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2013

February 16, 2013 - Randy Wants Breath Strips!

Playlist
 

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 
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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! 
 
 
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February 9, 2013 - Snowstorms and ABBA

Playlist
 

2Cellos - Technical Difficulties 

VoiVod - Empathy For The Enemy 
Destruction - Cynaide 
Destruction - Spiritual Genocide 
 
Joe Carpenter - Stormbringer 
Manilla Road - Hallowed Be Thy Grave 
Avenger Of Blood - Spawn Of Evil 
Enforcer - Death Rides This Night 
Death Tyrant - Baphomet 
 
Newsted - King Of The Underdogs 
Demon Hunter - I Am Stone 
Psyche Corporation - Pound Of Flesh 
Crest Of Darkness - Welcome To My Funeral 
High Priest Of Saturn - Crawling King Snake 
 
Soothsayer - Dark Star 
Kiss - She 
Volume IV - Kong 
Victor Griffin's In-Graved - Thorn In The Flesh 
Neuronspoiler - Through Hell We March 
 
Those Who Fear - Daggermouth 
Dynasty - Hard Pressed 
Abdicate - Cranial Collapse 
Death Wolf - Death Wolf March 
Hatriot - Blood Stained Wings 
 
Helloween - Waiting For The Thunder 
Spinal Tap - Christmas With The Devil 
Fist - Hot Spikes 
Crash Diet - Liquid Jesus 
The Beards - You Should Consider Having Sex With A Bearded Man 
Slammer - Johnny's Home 
Maelstrom - Predestined 
Cold Steel - Blood Secrets 
 
Static - X - I'm With Stupid 
Metal Church - Fake Healer 
Haiduk - Stormcall 
Seven Year Existence - Death Roll 
Swarm Of Arrows - Gravel And Gold 
Hate - Venom 
 
Clutch - Earth Rocker 
Alice In Chains - Hollow 
Mothership - Lunar Master 
Suffocation - As Grace Descends 
 
Ghost - Secular Haze 
To The Deep - Thrown From High 
Powermad - Absolute Power 
Angel - Tower 
Bornholm - Throne Of Crows 
 
Hatebreed - Indivisible 
Hemlock - The Masquerade 
Hemlock - Vendetta 
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Recap by The Metal Wulf

Kind of a miracle that the show even happened on this evening, as the East Coast was being battered by a winter storm called Nemo...

Nemo...fucking Nemo...who names a storm Nemo?

I guess I get the whole nautical thing, Captain Nemo...Finding Nemo...but what the hell?

Pardon me if I seem just a trifle bitter toward our recent weather patterns. The fact is, had it not been for that piece of shit Nemo and some added accumulations courtesy of a large lake effect storm, I would have been in Rochester that night, along with Bill, Erica, Josh, Seriah Azkath, and Arydaea Insanity to see Doro Pesch, as well as possibly get an audio interview with her.

Yeah, I'm still pretty pissed, not that it does much good. I mean, you can shake your fist at the skies all you want, but let's face it, the only thing you're going to do is look like a complete ass...

 

When I found out the we were still on for the Onslaught, I initially decided to just hang back. I mean, we were under a State Of Emergency, after all. But then Joe called me, asked me why I was being such a puss, and threatened to kick me in the vagina.

Novel idea, considering I don't have one. Unless it's really, REEEEAAALLLY well hidden...

So, with that being said, we rode up and it was on with the show!

With the weather being what it was, there was some joking around going on about wearing each other like Tauntauns is any of us got stuck outside. It was pretty solidly decided that I'd be the one who smelled the worse on the inside, but that kinda goes without saying. To be honest, a further agreement suggested that I should just be used as a new form of bio-chemical weapon.

Getting back to the Bronie Bullshit, Joe had mentioned something about there being a whole new line of My Little Pony toys being released, along with a Pony Castle...

Seriously, not my thing. Not even remotely interested, don't believe a word of it...

