February 16, 2013 - Randy Wants Breath Strips!

  • Published in 2013

Voivod - Mechanical Mind 
Destruction - Legacy Of The Past 
Maelstrom - A Futile Crusade 
Unbreakable Hatred - Years Of Violence 
Suffocation - Sullen Days 
Kongh - Sole Creation 
M.O.R.G. - Feelings 
Eye Of Solitude - Night's Dew 
Great White - Face The Day 
Druid Lord - Curse Of The Skull 
Saxon - Warriors Of The Road 
Orange Goblin - The Filthy & The Few 
Death - Altering The Future 
Deathrow - Watching The World 
Slammer - No Excuses 
Exodus - Within The Walls Of Chaos 
Flotsam & Jetsam - The Evil Sheik 
Sanctuary - Battle Angels 
Seplophile - Quarantined 
Gibby Haynes - Paul's Not Home 
Psyche Corporation - Whirring World 
Avenger Of Blood - Spawn Of Evil 
Volume IV - Wager 
Manilla Road - Stand Your Ground 
Dark Throne - Leave No Cross Unturned 
Twelve Foot Ninja - Mother Sky 
Hatriot - Weapons Of Class Destruction 
2Cellos - Supermassive Black Hole 
Victor Griffin's In-Graved - Teacher 
Intronaut - Milk Leg 
Mothership - Angel Of Death 
Newsted - Skyscraper 
Zen Kura - The Warning 
The Beards - Why Having A Beard Is Better Than Having A Woman 
Nile - When My Wrath Is Done 
Killswitch Engage - In Due Time 
Dreamshade - Consumed Future 
Deathchain - Abzu Doom 
Neaera - Black Tomb 
Steel Panther - Fantasy 
U.D.O. - Desperate Balls 
Cold Steel - America Idle 
Clutch - Earth Rocker 
Lightning Swords Of Death - Cloven Shields 
The Porridgeface - Ancient Rider 
Black Drawing Chalks - Street Rider 
Recap from The Metal Wulf

Had Darrel Lake on hand to help promote the upcoming event, "Bring 'Em Home", a multi-band show to help benefit the Wounded Warrior Project at the American Legion in Geneva, NY on April 20. The show will feature a solid selection of local bands as well as some out-of-state talent, and should kick ass. Best of all, it's for a good cause! Pretty safe to say that at least a couple of us will be on hand!
Joe seemed to take a great deal of pleasure in the amount of suffering I'd been going through as a result of his implanting me with the Abba Chip.
It was bad, people. I'm dead serious when I say there are few things worse than hearing ABBA in every piece of music that makes it to your ear canal. Think I'm kidding? Television theme songs...radio of all varieties...the muzak system at work...all ABBA, all the time...
No shit, I was ready to power drill straight into my brain, from both ears... 
However, Joe WAS kind enough to turn the chip off for a brief amount of time, as we played the newest track from Darkthrone, which clocks in at almost fourteen minutes, and completely kicks ass. Looking forward to hearing the entire new disc once it's available. I'm thinking it could be an early contender for this year's Top 10...but, then, it really is far too early to say!
I was pretty much begging him to take the chip out, especially knowing that Rick, Josh, Bill, Erica, and myself were all headed to Buffalo to see Testament (along with Overkill, Flotsam & Jetsam, and 4Arm) at the Town Ballroom. I really wanted to enjoy that show, and the idea of hearing ABBA vocals emanating from Chuck Billy's throat just made me cringe... 
Things actually worked out well in the end, as Azkath was on hand, further taunting me with breath strips. He ended up pushing me a little too far, and I ended up mugging him, mercilessly, for his entire stash.
Yep, I devoured every last breath strip he had, after pummeling him and throwing him into some of the equipment, savoring the minty freshness for the rest of the evening.
Joe was so impressed by the amount of violence I directed at Seriah that he decided to cut me a break, deactivating the ABBA Chip, and allowing me to enjoy the concert in all it's Thrash-tastic goodness!
See, happy endings really do happen!
So, next installment, we'll be having Ferg and the rest of the boys from Setiva on hand. This should be a fun night to tune in, as most of us have known Ferg since his days in Loopus. Lookin' forward to this one! 

February 2, 2013 - Randy's Withdrawal...

