August 11, 2012 - Stone Soul Foundation

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Listen to the Show


Aska - Longships
Lynch Mob - Slow Drag
Watchtower - Insruments Of Random Murder
Malice - Gods Of Thunder

Banshee - Cry In The Night
Fozzy - Blood Happens
Kiss - King Of The Night Time World
Hughes/Vai - Highway Star

Tomakazi - Thomas Dolby
Hate Machine - Chainsaw Philosophy
MuckRaker - StemWinder
Testament - A Day In The Death
Epidemic - Hands Of Ruby
Letter To The Exiles - They Made Me The War Machine

D.A.M. - Left To Rot
D.A.M. - Appointment With Fear
Elisium - AGV
Dublin Death Patrol - Death Toll Rising
Fetus Stench - Severe Suffering
Drone - Deepest Red

Stone Soul Foundation - Sidewalker
The Faceless - Ten Billion Years
Over Your Threshold - Body Part Illusion
Loudness - The Power Of Truth

Stone Soul Foundation - Christian
Lynch Mob - Sucka
Tankard - Son Of A Fridge
Korpiklaani - Soil Of The Corpse
Ire Clad - Force It Down

Stone Soul Foundation - Ain't No Mystery
South Wicked - Craving For Blood
Sky Of Rage - Shape Of A Giant
Love Stricken Demise - Love And Hate
Perzonal War - Termination
A Hero A Fake - I Have A Knife
For The Fallen Dreams - Living A Lie

Striker - Terrorizer
Striker - Let It Burn
Dust Bolt - Toxic Attack
Steel Assassin - Four Stars Of Hell
Steel Assassin - Bastogne
Texas Hippie Coalition - Paw Paw Hill

Elisium - Bombshells
Aska - Message From God
MuckRaker - Haymarket Square
Your Memorial - Redirect
Bury Tomorrow - Lionheart

Hate Machine - Bring In The Butcher
The Faceless - In Solitude

Recap by The Metal Wulf

We were joined by three out of four members of Stone Soul Foundation on this evening, always cool to hang with these guys. They've got some local shows comin' up, one of them a mere week away at Hoopes Park in Auburn. That is also a FREE show, so if you're of a mind, and the weather isn't too crappy, you'd be doing yourself a favor by checking these guys out.

They'll also be at Bull's Run in Seneca Falls for a show that will feature both electric and acoustic performances, and you can catch that gig this Saturday night!

They also mentioned that they'd still like to do a video for their song, "Christian", and they're open for any ideas regarding that. Hit up their Facebook page if you have any suggestions!

Honestly, check them out. I can't remommend them highly enough. I know I say that a lot, but this is straight from the heart. They are a flat-out GREAT rock and roll band!

There was further discussion regarding possibilities of Josh leaving us for a teaching job outside the country. This time the job is in Spain, and he'll actually be travelling there in another week or so for the interview. If all goes well, and he accepts this job, we're just hoping he has a chance to come back and hang with us one more time before departing for a year. It would make for a Hell of an evening on the Onslaught as we gave him a going-away party he wouldn't soon forget.

No, really, I'm betting a lap dance from Jeffie would be pretty damned unforgettable...

Now, personally, I don't follow the Billboard charts all that closely, but I still find it relatively cool when a true metal band hits high. Case in point, Testament's latest (Dark Roots Of Earth) hit #12 on Billboard's Top 200. Now, like I said, I don't really follow them all that closely, but I'm pretty sure that's the hightest any Testament album has ever hit, and it just goes to show that there are a LOT of people out there who still love and support this music. Hell, I'm interested to see where it goes from here, potentially cracking the Top 10, maybe?

We had all (and I mean ALL) gathered at Suzy's in Auburn that previous Tuesday night to catch Banshee's free show, which was pretty damned killer. Just a shame the turn-out couldn't have been better. Still, Terry and the boys seemed pretty pleased to have an audience to play for, so I guess it was all good!

Sincerely, they're a great bunch of guys, and they shouldn't be missed if they come anywhere near you.

I'd mentioned something to Jeffie once again about being part frog, and he was pretty indignant when it came down to denying having any association with frogs. Yet Raven insisted that she combined his DNA with that of a frog when she cloned him the last time. I mean, the guy was eating MOTHS for cryin' out loud!

Yet, he seems to be in a very strong state of denial. He even stated that if he was part frog, he should be able to hop long distances. He proceeded to test this statement out by maneuvering my chair into the middle of the room and attempting to hop over me, with little to moderate success. And, as it frequently happens, Jeffie ended up on the wrong end of a beatdown from Joe, eventually getting tossed ass-first through a computer keyboard. The remains of which, I should stress, got used to pummel my forehead, almost resulting in flowing blood...

All in a night's work, what can I say...


August 4, 2012 - Mercia Visit

Listen to the Show


Halford - Stained Class
Kiss - God Of Thunder
Kiss - Hell Or Hallelujah
Down - Witchtripper

Hate Machine - Bring In The Butcher
Dublin Death Patrol - Blood Sirens
Banshee - Taming The Beast
Elisium - Bombshells

Gojira - The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe
Malice - Stellar Masters
Jorn - Black Morning
Unleashed - Odalheim

Mercia - The Boomstick Shakedown
Evershine - Demon's Ride
Ex Deo - I, Caligula
Grave - Amongst Marble And The Dead

Mercia - March Of The Dinosaurs
Grave Digger - Helldog
Helgrind - Mass Graves
Hate Machine - Chainsaw Philosophy
Hexvessel - A Letter In Birch Bark

Mercia - Nothing A Brick Won't Fix
Hollow Haze - Headless Cross
Hotel Diablo - Psycho California
Ian Gillan & Tony Iommi - Smoke On The Water

In This Moment - Burn
Korpiklanni - Rauta
Liv Kristine - Panic
Munruthel - The Raven Croak

Nova Art - No More Pain
Odinfist - Grim Troll
Seremonia - Lusiferin Kaarmeet
Shadows In The Crypt - Embracing The Forbidden Arts

Hate Machine - Anger Is King
Stealing Axion - The Unwanted Gift
Suffer Well - Sweat Away This Venom
Svolk - Break My Bones
Termination Force - Grind Thrashing Death

Love Striken Demise - Love And Hate
Perzonal War - Lost
Serj Tankian - Ching Chime
Fetus Stench - By Butchery Divorced
Dublin Death Patrol - Death Toll Rising

Elisium - Safety Dance
Testament - Throne Of Thorns
Testament - Animal Magnetism
Drone - Zombies In The Moshpit
For The Fallen Dreams - Your Funeral
South Wicked - Graveyard Of Bones
Sky Of Rage - Countdown

Humangled - Smells Acrid
Sunflower Dead - The Hand That Beats You
Corrosive Carcass - Butchershop

Banshee - Halls Of Karma
Banshee - Godless
Recap by The Metal Wulf

For starters, I'd like to thank Mercia for coming out and hanging with us for a couple of hours. We have a brief interview with them up for your perusal on the metalwulff YouTube page, so feel free to check it out!

