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Episode 32 Featuring Music from DISSIDENT CLONE

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Episode 32 4/11/2015

This episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Dissident Clone, we’ll compress a whole lot of what’s happening in the metal community down to 2 minutes in the’ 2 Minute Metal Meltdown,’ not to be outdone by the other 2 of the ‘Big 4’, we’ll pick our top 10 Slayer songs, and we’re ‘Stuck in a Car, Stuck with a CD’ and Nate’s behind the wheel.

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Correction: Mlny Parsonz is actually MELONY Parsonz from Royal Thunder, and she also plays bass in the band.

New Green Death song released, and it kicks ass!
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2 Minute Metal Meltdown:

Each episode we discuss the news, but there’s so much we don’t have time for, so we came up with “2 Minute Metal Meltdown” – I’ll have about two minutes to throw out a bunch of bits of what’s going on out in our Metal community, and if something catches your ear visit www.dotwpod.com for links to the appropriate story or stories you want to dig deeper into. Here we go:

JOE LYNN TURNER Says He Will Reunite With Ex-RAINBOW Bandmate RITCHIE BLACKMORE Later This Year
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/joe-lynn-turner-says-he-will-reunite-with-ex-rainbow-bandmate-ritchie-blackmore-later-this-year/

ANNIHILATOR’s JEFF WATERS On Upcoming Album: ‘It’s Actually Gonna Be Something Quite Different’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/annihilators-jeff-waters-on-upcoming-album-its-actually-gonna-be-something-quite-different/

Mother Of SLAYER Frontman TOM ARAYA Dies
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/mother-of-slayer-frontman-tom-araya-dies/

Vicky Hamilton, former GnR Manager, insists she could reunite Axl Rose and Slash if given the chance
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-10/ex-gnr-boss-could-fix-band-fallout

METALLICA’s KIRK HAMMETT: ‘We’re At The 25 Percent Point’ Of Writing Process For Next Album
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metallicas-kirk-hammett-were-at-the-25-percent-point-of-writing-process-for-next-album/

ANTHRAX’s SCOTT IAN: Next Album Will Be ‘Even Better’ Than ‘Worship Music’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/anthraxs-scott-ian-next-album-will-be-even-better-than-worship-music/

TWISTED SISTER, EXTREME, SKID ROW, GREAT WHITE To Take Part In ‘Metal Meltdown’ Concert Series at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/twisted-sister-extreme-skid-row-great-white-to-take-part-in-metal-meltdown-concert-series/

BLACK SABBATH CANCEL THEIR ‘FAREWELL’ SHOW
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/black-sabbath-cancel-japan/

DIO Boxset To Be Released To Commemorate Fifth Anniversary Of RONNIE’s Death
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dio-boxset-to-be-released-to-commemorate-fifth-anniversary-of-ronnies-death/

DEE SNIDER Says A.J. PERO’s ‘Irresponsible Behavior’ Led To His Death
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dee-snider-says-a-j-peros-irresponsible-behavior-led-to-his-death/

Twisted Sister announce tribute shows to A.J. Pero and farewell tour in 2016 featuring Eddie Trunk’s best friend Mike Portnoy on drums.
http://www.tmz.com/2015/04/07/twisted-sister-breaks-up-split-farewell-tour/

DAVE GROHL Praises SEPULTURA On ‘The Late Late Show With James Corden’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dave-grohl-praises-sepultura-on-the-late-late-show-with-james-corden/

ARMORED SAINT: ‘Win Hands Down’ Video Released, Album Artwork Unveiled
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/armored-saint-win-hands-down-video-released-album-artwork-unveiled/

HOUSE OF LORDS To Release ‘Indestructible’ Album In June
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/house-of-lords-to-release-indestructible-album-in-june/

Modern-Day Version Of Eighties Metal All-Star Project HEAR ‘N AID To Record New Song For Charity
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/modern-day-version-of-eighties-metal-all-star-project-hear-n-aid-to-record-new-song-for-charity/

SAMMY HAGAR Says VAN HALEN’s New Live Album Features ‘Some Pretty Rough Vocals’ From DAVID LEE ROTH
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sammy-hagar-says-van-halens-new-live-album-features-some-pretty-rough-vocals-from-david-lee-roth/

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Helloween
Album: Walls Of Jericho
Song: Walls Of Jericho/ Ride The Sky
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NEWS
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1. NICK MENZA: ‘I Was Offered A Very Unfair Deal’ To Rejoin MEGADETH
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/nick-menza-i-was-offered-a-very-unfair-deal-to-rejoin-megadeth/

MARTY FRIEDMAN Admits He Was Asked To Rejoin MEGADETH, Says It Would Have Been ‘A Huge Step Backwards’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/marty-friedman-admits-he-was-asked-to-rejoin-megadeth-says-it-would-have-been-a-huge-step-backwards/

MEGADETH: Pre-Order New Album And Get Access To Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Content
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeth-pre-order-new-album-and-get-access-to-exclusive-behind-the-scenes-content/

2. SLAYER’s KERRY KING Says JEFF HANNEMAN’s Playing Will Not Be Featured On New Album
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayers-kerry-king-says-jeff-hannemans-playing-will-not-be-featured-on-new-album/

3.Legendary MERCYFUL FATE Guitarists MICHAEL DENNER And HANK SHERMANN To Release ‘Satan’s Tomb’ EP
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/legendary-mercyful-fate-guitarists-michael-denner-and-hank-shermann-to-release-satans-tomb-ep/

4. Surviving Members Of GWAR Sued By DAVE BROCKIE’s Father
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/surviving-members-of-gwar-sued-by-dave-brockies-father/

GWAR Issues Statement Regarding WILLIAM BROCKIE Lawsuit
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gwar-issues-statement-regarding-william-brockie-lawsuit/
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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Dissident Clone
Album: State of Dysphoria
Song: Crushed from Above
https://dissidentclone.bandcamp.com/
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5. Mousai http://www.reverbnation.com/mousaiband

6. Product of Hate http://www.productofhate.com

http://www.revolvermag.com/news/product-of-hate-premiere-new-song-as-your-kingdom-falls.html

7. Compulsive Mutilation
https://www.facebook.com/CompulsiveMutilation.

8. Ritual Madness podcast is back and next episode will feature Andraste’s Rage!
http://Ritualmadnesspodcast.listen2myradio.com

https://www.facebook.com/Andrastesrage
http://www.ritualmadnesspodcast.com

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Slayer Top 10 Picks!

