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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


DotW 44 Featuring Music from Cryptopsy


Episode 44 11/10/2015

In this episode we’ll discuss current events, what’s Nate been listening to, independent music from Cryptopsy, Nate will be taking a spin at an over-loaded 2 Minute Metal Meltdown and we’ll end the show going track by track on something new – Iron Maiden’s ‘Book of Souls!’
Bad Brains’ Dr. Know has been hospitalized and is on Life Support, but may be doing better.
Podcast Roundup:
2 Minute Metal Meltdown: 
MAX CAVALERA Ordered To Pay Damages To Former Sister-In-Law For Slandering Her In His Autobiography
Chester Bennington No Longer A Stone Temple Pilot!
SISTER SIN Calls It Quits! Boo!
 TONY IOMMI: ‘I’ve Lived And Breathed’ BLACK SABBATH
BLACKMORE’S TOURING LINEUP REVEALED for Rainbow’s shows in Germany and the UK
 DEEN CASTRONOVO: JOURNEY Fired Me ‘Because They Love Me’
 SCORPIONS: Previously Unreleased Demo Track ‘Midnight Blues Jam’ Streaming
 DAVE MUSTAINE Refuses To Apologize For Slamming Former Guitar Tech, Says He ‘Forgives’ Him
 GOODBYE TO GRAVITY’s Two Guitarists Among Dead In Bucharest Nightclub Fire, Owners Of Bucharest Club Arrested
 GAMMA RAY Hires FRANK BECK As Its New Lead Singer
 TOOL Singer Clarifies Remarks About Band And Fan Base
 ANTHRAX Drummer CHARLIE BENANTE Explains Absence From European Tour
 KIRK HAMMETT Confirms METALLICA Is Recording New Songs
 STEVE ‘ZETRO’ SOUZA: Making EXODUS Album Without GARY HOLT ‘Would Be Blasphemous And A Sacrilege’
 KISS Celebrated By Eclectic Array Of Female Artists On ‘Kiss And Makeup’ Album
 Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine offers up his top 5 tips for guitarists
 Lich King is still seeking a vocalist:
 PHILIP ANSELMO On His Latest Knee Injury: ‘My Skeleton Has Betrayed Me More Times Than I Can Count’
 MEGADETH’s U.S. Tour To Kick Off In February, Says DAVE MUSTAINE
 Trailer For RAMMSTEIN’s ‘XXI’ 21st-Anniversary Box Set available:
 COREY TAYLOR: SLIPKNOT Parted Ways With JOEY JORDISON ‘Because Of Necessity’
 LOUDNESS: Video Footage Of Las Vegas Concert
 METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH On Playing Pre-SUPER BOWL Show: It’s A ‘Huge Honor’
 DEEP PURPLE’s ROGER GLOVER: ‘RITCHIE BLACKMORE Was An Amazing Guitarist, Way Ahead Of His Time’
 JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD Still Wants To Make A Blues Album
 ANTHRAX To Release ‘For All Kings’ Album In February
 Former JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO Says He Would ‘Probably Be Dead’ If He Hadn’t Been Arrested
 Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow announces one and only UK date:
 Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE To Release ‘Insania’ Wine In Europe
 DREAM THEATER To Debut New Album Live In Its Entirety On European Tour
 TOOL Members Dress Up As LED ZEPPELIN To Cover ‘No Quarter’ – Video available:
 TIM ‘RIPPER’ OWENS’s Ohio Bar And Restaurant Featured On Episode Of SPIKE TV’s ‘Bar Rescue’
 ‘Rock Royalty’ join forces to support Tony MacAlpine’s colon cancer fight in California show on December 11
 IN FLAMES Drummer DANIEL SVENSSON Quits Band To Focus On Family Life
 OVERKILL Is Aiming To Release New Album In October 2016
 PRONG Announces North American Tour
 GEOFF TATE Says Record Company ‘Didn’t Stand By’ Him For QUEENSRŸCHE’s ‘Frequency Unknown’
 SOD Releasing a Split with… the Deftones?
 Former ANTHRAX Guitarist DAN SPITZ Slams CHARLIE BENANTE Over Guitar-Solo Claims
 SLASH, LEMMY, KERRY KING, ZAKK WYLDE, LZZY HALE To Be Featured In ‘Father Of Loud’ Documentary
 HELLYEAH Is Recording ‘Really, Really Savage’ New Album
What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Rainbow
Notes: The solo – amazing.
Album: Rising
Song: Stargazer


