August 7, 2015 - Randy and the Pot

The PotWell, imagine our surprise this week when Josh actually took initiative during the first talk break, completely taking us off goard when he started introducing himself before Joe even began speaking! Honestly...this isn't like Josh at all. We really did NOT know what to make of it! We spent some time in the early potion of the show talking about the Gutted Alive CD release that we emceed at the Montage Music Hall in Rochester. It was a pretty spectacular night, with an exceptional turnout for a local band, which is always a great thing to see! Josh was particularly taken with Tyranitar, which was really no big surprise, as he's a big fan of the pagan/viking metal. Gotta say, one of the highlights of Gutted Alive's set was their performance of "Necrophiliac Chainsaw Rapist", featuring clowns...with chainsaws! And lots of smoke, courtesy of the diesel fuel powering said chainsaws. As a matter of fact, I had to step away from the stage for a bit, because that smoke started making me feel a bit nauseous... All in good fun, though! Joe seems to think that I'd taken that moment to take a run to Canandaigua to see Bran Adams, who was performing there while we were in Rochester. I had to continually assure everybody throughout the evening that I actually can't stand Bryan Adams. Although, I will admit to liking his music over Bon Jovi any day. Still...not a big fan. I mean, really, who cares what he was doing back in the summer of '69? I was three freakin' years old, for fucks sake... We'd also discussed a historical performance that took place at Wacken Open Air the previous week. One of those things that remind me that I live in the wrong part of the fucking world when it comes to my musical tastes. Nothing like this could ever happen in the states, let's face it. So, here's the deal. Tran Siberian Orchestra performed for what I'm pretty sure was their first time at Wacken. They did a 45-minute set, followed by a much-anticipated 45-minute set from Savatage, who hadn't played Wacken in over ten years. What followed was apparently nothing short of spectacular, as BOTH bands, who were performing side by side on two adjacent stages, performed ANOTHER set of music featuring material from both bands. Here's to hoping that all of it gets released in a CD/DVD format for the rest of the metal world to enjoy!

And, offsetting that awesomeness, we also discussed the sad passing of WWE Legend, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper. We are all, to one degree or another, fans of wrestling on this show, and I know that I, for one, was, and always will be, a huge Piper fan. There will never be another like him!

Azkath arrived with plans of continuing my smoking punishment, as Joe had said the previous week that going through another table wasn't enough, and there had to be more. More turned out to be a heavy ceramic flower pot to the head. Luckily, my head turned out to be harder than the pot, so it was only the pot that shattered into a million pieces. I was, however, knocked completely loopy for the rest of the show. Actually, I was out cold for a bit. I actually awoke to the sensation of water pouring on my head. At least I sure hope it was water, considering who it was that was bringing me back to consciousness. Yeah, we'd gotten a visit from my spawn...who has apparently been dubbed "Spanky The Wonder Horse". Spanky was nice enough to give me a ride around the property for a bit as I somewhat regained my senses. I was actually concussed enough that I wasn't even sure that I was really riding the unicorn/centaur-...thing... Azkath had actually been remarking about how big he's gotten in the weeks since his birth, and suggested that we may have to take measures to keep him from breeding with the farm animals that live across the road. Which, let's face it, may be for the better in the long run. I'd rather not have any muitant grandchildren trotting around the area...

- Metal Wulf


Motorhead - Electricity
Huntress - Flesh
Soulfly - Sodomites

Chris Caffery - Your Heaven Is Real
Black Fast - To Propagate The Void
Kaiserreich - High Hopes
Battlecross - Blood & Lies
Cattle Decapitation - Clandestine Ways (Krokodil Rot)

Clutch - X-Ray Visions
Chemical Burn - Raining Anvils
Fear Factory - Battle For Utopia
Death Angel - Bored (Live)
Orchid - Strange Winds

Gutted Alive - Necrophiliac Chainsaw Rapist
Gutted Alive - Headless Love Slave
Noctum - In Precious Time
Rivers Of Nihil - Perpetual Growth Machine
Oceans Of Slumber - Solitude

Operation:Mindcrime - Re-Inventing The Future
Masters Of Metal - Doors Beyond Our Galaxy
Jack Dalton - Dead Ends
Trivium - Silence In The Snow
Rifftera - Rotten To The Core

Stormhammer - Echoes Of A Lost Paradise
Sinister - Beneath The Remains
Shrine Of Insanabilis - Still Of This Earth
Cain - Earth's Extinction
Kataklysm - Hate Spirit

Lamb Of God - Engage The Fear Machine
Enforcer - Undying Evil
VHS - The Tasties Chili In Texas
To The Pain - Killzone
Murder FM - Legion

Atomkraft - Demolition
Num Skull - Tell It To Jesus
Slaughter - Strappado
Lethargy - Among The Dead I Lie
Obituary - Turned Inside Out

Clyde - Mowing The Lawn
Lawnmower Deth - Watch Out Granma, Here Comes A Lawnmower
Knockin' Boots - Lawnboy
Lynch Mob - The Hollow Queen
Deathrite - Wrathbringer
Mutoid Man - Deadlock

Sabbath Assembly - Ave Satanas
Symphony-X - Nevermore
Enabler - By Demons Denied
Cradle Of Filth - The Vampyre At My Side
Sonick Plague - One Swift Kick

Refused - 366
Lindemann - Golden-Shower
Kraanium - Sodomize Her Headless Corpse
Deathblow - Headless Throne
My Hollow - History of Violence

Shok Paris - Hot on Your Heels
Aftershok - War Machine
Rage - True Face in Everyone
A Million Miles from Broadway - Castrate the Bull
Forced Order - Retribution

Sirens and Sailors - Chorus of the Dead
The Sword - Mist and Shadow

Holocaustum - Atrocities of War