DotW #50 featuring music from Shallow Ground and Manticore


Episode 50 2/16/2016


In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Shallow Ground from Connecticut and Manticore from Ohio – both bands from here in the United States(!), plus we’ll discuss some podcast tidbits in the Podcast Roundup and we’ll wrap the show discussing TeamRock’s list of The 10 Best Motorhead Cover Versions Of All Time and see if it passes the muster.
2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

1. K.K. DOWNING: There Were ‘Lots And Lots Of Reasons’ I Left JUDAS PRIEST 
2. LITA FORD Details Alleged Abusive Relationship With TONY IOMMI In Her Memoir
3. XM Featuring KORN, KING’S X, Ex-DOKKEN Members: Second Album Due This Year
4. We Finally Get To Listen To Samples Of New Music From MÖTLEY CRÜE’s MICK MARS And JOHN CORABI
5. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM To Release Self-Titled Album In April
6. BLACK STAR RIDERS Frontman RICKY WARWICK Releases ‘Celebrating Sinking’ Video
7. ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN On PHILIP ANSELMO: ‘He Needs To Prove That He Should Be Forgiven’
8. IRON MAIDEN’s BRUCE DICKINSON Flies Endangered Turtle To Spain
9. Ace Frehley Announces New LP, ‘White Room’ Cover, Paul Stanley Reunion
10. ZAKK WYLDE To PHILIP ANSELMO: ‘What Are You Doing, Man?’
11. COREY TAYLOR Comments On PHILIP ANSELMO ‘White Power’ Incident
12. Rammstein will headline inaugural Chicago Open Air festival this summer
13. GUNS N’ ROSES Rumor: IZZY STRADLIN To Take Limited Role In Reunion
14. SAMMY HAGAR On Possible Return To VAN HALEN: ‘We’ll See What Happens When It Happens, If It Happens’
15. DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is Technically A Founding Member Of MEGADETH
16. APOCALYPTICA Announces U.S. Tour
17. Former QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Is Working On Jazz Album
18. JOE PERRY Disses STEVEN TYLER’s Move To Country Music
19. Ritchie Blackmore to have surgery to remove uric acid from finger joint, won’t affect Rainbow shows
20. METALLICA’s Kirk Hammett Pisses Off Entire Music Instrumentation Industry With Single Tweet
21. VEKTOR To Release ‘Terminal Redux’ Album In May
22. DAVE MUSTAINE Discusses Possibility Of Re-Recording ‘Killing Is My Business’ With Current MEGADETH Lineup
23. METALLICA Nearing The End Of Recording Process For New Album, Allude To A 2016 Release
Podcast Roundup
In The Studio with Redbeard has an AWESOME episode with David Coverdale on.

Dave Mustaine continues his podcast tour promoting Dystopia, and he appears on the Talk is Jericho podcast.

Eddie Trunk did a tribute to Jimmy Bain:


Craig Goldy on Talking Metal
What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Judas Priest
Notes: Pre leather and studs priest
Album: Rocka Rolla
Song: Run Of The Mill

1. Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Says METALLICA’s ‘Black’ LP Is ‘Single Most Important Album In Metal’

2. Iranian Metal Band Confess Reportedly Jailed

3. TESTAMENT Sets Tentative Title For New Album; Puts Finishing Touches On ‘The Brotherhood Of The Snake’ Single



5. DISCHARGE To Release ‘End Of Days’ Album In April


SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent1):
Artist: Shallow Ground
from the Album: Embrace the Fury
the Song is: Once Again
SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent2):
Artist: Manticore
from the Album: Depraved Sacriments
the Song is: Amongst the Wolves

If you’re in a band and you’d like to be considered to be played on the Disciples of the Watch podcast, please email us at

1. Bravewords Premiere Canadian Goth Rockers VAN HALST Title Track ‘World of Make Believe’ From Upcoming Album ‘World of Make Believe’ Out March 4th

2. Montreal, Quebec-based stoner thrash influenced metallers BUFFALO THEORY MTL return to the scene with a new preview for their fourth and latest offering ‘Skeptic Knight’ set for release via Stand Records on February 26th.