Gene’s Top 10:
10. Bitter Peace/Diabolus in Musica

9. Chemical Warfare/Haunting the Chapel

8. Gemini/Undisputed Attitude

7. Hell Awaits/Hell Awaits

6. War Ensemble/Seasons in the Abyss

5. South Of Heaven/South of Heaven

4. Angel Of Death/Reign in Blood

3. Jesus Saves/Reign in Blood

2. Postmorten/Raining Blood/Reign in Blood

1. Disciple/God Hates Us All

Nate’s Top 10:
10. Gemini

9. Hell Awaits

8. Black Magic

7. The Antichrist

6. Disciple

5. Born Of Fire/Seasons In The Abyss

4. Silent Scream

3. Angel Of Death

2. Live Undead

1. Postmortem/ Raining Blood

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STUCK IN A CAR, STUCK WITH A CD: Nate

FINAL SONG
Artist: Led Zeppelin
Album: Led Zeppelin  III
Song: Since I’ve Been Lovin’ You

 

Episode 31 Featuring Music From RUSTED BRAIN

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Episode 31 4/4/2015

This episode we discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Rusted Brain out of Warsaw, Poland; We’ll also shoot through the ‘2 Minute Metal Meltdown,’ dissect Iron Maiden’s ‘The Final Frontier’ and it’s the return of ‘Stuck in a Car, Stuck with a CD’ with Gene behind the wheel!

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2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
Metalsucks podcast Episode 90:
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/03/16/90-mlny-parsonz-of-royal-thunder/

Liar City Link:
http://liarcity.com/operation-freakout-and-project-normandy/

‘One on One with Mitch Lafon’ Doro:
http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-56-doro

Paul Di’Anno Talking Metal:
http://talkingmetal.com/digital/2015/03/22/talking-metal-522-featuring-paul-dianno-josh-brown/

Eddie Trunk A.J. Pero from Twisted Sister tribute:
http://www.podcastonesales.com/Eddie-Trunk-Podcast?pid=495455

Jay Mohr’s interview of Henry Rollins in episode #275:
http://podcastone.com/pg/jsp/program/episode.jsp?programID=331&pid=489165

Henry and Heidi podcast: http://henryrollins.com/dispatch

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
A.J. PERO’s Longtime Girlfriend And 14-Year-Old Daughter Launch Crowdfunding Campaign to help them keep their home
http://www.gofundme.com/qrvf8f

Overkill and Symphony X announce co-headlining tour! Hell yeah!
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/overkill-and-symphony-x-to-join-forces-for-north-american-co-headlining-tour/

David Lee Roth announces that yet again he’d like Michael Anthony back in Van Halen
http://ultimateclassicrock.com/van-halen-david-lee-roth-michael-anthony-reunion/?trackback=tsmclip

Slayer’s new album to feature song recorded before Jeff Hanneman’s death
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayers-new-album-to-feature-one-song-recorded-before-jeff-hannemans-death/

Black Sabbath’s performance at ‘Ozzfest Japan’ will be their farewell performance, according to Ozzy’s handler Sharon Ozzbourne
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/black-sabbaths-appearance-at-ozzfest-japan-will-bands-farewell-says-sharon-osbourne/

There will not be a 5th Season of Metalocalypse – at least on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/03/16/wont-fifth-season-metalocalypse/

Former Death bassist Scott Clendenin dies at the age of 47
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-death-bassist-scott-clendenin-dies-at-47/

W.A.S.P. sign on to Napalm Records and announce new album set for release this coming August of 2015
http://www.metal-rules.com/metalnews/2015/03/24/metal-icons-w-a-s-p-sign-to-napalm-records-new-album-set-for-release-this-august/

According to Spotify, Metal fans are the most loyal to their genre in the world!
Here’s how things break down by country listed:
In Australia, Metal is #2 behind ‘Australian Country’
In Brazil, Metal is #4 behind Brazilian Punk, Rock Gaucho and Brazilian Pop
In France and in Germany it’s #6
In Great Britain it’s #2 behind ‘British Alternative Rock’
In Greece it’s #3 behind “Entehno” and “Rebetiko” whatever that is
In Italy it’s #7
In Mexico it’s #4
In Norway it’s #8, but “Norwegian Metal” comes in at #3 and “Black Metal” comes in at #6.
In the Phillipines it’s #3
#1 in Portugal!!!! A big HELL YEAH to our brothers and sisters in Portugal!
#10 in Spain
#3 in Sweden behind “Swedish Metal” and “Swedish Punk”
#4 in Switzerland behind ‘Swiss Folk,’ ‘Swiss Rock’ and ‘Swiss Hip Hop’
and finally:
The United States comes in at #5 behind Regional Mexican, Latin Pop, Native American, and Emo – WHAT THE FUCK!?
https://insights.spotify.com/us/2015/04/02/loyalest-music-fans-by-genre/

Former YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Musicians MICHAEL VESCERA And BARRY SPARKS Join Forces In RIOT ON MARS
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-yngwie-malmsteen-musicians-michael-vescera-and-barry-sparks-join-forces-in-riot-on-mars/

ACT OF DEFIANCE Featuring Ex-MEGADETH, SHADOWS FALL, SCAR THE MARTYR Members: Debut Album Update
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/act-of-defiance-featuring-ex-megadeth-shadows-fall-scar-the-martyr-members-debut-album-update/

VAN HALEN Tickets Averaging $223 On Secondary Market
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/van-halen-tickets-averaging-223-on-secondary-market/

Ace Frehley says he might ask Gene Simmons to guest on his covers album; revealed the album will include material by Led Zeppelin, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-04-02/kiss-ace-frehley-cover-led-zeppelin-beatles-rolling-stones

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Deicide
Album: Deicide
Song: Crucifixation

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News:
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1. It’s Official: LAMB OF GOD’s CHRIS ADLER To ‘Guest’ On New MEGADETH Studio Album
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/its-official-lamb-of-gods-chris-adler-to-guest-on-new-megadeth-studio-album/
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dave-mustaine-megadeth-is-almost-done-writing-new-album-tracking-to-begin-next-week/
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/new-megadeth-guitarist-kiko-loureiro-has-full-support-of-his-angra-bandmates/
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dave-mustaine-and-david-ellefson-are-the-root-of-megadeth/

2. ANTHRAX Has ‘Raised The Bar’ On Upcoming Album
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/anthrax-has-raised-the-bar-on-upcoming-album/

3. OVERKILL Signs Worldwide Deal With NUCLEAR BLAST; New Box Set Due In The Fall
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/overkill-signs-worldwide-deal-with-nuclear-blast-new-box-set-due-in-the-fall/

4.’The Decline Of Western Civilization’ Films To Receive Deluxe-Box-Set Release This June
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/the-decline-of-western-civilization-films-to-receive-deluxe-box-set-release-this-june/

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Rusted Brain
Album: High Voltage Thrash
Song: Caught in the Fire

Visit Rusted Brain at http://www.rustedbrain.pl

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5. UNLOCKING THE TRUTH’s Record Industry Nightmare
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/unlocking-the-truths-record-industry-nightmare/

6. On June 9th 2015, Tridroid Records will unleash its next digital-only release: the raw black metal of Poetries of Oppression by Dogmatic Absolution.

