June 15, 2013 - Don Weeks Returns...

Listen to the Show

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...