So, how cool is it that Hate Machine gave us exclusive rights to play tracks from their latest disc before any other local radio station? Much gratitude to those guys for allowing us to do that, we were more than happy to play some of those tracks, and we'll be even happier when we all have copies of that disc in our hands!

Let's see, discussions from this edition of the show...hmmmm...

Well, we definitely had a blast recounting some bad-ass memories from our visit to Darien Lake last Wednesday. Seriously, this was a show that was so amazing that even BILL!!! had come out to hang long enough to help us talk about it!

Slipknot and Slayer headlined with openers Motorhead and Anthrax. Darien Lake didn't want to book the entire Mayhem Fest bill, so instead they got the best of the line-up for an evening of great music. Seriously, if you weren't there, you've no idea...the show was a CLASSIC! Every single band was at the top of their game, not a bad moment to be found, just one kick-ass performance after another.

Of course, if you were to twist our arms, I'm pretty sure that we'd have to say that Slayer stole the evening. Here's a band that never really worried about large stage productions, usually just content to turn up the volume and kick your ass all night, maybe throw in some cool lighting effects. Well, they upped their game, throwing their Marshall staciks into structures that were designed in the shape of inverted crosses and offering a TON of Hellish pyro throughout the set (seriously, flames, towering, EVERYWHERE!)

Still, in the end, it was the set list that made their show the best of the evening. Just one classic after another, not a lot of between song banter, just the best that they could pack into an hour-long set.

Yep, folks will be talkin' about that show for a loooong damned time!

Our resident Pixie was once again in attendance, making her presence known during our Mercia interview. Seems she had found Cthulhu and was fluttering about with him.

What, you don't think pixies come to the Onslaught to find Jesus, do you? That would just be silly...

There was continued ball-busting over the fact that while Rick, Bill, and Erica will potentially be taking in Soulfly on the 15th (and possibly getting an interview with Max Cavalera), I'll be at Journey, with Pat Benatar and Loverboy.

Yes, I know, it ain't metal, but the early 80's were a strange time for me. Kind of a developmental era, so to speak. I listened to a LOT of different things back then, still do. And yes, while I loved KISS, Sabbath, and Ozzy, I also didn't have any qualms about listening to slightly milder stuff.

Like Journey, Pat Benatar, or Loverboy.

Fact is, I never got to see ANY of them back in the 80's (that's kind of a trend for me, if you haven't noticed...), and the opportunity to see ALL THREE in the same night...well, just can't pass that up, too good to be true...

So, bust away, my Onslaught compatriots!

Let's see...really can't remember anything else, although we did have a fun time trying to get Serj Tankian's track, "Ching Chime", out of our heads. Joe actually mentioned that he wants me to be able to hit the notes on that, just like Serj, by Friday.

Yep, that's gonna happen...

So, our next installment should be seeing Stone Soul Foundation in the studio. It's been well over a year and a half since their last visit, so I'd say it's high time they brought us up to speed on any developments they have goin' on.

Personally, I'm lookin' forward to having 'em on again!


July 28, 2012 - Tim Returns

Listen to the Show

Malice - Hell Rider
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Megadeth - Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
Awaken - The Inquisitor

Banshee - Taming The Beast
Jorn - Ride Like The Wind
Steel Assassin - Blitzkrieg Demons
Gypsyhawk - State Lines

Tankard - (Empty) Tankard
Tankard - Total Addiction
Tankard - The Metal Ladyboy
Meathook Seed - Cling To A Remnant
Dew Scented - By My Own Hand
Striker - Let It Burn

All Hail The Yeti - The Art Of Mourning
Venomin James - Seven Years
Zonaria - Full Spectrum Dominance
Tourniquet - Antiseptic Bloodbath
MuckRaker - KingMaker

Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Iron Jaw
Fetus Stench - Meat Grinder Flesh Obliteration
South Wicked - Graveyard Of Bones
King Of Asgard - Bound To Reunite
Between The Buried And Me - Telos

Crimson Glory - Queen Of the Masquerade
The Company Band - Black Light Fever
Heretic - Tomorrow's Plague
Massacre - Succumb To Rapture
Vision Of Disorder - Loveless
Manowar - Black List

Gojira - My Last Creation
Humangled - Deny Your Creed
Burn Everything - Maintain Radio Silence
Corrosive Carcass - Born In A Casket
Ire Clad - Dead Alive
Fist - Down The Drain
Dr. Acula - Keep On Running In Place

Obituary - Burned In
Meathook Seed - My Infinity
Bury Tomorrow - Lion Heart
Your Memorial - Shipwreck
Dust Bolt - Into Madness
Bonded By Blood - Repulsive
Radiation Sickness - For No Apparent Motive

Queensryche - Queen Of The Reich
Dew Scented - Storm Within


Recap by The Metal Wulf

This evening of Onslaught fun saw the return of Tim Binder to the show, as he is paying one of his semi-annual visits. For those who remember, Tim's music tastes are kind of all over the place, which gets him just a little bit of grief from others.

Kinda like someone else we know!

As a matter of fact, Tim and I both got to contribute to the annoyance of the rest of the crew as we broke out in a chorus of David Lee Roth's version of "Just A Gigolo". Yeah, you can guess how well that went over...

And then there was a discussion pitting late-80's Russian band Gorky Park against Kix. Hmmmm...which is worse, "Bang!" or "Don't Close Your Eyes"?

Don't matter, Tim and I sang snippets of both, while others were threatening violent happenings upon us...

There was also some discussion regarding our possible loss of Josh on the show. Yeah, Josh has had some job opportunities arise, with some potential employment outside the country. We're talking places like Russia or South Korea.