I'd mentioned how I'd finally heard Ghost's cover of ABBA's "I'm A Marionette", which is going to be included on their upcoming new disc, entitled "Secular Haze".

It's a good track, suitably creepy to fit Ghost's style, yet I found myself wondering if I'd ever even heard the original. I couldn't for the life of me remember, so further searching on YouTube not only allowed me to hear that, but to also notice ABBA tracks that I hadn't heard since I was in my early teens...

How I despise admitting this...

Yes, I went ahead and listened to almost half an hour worth of ABBA tracks! I confess! And I even found songs I remember actually LIKING as a kid!

So, as a result, I've had "Take A Chance On Me" stuck in my head for almost a week at this juncture. Yeah, that's right, almost constantly since last Tuesday, no bullshit, that song keeps popping up in my brain.

It's drivin' me nuts, too. Well, crazier than I already was...

And to make matters worse, I can't even enjoy other music anymore, thanks to Joe. I'd dozed off in between talk breaks and apparently planted something in me he's calling the Abba Chip. This chip makes all music I hear sound like ABBA songs.

Don't believe me? Well, I tried listening to AC/DC not long ago, and all I heard was shit like "Fernando", "Waterloo", and fucking "Dancing Queen"...

I've been trying to find out where in my body this chip currently resides, with absolutely no luck. Believe me, I'm almost at a juncture where I'm ready to rip out some potentially important organs and/or body parts in order to get this thing out of me...

So, with that being said, hopefully there will be enough of me left to make it to the Onslaught on Friday, and hopefully I'll be able to enjoy some heavy freakin' metal by then!

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

Playlist

    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   
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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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January 26, 2013 - Tim's Last Visit

Playlist
Emperor-The Warriors of Modern Death
Corrosion of Conformity-Seven Days
Rush-The Twilight Zone
The Project Hate-We Watch in Silence as the Earth turns to Blood
Mercyful Fate-At the Sound of the Demon Bell
Down-New Orleans is a Dying Whore
Sepultura-Chaos B.C.
Swarm of Arrows-Damage Generator
Between the Buried and Me-Silent Flight Parliament
Destruction-Carnivore
Hatebreed-Bitter Truth
"        "-Boundless(Time to Murder it)
The Acacia Strain-Doomblade
Daemonicus-We feast on your Flesh
Voivod-Resistance
Mothership-Cosmic Rain
Alpha Tiger-We Came from the Gutter
Illnath-Captain of the Seven Seas
Devourment-Fifty Ton War Machine
The Resistance-Rise from Treason
Cradle of Filth-Hell Awaits
Helloween-World of War
Holy Grail-Take it to the Grave
Xanthochroid-Blessed He with Boils
Nidingr-O Thou Empty God
Spiritus Mortis
Overtorture-The Coming Doom
Lightning Swords of Death-Cloven Sheilds
Gloria Morti-Our God is War
Zombified-Reign of Terror
Trust-Bosser Huit Hueres
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats-I'm Here to Kill You
Nightwish-Scaretale
Upon Wings-Afterlife
G/Z/R-Seance Fiction
Dropkick Murphys-Rose Tattoo
Crashdiet-Snakes in Paradise
Flotsam and Jetsam-Rage
4arm-The Opressed
Mortillery-Feed the Fire
Trouble-Memory's Garden
Dio-Naked in the Rain
Diamond Head-The Prince
Ozzy-Over the Mountain
Down-Beautifully Depressed
Destruction-Legacy of the Past
Hellcannon-Resinous Infection
Disfigured Dead-God Forgives,I Don't
Newsted-Godsnake
Wolcott Falls-Sculpture of Light
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Recap by The Metal Wulf
 
Another quiet night on the show. Literally, it was just me, Rick, and Josh for a good portion of the show, as we eased ourselves into our new 10:00 p.m. time slot.  
Tim Binder joined us for a bit. In fact, this was actually his last visit with us for the foreseeable future, as he'll be making his way back to L.A. sometime in the coming week. We tried to talk him into staying at least long enough to go see Doro Pesch with us on the 8th of February, but no dice.Of course, it's not like he'll never return. I mean, really, it's only going to be a few flips of the calendar before he comes back to us, probably not more than half a dozen flips, to be precise.
 
