Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Damon Johnson Drops By On This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 423 - Uprising


The accidental link on this weeks show is “Uprising”. First up is Damon Johnson who just released his latest solo effort “Memoirs of an Uprising” Damon will give us the lowdown on that and everything else he’s up to including some Thin Lizzy talk. Order your own signed copy of the release right from Damon at DamonJohnson.com/


After that we have vocalist Buddo from Last Crack. Those guys just release their first full length release in 28 years. Yep, I said 28 years! It’s called “The Uprising” and we’ll find out the story behind it this week.

Here's the first single off the album


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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Guitarist Vivian Campbell Returns to Focus on Metal This Week


Episode 422 - Vivian Campbell

Vivian Campbell returns to the show this week to talk Last in Line, Def Leppard and more. 

Here's Viv cranking out a classic solo during the M3 festival

Also this week we welcome Chloe Lowery to the show. Chloe has been busting out vocals for TSO for several years and now she’s also out with Rocktopia. Richie happened to run into here while on the Rocktopia tour bus and promised her we would get her on the show. So... promise kept. Chloe has a solo release out "The In-Between" and signed copies are available at her site ChloeLowery.com/


Track of the week is from JORN off their new release for Frontiers dropping June 14th, “Live On Death Road”, a recording of their 2018 Frontiers Festival set. It's available in several formats including a 2 CD/DVD digipak.



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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Vinny Appice Returns on This Weeks Focus on Metal




Episode 421 - Vinny Appice

This week we welcome back Vinny Appice to the show. He’ll be talking Last in Line as well as a lot of other things he’s involved in. As usual lots of great stories from Vinny.


Track of the week is from Void Vator off their new EP “Stranded”. 
Get you own copy at VoidVator.com



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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Tony Montana Guests on This Weeks Focus on Metal


Episode 420 - Tony Montana


I know, I know last week I said we were wrapping up our classic throwback series but sometimes ya gotta accept a change in plans. Richie was able to get bassist Tony Montana on the line to talk about the classic Great White albums, “Twice Shy” and “Hooked” as well as what’s up with Jack Russell’s Great White and Tony’s latest solo project Shadow & The Thrill. I think that’s well worth extending the classic throwback for another week.


Here's what Tony is up to now with the first single from Shadow & The Thrill


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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
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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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