That time Genghis said...
Album of the Month - July
  • Periphery III: Select Difficulty [Explicit]
    Periphery III: Select Difficulty [Explicit]
    Sumerian Records
Video of the Month - July
  • Metal Meltdown (Bluray/DVD/CD) [Blu-ray]
    Metal Meltdown (Bluray/DVD/CD) [Blu-ray]
    by Twisted Sister
  • Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal
    Mean Deviation: Four Decades of Progressive Heavy Metal
    by Jeff Wagner

CD of the Month
  • Mudvayne
    by Mudvayne
  • Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition
    Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition
    by Michael Moynihan, Didrik Soderlind
  • Retribution
    by Shadows Fall
  • Brutal Legend
    Brutal Legend
    Electronic Arts

Headbanging Horses!

Never underestimate the power of heavy metal, people. It transcends race, color, and creed. Or in the case of this particular video (source: even species, amitire?

- Genghis can dig a horse that can dig it...


Podcast #207: Crow

The man with the killer voice - and one seriously sweet 'stache, amirite?It's been a long since we did An Evening With..., so we thought we'd break one out for you. Join the boys as they bring in one of their favorite vocalists of all time, Jorn Lande.  Jorn chats it up with the guys over a glass of wine, covering the spectrum of his massive career. Get the skinny on his latest release Heavy Rock Radio, and the challenges he faced singing some of these classic tunes. Jorn also touches on what it was like playing with Heaven and Hell, after Ronnie James Dio passed away.  You can't miss this show because it's chock full of information you need to know. Dig?

Featured Tracks: Rock N Roll Angel, You're the Voice, Killer Queen, Don't Stop Believing, Hotel California and Tungur Knivur

- Ragman has to see Jorn live - he's the friggin' man!!!!

Podcast #207: Crow


Podcast #206: Replacement

Pull up a chair and prepare to get sermonized by the one and only Mike Howe.It's been a very big year in the world of metal and we're only half way through it. Who'da thought Guns n' Roses would be back together (sort of), and AC/DC would be replacing Brian Johnson? Not me. Join Genghis & Ragman as they discuss who they think should replace Mr. Johnson - as well as the rumors surrounding his departure. Also, the boys tackle the G&R "reunion". Do we really care? Is it really a reunion with only half of the guys returning? Tune in to find out.

Next, the guys round up Metal Church vocalist Mike Howe for a one on on as he discusses his return to the band as well as their current album, XI. So grab a beer and have as much fun as the guys had making this show (Pimples notwithstanding).

Video of the show: Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators - Live at the Roxy

Beer of the Show: 013 Kentucky Habit (Karbach Brewing Co.)
Appearance: 4.0
Aroma: 4.0
Palate: 3.5
Taste: 4.0
Overall: 3.5
"One of our favorite local breweries takes a dive into the whole 'aged-in-bourbon-barrels' thing and comes up a winner."

Featured Tracks: The Unguided - Heatseeker, Slash - Bent to Fly; Ted Poley - Hands of Love; Airborne - Live it Up; Rage - Down; Metal Church - The Dark, Sky Fall In, It Waits, Reset, and No Tomorrow

Ragman's Classic of the Show:  Tommy Bolin - Teaser

Genghis' Classic of the Show: Ted Nugent - Tied Up in Love

Ragman's Pick of the Show: Almanac - Reign of Madness

Genghis' Pick of the Show: Myrath - The Needle

- Ragman is ready for another show!!!

Podcast #206: Replacement


It's that time of year...

Not that you'd notice based on our recent track record but we're hitting our summer sabbatical season and us folks at the Nightmare Studios campus will be taking some time off to do our thing for the next couple of months or so. That doesn't mean we won't post anything, it'll just be slower than usual (God knows what that could mean, right?).

Mostly, we'll be working on keeping John out of the loop on our whereabouts. We don't want a repeat of that time he showed up unannounced to one of our family reunions in his custom 4th of July jockstrap. I've never wanted to burn a flag before, but Crimeny!

In the meantime, you might keep an eye on Twitter or Facebook for the latest TRTR info like concert attendances or cool releases, fair enough? Have a great summer everybody, and be safe. It'll probably be our last gasp as a relatively happy country before the election...


- Genghis wants to know who the big write-in vote is this year...


Podcast Interview: Laki Ragazas

Ragman chats with Laki Ragazas, guitarist and vest enthusiast.The Ragster chats with guitarist Laki Ragazas (Mystic Prophecy, Devil's Train), who shares his thoughts of all things metal, working on two new albums, and possible tour plans related hereto. Can you dig it? I knew that you could.

And we also recommend checking out the latest offereings from both bands - Mystic Prophecy's War Brigade, and Devil's Train's II - both of which are available online and off in the usual locations. HORNS UP!

Featured Tracks: Mystic Prophecy - Forgotten Soul, 10,000 Miles Away, Metal Brigade, The Crucifix, and War Panzer; Devil's Train - Mr. Jones; Mystic Prophecy - Sign of the Cross

Laki Ragazas Interview