Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Metal Mike Rijswijk Talks Aardschok on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 467 - Aardschok

January 30th 1982, “Metal Mike” Rijswijk presented the first Aardschok festival. Like the launch of the long running magazine the festival was another major milestone in metal. The festival was last held in 1999 but the tradition in the Netherlands is carried on by Dynamo Open Air. Since none of us are going to enjoy any of the mighty festivals this year we figured we’d get “Metal Mike” on the show to talk about the history of the Aardschok Festival and it’s parent magazine.

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Adrian Vandenberg Guests on This Bonus Episode of Focus on Metal


Episode 466SE - Vandenberg 2020

May 29th marked the first release in 37 years for the band Vandenberg as they rolled out “2020”. In this episode We’ll talk with Adrian Vandenberg about the decision to relaunch his namesake band and the the ensuing album. Plus we’ll talk a little Whitesnake and Moon Kings too.



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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Talks With Mark Weiss And James Christian on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 466 - The Weiss Guy

Longtime photographer Mark Weiss just published his first book “The Decade That Rocked: The Photography of Mark “Weissguy” Weiss”. Mark is on the show this week to gives us his insights into the music scene and to talk about what inspired him to finally release a book that celebrates the decade that rocked. 

Get your own personalized copy of Mark’s book at: TheDecadeThatRocked.com

Also this week we talk again with House of Lords vocalist James Christian as they release their latest “New World-New Eyes”.

Here's the title track off the new album

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Flotsam And Jetsam Guitarist Michael Gilbert Returns on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 465 - Flotsback

May 1st, 1990 Arizona’s metal vanguards Flotsam And Jetsam released their third studio effort “When The Storm Comes Down”. This was their first release with MCA and they had a lot of expectations behind this one that never materialized to the level they expected. This week we have a throwback episode as we talk with founding guitarist Michael Gilbert about the story behind this release.


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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Michael Angelo Batio Guests Once Again on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 464 - More Machine Than Man

On June 12th guitarist Michael Angelo Batio will release latest his solo release “More Machine Than Man” via Rat Pak Records. This week we welcome him back to the show to discuss the new album, guitars, and several other topics.





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Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Guitarist Brandon Cook Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 463 - The Loyal Order

This week we have guitarist Brandon Cook on the show. Some of you may know Brandon from Black ’N Blue where he’s been holding down axe duties since 2017. This week though he’s with us to talk about his other band The Loyal Order. In case you’re wondering yep we do have some classic Black ’N Blue talk in here too.

Check out the track Ready For Dead

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Mitch Perry & Ron Keel on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 462 - Mitch & Ron

Couldn’t think of a clever title this week so I’m going with Mitch and Ron cuz that’s who’s on the show this week Mitch Perry and Ron Keel. Yep we finally have one of the guitar greats, Mitch Perry on the show talking about the new Mitch Perry Group release “Music Box”. 




We also welcome back the metal cowboy Ron Keel to talk about the latest Ron Keel Band release “South x South Dakota”.



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Saturday, May 23, 2020

Author James Curl Talks Dokken on This Weeks Bonus Episode of Focus on Metal


Episode 461SE - Into The Fire


We’ve had author James Curl on the show before when he released his great Dio book. Well he’s back again and the occasion is the publication of “Dokken: Into The Fire And Other Embers Of 80s Metal” 
So lots of Dokken conversation on this bonus episode of Focus on Metal.




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Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Revisiting Hurricane's Slave to The Thrill With Doug Aldrich & Tony Cavazo on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 461 - Slave to The Thrill

30 years ago this coming July Hurricane released their third studio album “Slave to The Thrill”. The band wouldn’t put out another release until 2001’s “Liquifury”. This week we talk with bassist Tony Cavazo and guitarist Doug Aldrich about their memories of this release.


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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Carl Canedy Returns on This Bonus Episode of Focus on Metal


Episode 460SE - Warrior

On May 8th Carl Canedy released his latest solo effort under the name Canedy with “Warrior”. Warrior is 10 tracks of the kind of classic metal we’ve come to expect from Carl. Beside Carl there’s also Mike Santarsiero on vocals. Charlie Russello handling guitars and synth stuff. Tony Garuba handles bass, takes some vocals duties and also throws in some metal cello. Head over to CanedyBand.com for your own copy.



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