Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Harlow's Teresa Straley on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 419 - Harlow’s Teresa Straley
This week we wrap up our month of classic throwback episodes with the guest that inspired the whole idea, Teresa Straley. Teresa was of course the vocalist for the band Harlow. They made one self titled release in 1990 with three accompanying singles, and then they were gone. This week Teresa is on the show to give us the whole story.



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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Vocalist Mike Vescera Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 418 - Mike Vescera

Yep, another week of classic throwback episodes. This week we welcome vocalist Mike Vescera. Mike has been involved with a lot of great bands including Yngwie and Obsession but this week we are talking to him about his time with Loudness from 1989 to 1991. So that means we'll be digging into the albums "Soldier of Fortune' and "On The Prowl".

Mike talks about this "classic" viceo on this weeks show.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Sandi Saraya Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 417 - Sandi Saraya


Back again this week with another week of classic throwback episodes. This week we welcome vocalist Sandra “Sandi” Saraya. Sandi was the voice of Saraya from 1987 to 1992 and we’re happy to welcome her this week to talk about those years and the two albums the group produced.

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Tony Bruno Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 416 - Tony Bruno

We continue this week with another week of classic throwback episodes. This week we welcome guitarist Tony Bruno. Tony has played with a ton of people but this week we have him on to talk about his years from 1987 to 1992 with Saraya.


If you want to catch Tony these days you can always see if Rocktopia is hitting your area in the coming weeks.

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

THREE TREMORS UNLEASH “FLY OR DIE” VIDEO, TO HEADLINE METALFEST IN SPAIN



Three of metal’s finest vocalists, known collectively as THREE TREMORS - Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN’S HOST, TITAN FORCE), and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DENNER/SHERMANN, DEATH DEALER) - have unveiled the latest video from their self-titled debut, for the track “Fly or Die.” As seen in the striking clip, footage of fighter planes and the Three Tremors singing the tune on a landing strip is on display throughout: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HLu-qi9Vtk&feature=youtu.be

Sean: This video was great to shoot on a bunch of levels. First I am a big war buff and being in the cockpit of that Mustang was incredible. To think all those brave warriors did battle in those tight, cramped cockpits, gives you an entirely new perspective on just how insane it must have been. Next I think the metal godz were smiling on us that day as it was the eye of the storm, and the only clear day without heavy rain for 2 weeks straight. The mountains surrounding San Diego were covered in snow and the air was crisp, it was a glorious day to do this tribute to such an important event in American history. After playing this song live now for over 30 plus shows, a lot of fans have been calling it the “Aces High” of the modern age which of course is the ultimate heavy metal compliment! 

Harry: Best “ hair day” of my life!! Blast being a part of the past! Always the best time of my life filming with my metal brothers!

Ripper: This is another great song to play live. The place always fires off once this song gets going. 

The trio have just wrapped up their first-ever US tour, and are planning on remaining busy - more dates will be announced shortly, including a spot confirmed at MetalFest XIV in Spain on August 3rd. Additionally, the Three Tremors  have received press coverage by the likes of Billboard and Loudwire, plus rave reviews by BraveWords (“It might be early, but I can safely say this will be a top album of 2019”) and Metal Temple (“A splendid vision was put into work, feverishly executed, ending with a strong record”), among other outlets.

And now, metalheads can see what the buzz is about by their latest music video! 




‘Three Tremors’ Tracklisting:

1. Invaders From The Sky  4:54
2. Bullets For The Damned 4:11
3. When The Last Scream Fades 6:04
4. Wrath Of Asgard  4:58
5. The Cause  3:54
6. King Of The Monsters  4:24
7. The Pit Shows No Mercy  4:34
8. Sonic Suicide  4:41
9. Fly Or Die  4:55
10. Lust Of The Blade  4:29
11. Speed To Burn  5:19
12. The Three Tremors  6:18



FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT:
www.thethreetremors.com
www.Facebook.com/thethreetremors
www.twitter.com/thethreetremors 
https://www.bandsintown.com/en/a/15348682-the-three-tremors
instagram @thethreetremors

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Drummer Andy V. Galeon Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 415 - Andy V. Galeon
As promised this week we kick off a few weeks of classic throwback episodes. First up we welcome drummer Andy V. Galeon back on the show to discuss some classic Death Angel, most notably “The Ultra-Violence” and “Frolic Through The Park”.



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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Mark Osegueda & Jordan Rudess on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 414 - Mark Osegueda


Two great guests this week. First up is Death Angel’s vocalist Mark Osegueda who sat down for a chat about all things Death Angel and Metal Allegiance. 

Here's the title track off the upcoming DA release Humanicide.

Next up Jordan Rudess returns to the show to talk about his new solo effort “Wired For Madness” and the new Dream Theater release “Distance Over Time”.


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Ripper Owens And Author Greg Prato Guest on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 413 - The Ripper


First up this week we talk with Tim “Ripper” Owens. Between Spirits of Fire, The Three Tremors, and A New Revenge, Tim is one busy guy these days but he still took some time to talk with us about everything he’s currently got going on. 



Also this week we talk with author Greg Prato. Greg’s latest book is “King’s X: The Oral History, a 300 plus page book on the band as told mostly by the members themselves.