Now, from a cultural stand-point, I can see where either option could be an interesting pursuit, and it would only be for a year. Yet, at the same time, it just seems that there could be...well, safer options?

Hell, maybe we're just greedy and don't want to see Josh go. As much as we bust on him, we really would be sorry to see him leave the show. We all have our own little touches that we contribute, and our own little areas of specialized knowledge when it comes to this music, and losing Josh would definitely hurt.

With that being said, it was also discussed that if he IS leaving us, we may have to start planning a going away party for him, Metallic Onslaught-style!


No Jeffie this week, as it was mentioned that he'd been involved in some kind of accident on an ostrich farm.

Yeah, quite frankly, I just don't think I want to know...

Joe had asked me for a loan of $3, 295 so he could purchase a KISS pinball machine. We're talking vintage, here, straight from the 70's arcades. He even promised that he'd let me peek in through a window and turn the lights on long enough for me to see it...

Truth is, if I had that kind of cash to blow, that puppy would be making it's way into my bedroom.

Sorry, Joe...ain't happenin'...

July 21, 2012 - A Typically Strange Show...

Listen to the Show

Tank - Justice For All
Firebird - Torn Down
Rush - Carnies
Malice - New Breed Of Godz

Deep Purple - Might Just Take Your Life
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers
Deep Purple - Highway Star
Who Cares? - Out Of My Mind

Jorn - Ride To The Guns
Dust Bolt - Deviance
Striker - Wolf Gang
Dew-Scented - Thrown To The Lions
Desaster - Cross Me Fool
Heretic - Raise Your Fist

Banshee - Halls Of Karma
Banshee - Godless
Y&T - Forever
Gojira - This Emptiness
Fetus Stench - The Outer Island
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Run Through The Bastards

Judas Priestess - Saints In Hell
Dark Angel - Never To Rise Again
Bolt Thrower - War Master
Nile - The Inevitable Degradation Of Flesh
Coroner - Reborn Through Hate

Corrosive Carcass - Butchershop
Rocking Corpses - Necropolis
Radiation Sickness - Tripping In The Seas Of Madness
South Wicked - The Phantom Prince
Humangled - Needles To The Blind

Testament - Native Blood
The Company Band - Kill Screen
Hellyeah - Rage/Burn
Dew-Scented - Destined To Collapse
Periphery - Make Total Destroy
King Of Asgard - The Dispossessed

Mortillery - Mortal Artillery
Ire Clad - Hazard
Dr. Acula - Areola 51
Saint Diablo - The Monster's Real
The Contortionist - Sequential Vision

Chaosweaver - Wings Of Chaos
Nuse - Shinebox
Bonded By Blood - Show No Fear
Bury Tomorrow - Vacant Throne
Your Memorial - Cadence For A King
A Hero A Fake - Port Hole

Banshee - Floodgates Of Hell
Recap by The Metal Wulf

With this show being just four days after their concert at Darien Lake, a few of us were still basking in the afterglow of greatness that is Iron Maiden. One of the best shows I've ever seen, easily. In all honesty, only KISS has them beat. But, of course, that's just me, and those who know me know just how big of a KISS fan I am.

Of course, I still got my ass busted for not seeing Iron Maiden back in the 80's. To be honest, though, that show was well worth the wait and I'm pretty sure I'm more appreciative of it at age 46 than I would have been at age 19.

So, besides Maiden, there were numerous things discussed throughout the evening. Things like...

The craziness of our Judas Priestess intervew getting over 1300 views in a less than a week, when it's taken our interviews with Rob Flynn (Machine Head) and Iggor Cavalera (Sepultura/Cavalera Conspiracy) months to even hit or break 1,000 views...

Pure insanity, not that I'm complaining. Those ladies were damned cool, and I'm pretty sure we'll all be waiting for them to come through our area again.

We mourned the loss of Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Jord with a brief but ass-kcking tribute, featuring some tracks that displayed some of his best work. No doubt, the guy had his own unique signature sound and style, which pretty much helped shape hard rock and heavy metal as we've come to know it. There'll never be another like him...

Speaking of departed icons, we had a little discussion regarding news of ex-Dio guitarist Vivian Campbell and his forming of a band called either Holy Dive or The Last In Line. Truth is, I've found reference to both names, but it seems Holy Diver is the more likely...

Now, this band not only features Vivian on guitar, but also features the rest of the early Dio line-up of Jimmy Bain on bass, Claude Schnell on keyboards, and Vinnie Appice on drums. Andy Freeman (former Lynch Mob vocalist and touring member of The Offspring) is said to be taking vocal respnsibilities.

All of this may sound all well and good, and I have to admit that I AM highly intrigued, but you've also got to remember that this is from the guy who referred to Ronnie James Dio as one of "the vilest people in the industry".

So, has Viv had a change of heart in the wake of losing both his parents (within a year of each other, not long before Ronnie passed), or is the guy hoping to cash in on his involvment with the earliest line-up of Dio?

I've actually got an answer to that, too. I really am going to give the guy the benefit of the doubt and say that I genuinely believe that he's trying to do this for the sake of the musical legacy. I mean, come on, the guy's been with Def Leppard for over 20 years and isn't exactly starving! I highly doubt he's doing it for the cash.

I'd say this is a development that warrants more attention as time goes on!

We discussed an upcoming show at Suzy's Tavern in Auburn that will feature 80's metal act, Banshee. Gotta say, I'm glad that these guys were able to get a gig there, as they'd already had two shows fall through at the Bug Jar in Rochester. Seems that not many people remember them, but I'm hoping that the right kind of promotion, along with the fact that it's a free show, will bring out a decent crowd to check them out. Rest assured that a good chunk of the Onslaught crew will be on hand for this one!

We discussed the situation regarding Lamb Of God's Randy Blythe, who is still sitting in a Czech prison as of this writing. As I remember, something was mentioned about Rick needing to break Randy out of jail, kinda crashing through the wall like Kool Aid man.


And then we'd all end up drinking from the head of Rick, which would be cracked open like a coconut after freeing Randy Blythe. It would be our salute to a fallen hero!

Honestly, though...don't hold your breath on that...

Josh got his balls busted harshly, as Joe finally had it sink deeply into his head that Josh is a Hall And Oates fan. Yep, that officially puts Josh in a similar category of lameness as me. Joe even demanded that Josh appear on the next show wearing a mustache like the one that John Oates used to have in the 80's. Tune in and find out how that goes!

