Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Jeff Scott Soto from Sons of Apollo on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 361 - Sons of Apollo


We’re ending 2017 with a double header. First up we bring you Jeff Scott Soto discussing “Psychotic Symphony” the debut release from Sons of Apollo a killer new band featuring former Focus on Metal guests Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal as well as Dream Theater alum Derek Sherinian and of course Jeff on vocals. Don't just put these guys on the prog shelf based on the members. These guys turned out an album that seamlessly blends elements of prog, metal, classic rock and hard rock into one killer debut album. Did I mention this a band not a project? Look for these guys to be out on tour in 2018.


Check em' out at: SonsofApollo.com/

Also up this week we have a talk with guitarist Stuart Smith about his band Heaven & Earth’s fourth release “Hard to Kill”. These guys have cooked up a nice brew of classic inspired hard rock loaded with tasty hooks.


Get more info and merch at HeavenandEarthband.com/

Don't forget after this episode we'll be taking our annual winter break but we'll be back to bringing you new episodes in February!!

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Michael Sweet Guests Once Again on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 360 - Unified

I’ve lost count of how many times we’ve had Michael Sweet on the show but this week, you can another appearance to his total. Sweet & Lynch just released “Unified” and Michael is on this week to give us his insights into the album. He also gives us an update on what’s going on in the Stryper camp.
Find out more at: MichaelSweet.com and at facebook.com/SweetLynch/




Track of the week is from Pink Cream 69 from their great new release “Headstrong”
Here's another great track from the album:

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Tom Keifer Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 359 - Tom Keifer

Tom Keifer just rereleased “The Way Life Goes” as a deluxe edition. This week we have Tom on the show to talk all about the release as well as what’s up with everything else in his world of music. As a bonus we even get some cool insight to his working with Andy Johns on the Cinderella classic “Night Songs”.

One of the bonus tracks on the new edition is a duet with Lzzy Hale on a Cinderella classic. Here it is live.


Track of the week is from one of our favorites, Primal Fear from their new compilation “The Best of Fear”. Excellent two disc release. Disc one is 4 new tracks plus some great ones from the last ten years. Disc Two features some epic and long tracks from the band.



And if that wasn't enough we also bring you new stuff from Madam X, Jeff Scott Soto, and IronSavior.

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Focus On Metal…Everything Else is Insignificant.