Tridroid Records bandcamp page:
http://tridroid.bandcamp.com/

Dogmatic Absolution on their Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/dogmablackofficial

7. Green Death video:
http://greendeathband.com/news/blog/first-music-video-through-the-eye-from-the-album-manufacturing-evil-posted

8. Thundermother signed on to Despotz Records:
http://www.revolvermag.com/news/thundermother-premiere-new-song-its-just-a-tease.html

http://www.thundermother.com

http://www.despotz.se for Despotz records.

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Iron Maiden’s ‘FINAL FRONTIER’ dissected!

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Stuck in a car, stuck with a CD: Gene

FINAL SONG
Artist: Helloween
Album: Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 1
Song: Initiation/I’m Alive

Episode 30 featuring music from FLUMMOX

FEATUREDARTIST30

This episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Flummox, we’ll discuss our top 10 Megadeth songs of all time, and the return of the ‘2 Minute Metal Meltdown!’A.J. Pero from Twisted Sister died yesterday of an apparent heart attack at the age of 55. We’d like to dedicate this episode to him.

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That Metal Show: http://www.vh1.com/shows/that_metal_show

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2 Minute Metal Meltdown:Van Halen to perform live on the Ellen Degeneres show
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/van-halen-to-perform-live-on-the-ellen-degeneres-show/Nuclear Assault to release new 4 Song EP on June 1, 2015 titled ”Pounder’ featuring “killer “Old School” Thrash Tunes” written by Dan Lilker & John Connelly.
https://www.facebook.com/NuclearAssaultOfficial

Free bassist and one-time member of the John Mayall Bluesbreakers at the age of 15 Andy Frasier has passed away.
http://www.msn.com/en-us/music/news/free-bassist-andy-fraser-all-right-now-co-writer-dies/ar-BBikhsK?ocid=ansentap11

Clown from Slipknot says the band may continue on with all new members some day
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dont-be-surprised-to-see-slipknot-one-day-carry-on-with-all-new-members-says-clown/

New book claims Metallica have lost more money than they’ve made since 2010
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/new-book-claims-metallica-lost-more-money-than-theyve-made-since-2010/

Morbid Angel gets in on Record Store Day, to release live album from 1989 that will be limited to 1500 pieces and will be entitled, JUVENILIA!

Corrosion of Conformity would like to make new music with Pepper Keenan
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/corrosion-of-conformity-is-hoping-to-make-new-studio-album-with-pepper-keenan/

Danzig has resumed work on his new album – the originals album, not the covers. That’s done.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/danzig-resumes-work-on-new-album/

Mick Thomson charged with disorderly conduct in the knife fight he was in with his brother, and was also stabbed in the head. Ouch.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slipknots-mick-thomson-charged-with-disorderly-conduct-in-knife-fight-with-brother/

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Megadeth
Album: Rust In Peace
Song: Five Magics
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1. Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine and Lamb Of God’s Chris Adler Photographed Together On “Taco Date”.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/03/20/megadeths-dave-mustaine-lamb-gods-chris-adler-photographed-together-taco-date/
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeths-dave-mustaine-and-lamb-of-gods-chris-adler-photographed-together-earlier-today/

2. Megadeth’s David Ellefson: Why Reunion Of “Rust In Peace” Lineup Probably Wouldn’t Work
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/megadeths-david-ellefson-why-reunion-of-rust-in-peace-lineup-probably-wouldnt-work/

3. Tool Settles Legal Issues, Resumes Work On New Music
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/tool-settles-legal-issues-resumes-work-on-new-music/

4. Philip Anselmo Collaborates With Actor Bill Moseley On Mini-CD
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/philip-anselmo-collaborates-with-actor-bill-moseley-on-mini-cd/

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Flummox
Album: Phlummoxygen
Song: The Whispering Banshees
Notes:

“FLUMMOX.” It is a word that means to perplex, to bewilder, and to ultimately confuse the senses. That is the main goal of the band that has chosen this word as their name. Formed in Murfreesboro, TN by long time musical collaborators, Drew Jones & Blake Dellinger, in the summer of 2012, Flummox has delivered nothing short of this with their abrupt genre hopping, heavy riffing, and insane stage show.

Currently, the Flummox trio consists of Dellinger, Jones, with Jody Lester as the singing drummer. With Flummox’s line-up and sound as solid as ever, Flummox plans on hitting the studio with Dave Summers again in spring of 2015 to record the full length follow-up to “PHLUMMOXYGEN.”

http://flummoxed.bandcamp.com/

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5. BLACK FLOOD DIESEL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH CAROLINA BASED MODERN WARRIOR MMA/FIGHT LAB PROMOTIONS:
https://www.facebook.com/blackflooddiesel

6. Kevin Alter gets Lace Pickups sponsorship:
https://www.facebook.com/InDefencepunx

https://invidiosus.bandcamp.com7. Brazilian Symphonic Metal band Save Our Souls’ new song teaser:

The band has released the single ‘Soul Domination’ earlier this year and it is now available for free via Soundcloud:
https://soundcloud.com/save_our_souls_s-os/save-our-souls-soul-domination

http://saveoursouls.com.br

8. SACROPHOBIA, is about to see all their recordings officially re-issued on CD under the title of “Dark Requiems”.

Release date for “Dark Requiems” is set for April 20th and in the meantime, you can listen to the opening track from the “Dead Flesh” split album ’93 on YouTube and Soundcloud:

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Megadeth Top 10

Nate’s Top 10

10. Mary Jane (So Far So Good So What)
9. Set The World On Fire (So Far So Good So What)
8. Bad Omen (Peace Sells But Who’s Buying)
7. My Last Words (Peace Sells But Who’s Buying)
6. Captive Honour (Countdown To Extinction)
5. Wake Up Dead (Peace Sells But Who’s Buying)
4. Good Mourning/Black Friday (Peace Sells But Who’s Buying)
3. Take No Prisoners (Rust In Peace)
2. Tornado Of Souls (Rust In Peace)
1. Five Magics (Rust In Peace)

Gene’s Top 10

10. Sweating Bullets (Countdown to Extinction)
9. Hangar 18 (Rust in Peace)
8. Hook In Mouth (So Far, So Good… So What!)
7. Liar (So Far, So Good… So What!)
6. Wake Up Dead (Peace Sells)
5. 99 Ways To Die (Hidden Treasures/Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure Soundtrack)
4. In My Darkest Hour (So Far, So Good… So What!)
3. This Day We Fight! (Endgame)
2. Set The World Afire (So Far, So Good… So What!)
1. Holy Wars… The Punishment Due (Rust in Peace)

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FINAL SONG
Artist: Twisted Sister
Album: Under the Blade
Song: Under the Blade

Under the Blade is the debut studio album by Twisted Sister and was released on Secret Records on September 18, 1982. It was produced by Pete Way, Mark Mendoza, Dee Snider. It has been remixed and re-released two times.