Also in Josh news, he had a rare moment of actual funniness when he referred to Jeffie as Rubbin' McStuffins. I forget the reasons for the new nickname, but it was worth a genuine chuckle. Unfortunately, repeated usage wasn't quite as amusing, but it's given us new hope for Josh in the future! It would be pretty refreshing to have Josh known for more than being highly ticklish and for inserting his foot in his mouth (sometimes up to the knee) on a regular basis.

Go Josh!

As for Jeffie, poor Josh had forgotten to pick up his MP3 player. It now has sack marks on it, I'm pretty sure, maybe a little cheese on the corners...

Seriously, when Jeffie's around, it's ALWAYS best to be aware of the locations of your possessions. That's free advice, there, folks!

So, as he tucked Josh's belongings in awkward locations and as he tried rubbing Joe's bald spot, Jeffie explained to us how he has 500 David Hasslehoff cut-outs, something that the rest of us just could not wrap our brains around.

Who wants 500 David Hasslehoff cut-outs? I mean, the guy's become a drunken lout. The man's best days are long past. I mean, the Germans still seem to love him, but man...

Sorry, that just seemed like an odd request. I mean, I can understand a teenager wanting a poster of his from the 80's, when he was on Knight Rider. Or a young lady wanting a poster of him from his Bay Watch days, I suppose I can grasp that as well. But 500 cut-outs? Yeah, my brain is still hurting...

Oddly enough, Jeffie didn't seem to be aware of David's 80's success and seemed very interested in the idea of a talking car. I even placated him by telling him that maybe I'd rig his bus to talk.

Admittedly, not one of my brightest ideas. Hopefully he'll forget the whole thing before Friday.

There had been fairly extensive discussion regarding what has come to be known as the Jukebox In My Head. Unfortunately, this jukebox seems to be loaded with mostly crappy music, and only rarely contributes something even remotely listenable. In fact, the evening closed with a veritable medley of awfulness popping into my head and spewing forth from my mouth.

All of which led to the evening ending on a high note...well, a couple of them...literally...

July 14, 2012 - Friday the 13th...

Listen to the Show;

Rhapsody Of Fire - Heroes Of The Waterfalls Kingdom
Jorn - Live And Let Fly
Fist - Out Here In The Desert

Rush - Caravan
Y&T - Black Tiger
Spater - Sucker Punch
Mortillery - Without Weapons
Kyng - Bleed Easy
Candlemass - The Sound Of Dying Demons

Striker - Can't Stop The Rush
Periphery - Ragnarok
Hammers Of Misfortune - Summer Tears
King Of Asgard - Up On The Mountain

Alice Cooper - He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)
Watain - Wolfs Curse
Dust Bolt - March Thru Pain
Bury Tomorrow - Royal Blood

South Wicked - Graveyard Of Bones
Humangled - Skinned, To Feel All
Radiation Sickness - The Place Where People Die
Rocking Corpses - Up From The Grave
Fetus Stench - Meat Grinder Flesh Obliteration
Corrosive Carcass - Awesome Nuclear Power

Alice In Chains - Check My Brain
Diamond Head - Helpless
Baroness - Take My Bones Away
Eye Of Solitude - The Haunting

Nuse - Blood In The Streets
Contortionist - Feedback Loop
Chaosweaver - Infected
Bonded By Blood - Among The Vultures
A Hero A Fake - I Have A Knife
Nile - Supreme Humanism Of Meglomania
Gojira - The Axe

Ire Clad - Saints Of Lies
Unleashed - Rise Of the Maya Warriors
Your Memorial - Shipwreck
Manners - Shrouds
Saint Diablo - Blood On The Bathroom Floor
Vision Of Disorder - Loveless

For Today - Under God
Testament - True American Hate
Throw The Fight - I Just Died In Your Arms
Dying Fetus - Subjected To A Beating
Bathory - The Golden Walls Of Heaven

Dr. Acula - Dressed For Transylvania In The Boiling Weather

Recap by The Metal Wulf

Pretty damned good evening on the show, consdering we were originally going to pre-record the show. But, Joe decided to stick around, so it was he, and Rick, along with Josh and myself, who entertained throughout the evening.

Being Friday the 13th, it was only natural for Joe to play Alice Coope's "He's Back (The Man Behind The Mask)", even though it's really not among Joe's favorite Coop tracks. Truth is, Constrictor really doesn't rate to highly among Joe's favorite albums by Alice, although I personally didn't find it to be THAT terrible.

Joe actually suggested that I need to dress as Jason Voorhees tomorrow night when we go see Alice open for Iron Maiden at Darien Lake. Joe feels that Alice may actually play that song if I dress as Jason Voorhees, complete with hockey mask and machete, and approach the stage while Alice is playing. Personally, the only thing I see happening is ending up in a jail cell...which would endanger my chances of seeing Maiden for my first time, and THAT'S NOT HAPPENING!!!

And it's not just me who hasn't seen Maiden before. Foul Mouth Girl will be joining us for this show, and she hasn't seen either Maiden OR Alice Cooper before! Seriously, this is going to be a great time, can't wait to share the experience on the next Onslaught!

We were happy to announce that Judas Priestess would be playing in Seneca Falls at the Women's Right To Rock Festival. This show has already happened, and if you were there to witness it, consider yourself lucky, because these ladies kicked ass! Some may bitch that Militia doesn't sound like Rob Halford, and those are the people who don't freaking get it. These ladies aren't looking to copy Priest, they're looking to pay tribute and give the classic songs their own personal spin. I'm happy to say that it works, and Militia sounds freaking AMAZING singing those songs.

Don't believe me? Go to the Metallic Onslaught website and click my YouTube page, where you'll find plenty of live evidence from that show, plus an almost 20-minute interview with the entire band. Personally, I look forward to seeing and hanging with them again sometime!

So, it wouldn't be an evening on the Onslaught if we didn't get caught up in some completely nonsensical discussions. Somehow, we got on the subject of Faith No More and their former guitar player, Jim Martin. Jim, last I knew, was a pumpkin farmer, and this fact led to a discussion concerning why somebody would leave such an amazing band, only to devote his time to growing pumpkins. Of course, the only conclusion we could come to is that he's really Linus from Peanuts, and he's attempting to genetically engineer The Great Pumpkin, in the hopes of unleashing him upon mankind. We even came to the conclusion that he's still got his blanket, only now it's used to buff his guitar...