1. GLENN DANZIG Is ’80 Percent Done’ With New Album Of All-Original Material
2. ANTHRAX To Release ‘For All Kings’ Album In February
3. DAVE MUSTAINE Wanted To Re-Record MEGADETH’s ‘Killing Is My Business’ Album With Current Lineup
4. Ex-EXODUS Singer ROB DUKES On His Former Bandmates: ‘F**k Those Douchebags’
SONG INTERMISSION (Featured Independent):
Artist: Cryptopsy
from the Album: The Book of Suffering, Tome 1
the Song is: The Knife, the Head, and what remains.
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 
5. CRYPTOPSY’s THE BOOK OF SUFFERING – TOME 1 IS THE #1 SELLING METAL ALBUM ON BANDCAMP! One day before the October 30th release, CRYPTOPSY’s The Book Of Suffering – Tome 1 has officially become the best-selling metal album on Bandcamp. The Book Of Suffering – Tome 1 is available via Cryptopsy’s Bandcamp page: https://cryptopsyofficial.bandcamp.com/
6. Apparently, the band Cold Kingdom just can’t catch a break. Last episode we discussed how 33k worth of gear and their trailer was stolen, now someone has damaged their van. The following was posted on their Facebook page: “Someone from the povs show Friday night driving a silver alero just sideswiped the drivers side of our van and drove off. If ANYONE has any information, let us know immediately.”
They later clarified that it was a woman driver and she actually backed into the van, damaging her rear tail light, then sped off and jumped a curb.
7. Local heroes(?) Gryzor have announced that their drummer – ‘Dirty Steve’ – has decided to leave the band. This was their announcement from their Facebook page:
“As some of you may have heard, Dirty Steve has decided to call it a day after our show on Friday. Whether it was Ryan’s breakfast burrito coming back to haunt during practice or the overload of women throwing themselves at our shows, he made up his mind. We tried propositioning him but only sped up his intended exit in the end. We wish him well on the hunt and the blood of his enemies to grace the earth… In the meantime we need to figure out how to build a drummer out of glowsticks and a thermos not unlike a wire cage surogant biologists use.”
8. ANTISTAR, an American Rock band originated out of the backwoods of Somerset, Wisconsin have released the first track of of their upcoming EP that we don’t have the title for yet titled ‘The Pluto Encounter’ and have a lyric video available on YouTube and we’ll link in our show notes.
ANTISTAR is a direct representation on the state of America. Their music bleeds with magnetic fascination of dreams, the risks of losing oneself to terrible failures, & the bright and dark layers of consciousness. Each member brings a pretty packed resume with past musical endeavors. Our ascendancy springs from endless sources which we have fused and wedded unnatural styles into our own thing. Welcome to the new Heavy.
If you have any news you’d like to share regarding your band please email us at news@dotwpod.com
Track by Track: Iron Maiden’s book of Souls:
The Book of Souls is the sixteenth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 4 September 2015. It is the band’s first studio double album, and therefore also their longest to date, with a total length of 92 minutes. The album’s launch and its supporting tour were delayed to allow vocalist Bruce Dickinson time to recover from treatment which he received in early 2015 to remove a cancerous tumour.
The album was produced by long-time Iron Maiden collaborator Kevin Shirley and recorded at Guillaume Tell Studios, Paris from September to December 2014, which they had previously used for 2000’s Brave New World. The band wrote and immediately recorded many tracks in the studio, resulting in a spontaneous live feel. The first song to be released from the album, “Speed of Light”, was issued as a music video on 14 August, while simultaneously made available as a digital download and CD single exclusive to Best Buy. In addition to being their longest studio record, it also contains the band’s longest song, “Empire of the Clouds”, at 18 minutes in length. While not a concept album, references to the soul and mortality are prominent, realised in the Maya-themed cover artwork, created by Mark Wilkinson.
The record was a critical and commercial success, receiving positive reviews and topping the album charts in 24 countries. It earned the band their fifth UK No. 1, following 1982’s The Number of the Beast, 1988’s Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1992’s Fear of the Dark and 2010’s The Final Frontier. In the US, it matched The Final Frontier’s success on the Billboard 200, repeating the group’s highest placement at no. 4. It also marks the longest gap between studio releases in the group’s entire career; at five years, following The Final Frontier.
Artist: Iron Maiden
Album: Book of Souls
Song: Book Of Souls

DOTW Episode 43 Featuring Music from GORGATRON


Episode 43 10/27/2015

Former OBITUARY Bassist FRANK WATKINS Dies At 47

Podcast Roundup:

No Guitar is Safe:

Ritual Madness Podcast:

New podcast: Talk is Jericho

Liar City:


Talking Metal:

Eddie Trunk podcast:

2 Minute Metal Meltdown:
RITCHIE BLACKMORE: Second Rock Show Announced For 2016 – He plans to film and record the performances for future release!!