In 2005, Under the Blade was ranked number 387 in Rock Hard magazine’s book of The 500 Greatest Rock & Metal Albums of All Time.

Episode 29 Featuring Music from RED DESERT

Featured Artist #29

Episode 29 3/8/2015

This episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Minneapolis’ own Red Desert, the return of Huffing the Ass of Fame, and we’ll pick our top 10 Metallica songs.

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2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
1* The boys of Super Duper Alice Cooper win two CSAs!! Best feature doc and best doc editing. Sam Dunn, we salute you!

2* Caveat’s ‘​Kobayashi Maru’ was released this last week on digital via Tridroid Records: https://tridroiddigital.bandcamp.com/

3* According to Lars Ulrich, METALLICA Have Close To 20 Songs Written For Their New album: http://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/metallica-have-close-to-20-songs-written-for-their-new-album

4* Digital Music News tells you with 7 reasons why no one is coming to your shows, and here they are:
1) You suck
2) You Play Out Too Damn Often
3) It’s Not An Event
4) You Aren’t Selling Advance Tickets
5) You Think The Venue Will Promote
6) You Rely Solely On Facebook
7) You Aren’t Going Out Into The World

http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/permalink/2014/01/23/7-reasons-empty-shows

5* John Corabi formerly of Motley Crue and Mick Mars from Motley Crue may be teaming up after Motley “retires:” http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/ex-motley-crue-singer-john-corabi-in-discussions-with-mick-mars-about-writing-new-music-playing-shows/

6* Flotsam and Jetsam are preparing to record a new album! Micheal Spencer, the bass player, is quoted as saying: “There’s a great, old-school thrash vibe going on with the direction of the songs and what originally influenced the band, mixed with a little of what we like about today’s sound, in metal.” http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/flotsam-and-jetsam-prepares-to-record-new-album-hit-the-road/

7* Sepultura announce 30th Anniversary tour of North America with Germany’s DESTRUCTION as tour support! http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/sepultura-to-celebrate-30th-anniversary-with-north-american-tour-destruction-to-support/

8* Former Megadeth members Shawn Drover and Chris Broderick launch new band ‘Act of Defiance’ and offer sound clip for anyone interested:
http://www.metalinjection.net/upcoming-releases/former-megadeth-members-officially-launch-new-band-act-of-defiance

9* David Coverdale’s WHITESNAKE to do a Deep Purple tribute album featuring music from the time he was a member of the band from 1973-1976: http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/whitesnakes-david-coverdale-pays-tribute-to-his-time-with-deep-purple-on-the-purple-album/

10* Prong set to release a covers album called “Songs from the Black Hole”, features songs from such artists as
DISCHARGE
BUTTHOLE SURFERS
BLACK FLAG
HÜSKER DÜ
NEIL YOUNG and more
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/prong-songs-from-the-black-hole-teaser/

11* Stone Sour set to release covers alum “Meanwhile in Burbank and it will feature the following songs:
01. We Die Young (ALICE IN CHAINS)
02. Heading Out To The Highway (JUDAS PRIEST)
03. Love Gun (KISS)
04. Creeping Death (METALLICA)
05. Children Of The Grave (BLACK SABBATH)

I’ve heard their cover of “The Dark” from Metal Church that they did for the soundtrack for the film ‘Fear Clinic’ and I have to admit, while it’s awesome that they covered it, I didn’t care for Corey’s vocals on it. Hopefully the new covers will be better.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/stone-sour-to-release-meanwhile-in-burbank-ep-of-covers-in-april/

12* Anthrax, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage and Mushroomhead to appear on a special ‘Game of Thrones’ tribute album: http://winteriscoming.net/2015/03/06/hbo-announces-release-date-for-catch-the-throne-the-mixtape-vol-ii/

13* Former Overkill drummer Sid Falk’s new band ‘Infectus 13’ releases first original song ‘Enemy at the Gate:’
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-overkill-drummer-sid-falcks-infectus-13-releases-first-original-song-enemy-at-the-gate/

14* Anthrax release another audio teaser, this time with some vocals, and it’s making the wait for the new album difficult for us fans.
http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/03/05/anthrax-just-keep-making-wait-new-album-harder-harder/

15* Mortificator loses drummer, seeks replacement: http://www.mortificator.com

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Metallica
Album: Kill Em All
Song: Phantom Lord

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1.No Life Til Leather Cassette To Be Re-Released On Record Store Day

http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/metallicas-no-life-til-leather-cassette-to-be-re-released-on-record-store-day/

2. Dimebags Grave Allegedly Vandalized By Up-and-coming Metal Band
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/dimebags-grave-allegedly-vandalized-by-up-and-coming-metal-band/

Hellfrost appeal for calm as they’re confused with Nuclear Hellfrost, connected to desecrating Dimebag Darryl’s grave:

http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-03-08/dimebag-vandal-death-threats-go-to-wrong-band

3. Danzig’s “Legacy” TV Special To Finally See The Light Of Day
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/danzigs-legacy-tv-special-to-finally-see-light-of-day/

4. Gorgoroth Signs With Soulseller Records; “Instinctus Bestialis” Due In June.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/gorgoroth-signs-with-soulseller-records-instinctus-bestialis-due-in-june/

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Red Desert
Album: Damned by Fate
Song: Slow Kill
Notes: Red Desert hail from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Damned by Fate was released August 3rd, 2012 and was recorded and engineered by Adam Tucker at Signaturetone Recording in Richfield MN. You can check Red Desert out at http://www.reddesertmpls.com/.

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 music@dotwpod.com
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5. Zerobudget Records is proud to welcome Cantharone to our ranks! www.zerobudgetrecords.com

6. Red Desert sign with ‘Ripple Music.’ http://www.reddesertmpls.com/

7. ‘Into the Hyena Pit’ blog highlighting Midwest Metal bands:

http://intothehyenapit.blogspot.com/2015/03/corn-fed-and-free-range-look-at-midwest.html

8. Green Death from Des Moines IA launch kickstarter for new album on vinyl. http://greendeathband.com/news

9. Motley Crews food truck explodes in Lakeville. MN. http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_27667694/lakeville-food-truck-owner-loses-business-home-an

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HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME EPISODE #7!