Hey, it could happen!

Or not...

And, I'm sad to say, for those who were tuned in, there was no nakedness on the show, after all. I was really pushing for it, knowing that after midnight it had officially become National Naked Day. Actually, if you look up the info, it was actually National Nude Day, as National Naked Day was supposedly back on the third of May. Naked or Nude, don't matter, there was none of it happening this past Friday night, as much as I really pushed for it.

I'll bet Jeffie would have celebrated if he'd shown up, though...

Ummm...yeah, best not to think of that...


July 7, 2012 - Ire Clad

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Listen to the Show;

Rhapsody - Of Michael The Archangel And Lucifer's Fall
Opium Symphony - Soul For Sale

Icarus Witch - Tragedy
Testament - True American Hate
The Company Band - House Of Capricorn
Tank - Grace Of God

Fist - I Don't Care
Death Angel - Evil Priest
Malice - chain Gang Woman
A Sound Of Thunder - Kill That Bitch

Ire Clad - Little Middle Man
Bonded By Blood - Sheperds Of Rot
Mortillery - Evil Remains

Ire Clad - Dead Alive
Gideon - Overthrow
Saint Diablo - Blood On The Bathroom Floor
Dr. Acula - Ironic Enclosure
Kreator - From Flood Into Fire

Ire Clad - Saints Of Lies
Vision Of Disorder - Loveless
Drone - Zombies In The Moshpit
Dust Bolt - March Thru Pain
Grave Digger - Rage Of The Savage Beast
Manowar - Black List
Chaosweaver - The Great Cosmic Serpent

Chasing Valor - Victorious
Ire Clad - Hazard
Pantera - Rise
Solstice - Cataclysmic Outburst
Manners - Widow Marker

Bathory - A Fine Day To Die
The Contortionist - Feedback Loop
Korpiklanni - The Steel
Holyhell - Lucifer's Warning
Oliver Dawson's Saxon - Hell In Helsinki
Delain - We Are The Others

Gojira - Pain Is A Master
Unleashed - The Hour Of Defeat
Dying Fetus - In The Trenches
40 OZ. Failure - Clawhammer
For Today - Immortal

Sanctuary - Battle Angels
Tony Iommi - No Stranger To Love
Dust Bolt - Oblivion
Jorn - Chains Around You
Lowriderz - Calling My Grave
Fear Factory - Recharger

Recap by The Metal Wulf;
Hard to believe we're half-way through the year already, and it's been a damned good one! Loads of good music has been released already, if you know where to look (although, probably NOT Wal-Mart or Target...). Lookin' forward to lots more before the year's out!

Anyway, had a couple of representatives from Ithaca's Ire Clad (bassist Eric Rodriguez and drummer Pete Schlough) on hand this week. Damned good band, and they'll be playing at The Haunt this Friday night, as they open for Bone Jar, alongside Sanjuro Fields. Should be a good time, check 'em out if you're in a musical mood that evening.

Regrettably, Eric and Pete were still in the studio when Jeffie arrived, and unfortunately, lap dances and head lickings commenced almost immediately. Pete ended up with a pixie in his lap, while Eric ended up with...me...

All I've got to say about that is that Eric seemed to be enjoying my presence in his lap maybe just a bit much, bouncing me on his knee like I was the world's largest three year old...scary stuff, and I got the Hell outta Dodge as soon as I could.

Not that it mattered much, as Jeffie proceeded to place me in Pete's lap, which was really no fun for either of us. In fact, Pete was very verbal about his desire to have the pixie return to his lap.

Speaking of the pixie, who has been fluttering about the studio a lot in recent weeks, she offered a totally unnecessary diversion while we were discussing my attending the upcoming Journey/Pat Benatar/Loverboy show in Canandaigua next month.

I guess for some reason the guy's thought I was getting turned on about Loverboy's Get Lucky album cover (you know...Mike Reno's ass...red leather...I'm sure the ladies loved it back in the day, frankly I tried not to think about it...), and I guess the pixie thought that pressing up against the window would get me off the subject.

And it worked!

All in all, she seems pretty cool and relatively harmless, I think we'll let her stick around for a bit.

Honestly can't remember too much about Jeffie's visit outside of the fact that Kendo stick shots were delivered to both members of Ire Clad.

I'm pretty sure Eric has no nerve endings anywhere in his body, as Jeffie's shot to his back completely broke the end off of the stick. Eric didn't even flinch...

I do remember trying to ask Jeffie how he was adapting to being part frog, and I wasn't able to get a response out of him. He seemed very vague about his feelings on the subject. Quite frankly, being terrified of frogs, I thought he would have gone completely out of his mind by now...

Oh, wait...too late...

Anyhoo, I do know that before the night was over, Lance had beaten the living snot out of Jeffie, but for all practical purposes didn't seem to leave any lasting damage upon him. So, I'm guessing he'll be back in a couple of weeks.
Speaking of which, the next installment of The Metallic Onslaught will be pre-recorded. Some of us will be going to Watertown for a 2CW wrestling event, while some of us may be taking in the first night of this year's Women's Right To Rock festival right here in Seneca Falls. Three days of rockin' ladies, whether solo artists or female-fronted bands! I've had a great time at this in previous years, very much worth checking out, and it's FREE! Come on down and hang out!

June 30, 2012 - Another New Jeffie!