New CHASTAIN Song ‘All Hail The King’ Available For Streaming

WITCHCRAFT To Release ‘Nucleus’ Album Next Year

SLAYER’s ‘666 Red Ale’ Officially Licensed Beer Now Available From Sweden’s NILS OSCAR COMPANY

WARRANT Is ‘Talking To’ Producer MICHAEL WAGENER About Next Studio Album

CANNIBAL CORPSE-Branded Beer ‘Amber Smashed Face’ Coming Soon

Spotify Owes Victory Records $23,000 in Unpaid Royalties

Metal Church “behind the scenes” video of new album available:

Dave Mustaine Fires His ‘Stupid Ass’ Guitar Tech

Is ATHEIST’s Next Album Going To Be Its Last? Story on MetalInjection.net

Abbath Says He Felt Forced To Quit IMMORTAL

Extreme Metallers Aborted Have Been Banned for Dubai After Angry Parent Complains About Their Lyrics

MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Says Daughter’s Country Music Aspirations Prompted Move To Nashville

Drummer Chason Westmoreland Splits with Hate Eternal; Hannes Grossmann Named Temporary Replacement

DEEP PURPLE Performs Two New Songs In Lodz, Poland – video highlights available

Tom Araya is on the cover of Bass Guitar magazine’s November issue!

L.A.’s Legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill Shut Down Due to Cockroach Infestation

GEOFF TATE Breaks Down Differences Between European And American Audiences (America is also pretty fixated on hip-hop and ‘bro country’)

HELLOWEEN To Celebrate 30th Anniversary With ‘Hellbook’ Release

SLIPKNOT’s JIM ROOT Loses Guitar To Theft

JUDAS PRIEST: ‘Painkiller’ 25th-Anniversary 10-Inch Die Cut Buzz Saw EP To Be Made Available For ‘Record Store Day’

What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Satan’s Satyrs
Notes: Vocals, Bass Guitar, and Hammond by Clayton Burgess of Electric Wizard – Formed in Virginia 2009
Album: Die Screaming
Song: Show Me Your Skull



3. Anthrax Talk ‘Spreading the Disease’ Reissue, ‘Fascist Guitar Playing’
STROMTROOPERS OF DEATH: ‘Speak English Or Die’ 30th-Anniversary Reissue Due In November

4. DAVE MUSTAINE Talks New MEGADETH Lineup, Sets Record Straight On His Upcoming Book


Artist: Gorgatron
from the Album: Inner Supremacy
the Song is: The Year Nineteen Nagasaki

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

5. Pirosaint http://pirosaint.bandcamp.com/album/live-blackthorn-51-full-show


6. Cold Kingdom https://www.facebook.com/ColdKingdomBand/?fref=nf


7. Cryptopsy http://cryptopsy.ca/

8. Manticore / Ritual Slaughter split


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50 Greatest Hair Metal Albums of All Time

What is hair metal? According to Urban Dictionary.com, it’s the following:

“A form of 80’s teenybopper music made primarily by effeminate men wearing makeup and dressed like women, with stereotypical 80’s big hair. After an initial wave of it fizzled out in 1987, it resurfaced just a couple of years later with a short-lived new breed of even lamer bands. Success in hair metal was primarily achieved through placing primary importance on the ability to pose for the camera, and comprising your band with simpletons with little or no musical ability, much less creativity. Once the formula was in place, it was just a matter of finding gullible losers to buy into the swindle. MTV, which started out as a music television channel, obliged, making this subgenre of wimp rock popular at the time. Perhaps the most enjoyable aspect of hair metal was it’s juvenile lyrics.

Never intentionally bad, the lyrical wasteland was a direct result of the limited intellectual capacities of the band members.Hair metal was made popular by bands like Poison, Warrant, Winger, Slaughter, White Lion, Trixter, Skid Row, Motley Crue, Kix, and the Bulletboys.”