As I'd said, it was a quiet night, with just the few of us, but that was fine, as it gave us a chance to focus more on the music as opposed to the silliness. Not that there was none of that, mind you. I mean, quite frankly, it was pretty damned cold that night. As a matter of fact, I'd have probably spent half the night shivering if it hadn't been the beginning of the full moon phase. Yep, a quick shift to Wulfie, and I was good as gold. Fur makes all the difference, I'm tellin' ya...
Not that there aren't disadvantages. Having a canine form kinda sucks when you need to use the facilities. In fact, I had to take a moment to head outdoors at one point, so I'll now take a moment to extend my apologies to whoever encountered my handiwork at the edge of the parking lot.
I really did try to cover it up the best I could...
 
For further silliness I shared a story about being Dutch-ovened by my cat.
True story, I'm sorry to say...
Mittens (my cat) had decided he wanted to come under the covers with me on Thursday night. He occasionally does this on the extremely cold nights, and there was a time when he'd stay underneath with me, usually curled up inside the bend of my knees, for the entire evening.Well, this time he only stayed under the covers for about five minutes, and then decided he wanted to get back out. Imagine my surprise when I lifter the sheet and blankets, only to get a direct nose-full of cat fart...
Yeah, thanks Mittens. I'm sure that was intentional, and considered payback for all the times when I let loose on you.Besides, I heard you as you jumped off the bed. It was clear as a bell, a distinct "meow", followed by kittie laughter...
 
So, not much else to share this week, really. I will say this, however. Next week is going to be a show you're not going to want to miss, as we'll have David Henninger from Spater on hand to announce the line-up for the 2013 edition of Finger Lakes MetalFest.
For those unfamiliar, Finger Lakes MetalFest is a long-running event that takes place at Donselaar's in Clyde, NY. This year the event falls on May 18, and will feature approximately 20 local and regional hard rock and metal acts, and The Metallic Onslaught have been emcees for the past few years.
It's always a great time, so we can't wait to hear from Dave and find out who will be performing this year! 
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January 19, 2013 - Randy's Birthday / Tribute to the Past

Playlist
Iron Maiden-Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Judas Priest-Between the Hammer and the Anvil
Fight-Immortal Sin
Corrosion of Conformity-Broken Man
Deep Purple-Mistreated
Trouble-Fear
Black Sabbath-Sign of the Southern Cross
Badlands-Rumblin'Train
Mindfunk-In the Way Eye
Mercyful Fate-Come to the Sabbath
Prong-Whose Fist is this Anyway
Malevolent Creation-Mindlock
Dimmu Borgir-Spellbound(By the Devil)
Morbid Angel-Eyes to See,Ears to Hear
g/z/r-Giving up the Ghost
Sepultura-Manifest
Vision of Disorder-By the River
Anthrax-Skeletons in the Closet
Testament-All I Could Bleed
Vader-Whisper
Crimson Glory-Lady of Winter
Queensryche-Walk in the Shadows
Dream Theater-The Mirror
Kiss-Unholy
Tesla-Had Enough
Van Halen-Light up the Sky
Meshuggah-The Mouth Licking What You've Bled
The Project Hate-With Desperate Hands so Numb
Sevendust-My Ruin
Fear Factory-Self Bias Resistor
Killing Culture-LockFist
Venom-Countess Bathory
Circus of Power-Heaven and Hell
Stryper-Soldiers Under Command
Coven-Rock this Church
Damien-Possession
Cemetary-Where the Rivers of Madness Stream
Skyclad - The Wrong Song
Not Fragile - High Into Heaven
carnivore "Thermonuclear Warrior"
Sacred Oath "Shadow Out of Time"
Angel Witch-Angel Witch
Flotsam and Jetsam-Evil Sheik
Machine Head-A Nation on Fire
Overkill-Deny the Cross
Cradle of Filth-Sodomy and Lust
Testament-Apocalyptic City
Motley Crue-Slice of your Pie
Dokken-Alone Again
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Recap by The Metal Wulf
 
Not a lot to speak of this week, to be honest. This show fell on the day after my birthday, and once again we did a Tribute To The Past show to celebrate. Always cool breaking out the old-school metal, especially when you get into that mental space where you're trying to think of songs you haven't heard in years. It was a good night, overall!
 
