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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

Podcast Interview: Billy Rowe (Jetboy)

The boys recently caught up with Jetboy guitarist Billy Rowe to discuss Jetboy's recent release Born to Fly.  Billy discusses what it was like to get back into the studio and do a full record, as well as what it was like to film a new video.  He also talks about the writing process within Jetboy and what they hope to do this year live.

And hey if you dig the Jetboy's music as much as we do, then show them some love by purchasing their music from your favorite online store won't you?  HORNS UP!

Featured Tracks: Jetboy - Feel The Shake, Inspiration from Desperation, The way That You Move Me, Brokenhearted Daydream, Evil

-Ragman is thinking that he may need to attend some sort of festival this year.

Podcast Interview: Billy Rowe (Jetboy)


Podcast Interview: Tony Harnell

The boys recently caught up with Ex-TNT/Starbreaker vocalist Tony Harnell to discuss Starbreaker's recent release Dysphoria, which also features guitarist Magnus Karlsson.  Tony discusses the chances that they took on the new album as well as what it is like to work with Magnus.  Tony also touches on his time in Skid Row as well as his last stint with TNT.

And hey if you dig the Starbreaker's music as much as we do, then show them some love by purchasing their music from your favorite online store won't you?  HORNS UP!

Featured Tracks: TNT - As Far As The Eye Can See, Starbreaker - Wild Butterflies, Beautiful One, Dysphoria, TNT - Intuition

-Ragman would love to see Tony play live again.  It's bee too long.

Podcast Interview - Tony Harnell


Band Vs Brand

When did the brand, get bigger than the band?  No one really knows, but it was thought to have started in the 40's and 50's.  As many of us know, the band name is the thing that brings people in the door.  Unfortunately, or fortunately for some bands, the band's name sells tickets, no matter who is in the band.  Perfect examples are Kiss and Foreigner.  As bands get older and members change, the casual fan, does not notice which members have been replaced.

Band Vs Brand is a new documentary focussing on the band vs brand comparison.  Filmmaker Bob Nalbandian decided to tackle this topic for his latest documentary.  Bob is best known for his Inside Metal series, but has taken things to a new level with this latest documentary.  Not only does the film explore the bands with revolving doors, but it also looks at the the entrepreneur skills of several artists.  Not only do these guys make music, they also sell coffee, alcohol and hot sauce using their band's name to market their products.  Since the music industry is in a shambles, as far as record sales go, several band have found new ways to make a buck.  Band Vs Brand really opens your eyes up to the way the music business is run today, opposed to yesteryear. This one's a keeper folks.

Bottom LineAn in depth look at the music industry as it is today.  There are lots of insightful interviews with several hard rock and heavy metal legends.

-Ragman is amazed by how savvy some of these rockers are.



Podcast #250: Buff (Pt. 1)

After over thirty years since their debut, Roxanne returns with an interview with Jamie Brown.One of the show's favorite local craft breweries is the fantastic Buffalo Bayou Brewery - who just broke ground on their new brewery space. G&R are totally looking forward to it, but until then, they decided to do a tour and taste some great one of a kind beers while they talk metal as per usual, ya savvy? In fact, they talked so damn much, you're getting a two-parter. So kick back and imagine you're drinking suds with the guys as they try to avoid getting eaten by dogs. Hey, it could happen. Horns up!

Next, Rags talks to Jamie Brown, vocalist for Roxanne, about their new album, Radio Silence, as well as what the band's been up to after over thirty years of rockin'. If you like what you hear, please show the band some love by heading over to their page at Rat Pak Records.

Show Note: Obviously the lads didn't drink just one Beer of the Show, being surrounded by so many great choices. So they went with a brewery flight of three different beers. The results are as follows:

Featured Tracks: Jinjer - Perennial; Plini - Cascade; Judas Priest - Some Heads Are Gonna Roll; Van Halen - Top Jimmy; Rush - Everyday Glory; Allegaeon - Animate (Rush cover); Rush - La Villa Strangiato; Transatlantic - We All Need Some Light; Heavy Pettin' - Love Times Love; Haken - Nill By Mouth; Black Ink River - Useless; Roxanne - Nothin to Lose, Superbad, Thin Blue Line & Go Fuck Yourself

- Genghis can't wait for that new Buff Brewery space...

Podcast #250: Buff (Pt. 1)


Podcast #249: Ambiance 

Have you ever wondered, who is picking the music you listen to, prior to a band taking the stage?  In clubs it's pretty much a given that you are going to get the staples, but in an arena, that's not always the case.  Join Genghis and Ragman as they discuss which style of music they would like to hear before the show starts.  The guys also discuss what they're looking forward to in the new year.  Next the boys caught up with Mors Prinicpium Est vocalist Ville Viljanen and guitarist Andy Gillion for a one on one.  The band discusses their tour of the U.S. as well as what is next for the band.

DVD of the Show: Treat - The Road More of Less Traveled

Beer of the Show: Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. - Mexican Hot Chocolate 

Beer Rating - 3.5

Featured Tracks: City of Thieves - Lay Me to Waste, Treat - Build the Love, Tracy G - Agony, Haken - Puzzle Box, Mors Principium Est - The Meadows of Asphodel, Apprentice of Death, Reclaim the Sun

Ragman's Classic of the Show: Saraya - Seducer

Genghis' Classic of the Show: Nation -You'll See

Ragman's Pick of the Show: Devil's Hammer - Falling in

Genghis' Pick of the Show: Steve N Seagulls - Panama

-Ragman is jonseing for a show.

Podcast #249: Ambiance