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http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2015-02-12/your-favourite-metallica-songs-revealed

1. Master Of Puppets (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
2. One (taken from …And Justice For All, 1988)
3. Disposable Heroes (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
4. Blackened (taken from …And Justice For All, 1988)
5. Orion (Instrumental) (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
6. Creeping Death (taken from Ride The Lightning, 1984)
7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (taken from Master Of Puppets, 1986)
8. For Whom The Bell Tolls (taken from Ride The Lightning, 1984)
9. The Four Horsemen (taken from Kill ‘Em All, 1983)
10. Fade To Black (taken from Ride The Lightning, 1984)

Gene’s top 10:
1. Master of Puppets (Master of Puppets – 1)
2. Battery (Master of Puppets – x)
3. Damage, Inc. (Master of Puppets – x)
4. Blackened (…And Justice for All – 4)
5. …And Justice for All (…And Justice for All – x)
6. The Thing that Should Not Be (Master of Puppets – x)
7. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) (Master of Puppets – 7)
8. One (…And Justice for All – 2)
9. Creeping Death (Ride the Lightning – 6)
10. Fight Fire With Fire (Ride the Lightning – x)

Nate’s Top 10: (In order of album release)
1. Four Horsemen (Kill Em All)
2. Phantom Lord (Kill Em All)
3. Seek And Destroy (Kill Em All)
4. Ride The Lightening (Ride The Lightening)
5. Fade To Black (Ride The Lightening)
6. Escape (Ride The Lightening)
7. Master Of Puppets (Master Of Puppets)
8. Orion (Master Of Puppets)
9. Blackened (And Justice For All)
10. To Live Is To Die (And Justice For All)
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FINAL SONG
Artist: Neurosis
Album: Through Silver in Blood
Song: Locust Star
Notes:

Neurosis is a post-metal band, based out of Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music. Terrorizer Magazine described Neurosis as “arguably the most influential band of the past two decades.” Through Silver in Blood is the band’s 5th studio album. Enjoy!

Episode 28 Featuring Music From Canada’s Own ATAXIA

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Episode 28 February 21, 2015
This episode we’ll discuss current events, see what Nate’s been listening to, independent music from Ataxia, we’ll discuss our opinions on the Megadeth future classic ‘Super Collider’ album, and we have a special guest Mike Ward from the band Mortificator in the studio today!

What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Motley Crüe
Album: To Fast For Love
Song: Starry Eyes

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1. Phil Anselmo Joins Forces With Child Bite For Cover Version Of Celtic Frost’s “The Usurper”.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/philip-anselmo-joins-forces-with-child-bite-for-cover-version-of-celtic-frosts-the-usurper/

2. Slayer: New Song “When The Stillness comes” To Be Made Available For “Record Store Day”.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-new-song-when-the-stillness-comes-to-be-made-available-for-record-store-day/

3. Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Undergoes Cancer Treatment.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/iron-maidens-bruce-dickinson-undergoes-cancer-treatment/

4. Former Yngwie Malmsteen Keyboardist Mats Osausson Found Dead In Thailand Hotel Room.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-yngwie-malmsteen-keyboardist-mats-olausson-found-dead-in-thailand-hotel-room/

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Ataxia
Album: Calignious
Song: Opprobrium
Notes:
Hailing from the frozen tundras of Canada, ATAXIA is an experimental, technical death metal band that combines sounds of the old school with that of the progressive new breed. Not unlike Montreal’s Beyond Creation, Vancouver’s Archspire, and Quebec’s Cryptopsy, Ataxia once again proves that Canadian death metal slams just as hard and furious as any!

The band’s debut full-length, Calignious, features guest vocals by Jason Netherton of Misery Index on the track ‘Opprobrium’. Additionally, the cover art was hand-crafted by Marco Hasmann (Beyond Creation, Devourment, Fleshgod Apocalypse).

For fans of: Suffocation, Hate Eternal, Deeds Of Flesh, Origin, Beyond Creation, Archspire.

https://ataxiacanada.bandcamp.com/

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5. American Headcharge sign record deal! https://www.facebook.com/AmericanHeadCharge/posts/882310845153809:0

6. Singapore Death Metal Band Assault have announced the track-listing from their upcoming “THE THIRD REICH”.

A rough mix of their new song “The Final Solution:”

7. ACID BUFFALO released their second single, “disorder.” Available for FREE at their CD Baby page http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/AcidBuffalo along with the band’s first single, ‘Sick Inside.’

8. Wacken Metal Battle Canada! Get your free download at https://wackenmetalbattlecanada.bandcamp.com/album/wacken-metal-battle-canada-compilation-vol-3

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If you have any news you’d like to share about your band to be considered to be shared on the Disciples of the Watch podcast, please email us at news@dotwpod.com

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Super Collider – Megadeth’s last release, is put under the microscope.

If you have any comments or such you can email Nate at nate@dotwpod.com or myself at gene@dotwpod.com or visit us at http://www.dotwpod.com. We’ll have show notes on our website with links and such. Also hit us up on Facebook by searching Disciples of the Watch or follow us on Twitter @dotwpod.

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FINAL SONG
Artist: Defiance
Album: Void Terra Firma
Song: Checkmate

Void Terra Firma was the second album by thrash metal band Defiance, released in 1990. It was the first album to feature vocalist Steev Esquivel, and it features their cover of Iron Maiden’s “Killers”.

Episode 27 Featuring Music From JUNKYARD LIPSTICK

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*Petition to get Metallica to play next year’s Superbowl in California
 * New Chris Holmes video ‘Let it Roar:’
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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Venom
Album: Black Metal
Song:  Heaven’s on Fire
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1. Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler Arrested For California Bar Fight.
3. Slayer’s Tom Araya Distances Himself From Group Of Cyberbullies Claiming To Be Fans.
4. Anthrax: New Video Clip From The Studio.
SONG #2 PLAYLIST

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Junkyard Lipstick
Album: Damned in the Deep South [Single]
Song: Damned in the Deep South
Notes: Junkyard Lipstick hails from Cape Town, South Africa and is an all female Thrash Band! Check ’em out at www.junkyardlipstick.com
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5. Junkyard Lipstick from Cape Town, South Africa announce Jo-Marié (Jo) Smit as their new vocalist and Robyn Bruwer as  a new Rhythm Guitarist.
Free download of their song ‘Damned in the Deep South’ is available here: https://soundcloud.com/junkyard_lipstick/damned-in-the-deep-south-1
6. Wicked Inquisition announces track listing for new album as well as album art!
Album will be out soon!
Tracklist:
1.) Black Magik Nacht
2.) Crimson Odyssey
3.) Sun Flight
4.) M.A.D.
5.) In Shackles
6.) Death of Man
7.) Tomorrow Always Knows
8.) Wicked Inquisition
Artwork by Holly Axelrod
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7. For any Minnesota-based bands out there, Undead Scene wants your music for their media player! Send your music to Undeadscene@yahoo.com or visit their Facebook page and leave a comment there.
8. Paducah Kentucky’s own Cryptic Hymn have just released their first single ‘Revel in Disgust’ and are offering it as a free (or pay what you will) download on their bandcamp page: https://cryptichymn.bandcamp.com/releases
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HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME #6
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Megadeth discussion!
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Thank you for listening. if you have any comments or such you can email Nate at nate@dotwpod.com or myself at gene@dotwpod.com or visit us at www.dotwpod.com. We’ll have show notes on our website with links and such. Also hit us up on Facebook by searching Disciples of the Watch or follow us on Twitter @dotwpod.
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FINAL SONG
Artist: Sweet and Lynch
Album: Only To Rise
Song: Love Stays

2014 Independent Music Feature

2014 Independent Music Review

This is a special Independent Music review from artists we played in 2014. Enjoy!