It almost didn't start out that way, however. Jeffie made an early appearance, swearing that he was going to ruin my whole evening. 
Yep, I traumatized Jeffie with my Pantless Santa Dance so much that he REFUSED TO GIVE ME A LAPDANCE FOR MY BIRTHDAY!!!
(Oh, poor me, however will I survive without a Jeffie lap dance, blah, blah, blah...)
Yeah, I sure felt let down when he left. It just wasn't the same without him running around annoying everybody beyond all conceivable tolerance levels. I'm sure the rest of the crew was just as disappointed.
Don't worry 'bout old Jeffie, though. I'm sure he's keeping himself entertained trying to find Joe, who is on vacation and won't be back until next week.
Personally, if I were Joe, I'd try to lure Jeffie into the Everglades, where they not only have alligators, but there are also huge Burmese Pythons, which have been thriving there, becoming quite the nuisance. I mean, c'mon, who wouldn't love to see Jeffie trying to pull himself out of the coils of a 20-foot-long snake?
 
The only other noteworthy thing I can think of at the moment is that as of this week we will be moving to a new time slot, that being 10:00 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. So don't get all paranoid when you tune in Friday night and World Cafe is on at 9:00! Just be patient, and things will get plenty loud when 10:00 rolls around!


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January 12, 2013 - A Quiet Night...


Playlist
Helloween - Live Now!
Jorn - The Mob Rules
Kiss - A World Without Heroes
VoiVod - Warchaic

Horseface - The Nile
Watchtower - The Size Of Matter
Clutch - Earth Rocker
Hatebreed - Put It To The Torch

Andy Winter - Far Beyond Autopilot
Jimmy Fallon - Reading Rainbow
Band Of Skulls - Sweet Sour
Blue Oyster Cult - In The Presence Of Another World

Mortillery - Creature Possessor
Head Of The Demon - Phantasmagoria
Lightning Swords Of Death - Acid Gate
Man The Machetes - Neo-Cowboy

Swarm Of Arrows - Little Marching Vipers
Xanthochroid - Long Live Our Lifeless King
Varg - Guten Tag
The Project Hate - We Watch In Silence As The Earth Turns To Blood
Sinister - Unheavenly Domain
God Seed - From The Running Of Blood

Newsted - Godsnake
Headcrusher - Let The Blood Run
Oblivion - Reigns In Fire
Satan Jokers - Schizophrenic
Nunslaughter - Deathlehem

Funeral For A Friend - Best Friends And Hospital Beds
Air Raid - Raiders Of Hell
Alice In Chains - Hollow
Siegewyrm - Bloodlust
Stormborn - Scorched Earth

Katalepsy - Body Bags For The Gods
Prowler - Knives For Fingers
Visions Of Tragedy - I'll Be Born Again
Tystnaden - Against Windmills
Gloria Morti - Sleep, Kill, Regress, Follow

Destruction - Riot Squad
4arm - Taken Down
Blockheads - Digging Graves
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Recap by The Metal Wulf
 
There was a general air of excitement as we mentioned the booking of Opeth at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo this April. They'll be playing along with Katatonia, so I'm thinking this show should be pretty damned good!
We agreed that it's a shame that we don't have a venue similar to the Town Ballroom that's located a little closer than Buffalo. Truth is, you can't beat the set-up that this place has. There's not a bad view, no matter where you stand!
Joe told me I had to start building a similar venue ASAP.
Yep, I'll get right on that, with the piddling lil' wages my day job offers... 
 