3. Toronto, ON based metal outfit EXES FOR EYES along with the support of Canadian metal bands Endast, Great Sabatini, Last Scattering, Odium, Planet Eater, Sparky, Out of The Ruins, Ninjaspy, KYOKTYS, Mad Trapper, BornBroken and Of Reverie are teaming up to help raise cancer treatment funds for a long time metal fan whom has been battling AML (Acute Myelogenous Leukemia). All the bands have come together by selling all their albums for $1!help-josh/oj2ce

4. ANGERHEAD, the San Jose, California up and coming raging band who expertly combine razor sharp elements of Thrash, Metal, Punk and Hardcore music into their incendiary sound are currently in the studio recording their new upcoming EP.

Angerhead has been a crossover sensation with music fans throughout the Bay Area during support slots to big named acts such as Soulfly, Suicidal,Testament, DRI, Exodus, Death Angel, Kittie and Quiet Riot to name a few.

For the latest band news and show dates, visit the official Angerhead website and Facebook page:

5. Producing blackened death metal with progressive and symphonic highlights that sound straight from the depths of hell. Denver, CO nightmareMARTRIDEN are offering fans a FREE download of the title track from their most recent album ‘Cold And Silence’ unleashed during November 2015 to follow their previous releases 2010’s ‘Encounter The Monolith’ and 2007’s ‘The Unsettling Dark’ (Candlelight Records).

The track is one of seven off the full length that deals with each telling a story and theme about the insignificance of human life compared to the vast entirety of the universe.

FREE DOWNLOAD – ‘Cold And Silence’ –

6. Canadian chaotic grind core misfits FUCK THE FACTS have been nominated for a Juno Award for the Heavy Metal Album of The Year category. The Juno Awards are the most prestigious award in Canadian music that an artist can be given and we are extremely proud for them and their album Desire Will Rot. Good luck to Fuck the Facts! And well done, Canada!


If you have any news you’d like to share regarding your band please email us at


The 10 Best Motorhead Cover Versions Of All Time(?)
Artist: Royal Thunder
Album: Crooked Doors
Song: Time Machine


2015 Independent Music Special!


Independent Music Special 2015

That’s right kids – it’s that time of the year where we’ll be jammin’ to the artists that we played last year. This will be our last ‘yearly’ post for independents as we’ll now be going to 2 times a year since you guys were so awesome and now we’re flooded with music!

Here’s a list of the artists played, followed by where in the world they are, followed by the name of the song. Please support any artists that you are interested in!

And remember…. STAY HEAVY!


Block 1
1. Meridian – Santiago, CHILE – All 4 One
2. Caveat – Eau Claire, WI USA – Pyramid of Greatness Pt. 1
3. Junkyard Lipstick – Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA – Bioterror
4. Ataxia – London, Ontario CANADA – Scar Remains
5. Red Desert – Minneapolis, MN USA – Lust Queen

Block 2
1. Flummox – Murfreesboro, TN USA – The Ghost of Ronnie Dio
2. Rusted Brain – Warsaw, POLAND – Bloodpath
3. Dissident Clone – St. Paul, MN USA – Servile Selector
4. Dawn of Valor – St. Paul, MN USA – Comrades in Arms
5. Dogmatic Absolution – Modena ITALY – The Eternal Promise

Block 3
1. Devastador – San Luis, Republica Argentina – Aqui me Ves
2. Promidal – Minneapolis, MN USA– Pulchritudo In Mortem
3. Iron Kingdom – Surrey, British Columbia CANADA – Ride for Glory
4. Funeste – Montreal, Quebec CANADA – Diptera
5. Matrekis – St. Paul, MN USA – The End of Time

Block 4
1. Cantharone – St. Paul, MN USA – Hel
2. Save Our Souls – Rio Grande do Sul, BRAZIL – Soul Domination
3. Eternal Voyager – Minneapolis, MN USA – Sands of Time
4. Gorgatron – Fargo, ND USA – Inner Supremecy
5. Cryptopsy – Montreal, Quebec CANADA – Detritus (The One They Kept)

Block 5
1. Kobaloi – Brainerd, MN USA – Inhume
2. Matter in the Medium – London, Ontario CANADA – Centauri