50 Lord Tracy, ‘Deaf Gods Of Babylon’ (1989)
49 Mr. Big,’ Lean Into It’ (1991)
48 Precious Metal, ‘Right Here Right Now’ (1985)
47 Lita Ford, ‘Lita’ (1988)
46 Kik Tracee, ‘No Rules’ (1991)
45 Pretty Boy Floyd, ‘Leather Boyz With Electric Toyz’ (1989)
44 Kiss, ‘Lick It Up’ (1983)
43 Vixen, ‘Vixen’ (1988)
42 D-A-D, ‘No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims’ (1989)
41 Winger, ‘Winger’ (1988)
40 Stryper, ‘To Hell With the Devil’ (1986)
39 Vinnie Vincent Invasion, ‘Vinnie Vincent Invasion’ (1986)
38 Britny Fox, ‘Britny Fox’ (1988)
37 Bang Tango, ‘Psycho Café’ (1989)
36 Alice Cooper, ‘Trash’ (1989)
35 Badlands, ‘Badlands’ (1989)
34 Junkyard, ‘Junkyard’ (1989)
33 Saigon Kick, ‘The Lizard’ (1992)
32 Great White, ‘…Twice Shy’ (1989)
31 Slaughter, ‘Stick It to Ya’ (1990)
30 BulletBoys, ‘Freakshow’ (1991)
29 Dangerous Toys, ‘Dangerous Toys’ (1989)
28 Black ‘N Blue, ‘Black ‘N Blue’ (1984)
27 L.A. Guns, ‘Cocked and Loaded’ (1989)
26 Poison, ‘Open Up and Say… Ahh!’ (1988)
25 David Lee Roth, ‘Eat ‘Em and Smile’ (1986)
24 Enuff Z’Nuff, ‘Enuff Z’Nuff’ (1989)
23 Hanoi Rocks, ‘Self Destruction Blues’ (1982)
22 White Lion, ‘Pride’ (1987)
21 Dokken, ‘Under Lock and Key’ (1985)
20 Love/Hate, ‘Black Out in the Red Room’ (1990)
19 Warrant, ‘Cherry Pie’ (1990)
18 Cinderella, ‘Night Songs’ (1986)
17 Def Leppard, ‘Pyromania’ (1983)
16 Twisted Sister, ‘Stay Hungry’ (1984)
15 Quiet Riot, ‘Metal Health’ (1983)
14 Warrant, ‘Dirty, Rotten, Filthy, Stinking Rich’ (1989)
13 Extreme, ‘Extreme II: Pornograffiti’ (1990)
12 Whitesnake, ‘Whitesnake’ (1987)
11 Tesla, ‘The Great Radio Controversy’ (1989)
10 Cinderella, ‘Long Cold Winter’ (1988)
9 Motley Crue, ‘Too Fast for Love’ (1981)
8 Kix, ‘Blow My Fuse’ (1988)
7 Faster Pussycat, ‘Faster Pussycat’ (1987)
6 Ratt, ‘Out of the Cellar’ (1984)
5 Skid Row, ‘Skid Row’ (1989)
4 Mötley Crüe, ‘Shout at the Devil’ (1983)
3 Bon Jovi, ‘Slippery When Wet’ (1986)
2 Poison, ‘Look What the Cat Dragged in’ (1986)
1 Def Leppard, ‘Hysteria’ (1987)

For more “Hair Metal” idiocy, visit LA Weekly’s list of the top 15 Hair Metal bands of all time, which includes Twisted Sister and WASP:

Artist: Nuclear Assault
Album: Pounder
Song: Pounder

Episode 12 featuring We Are Legion

Episode #12

July 12th, 2014

Episode 12 – We Are Legion

We discuss the proposed list of the 10 Death Metal Albums to listen to before you die:

10.At The Gates: Slaughter Of The Souls 1995
9. Nile: Annihilation Of The Wicked 2005
8. Cryptopsy: Not So Vile 1996
7. Obituary: Slowly We Rot 1989
6. Carcass: Heartwork 1993
5. Suffocation: Effigy Of The Forgotten 1991
4. Deicide: Once Upon The Cross 1996
3. Death: Individual Thought Patterns 1993
2. Morbid Angel: Covenant 1993
1. Cannibal Corpse: The Bleeding 1994

What’s Nate been listening to?
Artist: Darkthrone
Album: The Cult Is Alive
Song: Graveyard Slut

1. BURZUM’s Varg Vikernes
2. Exodus Blood In, Blood Out due out in October.
3. Founding OVERKILL drummer Lee “Rat Skates” Kundrat’s Hitler troubles.
4. Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist GREG CHRISTIAN pay grade.

Artist: We Are Legion
Album: Exit Humanity
Song: A Celestial Awakening
Notes: Big thanks to ZeroBudget Records for hooking us up with some We Are Legion!

6. Update on the new Redquarter release. http://www.redquarter.com.br
7. Invidiousus news and tour talk
8. Cwn Annwn want you to have another free track.

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.

Artist: Guano Apes
Album: Proud Like A God
Song: Lord of the Boards