Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Michael Sweet Returns Once Again to Focus on Metal This Week



Episode 297 - Michael Sweet

Our annual summer break is upon us but before we take a few weeks off Michael Sweet returns to the show once again this week to talk about the imminent release of his latest solo album “One Sided War” due from Rat Pak on August 26th. He also talks about the upcoming Stryper 30th anniversary “To Hell With The Devil” tour and we even manage to fit in some gear talk too. Enjoy our talk with Michael and we’ll be back the week of Sept 12th with more metal goodness.

Michael can be found on the net at michaelsweet.com/ and the latest Stryper news and tour dates are at stryper.com/


And be sure to pick up your copy of "One Sided War" This Week.

Track of the week is from the new Metal Allegiance EP Fallen Heroes. Here's Alissa White-Gluz of Arch Enemy talking about making the track

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

THE DEAD DAISIES Make Some Noise new on multiple worldwide album charts and new video unveiled




The Dead Daisies’ hugely acclaimed new studio album ‘Make Some Noise’ racks up impressive chart positions in numerous territories worldwide:


‘Make Some Noise’ stormed the UK Album Charts at Number 35, the Swiss National Album Chart at Number 10, the US Hard Rock Album Chart at Number 11, debuted in the German National Album Chart at Number 22, on the Austrian Album Chart at Number 34, on the USA Top Hard Music Chart at Number 19, on the Swedish Hard Rock Chart at Number 15, on the Canadian Hard Music Chart at Number 42, and came in on the USA Billboard Top Current Album Chart at Number 93.

The album landed on a total of 23 official charts around the world.

John Corabi says: “We want to thank all of our fans & friends around the world for the AMAZING support of our new record "Make Some Noise"! We have entered all of these charts around the world because of YOU and we can't thank you enough!!!! Keep spreading the word and we'll see you on tour soon!!!! You guys are the BEST!!! We love you all!!!!”

As if that wasn’t enough, today sees the band release their brand-new Video for “Join Together” filmed at Europe’s biggest Open Air Festival, Woodstock Poland.

Watch it here: http://bit.ly/2b0BCxM

With an average attendance of over 625.000 people over the last four years, the festival is truly massive and the Daisies were welcomed by the giant crowd with open arms and left to thunderous applause – a true testament to how music makes people “Join Together”!

In July and August of this year, The Dead Daisies played the big European Festivals as well as a string of sold-out headline shows in Ireland, the UK and Germany. 

They are currently touring the United States with KISS on their “Freedom To Rock”-Tour. This is topped off by two exclusive headline performances in NYC and Los Angeles as well as an Acoustic Performance at Battlefield Harley Davidson in Gettysburg, PA. They also just recently performed at the coveted Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

Later this year, the band will return to perform in Japan and South Korea for the first time, set sail on the KISS KRUISE and embark on an extensive UK & European Co-Headline Tour with The Answer.

Rock & Roll is alive and well!!

ALL Chart Positions below:

# 03   England - Hard Rock & Metal Charts
# 10   Switzerland - Album Charts
# 11   USA - Hard Rock Album Charts
# 12   Germany - Media Markt / Saturn Charts 
# 15   Sweden - Hard Rock Charts
# 18   England - Update Charts
# 19   USA - Top Hard Music Charts
# 20   England - Indie Charts
# 21   USA - Indie Charts
# 22   Germany - Album Charts
# 24   USA - Top Internet Charts
# 33   USA - Top Current Rock Charts
# 34   Austria - Album Charts
# 35   England - Album Charts
# 42   Canada - Hard Music Charts
# 48   USA - Album Core Genre Rock Charts
# 66   Canada - Indie Charts
# 93   USA - Top Current Album Charts
# 104 USA - Current Digital Album Charts
# 140 Sweden - Album Charts
# 145 France - Album Charts 
# 166 Belgium - Album Charts
# 187 Canada - Album Charts

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Just Posted: Cristina Scabbia of Lacuna Coil on This Weeks Focus On Metal


Episode 296 - Cristina Scabbia

No drummers this week instead we bring you a chat we had with Cristina Scabbia from Lacuna Coil, who recently released “Delirium” their 8th studio album. You can find out more about the band at lacunacoil.it/ 


Also this week we have Andrew Whiteman from Red Tide Rising. They are at redtiderising.com/


Track of the week is from Elm Street, off their new one on Massacre records, “Knock Em Out With A Metal Fist”.



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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Just Posted: Wild Mick Brown on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 295 - Wild Mick Brown

Our summer of drummers continues this week as we talk with Wild Mick Brown. Need I say more?


Connect with Mick at facebook.com/Wildmickbrown/


Track of the week is from Q5 from their new release "New World Order"


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Just posted: Epsiode 294 with Phil Lynott biographer Graeme Thomson


Episode 294 - Cowboy Song

Something a little different this week as we feature a discussion we had with rock biographer Graeme Thomson. He recently wrote “Cowboy Song: The Authorized Biography of Philip Lynott” and this week we’ll talk all about it.




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