Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Biff Byford Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 382 - Saxon mkVI


This week we talk about Call To Arms, Sacrifice and Battering Ram. Yep we kept you waiting for another 63 episodes before finally getting to another installment of the Saxon catalog. However I think we’ve more than made up for it by having on none other than Biff Byford to discuss these most metal releases. Yep Richie sat down with Biff around the time they were mixing Thunderbolt to discuss the next three albums in the catalog. 



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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Leather Leone Returns to Focus on Metal This Week.




Episode 381 - Leather

Yep I know we're a day early. Consider this a rare Tuesday release.
So yes leather is one the most metal of fabrics (along with denim) but it’s also Leather Leone, one of FoMs most frequent guests. Once again this week we welcome Leather to the show and this time its to talk about her second solo release “II”. We’ve only been waiting 29 years for another solo release from her but Leather has delivered the goods. 


Also this week we indulge in a bit of music discovery so besides the great tracks from leather we also has selections from Trillium, Lizzy Borden, Lords of Black and Sunstorm.


If that wasn’t enough for ya we also have a track of the week from A Sound of Thunder’s latest release “It Was Metal”.



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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gregg Giuffria Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal





Episode 380 - Gregg Giuffria

House of Lords, anybody? Yep, this week Richie gets a chance to talk with founder and keyboardist Gregg Giuffria about the origins of House of Lords. Gregg was also a pivotal part of Angel and Giuffria but House of Lords has always been high on Richie’s list of bands so enjoy his chat this week.



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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Mark Tremonti & Toby Jepson Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 379 - A Dying Machine


Mark Tremonti is back on the show once again and this time he’s on board to discuss the latest Tremonti Release “A Dying Machine” due out this week.


Also on the show this week we have a talk with Toby Jepson. You may know him from Little Angels or Fastway but now he’s providing the vocal power for The Wayward Sons. Toby will be talking a bit about his past as well as a chat about The Wayward Sons latest “Ghosts of Yet to Come”.


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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Producer / Engineer Duane Baron Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 378 - Duane Baron

This week Richie sits down with mixer, engineer, and producer Duane Baron. Given the stellar cast of metal musicians that Duane has been able to work with (Dream Theater, Ozzy, Crue, and more) this chat should be a good one.


Track of the week is from “By Blood Sworn” the new release from Ross the Boss.


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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Carl Alvarez From Inside Metal on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 377 - The Rise of LA Thrash Metal


At long last Bob Nalbandian and the crew at Metal Rock Films ( MetalRockFilms.com ) have finished the LA metal documentary trilogy they started way back in 2014. The final part was the much anticipated volumes on thrash, “The Rise of La Thrash Metal” volumes 1 & 2. Narrated by David Ellefson they wrap up the project in style. This week we are happy to have filmmaker Carl Alvarez on to talk about the making of the Inside Metal documentary series and his own first hand personal experiences in the LA thrash and metal scene.


Track of the weeks comes from the just released second solo album from Leather Leone "Leather II"


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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Producer Jason Slater Returns on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 376 - SlaterRyche II


Producer Jason Slater (jason-slater.com) returns this week to wrap up the discussion of his years working for Queensryche. We also get an extra bit of talk about working with Dio.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Producer Jason Slater on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 375 - SlaterRyche

Jason Slater (jason-slater.com) was the bassist for Third Eye Blind and Snake River Conspiracy but he is probably best known as a record producer and in particular the producer for Queensryche’s output from 2005  to 2013.

Jason had a massive two sessions of talk with Richie about those years and this week we bring the first hour of that dialog.

Also this week we run the rare "Shred Chronicle" as we bring you a listen to "Tomb of The Gods" a  track from "Conspiracy" the latest release from Ethan Brosh.

Here's another track from that release


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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Colorado Thrashers Havok on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 374 - Havok

Century Media artists Havok have been bringing the thrash since 2004. You would think that after all this time that spellcheck would not try to correct the band name but apparently technology can’t keep up with the relentless assault of these thrashers.

Richie spent a bit of time on the bus with the band when they had a tour stop in Worcester. He was able to talk with the whole band and that’s what we have in store for ya this week.

Here's some social commentary courtesy of Havok from their latest release


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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Steve "Krusher" Joule Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 373 - Kerrang! Episode 9

Our Kerrang! project continues on into 2018 this week as we talk with Steve “Krusher” Joule. Krusher was the Art Director at Kerrang! from 1982 to 1992. If that wasn’t enough metal cred he also hosted the ITV program “Raw Power”, designed album sleeves for Ozzy, Maiden, and Sabbath (to name a few), designed a few metal biographies, hosted Metal Mayhem on the BBC… Get the picture. Some serious metal cred on this guy. Great stuff from Krusher this week so, Enjoy!


Enter the world of Krusher at: www.krusher.co.uk



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