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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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Our Kerrang! Project Wraps up on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 395 - Kerrang! Episode 11.5


Our massive Kerrang! project wraps up this week as we finish up the chat with noted music journalist Dave Reynolds that we started last week. Is it really done? Only the Irish guy really knows.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Kerrang # 11 Featuring Dave Reynolds on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 394 - Kerrang! Episode 11


The Kerrang! project soldiers on this week as we bring noted music journalist Dave Reynolds on board to give us his perspective on the magazine. Considering that besides Kerrang! the guy has written for Metal Forces, Metal Hammer, Classic Rock and now Rock Candy he probably knows a thing or two about the music magazine biz.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Chad Nicefield of Wilson plus a bit of Music Discovery on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 393 - Wilson

A varied show this week as we welcome Chad Nicefield of Wilson to the show to talk about their new one “Tasty Nasty”. We also do a bit of music discovery with tracks by Kilmara, Professor Black, DC4 and Maxxwell, Also we bid adieu to Earpeeler.com. 



Track of the week is by Brainstorm off their latest studio release “Midnight Ghost”.

Here's another great track off the album


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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Carlos Cavazo & Paul Shortino Recall The Making of Quiet Riot's 1988 "QR" Release on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 392 - QR at 30

30 years ago this month Quiet Riot released QR (aka QR IV, Quiet Riot, or Quiet Riot IV). 
It wasn’t the classic lineup of the band in fact only drummer Frankie Banali and Carlos Cavazo remained from prior incarnations. This time the band was fronted by veteran singer Paul Shortino and Sean McNabb replaced the recently departed Chuck Wright. All these changes conspired to make this release a tough one to sell to the fans. Quiet Riot would not release another album for five years when Kevin Dubrow was welcomed back into the fold with the 1993 release “Terrified”. Despite that, lots of folks do like this one so Richie decided to contact Carlos and Paul and pose some questions to them about this album on its 30th anniversary.


And if this gets you in the mood for some more of this lineup, check out Rough Riot


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