  • Published in 2013

    Circle II Circle - Never Gonna Stop
Angel - Long Time
Hatriot - Heroes Of Origin
Death Wolf - Snake Mountain

Ghost - Secular Haze
The Beards - Beard Related Song #38
Killswitch Engage - In Due Time
Mothership - Comic Rain
Local H - 2112 Overture/Temples Of Syrinx

Spater - Brady Bunch
Alice In Chains - Hollow
Newsted - Soldierhead
Clutch - Earth Rocker

Spater - Agony
Butthole Surfers - The Hurdy Gurdy Man
Sons Of Aeon - Cold Waves
Maelstrom - Predestined
Soothsayer - Back To Evil
Psychothermia - The Fight
Hatebreed - Honor Never Dies

Joe Carpenter - Country Girl
Grand Prix - Shout
Powermad - Nice Dreams
Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike
Heaven's Basement - Executioner's Day

Slammer - Hunt You Down
Cold Steel - Ashes To Ashes
Seplophile - Quarantine
Satanic Threat - Small God Big Cross
Evil Army - Ashes Of The Nuclear Fire
Spiritus Mortis - The Mighty One
The Modern Age Of Slavery - Arise

Bornholm - Valhalla
Hexen - Private Hell
Shai Hulud - Monumental Graves
Dreamshade - Consumed Future
Mutiny Within - Falls To Pieces

Hate - Hatchhammer
Flame - Rain
Riotor - Nuclear Solution
Reanimator - The Desolator
vatican - Hope
Dynasty - Death Solution
Those Who Fear - Daggermouth
Point Blank Rage - Paranoid Fist

Mustach - Never Too Late
Cry Wolf - Road To Ruin
Deathrow - The Deathwish
The Bronx - Youth Wasted
Spinal Tap - Break Like The Wind

The Beards - Got Me A Beard   
Recap by The Metal Wulf
So, the main order of business on this evening was the announcement of the confirmed bands for this year's edition of Finger Lakes MetalFest. Spater's Dave Henninger was on hand, as always, to make the announcement, and here is the standing list of confirmed bands for the show:
Spater, Stone Soul Foundation, Lowkey, Steel Kingdom, Mercia, Poetry In Black, Abhor, Stygian, Cassidy Has Cholera, Dawn Of The Apocalypse, Concrete Slacks, Ire Clad, Disfigured Dead, HorseFace, Tonight We Feed, and Ripped Apart.

Two more bands are still to be announced, for a total of 18 bands as opposed to 20, but we're still looking at hours of awesome music on two stages, and it will be emceed by the Metallic Onslaught. Still going to be a blast, I guarantee it!
Moving along...
MetalFest isn't the only big event slowly approaching as we get closer to May. We're actually just a hair under three months away from No Pants Day. A brief discussion regarding that pretty much cemented the conclusion that this year it's going to be known as MORE Pants Day, at least as far as I'm concerned. 
Okay, I understand the concern. I pretty much have traumatized them for two years running. Don't believe me, I'll be happy to provide some YouTube links for ya. 
Still, it's not that big of a deal. I'm pretty sure I can sit this year out, I'll wear jeans if I have to, or just a pair of shorts. No boxers or man-kini's for me this year, I promise! 
Joe had returned to us from his vacation in Florida. I'm sure he was just thrilled to come back from a week of watching dolphins frolicking to temperatures in the single digits...
No Jeffie, though, which brought up the question of what did Joe do to him this time? I mean, Joe insists that there was no Jeffie on this trip, but then he said the same thing about New Orleans, before he admitted to pushing Jeffie into a gator-filled swamp.
Personally, I don't see where this is a problem. I'm actually picturing a fishing boat with a large chum bucket filled with Jeffie pieces, being used to bait sharks...
I LIKE that image!
Confusion ensued when Seriah Azkath suddenly went on about his tongue burning. Turns out he'd popped a breath strip into his mouth, and it ended up on the tip of the tongue instead of the middle.
Of course, the tip is always more sensitive...
(Yeah, we had a HUGE laugh over that while we were off the air...)
Well, next thing you know, we were all trying breath strips, and oddly enough Azkath, Josh, and myself were experiencing some crazy, trippy side effects. Yeah, things got nuts, to say the least...
Then there was the crash. Yup, we came down pretty hard, headaches all around, craving more strips.
As a matter of fact, Azkath insisted that he didn't have any more, and had actually taken the very last three.
But during the final talk break, he ended up consuming four more!
Needless to say, I'd gone insane from withdrawal, and proceeded to pursue him throughout the studio, more or less out for blood if I couldn't get breath strips... 
And that was pretty much how the evening concluded!
So, the next installment looks like it's going to be just Rick and Joe, along with guests Sanjuro Fields. Hell of a band and a very cool bunch of guys, by the way. Be sure to tune in!
As for Azkath, Arydaea, Josh, and myself, we'll be in Rochester that night to see Doro Pesch at the Montage! I've waited a loooong damned time to see this lady play live, and I'm not missing it for the world! 
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