Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bumblefoot from Art of Anarchy Guests On This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 324 - Art of Anarchy

Art of Anarchy just dropped their sophomore release “The Madness” and Ron Bumblefoot Thal dropped by to discuss it with us, Find out more about Bumblefoot at http://www.bumblefoot.com/in


Track of the week this week comes courtesy of Frontiers as we bring you a cut from Stephen Pearcy’s “Smash” album. 


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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Joel Hoekstra Makes a Return Appearance on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 323 - 1987 With Joel Hoekstra


Joel Hoekstra has dropped by Focus on Metal in the past. Most recently to promote the last Joel Hoekstra’s 13 release. This time around he dropped by to have a bit of discussion about some of the great metal releases that came out in 1987 with us as well as a bit of chat about the latest Monsters of Rock cruise. Find out more about Joel at joelhoekstra.com/



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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Death Angel's Ted Aguilar Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 322 - Death Angel

Death Angel is currently out on the road supporting their great release “The Evil Divide”. We caught up with them during their stop at the Worcester Palladium and sat down for a talk with guitarist Ted Aguilar. Ted has been with the band since 2001 and made his debut on “The Art of Dying”. Join The Pack at deathangel.us/



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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Jack Russell and David Reece Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 321 - Jack Russell & David Reece

No clever title this week just calling it what it is. First up we have Jack Russell talking about the new release He Saw It Comin’ from Jack Russell’s Great White. Get all the tour dates, merch, and other info on the band at jackrussellsgreatwhite.com/ 


After that we sit down with David Reece as we discuss his new band Sainted Sinners and their self titled debut release. Their official site isn’t up yet but you can hit them up at facebook.com/SaintedSinners/


Track of the week comes courtesy of AFM artist Nightmare from their latest Dead Sun.


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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Armored Saint enters Billboard charts for new live album, 'Carpe Noctum'; set to tour the UK/Ireland later this month



Armored Saint recently released their new live album, Carpe Noctum, via Metal Blade Records; for their efforts, the band has now entered the Billboard charts! See below for all positions: 

#35 Billboard Current Hard Music Albums (USA) 
#100 Billboard Independent Albums (USA) 

Having toured with Metallica, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, The Scorpions, and many other artists since their inception in the early 80s, Armored Saint has always been a highly regarded live act - not only in their hometown of Los Angeles, but also around the world. The only official release to capture this, however, is 1989's live album, Saints Will Conquer - until now, with Carpe Noctum, which was recorded at the band's 2015 Wacken festival set, as well as their headlining show in Aschaffenburg, Germany. To preview and purchase Carpe Noctum, please visit: metalblade.com/armoredsaint 

Later this month, Armored Saint will return to Ireland and the UK (appearing in some cities for the first time!), before playing select USA dates in May. Joey Vera (bass) comments: "We're really looking forward to playing these select UK shows in March. We've never played in Dublin, Manchester, Birmingham or Wales, so we're super excited to play in these places - as well as in Belfast, which we'd played only once before. We get a lot of requests from our UK fan base and since we were offered the headline spot at Hammerfest, we decided to hit some of these other UK cities. So, here we go!" 

Armored Saint tour dates
Mar. 20 - Voodoo - Dublin, Ireland
Mar. 21 - The Limelight - Belfast, Ireland
Mar. 23 - HammerFest - Gwynedd, N. Wales, UK
Mar. 24 - The Rebellion - Manchester, UK
Mar. 25 - O2 Academy 3 - Birmingham, UK
May 18 - Route 20 Outhouse - Sturtevent, WI
May 19 - Q and Z Expo Center - Ringle, WI
May 20 - Reggie's Rock Club - Chicago, IL 

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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Journalist and film maker Xavier Russell guests this week on part 2 of our Kerrang! project.




Episode 320 - Kerrang! Episode 2


This week we continue our Kerrang! magazine project as we bring you a chat we had with Xavier Russell. Xavier had lots of great stories about his time working for Kerrang! and we think you’ll enjoy our chat. When he’s not continuing to write about metal or doing liner notes Xavier has quite the career editing for film and television. You can find out more about him at http://www.xavierrussell.com/

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