Key: Episode # / Artist / Location / Web Link / Song Played (Song from Episode)

1. Expyre – St. Paul, MN USA
> http://www.reverbnation.com/expyre
> Nightmares (Originally played Project Mayhem)

2. Black on High – Omaha, NE USA
> http://www.reverbnation.com/blackonhigh
> Division (Originally played Gnomad)

3. The Serpent Overlord – Wichita, KS
> http://theserpentoverlord.bandcamp.com/
> Witch Cvnt (Originally played Snake)

4. Detritus – Prescott, WI
> http://www.reverbnation.com/detritusnation
> Priapus (Originally played The Whip)

5. Pirosaint – Santiago, CHILE
> http://www.pirosaint.com/
> Real Psychology (Originally played Tonight [Single])

6. Dave Reffet’s Shredding the Envelope – Boston, MA USA
> http://www.davereffett.com/
> Devil’s Roadmap (featuring Chris Poland and Glen Drover) (Originally played Call of the Flames)

7. Nervosa – Sao Paulo BRAZIL
> http://nervosaofficial.com/site/eng-band/
> Time of Death off of the album of the same name (Originally played Death! from their newer release Victim of Yourself)

8. Green Death – Des Moines, IA USA
> http://greendeathband.com/
> Possessions (Featuring Anders Colsefni, formerly of Slipknot and currently with Painface) (Originally played Death Monks)

9. Daemonokrat – Sicily, ITALY
> http://daemonokratmetal.bandcamp.com/
> Hammercrush (Originally played Predator)

10. Cwn Annwn – St. Paul, MN USA – http://www.cwnannwn.com/
> Embodied Chaos (Originally played Stay Forever)

11. Gryzor – Minneapolis, MN USA
> http://www.reverbnation.com/gryzor
> Atrocity (Originally played Flesh of the Fallen)

12. We Are Legion – Minneapolis, MN USA
> https://www.facebook.com/pages/We-Are-Legion/143811506983
> Der Erlkonig (Originally played A Celestial Awakening)

13. Fuka – Santiago, CHILE
> http://www.reverbnation.com/fuka
> En Guerra (Originally played Cierra Los Ojos)

14. The Grande Machine – Minneapolis, MN USA –
> http://www.reverbnation.com/thegrandemachine
> Days of Convenience (Originally played Wild in the Street)

15. Prypiat – St. Cloud, MN USA
> http://www.facebook.com/pages/prypiat/289636897749
> An Earthly Closure (Originally played Pins & Needles/The Gamma Infinity)

16. Clobberboot – Minneapolis, MN USA
> http://www.reverbnation.com/clobberboot
> Gargonzola (Originally played Clobberboot)

17. Haunted Wisconsin – River Falls, WI USA
> http://www.reverbnation.com/hauntedwisconsin
> Back to Her Thighs off of their 2012 demo (Originally played White Sunday off of 2014’s “Missing Women” EP)

18. Reverend Poky Bunge – St. Louis Park, MN USA
> http://reverendpokybunge.com/
> Krusty Old Son of a Bitch (Originally played Drool on my Cock)

19. Castle Freak – Philadelphia, PA USA
> http://castlefreak.bandcamp.com/
> Sherm (Originally played Beneath the Streets)

20. Mortificator – Minneapolis, MN USA
> http://mortificator.com/
> Padded Room Symphony (Originally played Loss of Soul)

21. Wicked Inquisition – Minneapolis, MN USA
> http://wickedinquisition.bandcamp.com/
> Brainstorm (Originally played Jester’s Clown)

22. Nostril Caverns – Ontario, CANADA
> http://nostrilcaverns.bandcamp.com/
> The Dying’s Last Breath (Originally played Perceiving the Psychological Blur)

23. Tomorrow Brings New Blood – St. Paul, MN USA
> http://tomorrowbringsnewblood.bandcamp.com
> The Fall of Troy (Originally played Super Heavy Metal)

24. Coraxo – Tampere, FINLAND
>http://coraxo.bandcamp.com/
> Tangier (Originally played The Bastion)

BONUS TRACK:
Promidal
– Minneapolis, MN
> http://promidal.bandcamp.com/
> Pierced Through the Heart

Episode 26 Featuring Music from CAVEAT

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Episode 26 1/24/2015
Thank you for joining the Disciples of the Watch!

This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Caveat as well as the return of Word Association!

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Our top 10 Countries visited in 2014!
10 – Argentina
9 – Portugal
8 – Mexico
7 – Spain
6 – Russian Federation
5 – Chile
4 – United Kingdom
3 – Italy
2 – Brazil
1 – United States
Also, we’re almost at our one year anniversary! YAY US!

Another new NAPALM tune!

Kiss jumping on the Babymetal bandwagon

http://www.metalsucks.net/2015/01/21/kiss-momoiro-clover-z-release-collaboration-still-inferior-babymetal/

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Accept
Album: Restless And Wild
Song: Fast As A Shark

First speed metal song?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Restless_and_Wild

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1. All That Remains Frontman Phil Labonte Defends His Latest Comments about Racial and Gay Slurs.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/all-that-remains-frontman-phil-labonte-defends-his-latest-comments-about-racial-and-gay-slurs/
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/all-that-remains-singer-phil-labonte-lgbt-peoples-plight-not-like-that-of-blacks/

2. Corey Taylor on Slipknot’s Success: “If we were just a band with an image, we’d not be as hot today.”
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/corey-taylor-on-slipknots-success-if-we-were-just-a-band-with-an-image-wed-not-be-as-hot-today/

3. Slayer Guitarist Gary Holt Says “Implode” Doesn’t Even Touch Other Songs ON Band’s Next Album.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/slayer-guitarist-gary-holt-says-implode-doesnt-even-touch-other-songs-on-bands-next-album/

4. Queensryche frontman Todd La Torre says their new material is reminiscent of albums the band recorded in the 80s.
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2015-01-23/queensryche-return-to-their-roots

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Caveat
Album: Kobayashi Maru
Song: Doge
Notes: Caveat are a 3-piece outfit and they hail from Eau Claire, Wisconsin. You can check them out on Facebook and Bandcamp.
https://www.facebook.com/Caveat.Eau.Claire
https://caveat-ec.bandcamp.com/music
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5. A Little Crazy Entertainment based out of the Twin Cities are going to be launching a new internet-based radio station. If you want your music played or if you’d like to cut an ID tag (This is blahblahblah from blahblahblah and you’re listening to A Little Crazy Radio) visit http://www.alittlecrazyentertainment.com

6. Tridroid Records has announced that on March 17 2015, they will be releasing Dissident Clone’s ‘State of Dysphoria’ as a digital only release. State of Dysphoria will contain 4 tracks that combine thrash, punk and metal. Dissident Clone will appeal to old-school metalheads in particular.

