Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Ricky Warwick From Black Star Riders Guests This Week on Focus on Metal





Episode 318 - Heavy Fire

Black Star Riders just released their third album “Heavy Fire” and this week we sit down with Ricky Warwick to discuss it. I know, usually we have Jimmy DeGrasso on to discuss such things but change is good and it’s nice to get a new perspective on all things BSR.


Find out more about all things BSR at: blackstarriders.com/



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bob Nalbandian is Back Again on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 317 - Inside Metal

This week we sit down with journalist, filmmaker and all around good guy Bob Nalbandian. Bob is just finishing up work on the third part of his Inside Metal trilogy with Inside LA Thrash. That’s on it’s way this summer. Besides that Bob is involved in several other metal and music docs and of course his long running Shockwaves Hard Radio podcast and we get the rundown on all that and more this week.





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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Author Joel McIver is Our Guest Once Again on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 316 - McIver Alive VI


Author Joel McIver makes has sixth appearance on Focus on Metal this week. We always like to have a year end wrap up discussion with Joel and we finally managed to schedule that this week. Who ever said the year end discussion had to take place right at the end of the year?

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Esteemed Metal Journalist Malcolm Dome Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 315 - Kerrang Episode 1


This week we kick off our special project for 2017 and this year we turn our attention to the venerable Kerrang! magazine. Our first guest on the project is the legendary rock and metal writer Malcolm Dome. Malcolm spent quite some time with Kerrang! and gives us some great insight into his years there.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Steve Whiteman of KIX returns to Focus on Metal This Week.



Episode 314 - Can’t Stop KIX

Steve Whiteman from KIX ( kixband.com/ ) returns to Focus on Metal this week to talk about their new CD/DVD release “Can’t Stop The Show: The Return of KIX”. It’s a great package well worth picking up and after hearing Steve talk about it we’re sure you’ll agree. Also this week we do a bit of music discovery with some artists from the past putting out new material.



Track of the week is from Hammer King ( hammer-king.com/) off their sophomore release “King is Rising”.



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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tim McPhate Author of “Odyssey, The Definitive Examination of Music From The Elder” Guests This Weeks Show.



Episode 313 - The Elder


So this week we go in an interesting direction, KISS. Our guest this week is author and kissfaq.com/ contributor Tim McPhate. Tim and Julian Gill recently put out  “Odyssey, The Definitive Examination of Music From The Elder”. This is a 500 page behemoth of a book and it surely lives up to the title. We also get into a bit of a Vinnie Vincent discussion as well.

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Saturday, December 24, 2016

METAL BLADE RECORDS, SCORPIONS, AND THE RAINBOW JUST NOMINATED TO THE HALL OF HEAVY METAL HISTORY




Metal Blade Records (Celebrating their 35th Anniversary), Scorpions, and the Rainbow Bar and Grill have just joined the list of Metal Royalty who have been nominated for induction into the 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History. The All-Star Induction Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center, Anaheim CA.  Television and Radio Legend Eddie Trunk will host the event. 

Performing at the Ceremony will be Dio Disciples featuring "Craig Goldy," "Simon Wright" "Scott Warren," "Bjorn Englen," "Tim 'Ripper' Owens," and "Joe Retta."  Ross "The Boss" (band), will also be performing, which features Iconic guitarist "Ross 'The Boss' Friedman," "Rhino (Formerly of Manowar)," vocalist "Marc Lopes," and "Mike LePond" (Symphony X).  Surprise artists will also take part in the event. Supporting bands include Budderside, and LA rockers Diamond Lane.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund (http://diocancerfund.com)

Sponsors include: KNAC.COM, Pepsi, TD Bank, Promark Drumsticks, D.A.D. Riola Design, and Modern Drummer Magazine.

The 2017 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Include:

Ronnie James Dio "Rainbow" "Black Sabbath" "Dio" (With Wendy Dio accepting the induction)

Metal Blade Records (With Brian Slagel accepting the induction)

Scorpions (With Drummer Mikkey Dee accepting the induction)

Rainbow Bar and Grill (With Rainbow Bar and Grill owner Mikael Maglieri accepting the induction)

Lemmy Kilmister  "Motörhead" (With Manager Todd Singerman accepting the induction)

Ross "The Boss" Friedman formerly of "Manowar"

Rudy Sarzo formerly of "Ozzy Osbourne" and "Whitesnake." 

Frankie Banali of "Quiet Riot," (Along with a special 33rd Anniversary Induction of Quiet Riot, as the first band to achieve the #1 Heavy Metal Album status).

Vinny Appice formerly of "Black Sabbath" and "Dio."