A discussion arose that mentioned bands that had appeared in cheesy 80's movies, with a prime example being Vixen's appearance in "Hardbodies". Not a great film, to be honest, but a damned sight better than a certain piece of trash called "The Allnighter".
Honestly, there was only one reason to watch "The Allnighter", and her name was Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles... 
This prompted a further discussion of how we should film a cheesy 80's-style film of our own. As a matter of fact, we even discussed what classic 80's talent we'd want to portray ourselves!
Lessee...we figured John Candy would work for me...John Belushi for Rick...Woody Harrelson for Joe, and for Josh...Pee Wee Herman!
Now, just need to find out who'd portray Lance, Azkath, Jeffie, Bill, and Arydaea...
 
Tim had joined us once again, but we'll be saying farewell to him soon, as he'll be returning to the West Coast in the coming weeks. We keep telling him to stay, but he always goes back...
I say we drug him and chain him up in the basement! Who's with me?
Seriously, though, we're starting to worry about him a little bit. He seemed to take a huge liking to Fred a few weeks ago, and...well...
I'm sorry, but the thought just creeps the rest of us out...ewwwww...
 
So, we'll be celebrating my birthday on this week's edition with a Tribute To The Past show, so it's gonna be nothin' but old-school metal all night long! 
And apparently Jeffie will be returning to get revenge on me for my actions on our End Of The World show. Oooooooh, I'm so afraid...
Seriously, Jeffie needs to get a grip. He doesn't mind doling out lap dances and doing things that make the rest of us feel awkward and/or uncomfortable, so personally I believe it was high time he got a big dose of his own medicine!
Actually, if I were Jeffie, I'd be more worried about what we're going to do with his damned alligator. Friggin' thing has taken up residence in the restroom, which makes it pretty difficult to take a crap!
Not that it's stopped me, yet... 


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January 5, 2013 - 2012 Top Albums

Listen to the Show

Playlist
3 Inches Of Blood - Storming Juno
Angel Witch - The Horla
Graveyard - The Suits, The Law & The Uniforms
Gypsyhawk - Frostwyrm

Overkill - Black Daze
Rush - Carnies
Tankard - Son Of A Fridge
The Graviators - A Different Moon
Unisonic - Never Too Late
Witchcraft - Dystopia

Adler - Habit
Bad Boy Eddy - She Gives Me A Feeling
Blessed By A Broken Heart - Forever
The Biters - So Many Nights
Fozzy - Blood Happens
Hess - Nothing Lasts Forever
Impending Doom - Deceiver
The Last Vegas - Evil Eyes
M-Pire Of Evil - Hell To The Holy
Otherwise - Silence Reigns

Kiss - Shout Mercy
Kreator - Civilization Collapse
L.A. Guns - Dirty Black Night
Lynch Mob - Slow Drag

Opera Diabolicus - Mythos Lamia
Orange Goblin - Red Tide Rising
Overkill - All Over But The Shouting
Testament - Throne Of Thorns
Tygers Of Pan Tang - Man On Fire
Witchcraft - Ghosts House

Allegaeon - From The Stars Death Came
Between The Buried And Me - Extremophile Elite
Burn Everything - Maintain Radio Silence
Cannibal Corpse - The Strangulation Chair
Gojira - Planned Obsolescence

High On Fire - Bloody Knuckles
Ire Clad - Force It Down
Rush - BU2B
Testament - Throne Of Thorns
Vision Of Disorder - Annihilator

Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Scratchin' & Sniffin'
Aeon - Dead Means Dead
Asphyx - Deathhammer
Candlemass - The Sound Of Dying Demons

Dublin Death Patrol - Death Toll Rising
Grand Supreme Blood Court - Bow Down Before The Blood Court
Jorn - Ride Like The Wind
Kiss - The Devil Is Me
Overkill - Wish You Were Dead
Southwicked - Graveyard Of Bones

Devo Spice - Earworm
Saltillo - The Locust Priory
Ashes You Leave - Devil In Disguise
Diablo Swing Orchestra - Kali Ma Calibre
Inviolate - The Invocation

One Eyed Doll - Fight
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Recap by The Metal Wulf

The main order of business was counting down our favorite albums of 2012, so let's take a peek at the music that kept our heads banging throughout the year, shall we?
 