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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Doug Aldrich Talks Burning Rain on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 412 - Face The Music


As if both Keith St John and Doug Aldrich aren’t busy enough they have managed to write and record another Burning Rain album “Face The Music”. It’s been a while since 2013’s “Epic Obsession” (see earlier busy comment) but the wait was worth it. 11 tracks of classic hard rock with all the riffs that Doug is known for. The version for Japan also includes a bonus acoustic track. This week Doug joins us to give the rundown on the album and what else he currently has going on including The Dead Daisies and Revolution Saints. 
Want more info on the band, head to BurningRain.net or you can head to DougAldrich.com

Here's the title track from the album for your viewing pleasure


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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Chris Caffery & Phil Soussan on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 411 - Spirits of Fire


Another metal double header this week as we round out what has already been a packed March. First up we have guitarist Chris Caffery who’s joining us primarily to discuss Spirits of Fire, the new project he just finished for Frontiers. Of course he does talk about TSO and some other stuff he’s currently involved with too. 


Next up as promised a few shows back we have another person from Last in Line. Bassist Phil Soussan makes his second appearance on the show and he joins us to talk about the new release from LiL, the aptly titled II. Phil has a long history in the music business so we can’t resist asking him some questions about other things he’s done too.


Head to lastinlineofficial.com for all the latest info from Last in Line.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bassist Rev Jones Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 410 - Bakwash

This week we sit down with veteran road dog and bassist Rev Jones. Rev has played with an all star list of bands and artists and recently he released his first solo effort “Bakwash”. So this week we’ll be digging into that as well as looking back at some of the artists he’s played with. 
Head to RevJones.com to get your own copy of “Bakwash” or to find out more about him.



Track of the week is from Robot Lords of Tokyo off their new EP “Rise Robot Rise

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Kane Roberts & Tony Harnell on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 409 - The New Dysphoria


First up this week we talk with former Alice Cooper guitarist Kane Roberts. Three years in the making and his first since 1991s “Saints And Sinners”, Kane just released “The New Normal”. Filled with lots of great guests including many of his former bandmates this is an interesting and eclectic album. 

Here's a track featuring his former boss Alice Cooper along with Alissa White-Gluz from Arch Enemy

After that we talk with Tony Harnell. Tony is best known for his time in TNT but since 2005 he has also been a member of Starbreaker (along with Magnus Karlsson). This year they have put out their third release “Dysphoria”. Tony talks about the latest album and also delves a bit into his past with TNT.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Don Dokken Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 408 - Erase The Slate

June 15th 1999 Dokken released their 7th studio album “Erase The Slate”. With its 20th anniversary coming up Don Dokken took a little time while on tour in Cleveland to call into the show to have a look back on a release that would be the last for Jeff Pilson and the first for Reb Beach.
Don will also be giving us some insight to other aspects of the Dokken story as well as what he and the band have in store for us in the near future.


Want to keep up with tour dates and what’s going on with the band, head to Dokken.net



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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Guitarist Micheal Gilbert From Flotsam and Jetsam on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 40 - The End of Chaos

Flotsam and Jetsam recently released their 13th studio album “The End of Chaos” so this week we check in with guitarist Micheal Gilbert to find out about the new album and everything else going on with the band.





As promised last week, Track of The Week is from Imperium, the debut from Glen Drover and Walls of Blood. Check out last weeks show to get the lowdown on that one.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Glen Drover And Andrew Freeman on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 406 - The Imperium Hand


More returning guest this week. First up is guitarist Glen Drover. Glen’s new band Walls of Blood is releasing “Imperium” this week a solid metal album six years in the making with a who’s who of guest vocalists (Todd La Torre, Henning Basse, Ripper Owens, Chuck Billy and more) that is sure to gain a lot of attention. This one really shows off Glen's formidable chops and songwriting skills.

Also this week we welcome back Andrew Freeman. He’ll be talking about Devil’s Hand, the project he did with Mike Slamer released via Frontiers as well as the much anticipated sophomore release from Last in Line that’s also due out this week. We've heard all of it and it's well worth your metal dollars.



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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Director Bob Nalbandian Talks BAND vs BRAND on This Weeks Focus on Metal



Episode 405 - BAND vs BRAND


Once again director and fellow podcaster Bob Nalbandian joins us to talk about his new documentary BAND vs BRAND. BAND VS BRAND is a feature length documentary film focusing on the current state of the music business and on how “the brand” of a rock group, in many cases, has more power than the band members themselves. The film dropped on the 12th so after listening to Bob do yourself a favor and go grab a copy of this 92 minute schooling on the value of branding in music. If you're a streaming kinda person you can get it that way too. All the purchase and streaming info is below.




BAND VS BRAND NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD AND DIGITAL STREAMING OUTLETS!!



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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Engineer Mike Fraser Talks AC/DC on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 404 - Mike Fraser Talks AC/DC

Aaaand we’re back. Yep, as promised we are back from winter break and ready to launch into 2019. This week we welcome back engineer Mike Fraser to talk about none other than AC/DC. Mike engineered everything from “Razors Edge” to “Rock or Bust” and this week we’ll get his recollections of those albums.




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