Don Airey of "Deep Purple" 

Andy Zildjian President/CEO of "Sabian Cymbals"

Randy Rhoads "Ozzy Osbourne," (With the Rhoads family members accepting the Induction)
  
"The induction of Ronnie into the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History is indeed an honor, and I know Ronnie would have been very proud," says Wendy Dio. "On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Ronnie James Dio Stand up and Shout Cancer Fund, we thank you for your support and donation. Every penny will go to cancer research and education, to hopefully one day find a cure for this horrible disease that takes the lives of so many of our loved ones." 

"Our family is so deeply honored to have Randy inducted into The Hall of Heavy Metal History," says Kathy and Kelle Rhoads." To think that after all these years since he has passed, he is STILL remembered and respected is totally awesome. His passion for music continues to inspire so many. It was always about the "Music" for him. He would be speechless about this award, and so would our Mom!!"

A press conference and General Admission entrance will commence at 6:30 PM. The Induction Ceremony will take place from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A VIP Meet and Greet with the celebrity Inductees will take place after the Induction Ceremony. Ross The Boss Band, Budderside, Diamond Lane, and surprise guests will perform throughout the night.

Music fans can be a part of the most important night in Heavy Metal!! Tickets are $25.00 for General Admission, and $100.00 for combined General Admission and "VIP Meet And Greet" with the Celebrity Inductees. VIP ticket includes special VIP seating, Pictures and Autographs with the Celebrity Inductees, gift bag with an official VIP Pass, an official Event poster, an official Event T-Shirt, an official Event Program, and additional sponsor items. 

For tickets, please go to www.thehallofheavymetalhistory.org/store

For more information, please contact publicity@thehallofheavymetalhistory.org or 973-725-5150. 

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JUDAS PRIEST 10TH STUDIO ALBUM TURBO REMASTERED AS 3 CD REISSUE TO BE RELEASED FEBRUARY 3RD 2017




British metal legends Judas Priest announce the reissue of their 10th studio album, Turbo. 

The album has been remastered and will be released via Sony Music on February 3rd, 2017 on 3 CD (the original album and 2 bonus discs) as well as 1LP 150g vinyl.

Originally released in 1986, Turbo features all the hallmarks of classic Priest on tracks such as “Turbo Lover”, “Parental Guidance” and “Locked In”. 
Included on disc 2 and 3 of the CD reissue is, previously unreleased,  ‘Live in Kansas City’, a live recording from the band’s 1986 Fuel For Life tour in support of Turbo.

The band add “The 80’s is considered to have been the best decade for heavy metal – Judas Priest roared through it and at the half way point went into unchartered territory with ‘Turbo’.  Always believing that metal should have no boundaries, Priest challenged themselves taking on board new technical inventions to create fresh ideas and push their sound forward.  The combined songs show another side of Priest’s range of creativity that captures a theme and energy infused with the over the top sensibilities of that era.  The ‘Fuel For Life’ tour certainly encapsulated the decadence of the times! ‘Turbo’ remastered and accompanied by a pedal to the metal live recording from Kansas reveals Priest on high octane – Raising fists and devil horns to the next level.”

Track listing:

DISC ONE – TURBO: REMASTERED                    
Turbo Lover
Locked In
Private Property
Parental Guidance
Rock You All Around The World 
Out In The Cold
Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days
Hot For Love
Reckless

DISC TWO – LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY 
Out In the Cold     
Locked In     
Heading Out To The Highway     
Metal Gods     
Breaking The Law     
Love Bites     
Some Heads Are Gonna Roll     
The Sentinel     
Private Property     
Desert Plains     
Rock You All Around The World    

DISC THREE- LIVE AT THE KEMPER ARENA, KANSAS CITY 
The Hellion     
Electric Eye     
Turbo Lover     
Freewheel Burning    
Victim Of Changes     
The Green Manalishi (With The Two -Pronged Crown)     
Living After Midnight     
You've Got Another Thing Coming     
Hell Bent For Leather     



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mike Fraser Helps Us Wrap UP The Little Mountain Sound Project



Episode 311 - Little Mountain Sound Part 11

This week we finally wrap up our Little Mountain Sound Studio Project. We started interviews for this project back in August of 2014. We ran the first part of the project back on FoM 224 back in March of 2015 and 27 months after we started this we are finally wrapping it up. 
This week our guest is producer/engineer Mike Fraser. I mean come on who else could we possibly have as the last guest for the project than the guy that was so helpful in getting us in contact with some of the amazing people from the studio. It’s always great to have Mike on the show as he is a wealth of information and this week is no different. 
Big thanks go out to Mike as this project would not have happened without his help.

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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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