermath of the latest edition of Finger Lakes Metal Fest, this week's in-studio guest was Awaken bassist, Freddy Villano.

Now, I'll gladly state that there were absolutely NO bad bands at Metal Fest this year, but Awaken were without a doubt among the stand-outs. One of those cases where I've been kicking myself in the butt for choosing their slot to take a trip to the bar, since I only got to enjoy the last three songs of their set. I won't make that mistake again!

Gotta make some mention of some cool non-Awaken facts, here. Freddy is also a freelance writer who contributes to Bass Player magazine, and has also been a member of both Quiet Riot and Dee Snider's Widowmaker. No bull, Freddy is a very cool guy, and I think it's safe to say he and any of his bandmates are more than welcome to join us again.

So, in the random silliness department we somehow got on the subject of me needing training. It was even laughably mentioned that I'd have to do some push-ups later in the evening. Now, I can't honestly remember the last time I could successfully pull off even one (although it HAS been within the past five years...), and I kept insisting there was no way in Hell it was going to happen.

Of course, having Jeffie in the building prompted me to at least show them that I just wasn't capable of it at this stage. Especially considering they ALSO thought I'd be able to do "The Worm" (remember Scotty 2 Hotty, WWE fans?)

So, in the interest of proving that I could NOT do a push-up, I assumed the position. Surprisingly enough, I DID manage to pull off about half of a push-up. Shocked the hell outta me...Then, somebody mentioned doing them up against the wall...Well, that's a completely different ball of wax, I can pull those off pretty effectively. Jeez...let's be a bit more specific next time, shall we?

The only other note-worthy bit of weirdness I can seem to remember involves Jeffie wanting to hire himself out as a Santa.

All I've gotta say to that is it's probably NOT the greatest idea to bring a Jeffie anywhere near your children, unless you want to spend quality time playing "What's In My Pants" for hours and hours on end, or listening to the Cry of the Sad Whale...once again for hours and hours on end.

Some things are best left NOT contemplated...