7. HELLSAKURA from “Dead City” – no idea which “Dead City” as their press kit is HORRIBLY constructed – have announced that they’re back in the studio to record the follow up to their release ‘Blood to Water.’ Check ’em out at http://www.hellsakura.com/

8. Nate – are you ready for something different? Tired of all of the same old, same old? Get ready for FLUMMOX! Tridroid Records has announced that they’ll be releasing Plummoxygen, Flummox’ follow up to 2012’s E.P. “The Mindrape.p.” Plummoxogen was recorded in late 2013 to early 2014 and was released independently by the band in August of 2014. It will now be available via Tridroid Records in the Spring of 2015, right when the band returns to the studio to record their next full-length album.

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WORD ASSOCIATION TIME!!

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For the last song for this episode, we had a special request from Nathan out of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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FINAL SONG
Artist: David Allan Coe
Album: Nothing Sacred
Song: Linda Lovelace

Episode 24 Featuring music from CORAXO

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Episode 24 12/28/2014

Gene’s homework: Pantera songs with backing tracks?

Yes, Metal Magic had them, Projects in the Jungle had them, I am the Night had them, Power Metal had them, Cowboys from Hell had them (Psycho Holiday doesn’t though, Message in Blood has no backing guitar but dual-guitar leadwork), Vulgar Display of Power has them on Mouth for War, at the end of A New Level’s lead, Fucking Hostile, This Love, By Demons be Driven has some, Hallow does as well. (6 of 11)

Far Beyond Driven has them in tracks 1,6, and a bunch songs have no lead section. Great Southern Trendkill has them, Reinventing the Steel has at least 3 (Death Rattle, It Makes Them Disappear does in the very beginning of the lead but it’s VERY short, and I’ll Cast a Shadow does) as well as some songs with no leads.

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Christ Inversion
Album: Self Titled (2008)
Song: Lucifer Rise

This is a reconfigured release of the first demo Obey The Will Of Hell (1994).

Wayne Fabra – vocals (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, Necrophagia).
Anton Crowley – Guitars, Backing Vocals (AKA Phil Anselmo)
Jay Gracianette – Bass (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, Haate, Valkyrie)
Big Ross – Keyboards (Down)
Gary Hebert – Drums (Christ Inversion, Graveyard Rodeo, New Religion, Valkyrie)

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Christ_Inversion/2818

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1. Bob Daisley Was Devastated By Judge’s Decision To Dismiss Lawsuit Against Ozzy Osbourne.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/bob-daisley-was-devastated-by-judges-decision-to-dismiss-lawsuit-against-ozzy-osbourne/

2. Former Megadeth Members Drover and Broderick Have Six Songs Demoed With Ex-Scar The Martyr Singer.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/former-megadeth-members-drover-and-broderick-have-six-songs-demoed-with-ex-scar-the-martyr-singer/

3. Arizona Pastor Blasts ‘Satanic’ Metal Band Pantera.
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/arizona-pastor-blasts-satanic-metal-band-pantera/

4. Mustaine’s Hint On Megadeth Lineup.
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/news/2014-12-24/mustaine-s-hint-on-megadeth-lineup

Quick News Bites:
5. Found out why American Head Charge will not be performing at first Ave: “…we love First Ave. it’s just that we are doing a full headliner set Turf Club on Sat. 12/27 for our Holiday Hangover show. Hope to see y’all there!”

6. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/accept-parts-ways-with-guitarist-herman-frank/

7. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/carmine-appice-explains-why-he-is-a-better-fit-for-led-zeppelin-than-jason-bonham-is/
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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Coraxo
Album: Starlit Flame II
Song: The Bastion

http://coraxo-official.com/
https://www.facebook.com/coraxoband

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HUFFING THE ASS OF FAME: Life on the road with the Reverend Poky Bunge: EPISODE #4

Be sure to check out Reverend Poky Bunge on Facebook, Twitter, etc. or visit http://www.reverendpokybunge.com for all of your musical delights.

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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPICS:
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Kreator: Flying The Flag Of Hate
Kreator vs. The Big Four
http://metalhammer.teamrock.com/features/2014-12-27/kreator-flying-the-flag-of-hate

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Nate and Gene homework: Listened to and we discuss St. Anger/Metallica

Gene’s notes:
(Remember to deduct 1 point on all ratings. It’s the ‘Metallica’ factor…

Frantic – not the worst Metallica song. Not even close to the best. Every time he sings “Frantic-tic-tic-toc” tries to sound ‘frantic’ – I chuckle. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5.

St. Anger – Nice thrashy part in there. Then it dies when the first verse comes in. That horrible snare sounds very much distracts me on this one. Keys work, but feels very un-Metallica to me as they’re SO present in the chorus. Song is way too long for what it is – almost like they thought that they needed to write something outside of the “radio length” that they’d done with the previous 2 albums. No lead… 2.5 stars out of 5

Some Kind of Monster – Sort of a passive lead going on here. Long intro on this one almost made me fast forward to the next song. 8.5 minute song? Not looking forward to this one. Lyrically stunted – not up to 80’s Metallica standards at all when James killed at turning a phrase. Ugh – chorus fell flat, no payoff for this lame-ass song so far and I’m not even half of the way through it. Dear god – why hasn’t someone fixed that snare by now?! These guys are millionaires – they can afford a new snare if it can’t be replaced. Finally – the bridge! Oh, weak. End of the song starting to get interesting – oh wait, more lyrics and another chorus to destroy it even more. What’s this? A TERRIBLE ENDING!! UGH! No lead!! Some kind of horrible song. 0 stars out of 5

Dirty Window – That god-damned snare is killing yet another song. So far, this one is better than Some Kind of Monster, but still lame-ass. Zero interest in this one lyrically. Lame laughing portion dropped more points. Whiny ‘Iiiiiiii’ ‘Iiiiiii’ singing part – lose even more point. No lead. Fail. 1 out of 5
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Thank god – Spotify played a commercial. I needed a break from that snare and these horrible lyrics. Oh dammit – another long song on a horrible album so far. Not looking forward to this one. Worst homework project ever…
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Invisible Kid – This intro shows the most promise, but that god-damned snare ruins it again. This song sounds better than the last two though so far. Oh great, the lyrics are right there with the snare – they ruin the song. Dear god – he’s still singing. Stop and get to a lead!! Nope – no lead, only more lyrics. Ugh. Trying to make it through – WHAT! I’m only half of the way through this 8.5-minute song!! Singing is getting worse! Inconceivable! No lead. 1 out of 5

My World – Another promising intro, but I’ve been fooled before. Oh – there’s the chorus. I vomit. Lyrically lame-ass AGAIN! I could easily fix this song with better lyrics and an unbroken snare. No lead, but a bass ‘featured’ riff. The lyrics at the end just cost them another .25 point. 2 out of 5.