Randy's Top 10 (in order)
1. Overkill- The Electric Age
2. Kreator- Phantom Antichrist
3. Testament- Dark Roots Of The Earth
4. Orange Goblin- A Eulogy For The Damned
5. Lynch Mob- The Sound Mountain Sessions
6. Witchcraft- Legend
7. Opera Diabolicus- 16148. Tygers Of Pan Tang- Ambush
9. KISS- Monster
10. L.A. Guns- Hollywood Forever 
 
Josh's Favorites (in no particular order)
3 Inches Of Blood- Long Live Heavy Metal
Angel Witch- As Above, So Below
Graveyard- Lights Out
Gypsyhawk- Revelry & Resilience
Overkill- The Electric Age
Rush- Clockwork Angels
Tankard
The GraviatorsUnisonic- Unicsonic
Witchcraft- Legend
 
Lance's Favorites (in no particular order)
Adler- Back From The Dead
Bad Boy Eddy- Bad Boy Eddy
Blessed By A Broken Heart- Feel The Power
The Biters- Last Of A Dying Breed
Fozzy- Sin And Bones
Hess-  Living In Yesterday
Impending Doom- Baptized In Filth
The Last Vegas- Bad Decisions
M-Pire Of Evil- Hell To The Holy
Otherwise- True Love Never Dies
 
Rick's Favorites (in no particular order)
Allegaeon- Formshifter
Between The Buried And Me: Parallax II: Future Sequence
Burn Everything- Hollow Victory
Cannibal Corpse- Torture
Gojira- L'Enfant SauvageHigh On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
Ire Clad- Ire Clad
Vision Of Disorder- Cursed Remain Cursed
Rush- Clockwork Angels
Testament- Dark Roots Of The Earth
 
Joe's Favorites (in no particular order)
Admiral Sir Cloudesly Shovel- Don't Hear It, Fear It
Aeon- Aeons Black 
Asphyx- Deathhammer
Candlemass- Psalms For The Dead
Dublin Death Patrol- Death Sentence
Grand Supreme Blood Court- Bow Down Before The Blood Court
Southwicked- Death's Crown
Jorn- Bring Heavy Rock To The Land
KISS- Monster
Overkill- The Electric Age
 
Azkath also made some recommendations as well, so interested parties may wish to check out 2012 releases from Devo Spice, Saltillo, Ashes You Leave, Diablo Swing Orchestra, Inviolate, and One-Eyed Doll.
 
So, with all that considered, there wasn't a lot of time for discussions, although we did take a moment to marvel over the fact that Facebook seems to be chock full of Brony sites. And no, I'm not associated with any of them...
 
Joe was shocked to discover that there is actually now a Facebook emoticon to represent...well...Poop...
Yep, you read that correctly. Just type :poop: into a comment box, and there will be a  little brown pile of turd showing for your troubles.
 Remember, that's   :poop:   
I've already had a little fun using this to comment on Justin Bieber posts, not to mention Metallica/Lou Reed posts regarding the LuLu album. Think of the possibilities!
 
Let's see...no Jeffie this week. Turns out that, according to Azkath, he's suffering from Post-Randy Disorder. Really, I can't imagine what I could have done that traumatized him so bad. I mean, how many times have we all dealt with similar treatment from him, and none of us are substantially out of whack.
Okay, none of us are precisely sane, either, but we all came that way before being exposed to Jeffie.
At least, I'm pretty sure we did...
 
So, not sure what's up for our next show, but I've got a birthday coming up, and it looks like we may have an Old-School Night to look forward to very soon. 2013 is off to a pretty solid start, I'd say! 
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