Listen to the Show;

Kyng - Pushing And Pulling
Dream Theater - The Dark Eternal Night
Unisonic - Renegade

Tank - The War Drags Ever On
Malice - New Breed Of Godz
Jorn - I Came To Rock
Kill Devil Hill - Old Man

Rush - BU2B
Death Angel - Voracious Souls
Cradle Of Filth - Tortured Soul Asylum
Unleashed - Odalheim
Spater - Rat Salad

Testament - True American Hate
Bonded By Blood - Show No Fear
Countess - In League With Satan
As I Lay Dying - Cauterize
Primate - March of The Curmudgeon

Spater - Revenge
Ire Clad - Force It Down
Lowkey - Porcupine Cannonball
Lamb Of God - 11th Hour
Lamb Of God - Black Label

Mortillery - Without Weapons
Mortillery - Nuclear Disaster
Glass Cloud - If He Dies, He Dies
Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
Dr. Acula - Robot People From Hell
For Today - Under God

Dying Fetus - Invert The Idols
Ihsahn - The Paranoid
Fear Factory - God Eater
Gojira - The Axe
Burn Everything - Maintain Radio Silence

Icarus Witch - In The Dark
Widow Sunday - The Wave
The Company Band - House Of Capricorn
Nile - When My Wrath Is Done
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Dripping With Venom

Exodus - Blacklist
Manowar - House Of Death
Masi - God Promised A Paradise
Megadeth - Chosen Ones
Rammstein - Zwitter

Apple Maggot Quarantine Area - Mutant Cats From Hell
Throw The Fight - Makes Us Stronger
Single Bullet Theory - Edge Of Broken
Witchsorrow - Breaking The Lore

Krokus - Long Stick Goes Boom
Anacrusis - Sound The Alarm

Recap by The Metal Wulf

In-studio guests this week were David Henninger from Spater, along with Sean and Matty from Lowkey, as they promoted a free show at Tommy's in Newark last night. Those in attendance would have had the good fortune to be on hand as Spater recorded the show for a possible upcoming live CD. Rick Horton was among those attendees, and I'm betting he'll have some fun details for us when we all get together for the next Onslaught.

Managed to get my balls busted for pirating music, which I think was a slightly harsh judgment. I mean, come on. For those of us who came through the 80's, most of us got turned onto at least one or two bands through a little phenomenon called "tape trading". Somebody would have a copy of a bands recent release recorded on a cassette, or sometimes a compilation of a few different bands, and they'd say "Check this shit out", and you'd listen and more than likely end up buying at least one or two records from some of those artists. And then you'd hand the tape onto another friend, who would conceivably do the same. Hell, I've got a copy of Metallica's "No Life 'Til Leather" demo that probably isn't even listenable anymore, but if somebody wanted a copy, I'd do my damndest to set them up!

Of course, the quality would be...ewwww...don't even wanna think about how that's gotta sound almost thirty years after the fact...

Anyhoo, I guess my point here is that this whole "file sharing" thing isnt quite so far off the mark. Ultimately, the music is getting heard, and hopefully there are enough folks out there who still actually prefer to buy music when they hear something they genuinely like.
Something was mentioned about sending me to the Olympics as part of the Diving Team, kind of a laughable idea, which is why it was brought up, of course. Hell, I suggested they should form an Olympic Cannonball Team, which I'd probably excell at, but that idea didn't exactly fly. Actually, what did fly was the idea of me being part of an Olympic Farting Team. Note, that's Farting and NOT Sharting...

Somehow we got on the topic of bath salts and it's supposed face-eating properties. That topic somehow shifted to how I should try snorting bath soap sometime.

Okay, whatever, haha, I figured I'd just run with that one. I mean, why settle on bath soap when you can have powdered bubble bath! Just set me up with a big ol' box of Mr. Bubble and we'll be golden. It'll probably make my nose run heavily, so the snot can mix with the powdery bubble bath, and each time I sneeze, bubbles can come flying from my nose, filling the room with snot-bubble goodness...

Yeah, ewwww...

Now, I'd forgotten to mention in last week's recap that not only did Jeffie die, but so did JustJoe. Both got thrown head-first into the anvil, and, well, I'm pretty sure you can guess how well that went for them. Of course, in true Jeffie tradition, there was another one handy for this week's show. Now, as you may remember, Raven made some improvements on the previous Jeffie, not actually cloning a new one, just reanimating the old one. Well, this time she cloned a fresh Jeffie, and made some improvements to the overall DNA mix. We, of course, tried to remind her that her previous improvements were really not improvements at all, but she assured us that all was good.

So, the new Jeffie, complete with frog DNA, came stumbling in.

Yes, I said FROG DNA...

Now, the newest form of Jeffie seemed far less intelligent than previous attempts, not that any of them are too far above Forrest Gump level. This one, though, was pretty damned dim. Didn't say much, outside of repeating what was spoken to him. Eventually, however, he'd come around enough to at least read upcoming show listings, so I guess there's room for further improvement, given time.

And I'll say this much, he makes for awesome pest control! Damn, he was gulping down moths like they were going out of style. Still, I kinda wish he hadn't decided he needed to cough up those moths and attempt to share them with everybody else. I would actually go so far as to say it was totally unnecessary, except for the fact that he WAS trying to feed Josh, who could possibly benefit from a small amount of protein. I mean, he pretty much survives on twigs and berries as it is...

Of course, there's that point of the evening where everything goes completely to Hell, and there's no saving us. That moment came when I decided to find out what kind of frog Raven had used in the cloning process, meaning that I sat Jeffie down in the chair and licked the top of his head...

Chaos ensued, not that I remember much beyond watching giant squirrels battling it out, and then watching a dog eat the squirrels, which made me very upset, and then the dog turned into Josh, which made me even more angry, knowing it's very unlike for Josh to eat squirrels...

Yeah, here's some free advice: If you're ever tempted to lick a clone's head to see what kind of frog DNA they contain...just...don't...really...it ain't worth it...the hallucinations...the squirrel blood...the tongue warts...none of it...

I've gotta lie down, now...


June 23, 2012 - Joe's Birthday

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This show was primarily a celebration of Joe's birthday. In a way only The Metallic Onslaught could celebrate! Read the recap for more info or watch the video...  Or Listen to the Show;

Opium Symphony - Soul For Sale
L.A Guns - Hollywood Forever
Rush - Wish Them Well
Candlemass - The Sound Of Dying Demons

Jorn - Live And Let Fly
Malice - Sinister Double
Manowar - Manowarriors
Fist - Thunder In Rock

Mercia - Nothing A Brick Can't Fix
Horseface - Speak
Mortillery - Despised By Blood
Chaosweaver - Wings Of Chaos
Ihsahn - Introspection

Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste
Fear Factory - God Eater
Nile - Tribunal Of The Dead
Widow Sunday - The Wave

The Company Band - House Of Capricorn
Witchsorrow - Megiddo
Witch Mountain - Never Know

Master - Remove The Knife
Mantas - Evil Dead
Mnemic - Junkies On The Storm
Lita Ford - Living Like A Runaway
Ire Clad - Little Middle Man

Baroness - March To Sea
Rumpelstiltskin Grinder - Cold Haunting Death
Spineshank - I Am Damage
The Flower Kings - For Those About To Drown
Gojira - Planned Obsolescence
Dr. Acula - Aerola 51
The Bunny The Bear - This Isn't Why You Made Her

Rush - Headlong Flight
Tank - Hammer And Nails
Whitechapel - Dead Silence
Lowriderz - Ride Low Get High
Mortillery - Without Weapons

For Today - Fearless
Kreator - From Flood Into Fire
Manners - Hallows
Shadows Fall - Divide And Conquer
Kill Devil Hill - War Machine
Nachtblut - Dogma
The Ghost Inside - Engine 45

Diablo Swing Orchestra - Kevlar Sweethearts
Circus Maximus - Reach Within

Recap by The Metal Wulf;
As most of you are aware, the previous week's show had been pre-recorded, as a large percentage of the Onslaught crew made their way to Rochester to see Dream Theater at the Main Street Armory in Rochester.

