Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Paul Shortino is Our Guest Once Again on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 310 - Rough Cutt

Last time we spoke with Paul Shortino was way back in July of 2013 on episode 138. At that time Paul was out promoting King Kobra II. Since that time Rough Cutt has had a rebirth and Paul is back to talk about that as well as everything else he’s been up to since we last spoke (paulshortino.com/).



Track of the week is from Pure Legend artist Lightning Strikes from their S/T release (lightningstrikesrocks.com/).



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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Paul Logue of Eden's Curse and Vocalist Frank DiMino Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal.



Episode 309 - Eden’s Curse


We last spoke to bassist and all around nice guy Paul Logue way back in episode 163 when Eden’s Curse ( edenscurse.com/ ) released “Symphony of Sin”. This week Paul returns to FoM to talk about their latest one “Cardinal”. 

Here's the lead off single from the album

Also this week we welcome legendary vocalist Frank DiMino ( frankdimino.com/ ) to the show. Frank recently released “Old Habits Die Hard” under the DiMino moniker. Produced by Paul Crook and featuring such guests as Oz Fox and Jeff Duncan, Frank has plenty to talk about with this release.


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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Scott Leach of Crystal Ball Returns This Week to Focus on Metal


Episode 308 - Deja Voodoo

This week we welcome back Scott Leach of Crystal Ball to the show. Those guys recently released their ninth album “Deja Voodoo” and I caught up with Scott to get the full story on it. These guys are out on tour now in 
Europe with Shakra so be sure to check their site for dates near you. 


Also this week we have Steve Dadaian from New York Prog Metallers Pareidolia on to tell us all about what’s up in their world.



Crystal Ball can be found the web at crystal-ball.ch and Pareidolia parks their site at pareidoliaband.com/

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Johnny Dee Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 307 - Johnny Dee

This week we welcome drummer Johnny Dee to the show. We managed to get Johnny on the line before he dashed off to Europe to rehearse for the upcoming European leg of Doro’s ”Love’s Gone To Hell” tour (doromusic.de/). Johnny has also been busy this year with Britny Fox (britnyfox.com/). We discuss all this and more on this weeks episode of Focus on Metal.



Track of the week is from Frontiers artist Pretty Maids from their latest “Kingmaker” (prettymaids.dk/).


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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Glenn Hughes Returns To Focus on Metal This Week to Talk About His New One "Resonate"



Episode 306 - Resonate

Glenn Hughes returns to the show this week to celebrate the release of his latest album “Resonate”. As always Glenn is insightful and candid about the creation of the album, perhaps his finest yet. 


Also on the show this week is vocalist Urban breed from melodic power metal band Serious Black. They just released their sophomore effort “Mirrorworld”.


Track of the week is from AFM artists Iron Mask from their latest “Diabolica”


The world of Glenn Hughes can be found at glennhughes.com/

Serious Black has the online presence at serious-black.com/

Iron Mask is available at iron-mask.com/

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

The Dead Daisies New Single and Short Film Unleashed Friday



Riveting Hard Rockers The Dead Daisies have lined up the release of their captivating new single ‘A Song And A Prayer’, for today, November 4th on Spitfire Music / SPV.

A short film, reflecting the poignant story behind the lyrics of ‘A Song And A Prayer’, the new single to be taken from The Dead Daisies’ much acclaimed new album ‘Make Some Noise’, which crashed into the album charts worldwide in August, was unveiled Friday at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDJu9I2zYkY&feature=youtu.be      

Says John Corabi: “This song turned out to have a special vibe to it, very accessible, which is really cool. But the lyrics are rather dark. In the end it's about hope, it talks about all the troubles we're all going through - and that you have to be hopeful, that you will come out of it. Always look on the positive side, that's the message.”

The Dead Daisies, who were recently special guests on KISS’ entire ‘Freedom To Rock’ US tour, have just played their first ever USO headline tour for Servicemen and –women in South Korea.
Today, November 4th, they commence performing with KISS on the Kiss Kruise in Cozumel, Mexico, until November 9th.

The Dead Daisies, a ‘must-see’ live act then fly in to the UK to perform sold out shows starting November 12th.


The Dead Daisies are: Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, The Scream), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy), Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) and David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink).


Friday, November 4, 2016

Stu Marshall talks Night Legion on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 305 - Night Legion

The ever busy Stu “The Hammer” Marshall has a new band and this week he comes on the show to discuss all things Night Legion a killer new power metal band featuring Shannon Tipene on vocals. Their debut may still be months away but Stu was kind enough to give us a behind the scenes look at how things are shaping up. 

Here's some classic Death Dealer with Stu Marshall to tide you over until we have some Night Legion

Also on the show this week we bring you German live powerhouse Stepfather Fred. They just released “Dummies, Dolls and Masters” and we had most of the band on for a lively discussion.

Here's that great cover from the album


Track of the week is from AFM artists Brainstorm from their latest “Memorial Roots (Re-Rooted)”

Here's a little metal ditty off of Fire Soul

Follow Night Legion at facebook.com/NightLegionMetal
Stepfather Fred can be found at Stepfather-Fred.de 
and see whats up with Brainstorm at Brainstorm-web.net

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Keith from Shallow Ground on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 304 - Shallow Ground

It’s our Halloween 2016 episode and what better way to celebrate than to bring you our talk with Keith from Shallow Ground. We did this chat way back in January right after they released “Embrace The Fury” on Killer Metal Records. 


You can contact these guys at facebook.com/ShallowGround/ or become a fan at reverbnation.com/shallowground


Track of the week is fittingly horror themed from Helstar's latest release "Vampiro"

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Producer Bob Rock Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 303 - Little Mountain Sound Part 9


As we head into the home stretch with three parts to go on our Little Mountain Sound Studio project we bring you an interview we did With producer Bob Rock back in January of 2015. Bob is of course best known has the guy behind the boards for Motley Crue’s “Dr Feelgood” and Metallica’s hugely successful “Black Album” but Bob is also integral to the story of Little Mountain Sound. Big thanks go out to Mike Fraser for making this one happen.

Here's some more great stuff with Bob from thepunkmovie.com check out that site for more great insight into the Vancouver scene.


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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Doro Pesch & Joey Vera Guest on This Weeks Episode of Focus on Metal



Episode 302 - Doro Pesch & Joey Vera

We are bringing you a damn fine metal double header this week as we welcome Doro Pesch and Joey Vera for episode 302. 
We spoke with Doro after a killer performance on her Boston area tour stop. 30 years in and she shows no signs of stopping and is still as passionate as ever about metal and the fans. Doro will be kicking off her European leg of the tour on 24-Nov. Head over to the official site to get all the dates. Also Doro let us know that they are five songs into the new album so be on the watch for that too. 

Here's the first track from the upcoming disc

Also make sure you pick up a copy of the latest Doro DVD. It's a seven hour epic celebration of her 30 years of making great metal. Here's a taste.

Doro’s official site is: doromusic.de/

Long time listeners know that Armored Saint is the unofficial band of Focus on Metal. That makes it very cool that this week Joey Vera makes his second appearance on the show as we discuss the Armored Saint Pledge Music campaign, Fates Warning, and other metal topics. If you haven't done so I would urge you to check out the campaign they have some sweet metal merch on offer. C'mon what metalhead wouldn't want their very own Armored Saint workshirt?

How bout' some Fates Warning

All things Armored Saint can be found at: armoredsaint.com/ and their Pledge Music campaign is HERE 


Track of the week comes courtesy of AFM artist Serious Black from their sophomore release “Mirrorworld”. Find em’ at serious-black.com/



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