Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Director Bob Nalbandian Talks BAND vs BRAND on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 405 - BAND vs BRAND


Once again director and fellow podcaster Bob Nalbandian joins us to talk about his new documentary BAND vs BRAND. BAND VS BRAND is a feature length documentary film focusing on the current state of the music business and on how “the brand” of a rock group, in many cases, has more power than the band members themselves. The film dropped on the 12th so after listening to Bob do yourself a favor and go grab a copy of this 92 minute schooling on the value of branding in music. If you're a streaming kinda person you can get it that way too. All the purchase and streaming info is below.




BAND VS BRAND NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD AND DIGITAL STREAMING OUTLETS!!



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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Engineer Mike Fraser Talks AC/DC on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 404 - Mike Fraser Talks AC/DC

Aaaand we’re back. Yep, as promised we are back from winter break and ready to launch into 2019. This week we welcome back engineer Mike Fraser to talk about none other than AC/DC. Mike engineered everything from “Razors Edge” to “Rock or Bust” and this week we’ll get his recollections of those albums.




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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Bassist Anthony Esposito from Red Dragon Cartel Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 403 - Red Dragon Cartel

It’s been four years since the debut but Jake E Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel released their sophomore effort “Patina” via Frontiers records on November 9th. This week we talk with bassist Anthony Esposito about the new album, working with Jake E Lee, how the album came together and touring plans for 2019. We also couldn’t resist getting a bit of insight into working on the Lynch Mob albums and working with Ace Frehley.


Find more info about Red Dragon Cartel including their upcoming tour dates at: RedDragonCartel.com



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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Kurdt Vanderhoof of Metal Church and Steelheart's Miljenko Matijevic on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 402 - Steel Church


Our guests this week both have albums that were released on Dec 7th. First up we have Kurdt Vanderhoof from Metal Church. Those guys just dropped “Damned If You Do” their second studio effort on Rat Pak with the returning Mike Howe. 

Here's the title track

After that we talk with Miljenko Matijevic, the voice behind Steelheart. Those guys just put out a live disc on Frontiers entitled "Rock'n Milan"



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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Accept's Wolf Hoffmann and Connor Garrity from All Hail The Yeti on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 401 - All Hail The Wolf

First up this week we talk with Accept guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. The band just released “Symphonic Terror, Live at Wacken 2017” on Nuclear Blast and Wolf will give us all the details. After that we talk with Connor Garritty of All Hail The Yeti. The band just put out “Highway Crosses” their third studio effort.

Track of the week is from former FoM guests Reverence from their latest “Vengeance is…Live”

Track down Accept at http://acceptworldwide.com/ and find Wolf at https://www.wolfhoffmann.com/
Connor and All Hail The Yeti can be found at https://www.facebook.com/officialallhailtheyeti/

Reverence is at http://www.reverencemetal.com/home/


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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Craig Goldy & Author James Curl Guest on Episode 400 of Focus on Metal



Episode 400 - Focus on Dio


Seems like only yesterday we were exploring Master of Puppets on episode 300 and here we are 100 shows later. Hard to believe we have done 400 episodes of Focus on Metal. So with that in mind I guess it’s time to do a show focused on Ronnie James Dio. First up we talk with longtime Dio guitarist Craig Goldy. Besides talking about Ronnie, Craig also discusses his latest project Dream Child. 


Also on the show we talk with author James Curl about his book “Ronnie James Dio: A Biography of a Heavy Metal Icon.”


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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Ken Mary of Fifth Angel & Jamie Brown of Roxanne on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 399 - Rising Again


29 and 30 years that’s the amount of years since the last Fifth Angel and Roxanne albums. Both bands have risen again. Roxanne just released “Radio Silence” (Rat Pak) and Fifth Angel dropped “The Third Secret” (Nuclear Blast). So this week we talk with Jamie Brown from Roxanne and Ken Mary of Fifth Angel (not to mention Flotsam and Jetsam and so many more).

A track off "Radio Silence" with special guest George Lynch

And of course some new Fifth Angel


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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Chris Akin Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 398 - The Classic Akin Show


Most of you know Chris Akin as one of the hosts of The Classic Metal Show but the dude is also an author. This week we talk with Chris about his latest book “Cause & Effect: Turbo”. If you want to grab your own copy head to ChrisAkinBooks.com and while your there check out his other titles and sign up to be on his mailing list.

Curious about that "Freewheel Burning" vid the Chris talks bout? Here it is...

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

David Reece Returns to Focus on Metal This Week



Episode 397 - Resilient Heart


David Reece makes his third appearance on the show this week. The occasion this time is the release of his third solo release “Resilient Heart” via Denmark’s Mighty Music. As always David gives us a candid view of the album and his views on the state of live music.



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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Drummer Bobby Rock Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 396 - Gonna Rock

Drummer Bobby Rock just published his book “The Boy is Gonna Rock, A Drummers Journey From Houston To Hollywood in Search of Hair Metal Heaven”. Besides being the original drummer for The Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Bobby also played with Nelson, Gary Hoey, Slaughter, and Lita Ford. He also has put out several solo releases. This week Bobby sits down with us to talk about the new book. You can order your own copy at BobbyRock.com



Also this week we chat with Rudy Sarzo and Garry Peterson about the first The Guess Who studio album since 1978, “The Future IS What It Used To Be”

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