Kick-ass show, I must say, with highly impressive performances not only from the headliner, but also from openers, Dark Day Sunday. For those unfamiliar, this band includes Jason Bittner (Shadows Fall) on drums and Frank Aresti (Fates Warning) on guitar, and quite frankly, you should check them out. Highly recommended!

Still, it was good to be back on the Onslaught after our short little break, and we were more than happy to have members of both HorseFace and Mercia on hand. Both bands are promoting the upcoming Hickstock event, which is a two-day event being held at the Phelps Community Center on July 27th and 28th. There's a very diverse line-up of entertainment, a little something for everybody, and it sounds very much worth checking out, if you're of a mind to do so!

This particular night was actually kind of special, as it fell directly on Joe's birthday, bringing folks out of the woodwork who hadn't been around in some time. My brother Bill and his little lady, Erica, made it out for a bit, and were kind enough to drop off some awesomely delicious brownies for Joe. Good to see them both, as it's a little difficult for Bill to hang with us as much as he used to, considering his new work hours. Still, he likes his new job, and if he can only periodically drop in for a couple of hours, so be it. We appreciate it all the more when he can drop by!

Another visitor was Sloth, who I had prior knowledge of only from watching some of the old Last Exit For The Lost DVD's. To be honest, nothing...and I mean NOTHING...can "prepare" you for an evening with Sloth...

You see, it starts with this nerve-shredding screeching and squealing. I mean, there may be words intermixed with the noise, but if there are, I surely couldn't tell what most of them were. I'm pretty sure at one point there was a great deal of "RANDY! SEX!" screamed at me, to which I shrieked back, "NOOOOOOO!!!"

And, of course, Jeffie and JustJoe from The Last Exit crew were on hand to add to the carnage...

Oh yes, there was carnage...carnage the likes of which had not been seen on the show in quite some time. I'm honestly thinking not since Rick and Josh's birthday. Numerous implements of chaotic destruction were on hand for our use and/or abuse, many items of which had been previously used on the show. The anvil was back, not to mention a couple of Kendo sticks (they hurt, a lot...take it from me...), as well as lots and lots of barbed wire.

There was the traditional barbed wire board (which some of us were body surfing on...) and the barbed wire baseball bat, as well as a new item, the barbed wire BALL!

Yeah, you read that right...and seeing Sloth and Josh playing soccer with it was a sight to behold, I must say. Sloth being barefoot at the time, of course.

Also interesting to play "Hot Potato" with, I must say...and let's not forget the barbed wire Bowling!

Josh eventually kicked the ball a little too hard, completely knocking it out of shape and requiring it to be re-wound and re-bound, ultimately making it look more like a Flail than a ball...and it also made a very nice pendulum!

Somebody also broke out a staple of the Last Exit shows, this being what's known as the "Dick Bat". Literally, it's a little dildo that was expertly duct-taped to a Whiffle bat by EVD when we celebrated my birthday in 2010. Kind of an awkward item to have in the midst, to be perfectly honest.

Seriously, you'll get to see all this and more once the video is put up later this week. It should be pretty freaking memorable...

Let's see...there were also some amusing discussions throughout the evening.

One discussion centered around a letter that I personally guarantee was NOT written by me, suggesting that I was not only a Trans-sexual but perhaps also a Pan-sexual or some crazy shit like that. Not even 100% sure what that means, but I'm guessing it's a way of suggesting that I wouldn't be too particular of where I'd stick my penis...Personally, I think there's way too much speculation on what I'm doing with my penis, and maybe some jealousy that it's not being directed in certain directions? Just speculating, of course!

** Letter Supposedly NOT written by Randy aka Metal Wulf **
I, Randy Smith, on this occasion of Joe's 50th birthday, am proud to announce that I am indeed a Transvestite. And a Panvenstite. And Pansexual. That's right, I will have sex with anything and anyone. None of you are safe, well, I mean, I am slow, so you can probably run away, but if you don't want to run away, I assure you will enjoy yourself, because I am a sexual master. A Pan-sexual master at that. Just ask the broom in the other room. It was beyond satisfied. So, I now offer my special services onto you, Joe, and anyone else here, included those of you who are inanimate. Meet me in the other room during the music set and we will get down... ***

And, in the realm of things that I personally find utterly terrifying, there was talk of a new breed of spiders in India. Apparently they're closely related to tarantulas, and are pack hunters. Specifically, they've been hunting HUMANS...

So, with that being said, I don't foresee me taking any trips to India in the near (or distant, for that matter...) future. Sorry folks, ain't gonna happen...

June 16, 2012 - Lance and Azkath

Listen to the Show;

This was a pre-recorded show hosted by Lance and Seriah Azkath...