Shoot Me Again – So far, this song isn’t as horrible as the last 4 or so. Oh wait – “shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet” ruins it. Ok, this song is one of the better ones on the album, but that damned “bridge” section or whatever you’d call it (“shoot me again – I ain’t dead yet”) needs to go. A lead may have helped it out, too. 2.75 out of 5

Sweet Amber – Ahh, there we go. Back to the suck. Has some interesting ideas in it, but the lyrics just lose it for me, and that damn snare debacle. Oh – the ending is getting interesting. No, wait – another chorus to kill it. Ugh. Rookies… No lead again. 1.75 out of 5.

The Unnamed Feeling – What?! Another weak-sounding song? Must still be listening to St. Anger. Will it ever end? No, it doesn’t. Lyrically lame again, bad singing on this one AGAIN! Well color me shocked. No lead. 1 out of 5

Purify – Ok, I’m digging this intro again, but waiting to be disappointed. Yep – there it is. There are a couple of good riffs that could be used in a better song. Maybe I’ll steal them and write something better than this dreck. No lead. 1.75 out of 5

All Within my Hands – I can’t believe how much Lars is in love with snare sound on this. Yuck. Featured in it’s own little section to start off this song. Sounds a little more experimental to start, but then falls short again once the lyrics start. Oh great, and it’s 8.75 minutes. Will Metallica finish strong here? I’m doubting it. So far, at almost 1/2 of the way through, I’m losing hope. There’s a few riffs here and there that are cool, but too few and far between. The bad parts overpower any little nuggets of good. “Kill Kill Kill Killl Kill Kill Killl Kiiillll!” LAAAAMEEE! This just became the 2nd worst song on the album. .5 out of 5
OVERALL:
Hetfield trying hard to sound “angry” and “Metal” at times. Almost seems like he’s trying too hard. Some singing was so bad I almost felt bad for James.
HORRIBLE snare sound. Guitar sounds are a bit weak.
Lyrically it’s stunted. Not up to Metallica’s standards from ‘…And Justice For All’ and previous releases.

Overall, I can understand Metallica wanting to venture into other avenues of music, like Pop Metal and Nu Metal. Lots of bands experiment with the “current flavor” of the times. (Kiss with Disco, etc.)

According to setlist.fm, here are the breakdowns of how many times these songs have been played live:
Frantic has been played 180 times, the most from this album
St. Anger has been played 172 times, the 2nd most from this album.
Dirty Window has been played 31 times live.
The Unnamed Feeling has been played 17 times live.
Some Kind of Monster has been played 3 times live.
All Within my Hands has been played 2 times live.
Sweet Amber has been played 1 time live.
Invisible Kid, Shoot Me Again, My World and Purify have been played 0 times live.
Total live plays from this album: 406 with 11 songs. St. Anger was released in 2003

To give you an idea on how bad these songs are, this album had tour support and everything. Here’s the breakdown from Death Magnetic released in 2008 – 5 years later:
1. “That Was Just Your Life” played 170 times
2. “The End of the Line”  played 149 times
3. “Broken, Beat & Scarred” played 156 times
4. “The Day That Never Comes” played 155 times
5. “All Nightmare Long” played 102 times
6. “Cyanide” played 175 times
7. “The Unforgiven III” played 7 times
8. “The Judas Kiss” played 30 times
9. “Suicide & Redemption” (Instrumental) played 2 times
10. “My Apocalypse” played 37 times
Total live plays from this album: 983 with 10 songs. 577 more plays overall.

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FINAL SONG
Artist: Pantera
Album: The Great Southern Trendkill
Song: 13 Steps to Nowhere

Episode 23 Featuring Music from TOMORROW BRINGS NEW BLOOD

Episode 23 12/13/2014

Tomorrow Brings New Blood
Tomorrow Brings New Blood

 

This episode we talk about current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from St. Paul, Minnesota’s TOMORROW BRINGS NEW BLOOD!

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Podcast discussion:
Eddie Trunk’s interviews of Scott Ian and David Coverdale

Metal Injection’s Metallica’s Worst to Best’ List:
http://www.metalinjection.net/lists/ranked/metallicas-studio-albums-from-worst-to-best

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What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Pantera
Album: Reinventing The Steel
Song: It Makes Them Disappear
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News:

1. Onslaught’s Nige Rockett Says He Knew It Wasn’t Working With Neil Turbin 30 Seconds Into First Song
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/onslaughts-nige-rockett-says-he-knew-it-wasnt-working-with-neil-turbin-30-seconds-into-first-song/
2.  Max Cavalera On Potential For Sepultura Reunion: I Don’t See It Happening”
http://loudwire.com/max-cavalera-sepultura-reunion-i-dont-see-it-happening/
3. Jake E. Lee: Why I Gave Up Songwriting Credit For Ozzy Osbourne’s “Bark At The Moon.”
http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/jake-e-lee-why-i-gave-up-songwriting-credit-for-ozzy-osbournes-bark-at-the-moon/
4. Massacre Disbands Following Split With Bassist Terry Butler and Vocalist Ed Webb
http://www.heavymetaltribune.com/2014/12/massacre-disbands-following-split-with-bassist-terry-butler-and-vocalist-ed-webb/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massacre_%28metal_band%29

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SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Tomorrow Brings New Blood
Album:  Tomorrow Brings New Blood
Song: Super Heavy Metal
Notes:  TBNB hails from St. Paul, Minnesota – a great bunch of guys.
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tomorrow-Brings-New-Blood/135263669895139

http://www.reverbnation.com/tomorrowbringsnewblood

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5. We Are Legion writing new music: Twitter.com/wearelegionmn

6. Exes for Eyes want $1 from you… and you…. and you…. and you…

http://youtu.be/Z11ZnLzB6wo

http://www.metalinjection.net/av/unsigned-metal-band-selling-new-record-for-1-in-hopes-of-going-platinum

7. Mothership for being selected as the ‘Best Metal Act’
http://mothershiphaslanded.com/

8. AMERICAN HEADCHARGE touring with COAL CHAMBER

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If you have any news you’d like to share, or any music you’d like considered to be played on the show, please email us at dotwpod@gmail.com.

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FINAL DISCUSSION TOPIC:

We also discuss Loudwire’s selection of the top 10 Metallica covers:
http://loudwire.com/metallica-10-best-cover-songs/
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FINAL SONG
Artist: Death
Album: Symbolic
Song: Crystal Mountain

*BONUS SONG 1*
Artist: Control Denied
Album: The Fragile Art of Existence
Song: Expect the Unexpected

*BONUS SONG 2*
Artist: Damageplan
Album: New Found Power
Song: Moment of Truth