Dream Theater "A Change of Seasons"

L.A. Guns "You Better Not Love Me"
Tuff "All New Generation"
Diemonds "Lil' Miss"
Pink Steel "Converter"
The Commander-In-Chief "Paranoid"

Ire Clad "Little Middle Man"
Baroness "Take My Bones Away"
Ghost "Elizabeth"
Mortillery "Outbreak"
Moonspell "Sine Missione"

Dark Day Sunday "Halfway to Godz"
Fates Warning "Down to the Wire"
Vesperian Sorrow "An Empire to Mourn"
Soulfallen "The Heart of Dying"
Order of the Dead "Brotherhood of Darkness"

Chasing Valor “Victorious”
Michael Monroe “Trick of the Wrist”
Circus Maximus “Architect of Fortune”
Kill Devil Hill “Strange”
Tyketto “Faithless”

Ishahn “The Eagle and the Snake”
Mr. Big “Undertow”
For Today “Stand Defiant”
Crazy Lixx “Riot Avenue”
Carach Angren “The Funerary Dirge of a Violinist”

The Gathering “Meltdown”
Awaken “Bones to Dust”
Cyclophonia “Screams in the Night”
Rise to Remain “Heartless”
Banshee “Fight”

Spider Rockets “Going Down”
Just a Memory “For the Love of Pity - Live”
Trixter “Tattoos and Misery”
Bang Tango “New Generation”
Diablo Swing Orchestra “Justice for Saint Mary”

The Agonist “Dead Ocean”
Demon Hunter “My Destiny”
Diamond Tyr “Restless One”
Melidian “Ready to Rock”
Dirty Looks “It’s a Bitch”

Fifth Angel “Under Pressure”
Fear of God “Betrayed”
Pariah “Powerless”
War Babies “Hang Me Up”
The Tea Party “Hang Me Up”

Wrathchild America “Surrounded by Idiots”
Quicksand “Fazer”

Mercyful Fate “Come to the Sabbath”

June 9, 2012 - a Thousand Shades of Cold Visit

Jorn - Ride Like The Wind
Jimmy Fallon - The Doors Sing "Reading Rainbow"
Candlemass - The Sound Of Dying Demons
Tank - Hammer And Nails
Napalm Death - Suffer The Children
Ihsahn - The Eagle And The Snake
Lowriderz - Cold Planet Earth
Malice - Stellar Masters
Grand Magus - Valhalla Rising
Circus Maximus - Burn After Reading
A Thousand Shades Of Cold - It's A God Damn Suicide
The Ghost Inside - Engine 45
Madball - Reap What You Sow
Mekong Delta - Shades Of Doom
Kreator - Death To The World
A Thousand Shades Of Cold - Bullet Train To Tokyo
Livarkahil - Wrath Of God
Chaosweaver - Infected
Whitechapel - The Night Remains
Ereb Altor - The Mistress Of Wisdom
A Thousand Shade Of Cold - Suddenly
Ancient Cross - Candle Fades
Fear Factory - New Messiah
Royal Thunder - Drown
A Thousand Shades Of Cold - Flatline
Pantera - By Demons Be Driven
Shadows Fall - Blind Faith
I, Omega - Cannibals
A Thousand Shades Of Cold - Sweet In November
For Today - Stand Defiant
Mucky Pup - Woody
Burn Everything - Vengeance And The Night Sky
Kill Devil Hill - Old Man
Awaken - My Silent Breath
L.A. Guns - Hollywood Forever
Ire Clad - Empower
Ruler - We Rule The Night
Mortillery - Voracious Undead
Diemonds - Take On The Night
Tuff - What Comes Around Goes Around
Jimmy Fallon - Neil Young Sings "Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air"
Architects (UK) - Feather Of Lead
Athiest - An Incarnation's Dream
Jorn - Live And Let Fly
Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
Marduk - Temple Of Decay
Gypsyhawk - Hedgeking
The Agonist - Everybody Wants You (dead)
Solstice - Transmogrified
Recap by The Metal Wulf;

So, not only were we joined in the studio by a band this week, we also had a visit from Will Polson, who hadn't been seen since...roughly...Rick and Josh's birthday's? Back in December?
Anyhoo...it had been quite some time, and a lot's been going on with our Will and Lindsey, not the least of which is the arrival of their first child, Austin William.
So, with that being said, I'm happy to report that Will seems to be enjoying fatherhood just fine, and that he has been fortunate enough to avoid being up to his elbows in baby poo, and has not, yet, been peed on excessively!
Poor Lindsey, on the other hand...
It was also Will's birthday, which we were woefully unprepared for. Had we remembered, I'm pretty sure some true Onslaught-style carnage could have been arranged for him. Maybe next year!
So, our guests this week were three members of Rochester hard rock act, A Thousand Shades Of Cold. Cool bunch of guys with a solid, modern sound. And yeah, they're probably not as heavy as most Onslaught listeners would like to hear, but they're still part of our local music family, and we were happy to give them some time to chill out with us and play some of their tunes.
Some points of interest regarding these guys currently are a prospective contract with UFC for use of eight of their songs. Now, most bands would be pretty thrilled to even have one song picked for this sort of thing, and for UFC to jump on eight of their tracks is pretty fucking spectacular, I'd say! Especially with the sport growing in popularity more and more, as the world slowly drifts away from the lameness that has become WWE...

For those who pay attention to our Facebook page (because we LOVE it when people visit our page!) , you may have noticed a very cool photograph taken by our long-suffering host, Joe Wyatt. He was able to get a pic of King Diamond done graffiti-style on the side of a train car in the Geneva, NY area. It is a truly bad-ass piece of artwork, and I strongly recommend taking a peek at the page to see it! Then, share the photo with your friends, and have them click "Like" on our page, as we're very near hitting 1,000 on Facebook, and well...we'd find that pretty damned cool!

Like how I came full-circle on that?

Joe dropped a couple of amusing tracks on us from a recently released collection of material from Jimmy Fallon. Seriously, imagine The Doors doing the Reading Rainbow theme, with Fallon sounding JUST LIKE JIM MORRISON!!! Pretty damned awesome, and it inspired me to sing a little "Riders On The Storm", which was received with absolutely no appreciation whatsoever. It did, however, inspire the first beatdown of the evening, with Josh and Will whaling away on me...

Don't know what the Hell was up with Jeffie this week. He seemed to be suffering from moments of amnesia, only occasionally knowing who Josh and I were, and not even remotely remembering Will. And for some messed up reason Jeffie seemed to think I was a transvestite, which couldn't be further from the truth.

Further evidence, to me at least, that Raven's "improvements" on Jeffie were not really improvements at all...

Or WERE they?

Hmmmmm...Jeffie doesn't remember us...possibly forgets us completely some day...doesn't show up any more...

Okay, so there are some definite possibilities here!

In closing, I'd like to stress that next week The Metallic Onslaught is going to be pre-recorded, as some or all of us will be in Rochester for Dream Theater's show at the Main Street Armory. Those who don't make it to that may be in attendance at Suzy's in Auburn, when L.A. Guns returns for another engagement.

If you're a fan of either band, I highly recommend getting out and enjoying them!